Scilly Laughs Logo Commission

It's all go here at And So We Begin! I'm very excited to announce my second logo design commission. My first commission was for a site that has not yet launched and is a bit secret squirrel so I'll be sharing that with you when they go live.

Meanwhile my friends at Scilly Laughs got in touch to ask me to help to bring their logo design to life. The inaugural comedy festival will take place in June this year. Organisers Brighton-based professional stand-up comedian Julie Jepson and comedy writer and event producer extraordinaire Jo Davies had a very clear idea of the look and feel they wanted to achieve and gave me a brilliantly detailed brief to work from. Julie was keen to include a common sight to the islands, the oystercatcher. And more precisely an oystercatcher throwing a custard pie perched precariously on the festival name. Well, of course!

I researched oystercatchers thoroughly online (although I couldn't find any throwing custard pies...) I studied their expressions, beaks, legs and colours and worked up a couple of drafts. Julie and Jo were keen on using red and blue so I tried different shades for the background and wording to make sure that the combination was working with the colour of the birds. We then worked closely to achieve the final logo, tilting the oystercatchers this way and that to achieve the perfect tipping point!

As social media will be used extensively to publicise the festival, it was important that the logo sat well in a small square to be used as a profile picture. With the two birds the smaller size looked a bit too fussy so I created a second image with just one bird to make it a little simpler.

Working on this logo has been great fun! If you would like to discuss a commission for your own website, company, social media profiles or blog please do get in touch.

In the meantime, make sure you follow Scilly Laughs on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear updates about this fabulous new comedy festival. You can also read more about the dates and acts that are booked here.