Google introduced their ‘Google Doodles‘ in the year 2000 to celebrate Bastille Day. This initial Doodle was so well received that Google appointed Dennis Hwang, an intern at the time, as ‘Chief Doodler’. New Google Doodles started to appear more and more regularly to celebrate familiar holidays and nowadays they mark a wide array of events and anniversaries.
Inspired by the Google Doodles, we’ve decided to play around with our own logo to celebrate holidays here in the UK and events in relating to our graphic design agency. We recently created a new logo design for Quentin James Design which features a unique hybrid character made from a Q and a J at the core of the new design. This hybrid character is usually contained within a blue coloured, circular background. We felt this roundel was perfect for some Doodling.
With Halloween fast approaching we thought this would be perfect for our first ‘Logo Doodle’. This initial design features a silhouetted pumpkin carved with our ‘QJ’ logo, not forgetting the obligatory vampire bat flying overhead. Our Halloween Logo Doodle will only be online for the week leading up to the 31st October. But don’t worry, we’ve plenty more in pipeline.
The next significant date we’re marking with a Logo Doodle will be Lancashire Day which is celebrated on November 27th. Lancashire Day commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. Our business is based in Lancashire and founder and lead designer Quentin was born and raised in the county. We love all things ‘Lancashire’, particularly Lancashire Tea, so it seems appropriate to mark the day with a Lancashire Rose Logo Doodle.
We’ve recently joined the worldwide community of designers at Dribbble. Dribbble (with three b’s) allows website designers, graphic designers, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types to share their design work, processes, and current projects. As soon as we’re drafted (accepted as a full member), we’ll be celebrating with this Dribbble Logo Doodle.
Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th November each year, marking the end of hostilities of World War I on this date in 1918. The red remembrance poppy has become the familiar emblem for this anniversary. On this day, we’ll publish our Remembrance Day Poppy Logo Doodle, as we remember all those who have served and currently serve in our armed forces.
Other Quentin James Design Logo Doodles will be added in the coming weeks and months. We’re currently working on Christmas and New Year Doodles and a few others for early 2017. Keep an eye out for them and please let us know what you think of them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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