Branding font - any suggestions?

Primary tabs

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
Eric Wenger's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Aug 2004 - 7:20am
Branding font - any suggestions?
0

I am working on a logo for a client, and they want a look of a branded piece of wood — meaning that there company name would be burned (branded) into the wood, like on a wood barrel.

Any suggestions of good fonts for this?

Thanks in advance!

Jesse Kochis's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 May 2004 - 11:00am
0

What type of company is it? I would use a different font for BBQ sauce than I would for western wear.

Eric Wenger's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Aug 2004 - 7:20am
0

Jesse,

Great question, I should have clarified. It is a restaurant, that focuses on grilled food. I am branding them in a “big shoulders of Chicago” feel. Think of Chicago in the 40’s, but not going for the nostalgic “saloon” feel.

Tiffany Wardle's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
0

What if you … and this is more or less a crazy idea … but what if you typeset it in something from that era, and then laid that onto some wood and then with a hand held wood burner (the kind you can get at a craft store) you burned the letters into the wood and then photographed that? Or get a brand made with your typefaces. There must be something available like that. If you use a bold enough sans and a hard/white enough wood it would be easy to photograph.

paul d hunt's picture
Offline
Joined: 15 Jan 2004 - 11:00am
0

i’m sure you can pretty much choose any face you like, make a nice clean design and then rough it up in photoshop or maybe even illustrator. i don’t know of any particular fonts that look like something that’s been branded but there are tons of grunge fonts that might have that kind of look.

Andrew Leman's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Mar 2004 - 11:00am
0

You might try looking at Sodom, Gomorrah, and/or Goshen from Chank/BLINCtype. They look branded just sitting on the page. Aquacia from Joe Coniglio also looks like something you’d see burned into the side of a barrell.