It is the development of an icon, deceptively simple but involves countless hours of burnishing. The development of a successful logo can be one of the most satisfying projects in the graphic arts. The designing of a logo is a collaborative process that sometimes sails smoothly to completion and other times is like pulling teeth. There is always a solution however, no matter how elusive. I have posted a few logos here.
The golden days of illustration are passed by almost a century now. The skills of those artists will be appreciated for centuries more. I am not sure if I will ever get close, but I am giving it a shot.
I have been creating posters for the local blues society for a few years, here are some examples of those pieces.