PROJECT: LOGO DESIGN
CLIENT: BLACK FOREST ARTWORKS

Black Forest Artworks is primarily a blacksmithing business, based in Washington DC. They produce hand-forged custom items, as well as offering historical blacksmithing demonstrations. A husband and wife team, the business also encompasses other creative practices and products such as photography and artisan soap-making. The clients, Jeff and Caitlin, approached me having been referred by a previous client.

 

OBJECTIVE

 To design a logo which would reflect the main blacksmith nature of the business, but also work for their other products. 

I wanted to create a strong logotype, but with a hand-crafted, bespoke fee. The blocky nature of the fonts chosen and the trees icon all specifically relate to the sorts of shapes Jeff forges out of iron.

To complement the main logo, I also produced a brand stamp - a more compact version to be used on packaging, labels etc.

Black Forest ArtWorks - Rubber Stamp
Development: Variation on the stamp design

Development: Variation on the stamp design

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Overall, you did a great job! We are very happy with the results of the now two projects and we cannot think of any ways to improve what you did for us."

Jeff Dunkelberger | Black Forest Artworks

 

( The second project was to create some simple branding for Caitlin Garvey Photography - featured here )

 

 

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