This is a drawing I made for the glass wall of a room called the Workshop, in the New York offices of Wieden+Kennedy. The Workshop is a workspace for the studio's use, where designers and artists can build anything from hand-bound hardcover books to sculptural busts made from Oreo cookie filling (true story). This drawing represents the energy and eccentricity of the studio.
 The Workshop word mark evolved out of a doodle I made two years earlier — that of a diamond-shaped mark intended as a brand symbol for the studio. I began to explore more some non-traditional typography, which forced the letters to break out of the confines of the diamond. After several iterations, I arrived at something I was somewhat happy with (bottom-right) and it was time to bust out the Wacom tablet and draw the thing in Illustrator.
 This is the initial drawing in Illustrator. It breaks a lot of rules of typography, but I was more interested in creating something energetic and irreverent. Still, there were lots of proverbial rough edges to smooth out.
 This is the finished word mark. It loosely retains the diamond shape from my original sketch, but isn't constrained by it, and I rounded the corners to give it a worn, well-used feel.
 In the drawing, the word mark interacts with the cast of characters, even though it's designed to be a two-dimensional graphic. This probably belies the influence comic books and movie posters have had on my illustration work.
 Finally, the fun part — I used five Krink K-42 white paint markers to re-draw the entire drawing on the glass wall of the Workshop (in-progress pic on the left, completed drawing on the right). 
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