I went to the Design Museum yesterday. It was worthwhile, though not spectacular.
At the moment I’m looking for inspiration regarding design for CartoonChurch.com, both the website and my business as a whole. And yes, I am fully aware that with only a few weeks to launch I should have got that sorted out ages ago. One thing I noticed at the Design Museum and have observed at numerous other modern art galleries is that very clean lines and sans serif fonts seem to be the standard as far as designing signage and logos go. Yes, I know there are exceptions to this, but as a general rule of thumb it seems to be the case.
It’s not easy to see how my handwritten, slightly haphazard look fits in with this very clean-lined ‘prefessional-looking’ approach. The header on the cartoon blog is a first attempt to be going on with, but it’s not the finished article by any means. The difficulty with a cartooning business is that one needs to be taken seriously, but doesn’t want to be taken too… seriously.