In 1994 I was doing lots of logos for Marvel. It was a boom that would soon be followed by a bust. Here are three X-Men-related ones. I did only one sketch for X-MAN, probably from a suggestion by editor Bob Harras. The design is similar to one I had recently done for X-MEN UNLIMITED, but with telescoping like that on the much earlier design for UNCANNY X-MEN by Jim Steranko.
X-MEN ARCHIVES was meant to be a book featuring a variety ofindividual characters. I thought a name-plate idea for the logo would be a good idea, leaving room for the character logo below, and FEATURING could fit in where it worked best.
The final logo used sketch 4 without the frame. Works okay, I’m not crazy about the color choice. I also lettered that LEGION logo, I’ve already written about it earlier in this series, I think. I’m not sure if I lettered that FEATURING, or if it’s typeset.
More of these when I have time.