Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Some "Shoppin"

Yesterday was slow around the office, so I had some fun in photoshop exploring more techniques to expand my ability. People always ask me, how did you learn to do that? I tell them, if I ever become a teacher, i'm just going to give my students a very detailed/heavy PSD and say "re-create this". Most of my skills I learned at internships by doing exactly this .... not in school. It helps you figure out other techniques along the way.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Where have I been? About 6 days after my last post (Mid-July I think), I started a full-time internship at Major League Soccer within the creative department. That is my excuse for not posting any work in the past four months essentially because I don't think I can post any work I do at MLS because of copyrights and so forth.

With MLS CUP 2010 concluding last night (Go RAPIDS!) I will try to put up some work in the coming weeks.

Here are some web banners/website takeovers I worked on for this past weekends MLS CUP 2010.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

BC Silvertips Update

Here is an update of the BC Silvertips identity system that I have been working on. A slight color change and secondary mark was added.

Friday, July 2, 2010

While On a Bus

Right now I am presently on a bus headed to upstate NY for the holiday weekend. This is the latest project I've been working on. It an identity for a fantasy football team called the British Columbia Silvertops. Silvertops is a nickname that refers to grizzly bears (which I did not know) because of their gray hair (I thought they were brown). Anyways the only direction given was that they wanted a "mean Grizzly Bear" and to used brown and green. This is the present state and I'm still working on the text mark and secondary mark.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Because I'm a sports a fan

As you can tell by looking through my work I am a huge sports fan, but I am also a huge sports design nerd. In the future I am going to try to make posts related sports design starting today with some NBA identity updates for the coming 2010/11 season.

Utah Jazz:

The logo is the same, but they changed the colors to ones that are reminiscent of the original colors from the 70's. They also revitalized the New Orleans Jazz identity as a secondary mark. This may be following the throwback trend we've been seeing with Philadelphia last year and Golden State this year. They also changed the typeface of "UTAH" back to that of the 70's mark.

For those who are too young to remember or just didn't know, the Utah Jazz originally played as a franchise in New Orleans giving some relevance to the name. I'm sure there is jazz music in Utah, but that's not what they are famous for like New Orleans is.

Orlando Magic:

The typography has changed finally, replacing the custom-type design that reeked of 1990, but they kept the basketball illustration from 2000. Maybe in another 10 years we'll see a completely new design. Who knows.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Nice Find After an Uplifting Interview

While I was riding the 7 Train back from an interview at Major League Soccer, I noticed this man wearing a NY Rangers hat. As I took a closer look, I realized I designed that hat last Fall when I was interning at Madison Square Garden. I had never seen it produced before so I turned on my stalker mode and took a few pics with my cell phone. The last time I had seen the hat was in Illustrator form.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

So here it is?

After working for a solid semester on this campaign, they finally revealed the actual logo that will be used for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. It interesting to see the comparison between the direction that we both took with this project. Something I didn't consider was that the Clippers would be the host city. Makes sense though because the Lakers hosted in 2004. That being said, the actual logo feels very corporate and has no real concept behind it from what I can tell. Concept has been lacking in these designs for a good decade now, but in the past they have tried to pull some elements from the host team, such as the cactus in this past years. Maybe when the secondary marks are released we'll see some.

You can find my whole campaign including the logo here: http://briankeyrouze.com/nba_1.html

Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Addition to "Links" Section

Hello all.

I added a new portion to the "Links" page of my website. It is a low resolution PDF version of my portfolio. This way if you don't have time to go through my website, you can download my actual portfolio layout and look at it at your own convenience.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

BrianKeyrouze.com 2.0

Yeah I have ........ a blog. With the craziness that is Survey, Pratt Show, Graduation, finding an apartment, and (now currently) finding a job my blog has been set aside. NO MORE!

I have completely re-done my website with all new work from this past year. What was there before was mainly work from my junior year and didn't represent who I am a designer now. Go take a look. Check out my portfolio, and newly added youtube page link. In the process of adding some of my motion work as we speak.

'til next time.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Area High School Mascot

This is a mascot logo/mark I did for a local area charter school. I present to you Slash the Sabertooth.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Opening Credits

These are some stills along with the story board from my current After Effects project. I'm doing the opening credits for The Legend of Bagger Vance. The brief was to select a past film and create the opening credits for the film. The idea behind my concept plays off of the film and the time period in which it takes place (1930's). I wanted to add a historical element as well so I used the newspaper clippings and black and white sepia tones.

Rubber Ducky!

This was my very first project using After Effects. It was a "getting to know After Effects" project so the concept and story is quite simple. My professor was more concerned with the exploration process of video, sounds, and special effects so nothing special from a design stand point.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NY Rangers Magnets

These are some magnets I designed as an intern for the New York Rangers/Madison Sqaure Garden. They were a give-away at one of the Rangers home games this past winter. They follow the overall design scheme for the 2009/10 season campaign. Working there was a great experience and introduced me to sports design which is what I hope to do after graduation. All credit goes to Madison Square Garden.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

And the winner is?

This was the beginnings of the graphics for the "special edition" football packaging if Peyton Manning and the Colts were to win the Super Bowl, but as we all saw, Drew Brees and the Saints walked away victorious.

Super Bowl XLIV Football Packaging

This is a "Special edition" Super Bowl XLIV football packaging design I created that is focused around Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. It contains a unique di-cut of the Lombardi Trophy to emphasize that this was made for the Super Bowl and is a limited edition product, as well as Drew Brees' signature, and statistics about the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl winning season.

Monday, March 8, 2010

NBA 2011 Al-Star Game Logo Animation

When I created this logo last fall, I imagined it lighting up as the bright lights of Hollywood do. This was my first attempt using After Effects, but I think it was successful.

Friday, February 19, 2010

General Mills Re-Brand

I was in the grocery store today and I noticed that most of the General Mills cereals were re-branded along with the General Mills logo. I don't know if this is just a special edition "throwback" design or not, but I couldn't find any links about it. It's similar to the recent Crystal Light re-brand with the thin script font in the logo.

Crystal Light Re-brand:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tekserve Re-Brand

This is my logo for the re-brand of the NYC based Mac specialist computer store - Tekserve. Much of the design is based on customers experience from just being in the store. The store is full of old technology like Mac Classics from the 80's, typewriters, and a working Coke machine from the 60's. It also has that feeling of somebody's living room with hardwood floors, fish tanks, and that clock radio that is still blinking because no one knows how to set it. I used the typewriter key as a design element because is expresses computers while also showing the "americana" feel that you get from the store atmosphere.