The Red-and-White

16 Feb

Graphic artist Denise Gibson submits first DIYBA logo design

Starting, well, today, the DIY Business Association invites graphic designers and artists to submit their interpretations of the DIY Business Association logo, created by Mat Daly. Artists are welcome to do just about anything they want with it, by changing the colors, textures, what-have-you.

The DIY Business Association will showcase a collection of the logo designs in a visual presentation at conferences, the very first of which is slated to take place June 25, 2011, in Brooklyn.

Denise Gibson is a designer, illustrator, and lover of kittens. Formerly the art director of Venus Zine magazine, in February 2011, she accepted a new position as Marketing Manager at Busy Beaver Button Co., established in 1995 by Christen Carter in Chicago. Gibson also is a part-time faculty member at Columbia College Chicago.

Denise Gibsons’s advice for creative entrepreneurs:

“Buy buttons! They are a low-cost form of advertising and a great merchandising opportunity for indie businesses. Contact me at, and I’ll help you get your button on.”

P.S. The DIYBA is a fan of Denise’s shameless self-promo approach to advice-giving.

P.P.S. Would you like to submit a logo design? Get in touch to talk shop at amy [at]

Follow the DIY Business Association on Twitter.


5 Responses to “The Red-and-White”

  1. Rebekah Miel February 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Hey – Do you have source files?

    • diybusinessassociation February 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

      Great to hear from you, Rebekah. I was just cruising your site,, and I love your work. The DIY Business Association would be honored if you submitted a logo interpretation. Yes, we have a PSD file that we can e-mail to you. Would you like me to e-mail it?

      • Rebekah Miel February 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

        ::blushes:: Thanks for the kind words! Emailing the psd would be great. Thanks!


  2. diybusinessassociation February 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Coming soon to an e-mail near you.


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