Friday, September 17, 2010

Shampoo Bubbles

On a recent trip to Washington, DC, I spotted some great signage for the Glynn Jones Salon (no, not Glynis Johns...and not my old housemate Glen Jones) in Alexandria, Va.

It's a great example of simplicity: two colors (plus white) and two typefaces. And the use of an italic (in this case Helvetica Bold Italic) is a nice change from the usual. If this was one of my student's designs for a logo, they'd get an A!

Bonus points for naming the typeface at the bottom for hair/color/style/spa, which is on the tip of my tongue...grrr!

3 comments:

Beth Tondreau said...

Hint: Did you drive on the highway to get to DC?

I'm not crazy nuts about the Helvetica Bold Italic, but the freshness of the bubbles is engaging.

Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

Ah, yes...good old Interstate! I'm actually not crazy nuts about the combination of Interstate with the HBI...why not just Helvetica? But really, I do love the use of the italic for the sign.

Peter said...

Wow, Glen Jones uses the same color scheme as that sign.