9 Jan 2011

Logo design: Clube de Jiu Jitsu de Lisboa

This job was a perfect one for me to try - Hélio Perdigão, black belt instructor at the Clube de Jiu Jitsu de Lisboa in Portugal asked me to design a new logo from scratch and he wanted a crow (symbol of his city) standing in the classic Gracie pose. Yeah! Jiu jitsu animals - or as I now dub them, 'Jitsanimals', are so my thing.

So, I start off with the obligatory pencil sketch for approval:

Then draw the same thing in Illustrator:


But we agreed, the crow, who we nick-named 'Crowrion Gracie' seemed to look better zoomed in just torso and head. The next stage was to play around with all sorts of surrounding circles and triangles with various fonts and colours, until finally, a favourite emerged. And here it is...


Crowrion sure looks mean, I hope he's raven a good time!


:)

About the Author

Meerkatsu

Author & Artist

Meerkatsu is the artist name for BJJ black belt Seymour Yang.

5 comments:

Copland said...

Hey Seymour!

Just spending some quality time catching up on your blog, having been away over the holiday period.

Also, a question (or possible blog post?).

How do you do BJJ when you can't DO BJJ? What I mean is, what are some ways to still be involved and thinking about Jiu Jitsu when you're not actually on the mat? Books, podcasts, magazines, playing chess...

Thoughts?

Hope you have a great 2011!

TortugaBJJ.com said...

Wow, that looks awesome.
I've gotta get you to make me a turtle logo!!

The Part Time Grappler said...

I hate you. I just effing hate you!

Meerkatsu said...

Hey Copland, BJJ downtime, hey that's what the interweb is for!

Tortuga - thanks ma, sure be happy to design something, hitme with an email when you're ready.

PTG...heh heh, love you too man!

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logo design

Great job with the post. very creative. Good source for inspiration. Thanks keep it up
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