Commission: Create Unique Paisley Pattern for Company Logo.
Client: Vintage Duck Brand, US - fashion
Sean Woods, founder of Vintage Duck Brand, asked me to design a unique paisley pattern for their company logo.
Vintage Duck Brand is a fashion brand based in Virginia US. They launched in September 2015. They aim to produce clothing that has a progressive modern look, urban chic, but respecting classic style and quality workmanship. The duck represents the clothing's versatility in a variety of changing conditions. The paisley pattern represents a classic traditional attention to detail.
They produce sweatshirts, t-shirts, embroidered sweaters and hats.
I drew the paisley design by hand and then finished the repeat pattern in Photoshop. I provided the finished pattern in several colour combinations for the client. They have registered it to prevent copyright infringement.
It was a real pleasure to work on this project and see the finished design worn by their stylish models and happy customers. The models and customers pictured were in the Bahamas, Florida, Washington DC, Virginia and many other great locations including Helsinki, Finland.
In March 2017 I presented a tutorial to the Surface Pattern Design Guild in Berkeley, California. I explained how I created the design by hand-drawing the paisley shapes. Then I scanned the drawings and finished the seamless repeat pattern using Adobe Photoshop software. I also showed the audience some of the photos, on this page of my website, of customers and models wearing Vintage Duck Brand garments with the logo.
During 2017 Sean asked me to provide lots of different colour versions of his exclusive paisley pattern. He sent me several images of colour ideas that he preferred and asked me and my colorist to create colour palettes based on the images to enable recolouring of his unique paisley. I am sure we will see a selection of these new colour combinations used in his fashion collections in 2018.
In 2018 Vintage Duck Brand is continuing to expand it's product lines and it's customers are promoting the brand in lots of exciting locations worldwide. The woman on the mud-covered four-wheeler (pictured below) is proudly displaying the Vintage Duck Brand logo on her black t-shirt.