SCA Knights’ battle-cry logo
“Vivat” is both a rallying cry and a victory shout for the fighters of the Society for Creative Anachromism—a group of medieval re-creators who dress up in period armor and garb and take part in full-contact martial combat. The logo subtly references a knight’s helmet in the letter “A,” while the serifs of the letters are reminiscent of the merlons on a castle wall. It was designed for a t-shirt promoting AnthroFilms’ “Scadia: The Known World,” a documentary about the SCA.
GDUSA (Graphic Design USA) American Graphic Design Award Winner, 2015
For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions to spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Awards is the original and flagship competition, open to all in the community: design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, and more. It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. The competition annually attracts nearly 10,000 entrants, with fewer than 15% selected for awards. (Note: my work won two awards in this competition, a feat which the publisher describes as “a rare case.”)
GDUSA Logo Award Publication
The Vivat logo was published both digitally on the GDUSA website as well as in print in GDUSA, a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional designer (Nov/Dec 2015).