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Attleboro Farmers Market logo design

There always comes a time when certain things align. In this case it was friends who wanted to take an existing farmers market and give it a boost. The market was the Attleboro Farmers Market.

Here, in brief, is the back story. Sometime in the 80’s there was a group of civic-minded people, myself included, in Attleboro who wanted to expose people to what is already around them. Gas prices were high. Not many could afford to travel. We brought concerts, family activities and a farmers market. It was called Summerfest.

The farmers market at that time was run by my brother Rick (or Dickie as some remember him by). Over the years it has been kept going by some pretty amazing people. So 25-some-odd-years later I saw some chatter on Facebook by Martha and Rick Conti about  wanting to build-up the existing farmers market. I had to comment.

I attended the first organizing meeting in early May and brought my sketchbook with me. Martha had asked about creating a logo. My ideas were penciled in and I showed this page to some in attendance:

sketchbook notes

Here is the final logo:

Attleboro Farmers Market logo

I also worked on their web-presence and with the help of Geoff McGehee we got the web site up and running. First with basic web pages quickly followed by a WordPress site. Go ahead and check out the Attleboro Farmers Market web site and maybe you will also make the trek to a Saturday Farmers Market.

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Ocean Grove Rats

Ocean Grove Rat

I got a message via Facebook from, Jimmy, a friend who was looking for a drawing of a rat. He’s just beginning a computer business in Ocean Grove, a section of Swansea, MA. It was a fun drawing to do.

Ocean Grove Rat
Ocean Grove Rat

I began with some quick sketches in my sketchbook. Once I had a direction that I wanted to go I just penciled it in and then ‘inked’ it with my trusty Sharpie. I showed it to Jimmy and he loved it.

The next step was to scan it and get it into Photoshop to clean it up. Then I placed it in Illustrator, traced it, and cleaned it up to get it ready to add color.

The finished drawing is pictured on the left. Jimmy wanted a light-gray rat so there isn’t a lot of ‘color.’ I hope it helps him begin his new venture in computer repair.