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Bulgaria Web Summit ’17 — mascot and logo design

This year begins nicely — with a lot of work, just as I like it. :-)

Bogo Shopov from Bulgaria Web Summit asked me recently if I can create a new mascot for the event, and to integrate it with the conference’s website logo. I tried my best at the moment, and the following happened:

Bulgaria Web Summit mascot

This is Summitosaurus superioris (or Summi for short)

The concept is simple — the creature, Summitosaurus superioris, is a social and friendly animal, a kind of dinosaur.

(The event is not happening for the first time — in fact, Bogo is making these great things for so long now, that in internet terms it is almost close to ancient history.)

The back of the dinosaur is like a mountain peak and the reason for that is quite obvious — a direct analogy with the word “summit,” but also a hint that this is a top event. :-)

Summi carries a lot of knowledge and wisdom and is ready to share them with those who are not afraid to climb to the top.

The creature is a symbol of experience, competence, stability, power, friendship and sociability.

I feel quite content with the end result and what’s more important, Bogo liked it, too. What do you think?

Bulgaria Web Summit logo

And this is the event’s logo with the Summitosaurus superioris being part of it.

*Also, if by any chance you have been living in a cave and you’ve never heard about the Bulgaria Web Summit conference, make a point of checking it this year. The people who attend it are a great bunch and the speakers are as amazing as ever! The conference will take place in Sofia, April 7-8 2017. Tickets are almost sold out, so hurry if you want to attend!

Do you know Gravil?

There is this new software called Gravit Designer. It is a browser-based app for vector illustration and UI design. I am testing it from time to time, for it is still under development, but looks very handy and promising.

Here is their logo (I do not know the author?):

Gravit logo

At one point last year, while fooling around with the logo of Gravit and trying to do something fun with it (for the sole purpose of fun), this happened:

Gravit friendly fish

…and then it changed and evolved into that:

Gravil

And here is the GIF version:

Gravil animated

The team behind Gravit liked this second little fellow enough to call it Gravil and choose it for their official mascot. So I am quite proud with the progress of this little baby. Gravil even made it to new York city in life-size version! :-) Wish him luck!

Gravil in New York

Oh, and I strongly recommend you to try Gravit Designer — you will enjoy its features and the ease with which it can be used. :-)

Friday Bunny #100 – Gerontophobia

Friday bunny

100. Gerontophobia — Fear of old people or of growing old.

Friday Bunny is 100 episodes old now, officially! From now on he is going to take a long break.

You may check sometimes if there is another episode, though, and some of the old ones will surely be re-illustrated and improved.