I’ve written about this before: Normal people, when planning their wedding, don’t think of making a logo for said wedding.
Those same normal people, after that wedding, don’t find the need to change their own personal logo to reflect their new last name.
(That’s because normal people don’t *have* a logo in the first place.)
Graphic designers, however, aren’t normal people. And, as one of them, I did have a logo of my initials before I got married. I loved it – not least of all because the E.D. doubled as the initials of my website name. Hashtag multitasking.
However, my last name no longer begins with a D. It begins with a V. And the argument could be made that sure, the D kiiiiinda could look like a V, so I couldddd keep it. My (brand-new!) husband pointed this out, and honestly, he’s right. If I wanted to pretend it’s a V, it’s distorted enough that it probably could fly.
But I know it’s not a V. When I made it, I didn’t make it as a V. I will never be able to see it as a V. So I went back to the drawing board to see if I could come up with anything better.
Now I’m not sure that this is “better,” per se. But. It’s clean, abstract, and minimalist, and I’m pretty happy with it.
What do you think? Comment and let me know!