My EF logo designs

26 Oct

Hi fellow Flynn fans!

Attached are my Errol Flynn logo designs. I used two Adobe programs to make them : Photoshop and Illustrator. You might recognize the headshot of Errol used in the designs…it’s a rather “well-known” side profile shot of Errol (it’s the same one used on the cover of Robert Matzen’s new E&O book), and one that I particularly like, so I decided to incorporate it. I used a flag because I thought it would make a good “backdrop” and because flags are often seen flying on the masts of boats, yachts, and ships. So I created “Flynn flag” logos, complete with Errol’s image, his famous signature (which is beautifully scriptive, in two different styles), and Errol’s square-ish question mark symbols (which of course he created for himself, to symbolize his own life). I kept the image of Errol in grayscale, and used only 3 other colors in the logos: black, blue, and green. Why those 3 colors? Well, black is reminiscent of a pirate flag, blue is for the water/ocean/sea which Errol loved, and green is for the lush jungles/trees/vegetation Errol encountered in his travels (New Guinea, Jamaica) and was often surrounded by. Not to mention it’s also Robin Hood’s signature color as well. So that describes Errol Flynn logo designs 1 and 2.

The third logo design resembles the previous two, except that this one has Errol’s initials in place of his profile. Otherwise, same flag, same question mark symbols and same 3 colors used. And the fourth logo design has the same 3 colors, same EF initials, same question mark symbols, but this time I used a shield instead of a flag. A shield to symbolize Errol as the warrior/soldier/hero, with a “bulls-eye” pattern of circles in the center of the shield (to symbolize an archery target; Errol as archer).

So these are my four logo designs…I hope you like them. I may create others, I don’t know yet. I was actually thinking about creating a logo design (or two) for Errol and Olivia, together — an Errolivia logo.



— Rachel


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  1. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Dear Rachel, even though I'm repeating myself… just want to tell you again that I love your logo designs, they're great and so thoughtful. Maybe David might even choose one of them to represent the blog??? Rachel, you're a great artist!

  2. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Nice work!

  3. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks again, Inga — I appreciate it! It's this kind of graphic design work that I enjoy doing the most, and it was fun to design logos for Errol. :-)

  4. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks Robzak! :-)

  5. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 12:13 am

    These are all wonderful designs! Who could choose the best? I don't really have a way to show off a logo for the blog but they are all just great.I think they would make great letterheads, too!

  6. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Very creative

  7. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks David! Yeah, I was thinking that too about using them for letterheads. :-)

  8. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Great work!

  9. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks Kathleen and Brenda! :-)

  10. Anonymous

    May 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Rachael, I really like #1 with him and his signature. That logo would look terrific on your own personal stationary. Larry

  11. Anonymous

    May 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Thanks Larry! And I already have used the logo on stationery. :-)