A new brand identity for Copper Beech Press | Have your say!

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Goodness it's been a looong time since I've written one of these sorts of posts. I'm mid-way through the design of my book (more on that later this week, I promise) and took a little time out to work on the brand identity for my publishing imprint: Copper Beech Press. I'm self-publishing my book but that doesn't mean it won't be polished and professional to the core. I've hired a top editor and have shortlisted some incredible projects to feature and I need a brand identity that does my serious intentions justice. Copper Beech press has already published my first book, Exhibit, and I hope that my next book will be the first of many illustrated, coffee table style books so I wanted something simple and smart.

Isn't it amazing what a good break and a bit of time and space can do for your creativity? Before Christmas I was paralysed by insecurity and indecision. I questioned every single design decision and the thought of designing the logo for the book cover and the publishing imprint was terrifying to say the least. I guess that's what happens when you have several hundred submissions from top designers to do justice!

Anyway, with a clear head and serious inspiration I've pulled these logos together this afternoon and I'd love your thoughts. Which do you like best? When I had the brand styling company I'd always ask my blog readers to vote on their favourite concept and so I thought it would be fun to do the same for this logo. I have my favourite, but I'd love to know yours.

The Concepts

 

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Print Inspiration

Wouldn't these look just gorgeous foil blocked onto either some white or purple card? I am very tempted to get some made up, I have to say. A little like these beauties!

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Clockwise from top left: Mulberry; Cutture, Alexena Cayless, Ellie Stickland, Square and Crescent.

Which do you like best?

Concept One

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Concept Two

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Concept Three

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Concept Four

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Time to vote!

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Really looking forward to hearing your thoughts.