#28 Norrfors – Tattoo rebus with a hint of nudity

August 6th, 2009

@norrfors: Brief: Would love a norrfors logo for a new tattoo & blog. Inspired by The Hangover & Zach Galifianakis in shades look #logotypser

[Norrfors is composed by the two swedish words norr and fors which means north and whitewater]

To have Zach Galifianakis as inspiration does not make this one easy. Zach has a whispering way of being just funny enough for people that look for it will to notice. If you don’t look for it you will just think that he’s weird. So the design could be really weird with a twist, or weedy laid back, or just unclean but funny.

I know nothing about designing tattoos, nothing about if it’s better with thin lines or thick lines, what colors that fades badly or what’s in style right now. However I think that if the style is to dominant, say if I did a hand drawn Juno typeface, it might feel old fashioned and dated. A simplified line drawing based on classic elements will not.

So the result is a rebus with a compass lily symbolizing north and a meander symbolizing traveling water, and they are composed by letters. Oh and if you want you can also read the lily as a man just hanging out, to get in some whispering Zach attitude in.

Now the question is, will @norrfors like it enough to actually do the tattoo?

Download the Norrfors logotype ยป

The music in today’s screencast is Show Me Your Penis – Le Sport.

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5 Responses to “#28 Norrfors – Tattoo rebus with a hint of nudity”


  1. seoism says:

    Will @norrfors tattoo today’s logo? Watch the screencast http://is.gd/24zi6

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter


  2. norrfors says:

    Thanks a lot! I really like the design ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @seoism Will @norrfors tattoo today’s logo? Watch the screencast http://is.gd/24zi6

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter


  3. @norrfors says:

    Thanks a lot! Hopefully i can do the tattoo this weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. Tomas Seo says:

    @norrfors Cool! Take some photos or do some bambusing/qik when you get the tatt.


  5. Lady Fi says:

    I love this design – stylish with a hint of naughtiness! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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