Pig Pen

Design

I recently worked on a logo design for a board game. I’m not sure if it’s actually going to be a board game or if it was just a concept for a competition. I didn’t win the competition, but I loved the logo that I came up with. I had originally designed the logo to be a square, but since most board game boxes have smaller sides, I changed it to a landscape version so it would fit on the side of the box and be able to be larger.

I think I am so in love with this logo because it’s cartoony, but sophisticated. Back in elementary school, I had gotten a How to Draw Animals book, and I think my go-to is to draw my super cartoony version of what I learned way back then. For this logo, rather than rely on my long-ago-learned-skills, I looked at other logos using pigs and photos of actual pigs. My original plan was to make it more of a flat design with basic shadows. My husband suggested that I should add a texture to give it a more papercraft feel. Because I was running out of time, I quickly added a crumpled up sheet to give it some texture. If I had more time, I would have gone with a more subtle texture and maybe used a different texture for each piece of the logo, not just over the top of the entire logo. But either way, I’m still really pleased with how this turned out!

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