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See the post below to find out I have been doing freelance logos to make a little money. Since that post I’ve won another real estate one and am a finalist for a fashion designer and business company. Things are going well and I seem to have  knack for it. I still have a problem though. Even though it is obvious that my logos are tailored for “mainstream” companies I find myself entering weird contests.

The latest is an LGBT, Fetish Luxury Resort in Australia.

My girlfriend pleaded for me not to enter. Not because she doesn’t approve of the establishment, but because I will design a tasteful logo that will go nowhere and then I will work and work and work to try and read this client’s mind to see what they want and I will stay up WAY too late finishing one they hate. I obviously haven’t learned my lesson.

Last night I went to a new Mexican restaurant. The only one within a 20 mile radius up here in the burbs of Philly that I think gets it right. I ODd on margaritas and salt infused carnitas and then went home and cranked out a logo for this resort. While searching “fetish resort” and “kink festivals” on the web for inspiration I got to thinking. It’s pretty obvious that I’m obsessed with this lifestyle.

The disclaimer is that the only leather I own involves comfortable shoes and a nice chair in my living room, and maybe that’s the problem.

The way I see it, if I win this contest I think I should get an all expense paid trip to this resort to see how my logo fits in.

I might not have learned my lesson, but I would like to learn new tricks…

I’ve been remiss in my posts recently because I’ve been trying to make a little freelance money. I found a couple of websites where companies post contests and artists submit logos, book covers and illustrations. If you win you get money. 99designs and crowdspring if you’re interested…

I’ve learned a lot. Sometimes the best design wins. Sometimes it’s yours. Sometimes the client has no taste what-so-ever. It’s international so you see designs from all over the world. Did you know there is such thing as a “Cat Cafe”? Meow you do.

Well…I’m busy surfing contests and submitting designs and I come across this posting for “Seduction”. “Mind Hacks”. “Live”. I have to admit, I’m intrigued. It’s for a set of DVDs that tell men how to pick up women “at night” and “on the street”. I honestly thought it was called prostitution and you just needed money, but I was wrong.

There is an entire niche market for “programs” to tell you how to do this. To my girlfriend’s dismay I entered the contest. It was a challenge that I thought I knew about–I’ve picked up a couple of girls in my day. I was very wrong about what they wanted…

I submitted tasteful and elegant logos and pages to show off their product. Nothing. No response. Other designers submitted “sexy silhouettes” with nipples and everything and they got 4 out of 5 stars. I obviously was out of my league on this one. My real estate, dog party and coffee shop logos did fine, but I bombed when it came to “knowing how to mind hack a broad”.

Not one to give up I looked on Amazon to see if there were other products out there. I was amazed.

The author of one particular guide on Amazon is a “Master Pick Up Artist”

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This DVD collection seems self explanatory.

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I was devastated. I was under the impression that because I was a woman and dated women I knew how to pick them up. Wow, was I wrong.

With money from my Charity and Real Estate logos I’m going to buy a couple of books. I can’t wait to get started…

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Via:AlanWorld

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MTV:  Marvel has given an upgrade to one of its biggest superheroes.

As announced on “The View,” and confirmed by Marvel, a new comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman will launch ongoing this Fall, after the original God of Thunder loses the ability to wield his signature hammer.

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe.”

Thor doesn’t just look like a lady with those long and luscious Norse locks of his — Thor IS a lady now and there’s no turning back.

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