Wedding Mongram

designtn's picture

I am working on a monogram for a wedding.
Norman and Helene are the names of the couple to be wedded.
Her initial feedback is that it is a little too abstract and the "h" looks like a lama.
Can I get some feedbacks?

thanks for your time!
:tony

dizerr's picture

Hi Tony,

Did you try playing with the uppercase of these two letters, it could be more successful. The uppercase N and H have a similar form and could be played with without the llama effect happening.

Another option is to keep the serif on the lowercase n and remove it from the ascender on the h part.

Good luck!
Diane

Will Miller's picture

the cut in the stem feels too high. doesn't read as an "n" as much as an "h". perhaps the notch could be more elegant than a solid boxed shape?

w|m

titz's picture

If this looks like a lama...

You have a good concept here, it is creative and does exactly what it needs to, I'm sure the main issue with the client is that she is expecting a mono using a script wedding face, which will not work with this concept. I think you could try a few different faces as well as Will's idea to finesse out the cut creating a more styled 'n' and 'h'. I do think you need a face that has a visual tie in the 'h' character so when you do make the split the pieces still look part of the same realm.

Of course, as a married person, this concept could be crushed the minute someone say it represents a break up not a union.

-titz

designtn's picture

Thanks everyone for your feedbacks.
I totally appreciate your time.
I tried a few other variations.

I am leaning towards version A.

:tony

Nachos's picture

titz is right on in my opinion. the letters should be making sweet type love and not be disconnected a bit. the implications of such a break up could be disastrous. Good idea w/ the uppercase letters (Diane) but I like the hairline serifs for the font. This is just to spark some ideas...

designtn's picture

thanks again everyone for your feedbacks.

:tony

gerald's picture

loving nachos' idea. i suggest definitely playing with the joining aspect more than the disconnected aspect

apankrat's picture

The original mark is very fitting if either of them is a physicist :-)

Planck's constant

jayyy's picture

I like Nacho's idea too. It ain't gonna get better than that IMO.

designtn's picture

Nacho
your idea was a good starting point for me to veer another direction.
So here is your idea refined. It works beautifully in 2 colors but does not work in BW so well.

I am revisiting my original idea in an italic version.
It still looks a bit bland. I am going to try to enclose it in an ornate shape.

i'll just keep playing with it. Thanks again everyone.

WHURD!

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