A few months ago, the person who created the original Entwined Studios logo got in touch with me and said, “You need to get that updated.” Unfortunately, they were not available to do an updated version of the logo, so I needed to look elsewhere. After a few years, It seemed right that the artwork get updated, at least to a degree. I still like the design – I saw a Harry Potter badge in a bookmark collection that looked like a coat of arms, and I thought it would be fantastic to have my very own coat of arms for a logo.
I originally worked with an artist with the online moniker of Kamose – she developed a full-fledged coat of arms in 2008.
We talked about it for a while, and she pleasantly put a fedora on the knight; I thought it was neat. When it came time to get a logo for Entwined Studios, I wanted to keep some of the same ideas, while also simplifying it a bit – I didn’t want it to get lost in the details and be mistaken for something else. So I worked with Kyla to develop a new logo. I sent a picture to her of the Harry Potter crest that I had liked, and in return, she gave me a logo that I enjoyed for several years:
But all good things mus come to an end, and so it is with this too. I reached out to my artist friend Chris Yarbrough to do a new version of the logo; his turn-around time was very fast, his work is professional and he’s open to revisions. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the new version of the logo – I love this thing. It is my understanding he’s still open for commissions, too – his credentials include comic book work, a recent “Heavy Metal” cover submission (for their contest) and a myriad of other detailed work that he can list off for you. Suffice it to say, he does good work, fast, and he’s generally a good guy to deal with.