My mom wanted me to do her logo. I designed one a couple of years ago but it wasn’t exactly what she imagined. She’s into the Revolutionary War and 1812 and hires reenactors for these time periods to do gigs around the Boston area. So while in Provincetown today we went to the Marine Specialty’s shop which used to be a war surplus store. From its’ website,
MARINE SPECIALTIES has been a Provincetown landmark for over 45 years. Often known simply as “the army-navy store,” Marine Specialties is an eclectic trove of salvage, surplus, slight IRs, closeouts, overruns, misprints, mistakes, spare parts, odd lots, cast-offs, and new and nearly-new items. Over time it’s grown to be the kind of jumbled, inclusive, and eccentric “army-navy” store Provincetown deserves.
I originally was looking at currency from these time periods but my mom said the bald eagle was too militaristic looking for what she was going for. I then began looking at military emblems and patches, which led me into pins. I recognized that a graphic on a pin is similar to that of a logo shape. I was thinking of graphics and images that may already exist from those time periods that I could adapt to use as a logo.
Then we found this cute little pin of Uncle Sam’s hat. We thought that a top hat definitely reflects entertainment.
Below is a picture of one of my mom’s performers and look what he’s wearing!
I’m excited to start working on it and to see where this idea leads me.