Lauren Thompson - Nymphont - Type, Web & Graphic Designer - [link]
/* This was my entry for @imjustcreative's logo design gallery. Just a souped up version of my logo. This design may not be redistributed in any way shape or form. Thanks. I do welcome all feedback as this is my only logo design & it is very special to me. */
Nymphont is the name of my independent font "foundry" and digital type experiment as well as the handle I use as a type, web and graphic designer. I make humble yet serious, quality, and unique TrueType fonts which are predominately free for personal use and with commercial use licensing options available for a nominal fee. Fonts are all made from scratch and vary from decorative hand drawn to entirely digitally-created geometric sans-serifs and anything in between.
Simply described, the logo is winged-coffin bearing in it's center a lowercase letter 'n', with the name "Nymphont," placed below. I really am quiet proud of the creation and branding of Nymphont, though it brings me no real accolades or prestige, but because it is very personal, symbolizing me quite well. And I just like the design, and have a lot of with it.
Inspiration for the winged-coffin actually comes from a tattoo that I have on the back of my neck, which is also something I am quite fond of. For the lowercase letter 'n' inside the coffin, I used an as-of-yet unreleased black-letter typeface design of mine called, LT Libitina; therefore, it is also totally unique to, and a perfect representation of Nymphont.
Then the lettering of "Nymphont," located below is set in Herb Lubalin's fantastic typeface, Avant Garde, bold and all capitals. This is my favorite typeface of all-time, even though I design typefaces and fonts myself, I wouldn't have it any other way!
"Nymphont," itself is a play on words that makes an indirect sexual reference, though intentional, that theme has no other role within the brand and it's logo. Carrying it's own measure of shock-value due to it's sexual connotation, that aspect of the name "Nymphont," of course needs no emphasis.
The emphasis is (hopefully) re-directed from that symbolism, to what Nymphont is all about, --fonts, by the different coloring used on it's two syllables. The first syllable, ' NYM, ' is in a gray shade, whilst a hot-pink/fuchsia shade is used on the second, ' PHONT, ' which phonetically sounds like the word "font." And there you have it, Nymphont: I really like to font. If you've got it, font it.