Logo Design with Draplin: Secrets of Shape, Type and Color skillshare originals badge

Aaron Draplin, Designer and Founder, Draplin Design Company

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10 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:00
    • 2. Project Background

      1:23
    • 3. Research

      9:19
    • 4. Efficient Workflow (and Laurel Tips)

      7:32
    • 5. Shape Architecture - Part One

      7:48
    • 6. Shape Architecture - Part Two

      12:20
    • 7. Typography

      10:20
    • 8. Color

      13:29
    • 9. Now It's Your Turn

      1:20
    • 10. Learn More with Draplin

      0:36
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Project Description

Design a family crest.

  

ASSIGNMENT

Celebrate your grandma and all the weird shit your dad says by designing your family crest. This assignment is a great way to practice logo design — understanding shape, type and color — but not for a band or brand that won't be around tomorrow, for your family legacy.

  

DELIVERABLE

Upload your family crest. A finished crest includes: 

  • Your family name
  • Laurel and banner
  • Symbol(s) representing items meaningful to your family lore
  • Colors that represent your family (those colors can be B/W)
  • For fun, a meaningful family phrase or saying

  

RESOURCES

  • I threw together the attached Illustrator doc with plenty of shield/crest shapes that you can pull from. As you will see, they are all just derived from basic shapes...I wasn't kidding about that stuff!! 

  

  

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Crest Design by Aaron Draplin

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