I was recently contacted by the lovely Miss Banana to design a logo and business cards for her growing digital print company, 9999 Bananas. Her company produces tiny desk calendars featuring Miss Banana’s innovative photography. She also sells limited edition numbered prints of her work. Miss Banana requested that her new brand incorporate her crest drawn by the talented illustrator, Jet Landis.
Styling a logo that meshed with the crest and her colorful photography was quite a challenge, so I intentionally kept the logo design very simple and type-based. A thin sans serif typeface was selected for the graceful 9s. I stacked the 9s into a square to create a more concise form and reflect the square format of her photography. The exaggerated Ns in Bananas add a whimsical element to the logo and better reflect Miss Banana’s playful personality and brand.
Since Miss Bananas has many aspects to her business, we selected a large color palette to represent each of her product lines and updated the crest with the corresponding logo color to create a cohesive and unified brand. Miss Banana’s business cards feature her photography. Like the 9999 Bananas logo, the square format business cards were selected to reflect the shape of her photography. The front of the cards feature her crest and contact information.
If you are interested in one of Miss Bananas calendars, be sure to place an order soon, they sell out quickly!