wünderbürd studio

by atomicvibe • Uploaded: Jul. 21 '11

Description: WIP for a future ATOMICvibe sub-brand. Can't yet disclose the full nature of this sub-brand, but it will be art-related. The icon used here is repurposed and modified from a letterpress poster I designed as a graduation gift for my fiancée when she finished her 1-year Master's program. Click here to see the poster on my Flickr stream. We have a thing for penguins. The flying penguin symbolizes aspirations and great achievement. Type is custom, and the Us are made to look like bird beaks pointing down. The umlauts over the Us form the bird's eyes, while the negative space within the bowls of the Us forms the beaks. The whole typeface is built around the shape of the U, and is meant to evoke a funky, retro style.

Status: Work in progress

Commenting: Actively seeking critiques

Tags: impossibleachievementaspirationwonderdaydream

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Bernd said on Jul. 21 '11

so great !!!! --- like it !

atomicvibe said on Jul. 21 '11

Thanks for the compliment, Bernd! I appreciate you checking this one out.

sbdesign said on Jul. 21 '11

its no

hitbyreindeer said on Jul. 21 '11

love the whimsical vibe of the illo!

Atomicvibe said on Jul. 21 '11

Thanks, Reno! Yeah, I had a ton of fun with this one.

atomicvibe said on Jul. 21 '11

Thanks to all the swimmers. Any comments? Suggestions? Love it? Hate it? Anything?

atomicvibe said on Jul. 21 '11

Edited to bring the type into a more condensed unit. Any thoughts?

atomicvibe said on Jul. 23 '11

Thanks for the floats, guys! This is probably going to be a WIP for some time (since it's a mark for myself), so any suggestions or constructive crits are welcome. I'm actually working on some adjustments to it right now, one of which being to reduce the weight of the W, since it's looking really heavy right now. Another thing I'm debating is whether or not I need the nostrils in the beaks. At this size, in a full lockup, I'm not sure if it's overkill. Maybe it'd be OK if this were just an all-type execution. Another thing I'm considering is another version in which the penguin is holding the flag. I'll post up some stuff as I go along.

cresk said on Jul. 23 '11

Fun stuf man~!

atomicvibe said on Jul. 23 '11

Thanks for looking, and for the float, Gert!

atomicvibe said on Aug. 01 '11

Thanks, Romanovich! And thanks to all the swimmers!

nz paganini said on Aug. 14 '11

O! Very very best! Talented work!

Atomicvibe said on Aug. 15 '11

Thank you for the nice comment, Zoya!

hanuman shakti said on Aug. 18 '11

how could I missed this one....that's awesome!

hertzpectiv said on Aug. 18 '11

^Indeed! Lovin' the poster shots too, Jon!

atomicvibe said on Aug. 18 '11

WOW, thanks for the wonderful comments, guys! Haven't had a ton of activity on this one, so I figured either people just weren't feeling it, or it just slipped through the cracks.

How do you guys feel about the nostrils in the bird beaks/U letters in the type? Are they overkill?

What about the size relationship of icon to type?

nz paganini said on Aug. 23 '11

In this work all is good, Jon. Very good and beautifully!
I'm sorry for my English)

hanuman shakti said on Aug. 24 '11

I don't see anything wrong buddy, it's in my fav box! already :)

atomicvibe said on Aug. 25 '11

Thanks, Zoya and Hanuman! I appreciate the feedback :)

nz paganini said on Sep. 18 '11

I look and rejoice!)

sbdesign said on Nov. 16 '11


atomicvibe said on Nov. 18 '11

Thanks, guys!

Shinobi said on Jan. 06 '12

Nice work - Bravo!

hanuman shakti said on Dec. 10 '12

Still wait for the upcoming! :)

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