My brief was pretty simple, but the first sketches needed to be more dark and grungey to reflect the type of magazine Cult Media is.
So back at home I got all my old Kerrangs out for inspiration.
Designing good type/a logo is actually pretty hard.. I think its cause as an Illustrator I want people to know that that is my work, whereas here I needed to make something that was completely someone elses..
My fav is
Anyway, I got carried away and made this ultra cheesy font thing as well.
I received 2 of the nicest and most unexpected gifts yesterday. The first was from a friend and colleague at the library. A knitted Jackalope! Its so frickin' cool.
He is now the official mascot of my desk/Guardian of the paintbrushes!
The second was from a local at The Emperor pub.
I love insects, especially moths, beetles and butterflies and will happily talk about them to anyone that'll listen. Last month I was sign painting at the pub and got talking to a collector/dealer. He told me about the Entomology Trade Fair in London (that I unfortunately couldn't make because of work)
We talked about insects, taxidermy and things for ages.
Yesterday he came into the pub and left this for me!
Its a Death's Head hawk Moth and absolutely beautiful.
He even hand made the frame.
I am so touched and happy, both the moth and the Jackalope are now 2 of my favourite things.