WMC Fest 6 Poster Design Process: An Inside Look
I had the honor of designing the poster for this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest. For those who do not know, I am a recent addition to the Go Media and WMC Team, and when I started in February, I thought I would be working alongside the other designers in creating the promotional material for WMC. Nope. Instead: “It’s all you. We’re excited to see what you come up with.” Entrusting me with such important work had me both fired up and terrified. With the event poster being one of the first things needed done, I hit the ground running. One thought continuously played in my head: This poster needs to kick some serious ass.
50+ Gig Poster Designs We’re Obsessed with & Free Poster Mockup PSD Download
Free Poster Mockup PSD Included! Here at Go Media, we are obsessed with poster design, because – one, it’s in our blood. (We’ve been designing concert and rave posters since the ’90’s.) Two, we’re die-hard illustrators at heart and three,…
Album Design Inspiration: the FUTURALBUM Collaborative Design Project
Album Design Inspiration If you’re a fan of the ‘Zine, Cleveland’s best website designers, Go Media, and Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, you’ve heard the name Troy DeShano. No stranger to the design community, Strong Odors Artist and Illustrator, Troy…
Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done, Go Media Staff, Volume 8 – Lauren Hudac
Best Spotify Playlists for Creativity Hey Go Media Faithful! It’s the new year and time to fulfill those creative resolutions. Why not start now? Get motivated by pressing play below. Today’s Spotify Playlist was created by Lauren Hudac, our Account Manager…
Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done, Go Media Staff, Volume 7 – Heather Sakai
Volume 7, by Heather Sakai Christmas has come and gone and so it’s time to get back in the game. If you’re feeling sluggish and need an extra boost to focus and face the day with gusto, we’re here to help.…
20+ Holiday Illustration Inspirations
Holiday Illustration Inspiration We’re all about getting into the holiday spirit here at our Cleveland design studio. From stockings to Secret Santa, we’re surrounded by Christmas cheer. But our love of the holidays isn’t limited to the office. It, of course,…
Music Monday: Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done with Wilson Revehl
Music Monday, Go Media Style It’s that time again, fellow creatives! Arguably, the longest day of the week. Never fear, Music Monday is here. Up to the bat this week is Cleveland web designing company, Go Media Partner, VP, Web Developer and…
A Showcase of Beautiful App Icons
App Icon Inspiration For a long time now, I’ve been a fan of really well designed app icons. It’s quite similar to logo design, in that it represents the brand and personality of a product, but that it only has…
Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done – Go Media Staff, Volume 3: Jeff Finley
Resident Partner, Designer, Breakdancer, and one of the architects of Cleveland Graphic Design Firm, Go Media, Jeff Finley, is here to get you in the workflow with his Spotify playlist, “Pop Punk Favs.” So press play, pop open that pen…
Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done – Go Media Staff, Volume 1: William Beachy
If you’ve ever entered Go Media headquarters, you’ll most likely be blown away by one thing – quite immediately. The sound of complete and utter silence. It’s something I first noticed when I first stepped my foot onto the third…
40+ Japanese Web Design Inspirations
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know I’m obsessed with any and all things Japanese – design included.
I can appreciate the full spectrum – from tranquil gardens to Harajuku chic to sampuru and everything in between.
I love the contrast between total zen and neon chaos. The juxtaposition between the steady, serene steam rising above warm cups of tea and the crazed onslaught of information rammed into a subway map, city street, webpage screen.
Daily Inspiration: The Typography of Cedar Point
Cedar Point, to me, represents everything great about America, about summer, about life. Inside those golden gates are thrilling rides, elephant ears, cheesy singing & dancing shows and questionable fashion choices. I mean, be still my beating heart.
An Open Letter To My Fellow Weapons of Mass Creation: A Hello from New Fest Organizer Heather Sakai
By now, you’ve all heard the news. My colleague, mentor and friend, Jeff Finley is taking his talents to South Beach, break-dancing bravely into the great unknown.
After a tear or two, I pulled myself together and realized that this wasn’t a time for sadness but of celebration. Not only was Jeff being granted the ability to pursue his next dream, but I mine. Thanks to Jeff, I have been been offered what I consider to be the biggest and best opportunity of my life.
With this fiery torch a blazin’, I’m already off and running. I hope you’ll come along.
Instant Inspiration: Exceptional Gig Poster Designs
As you may well know, we love a good gig poster design here at Go Media.
After all, designing posters is in our blood. We started on the streets of Cleveland, promoting and creating poster art for the bands we loved.
Our designers know the keys to eye-catching, clear, crisp poster designs. We love to create, but we also appreciate great design when we see it.
Having Faith in Design: an Interview with Mike Jones of Creative South
Cover Photo courtesy of Patrick Chin Meeting the Man: Mike Jones Whew! What a weekend, huh, guys? As this was my first Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, I did not know what to expect. I knew I’d meet some cool…
20 Creative, Hand Drawn Logo Designs
David works for Radley, who design beautiful handbags and purses. When he’s not working, he enjoys studying product and user interface design. Designing a logo is a delicate process. The entire tone and personality of a company can be affected…
25 Fun and Colorful Electronic Music Album Covers
Hello readers! It’s been a while since my last post but I’m back to share with you my two loves – art and music! A lot of the electronic music that I enjoy has some really awesome and colorful album…
30+ Inspirational Creative Quotes That Will Recharge You Now
Inspirational Creative Quotes That Will Recharge You Now Feeling overwhelmed? Down on your luck? Uninspired? Sometimes a word of wisdom is just what the doctor ordered. We’ve collected some of our favorite inspirational creative quotes on our Pinterest page. May they give…
Apparel Design: 120+ Inspirations from Go Media’s Portfolio
Today we’re talking a walk down memory lane, focusing on the t-shirts we’ve passionately designed over the years.
Take a peek at our apparel archive with some images Bill, our President, has collected below.
For more of our work, the best in web, print, branding and illustration, head to gomedia.us!
20 Excellent Examples of Retro Logo Designs
The logo is the visual face of the company. It doesn’t just tell you the company’s name; it helps to give you an idea of the style, tone and personality of the brand behind it. The way in which a logo is designed can affect how the company is perceived – even on a very subtle level – and great designers can make use of that brilliantly.
I’ve always been impressed by logos that manage to create an elegant, stylish and retro look. A vintage style logo can be such a difficult style to pull off, and usually involves a tremendous amount of work around getting the typography just right. This is where hand-drawn scripts come in really well, as retro logos often make use of custom, hand-written lettering – or heavily adapted typefaces. Other elements that are common to retro logo designs include the use of textures to add a level of grain or noise to the artwork. Often, shapes such as ribbons and circles to create a badge effect can help to add a nostalgic air to a design.
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Examples of Simple & Elegant Logo Designs
There are so many different design decisions that you can make when creating a logo that – at first – it can be a little overwhelming. Do you want something attention grabbing, colourful and brash? Do you follow the long shadow trend, or will that appear tired and overused in 6 months time? Do you go for something understated and that looks good in black and white? There are countless directions that you can go in, but my personal favourite is a logo that’s simple, clean and has a tiny hint of the brand’s personality behind it.
50+ Inspiring Print Designs
For years, we’ve heard people say “print is dead” and “it’s all about the web,” but as far as we can tell, print design isn’t going anywhere. From business cards to postcards, from invitations to menus, print design is far from dead, it’s alive and thriving. Just check out the showcase below if you don’t believe us.
35 Inspiring Vintage Illustrations
Who doesn’t love vintage? Not us! There has been a growing trend of vintage inspired designs. From packaging to typography, from posters to web designs, the vintage look is pervasive in the graphic design field right now. This is a showcase of the best vintage illustrations we could find on the web! Some are from yesteryear and others are inspired by those retro designs. You will see everything from packaging, to posters, to book covers, so checkout the showcase below for inspiration for your next design project.
35 Striking Vintage Designs
There has been a growing trend of vintage inspired designs. From packaging to typography, from posters to web designs, the vintage look is pervasive in the graphic design field right now. This is a showcase of the best vintage designs we could find on the web! Some are from yesteryear and others are inspired by those retro designs. You will see everything from packaging, to posters, to book covers, so checkout the showcase below for inspiration for your next design project.