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Batman vs Superman Movie Logo Revisited

As I mentioned when I posted my recreation of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie logo the other day… I went back and made those cutouts around the “S” shield full cutouts so that the logo can be used on any background, and not just a black one as I had originally done.

Batman v Superman Logo RevisitedWith this updated version, on a white background, you can more clearly see how the “S” shield is formed within the bat symbol.

Batman vs Superman Movie Logo

The more I kept looking at it, the more interesting it became. Speaking, of course, of the logo from the movie posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For some reason, and on not much sleep, I decided late last night to tackle this… so tackle it I did!

Batman v Superman LogoAs I was drawing this, I was having a hard time visualizing everything that was going on with that “S” in the middle. For some reason I couldn’t wrap my brain around it after staying up all night… but I kept methodically plodding along until it felt finished. When I woke up this morning after about 8 hours of sleep, and looked at this again, I was pleasantly amazed at how I now easily understood the construction and that somehow I had managed to capture it correctly with my brain on autopilot!

The only thing I didn’t do… that I might do later…  those cutouts for the “S” in the middle aren’t really cutouts. It all looks better with black behind it, so I did it that way… but in truth, these should be cutouts so you can see through them to the background behind… whatever that might be. I’ll probably tweak it and make a version with true cutouts later just in case I need it for something else.

Let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Reverse Flash Costume Bust Illustration

People like my comic strips… and people have really liked my recent Technical Illustration posts… but one of the most consistently searched areas of my blog continues to be my logo and insignia work; in particular, my Spider-Man head and my Flash and Reverse Flash insignias. Check out my Comic Book Company Logos and Insignias post from last year to see what I’m talking about.

I attribute at least some of this popularity to the recent success the CW has had with shows like Flash and Arrow. So, never let it be said I don’t try and give people more of what they want! Here’s my rendition of a bust-style illustration of the Reverse Flash costume from the Flash TV show.

Reverse Flash CW CostumeYour eyes are not deceiving you, by the way, there is no person inside the costume! I’m actually thinking of doing a series of bust illustrations in this style with various costume-only renditions. If you have a favorite character, please let me know and I’ll see if I can add it to my queue.

Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Superman and Wonder Woman Insignias

I posted a bunch of comic book company logos and superhero insignias last September. Recently, I decided that I wanted a new online avatar for some of the forums I regularly visit, and it felt like the right time to whip up a few more and also post them on my blog. As I have said before, I really like having clean vector versions of these around because I can use them in lots of different ways and scale them to any size I need.

I really like the Superman S-shield design, and Superman is one of the most widely recognized of all the DC Comics characters. I’m also a big fan of the Wonder Woman eagle insignia too. Once I had created these, I realized it was insanely easy to also have a Bizarro Superman insignia as well!

I liked the Bizarro one so much, that I changed a bunch of my forum avatars to it last night! Please let me know what you think of these… and don’t forget to check out the ones I posted on my blog last year.

Wonder Woman Insignia Superman Insignia Bizarro Superman Insignia

Comic Book Company Logos and Insignias

Some of the designs in this post (DC Bullet logo, Valiant logo, Batman insignia, Spider-Man Head) were used by me years ago for a business card design while selling collectibles at comic book conventions. All of these have been used at one time or another as social network site avatars.

The DC Bullet logos are variations on an older logo for DC Comics, and the Valiant logo is based upon the original Valiant Comics company logo from the 1990s.

Older DC Bullet Logos Original Valiant Logo Batman Insignia Captain America Shield Flash Reverse Flash Insignias Legionnaires Insignia Spider-Man Head

Logos, Emblems, Avatars, and Insignias

In the strictest sense, these are all pretty much the same thing. There are some subtleties as to when you should use one word or the other, but for the purposes of my blog I will probably use them mostly interchangeably, except that I usually try to refer to corporate logos, social network site avatars, and clothing/uniform insignias. Feel free to critique if you think I use the terms too liberally.

In various places of employment I have been called upon to create, or recreate, corporate logos for use in technical documentation and marketing materials. I have also created social network site avatars for use by myself and others. Recently I have created logos for my blog and my original comic strips, and have been experimenting with unofficial prototype designs for other logos.

Logos, emblems, avatars, and insignias generally serve the same purpose, which is to be a simple eye-catching image that is immediately and universally identifiable as to the person, property, corporation, or ideology that it represents. Some logos catch on immediately, and others take time to become universally recognized. A logo can be anything from simple or stylized text to an image or a combination of both.

Over the course of the next series of blog posts I am going to discuss samples of past and present work from my portfolio, offer helpful information on what you should expect when approaching someone for professional logo design, and perhaps persuade you to consider contacting me for your logo design needs.

Be sure to also check out the Professional Logo Design FAQ post for some common questions answered.

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