Thursday, 9 May 2013

Heading Into The Unknown

A New Look For Misaki!
It's not often that you get approached by an Alaskan Malamute puppy and asked to design her blog header for her, but believe it or not that is exactly what happened! 

'The Misadventures Of Misaki - The Musings Of An Alaskan Malamute Puppy', is an extremely well written and very funny blog! Everyone should have a look at it. The blog is written by Misaki herself (with perhaps a little help from her Mummy Dawn Rey) and follows the 'Mis'-Adventures of her daily life. It's always a brilliant read and will brighten up any ones day! Misaki approached me about working on some ideas for a new banner that she and Dawn had been thinking about. Although I have worked on web banners before this was my first foray into working on a blog banner. We collaborated right from the beginning as Misaki and Dawn already had some great concepts and ideas, they suggested the idea of Misaki growing up from pup to teenager - visually showing her journey through life... We then worked on the style and look, the decision was taken not to change the original colours as we felt that they were already very strong. We then began developing a new logo and then various banner layouts until Dawn and Misaki chose the one that they felt was right for the blog...

Do have a look at The Misadventures Of Misaki: http://themisadventuresofmisaki.wordpress.com

If you should need a blog or web banner designed or have any other projects in mind
why not contact me: andrewgibbonsdesign@gmail.com

Music Listened to while working on The Misadventures Of Misaki:
The Mouths Of Madness by Orchid
Gorilla by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Blues + Power = Destiny by Pig Irön - Check Pig Irön out they are awesome! : http://www.pigiron.info
The Black Chord by Astra : Still brilliant!
Friends by The Beach Boys - The first Beach Boys album that Dennis Wilson significantly contributed too and the last for a while that Brian Wilson would feature predominantly on.