Happened to be looking at some old Fazer Chocolate logos and came across the ‘F’. Turned on its side it’s perfect for the fox body and tail in one. This project is all about simplicity and how few characters can you find to create the animal and this design is better than my original fox. There are type faces that make great pointed ears, but Guy Featherstone quite rightly pointed out it would be great to have a pointed nose too. Shout if you have any type suggestions.
Guy Featherstone just spotted this Futurist typeface that could just be the Fox head we have been looking for. In fact the ‘P’ looks like it would also make a great throat pouch for the pelican. Possible double whammy!
Ian liked using Bernhard Bold Condensed for the eyes of the crab. But when I saw his design it made me wonder if my original scribble is the wrong way up. Perhaps the larger ‘C’ could be on top like a large set of pincers on a smaller body?
T is for Tapir
Seeing the nose of this animal got me wondering if there wasn’t a way to use the base of a lower case ‘t’ to create this part. Not sure it needs the eye, but it does help people get it.
Found this ‘T’ in a magazine on Finland called Bulgaria. Possiblity for the legs?
The Tapir belongs to the family of equids which includes horses, rhinos, asses and zebras. However, the tapir was the first of the family and yet they are amongst the most primitive of all the world’s mammals. They hardly changed since they evolved 55 millions years ago. The most threatened species of Tapir are the Mountain Tapir and the Baird Tapir, due to hunting and dwindling habitat by logging. The only hope for these ancient mammals is to be in large nature reserve to be able to survive.
Big thanks to Vince Frost for this Emu design. The original broke the rules by using more than just the first letter, but the simpler redesign with the larger body feels truer to the shape of the Emu and also only uses two typefaces. Simple is best.
Y is for Yak
Chatting to Guy he thinks we could do Yak in two letters. There were lots of versions with eyes, but not sure you need them. Was also some debate about how low the mouth should sit and whether it wouldn’t be better if it wasn’t so condensed.