Monday, October 7, 2013

2014 Gay Games Medal



I'm happy today to share my design for the 2014 Gay Games medal.  This is an incredible opportunity for Northeast Ohio's GLBT community and I couldn't be more proud to help out. Our design celebrates Cleveland and Akron's industrial golden age, as well as their iconic skylines - two great cities hosting a great cause.

The Federation of Gay Games does amazing work, learn more at the following links:
As you can see, I considered a few local landmarks, before settling on the more recognizable, city skyline concept.

Since the medal is being embossed, it had to be designed in negative, making it a little tricky to figure out. At this point in the process, it reminds me of early 20th century woodcuts.  I love that stuff.
Cuyahoga Sunrise
I wanted to create a full color design as well, one that is uplifting and speaks to all the exciting things happening in Cleveland. Go Cleveland! Keep making us proud. 


Unknown said...

Beautiful! Your other sketches are great concepts too. You never cease to amaze!

Jamey Christoph said...

Thanks Rich - wow, coming from you, I'm feeling pretty good. : )