Austin Logo

It all started when I was invited to design the announcement for the May 2013 Dribbble meetup in Austin. What would customarily be a simple lettering piece turned into something bigger.

I got caught up in the concept and wanted to really refine it. I felt like I was onto something good, so I spent some days working on it.

Here’s the gist:

I think Austin deserves a logo. One that embodies Austin’s uniqueness, and simultaneously conveys a charming Texas authenticity. This is what I sought to create and make available.

austin-sketch

austin-sketch-refined

austin-logo-guidelines

austin-logo

austin-sticker

Official or not, I think there should be an Austin city logo. Why should Las Vegas be the only one? Austin deserves it. I’m not sure if a grassroots city logo is something that could ever catch on, but I’d much rather say I tried and failed than never gave it a shot.

If you think the logo is cool, help spread it around. Download it, use it, put it on your gig posters or event announcements. You can also get stickers here.

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Basically, it wouldn’t be cool to take this and go selling t-shirts with my design on them for profit. I want this to be for Austin, and to the benefit of Austin collectively—not for the financial gain of any one person of company. If you have a special case, or there’s any confusion, do contact me. I’m happy to make exceptions for a good cause.


Thanks for spreading the word

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By Sean McCabe

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