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IT’S THE AVENUENIGHTS SHOW!
Creatures of the night! Good evening. I hope your 2019 is off to a great start. If not, don’t worry. There is plenty of time to get it right. In the meantime, pull up a chair (if you are not sitting already) and let’s talk art styles.
I think of designing as sort of like surviving in the wild. Creatures like the owl, the uroplatus gecko, and seahorse must learn to adapt to their environment and camouflage.
I wouldn’t dare label myself as an artist. But if I had to categorize my art style I would say that my true design style lies somewhere in between modern retro pop art utilizing negative space, and black/white noir stylings. So when someone recently asked me about my steelo and if I am comfortable with designing for cheeky lines like “Hello Kitty” or kawaii - “cuteness."
To be honest, (because I am an honest person) I told this fellow - “Cuteness is not my cup of tea. I prefer to work on projects that are a little more rough around the edges.” But, if a design calls for something that’s not my bag - like the owl, the gecko or the seahorse, I know how to adapt. So today, I wanted to showcase my diversity. I am going to be showing off some past designs that aren’t your traditional AVENUENIGHTS projects.
IT’S A BOY
Back in 2016, I learned that I was going to be a father. This was awesome news because I always wanted to be a dad someday. So I wanted a subtle way to tease this information to the family.
Now of course our brand new baby meant brand new responsibilities, diapers, diapers, diapers, and of course a baby shower! My wife, Keri and I decided early on that mustache’s would be the theme for our little man’s baby shower. We chose the mustache because it is a longstanding symbol of virility, and masculinity. Our color palette was a traditional baby shower combination of vibrant blues and whites.
Here is a baby shower registry card and a countdown image that I designed to promote Sebastian’s baby shower.
IF YOU'RE JUST TUNING IN...
Good evening creatures of the night. And welcome to the idiosyncratic online collection of musings, rantings, and ruminations of brand marketer, graphic designer, social media manager, singer, performer, self-taught computer wiz and daddy - AJ RAMOS. Or as I like to call it, the AVENUENIGHTS show. I hope that you enjoy your stay and as always - stay tuned!
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