Pulled From My Files #64: THE DRIFTER Logo

Sometimes the freelance life brings job prospects that seem promising but don’t go anywhere. Such was the case with this logo assignment from Dana Marchand some time in the early 1990s. I no longer remember exactly what it was for. A comic? A video game? Mr. Marchand contacted me several times with offers like this, but I no longer remember what company or companies he was with. He was a good talker, and convinced me to do logo designs for him several times, but ultimately did not ever accept any, ask for final renderings, or pay for them, though he might have paid me a small kill fee. I think the last time I heard from him, he was working on a Stan Lee-related project and wanted some logos for that. I turned him down, and haven’t heard from him since.

The sketches I have for “The Drifter,” not to be confused with the current Ivan Brandon Image title DRIFTER, are all over the place, suggesting Mr. Marchand did not know what he wanted, and was merely on a fishing expedition. This is something I try to avoid, but as I said, he was a good talker.

I did eight sketches for him on two sheets of typing paper using markers over pencils. On these, THE was left out. Personally I like #7 the best. I have no idea if this project ever came out. If so, I didn’t see it. I’m guessing it didn’t, or the current Image title might have run into rights problems with the name, but that’s just a guess.

More like this when I have time.

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