I couldn't let my sibling Iceland trip go without making a logo. Lisa and I were in Iceland with my brother and his fiance, and my sister. My brother and sister are twins and were celebrating their 30th birthday, so we went big...Read More
Logos Across Europe
Unfortunately, my photos do not give a good view of the reasoning behind this logo, like others in my Europe project. Everywhere we went in Bulgaria, there were shops selling rose products. It's one of the country's biggest exports. They had creams, perfumes, and even tea and jelly for sale. We tried everything, and purchased a few gifts..Read More
As soon as we crossed the border into Serbia it felt like landing on a different planet due to the arrival of Cyrillic into our periphery. I chose to focus my graphic on that feeling, mixed with a sight familiar to our travels which is the train platform information board...Read More
I was really struck by seeing remnants of the war in Sarajevo contrasted with it being an Olympics host city only ten years prior. It made war feel, personally, not something you learn about in class or see in a distant place, but something that can happen anywhere. While in a war gallery we watched the documentary, Miss Sarajevo, which focuses on the life of the people under seige in Sarajevo during the war...Read More
I was really struck with the scars of the recent war, and the mix of hope and hopelessness we encountered...Read More
Thanks to Dan, Mei, and Willy for showing us around Hvar Island. It's always great to connect with friends while traveling. It makes the experience more full, and allows the place to become the backdrop, not the focus, of the experience. I will let the photo gallery tell the story this time...Read More
Pecs, pronounced Pay-ch, is a city that marvelously fuses it's history with it's future. We first noticed it in our guesthouse, where there were modern stainless appliances and Ikea furniture in a converted abbey. The walls were all freshly painted white, except for a few spots where they let the old ceiling patterns through in patches. Then we hiked up a mountain to some roman ruins only to find a patterned metal sculpture garden live within the ruins. We also toured through the church/mosque in the big square and noticed this modern metalwork in the basement crypts. This is where we recognized the trend and noticed it many more times through our visit. Many places in Europe build within the old ruins, but few do it with such a modern fusion as Pecs (that we have found so far).
My goal with this logo was to fuse an old and elegant serif font with a modern cool sans serif. I chose to work with Bodoni and Futura because they already shared a somewhat similar architecture.