It's all about the branding they say! lol Well if so then i guess PlexHop needs a logo so in the last month or so ive been kind of brainstorming randomly about what i would do for a logo. Now with logo's there tends to be three types, simply words, words and an image/icon, simply an image. Ive always liked the idea of the combo. The reason being is in my oppinion it kills two birds with one stone. First and formost the words communicate exactly what the brand is. Second the image helps the logo be instantly recognizable.
A Logo that Adapts
Another goal i wanted to achieve when creating my logo is something that can be modified for different purposes. PlexHop is my general brand. But at times i may produce the sub brands PlexHop Comics, PlexHop Music, PlexHop Animations etc. Not only that but i want to be able to play with the design with merchandising and products similar to how brands like Echo Clothing have tons of variations of there logo with the rhino on there t shirts.
Last but not least i want this logo to communicate the two main love's that my brand encompasses which basically is Hip-Hop and Comic Books the Calmplex way. ;)
What i saw in my head
This Idea is one of those designs that just dawned on me one day and so i did a little google image research on a "Guy holding a boom box" and executed! And i think it came out pretty good for a first draft. I love it when that happens! The antennae we're a last minute addition but i think they really help bring the comic aspect into the design.
Now this is not the final but the outline of the silhouette is probably pretty close to what the final will look like. The letters are definately going to change but the will probably have a similar feel. Thanks for checking this out and id love to see what you guys think of this. Is it something you'd wear on a shirt? Does it seem instantly recognizable and reflect the brand well?
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