Category Archives: Pulled From My Files

Pulled From My Files #87: STRYFE’S & STRIKEBACK Logos

This and following two images © Marvel.

In 1993 I was asked by Marvel to design a logo for this X-Men spinoff one-shot. I have two marker sketches remaining, and no final inked version. This follows the pointy and dangerous mandate from Marvel at the time. I rather liked the way I snuck in the apostrophe between the E and S. Continue reading

Pulled From My Files #86: SHAME logo

Images © Lovern Kindzierski, John Bolton and Renegade Arts.

In 2010 I agreed to letter a painted allegorical miniseries for Alexander Finbow of Renegade Arts in Canada, written by Lovern Kindzierski, painted art by John Bolton. Part of the job was to design the cover logo. I believe I started with some rough ideas from John, which I no longer have, but it gave me the approach he wanted, and it was one I liked: thin overlapping letters with graceful shapes offset by a scratchy rendering approach. This first marker sketch is going in the right direction, but is too hard to read. Continue reading

Pulled From My Files #85: S.T.A.R. CORPS & R.E.B.E.L.S. ’94 Logos

This and all images © DC Entertainment.

In 1993 I was asked by Curtis King at DC to design a logo for S.T.A.R. CORPS, spinning out of SUPERMAN. Acronyms (words that are abbreviations with each letter standing for another word) are always a pain to design. It’s hard to get the spacing right with a period after each letter. In this case, though, it worked out okay as periods could shelter under the arms of the T and then I just had to extend the R to shelter another one. Block letters with an inline of white and then a starry fill seemed a good way to go. My larger stars are stolen from science fiction artist Kelly Freas, who stole them from fantasy artist Virgil Finlay, by the way. Continue reading

Pulled From My Files #84: ROBIN and ROGUE Logos

Robin images © DC Entertainment.

Some time in the early 1990s I was asked by DC’s Licensing Department to submit logo design ideas for Batman, which I wrote about in THIS post. Apparently I did a few Robin designs as well, and I have three marker sketches. This first one is very tall, a clue it’s not a cover logo, and uses a serif style I still find appealing. Continue reading

Pulled From My Files #83: PUNISHER 2099

This and all images © Marvel.

In 1994 I was asked to design a logo with a very long title, as above. I had already designed the 2099 seen here, and this existing title was scheduled for a new look. Acronyms (words made of the first letters of a longer name or phrase) that have periods after each letter are always a design problem, and I thought my solution on this one was pretty good.  Continue reading