Forest City Guitar Lessons

One of the hobbies I have is attempting to learn the guitar. It happened one day a few years ago when I was in a local music store and they had some Fender acoustic guitars on sale. Figuring that there’s no time like the present to get into an expensive hobby, I took a guitar home with me. I attempted to try to learn myself at first, and I was getting somewhere, but found that if I wanted to play seriously, I should get a teacher. Back to the music store I go and signed up for some lessons. A quick jump to the chase — the music store closed down and thus the end of my lessons. Luckily for me, my old teacher decided to start his own business teaching guitar playing and so I continued on.

He mentioned that he wanted a logo for his fledgling business and asked me if I knew any graphic designers. My response was “I am a graphic designer.” So here we are today with new logo in hand.

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It started out pretty simple. Just a few elements placed on the page. I more wanted to get a feel for how it should look in general before jumping into all the fine details. We went through a few revisions after the first sketching/idea stage.


We got somewhere we both liked but my teacher wanted a good emphasis on the roots of the silhouette. Especially since a lot of his teaching revolves around a good system of “roots” (skills and abilities) before you can move to more complex things. So a rearrange of items went on as well as a couple of choices of fonts.

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Once we settled on a font, it was time to finish off the logo. The banner was moved up, and the new text applied.