Have you noticed the changes on my site yet?
A new homepage, different font, drop-down menu and the width of the site has changed. But, most of all… a new logo! This logo would not have been here, had it not been for the help of E.T. Costello. He was so kind to help me with it, even when I had some difficult requests.
In honor of the lovely artist E.T. Costello, also known as Quiller, I want to show you the process of deciding on the new logo.
I approached Quiller with my current logo, with the question whether he could change the logo I had been using since 2012 into a line drawing. I had already been playing around with the image in Photoshop, but just couldn’t get it to do what I had in mind. Quiller was immediately ready to help, so I sent him the image.
The first questions he had was whether he should lose the dress and whether it should be done in monochrome with no hair color. I totally agreed with these suggestions, and these are the first two images he came up with.
Quiller and I agreed on one thing. The hair was just so… grey!
I asked him two things: to lose the grey and make some lines in it to indicate curls, but also whether he could ‘complete’ my head, and maybe add a shoulder. The next two images followed.
The second image, with the curls was just too messy to my liking. I wanted simpler lines, like the rest of the image.
I thought my hair looked unnatural and really wanted it to be simpler. I liked the next image more than the previous one.
However, there was still something missing, but I couldn’t quite put my finger to it. Quiller agreed on this and we decided to have a think on it. I wondered whether we shouldn’t add a face, but one thing I knew, my breasts should be on there. To me that’s the most powerful of the image. Quiller rightfully said that sticking a face in would mean that it’s not the same image anymore, and that was so true! Then I wondered if we shouldn’t leave the hair altogether.
Quiller played around with the images some more.
Neither of these images did it for me, even though I liked the curls on the first one. I still felt like something was missing.
Then Quiller sent me the next image.
I sat here, staring at it, and staring some more and the more I looked at it, the more I liked it. I asked Quiller’s opinion and he said that if I lost the hair, essentially I will be re-branding and of course this was true. He said:
However, we’ve moved so far away from that image that practically the only bits that are you (and not my flights of fancy) are your boobs!
We talked about re-branding a bit more, and then Quiller wondered if a color splash was what we needed. He did his thing and sent me the image.
I liked it, but then I started picturing the images he has sent me, together with the title of my site. I needed it to look good together. I started playing around with the images and came up with four different logos. By the time I presented them to Quiller halfway through May (we had been at this for almost a month), I had already made my decision. These where the four images I showed him.
Quiller immediately came back, saying:
Boobs on the right is really pleasing, isn’t it? Almost like a monogram… still like orange hair, but the simplicity of the second one takes it, I think.
At that moment, I knew I had made the right choice, because the logo Quiller chose was exactly the one I liked the best, as you can obviously see from the new logo of Rebel’s Notes! To say I like it, will be a HUGE understatement. I LOVE IT!
Thank you so much to Quiller for helping me with this. You have been brilliant and helpful throughout the process!
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