We’re going to end 2012 with a little peek behind the scenes to look at the creation of our company logo. Genna and I spent a LOT of time going back and forth about what kind of image to use. We didn’t want to restrict ourselves to a picture of just one kind of puppet, since we plan to use all kinds in our projects. Pictures we sketched with multiple puppets seemed to be too busy. We wanted the look to be fun, but not too silly.
In the midst of arguing the pros and cons of various ideas, I had a conversation with my friend Kate, who said that she saw our art as very physical and suggested using some kind of a gesture as an image. This reminded me that the one gesture both Genna and I routinely use when explaining what we do is to put a hand up as though we’re holding a Muppet and open and close the ‘mouth’. This is a universal sign apparently for puppet, as I’ve never had anyone misunderstand the gesture. So we asked Liza Harbison to take some shots of various hands, which you can see below. Some are my hand and some are Genna’s (you get to guess which is which!). Kate–who had suggested using a ‘gesture’ in the first place–turned our favorites into the logo which you can see above.