The winners of the 2016 World Press Photo contest have just been announced, and the selected images accurately reflect a year of tumult and beauty from across the globe. “La Maya Tradition” by Daniel Ochoa is my favourite collection – young girls between the age of 7 and 11 are chosen every year as ‘Maya’ for the ‘Las Mayas’, a festival derived from pagan rites celebrating the arrival of spring, in the town of Colmenar Viejo, Spain. The girls are required to sit still for a couple of hours in a decorated altar. Beautiful!
The Marbeca Bakery is a yorkshire-based company which specialises in custom cakes and cupcakes. They design and create hand-crafted decorations and cakes tailored to fit any theme or event ranging from wedding designs, holidays, birthdays and christenings to personalised cakes or cupcakes for corporate events and gifts.
Working with Marcia, the owner/designer was fantastic as she had so many great (and tasteful) ideas it wasn’t possible to design a bad logo! The final design layout and colours was her own idea and she certainly has an eye for design (which explains of course why she’s such a successful cake designer!)
I really like how fresh and inviting the entire design looks (without being oversaturated). I think we also achieved a nice balance between elegant and handmade look and that represents the business core values pretty well.
As I only feature full branding boards in my portfolio I don’t always get an opportunity to show smaller logo design commissions which don’t have a matching guide. These are really interesting, professional and beautiful designs so I thought I should do a series of posts featuring single logo design commissions.
Today I would like to focus on Danielle’s blog called Rooting The Sun – rootingthesun.com full of delicious, healthy recipes.
“Growing your own food is dirty and sweaty, and the roots are in the earth, but the results are good health and vibrant smiles.” says Danielle.
We thought the best choice for an organic, earthy style blog would be a hand drawn bunch of vegetables, mostly roots. After some revisions we decided to go with a culinary-style typeface called Ahra and a couple of green and yellow watercolour washes. Here is the final logo:
Keepers Memory Lockets specialises in hand made personalised jewellery, in the form of lockets with charms and photos inside. Lauren (owner and designer at KML) commissioned a custom logo design that reflects the unique nature and artisan style of her products.
As she liked several mockups I sent we decided there will be two final designs in various colour schemes. You can see the final branding board here:
Lauren has even made a locket with her new design which looks really cool!
One of my recent customers was a talented jewellery designer based in Nottingham. Ilona was a fantastic person to work with – her new branding reflects natural, elegant style with some geometric/art-deco influences. Her Pinterest page was really interesting to explore and offered a good start for this commission.