*Technically*, these Green Drinks logos weren’t commissioned. I simply drew them from my own initiative in my spare time. Nevertheless, I am featuring them here on the ‘commissions‘ part of my website.
First up is the logo for Green Drinks Brisbane, the event I founded and organised between 2009 and 2012. My logo for Green Drinks Brisbane was drawn quickly onto paper using pen and ink in 2009. Having previously attended a few horrible ‘corporate’-feeling networking events, I wanted the cartoon and handwriting of the logo to set a friendly tone for Green Drinks Brisbane.
At the time I drew the logo, compact fluorescent light bulbs were an icon of environmentally-friendly behaviours. There was a large initiative to replace incandescent bulbs with the more energy-efficient CFLs. It is interesting to reflect on the logo four years later (in 2013, as I am writing this essay). Today, CFLs are seen as the old technology, which are themselves being replaced by LED bulbs.
I have organised Green Drinks Canberra since I moved to town in 2013. The event itself had existed for the previous decade, but by 2013 the event had become dormant, and I had to revive the concept from a mailing list of mostly-dead email addresses.
My Green Drinks Canberra logo features the Black Mountain Tower as a swizzle stick in a green-coloured cocktail. Black Mountain Tower is second only to Parliament House as an icon of Canberra’s skyline, and so makes a distinctive addiction to the Green Drinks Canberra logo.
This time I included the event’s URL in the logo itself. I also created a tagline, to give people a quick idea of the event’s purpose:
Green Drinks Canberra: Inclusive. Informal. Freeform. Friendly. Monthly. Networking.