art270 Established in 1985, art270 is a Philadelphia area communications agency specializing in graphic design, web design, and brand marketing.
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Happy Independence Day!art270 is a local, award-winning, full-service graphic design and communications company that spe...
07/03/2020

Happy Independence Day!
art270 is a local, award-winning, full-service graphic design and communications company that specializes in custom, focused business solutions. We’ve been proving it for over 35 years. #art270 #graphicdesign #customart #custommasks #customsigns

TBT #14 This poster was designed in 1988 by Lanny Sommese (Director of the Penn State Graphic Design Program) for a visi...
05/21/2020

TBT #14 This poster was designed in 1988 by Lanny Sommese (Director of the Penn State Graphic Design Program) for a visit and student lecture by art270’s Carl Mill. #art270inc #graphicdesign #pennstate #pennstategraphicdesign #illustration #brandidentitydesign #printdesign

TBT #13. Poster illustration created for the Penn State Art Directors Club in 1985 (P.S.A.D.FIVE). The illustration depi...
05/14/2020

TBT #13. Poster illustration created for the Penn State Art Directors Club in 1985 (P.S.A.D.FIVE). The illustration depicts Lanny Sommese, Penn State Graphic Design department head. Illustration by Carl Mill #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #brandidentity #printdesign #posterdesign

Happy TBT! Enjoy the sunshine on this beautiful day!Logo for Alpine Lodging, Telluride Colorado. Circa 1997-98. Created ...
05/07/2020

Happy TBT! Enjoy the sunshine on this beautiful day!

Logo for Alpine Lodging, Telluride Colorado. Circa 1997-98. Created by our very own John Opet. #logodesigners #identitydesign #printdesign #graphicdesigners #illustration #brandlogo #logoinspirations #art270inc #graphicartist

Pre-pandemic, we were exploring the depths our old project files here in the office and and rediscovered a few old treas...
04/30/2020

Pre-pandemic, we were exploring the depths our old project files here in the office and and rediscovered a few old treasures including napkin sketches, photo collages, hand-cut paper sculptures, custom contracted illustrations and production flats for lots of very memorable projects. Today’s find was a very special project.

Throwback Thursday Find #11: Bucks County, An Illustrated History by Terry A. McNealy. This book designed in 2001 by art270 was commissioned by the Bucks County Historical Society to present and preserve the history of the County. Many hours were spent in the archives of the Spruance Library and Mercer Museum in Doylestown photographing the paintings, renderings, and objects found throughout the book. Photography was by the late Jerome Lukowicz. The project was managed by Tower Hill Press and edited by Alice Lawler. The book is still available for purchase on Amazon and at other book resellers.

Need help with your marketing and graphic design to keep your business moving forward? We’re working from home, but open for business! Give us a call or check out more of what we can do at art270.com #art270inc #logoconcept #printdesign #graphicdesigners #logodesigners #identitydesign #illustration

Another quarantine TBT. We hope you are all well and staying safe. We are here if you need us!Olympic Spirit Radio Show ...
04/23/2020

Another quarantine TBT. We hope you are all well and staying safe. We are here if you need us!

Olympic Spirit Radio Show logo designed by art270’s Sean Flanagan for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #brandidentity #identitydesign #logoconcept #logoconcept #logodesigners #brochuredesign #printdesign

Happy Throwback Thursday! Logo for The Great Lakes (Motorcycle) Tour. Designers: Carl Mill, John Opet, 2008.We hope you ...
04/16/2020

Happy Throwback Thursday! Logo for The Great Lakes (Motorcycle) Tour. Designers: Carl Mill, John Opet, 2008.

We hope you are all well and staying safe. If you need a project to start before we are officially allowed back to the office, please reach out. Our designers are standing by to tackle all of your needs. Have a great day! #art270inc #illustration #logoconcept #identitydesign #logobrand #logodesigners #printdesign #brochuredesign #graphicdesign #brandlogo #logoinspirations

04/10/2020
TBT...Logo design by Pat Singer, circa 1998. For Performing Arts League of Philadelphia. #art270inc #throwbackthursday #...
04/09/2020

TBT...Logo design by Pat Singer, circa 1998. For Performing Arts League of Philadelphia. #art270inc #throwbackthursday #identitydesign #logoconcept #brandidentitydesign #brandingidentity #corporateidentity #graphicdesign

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay at home. While you are at home let us know if you need help with any communication needs! #ar...
04/03/2020

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay at home. While you are at home let us know if you need help with any communication needs! #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #annualreportdesign #brochuredesign #identitydesign

Here's to another TBT! Please stay safe and well. Just a reminder that we are working remotely and can help with any upc...
04/02/2020

Here's to another TBT! Please stay safe and well. Just a reminder that we are working remotely and can help with any upcoming projects you have, even in a pinch! Don't forget to visit our website to see our capabilities www.art270.com

Logo for the Drake Tavern, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Est. 2004. Designed by John Opet, art270,inc. #art270inc #identitydesign #logobrand #logodesigners #logoconcept #printdesign #graphicdesigns #brochuredesign

03/30/2020

The son of one of our senior designers recently learned that his college tours for this spring have been cancelled. No surprise, as I am sure most institutions are currently rethinking how they will reach out to future students. The dilemma got me thinking that art270 is in a position to help quickly assemble virtual video tours or other pertinent videos like orientation videos, or general informational videos for these now homebound students. You may have a virtual tour already available, but it may need updating or a different script given the current circumstances. We can utilize footage you already have in your files, mixed with stock video, plus whatever additional new video we might be able to capture while the campus is closed to the public.

• We can provide a video team to follow a campus tour guide around the campus
• We can provide art direction, script writing and editing
• We can provide voice-over narration, music
• We can include augmented or virtual reality to improve or jazz up the tour

Best wishes for the near future, and good health to you all!

It’s Throwback Thursday! We hope everyone is feeling well and staying safe!Back in the early nineties, art270 had a huge...
03/26/2020

It’s Throwback Thursday! We hope everyone is feeling well and staying safe!
Back in the early nineties, art270 had a huge, three dimensional, yellow, #2 pencil hanging over our door. The sign was designed and constructed by our senior designer, John Opet, and his very handy dad. The drawing shown here is the plan for building that five foot long pencil. #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #annualreports #printedmaterial #identitydesign

Throwback Thursday. Stay strong everyone!"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the...
03/19/2020

Throwback Thursday. Stay strong everyone!
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.” GBS.
George Bernhard Shaw by Carl Mill, 1988. Illustration #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #branding #corporatedesign

Throwback Thursday!Thomas Edison by Lanny Sommese, 1988. Illustration created for art270 and First Pennsylvania Bank's E...
03/05/2020

Throwback Thursday!
Thomas Edison by Lanny Sommese, 1988. Illustration created for art270 and First Pennsylvania Bank's Extra Step Program calendar. #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #customillustration #identity

Throwback Thursday Find #2: Calendar illustration (Illustrator, Bill Kinser) #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #cu...
02/27/2020

Throwback Thursday Find #2: Calendar illustration (Illustrator, Bill Kinser)
#art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #customillustration

The other day we were digging through our flat files here in the office and were waxing nostalgic about projects from th...
02/20/2020

The other day we were digging through our flat files here in the office and were waxing nostalgic about projects from the past. It was like an art270 museum in there. There were all sorts of treasures that included napkin sketches, photo collages, hand-cut paper sculptures and custom contracted illustrations. In this series, we thought we would visit a few of the more interesting finds...

Throwback Thursday Find #1: Illustration for Franklin & Marshall Magazine article on campus security and gun laws (Illustrator, Jack Unruh)

Are you in need of a custom illustration or have a design project that you’d like us to get creative with? Give us a call or check out more of what we can do at art270.com #art270inc #graphicdesign #illustration #customillustration

02/08/2020

The Grand Finale!
2020, 20 of 20
So that’s it folks. Twenty Twenty-twentys in twenty days. I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as we enjoyed making them. I can’t imagine that 2021 will be nearly as fun. We may have to wait until 2222 or 3030 to give this another try. Have a design or marketing project you’d like us to get creative with? Give us a call or check out more of what we can do at art270.com. #art270inc #graphicdesign #typography #logodesign #branding #creative

2020, Number 19 of 20 Do you need a custom logo, clever copy or a really cool 2020 to promote your business or next even...
02/07/2020

2020, Number 19 of 20

Do you need a custom logo, clever copy or a really cool 2020 to promote your business or next event? How about a new website, brochure or a brand refresh? Give us a call so we can talk it over. I don’t have to remind you that one good, well-designed image is worth a thousand words.

Interested in adding clever typography to your next project? Call Dana to discuss or to see samples of our latest work, 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #typography #customlogowork

2020, Number 18 of 20 Typography isn't just for body copy! Typographic illustrators arrange type on a page based upon th...
02/06/2020

2020, Number 18 of 20

Typography isn't just for body copy! Typographic illustrators arrange type on a page based upon the style and appearance of letters, numbers, and symbols to create appealing graphic design. They consider the visual appearance of each letter, or numbers in this case, to make up a word. Take a look at this clever use of lettering to create a fun piece of art. This illustration of 2020 was created with Ed Roth’s "Rat Fink" in mind.

Interested in adding custom artwork to your next project? Call Dana to discuss or to see samples of our latest work, 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #typography #illustration #customlogo

2020, Number 17 of 20 Ten Fun Font Facts: 1. Guttenburg printed the first Bible in a font known as Textura. 2. The Decla...
02/05/2020

2020, Number 17 of 20

Ten Fun Font Facts:
1. Guttenburg printed the first Bible in a font known as Textura.
2. The Declaration of Independence was printed in Caslon. Ironically, Caslon was
a popular British font.
3. Vincent Connare created Comic Sans for Microsoft in 1994. Much to his own chagrin.
4. Steve Jobs took a calligraphy class at Reed College, which inspired him to including many fonts choices on the first Mac computers.
5. IKEA switched from Futura to Verdana in 2009. People were not happy.
6. Three of the most readable fonts are: Bembo, Bodoni and Garamond.
7. Italics was invented by an Italian.
8. The ampersand (&) is a combination of the letters ‘e’ and ‘t’— because ‘et’ is Latin for ‘and’.
9. The interrobang (‽) is a punctuation mark combining the question mark & exclamation point.
10. Two of the most universal fonts of all time, Helvetica and Univers, were both created in Switzerland in 1957. Helvetica is Latin for ‘Switzerland.’

Call Dana to discuss your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest work, 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #typography #lettering #fonts

2020, Number 16 of 20 Type comes in all shapes and styles, and with a little clever manipulation it can form the foundat...
02/04/2020

2020, Number 16 of 20

Type comes in all shapes and styles, and with a little clever manipulation it can form the foundation for a memorable logo. How well is your brand working? Is your logo and logotype interesting and memorable? Are you proud to promote your business with it? Do your employees feel good about promoting your brand? Let’s talk about how your logo, brand and marketing materials can work harder for you.

Call Dana to discuss your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest work,
215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #typography #logodesign #creativity

2020, Number 15 of 20 Yesterday was a very special occasion — the date was a palindrome, meaning it is the same when rea...
02/03/2020

2020, Number 15 of 20

Yesterday was a very special occasion — the date was a palindrome, meaning it is the same when read forward and backward. It was February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020. This is the only time such a date will occur this century. The previous palindrome date in all formats came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030. A palindrome is any word, phrase or sequence of numbers that reads the same whether you read it forward or backward, such as “mom,” “race car” or “tacocat.” Author James Joyce invented “tattarrattat,” which is supposed to be the sound of a knock on the door and the longest single-word palindrome in the Oxford English Dictionary. Famous palindromes include “rats live on no evil star,” “never odd or even” and “a man, a plan, a canal, Panama.” Palindrome comes from the Greek words “palin,” which means “again, back” and “dromos,” meaning “running,” according to Dictionary.com. So palindrome is a word or phrase that runs back on itself.

Call Dana to discuss your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest work,
215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #typography #type #branding #creativity

Have you ever heard of Angel Numbers? The phenomena of ‘Number Sequences,’ sometimes known as ‘Angel Numbers’ is becomin...
02/02/2020

Have you ever heard of Angel Numbers? The phenomena of ‘Number Sequences,’ sometimes known as ‘Angel Numbers’ is becoming more and more prevalent every day. Number 2020 brings together the energies and attributes of number 2 and number 0, both appearing twice, amplifying their influences. Number 2 resonates with the vibrations and attributes of service and duty, balance and harmony, adaptability and diplomacy, co-operation and consideration, receptivity and love. Number 0 carries the energies of the ‘God’ force and Universal Energies, and reinforces the vibrations of the numbers it appears with. Angel Number 2020 encourages you to display compassion, diplomacy, consideration and adaptability as you passionately serve others
in your day to day life. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone lived by this?

Call Dana to discuss your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest work,
215-885-2756, [email protected] #arts270inc #graphicdesign #typography #type #logodesign

2020, Number 14 of 20 How well is your brand working in 2020? Is your logo or logotype interesting and memorable? Are yo...
02/01/2020

2020, Number 14 of 20

How well is your brand working in 2020? Is your logo or logotype interesting and memorable? Are you proud to promote your business with it? Do your employees feel the same way? Let’s talk about how your logo and brand can find new life and make the impression you had always hoped for this year.

Call Dana to discuss your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest work, 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #typogrpahy #lettering #creativity

2020, Number 12 of 20 Typography is the art and technique of arranging type. It is central to the skills of a graphic d...
01/31/2020

2020, Number 12 of 20

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type. It is central to the skills of a graphic designer and is about much more than making the words legible. Your choice of typeface and how it works with your layout, grid, color scheme and so on will make the difference between a good, bad and great design.

Call Dana to discuss your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest work. 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #lettering #typography #logodesign #branding

2020, Number 11 of 20The Gregorian calendar is the calendar used in most of the world. It is named after Pope Gregory XI...
01/30/2020

2020, Number 11 of 20

The Gregorian calendar is the calendar used in most of the world. It is named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in October 1582. The calendar was developed as a correction to the Julian calendar, shortening the average year by 0.0075 days to stop the drift of the calendar with respect to the equinoxes. The calendar spaces leap years to make the average year 365.2425 days long, approximating the 365.2422-day tropical year that is determined by the Earth’s revolution around the Sun. The rule for leap years is: every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year (2020 is a leap year) except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not leap years, but the years 1600 and 2000 are.

Call Dana to discuss the timing of your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest work. 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #type #typography #lettering #branding #logo #logotype #logodesign

2020, Number 10 of 20 “Typography is an art. Good typography IS Art.” Paul RandCall Dana to discuss your next branding o...
01/29/2020

2020, Number 10 of 20

“Typography is an art. Good typography IS Art.” Paul Rand

Call Dana to discuss your next branding or logo project or to see samples of our latest typographic work. 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #type #typography #logodesign #branding #lettering

2020, Number 9 of 20 Type comes in all shapes and styles, and with a little clever manipulation or arranging it can be s...
01/28/2020

2020, Number 9 of 20
Type comes in all shapes and styles, and with a little clever manipulation or arranging it can be shaped into a memorable logo. How well is your brand working in 2020? Is your logo or logotype interesting and memorable? Are you proud to promote your business with it? Do your employees feel the same way? Let’s talk about how your logo and brand can find new life and make the impression you had always hoped for this year.

Call Dana to discuss your branding or to see samples of our latest work. 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #type #typography #logodesign #branding

2020, Number 8 of 20 More about 2’s and 0’s. The glyph used in the modern Western world to represent the number 2 traces...
01/27/2020

2020, Number 8 of 20

More about 2’s and 0’s. The glyph used in the modern Western world to represent the number 2 traces its roots back to the Indic Brahmic script, where "2" was written as two horizontal lines. The modern Chinese and Japanese languages still use this method. The Gupta script rotated the two lines 45 degrees, making them diagonal. The number 0, or simply zero, most likely derived its shape from the sun and the moon. Many have ascribed divine qualities to circles. The study of the circle eventually led to the development of astronomy, geometry and calculus. The first evidence we have of zero is from the Sumerian culture in Mesopotamia, some 5,000 years ago. There, a slanted double wedge was inserted between cuneiform symbols for numbers, written positionally, to indicate the absence of a number in a place (as we would write 102, the '0' indicating no digit in the tens column).

Call Dana to get us started on your next graphic design project or to see samples of our latest work. 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #logotype #type #typorgraphy #lettering #funwithletters

2020, Number 7 of 20 Think a custom logo, clever copy or a really cool 2020 will help to promote your business or next e...
01/26/2020

2020, Number 7 of 20

Think a custom logo, clever copy or a really cool 2020 will help to promote your business or next event? How about a new website, brochure or a brand refresh? Give us a call so we can talk it over. I don’t have to remind you that one good, well-designed image is worth a thousand words.

Call Dana to get us started on your project or to see samples of our latest work. 215-885-2756, [email protected] #art270inc #graphicdesign #lettering #type #typography #logodesign #branding

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So glad I clicked on your page. I had no idea we were close neighbors. I am an area artist. It's nice to know we have supporters of our art careers right around the corner.It's good to learn something new everyday. I passed your offices a million times and never knew what you did.
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