by clairec • Uploaded: Jul. 21 '10
Gallerized Jul. '10 ae0bd11c2bda912710535ab8580132c2.png

Description: Logo for a recently renovated traditional wooden sailboat. The aim was to convey a sense of timeless tradition combined with a personal, modern feel. Design process here.

As seen on: Behance

Status: Client work

Commenting: Actively seeking critiques

Tags: custom typeletteringtypography

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sebastiany said on Jul. 21 '10

dig it

clairec said on Jul. 21 '10

Thanks zu and sebastiany, glad you like it! Happy to see this in the gallery

vintage_chic said on Jul. 21 '10

Very nice :) The color is lovely too.

ru_ferret said on Jul. 21 '10

L is pretty strange here

davishama said on Jul. 21 '10

I like the mark and i like the colours :)

vintage_chic said on Jul. 21 '10

@ ru_ferret: I kind of agree, maybe if it was flipped (so that it curved toward the left and not the right) that could help?

zibbidy said on Jul. 21 '10

Congrats Claire, great type.

clairec said on Jul. 22 '10

Thanks all for the comments!

Actually the lowercase 'l' isn't strange at all, it's standard calligraphic practice to curl the top forward to the right. Curving round to the left would disrupt the type and then the balance of the piece. I didn't think anybody could have a hard time with legibility as far as calligraphy was concerned.

mabu said on Jul. 22 '10

Love those lines.

vintage_chic said on Jul. 22 '10

@ Clairec: It is not illegible at all, I actually love the logo. Clearly, I have not been education on basic practices of calligraphy :P Leave it as is!

Jippy Rinaldi said on Jul. 22 '10

Nice work claire..

milou said on Jul. 23 '10

This is a beauty! Loving it.

clairec said on Jul. 23 '10

Mads & Jippy: thanks a lot!

Vintage_chic: Yep, the idea was to give a sense of elegance by adding a touch of calligraphic-inspired style. Glad you like it!

rudy hurtado said on Jul. 23 '10

Nice flow it has %u2013 Yoda

clairec said on Jul. 23 '10

Thanks Milou! (must have been posting at the same time as you) You've got a stunning showcase.

rudy hurtado said on Jul. 23 '10

Nice flow it has - Yoda

clairec said on Jul. 23 '10

Haha thanks a lot Rudy!

dannygdammit said on Jul. 24 '10

I think it's cool as is..

but I do see what people are saying about the L as well.. I think if it were to curve the other way it'd look like it was continuing the fluidity of the A, which could be very nice.

either way awesome job and a wonderful addition to the gallery.

clairec said on Jul. 25 '10

Thanks very much Dan! Interesting point for the 'l' - I had briefly tried it the other way, but it looked as if it was tipping backwards and the '-or' was lonely!
Really like your portfolio website by the way.

dannygdammit said on Jul. 26 '10

ohh, yeah i could see it isolating the "or" :/

and thank you :)

Noetic Brands said on Jul. 26 '10

beautiful work!

Gafyn said on Jul. 26 '10

Beautiful type - a well-deserved gallery spot!

clairec said on Jul. 28 '10

Thanks very much Ali & Gafyn! Appreciate it a lot

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