Monday, August 25, 2008

Tramp Camp

This year's Trampoline Design company picnic took place in Massachusetts—and was, in fact, a full fledged getaway. While not as wild as last summer's activity, and certainly not as chilly as our January rendezvous, Birchbank proved to be the perfect mix of relaxation and laughter. Trina was kind enough to extend the invitation to her family's treasured cabin on the shores of Lake Quaboag, near Sturbridge.

Quaboag means Red Lake in Chicopee Native American Dialect. The Quabog waters run a little on the red side due to their high iron content.

Kids, feel free to use that bit of trivia when classes start again next week. That one knowledge-packed fact should have Science History and Language teachers convinced that you pose no threat and can be left to doodle in your sketchbook and daydream about one day getting paid to do creative work.

Birchbank from the red-rimmed shores of Quaboag.

Julia, Ben and Ari bait, cast and catch: Calico Bass, Largemouth Bass, Perch, and Sunfish.

Paula and Trina in the kitchen. 10 years of camaraderie.

Derek catches up on his summertime reading.

The Stevens family swings summer into fall.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Everyone has to start somewhere...

The date on the photo is November 9th, 2003.


Thursday, August 14, 2008


The Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association has a new look. The board of directors that oversees the MSMA, the Opera Museum and the Summer Concert Series wanted a mark that was timeless and sophisticated. Like the original diva herself. Marcella Sembrich is an opera legend, and we're delighted to have designed a solution befitting her legacy.

Thanks to Executive Director Andrea Maranville who was instrumental (pun!) in the development of this logo, and she'll continue to work with the design tramps as we develop a website and other materials for the MSMA.


Work work work

Raeanne just finished the Praxis Technology website. Now, Titanium Advances online. Rae also art directed the photo shoot at Praxis headquarters, and did all the nifty photoshop work on the site. Trina wrote the copy, and learned way too much about osseointegration in the process.

Amy got in touch with her inner frenchman to design the event materials for the Hyde Collection's A Taste of Art: A Wine & Food Experience. I wanted to use a mime to sell the soiree, but Amy pointed out that the event takes place on the same weekend as the Adirondack Balloon Festival, and that the hot air balloon originated in France, and therefore perhaps we should use that.

I told her that I thought a mime was a terrible thing to waste [with apologies to the United Negro College Fund]. Tagline tomfoolery: Don't let it happen to you!

Derek took the Relax, you're on Finch tagline seriously and used an Adirondack Chair for the new Summer Stock Guide. Nice job D. 660 is one tough PMS. It makes me want to sit in that chair and spec Finch all day, so I think you've got something there.

Last but not least, the West Brook Conservation Initiative swung into high gear this week with the delivery of the campaign collateral pieces. Here's hoping that the Lake George Land Conservancy, The FUND for Lake George and the Lake George Association can continue to protect and preserve our favorite body of water.


Monday, August 4, 2008

The shirts off our back:

As August surprises us: "August? ...really?" we look back at a summer's worth of merch. Don't forget to check out the rejects, too.

These T-shirts for the Alta ski resort disappeared off the shelves.

Bear or deer? Never mind. Rick Davidson didn't get it either.

Sacandaga Outdoor Center is owned by a fellow named John Duncan. We couldn't ignore the obvious comparison, or resist the urge to use it as a staff tee. Neither could they.

Another summertime tee available at the SOC headquarters.

Staff shirts for the Sagamore's Pavilion restaurant.

We did a series of T-shirts to promote the Lake George RV Park's marshmallow mascot.

This kid's T-shirt helped Continue the Legend of Crandall Public Library.

The A-List shirts were given to qualified leads at The Independent Show in Orlando. The TMS sales force said they were the schwag to snag on the trade show floor.