Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Design: Mystery in Space Logo

I was recently asked to re-design the original Mystery in Space logo from 1951 for Vertigo. They wanted it to look contemporary but still retain the characteristics of the original. This is how it printed up with stunningly beautiful artwork by Ryan Sook of a steam-punk angel devising the map of the world. Inset is the original comic cover from the 50's by Carmine Infantino and Frank Giacoia featuring the logo that was designed by Ira Schnapp. Thanks to Todd Klein for the info on that. Todd has won numerous Eisner and Harvey awards for his work and if you want to know more about comic logos and lettering he is an expert on such matters. Take a look at his website here and his terrific blog right here.

1 comment:

  1. Yup ... Ira Schnapp's your man. Loved all his cover lettering during the early 1960s that largely defined the "look-and-feel" of DC Comics covers. I'm pretty sure all those great half page house ads in the DC books of that period were also Schnapp ... I like Artie Simek and Sam Rosen a lot, but Schnapp is the guv'nor.


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