I had the good fortune to work with a perfect client. The University of Wisconsin Boxing Club is just starting and they were in need of a logo. I submitted a proposal and they accepted it. They immediately sent some of their sketches for me to work off of. I took those sketches and came up with a sketch for them to look at.
They liked what they saw and wanted to see the text in the border. I made some simple changes to the circle, mainly making it an oval and thickening it so I could put the text in the border.
They gave me some feedback, wanting to see some different options for the border. They also wanted Bucky to look more like the real Bucky. So I came up with a few options for them to look at. I drew a more accurate Bucky and lowered him so his torso was not floating in mid air. I also added detail to the gloves and changed the font on the UW. Moving his head to his left a little, lowering the left glove, and moving the right glove to cover more of the face made it look more like a quick jab. The left glove covered part of the border, giving the whole image some depth.
My personal favorite of these three was the one with the banners, but their favorite was the one with the text in the border. Their request now was to have a more grand font. I came up with this logo using Cairo.
They really liked this design and actually paid me at this point. I was not quite through yet, as there was still a little bit of cleanup to do. I moved the left glove down just a little bit to emphasize that it is in front of the border. I also changed the font of the UW to match the rest of the text.
This is the final logo that I presented to the Boxing Club. They submitted it to the university and it got rejected for a couple of things. First of all, it looked too similar to the official Bucky. In fact, the Director of Trademark Licensing actually stated that, “The head on the version below just looks like someone traced the logo.” I can’t think of a better compliment that that. They also needed the registered trademark symbol after University of Wisconsin and the trademark symbol after UW. So here is the final version:
The whole experience of working with Chandler of the University of Wisconsin Boxing club was excellent. He was very prompt and clear with any feedback. They paid on time (actually, it was early). I cannot imagine having a more perfect client to work with.