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NortonDesigns on Cotton Bureau

By |October 9th, 2015|

Bold, geometric, halftones…and Jesus. What more do you need on a t-shirt? That’s right… nothing!

You can now own my Jesus Saves Bro t-shirt, available for a limited time on Cotton Bureau! Head over to their site and order yours today and look for more designs in the future, because […]

2015 Logo Design Trends

By |June 12th, 2015|

The 2015 LogoLounge Logo Trend Report is out (no Roundels!?). It’s always fun to see the direction designers are going in with their work. The one thing that stands out to me is the use of detail, subtlety, and gradients — all things that were taboo in logo design not […]

Wave

By |February 6th, 2015|

Today’s word: Wave

As a surfer I wanted to include a water element, but also wanted to contrast the smooth, flowing curves of a wave with the hard cornered letterforms. This is hand drawn with a photo overlay.

Enjoy.

Ruin

By |February 5th, 2015|

Today’s word: Ruin

All I could think of was Stonhenge, so I went with it.

Enjoy.

Dapper

By |February 4th, 2015|

Today’s word: Dapper

As a wearer of bow ties I am quite familiar with this word. I took a break from the hand lettering and typography and made a graphic illustration for this one.

Enjoy.

Beauty

By |February 3rd, 2015|

Today’s word: Beauty

Such a tough word. What is beauty really? To quote the old idiom —  “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” For me, at least on this day beauty was found looking through my vacation photos of Moonstone beach in Cambria, CA.

Enjoy.

Normal

By |January 26th, 2015|

Today’s word: Normal

Inspired by the saying “Normal is a state of mind”.

Enjoy.

Voice

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Today’s word: Voice

A voice is unique, like a finger print. It is a way of identifying who you are.

Enjoy.

Redefine

By |January 20th, 2015|

Today’s word: Redefine

As a designer I have the ability to redefine the rules. To go outside the lines. To make 1+1 equal something other than 2. Here is my take.

Enjoy.

Perfection

By |January 16th, 2015|

Today’s word: Perfection

Perfection is relative. It’s something as a designer I have to remind myself to let go of. This is my take on the word.

The word was written with my left hand using the first take to avoid over thinking/designing.

Enjoy.