Monday, March 7, 2016

Anatomy of a Logo: Timber Wolf


On January 13, 1992, Curtis King, of DC Comics, faxed five pages of 
Timber Wolf sketches. I accepted his offer to refine and finish the logo.







Work began January 19, 1992; photocopy of fax made on the blank side of an X-Force photocopy.

Bold outline added to Wolf; red guide lines added; arrows and circles indicating adjustments

On January 20, tracing paper was placed over the above photocopy
and a tight outline rendering of the logo was made.

The outline rendering was photocopied and filled in. Questions and
suggestions were noted in the margins. This was faxed to Curtis.

Curtis’s response to my fax. 

Pieces of a Post-It Note covered the affected areas.

Photocopy with changes made to letters T, W, M, B and O. 
The T and I do not touch. I also made an alternate W.

Timber Wolf logo with version one of W.

Timber Wolf logo with version two of W.

Photocopy with additional changes to be made.

The final art measures 8.625 x 12.06 in / 21.91 x 30.63 cm.

Timber Wolf was published from November 1992 to March 1993.






(Next post on Monday: Elizabeth Colwell)

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