Kirby Stephens Design

William Cox

William Cox

William is a graphic designer, photographer, web and mobile application designer. Before joining KSD in 1989, William worked as a photojournalist and newspaper graphic designer. He is a graduate of Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky where he studied art and political science. 

You can see some of William's mobile photography at http://instagram.com/sciencehill_360

Selling food products online — it's a challenge. Hall's Beer Cheese chose KSD to develop their new website (BeerCheese.com) featuring a robust e-commerce system that streamlines the ordering and provides Hall’s with in-depth analytics and customer info.

The website is designed to be easily expandable as new products (stay tuned!) are introduced.

Beer Cheese is a Kentucky original product, and Hall’s On The River helped make it famous. While readily available in Kentucky, the new website makes it easy for fans to order in every state in the continental US. Many customers have commented that they used to live in Kentucky and miss Hall’s original snappy beer cheese.

After launching the beer cheese site, KSD redesigned the Hall’s On The River restaurant website. KSD continues to work with Hall’s on marketing strategies, packaging design, advertising, point of purchase, social media, and more.

Ah! Super Bowl LI. That's Super Bowl 51 for those of us not still in middle school. The use of Roman numerals has been mathematically obsolete for more than 1,100 years. But hey, they look important. Google "Roman numerals" and you will see people also searched:

People also asked

Last year the NFL broke a 48-year tradition (the first game had no number) and branded the big game with a radical change to Arabic numbers, or as we call them, "numbers." This made sense as the Roman numeral for 50 is just "L". It would have been obviously weird. 50 is cool. It's a nice number.

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So I have to wonder who had the bright idea to change back to Roman numerals this year? 51 would have worked so much better than LI, and certainly made things easier for future Super Bowl fans. —Quick, figure out what XCVIII is.

I'll have to admit I do like the letter X. It's always been a favorite. I think the broadcasters like it too. It looks powerful on a TV screen. At least, it usually does.

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Super Bowl logos used to be unique, each year offered a new design. They weren't always beautiful or elegant, but at least they had their own personality. In recent years, they have unified around the trophy, with only the number, and in some version, the host stadium architecture added for distinction. I blame the "L." It just messes with you. The only way to make it work is to give it context. 

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So I believe we can look forward to making fun of Super Bowl LIX in eight years. There should be almost as many jokes as the pornographic Super Bowl logo in 1996.

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