Digital Lodge Crest

An over 200 year old Freemason Lodge has its crest brought into the 21st century.

 

Plaque hanging in the lodgeFreemasonry is a progressive moral science, and has been around for a Very long time. Just this one lodge has been standing  in Rhode Island for over 200 years!

 

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Peace, Of, Mind, RG, Ryan, Gottschalk, Designs, 2012, revisions, Illustrator, Adobe

Finishing the logo redesign at CCRI, I was left with a brand new identity: “Ryan Gottschalk Designs”. But just a name that copies my own isn’t the image I wanted. It seemed sort-of generic for what I was aiming for.

 

 

Peace, Of, Mind, RG, Ryan, Gottschalk, Designs, 2012, revisions, Illustrator, Adobe

By the time I enrolled at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), my logo/brand underwent even more changes and revisions. Bringing it from “Ryan Gottschalk Designs” to…

 

 

 

RG, Ryan, Gottschalk, Consulting, Designs, 2013, revisions, Illustrator, Adobe

“Ryan Gottschalk Consulting & Designs”, which admittedly was a bit wordy. There was also the nagging that something wasn’t quite right. So I hit the drawing boards again.

 

 

 

 

This time I tried to incorporate other parts of my life in the brand-name; what I got was what I think is clever. A lot of my friends call me “Rowan”, so I thought about incorporating that into the brand. But I didn’t want to be out right and say that’s what I was doing (even though I’m telling you now). Thinking of it, I wondered if the Rowan tree went by other names, and thus, I found “Reynir” which is Old Norse for “Rowan”. This was a perfect fit, coupled with “Graphics”, it meant I got to keep the logo I had previously created.