Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Hand Lettered Author Logos - Kristin Hannah and Cathy Woodman

I’ve worked on quite a few author logos over the years, so I decided to gather them together and add them to a folder in the publishing section of my site. Today, I’m adding two new authors - Kristin Hannah and Cathy Woodman

Two very different approaches for two very different authors. A soft mono-line script for Kristin Hannah’s beautiful dream-like covers and quirkier, more angular lettering to work with the lovely watercolour illustrations on Cathy Woodman’s series.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Becky Chilcott Design Logo

I was delighted to work on a logo for a new website launched this week by Becky Chilcott Design. A talented designer, working predominantly for the publishing industry, Becky also finds time to curate the talks at the wonderful St Bride Print Library here in London. Check out her blog if you get a chance - it’s a fascinating read.

Becky wanted to keep the site fresh and simple, so we decided on a loose mono-line script with open counters and a flowing line to complement the grid layout. The cool palette of grey, green and white with a touch of red adds to the open, uncluttered feel of the site.

Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed working on a range of logos. Clients include entrepreneurs with new products and starter businesses, authors (for both publishing houses and self-publishers), musicians (established and starting out), restaurants, wine merchants, magazines, confectioners, food manufacturers, hotels and even stately homes. You can see a selection of this work in the logos folder on my portfolio site.