Friday, September 18, 2009

Baroque

A client recently asked me business card using baroque artwork. I had seen the type of artwork they were referring to but have never heard the term.

Here is the definition as written on www.merriam-webster.com:
  • Main Entry: 1ba·roque
  • Function: adjective
  • Usage: often capitalized
  • Etymology: French, from Middle French barroque irregularly shaped (of a pearl), from Portuguese barroco irregularly shaped pearl
  • Date: 1765
    1. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
    2. characterized by grotesqueness, extravagance, complexity, or flamboyance
    3. irregularly shaped —used of gems (a baroque pearl)
    I was astounded what a simple search for this stock photography produced. Beautiful backgrounds, frames and scrolls. I have a secret soft spot for anything with swirls and curves. The artwork is incredible and very versicle. I can envision using this artwork for the promotion of fine furnishings, art dealers, framers,  photographers, interior designers, and youth related fields (some of the more grudge looks). The patterns would work great for many business professionals as an accent to their design.

    I look forward to using more baroque in my designs!

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Why choose custom design? How does it work?

    At Robin Ludwig Design we professionally design all of our products based on our customers specifications, design preferences and artwork. We can base design off of a website, logo or a previously printed piece. We can even base the design on the industry we are designing for. We do not design from templates.

    What if you have no idea what you want... NO PROBLEM! You do not need to know what design you want to order from our business. All we need is the content for the piece we are designing. To design a custom promotional piece for your business we just need the text and logo (if you have one). If you do not have a logo we will add basic graphic enhancements to your business name to make sure it is recognized and stands out. We can even provide professional stock photography for your design!

    You are invited to browse our business card portfolio to view other designs we have created for customers. If you see something you like, please let us know and we can use the design as a starting point for your unique advertising piece.

    Can it get any better? SURE! We are currently designing our business cards orders for NO CHARGE with printing! Designs for our other products are typically just $35.00! Once we have your content we will email a proof within 1-5 business days (design time depends on then service) for you to review. Changes can be made from the design and new proofs sent! We want your design to be perfect and are happy to send new proofs as needed!

    By custom designing all of our orders we give our customers' the advantage of having a look they can market and easily carry through to all of their advertising. You will not be sharing a template with thousands of other businesses, but will have a look all your own.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    New Blog!

    We are excited to announce a new blog page for Robin Ludwig Design.

    Upcoming articles will include:
    • Why custom design is better
    • What to put on a new website
    • Promoting your business with business cards
    • The history of Robin Ludwig Design
    • Business cards for all types of businesses

    And much more!