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:
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?
*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!
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?):
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:
…and then it changed and evolved into that:
And here is the GIF version:
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!
Oh, and I strongly recommend you to try Gravit Designer — you will enjoy its features and the ease with which it can be used. :-)
My name is Ani and I am a freelance illustrator and editor. I love drawing and writing, I love riding my bicycle and swimming, I love traveling to distant places and learning new things. You can read more in my About Me page. ;-)
Live Seeds (and Pure Love) Project
Featured Blog Post
Friday Bunny is 100 episodes old now, and so he'll take a loooong break! :-)