Batman Begins...

Here's the final sketch of what would become the chosen logo, I have a few alternates that I may post later on. The type isn't a font, it's hand drawn to have a current/updated feel while keeping the original 1940's Bat type in mind. For the finished piece I shortened the ears, changed the direction of the drop shadow on the type and KO'd the mouth altogether. (See the finished product below.) I wrapped it all up by digitizing it in Adobe Illustrator and shipping it off to Gotham.


Blogger Kevin Barber said...

Love seeing the processs Chris. Would love to see thumbnail concepts as well as other versions. Thanks for posting this.Was there alot of back and forth art direction from DC on this ?

8:42 PM  
Blogger Chris Gardner said...

Hey Kevin, Thanks for the comments! It's like the blog is for real now, Ryan Wood dropped a comment and now a few from you, I appreciate it. DC was great, Curtis King used to be the cover editor there and him and I bounced things back and forth a bunch. There's definitely a handful of alternates that I may post later on. DC knew what they wanted but they were flexible. I fought to get Batman's head back in the logo but they didn't make me fight too hard, they essentially said, "sell me on it" and we'll go with it. The sketch posted here sold 'em. I've done a decent bit of work for DC and everybody there is top notch, it's a great place.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Saleem said...

Just wanted to say that I also really dig your process illustrations. Please keep posting them.

6:10 PM  

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