As a part of my day job and my various hobbies, I enjoy working with photography, video production and graphic design. When I saw a request in my Twitter stream for a logo design I decided to jump on it. David Allen of Other People’s Airplanes was looking for an updated logo design. I contacted David to get a feel for the style of logo he was interested in. According to David, “It needs to look great on a t-shirt, challenge coin, aircraft tail, etc. Fewer colors is better, but use runout colors to get the point across. Or perhaps something that is color independent.” This gave me a great starting point from which to work. As usual, I began sketching out rough designs with pencil and paper. I like the idea of integrating text, initials, etc. into logo design when possible. I thought it would be pretty cool to tie OPA into a design that actually looks like an airplane, since that is the premise for the podcast and brand overall. After many rough sketch revisions, I took the design to Adobe Illustrator for a final cleanup and this is the result:
In addition to the full width logo, which will work good for decals, t-shirts, large format print, etc., we worked together to layout a square design that would work for social media. I was thrilled to hear that the response from David and his team was overwhelming excitement.
I recently received a message from David Allen via Twitter (@DaveFlys) to check out the launch of the new logo on an episode of Hangar Chats. I am more than pleased at how he was able to implement the logo, even utilizing it as an alpha transition between scenes. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute to your incredible podcast David. I appreciate the opportunity!