For this one I wanted to do a neon sign, Carlsbad has this famous statue of a surfer, called the kook, locals make fun of the statue because of the pose and he gets dressed (some call it vandalized) to support teams, or make some kind of political statement, etc. I wanted to include the kook in the neon sign.
The above shows my sketch, the color sketch and the line work in illustrator, after that, back to photoshop for some glowing effects. and voila!
The main Idea is to make all the San Diego County cities into 80’s logos or graphics, as often as possible. For today’s graphic, I did Chula Vista, California. Beautiful city, not that famous as a tourist attraction, and yet, it has hiking trail, horse trails, beach, beautiful suburbs, etc.
Downtown Chula Vista has a circular sign which you will see if you search for the city. I based today’s graphic in that sign.
I think it looks more like a beer logo than an 80’s graphic, what do you think?