Gold Dust Logo Design
The Gold Dust band in Covington, Georgia offered me the opportunity to design their new band logo. Since first thinking of the logo I knew I wanted to create it in 3D, using Cinema 4D to create a 3D Logo that can later be animated and brought to life however I want. As their site describes, Gold Dust is “a 4 piece cover band playing a big variety of music including Classic Country, Classic Rock, Oldies with a little Bluegrass and Blues thrown in.” Initially there was a direction I wanted to go with this logo, really a way I thought it should be approached since they’re such a versatile band with a great variety of live music, I needed to design and logo that represents not only their name but the live music as well.
I started with a couple sketches in my note book just to get some ideas going, I always start with the pencil and end with the pixel. Right Away I knew I wanted the G to connect to the D, and after about 20 sketches I found the perfect way to hook them up.
The bottom front part of the G connects perfectly against the top left of the D, over and over I sketched it out just this way and it came out like it was made just that way. Then it hit me, the capital D is the beginning of the body of a guitar. Adding in the curves of the body, stretching out a neck with gold frets and tuning knobs. After just a couple sketches on this idea and I was convinced this was it, and on to cinema 4D to bring the Gold Dust logo to life in animation. The logo came out just as I sketched it, and now it was all up to whether or not the band liked it. I sent the logo out with some of my sketches and few other logo ideas I had worked on and it came back unanimously, just as I had felt the 3D GD-Guitar logo was a hit. This was a fun logo to work on, and it really feels I captured and branded the Gold Dust band with a perfect 3D Business Logo.