My concept, shown from inked line art through mocked up final tag, appears below.
Inspiration for this design comes from a love of Victorian typography, hunting vintage products and advertising, and work that I've been doing for the past couple of years.
I can't nail down a specific source of inspiration, because I'm inspired by everything I look for and take photos of.
I wanted to have a rugged, roughened mark that represents what I do and this one just came together late one night for me.
Departures/Explorations I've taken several slight detours from the original tiger mark and worked on the pieces shown directly below.
Recent Execution Of The Mark I've gotten great feedback on my mark and have simplified and dropped some texturing to test readability of the type and illustration. The solid advice is definitely making a difference, so thanks to folks who have commented!
Updated Mark Illustration
Initial Inked Line Art
Photoshop Study with Vectorized Mark
Photoshop Color and Texture Study
Final Type Hunter Tag Photo in Context
The Type Hunter Concept Photoshoot Weather was nice today, so I decided to give my mark more life by doing a quick photoshoot in between yard work.