Check out my 3D Industrial Design, 2D Graphics and Verve Painter work at: mikek4icy.deviantart.com/gallery/
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Ancient Mesoamerica, Book Of Mormon
Grain Car Graffiti - Train Writing by Ham Radio Cats (Simulated in Photoshop)
Tee Design Selected works for screen-printed apparel
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Shagg's Surf Shop
3-D Chrome Disc
Hard Rock Cafe
Vintage Sign Costa Del Mar
Print Designs Black Softball Circuit
& Black American Softball Assc.
Sea Life! (Concert) Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
For a strange Key West street celebration
Logos for Businesses and Organizations
Police Department Vehicle Badge|
One of my pride and joys:
This emblem of our local heroes and watchful
adorns the sides of over 350 patrol vehicles
in the Tallahassee area.
It took two weeks to complete and was made
vehicle decal. The current rendition on new
graphics has the badge six inches tall
and in black on a silver
I design True-Type
|One of the more popular examples is: "Kelvinized"|
Based liberally off the vintage Nash/Kelvinator logo.
I am amazed by where this font pops up and by who chooses to use it -
from small businesses needing signage to prestigious advertising firms. Kelvinized
has propagated across the web, being offered by numerous "free font"
sites and has even been included in font bundles for different
platforms including a company that manufactures a line of plasma metal
cutters!. It seems that my little experiment of giving the milk
for free has yielded great results.
My inspiration for Kelvinized
began in the early 1990's upon noticing the name logo on an old air
conditioner (our only source of relief in a sweltering-hot Florida
mobile home.) A decade later I endeavored to create a font
loosely inspired by the logo, even developing a metrics system and set
of rules to govern every aspect of this deceptively simple type-face;
from stroke proportions to the slants on certain stems. My
only limitation was the type of spline algorithm used by CorelDRAW.
This is HUGE!!! :::
found myself re-discovering classic arcade games in the wake of my
divorce, and spent the last year or so building (and enjoying) a MAME
collection. I plan on constructing a custom cabinet for anyone
visiting to enjoy some play time. I dreamed of owning my own
games when I was a kid and since my late father was a TV repairman, he
knew a bit about working on them. I've been watching a YouTube
show called John's Arcade,
where a fellow (named John, of course) shares his experiences
collecting and restoring old video games, and he even takes road trips
to visit arcades throughout the world. On one such trip he took
an all-access tour of the Stern Pinball company with George Gomez in IL, in the Chicago area. https://youtu.be/ZM24quLmxxk
Stern employs hundreds in a massive and new 110,000 sq ft
facility. Now I didn't catch it the first time, but I did later
on an episode where he visits a friend for an "unboxing" of an
"AC-DC" game... My font was used in the Stern logo!
mean, it WAS the logo. What an awesome piece of serendipity to
catch that - though I found their new logo five years later.
In 2010, Stern enlisted the marketing company, Core 12
in Chicago (who has done work for giants such as Nike and Mercedes,) to
re-invent their online presence as well as their corporate identity, a
new and eye-catching logo was in order.
Stern declares to be the only
and oldest pinball manufacturer in the world today, though if you would
like to own your own 'pin', expect to pay $5,000 to $15,000 through one
of many distributors with quite a wait for final delivery.
Visit them at: http://www.sternpinball.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/sternpinball/
Check out John's Arcade at: https://www.youtube.com/user/blkdog7/featured
"S" with it's bulbous top was my least favorite letter because it
looked too whimsical, but my design metric insisted upon it - it
actually works in the Stern logo, and the font is a perfect choice
because it says "retro" as well as emphasizing the pinball "ball"
Kelvinized is FREE
by the way, and it was on purpose... if only I could have charged $1
per download, I would have a decent house by now and two dozen arcade
cabs and pins in my basement. :-/ But still, I'm still stoked to
see my creation put to good use.
This next one really surprised me! :::
The Breitling Jet Team
- The largest civilian flight demonstration team in the EU, sponsored
by the Breitling watch company updated the look of their Aero L-39
Albatros jet and their logo/insignia. And whilst in the midst of
trying to identify a good font candidate to re-create "Jet Team," I realized it was my font "Kelvinized.ttf!"
was commissioned to design a set of tee-designs for an air-show vendor.
After a week or two, I nearly gave up trying to identify the
lower font (I know,) familiarity often breeds dumbfoundness...
to say, I was absolutely beside myself that my font adorns nine
super-expensive, super-sleek jet plans doing breathtaking acrobatics to
crowds of thousands of fans at least 50 times a year.
|Here are some samples of this font's applied use:|
vs. George Design, LLC
Relion Roofing & Residential
The Baseballs - Hot n Cold (Album Cover)
Retro Hockey Game (.com)
Architectural concept for business rental space.
Produced with 3-point perspective by vector in
CorelDRAW! Well before I started using 3-D cad applications.