2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 43 posts. There were 270 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 187mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 17th with 98 views. The most popular post that day was We are JA – Jackson Academy.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, android-vs-ipad.co.cc, linkedin.com, and pechakuchacharleston.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for doodle drawing, doodle drawings, doodle, cultigraphic, and susan g komen ads.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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We are JA – Jackson Academy June 2010

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Shotgun Doodle of the Day! June 2009

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Twitter Poll – Favorite Logos (3/10/09) March 2009
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Cultigraphic® strikes again: Logo Design receives international recognition! September 2010

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Susan G. Komen Lowcountry® Keeps it Local August 2009
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Cultigraphic® strikes again: Logo Design receives international recognition!

We are so excited to announce that one of our Logo Designs has been selected to be featured in the 3rd Edition of LogoLounge Master Library series, titled Shapes & Symbols. The release date for the book is July 2011. Pre-order the book here: http://www.amazon.com/LogoLounge-Master-Library-Shapes-Symbols/dp/1592536905/ref=sr_1_11?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285354911&sr=8-11

This logo was designed for a Charleston, SC client, Bahia Weddings & Events, a company that specializes in planning destination weddings in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Be on the lookout for the next Logo Lounge Book! If you’d like to see some other Logo Lounge Books, check them out on Amazon.com or other bookstores.

Surgery, Specialists & Spider Veins, Oh my!

We are so excited to announce the launch of a new website for Coastal Surgical Vascular and Vein Specialists! Last summer, we completed the branding of Coastal Surgical Vascular and Vein Specialists, as well as the Lowcountry Vein and Medical Spa, both located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, South Carolina. The launch of this website is an important development for this business, as it will enable patients to gather information about the Centers’ staff and procedures before appointments or when they may have questions. Patients will also be able to download important forms and submit contact information to schedule appointments.

The initial phase of design for the site began with five website layout options, and then after a few revisions, we chose the design you see now. Accessibility, simple navigation and legible script were some of the key elements to consider when designing this site. We also wanted patients to feel a sense of ease and relaxation as they browsed the site. Zafari, Inc. partnered with us and provided stellar back-end programming and Search Engine Optimization for the website as well.

Cultigraphic enjoys designing for all different kinds of companies and genres; but we have certainly recognized a small niche in medical advertising, promotion and design for the past few years with clients such as Mississippi Breast Center, the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry and Central Mississippi Affiliates, the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, and Coastal Surgical to name a few.

Enjoy browsing the new website: http://www.csvvs.com/

Site Launch for Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

We are so excited to launch a freshly designed website for Lowcountry Pregnancy Center! If you haven’t read earlier posts, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center is a place for women to receive emotional, medical, informational and spiritual support in the event of a surprise pregnancy. Just a few of the services offered at LPC include free pregnancy tests, free limited ulstrasounds, and free counseling. The center also provides reading classes, parenting classes and a fatherhood program.

LPC’s main goals for their site were to have a place where women and men facing pregnancy related issues could go to for information and help – with no pressure or guilt. They wanted the site to be approachable, helpful and informative – as well as encouraging to those who find themselves in a difficult situation relating to unwanted or accidental pregnancies.

We used the bright, bold colors consistent with their branding, and a simple layout for easy navigation through their site. We included commercials, contact information and maps, links to their facebook page, and inspirational quotes from clients and others at the top of each page.

Check out their site here: http://lowcountrypregnancycenter.com/

A Midsummer’s Night Art Delight (affordable art + jazz + wine + food)

On Thursday, July 22, 2010, Kristen Ley and Catherine Yerger of Cultigraphic® are very excited to participate in an affordable art show with artists & photographers Pamela Cisneros, Kim Lucia, and Amelia & Dan Hale. Please join us for this exciting event, there is no charge for admission and we are excited to announce we will be giving away free art work and massage gift certificates donated by Massage Envy!

All art will be priced below $350. Amazing art doesn’t have to be expensive!

Get ready to enjoy some complimentary wine, apps, and jazz music provided by Cristobal. 5 – 9 p.m. – can’t wait to see you there!

Check out some of our work below, and RSVP to the event page here. Meredith Siemens also wrote a great article about the event! It is featured on the front page of TheDigitel Charleston website. Check it out here!

Don’t Go Loco, Go Logo!

Check out some of the new logos being created at Cultigraphic. :)

Charleston Your Home – Real Estate Redefined

Check out some of the work we did for Charleston Your Home, a boutique real estate agency specializing in the Charleston, SC real estate market. They wanted a modern, fresh look, so we designed a logo and business card for their agency. Some of the work is purely conceptual (the van), but have fun looking at it!

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