Sunday, July 11, 2010

What's Your Favorite Kell Belle Logo?

I worked all week drawing pages upon pages of tight comps which is graphic design lingo for "moved from thumbnail sketch to a more finished drawing but still not the final." My heartfelt gratitude goes out to those who have voted on these in the past. The pencil sketch that received the most votes was the one I liked best too and is further developed here in the comps.

Design 1

What we as designers discover is that what we think looks good in our rough pencil sketches doesn't actually work once we start drawing it out in ink. The design must be readable to all not just the designer who might be tempted to turn a blind eye to a small case double "L" that actually looks more like two "F's" to everyone else.

Design 2

Giving up an element that I truly like but does not contribute to my overall design can sometimes feel like I'm lopping off a limb but the end result ultimately is worth the sacrifice.

Design 3

With perseverance, I was able to rework the word belle and still keep the elements that made my "L's" look like "F's." It's interesting that my design takes on a life of its own in the same way that any other artistic medium might. Somehow divine intervention takes control during the creative process ultimately producing something even more sacred and beautiful than originally planned. I really love that about art.

Design 4

I think there are some here that work better than others and I definitely have a couple of favorites. Each of them is different in some way although the kell bell part of it remains unchanged in each. I'm going to invite you as my reader to tell me which one speaks to you.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I liked number two, but I like number four as well. They look almost identical to me.

I also like the simplicity of number three.

I think any of them would work, though.

Good Job!


Sheila :-)

slommler said...

Design Number 2 speaks to me. I love it!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

NUMBER 4!!!! Anita