A Maker-of-One-Logo to be precise. One logo. My first-ever logo in the whole world. And that’s big, Zonk. That’s huge. Because I really know nothing about these things, and right up until I started with this one, I was pretty sure that I couldn’t ever make a logo. Because, you know, it seems like a difficult thing to do and I think I lack certain sensibilities on a general basis. But I managed. I made 3 logos and several versions of those 3 logos and one just got approved and of course you don’t want to know all about the entire long and painfully boring process. I would never put you through a pointless and detailed explanation of this sort of thing myself, but I just checked my Random Advice Generator, and well. Check it for yourself. You know I make all of Life’s decisions based on Random Advice so how could I not heed it when it so categorically tells me what to do. My apologies, Zonk. But this I cannot help.
So here goes.
HOW I MADE THIS LOGO
(in long and boring detail)
So the only thing I knew for sure was that I had to have a beanstalk in the logo, on account of the company being called Beanstalk, and I had to have a circular icon, on account of I like circular icons. I spent an hour putting a beanstalk in a circle and making it look like the alphabets ‘b’ and ‘s’, but then C pointed out that ‘bs’ stands for bullshit. So then I tried to make it just a ‘b’.
But that was too yin-yang, so I canned it myself.
So then I focused on just using perfect circles and making a pretty icon with the beanstalk being the negative space. I made about 5 of these. None of them were awesome. But I sort of liked one. I sent them the whole bunch, and they said it’s pretty, but it looks too herbalife. I have to agree :)
And then C suggested I put in a moon and some detailing and make it a little more fairytale. I tried it. I liked it. I spent ages making it. And I still really like the bluish green thing I ended up with, but it didn’t work for them at all. I suppose it was way too fairytale and they were just not pansy enough.
After that one, they told me they’d like a film negative in the logo. So I looked up loads of logos that use film reel/negatives in them and thought of how they’d told me long ago that the name ‘Beanstalk’ is symbolic of growth and prosperity. So I decided to go with Growth, and use the transparent property of film negative to show a beanstalk in different stages of its growth. It ended up being a bunch of negatives layered on top of each other. It was hazy at first, but C said it better be perfectly aligned and not hazy or it’ll print like crap. So I cleaned up the edges a little, he says it still might not print well but oh well. They are going to do a print test on it so I suppose that’s okay.
I’d sent 3 versions of this one, and I really liked the other 2 more. But this is okay too. Anything is okay today. Because I’m a Maker-of-One-Logo and I feel pretty fucking invincible. A cookie to you if you want to celebrate. Wooooooooooo!
Ps: There’s still some changes to be made. I haven’t picked the final font yet, and the shape needs some tweaking too. Feedback, if you have any. Since some of you do know about these things. I am all ears. Criticize, but be gentle. Remember, this is my first logo ever and I am pretty vincible in reality. I’m only boisterous in cyberspace. And here’s the other two versions that I liked more than the one that got through: