13 February 2010

Facelift

For awhile now I have been wanting to update "my look." Although still in the process, I decided to go ahead and post the best result so far. One thing is certain, I was completely reminded why my original logo was created using type (Charlemagne, with some finagling of a couple of the characters). Writing XYZ by hand, in capital letters, next to each other, in a script that is meant to be beautiful is so much more difficult that you might imagine! As a result, the final "final" design may be some time in coming, but it's a challenge that I am looking forward to.

Anyway, if you're inclined to comment I'd love your feedback, especially what you think about the website now compared to the old website, and the blog, too. I am particularly excited that I was able to discover how to make the favicon show up in the url! : )

9 comments:

lori vliegen said...

your new banner and website are beautifull!! i can truly appreciate the pain involved in trying to create a logo using roman caps......yikes!! people think that because they're "simple" looking, they must also be simple to write.....nothing could be further from the truth! i especially love that flourish with the little heart dangling.....very sweet!! :))

Erica said...

I like the clean look. The flourish definitely gives a nice touch. I see the challenge doing the XYZ in all caps but have you thought of doing it like a monogram? If not, consider doing the tagline "calligraphy, handlettering, design" in hand lettering. I don't know why but it always seems strange when I see calligraphers using a textfont for their logo. Given the caps though it's understandable. Love the look of the new site. Your work is beautiful and certainly stands on its own.

Alan Ariail a.k.a. Alphabetguy said...

Xandra,
Your lettering looks great no matter what website format you display your work on. I get the most inspiration from your Invitation gallery.

Lisa Holtzman said...

Great job Xandra! I love the way your new XYZ logo looks with your "Decorated Letter" calligraphy, it's really good!

Hil-ink said...

I love the new web site but love the older xyz font
better than this one. It has spark!

Renee Troy said...

Love the Decorated Letters and your flourish...Like the old XYZ...
xxxooo

Jane Farr said...

They are both beautiful. Your script work is excellent, and I look forward to seeing how you solve your XYZ challenge.

Monique said...

The new update looks great - it looks very "clean". I appreciate how hard it is as I've been thinking about updating as well. Can only hope my comes out as well as yours has.

Cindy Yount said...

Hi Xandra -
I like it...especially the touches of red against the black and white...very classic. I agree that the caps are nearly impossible to space. What if you made either XYZ or INK larger, or more spread out? That might make it easier.....or not! :)

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