What’s in a Name?

As my first assignment, and one of two related to my character this week, I chose this one for 3 stars. The assignment was to write your name in a unique way, and I transformed it into creating a logo for my character’s name.

When playing with the following website, www.coolletters.net for making logos, I ended up making two of these for my character’s name, one for his full name Callen and one for his nickname often referred to by his close friends, Cal, since these represent the two sides of the character, plus it was fun to mess with the fonts and backgrounds and if I put this all in one, I thought it would become cluttered, so I chose separate ideas for each logo.

The first one has a darker tone, which I used to represent the vampiric nature of the character, a side of himself he doesn’t like to embody anymore, yet still always exists within him. I used the red shadow in the tilted words to represent the hunger and darkness that hides beneath himself, or his name, with a classy, more simple font. I imagine, in either logo, Cal would be fond of simpler fonts, rather than cluttered ones. I was also sure to tilt the logo here, to show that this side of himself is always off balance. The drop of red blood was added after I downloaded the logo I made from the website in paint, because I wanted to add some kind of further personal touch, and really wanted it to be there. I wanted the viewer to immediately think ‘vampire’ when they see the first logo.

The second logo represents the more human aspect of Cal’s personality, which he likes to think himself as. I imagine him as reserved, though kind in his personal life, and a simple logo with a simple design like the second one would be one he loved. Despite his profession as a doctor, Cal isn’t one for extravagance, because of his personality, and because he’s lived so long for periods of time with little material possessions.

I hoped you enjoyed looking at these as much as Cal and I did designing them! I’d recommend this assignment to anyone, especially as related to their character. The website mentioned above is fun to explore and easy to use, and you can simply tweak all of the font and background options, as well as the shadows, opacity, blurred edges, orientation, etc. It is a surprisingly in-depth editor for a web-based one. It’s as simple as messing with the options and finding what you or your character likes!

One thought on “What’s in a Name?”

  1. I love how much thought went into the designs! You really can tell so much about the two sides of the character without even needing explanation (though your explanation is well-done!), so good job!

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