Sunday, March 15, 2009

Nubby Invades

Head over to to meet their new mascot, Nubby, created by yours truly. DCH asked me to help design a new logo to coincide with their revamped website and Nubby is the result. He (or she?) was inspired by all the nib pens I used to use for cartooning back in college. The sharp, sturdy, weapon-like point of a Hunt 102 is such a contrast to the ultra-sensitive, almost fickle Windsor Newton Series 7 brushes, or the soft-headed Micron pens I use today. So Nubby is a nod to the old days, the days of experimenting with different inks and paper, the days of careful dipping and the inevitable splatter lines when the nib's sabre-like point caught itself on the paper's grain.