Logo work for weeklycomicbookreview.com. Fun project, good fit for me. I’ve been really into faux vintage lately, as you can see. I feel like vector art isn’t finished until it gets some texture, it seems too slick to me.
I started with something happy. I thought it was fun—not what they were looking for.
I had many ideas, these were some of the more resolved ones:
Logo for the band Dead Stare from Tacoma. I started out with they font Interstate, I wanted something very bold, because that’s usually the way hardcore logos look, then messed it up with an inky toothbrush, then sprayed it with black and white spraypaint, only slightly pushing the nozzle so that it came out in large drops. Then I cute them out and arranged them so. At this point it was illegible, so I cleaned it up with a white-out pen until you could pretty much read it. Graphic designers hate this kind of type, so difficult to read, but illustrators tend to care more about what it looks like than how readable it is. Finally, I scanned it and ran it through a stamp filter. I don’t advocate photoshop filters in general, but I found that the stamp filter does a good job of making things looks like they’ve been photocopied 10 times. I’m really happy with this, I think it suits the band’s brutal sound perfectly.