Once upon a time, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, my great grandfather and namesake, Charles Card, owned a diner and on warm busy days to make more room for customers, he would move his countertop register onto the outside sidewalk.
When patrons were finished with their meals, they’d walk out and Charles would ask:
People figured that since he expected honesty at checkout, he himself must be Honest.
After selling the diner, Honest Charley founded Honest Charley’s Speed Shop in 1948. The catalog business became the South’s most influential supplier for Indy racers and hot rod enthusiast.
The Shop made its name on much more than providing high quality auto parts, with an imaginative logo and quirky catalogs that Honest Hisself designed by hand.
Honest Charley is a designer who specializes in web and motion graphics. Currently, he is a Senior at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York and will be graduating in December 2014 with a degree in broadcasting. His portfolio consists of online and print designs, branding campaigns, animations, and web development projects. As a digital journalist, he's designed, edited, and produced interactive narrative pieces for Ithaca College’s newspaper, The Ithacan, winning national awards for individual content and for the newspaper’s overall website. In 2013, he helped lead a research project in partnership with Ithaca College and Ohio University, to design and develop a web based mapping applications, Media Deserts, which will be launching later in 2014. As a media production concentration in college, he has combined his artistic and design abilities to produce title sequences, animations, and special effects for films.