Mess maker, mess maker, make me a mess…
The art is literally piling up around here, but I find myself too engrossed with the things going on in the real world to transfer my artistic mess to the web.
So here is one of many thumbnails for a small home-town bar called the Blarney Stone. It was recently acquired by the friend of a friend and the new owner would like a logo, seeing as there currently isn’t one. For those of you who don’t know the Blarney Stone is a rock embedded into the wall on a the top floor of Blarney Castle in Ireland. More info here.
The objective was to get an Irish looking logo, with a cartoon man in it, without resorting to leprechauns or shamrocks. (The former of which was a central focus for an earlier draft of this particular logo.) Since we do, in point of fact, live in America, I am hesitant to use the Irish flag. Since this is a (somewhat biker) bar we are talking about, I’m not too sure I want to use a harp either. I chose to go with a slightly IRA type man wearing a skullie and a beater. I originally thought to just make it a man with red hair, but this would not translate well if the logo was used in a black and white format. The next option then I suppose, if this thumbnail is rejected, is to add Celtic knot-work to the already Celtic style “B”.