Here is a little work in progress snapshot for your Friday afternoon.
Bold statement right? Well, I think it’s true. The Beverly Hills Hotel opened in 1914 in Beverly Hills, CA, and the current logo (pictured) was created in the 1940’s by architect Paul Williams. Safe to say there weren’t any computers around then, so the logo was definitely hand-drawn. But seriously, how epic is that logo? It captures everything that is old Hollywood, California.
I’ve never been to Beverly Hills, but I would LOVE to check this place out. I don’t know why, but even though I find the logo and hotel to be super classic, there is definitely something creepy about this place, right?! Am I alone on this one? I don’t know what it is…. it’s like the warm weather version of The Shining.
Let me know if you have ever been!
(all photos from beverlyhillshotel.com or Beverly Hills Hotel Facebook)
Recently I had the pleasure of working with style and culture visionary Jessica Arb, creating a logo for her awesome blog, Ocean Violet.
Ocean Violet is a place where readers can learn about upcoming trends, through a different viewpoint on the worlds happenings in terms of culture, art, music and fashion. Although Jessica has a sharp eye for what lies ahead, she is inspired by strong style influences of the past, and finds the perfect home for them in today’s culture.
Below are the final concepts I created for Ocean Violet. The most crucial aspect of the design was creating a logo that has a contemporary feel, but does not look out of place when paired with vintage styles or products.
The bottom logo is the final product.
And if you have some time, swing on over to Ocean Violet, it’s pretty sweet :)