Digital Defiant Studios

Published: 2010-08-31 00:00:00 -0700

Minstrel Magazine logo and application

I thought it would be cool to make a “high-fashion” logo, and see some potential applications on a magazine. I’m pleased with the results. This was a pretty quick excercise, half an hour tops.

Photo Credits:

Here’s the initial logo, with a reversal that is a bit more edgy. The reversal is meant to go full bleed, touching the edges of whatever it’s applied to.

Minstrel Magazine Logo

I made the majority of the letters sans serif (font list below) to give it a bold feeling. I used a grotesque sans serif to give it the wide and powerful fashion feel. I then used a fashion oriented serif to emphasize “ST” which represents “street” –in this case, the various streets of fashion.

I found some supermodel photos on Flickr and did some type arrangement and logo application. Looks pretty legit!

supermodel minstrel cover magazine

The fonts used for the logo itself (and the primary/secondary typeface) are Trade Gothic Bold Extended, and Bauer Bodoni Bold. The “magazine” and issue date lines are set in Avenir 45 light.