Part of my job when redesigning deaf artist Dawn Barnett’s website, dabarstudio.com, was creating a new Dabar Studio logo.
Dabar Studio Logo – Old
Dawn’s old logo was still relevant, as it used a stylized figure from her own artwork that is using the American Sign Language (ASL) sign for I Love You. This sign appears in nearly every piece of art Dawn created for over ten years, and still shows up from time to time. But she had grown tired of it. She reviewed all of her “deaf hieroglyphics” carefully and chose one she felt would become her “life logo.”
Dabar Studio Logo – Proposed
This is an image of the excerpt from her artwork that Dawn sent me to work from. I was ready to stop right here! It’s beautiful as is and looked great on her website. However, she wanted a clean brown and white version adapted from her original art.
Dabar Studio Logo – Final
Now that it’s done I have to agree with Dawn’s vision. You can clearly see the influence of the South Pacific island nations where she has traveled many times. It looks very Maori, don’t you think? Her love of ancient Egyptian and other primitive art is also well communicated. It is eyecatching and bold, like Dawn and like her art. And it has a very artistic flair. Great call!
The Dabar Studio logo was not created simply to fill the logo space in the header of Dawn’s website. It is true vector art, so it can be used to make something as small as a business card or as large as a banner for an art festival or outdoor market. I designed it to serve her well for a long time.
Are you interested in a logo for your business, studio, or a “life logo”? Contact me to discuss your needs. I will be happy to work with you to create a great logo that will serve you too!