New Artwork for the Ultimate Train Challenge


When I was in Colombia, I had a brief chance to meet Simon and Erin of Never Ending Voyage and my only regret was that I was leaving the next day, so I didn’t have the chance to spend more time with them.

They are simply lovely people… and amazingly talented.

As an example of that, I just got an email today from Simon, who in addition to being a truly gifted programmer, is an artist that deserves far more acclaim for those talents than he gets. Well, more acclaim than I think he gets.

To make a long story short, he’s done up a poster for us. I am in awe of his talent.

What do you think?  Our new logo?

 

Ultimate Train Challenge art deco logo

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10 Responses to New Artwork for the Ultimate Train Challenge

  1. Tawny September 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Love the new logo!

  2. Priscilla September 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    I love the new graphic – very cool! Just my opinion, but the typeface is difficult to read – might want to play around with it a bit.
    Michael – you’re in Brussels? Love it! If you can get to Bruges – do it!
    Cheers,
    Priscilla
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  3. Mica September 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Pretty sweet graphics. So nice of them!
    Mica recently posted..A Bad Romance over the River Kwai

  4. Nomadic Chick September 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    I vote yes! New logo!
    Nomadic Chick recently posted..Day 1 and 2 of UTC: Flamenco Dreams and Sleeper Cars

  5. Jack September 7, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Love the logo – very Poirot. There’s a real sense of the golden age of travel and adventure.
    Jack recently posted..Discover Avilés, the Northern Soul of Asturias

  6. Simon Fairbairn September 7, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    @Priscilla Thanks for your feedback. I did this as part of my Illustration 156 project where I aim to create 3 illustrations a week for an entire year, so it was a little rushed.

    If they do decide to use it, I’ll be removing the wide spacing between the letters so that it’s easier to read.
    Simon Fairbairn recently posted..Illustration 2 – Ultimate Train Challenge

    • Priscilla September 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

      Good job Simon – I thought it was very cool to marry the edgy modern look with an old-time feel that captures the history of train riding. You’re very talented and I’m sure will go far as an illustrator!
      Cheers,
      Priscilla
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  7. Pete Heck September 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Love it and the new header. Great job!
    Pete Heck recently posted..The “P” Word

  8. Nora September 8, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Wow! I mean….WOW! Simon & Erin – you never cease to amaze me. You rock!
    Nora recently posted..Tapas, Mountains, Flamenco, and Siestas: This is Granada!

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    [...] to Saigon as part of the Ultimate Train Challenge. Simon created the poster above for them and it went down so well he quickly whipped them up a version for a new website header. We wish the train challengers luck [...]

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