The development of ideas for a possible Logo for the Oxford Centre for Cognitive Disorders. Work in sketchbook first, which is then scanned and re-drawn in Illustrator, where further ideas and refinements are made. the original brief called for a logo that will convey confidence, reassurance, reliability and guidance.
two pieces of recent design. I had hoped to post recent pages from my small A6 Seawhite sketchbook but I left it on a train on the way to see this guy, who I taught some time ago. so 4 months worth of sketchbook gone.... ;-(
Last week the school where I work presented commemorative mugs to all staff and pupils. I had enormous fun designing the mugs, and I thought it would be interesting to document here the process of design and manufacture.
We began with ideas for a matt black mug with the rhodamine red (pink) and white logo set on the side. The first manufacturers we contacted revealed quite quickly that this was going to be very difficult if not impossible; very bright pinks were hard to produce in fired glaze colours. It quickly became clear that the newish process of 4 colour (CMYK) ceramic decals would be used and a complicated and rich design - that would justify the mugs relatively high retail cost would be needed.
the two works above show Intial scribbles and the final design. This gallery documents the design process.
I have been working on various things at the moment including the Pericles design, a commemorative mug and a self portrait. The last two I can't post images of yet as they have to remain secret until ready.
This is a sketch I did on a recent gallery trip with my UVIth art set.
I have been doing a lot of work on the logos above. The brief was for a logo that would help give an identity to the Abingdon Film Unit. Logos for the Crown film Unit and GPO Film Unit as well as Atlantic records were given as suitable examples. In other wrods we were looking for a classic maybe even retro look. I was keen to use the Abingdon typefaces of Perpetua and Stone Sans. In the end FILM UNIT is in perpetua but the sans serif AFU uses Gills Sans as a basis. Eric Gill designed Perpetua as well Gill Sans. Around school everyone talks about the Film Unit so I wanted to keep the film unit element of the design seperate in someway. The chosen and refined design is shown large at the top.