Hi everyone! This is Rebecca the new art director for Nom-Con 2015 speaking. I want to talk about the new Nom-Con identity for 2015 that some of you may have seen floating around at Eirtakon 2014...
The first way of doing this was to create our new, official logo! Sticking to our mascots of Koi and Ruan, we combined both of them into our logo which you can see right here! I was appointed in August this year as the new art director, and we decided as a committee that the first protocol was to firmly establish the identity of Nom-Con. Rather than the varying style of Nom-Con art from year to year, we found that it was important to really cement our name in the list of conventions that has since sprung up in Ireland.
Koi is a butterfly koi fish, for those of you that did not know. Meanwhile, Ruan, is a fox spirit.
This was quite the challenge really. Logos need to be designed to resize to go on everything! So try combining a butterfly koi fish (yes, that exact one) and a fox into one single design without too much detail! Because the more detail, the more messy it becomes when it gets smaller.
I went through so, so, so many sketches... that you can find here!