So here it is – the logo that I started in July, and didn’t get around to doing anything about till this past weekend. In the end, it took about 16 hours total. I used a Palomino Blackwing pencil, which has now become my favorite drawing tool ever. After so many years, what a pleasure to return to pencil on paper!
The final drawing is 32″ x 15″ and is on drafting vellum. The challenge for me was going completely the opposite direction of how I like to do logos, forgoing the pure minimalist style for steel engraving and Gaslight style. The challenge now is to design business cards and stationary around this. I want to find genuine vintage paper, similar to what was used for stocks and bonds.