We are one step closer to launching our literary magazine. This step has everything to do with our logo, now visible at the top of our blog. Here are our thoughts on the logo.
“I never really put much thought into banners, not until we recently began discussing the design of our own. My decisions are usually based on intuition, but that proved not to be a very successful way to explain why I’d like blue over red or continuous design over angular. Choosing a suitable design made me think about aspects I’d never bothered thinking about before.
“To me the design not only characterizes our thoughts on how we want to represent our group – we didn’t want it to be too playful, too old-fashioned nor too abstract – but it was the first tangible part of our process of creating a magazine.”
“We’ve done it, unanimously agreed on the symbol we’d like to represent our vision. It flows continuously like a wave and it’s simple yet elegant. More or less what we strive for in our writing, stories that flow seamlessly using simple language yet elegant layers of complexity. A memorable logo like prose that continues to resonate.”
“I hadn’t really appreciated how much time, effort and consideration goes into creating a logo. More so when there are four people with a different opinion on what a logo should look like. With the help of logo designer Pablo Borgstein we were able to come up with what we think is a really nice logo.
“It reflects, not only all our wishes and ideas combined, but it also reflects what we stand for. Writing, writing online, and all our different backgrounds, personalities, cultures and identities mingling together to create a continuous line.”
“For me the CW flows like cursive handwriting. ‘Cecile’s Writers’ is written in what looks like old-fashioned typewriter letter type. But despite that the logo looks modern and fresh – exactly what’s needed for an online magazine.
“Writing has gone from handwriting, to typewriters, to computers and now finally to digital posts on internet. But none of that matters: The core of writing will always remain the same – no matter what technology brings. And our passion for writing is what we, Cecile’s Writers, are all about.”
We hope you like the logo and we can’t wait to introduce you to our online magazine. But all that will happen in 2012. We wish all of our followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.