Week 5

July 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm 1 comment

Week 5 Assignment
 Last weekend I visited the store T.F.A. in St. Louis. It is one of my favorite places to go just to wander around and get inspired by the lovely vintage patterned fabrics and the colors and shapes of all of the random 50s – 60s ephemera. I am especially enchanted by all of the kitschy items like cards, ceramic decorations, and items for the kitchen that some people might consider “ugly.” If I had any more room in my house, I would buy all sorts of ugly stuff there!

So this week’s logo will be for a similar type of store but I picture it being much smaller and edited down a bit. It will combine real vintage “kitschy” items for the home from the 50s – 60s with some new items that are modern with a retro feel. The name is “Modern Kitsch”.  Kitsch seems to have many meanings and interpretations but in this case I am thinking of functional home items and decor that have a silly quality (ie. a salt and pepper shaker set shaped like a squirrel and an acorn – how clever!). I just picture a store where people want to stop, pick up, and laugh at or roll their eyes at everything they see. Fun!


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  • 1. your cousin chris  |  September 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    karen! just got to browsing thru these. this and the colors of livestock press are my favorite of the bunch so far 🙂 hope this stays fun: you are accumulating a lot of great logos… someone should turn your ‘fake’ businesses into reality!


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