If Life is Just Matter Then Life is Pointless

If Life is Just Matter Then Life is Pointless

If Life is Just Matter... Then Life is Just Pointless - A graphic art design by John Tarr

 

 

If Life is Just Matter… Then Life is Just Pointless

The thing I love about graphic arts is it gives me a voice to express myself in so many ways.

I stay away from political graphics.

Other times there are some sayings that are so profound that they bear repeating.

I struggled with what photograph I should use with with the quote but I settled on something simple.

The saying was complex enough so it didn’t need more complexity.

This flower photograph was taken by my wife Monica to which I added some Photoshop help in color saturation.

What does “If Life is Just Matter, Then Life is Just Pointless” mean to you?

 

Cleaning Logo

Cleaning Logo

Cleaning Logo 2 Sisters Cleaning Business Card Front

 

Two Sisters Cleaning logo and business card that I designed for a cleaning business.

Creating a good logo is far harder than people think.

Logo’s designs are a very physiological in nature as well as using all good graphic art skills.

So much information has to be packed into a small space. What story does this logo tell?

A person or business needs to put their best foot forward and a logo is the first thing most people will see.

I took a graphic art class that all we did was talk and design logo’s and what made a good one.

When I first started the class I kept thinking, “How hard can this be?”

Way hard!

Some of the considerations of good logo design were:

1.) Make your design simple with as few elements in it as possible.

2.) Design in B&W first. Make sure the elements look good in B&W and then add color.

3.) Can you shrink the logo down and still be readable. Small is as important as large because of all the places this logo    will have to go. Business cards, flyers and websites are just a few considerations.  

4.) Make multiple layouts with different elements and fonts and then have the customer give you and idea what they like and then you can refine it down. It is a process.

I Busted A Mirror

I Busted A Mirror

A funny garphic: I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five

 

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five – is a funny graphic that I made.

I love sayings be they serious or funny and then put an image with it.

Photographs and text many times can take you in a completely different place or drive home a point.

This quote came from from my friend Jack and we went through images that would best tell the story.

Finding the right font is very important as well as having it stand out from a confusing background.

In this case I chose a somewhat playful font and made it yellow.

I then made a background with the same font using a strong stroke in Illustrator to stand out for more readability.

To see more of my graphics or photography, go here to Fine Art America.

 

Busted mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five