The logo on this tee was designed by hand in 1984 by Vancouver graphic designer, David Bircham. It was a personal design project and has never been published until now.
“I’ve always been interested in 3 dimensional shapes represented in 2 dimensions and was exploring wrapping a B around a cylinder shape to form a C. The iconic feel was completely unexpected and a result of using just type forms and the curve of the cylinder. I thought it would be perfect for the Province of British Columbia or a B.C. tourism business.”
In the days before Adobe Illustrator and similar graphics programs, logos like this were all painstakingly hand drawn. The original for this one is about 18” wide and was crafted using technical pen and ink, a compass and french curves and painted in with ink and brush. It was then photographed using a photo mechanical transfer machine to reduce it in size. A further exploration was made in 3D with a mockup made from a block of cedar and a bandsaw (shown here).
Ask David about the process of designing these days and he'll tell you “I am so grateful for the computer today and how it has transformed the design process and my profession.”
You can see more of his work at davidbirchamdesign.com.
• Unisex fit, soft feel
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the centre
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