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Te Anau seaplane overlaid with new Kiwishful logo

Nothing like being cooped up to make you start ticking things off your to-do list! I’m no designer by any means but I’ve had a little fun putting together a fresh new look to Kiwishful’s logo for the website and social media accounts.

Fresh colour palette

I opted to keep the hand-drawn typography style but I updated it and used Serif Affinity Designer to create a vector version. I had initially been going to keep the Kiwi green colour but felt it might not translate well across different monitors. Whilst it looks lovely and bright on mine, I run the risk of it turning slimy on monitors that aren’t configured the same.

I was initially going to use for beachy blues, then Pantone’s colour of the year, Classic Blue. Once it was all laid out though, it was a little too close to my former employer’s old logo which I know too well (obviously etched in my subconscious for all time).

I was looking through images of New Zealand for fresh inspiration when I stumbled across some vintage travel posters. There was even the one that had caught my eye on our first visit to Geraldine of Mount Cook. Perfect!

From these posters, I chose my new colour palette which I feel manages to be original yet retro at the same time.

Background

I kept the swoosh of paint but again opted for a vector version. With my new logo ready to go, I’ve updated the site icon and social media accounts too.

Before and after…

Let me know if you think it looks better in the comments!

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