Phil Meggs

One of the greats

Phil Meggs, and many mentors over time, were always saying how important it is to keep an archive of inspiration, or a visual journal. I remember some discussion of the fact that when you’re always on and “capturing”, it’s easy to forget moments that you could build on creatively.

While most of my drawings currently revolve around websites, I still keep other archives. I’m often impressed with the quality of design, fabrication and “punch” in small things, like retail tags, for clothing, fragrances, etc. and I’ve collected many of them. While it may seem a bit odd, these serve as a small chronology of what was trending in fashion and other areas from 2000-2010. Whether it’s the prevalence of orange, the use of big swissy types, or just ’00s trends in general, it’s all there.

With all of the recent hoopla regarding Gap being forced to revoke it’s new and inadvertently crowdsource-critiqued brand, I thought these might be relevant and fun.

It’s funny to see everyone so upset about the new identity, as Gap has constantly been evolving their brand over the decade (as you’ll see in the pics). See the captions in photos for other design notes.

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