March 09, 2009

Another Knot

This is the process I used to create a logo concept for a department downstairs. The desired object for the logo is an anchor, but we're trying to communicate the same idea of being well-grounded while steering clear of marketing cliches. So, we're toying with other nautical imagery that plays on the same ideas/functions/goals of the department.

One idea is to do something with knots. I'm going to show you the drawing phases I used to create a mechanically flawless monkey fist knot. Monkey fist knots look cool.

Below is the rough trace of the knot so I can get a feel for how a more stylized version might work out.


Then I figure out how I want to make the final one look. This is the rough sketch version.


And now, for those of you who are already tired of scrolling down, a short animation depicting the final steps to completion:


Posted by timf at March 9, 2009 12:11 PM

What a great concept! Amazing,with all its symmetry! The process of making the knot is mind boggling. And it makes me think of so many other things: Star of David, atoms, jewels, diatoms, etc. Any fisherman or boyscout would be intrigued...I love it!

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