The Action League

Though this blog has been silent for several weeks, that is not an indication of a lack of artistic production. Now that Christmas is past I can lift the cloak of silence to reveal what I have been secretly working on. By the time the dust settled on this undertaking, I had 12 new logos for the Green Ghost Universe–as embodied by various family members.

In addition to the challenge of coming up with the names of each character to inform the emblems, I had to come up with designs that can be used over various media (including screen printing &  stickers), that were simple and quickly recognizable, expressed the name and personalities of the actual people they represented and that fit into the existing visual style of the Green Ghost characters. Even though I show them here in multi-color, they of course needed to work in one color. Some of the designs came quickly while others were more challenging but I am happy with how they all came out and they were a big hit with my family.

The package (manilla envelope stamped with the AL logo, stripe pattern and the word “official”) each person received included an “acceptance letter” into the Action League, a business form, and a “placement exam” along with a t-shirt, 12 glossy stickers, and a mask. The acceptance letter came in a hand-stamped envelope as well and all extra paint from the shirts was used to create wrapping paper with the brown packing paper that tends to pack shipped items (re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose). The stamps were cut from thin sheets of craft foam and glued to blocks of wood.

Action League Logos

Screen Shot 2013-12-27 at 5.06.30 PM




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