A few weeks ago I asked you to cast your vote for “Ginger”, a creative project that is supporting Nuremberg’s application to become the European Capital of Culture in 2025. From many ideas submitted, the Open Call N2025 initiative advanced 96 projects to the stage of public voting. Also thanks to your help, “Ginger” received the fourth most votes and will be one of ten projects whose realization will be funded with 5.000 EUR.Continue reading “The start of something great”
A few weeks ago I wrote how I created my own coffee mugs with my self designed Streets of Nuremberg logo. Now I took the fun to the next level and designed my own T-Shirts. Using the same vendor as for my mug and my business card I designed them directly on the vistaprint.de website (the same site in the US is vistaprint.com). For a bit of how-to and more photos continue after the jump….
This blog is about my journey deeper into photography. As I’ve written in many posts, photography is my passion, the creative outlet I need to balance the demanding job that pays the bills. I have no idea where this journey will eventually take me, but for sure I want to have fun on the way. The title of my blog was clear when I started it, I called it the “Streets of Nuremberg” derived from my passion for Street Photography and my hometown. The logo for my blog, the camera and the silhouette of Nuremberg’s Imperial Castle with the blog title that is also the name to my website, I actually designed much later. This came even after I created my own Street Photographer’s Business Card.
Last week I was musing about what else I can do with my logo. I am a coffee junkie, and both at home as well as in the office you hardly see me without a mug in my hand. So I had the idea to have mugs imprinted with my Streets of Nuremberg Logo. After some research about vendors I ended ordering them at vistaprint.de (the same site in the US is vistaprint.com). Cost was super affordable (about 7 € per mug plus shipping). I exported my logo from Photoshop into a jpg, uploaded the file to the Vistaprint site, placed in on the mug, hit the order button and was done. The mugs arrived a few days later. They came out great, as you can see from the photo above. Why shouldn’t I to something to promote my brand when running around my office or entertaining at home? And it’s really fun drinking coffee from my very own mugs.
Also using Vistaprint I already have designed and ordered my own T-Shirt. A white one with the logo in black on the front and the William Shakespeare quote from the “About this Blog” page on the back. And a black shirt with logo and Shakespeare quote in white. They are ordered and I’m quite exited how they will come out. So I’ll be my own billboard when roaming the Streets of Nuremberg with my camera.
Am I crazy? Maybe, but why shouldn’t I have a bit of fun. While building my brand. There is no rush.
Have a great day!
In my quest of one day establishing myself with some sort of part time photography (about which I’m writing also on this blog) I was pondering to get myself a logo. A logo I can put on my website(s), on the facebook-page, on business cards, on a (potential future) letterhead as well as in the emails. A logo that could be the starting point for establishing a photographic brand. Continue reading “Want your own Logo ? DIY !”