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Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt @ Matatu’s T-Stop

Zebras are definitely in for kids this year! My zebra in a bag design has been the most popular item in my cafe press store this season! want one???? go get it! still available and a HOT SELL!

zebra in a bag kids t-shirts and clothing. available for adults too!

Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt > Zebra in a Bag > Matatu’s T-Stop.

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Greer’s Grantiques eBay storefront finished!

home…And boy are Deb (my lovely new client, hi deb! 😉 ) and myself pleased with the final results! I listened to her needs and wants, convinced her to give me some leeway with the design and to trust in my judgment… and i think she’s more than happy that she did! =)

I kept the design clean and elegant with a touch of simplicity… a completely table-less design that uses simple java script and div tags… the design started with the logo (see my past posts on the logo design process for this project) which then set the tone for the entire design. If the client should ever decide to go with an ecommerce site then this will be the base and inspiration for it also (eBay does limit the use of certain scripts so there’s not too much flexibility when it comes to designing and coding a store, but with a website the possibilities are endless so it’ll certainly be grand!)

here are deb’s thoughts on the design:

“WOW I just looked at it; GREAT!!!! so glad you used the Shakespeare books – they are so cool I don’t want to sell them!
IT IS BEAUTIFUL!”
deb

Need an eBay store make-over? contact me on my website @ http://madmatatus.com/contact.html and ask for a quote! Please provide me with a link to your store/auctions and a small blurb about what your likes or dislikes are, favorite colors etc… the more information i have the easier it’ll be for me to come up with a quote to fit your individual needs and budget!

Merci’! Grazie! Thank you! Gracias! Danke!
Francesca

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Design

 

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My Second Teddy Bear Design approved for Voting!!!

A second design of mine was approved for voting =) This has been really fun and a great way of experimenting with different concepts within limitations (the contest requires we use no more than 3 colors and use their bear template for the design). So my second bear was inspired by my favorite painting of all time: THE KISS, by Gustav Klimt.  If you like him or Pangea and think them vote worthy please do vote and share these links with your friends, family and coworkers =)

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Inspiration: Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss"

 

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Retro Games Logo Finished!

I have been working on a logo for a new client of mine that sells retro/vintage games and we are both so happy with the final design! The client showed it to a group of online merchants to ask their opinions and the response was simply fantastic!

simple print version

simple print version

Here’s an example:

“Whoa – you sell video games? And here all this time I thought you sold shaving cream. Does that answer your question? Thumbs up.”

LOVE it!!!! If you’d like to see the whole design click the link below…. bonus points if you can come up with a name for the robot/mascot I created for him! 😉

close-up of robot and cd artwork

close-up of robot and cd artwork

Software used: Adobe Illustrator CS2

Magisterrex Retro Video Games Logo Design by Francesca Cornell, madmatatus.com

It was great working with Dan and he pretty much gave me carte blanche… Video games… any games in general in fact are FUN.. and so a FUN, colorful design that reminds us all of our own inner child was the way to go! Another comment we got in fact said just that:

“What a fun logo. Makes me feel like a kid just looking at it. You’re right, she’s very talented.”

I wanted to use the new trend of retro/vintage artwork made to order for the new web 2.0 glossy look. The logo is going to make a great center piece for the header that I am now designing for his web store. If you’d like to have a look at his shop it’s here:

http://magisterrex.com/

We’re redoing the whole store so it’ll be a HUGE change by the time we’re finished! I can’t wait…. this is what I was born to do… DESIGN! =)

Cheers!

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2009 in Art, CSS, Design, Illustrator, Vector Graphics

 

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