Friday 19 November 2010

Stylistix Calligraphic Logo Design

Probably;y one of the most satisfying and rewarding, but also challenging commissions we have to do as Lettering Artists is Logo Design. The Logo has to work on a variety of media and the Designer has to think in advance. Think that is of what the Logo will be used for in the future as well as the present. It has to work at both large and small scale.

This particular Logo was designed some years ago for a hairdresser. The first job was for Appointment Cards......

Recently I have been asked to design their Gift time for Christmas....

These were 3 fold leaflets which also folded out to be the card. And a couple of posters for inside the shop.

The Logo was used for not only the front fascia board, but the opaque window decal too. As you can see it works perfectly. The Logo was stretched slightly to avoid large gaps at the end but still in keeping with the original idea.
Definitely a job I was most happy with.

I think you'll agree that Calligraphy and Hand Lettering, gives a certain edge to the Logo Design as opposed to Typeface and Fonts. A lot more appealing and eye catching.
If you would like to have a Logo Designed, please email me at
or contact me via my contacts page on my website or by simply CLICKING HERE

Thursday 18 November 2010

Personalised Baby Gifts

Of the many personalised gift ideas, Baby Birth Certificates are by far the most popular. These are available in Pink for the Girls and Blue for the boys. Names, Date and weight of the baby are added by hand and the decoration is also hand finished, making a truly inspirational and unique gift. They are available from as little as £12.50 unmounted, but can also be supplied mounted and framed for £45. As always contact me at for further details or telephone 01609 776 866 (Between 10am and 4pm) or 07816 537 275 out of hours.

A visit to the studio will reveal many other ideas to help celebrate the New Arrival. We have guest Books, Baby's First Visitor Books, Mantragrams (c) Pocket Books, Cards and Albums.
The only limit is your imagination. We love working with our clients to offer a personal service and produce gifts that will be remembered for years to come.

Personalised Concertina Book - Gift Ideas

Of the many commissions I get to make at the studio, concertina books and cards are probably my favourite. These can take into account the recipients favourite colours and themed to suit the individual. At £7.50 each they are suitable as a gift as well as a card.

This particular card was written in Brown and Gold....

As the birthday was in Autumn it seemed fitting to add some leaves.....and a Gold Ribbon compliments the writing on the inside beautifully.

To order a card for that special person, email me at:

Monday 1 November 2010

Logo Design For Small Businesses

Starting any new business can be daunting. Very often your Logo can be the last thing on your mind. It's always a pleasure to work on and develop a Logo to suit a persons personality or reflect the nature of the business and this is a huge part of your business 'Branding'.

Ideas are usually sketched out on paper with a pencil or calligraphy pen and eventually something just clicks.

The following was a rough sketch made on a scrap piece of paper while I was doodling and eating my lunch.....a 'Happy Accident' that I decided to run with. I especially liked the way the S of Steve ran off the paper.

Then there are many attempts at 'Fine Tuning' the Lettering.....This is the most time consuming part of the job......

Eventually there will be one that is just perfect......and that's the one we go with....

Although I have 'my' favourites, I am always aware that this is not my business belongs to the client and their preference is paramount. I therefore like to offer 3 choices. Enough to have a choice but not too many as it becomes confusing and overwhelming.

The client eventually settled on the one in the top right hand corner and I must admit they look superb, even though I say so myself.
If you would like more information on having your Logo designed, please contact me by emailing me at Stand out from the crowd!
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