February 11, 2013, Washington, DC: On a trip through the airport this fall, I picked up the magazine Foreign Policy. It’s a publication I rarely read, but this was the Cities Issue, jam packed with articles about the world’s urban landscapes. Statistics about the global population and a piece on “The Rise and Fall and Rise of the New Shanghai” were fascinating, but what resonated most was an interview with Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei. The interview, titled “Twitter is My City”, was striking due to its emphasis on the power of place as it relates to freedom, choice, expression and ownership.
August 14, 2012, Washington, DC: Check it out! A beautiful logo for Neighborhood Nomads. I’m so excited about it. I love the font and I love the image of the girl on the bicycle on the double O’s. I love how it evokes movement, like she’s surely going somewhere. Maybe down the block to the market, maybe setting out on a great big adventure. Many thanks to graphic designer Kip Lyall for his work on this gorgeous new look.
Kip and I discussed many factors in creating a logo for the site. With a little help from PInterest and a lot of creativity from Kip, we looked back at vintage travel posters and postcards, old maps and old-school bicycles, and photos of women cycling city streets. I think the end result is a perfect fit.
Thank you Kip and good luck with your upcoming move!