Friday, October 31, 2008
...always a trip. Used to be that everyone felt the license to dress up, even from 9 to 5. Now, not so much. At Bowen Press today we did have a fabulous harlequin in the design department, and a zombie in the production department, so the tradition of misrule has not died out entirely. Soon I will be a proficient enough blogger to have taken photos, but not yet. Just now, though, at home, our trick or treaters included a Mexican vampire (kid who grabbed a sombrero from his parents' hat tree); a superhero, whose powers derived from his "Nike Toe Crusher" shoes -- essentially plastic bags; and a dear young boy who said, "I'm a sorcerer from the Ranger's Apprentice." Okay, it's not a Bowen Press book, but it's pretty great to know that kids still find inspiration in children's books to practice being new versions of themselves on Halloween.
...came up with a logo.
Peter Reynolds was kind enough to draw it for us. It's a "Bowen knot," which when untied is a circle. I didn't even know about the Bowen knot until we started doing research for our imprint. A designer we work with unearthed this heraldic device and now we've made it our own. It's a little imperfect, which I like: it doesn't share the fearful symmetry of the Mac's Command key. Peter rendered the logo a few times for us and named this drawing "small bright." Which is just what it is.