A New Mark

As we enter into our seventh year here at IC, we’ve decided to give our iconic mummy mark an upgrade.

The reenvisioning of our logomark is something we have been considering for some time. With a consciousness for particularly small uses (social media icons, products, packaging, clothing tags, etc.) we sought out for a bold, timeless mark that stands strong in every possible scenario. With a handful of new projects/products on the horizon, we decided that now is the time.

The original mark I created in 2006 was inspired by skateboard graphics and other pop art from our coming of age. Although it feels somewhat classic in its own right, the detailed style has proved to be limiting over the years.

Our goal was to create a simpler, more streamlined version of our classic “cyclops mummy,” keeping its overall concept (and hopefully its recognizability) in tact, but modernized and with a broader range of usability.

We explored a variety of shapes for the head itself – a perfect circle, a rectangle with rounded corners, etc. In the end, it was imperative that it truly convey a head shape, so we landed on what we refer to as the “egg.”

Aside from the logo’s core theme, we also knew we’d be sticking with our classic color scheme. It feels as integral to our brand as the mark itself, and allows us to maintain our focus. Another benefit of this new mark is our ability to explore varying combinations of these colors depending on its use. The solid white or yellow wrap will be the primary marks, while the shaded versions – with white highlights on the yellow wrap, and yellow lowlights on the white wrap, give us more detailed options as well.

A minor but important detail was the small piece of wrap peeking around the backside of the mummy head. It’s a subtle inclusion, but it truly helps the read. It was necessary that this piece be included, but without jeopardizing the true center of the new mark.

You’ll also notice the inclusion of an ® mark. With the recent registration of our brand name and identity, it’s time to make it official.

And of course, we celebrate this momentous occasion with some swag. New T-Shirts are available for pre-order (shipping mid-late September) as well as new silk-screened die-cut stickers.

Where’s Gravity?

Our Gravity logo for LecraeWhere’s Waldo style. Thanks to Rick Titshaw for the heads up.

Blood Brother

We recently had the opportunity to work with some friends to create a brand for their newest endeavor, Animal Media Group. One of their first projects is an incredibly moving documentary called Blood Brother, which they were gracious enough to share with us, and had me choking back tears for nearly 90 minutes straight. Watch the newest trailer (below) and look for the film in theaters soon. Bring some tissue.

Karina Sprinkle

Our longtime friend, Karina Sprinkle, asked us to create the identity for her new massage practice. The idea was to convey a sense of calmness and peace, but steer away from typical massage related imagery (hands, Papyrus font). The leaf seemed like an appropriate direction, given their often medicinal qualities, and it also gives a little love to the great PNW. Here’s a look at the business card.

Sparrow Builders

We recently just wrapped a fun logo/business card project for Sparrow Builders, a new general contracting firm headed up by our cousin John Paulsen. John wanted something with a simple, modern and clean aesthetic, so we played around with different styles within those restrictions. The wireframe design was one of the last options we provided and ended up making the cut as the final logo. After the design was green-lit, the fine folks at Mandate Press (check this out) took over and delivered some pretty amazing letter-pressed cards on 110# Cranes Lettra stock. Follow Sparrow Builders and Mandate Press on Twitter.

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Founded in 2006 by Don & Ryan Clark, Invisible Creature is a
multi-disciplinary design and illustration studio based in Seattle, WA.

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