Design the maker’s mark

by francescavitali on March 11, 2009

About three years ago I design the logo for Frucci Design.
The idea came combining some of the things I like:
Drawing, Multifunctionality, Photoshop/Illustrator, Matisse, My Hair Style (here I must spend few more words, I have had the same hair style since a was a little girl, surely I did change it especially during my 20s, I once was suicide blond, but I always go back to my black bob).
One day I started drawing a very simply self-portrait and I decided to do it using Illustrator (this is my way to learn new tricks with this kind of software), and I don’t even know why I started fitting letters into what it was suppose to be my hair…and all of the sudden they really made sense and FRUCCI DESIGN’s logo was born. And to this day, I find very interesting to see people reactions to it, some only sees the name placed in a funky way other only the shape of the bob but no letters.

During these three years Frucci Design has grown and I now feel it’s time for me to start using a maker’s mark on my metal work and most importantly my real name initials FV. The other day I found myself once again opening a new Illustrator file. After few sketches I decided to adapt the old logo (which is not really suitable for a tiny mark) to my name initial.

Now I have to decide and I need your help! Which of these six options do you prefer?

To cast your vote please write your favorite design number in the comment section. Keep in mind that the final design will be made in to a tiny stamp probably 1/16″ x 1/16″ (1.5mm x 1.5mm).




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francescavitali August 12, 2009 at 8:11 am

Of course Nancy I remember you!!!!

so nice to (virtually) see you again!

I haven’t order the mark, but I took my decision and I’ll go with the 2.

I hope to see you again one day…why not to watch the next Soccer World Cup 😀


Nancy Lord August 11, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Hi Francesca,
I just found this and wonder if you have made a decision?
(I like # 2).
We met at Ronda’s. I remember your hair and your enthusiasm for soccer!!
Best wishes, Nancy

francescavitali March 13, 2009 at 10:50 am

Thank you for your input!

Trish, you would go for the FD of Frucci design rather than FV of Francesca Vitali (my name)?
I’m asking because I’m thinking very seriously about what name to use…I have started as Frucci Design…when all this “being creative” was just a fun game…but now it is becoming a lot more and I’m thinking of using my name.

Trish March 12, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I think you should make your logo have a distinct but artistic “D” and “F.” This could be done by using the same logo you have with it’s “D” helmet shape and by turning it on it’s side and modify some of the lines for a stylized “F.” Trish

Jane Walker March 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Hi, fun designs – I like 2 best, with 1 as runner up.

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