A friend of mine has started a new venture. Making pens. He and his family have a hobby of lathing pens and decided to turn it into a business.
Custom turned pens by Ryan, Justin, Chrissy and Carl Fisher
Custom turned pens make the perfect gift for anyone from business executives to students and everyone in between. Choose from design styles made from a wide variety of wood, acrylic and exotic materials in roller ball, ball point, fountain and pencil. Buy one or buy a matching set.
He asked me if I would be willing to develop a logo for them. I said I would and played around with a couple ideas.
I wanted something that had a hand crafted feel to it that matched the pens. Something that was a script or looked like a wood block cut.
Here was my initial take.
It wasn’t quite what they were looking for. I had been playing around with some hand lettering and came up with the following.
They liked the feel of it so I started to sketch a little more to get a better idea of the forms.
As I played with it I started to like the letter forms and flow of the over piece. I then thought a pen nib would be cool. It could due used with the text or by itself. I scanned my rough into the computer and brought it into Adobe Illustrator and started to create it.
Creating letters is one of the toughest things I have done. My hat goes off to all those who create fonts for a living.
They sell a variety of pens and can be found on Facebook and Etsy. Here are the links for the Fisher of Pens sites.
Here is a sample of their work. They also make styluses for touchscreen devices.