I was asked to come up with something last year by Matt Badham (whose blog is on temporary hiatus but will be found here when he returns) while he was in charge of the site. I knocked up a few designs on the back of my (then uncompleted) tax return and some in Illustrator but didn’t come up with anything I was entirely happy with. Then Matt got fruitful and multiplied and hung up his Boss of Bugpowder hat. And I forgot all about logos.
Until last week when, while I was going through my laptop looking for large art files to transfer across to my external hard drive and found this...
Which I kinda liked. So I sent it over to Dan Fish, effectively the new Boss of the Bugpowder Blog, and Mr Badham for their opinion. They liked it, but it turned out to be entirely the wrong dimensions for its intended purpose.
So I stretched it a bit and got this:
Which I wasn’t over the moon about, truth-be-told. Pete Ashton (who used to be Boss of Bugpowder) suggested getting rid of the text at the top and bottom to make it less cluttered, but I still wasn’t over the moon. So on Saturday I played around with the idea and came up with two new-but-related logos.
This one was rejected:
And this one is at the top of Bugpowder today:
So there you go.