Ty Wilkins Self Promotion Project.Ty studied Graphic Design undergrad at Auburn University. He first worked on this assignment in a Graphic Design II class. However, he came up with the current logo after graduation, but this assignment was what first made him think about designing a self identity. Download the PDF of the project description.
The logo is composed of the letters of my name “T & Y” and is a smiling face.
Sketches and Roughs
Initially conceived as a signature for illustrations, this is a play on rhyming words.
My last name is Wilkins, so I created a gestalt where the T, Y & W interlock.
A section of a chain of transparent cubes are filled in to spell TY.
I took advantage of the fact that the T and Y are next to each other on a keyboard.
Tracing the contours of two boxes spells TY.
Two characters, one with open arms and another with raised arms, spell TY
The pi symbol can also look like TY
A play on the familiar tv icon.
Before Ty Pennington rolled out his Style brand, I presented this to my Graphic Design II class.
My full first name is Tyrus. This is an homage to the American toy store, Toys R’ Us.
I heart TY
An homage to Milton Glaser’s infamous icon. Though too self indulgent to use.
The +Y spells TY.
The negative space between T and Y fits an arrow nicely.
These concepts date back from 2002. Since then, other designs with similar ideas emerged.
Tiger Woods uses a logo similar to one TW (Ty Wilkins) logo concept and the American home improvement celebrity Ty Pennington uses a “style” logo similar to TY “style” logo.
May 6, 2006