I love marching band. I love graphic design. So, when I was approached by the Director of Bands at James B. Dudley High School to design a new logo for the band, I was very excited. However, this project would require me to illustrate a full panther mascot. This wouldn’t be the more minimal logos I had grown used to designing. I don’t consider myself an illustrator so this would be a challenge. But the challenge was well for worth it.
The project actually called for two logos to be designed. One would be the panther face illustration and the other would the letter D, stylized to represent the school band. Both would be used on shirts, wind suits, hats, and other apparel. I also would need to design a concept for a shirt that included the panther surrounded by the name of the school and band.