A buddy of mine asked me to help out with a logo. He’s busy spinning decks down in sunny Bournemouth. He was after something that was a play on his name, not too formal and something with a bit of a ‘shout-out’ vibe to it. Below is the finished version and a little bit of the process, showing concepts and iterations.
I was approached recently to create an identity for a musician for his YouTube channel. He wanted a Japanese influence in the logo. We went through a couple of rounds of changes and this was the version he wanted to go with. It was a nice smooth project to work on. I'll post a link to his tunes as soon as I get it.
I've been investing in myself for the last few weeks by creating materials for my logo and website. All the materials have arrived. Letterheads, stickers, envelope labels, business cards and postcards. Here's some shots. Click any of the images to bring up it's full size.
For the past few months I've wanted to create a stronger identity for my website and my work. An exercise in branding was called for so I set to work. I wanted something that identifies with how I work, and wanted to keep the 'Sketchbook' feel to my logo. I tinkered away during my free time, sought advice from another designer whose opinion I trust and thought about I wanted the logo to reflect part of my personality. I don't consider a designers designer and I'm fine with that, but that doesn't mean I want any of my work to look shabby. I feel that if my latest piece of work is not an improvement in some fashion from my last, I've let myself down.
I've put up some of the images I worked on while creating the logo. From my side, I'm happy with the end result.
This is the end result. I thickened/tidied up the ink splashes. I also added in a little image from a photo of myself. I've used the dot in my site. I think it re-enforces that I'm a one man band, and that I feel sometimes isolated because of this.