Ali and I have worked together for years on various projects, so when she started a brand new business, she knew just who to turn to! The company sells vintage Moroccan rugs, but with a decidedly modern aesthetic, so I needed to find a way to combine those ideas. She sent me inspiration photos of traditional doors, buildings and streets filled with earthy tones and mentioned calling attention to the company’s initials: MVR.
I loved the way sunlight and shadow created a thousand shades of terra cotta, which inspired me to overlap transparent letterforms (and solved the problem of the awkward spacing around the “V”!). Incorporating the Moroccan door shape into the “M” added a touch of whimsy, and setting the name of the business in deep teal lettering made it stand out from the imposing initials.
The logo is one of my favorites so far, and I know it will set her on the path to success with her new business!
Rebecca and I started working together in December when she reached out for a logo update. After a bit of discussion, it was clear a do-over was in order. We talked about how she wanted something colorful and floral, modern and just a little bit irreverent, since non-traditional weddings are her forte. We got into the specifics of typefaces that appealed to her, various styles of illustration and other elements and then I got to work.
I was really excited about the direction we were going in, so I got a little carried away and presented her with a whopping NINE logo options! It took just one round of changes to capture everything Rachel wanted to represent with her mark—and I think it’s one of my favorites ever!
Moxie Brides Magazine seeks to fill the gaps in the wedding publication industry—specifically featuring diverse and non-traditional brides. The publisher and founder had a very clear idea of what they wanted in a logo, and I knew they’d need a few iterations of the mark to fulfill the various functions they needed.
I’ve since been brought on as the part-time Art Director and have enjoyed helping set up the new website and seeking out couples to feature. We’re looking forward to our first issue in the coming months!