Ben, that interlocked-H stuﬀ is superb. BTW, I think there’s nothing wrong with hating (in fact it’s wrong to pretend anybody is impervious to it), it’s a matter of being intelligent and humane about it. hhp
ben, i’m with hrant. that interlocking-H series is headed somewhere for sure. they have impressive strength… the one on an angle even begins to evoke a swastika feel. probably ﬁtting. i did like your ﬁrst post, but maybe it felt a little bit kitschy “americana” (?). anyway, i’m deﬁnitely feeling this new direction. great work.
BB: I think both the broad interlocking “H’s” and the “H’s” sharing a stem work really well. Both have potential to be very respectable designs for a universal design community (this is what you want, no?). If you go with a circumfrance of type, then be very articulate with the type selection and try to keep the type very small in relation to the icon/mark. It should appear as a thin solid ring, rather than a spacious airy circle of type. Add more verbage (i.e. descriptors, locations, dates, whatever), if necessary to ﬁll the space. It’s looking quite nice