Based on my printed shirt, I’ve tweaked my art for the millionth time:
Though the end result looks like the whole thing simply had the brightness turned up, I tweaked almost every element individually: The CPUs, the Ono-Sendai logotype, the blue diamonds, the flowers & fans stokes, the flowers & fans fills, the circuit traces, the purple background and the blue background.
It may not be perfect, but the next one will be better…
The Sogo 7 logo from the ‘datagloves,’ the Sino-Logic 16 logo, a stylized pointy blue shape from cyberspace, the ‘height’ glyph from cyberspace, some Chinese text from cyberspace, and the Burdine logo from the opening cyberspace sequence, and the logo of the Beijing Hotel (not shown in the above image). Lots of excitement.
Logo for a (fictional) artificial diamond company.
The source for this (fictional) ‘company’ was a short story published in 1981, so I decided to go in a somewhat retro, 1980’s ‘futuristic’ direction. The above logo began as a text treatment / word mark. Please click the link below to read my case study:
Oh, yes, I am working on this thing almost every day. Here’s a tiny sneak peek:
The May, 1981 issue of OMNI is now in my hands. I’ll check it carefully for discrepancies or ‘transcription errors.’
It occurred to me that if this goes well and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, I could make any number of other Hawaiian-style shirts. HPL, typography, graphic design, Flying Tigers, Jurassic Park, Akira, Firefly…