i ate this in five minutes flat

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We stayed with Matt, Kenya and Cosmo while in London. They’re so stylish and photogenic that I will have to make a separate post on that issue later. The most amazing part of the stay was Matt’s cooking. He fattened us up every night with his major chef skills. Pictured are the before and after of a dish that involves roasted pork belly on sourdough, with some membrillo (or quince paste) spread in between. Roasted fennel, pumpkin and parsnips looking pretty and tasting good, on the side.

recent rebranding effort; a new logo

The redesigned logo

The redesigned logo

First round options show three possible different directions.

First round options show three possible different directions.

Second round is all about finding the right typeface for the cleanest version seen in previous picture (left).

Second round is all about finding the right typeface for the cleanest version seen in previous picture (left).

I’ve started to help rebrand and market a local line of jewellery and accessories. Nadia Campbell has been producing some sweet work for a while, and she is about to relaunch her line and website. I’ve taken pictures for that site, but am now focussing on the logo. Prior to my involvement, there was an existing design for the logo:

The old, existing logo

The old, existing logo

It certainly served its purpose and Nadia has gotten plenty of mileage out of it. The old logo has a nice and folksy feeling, and that is great. I also liked the previous designer’s illustrated doodad, so I tweaked it for the redesign. I took out some little elements, and decided to use it as an outline. I like how it is now amorphous, clean and still Bahamian in feeling. And since Nadia’s work is getting higher-end—from the materials to the design, I had to reflect that. Still a lot more to do, but this is a good start that I feel ready to share.