Why An Octopus?

Well, it’s an awesome creature

The octopus. It invokes fear in mythology and modern day movies. It inspires the brightest minds in pursuit of scientific inquiry. But why is it swimming through our website?

The octopus is a visually striking and utterly unique creature. Abacab Designs strives to achieve that kind of intense visual interest and creativity in everything we do. Just as the octopus has three hearts, at Abacab, we're passionate about three things, which are the heart of our business: Graphic Design. Brand Management. Creative Solutions.

At Abacab, our team of creative professionals handles dozens of different projects concurrently. All of those “arms” are amazingly synchronized through the vision of company owner and Creative Director, Brian Curran. And that's what allows Abacab to provide exceptional service and quality to every client.

An octopus “inks” when it experiences stress. We don’t "do" stress at Abacab, but we do ink (print and digital), and we do it better than anybody else. Speaking of ink, you might already know that octopi change their color, but not for camouflage purposes, as might be supposed. It’s a mode of communication. The blushes, spots, and traveling bands of color that an octopus can manifest are reflective of its linguistic intent. At Abacab, graphics, color, design, imagery, and words all work together to communicate a client’s identity, information, and intent.

The octopus is pretty, sort of, in it’s own unique way. And it’s sort of graphic.

At Abacab Designs, things get pretty graphic. All the time.

"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going forward, backwards, or sideways."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Author

“The monster of advertisement...is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat...”

Sarah Bernhardt, Film Actress

"There can be nothing more frightening in a gigantic monster of many tentacles than intelligence."

A.E. Marling, Dream Storm Sea

"With 3 brains and 8 arms, the octopus is truly amazing, but the math is all wrong."

Brian Curran, Graphic Designer