Allie Surdovel

Logo redesign for Eco Pedicab

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I have recently been working on a new site design and logo for Eco Pedicab, a local start-up, originally based out of Providence RI, since expanding to Nantucket MA, and Grand Rapids MI. My web design partner and I are still working on the site but here is the before and after logo! I decided to stick with the aqua, black, and white color scheme but to modernize the design a little. 

 

New website and logo finished for Leighla Byrd

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Just finished up rebranding Lindsey Mallon, a friend from RISD, with a new website and logo. She is an apparel designer living in New York City, and has evolved her style into designing dark yet sophisticated evening wear for women and wanted her site and logo to reflect this. You can check out the full site and all of her designs at leighlabyrd.com.

Leighla Byrd Logo Design

Leighla Byrd Logo Design

Here is the logo- She wanted to use a handwriting or script, so we found an interesting ornate cursive and added a few more tails, ligatures, and embellishments to finish it off into a cohesive logo. 

Here is how the rest of the site turned out:

 

New patten repeat

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Recently I have been mindlessly drawing the outline of treetops on everything. I thought it might make an interesting painting, so I  made a little 4 x 6 gouache study.  Then I gave up on it for a while, but last night was compelled to make in into a patten repeat, because honestly it would really look cool on a skirt, or as an all over print crop top.

I threw it into photoshop and brightened it up, evened it out a little, and made it into a mirror repeat stripe. I think I will work on it a little more, or bring it into illustrator and redo it with pen tool. I'm not sure if the uneven tones are adding to, or taking away from the sequence as a whole. 

gouache painting

gouache painting

trees pattern repeat

trees pattern repeat

Flower Painting Restoration

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Mid 19th century oil still life restoration.

This is my second sort of beginner project restoring this oil painting I bought off Craigslist. 

The painting was covered in grime, probably years of smoke and grease residue from being in a kitchen,  pieces of paper stuck to the flowers from newspaper or magazines being laid on top on it, holes and flaking, and general scratching damage.  

Back view: post patching

This was my first time repairing holes in canvas, so I still need to go back in with heat gun to see if i can melt down the wax and resin that I used to bond the patch. and maybe give the white pieces on the back a brown coat of paint to be a little less conspicuous.

There is label on the back that reads "286 Westminster st, Providence RI. Charles Hagan" when I googled this information, I found a gallery that was open in 1870 in Providence that did restoration, framing, and gilting. There is a matching frame that came with the piece, so it is likely that the frame was made at the Charles Hagan Gallery. There is no signature from the artist, but I am hoping to contact the Providence Art Club, or a historical society to see if I can find any more information about the painting, maybe a possible artist with a similar style or series that could lead to a higher value when I sell the piece. 

Some other images of the process.

mid cleaning

mid cleaning

pre cleaning, paper chunks

pre cleaning, paper chunks

larger hole, pre cleaning.

larger hole, pre cleaning.

same area before the patching.

same area before the patching.

another area with a smaller loss pre patching and touch up. 

another area with a smaller loss pre patching and touch up.