Interview With Luka Balic
Q:Where did the idea for this logo come from?
This is logo design for composer, music pedagog, organist, and conductor.
The “g” letter is made to look like violin key. From that idea I played with handwriting to make that “g” look natural with the rest of the text.
The client wanted happy and joyful look but still to represent professional musician, so I played with curls to make it joyful.
Q:What application did you use to design this logo? E.g., Illustrator.
Q:What was your design process for this logo? I.e., Did you start out with pen and paper then move to the computer?
I always start sketching with pencil and work it out until I’m happy with it.
Then I scan the sketch and start working in Illustrator.
Q:What font(s) were used in the logo?
Martin Vollinger is custom made and text below is Fintin Sans.
Q:How did you choose the color scheme for the logo?
I wanted black for Martin Vollinger to look like ink-written signature.
And I choose gentle red for subtext to lighten it up a bit and bring some warmth in it.
Q:Do you have any sketches of the logo in the early stages?
At first I wanted that the lower end of letter “g” to look like “O” in word KompOnist but it was too big and didn’t look good so I gave up on that idea.
Q:How long did it take to complete the logo?
To sum up all the work hours and divide that in 40 hours per week, somewhere between one to two weeks.
Q:What do you feel was your biggest challenge in designing the logo?
It was very hard to fill nicely the empty spaces with curls and to make it look solid without anything jumping out or anything missing.
Q:Now that the logo is finished, is there anything you would change about it?
I wouldn’t change anything, I’m really happy with it! :D