Here is a mind map and set of sketches for Pine Boy. I can’t help but continue to focus on the puppetry of the place, especially if the words Pine Boy are to live alone, in any cases. Pine Boy Puppet House is a different story, but is bulky. I believe they would most likely use their full name in press releases, announcements and such, but use Pine Boy inside the playhouse, on paraphernalia, etc.
Sometimes a sketch really captures what you’re after, and it’s a matter of translating it to see if it works digitally as well. That’s my next step, because I’m rather drawn to the last bit I worked up. It is merely typography, but uses hairlines to insinuate either strings (as a marionette), or rods (as a shadow puppet). The type then can have a bit of decoration to it, or at the very least a less typical letter form, as they then become characters manipulated from behind visible area. This also builds along the usage of the logo as it will often be placed at the top of the page (as in “Pine Boy Puppet House presents…”) or at the bottom (as in “a Pine Boy Puppet House production”). I can’t help but also call out the origin of the name with a typographic quirk representing a long, lying wooden nose. We’ll see if that makes the cut later.
Here are the sketches, time to take them, quickly, onto the computer to begin tuning them up.