We are very pleased with artworkbean's design ability, responsiveness and ability to meet our variety of needs. Each time we asked for a revision artworkbean was responsive and gave us several options to choose from. Our final design ended up being something that he surprised us with in addition the logos that we were focusing on. We ended up heading in a slightly different direction based on his creativity. The process of working with him was really great.
How Simon Smithson started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Calavera Books is a new independent publishing house. We make and publish books! Currently ebooks only, but with luck, the future will hold print books too.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
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Calavera Books is looking to develop a classical-themed, Spanish-and-Mexcan-inspired logo that is at once classic and fun. The current theme for the site at http://www.calaverabooks.com is a good place to start - that kind of old, parchment-styled theme will eventually be updated, but to something that is very like that. Think the kind of look that wouldn't look out of place in a Drake's Fortune game or Indiana Jones movie.
The current typeface on that webpage is perfect, that old, heavy font, but the logo itself should be fairly light.
Calavera is Spanish for skeleton, and it's used in various Day of the Dead celebrations. A great addition to the logo would be something like the character of Manny Calavera from the Grim Fandango adventure game: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs46/f/2…y_rmda.jpg
But I have to stress, any logo using a skeleton-oriented theme should be light, and fun. No heavy metal skull motifs, please!