a second look

I used to do a fair amount of art and design work and during the past few months I’ve been thinking about what it would look like for The Daily Skep to have a new logo. I immediately set about trying to design one myself, but I wasn’t getting anywhere and soon had the revelation that this was probably best left to someone with more talent and some distance from the subject matter.

I’m glad for that shred of self control (or was it self-doubt?) because it lead me to seek out the services of Jordan Thomas of Jaybird Design, who is not only an incredibly talented artist, but a pleasure to work with. Her creativity  and professionalism are evident and I could not be more excited with the final product. If you’re looking for design work (or a new tattoo) she comes highly recommended.

Here’s what she came up with:

The Daily Skep – “Not for self, but for others”

The latin motto “Non Sibi, Sed Aliis” translates as “not for self, but for others (or all)” and I think that captures the heart of what we’re trying to do here by creating an ongoing conversation around craft and community. Although I do much of the writing, I hope that it is evident that this blog isn’t all about me. It is about all of us.

I think Jordan’s work is fantastic, and I’m looking into the possibility of having some t-shirts made if anyone’s interested. Details will be forthcoming about that, but feel free to contact me at thedailyskep@gmail.com if you’re interested.




8 Comments Add yours

  1. erikhinkston says:

    I’m in for a t-shirt, this is very well done.

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    1. Awesome! I’ll keep you posted

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Brian Clites says:

    Absolutely beautiful Jim. And sign me up for at least two T’s.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Shirt for me as well. Please.


  4. Brian says:

    This logo speaks to me on so many different levels. Beekeeping is my first love and woodworking a close second.


  5. jonfiant says:

    T-shirts! Yes! Love this blog, it’s one of my comstants.
    All the best,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. jonfiant says:

      I meant constants.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Good to hear! I should have info on pricing and shipping this week.


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