Have you ever spent hours and motivation on a proposal and the client rejected it? I assume it happens to everyone, but sometimes, we are specially proud of these black sheep that come out of our creativity farms. This is the case of the logo I am showing you in this post.
This logo was meant to be for Styling, a surf brand and a chain of action sports shops. This is the original sketch
The union of the ‘S’ and the ‘t’ drawn a ‘4’ making possible to misread “S4”
I decided to separate both characters resulting the following
The ‘S’ looked way too aggressive compared to the rest of the letters. This is how it looked after tweaking it
The logo was looking good
It could still be misread as “Styting”, so here’s the solution I came up with
The logo could be even shorter,
be part of a sunset,
have the company of a snowflake
or some broken decks
All in all, I was proud of this first approach to the project and well, I still have a special love for it even if it didn’t work out.