Design exercise

February 25th, 2014 § 0 comments

An exercise in design.


I’ve been playing around with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for sometime now and often refer to myself as a “frustrated designer”. And once in awhile I’m able to create something pretty damn cool. To two designs you see above, are two interpretations of my logo’s.

Recently I’ve been inspired by numerous poly-low style of design and wanted to create something similar. This was my first attempt at poly-low style work and wasn’t sure how to go about it, luckily I found some great inspiration over at

The first design above is with my MK (Michael Kalbo) logo, this design took me about an hour and the thought behind the process, was to create something simple, using medium size triangle and medium length line segments within the letters MK.

While in the second design I used my original KALBO logo; I decided to use small and intricate line segments to create the polygons. The second design took a lot more time that I expected, simply because I created each and every line segment by hand, which took a couple of hours.

The most difficult part of the process of the entire design process was determining a simple, bright, playful color combination that had a classical look and feel to it. I went through about 50+ color combinations before I was completely satisfied.

I’m absolutely in love with the first design and so much so that I’m be sending it out to be printed and framed.

– Michael

ps. I’d really love to hear your thoughts. Please shoot me a comment. I’d really appreciate it.

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