PixelCamp - Pencil

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  1. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    Sketch for a logo I'm working on with Chris Brauckmuller. The goal is to reflect a camping, outdoor-retreat sort of theme with some script lettering reminiscent of wooden signage. The overall style needs to be solid, simple and masculine (nothing fancy, childish or too playful) and on a straight baseline. In terms of use, it'll be primarily on screen and have to work well at small sizes.

    The final version is going to have a straight 'L' (instead of the loop) to make it a little less informal and not too much like handwriting. I'm also working on reducing that inevitable 'P-i' gap and fixing up the angle of the last 'p' as it's falling off a bit.

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    about 2 years ago

  2. Fabio Benedetti Fabio Benedetti

    @Claire Coullon nice typography ++

    about 2 years ago

  3. Steven Schroeder ™ Steven Schroeder ™

    is this based off of anything, or just freestyled lettering?

    about 2 years ago

  4. Dalius Stuoka Dalius Stuoka

    Looking good thus far!

    about 2 years ago

  5. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Fabio Thanks a lot!
    @Steven Just freestyled - initially did some very rough drafts with a brush marker pen and then worked with pencil from there. Cheers for the comment!

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    about 2 years ago

  6. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Dalius Thank you!

    about 2 years ago

  7. Bill S Kenney Bill S Kenney

    Look forward to seeing what you and @Chris come up with.

    about 2 years ago

  8. Jed Bridges Jed Bridges

    Another terrible thumbnail! ; )
    Love this so much! Did you try any other options for the "m" to "p" connection?

    about 2 years ago

  9. Chris Beaumont Chris Beaumont

    Perfection. How do you get your sketches so smooth and keep all the line weights the same? Great work again @Claire Coullon can't wait to see this develop.

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    about 2 years ago

  10. Michael Spitz Michael Spitz

    Looking good Claire. I'm off on a trip for around 10 days so I'll have to check in on your progress when I get back... In the meanwhile, consider all your shots liked in advance ;)

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    about 2 years ago

  11. Florent Gosselin Florent Gosselin

    Can't add anything more! Great work.
    Same question than Chris :) It seems so perfect!

    about 2 years ago

  12. The Prince Ink Co. The Prince Ink Co.

    Sketch huh? I have no idea what to call my 'sketches' any more...they are definitely not this legit...

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    about 2 years ago

  13. Terra Spitzner Terra Spitzner

    Can't wait to see the progress on this, Claire! I am loving it (:

    about 2 years ago

  14. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Bill Thanks very much, will make sure to post the process.

    @Jed Haha thanks! Glad you like it. That style of connection emerged naturally pretty early on and I wanted to keep it simple and consistent (so curve-straight junctions are angled throughout). I do have a feeling those two letters will need some work in the vector though..

    @Chris Cheers Chris! I usually draw the final version by tracing over the previous draft with a light pencil, then mechanical pencil on top for the final outline. It is kind of pain though, particularly because the lead breaks all the time.. Thanks a lot for the kind words!

    @Michael Ha, thank you Michael! Will do ;) Hope you have a great trip and will look forward to hearing from you when you get back.

    @Florent Thanks a lot, that's really nice of you! See above about the pencil lines :)

    @The Prince Ink Co. Haha thanks a lot for the comment. In fairness, this is the final sketch - the others are definitely much messier. (For personal work or things that I vector directly without presenting them, I don't usually go as neat.)

    @Terra Spitzner Glad to hear it, thank you!

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    about 2 years ago

  15. Chris Burton Chris Burton

    I can't even think of what to say to compliment how I feel about this.

    Feedback: The kerning on the "am" ligature seems a tad bit larger.

    about 2 years ago

  16. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    Thanks very much @Christopher, really appreciate that. Cheers for the feedback as well, you're right about that gap. Actually, that second word was much more of a pain overall than 'Pixel', even though the letterforms themselves are technically simpler.. Working on the vector now so will make sure to fix that kerning, thanks!

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    about 2 years ago

  17. Emir Ayouni Emir Ayouni

    I can't believe how you always make it look so relaxed and simple. You put in a ton of work and nothing you do is by accident. You put thought behind every little detail in your type, yet the outcome still looks like it was casually written by a hand of perfection.

    But that's the whole purpose of course. Still, you can tell that it's your natural love for letters that makes it look so genuine.

    As always, looking forward to seeing where this will end up. Looks great so far!

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    about 2 years ago

  18. Brian Steely Brian Steely

    Wow, this type is amazing already, Claire!

    about 2 years ago

  19. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Emir Thank you sincerely Emir, that's such a wonderful thing to read. I always spend hours pouring over those beautiful, intricate lettering drawings with elaborate details and wish mine looked half as exciting - it's so encouraging to read that you can see the things you described in these sorts of process drawings too. Really means a lot, thank you. Should be posting the vector progress soon! (Remember when I used to post once every couple of months?!)

    @Brian Always good to hear your thoughts, thank you very much!

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    about 2 years ago

  20. Dan (Hypagraphic) Dan (Hypagraphic)

    You could add a link to the i to help fill some gap. One concern I have with it is Pixel seems quite curvy and angular compared to "amp" as noted with the difference in stems on the two p's. Anyway, nice neat lettering for a sketch.

    about 2 years ago

  21. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    Thanks very much for your feedback @Dan (Hypagraphic) I always really appreciate it. Originally, for the 'P-i' I had something like this where the 'i' had a little tail that fit in the gap. However, it contributed to everything looking a bit too casual and handwriting-like, so we changed it and I'm tweaking the position of the 'P' stem and bowl to compensate instead.

    Really good point about 'Pixel' vs. 'amp' - I've been fixing up the stem of the 'P' so it follows the slant of the lowercase one more closely and that has really helped (as has making the 'L' straight too). I'll post the vector development soon, would be interested to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks again!

    about 2 years ago

  22. Tad Fry Tad Fry

    The i to x to e; love it!

    about 2 years ago

  23. Chris Brauckmuller Chris Brauckmuller

    Beautiful. I cant wait to get my hands on this. You're awesome!

    about 2 years ago

  24. Bo Lane Bo Lane

    Solution to your broken led problem: liquid ink pencil. http://bit.ly/GWJk1C

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    about 2 years ago

  25. Tiffany Wardle de Sousa Tiffany Wardle de Sousa

    Love watching work happen. Maybe experiment with lowering the l or exaggerating the P and C a bit more so the lC pair has a bit more differentiation?

    about 2 years ago

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