12.28.09

We Also Accept Singing Telegrams

Here’s a question we never expected a client to ask: “hey, did you get the trumpeter we sent?” Yes, he was referring to an actual trumpeter. The International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians, as a show of gratitude for our work on their recent logo redesign, delivered us a detailed proclamation: WHEREAS, Mark Perkins…

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11.06.09

In the wild: National Scouting Museum logos

  One of the fun things about creative services is randomly finding your designs in the wild, sometimes years after you’ve filed them away. SP designer Kelly Allen recently took his son to the National Scouting Museum, and while there came across two patches featuring logos we created years ago. The patch on the left…

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11.05.09

SP-designed logo featured in Communication Arts

Turn to page 108 of the November/December Communication Arts, and you’ll find our current favorite tree. It’s the one exploding with math and science symbols. The mark is part of an SP-designed signage program for the French Family Science, Math, and Technology Center, a new building at Ursuline Academy in Dallas. Congratulations to Chuck Johnson…

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10.30.09

Happy Halloween from SullivanPerkins!

We’re glad to see Tricia Magel is following the new SP dress code.

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10.21.09

Why I “Hate” Outlook 2007

Contributor: Rob Wernersbach Image: David Braddock I was originally going to have my inaugural SP Blog post be about High Capacity Color Barcodes and how the Microsoft Tag implementation allows you to take a photo of an HCCB with your smart phone and automatically be directed to a website, video or other online destination. It’s…

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10.12.09

Michael’s delicious lesson in humility, maturity and speechwriting

Contributor: Michael Langley Image: Kelly Allen As noted below, SullivanPerkins recently received four prestigious Quill Awards. One of them was for a piece I worked on: the BNSF Bottom Well Direct Mail. Sadly, I was not able to be present to accept the Award. Had I been, here’s what I might have said. Sit down,…

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10.06.09

How Do You Picture Motion Pictures?

Bart Weiss, director of the Dallas Video Festival, has a guest post up at KERA’s Art & Seek blog about choosing this year’s festival poster. He touches on the complex way “VideoFest” strives to create a unique, interesting and compelling identity — and a different one every year. When you think back on each year’s…

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10.01.09

Four Feathers In Our Cap

The Dallas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators held their annual Quill Awards on September 30th, and we’re pleased to announce that SullivanPerkins won six of the prestigious marketing and communications awards. It was a great night for SP, with four “Excellence” and two “Merit” awards for work ranging from print to outdoor.…

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09.29.09

From the Sketchpad: We Found Bigfoot

Drawing by Robert Soto Did you know there’s an annual Texas Bigfoot Conference? It was last spotted in Tyler, Texas on September 26th, 2009. We came across Texas’ impressive Bigfoot research community while working on the Caldwell Zoo website. Thanks to thousands and thousands of acres of forest, East Texas is a hotbed for Bigfoot…

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09.28.09

SPSurvey: What… is your favorite color?

The picture above isn’t your ordinary gradient. It’s the first installment of a new flavor of article at SPBlog. Each month, we will poll the designers, writers, account managers and other SullivanPerkins creatives on questions ranging from “What is your favorite book cover” to “How does one prove whether or not there are infinite prime…

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