Which one?

Life’s unnecessary drama lately has been interfering with my coffee work as well as design work.

An Indian Restaurant wants a logo.

I sketched a graphic by hand and also did other cleaner and simpler computer based designs . They picked the one with the graphic. this is just the back of a business card. Front will have a more developed logo with text etc.

My brain isn’t super sharp. Which one?! I can’t decide.

Author: Kat

I used to work as a graphic designer, until one day I was tragically and blissfully hit by two colliding meteors! One caused my falling in love with the world of coffee! And the other resulted in me falling out of love with the not so wonderful and nearly suffocating office culture! I left the glamour of the design world, and opened up my little café! Those were the best years of my life! I say ‘were’, because (wait! May be another time! But please do ask me if you ‘must’ know and can’t sleep tonight unless I tell you!) For the past three years, I have been living in a pyramid shape house in a middle of a green forest in the summer; a green forest buried underneath lots - I mean LOTS - of snow in the winter. I used to ‘think I still do ;)’ love the city! With its buzzing energy! I love to travel and seeing different food and coffee scenes...preferably alone! visiting ‘quirky and unusual’ places! I do not love visiting museums, hugely commercialized areas, malls and landmarks! I love old and full of heritage ‘anything’! I also love, to sit in a busy coffeeshop ‘reading quietly’ and not talking! Talking exhausts me most of the time! Watching the world unfold.. and thinking ...never does!

17 thoughts on “Which one?”

      1. #2.purely subjective. I have played with lines and borders for years. dots, broken lines, double lines, solid lines, blurred lines, different colors. gradients, varying widths, etc., as you have, and do, Kat. with just that one element, the variations are fairly infinite. and that’s just one element. and each one does have a different impact, and feel, a different kind of statement or message. like typefaces. the variations in typefaces are vast, obviously sometimes dramatic, sometimes very subtle. typefaces, like people, have personalities. design is incredibly fascinating, and because the variations are endless, it can be frustrating. it often feels like the endless search for the ‘just right’ combination of elements. knowing what elements you have to work with, expanding the tools you work with, can enrich the design. and too, sometimes the simplest design is the most difficult one to find. to clear away the clutter, and decide what is most important, and how to draw the eye there. and guide the eye from that first element, to any others. seldom do I look at something I have created even six months ago, and not want to change it. sometimes I am dismayed that I created something, thinking at the time that it was ‘good to better than good.’ but we learn. we play. we experiment. combine elements. as we change and grow, as our confidence grows, we see and create things differently.

        the design of the circle in #2 feel ‘Indian’ to me. the colors, the shapes. it’s intricate, beautiful. but again, purely subjective.

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      2. Glad to know you did too Michael 😊! Did you stop?! Are you still doing those types of things?!

        I completely agree on ‘looking at it again months later, and wanting to change it. And also feeling mortified
        at how weak etc it is. ‘How could I have designed such an ‘ugly baby’! Ha.

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