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Crescent Palms Motel websiteI've just published a new website for the Crescent Palms Motel located off Broad Street on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The property has a ton of rich history which you can read about on the site, so if you're ever in the neighborhood, drive by and check it out. You can also view photo galleries of the newly renovated property and the original Mason's Motel.

I was reading a book on architecture with my son last night and he asked, "which of these buildings is your favorite?" I admire lots of buildings--the genius of the Colosseum, the beauty and scale of Angkor Wat, and the well adorned Chrysler Building to name a few. But that night we also read about the Guggenheim Museum in New York and that's the one I chose.

I was designing a logo for a client a while back and the main concern he expressed when viewing the proof was that "my business does more than that." I had to explain to him that one of the main purposes of the logo is to brand his business by creating a consistent image.

Gray Line tours needed new artwork for the outside of their tour buses. The busses were completely wrapped in a photo design featuring some artwork I did along with pictures of some of their tour locations. Unfortunately, new advertising laws were passed soon after they decorated the busses and they had to strip all of the artwork off, leaving the busses bare as a baby in his birthday suit. Needless to say, plain white tour busses were not good for business.

Liz at SSR

I Design also does photography. Here's Liz (my wife) taking a break from weddings by shooting equpiment and trucks for one of my clients. My only direction, "make 'em look skinny!"

 

I just recently worked with Teddy Brennan and Bridget Brennan Tyrell on a new logo for Ted Brennan's Decatur Restaurant. They showed me one of the original menus from Brennan's that featured a French Quarter lightpost on the front (pre rooster days). I worked with them on a few options and we all agreed on the version below. The new logo takes a historic design and gives it some modern touches.

Happy birthday to the Steamboat NATCHEZ--40 years and still going strong!

The New Orleans Steamboat Company gave I Design its first job back on February 4, 2001 and it continues to be one of my best clients to this day. I enjoyed designing some materials for their celebration including invitations for an event, signs, a program and some magazine and newspaper ads.

I love working for a true New Orleans treasure and I'm looking forward to the next 40 years!

Natchez turns 40

For a little lagniappe here's a nice article written by my friend, AP writer Cain Burdeau.

 

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