For this logo, I thought I would work on interlocking the letters together.
There are many ways to do this and I prefer to use Adobe Illustrator for this task. When building a logo l like to start by typing out the name for the logo first. This will give me some inspiration as to what typography will look best and where on the page they can sit and feel right.
The typography I used for the Web Developer is Boucherie Sans and I just love the technological look to the letters. The way the “w” is so perfectly square and yet the other letters are off just enough. I stayed with all caps to make it stand out.
For Lisa, I used Corner Store JF for a more fun, whimsical, handwritten look. I also change the color to #0081D0 as it is the color I use for my website.
To interlock the “L” to the “O” I had to ungroup the letters in Developer and Lisa, by selecting the word clicking Character > Touch Type Tool, then under Object > Ungroup. Once each letter is it’s own, I selected the “O” and “L” and grouped them by going to Object > Group. This made them a package deal.
With the package selected, click on the Shape Builder Tool in the tool panel. This allows me to remove the blue piece of the “L” this making it look like the “L” and “O” or interlocked together. I repeated the steps for the “E” and “A”.
I am very happy with the way this turned out and I saved the logo for use on stationery, clothing, etc.
Let me know what you think? How do you interlocking letters?