Who’s the Kid in this Photo?

That youngster in front is Stan Richards. Ron Sullivan, now retired from SullivanPerkins, stands alongside him. That guy in the upper left corner who doesn’t know enough to look directly the camera? That’s Mark Perkins. This circa 1980 photo was sent to Mark via email last week (better late than never?) by Jesse Williamson. We’ve…

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Ooh La La! SullivanPerkins Creates Signage for the French Family Center!

On May 7, 2010, Ursuline Academy of Dallas celebrated the dedication of the new French Family Science, Math, and Technology Center (FFC), a high-tech learning facility and the first LEED Gold-certified sustainable school building in the Southwest. The day was magnifique! At the speaker’s podium was Melinda French Gates, an Ursuline graduate and the wife…

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Kitchen Dog has its Day

At the Dallas Show on June 5, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications awarded SullivanPerkins two of the coveted Gold Light Bulb Awards for our work on Kitchen Dog Theater 2009-10 season collateral. In addition to taking home the Best in Show award, we also got Judge’s Choice! Photo by UnderConsideration LLC The collateral for…

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Our Most Important Design Project Ever™

This is what happens when you unleash designers on a pinewood derby. Clockwise from the left: Kelly Allen's son's "Wildwing," Kelly Allen's "Outlaw," and Brett Baridon's menacing "Popper." Good luck at the races!

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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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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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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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Happy Halloween from SullivanPerkins!

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

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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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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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