Here’s an interesting change of pace for you! This week, I was commissioned to design a series of logos for Gardena High School. The comprehensive high school is dividing itself into four Small Learning Communities , or SLCs (the big trend in secondary education today!), and one of the requirements is that each school find a way to visually identify itself. This is usually done through some kind of logo or branding.
Since the SLCs are sort of like mini-schools that operate under the umbrella of the larger school and campus, the logos should have some unifying elements and some elements that set them apart from each other. Each should reflect the SLC’s theme and course of study.
So, given these overall guidelines, I set out to create four distinct logos, one for each of the following SLCs:
- SHAPS – Sports medicine, Health, And Public Service
- ACCER – Architecture, Construction, Computers, Engineering, Robotics
- CALS – Creative Arts and Liberal Studies
- Green House – for incoming Freshmen students
I unified the designs by housing each one inside a giant “G” (for Gardena) and by keeping the outer ring of text and color the same. Within that outer frame, each design reflects the unique offerings of that SLC. Here’s what I put together:
Thanks, Gardena High, for giving me the opportunity to create these for you!
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