20 May 2008
Does Bob have a future as a commercial artist? logo design for the Altruistic Benevolent Committee of the 4th Church of Suburbia
My brother is involved up to his eyeballs in a church, and while I was visiting him in DC, he presented me with a little challenge.
A committee in the church -- I'll call it the Altruistic Benevolent Committee -- needed a logo.
The ABC committee works on issues involving community activism and social justice. Utopian stuff. Helping to make a better community for all the people.
Everybody in the church is super-familiar with the little cartoon symbol for the church, it's been printed on every church document for decades. So I filched it (and colored the windows to reflect the colors of the Rainbow).
But how do you make a picture of community justice and social activism for a better community? And show that the church, and its spirit, and the spirit of its members, are at the center of the committee's activities?
I stole the Sun from a NASA image site. I made the Rainbow from scratch.
Dude -- it's HARD to draw/draft a rainbow! You have no idea! Blood was trickling from my ears and I was gobbling aspirin like M&Ms!
I left out Orange, to keep the Rainbow down to manageable size. The other colors are in the proper Natural Order of the colors of real rainbows. I think.
Anyway, my brother said he loved it and now we have to find out if the members of the ABC love it. Maybe soon it will be wildly familiar to about 1000 people, everybody will know what it is and what it means.
I don't think it's half-bad, considering what they're paying me (U$ Nada).