I was asked to create a logo for a new brasserie in my hometown. The restaurant is called ‘Brasserie Velius’ after a local Renaissance medic slash chronicler named Theodurus Velius. The only terms the client had was the use of the colors purple, gray and black. I am quite fond of color patterns so I created a round logo with a custom font based on handwritten text and a pattern.
The client had found an image of Theodurus online and wanted to use this if possible. Unfortunately this image was the size of a stamp and completely unusable. So I made a clear linedrawing of the man and added it as an extra to the stationary, to the delight of the client.
During the creative process I mentioned that it would be cool to paint the face on a wall if they had the space. Fortunately they had a boring staircase which they were going to paint purple. Yesterday I spent the entire day surrounded by hardworking people (who all need to use the stairs frequently) with a beamer, a pencil and a tin of purple paint to create the mural. The wall was done in a matted color and I decided to use a silk paint in a warmer and darker purple to paint the face. I am really pleased with the end result, especially since this was my first time doing a mural.