61 thoughts on “representing my local landscape (a post from Tom)

  1. You are King of the Logos indeed, Tom! Your landscape photos bring back happy memories of a week in 1980 spent hiking around Loch Lomond.

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  2. Fascinating Tom. I so enjoyed reading how you devised your logo. I’m a Glaswegian by birth and upbringing and now live in East Yorkshire but I know your area very well. Where we live we also have many local agricultural shows and the Driffield show is reputedly the biggest one day show in England, with over 25000 visitors each year. I thought Kate would like to know that I recently knitted the Uncia from the Book of Haps in Fyberspates Vivacious (copper tones) and entered it for Driffield show. Guess what, I won first prize in the class I entered and a rosette for best knitting. I was thrilled.

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  3. Beautiful photographs, Tom. I very much enjoyed seeing the process of how you came to the final design for the new logo. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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  4. Tom…how wonderfully interesting! Thank you for sharing your design and thought process with us. I love hearing from you, Kate and Bruce.
    Julie

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  5. Thanks for chipping in. I enjoyed seeing your design process and reading about the Drymen show.
    I was in the Loch Lomand area in March and can just begin to understand yours and Kate’s love of the area.

    Rebecca

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  6. Lovely! Thank you for sharing your design process with us, Tom. I agree that “less is definitely more” when it comes to graphic design. In fact, when driving, my partner and I often comment about overly-complicated signs on vehicles or in shop windows: “It’s nice, but it’s not a 60 m.p.h. design.” I also loved the photos from the Drymen show, especially the one of what I assume was a mother Highland Cow and her baby.

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  7. Tom, thanks so very much for explaining your design process. I love the newest logo, and all of them. Looking forward to receiving my copy of copy of your very first issue of Ootlier. Your photos are always very inspiring! Thank you!

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  8. MERCI à Tom pour la belle histoire de ce logo génial et pour ces photos absolument SU-PER-BES en noir et blanc et en couleurs… les paysages sont magnifiques ! et la photo du cheval de Drymen… WOW ! Bon courage à Kate pour son tricot ! Hi Bruce, I love you ;-)

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  9. I DO like the new logo, yes, less is more. I would have also liked the stripped down version of the tree. MY sister raises Clydesdales and it was nice to see that draft horse all kitted out. Nice post, thank you for chipping in!

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  10. It was fascinating learning about your design process and seeing so many of your photographs. You are an amazing photographer and graphic designer. Thanks for sharing how some of this works.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your design process. It is so helpful to hear how other creative people create. You captured the feminine essence of the Milarrochy Tree. Loved see the pictures of the Dryman Show.

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  12. Thank you Tom for your commentary about your most interesting design process. I am a big fan of your beautiful photos always. Your eyes give a lot to all of us. Many years ago I was fortunate to have visited your beautiful country and visit Loch Lomond. Please try to capture Nessy for us too! I very much enjoyed viewing the Drymen Fair through your eyes. Thank you very much for all…

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  13. Thank you for the article, I really enjoy reading what creative people share about their “behind the scenes” work and I think the logo turned out great. Here´s one more photo for your collection from our WHW holiday in 2014: http://aconita.sweb.cz/jine/IMG_8353.JPG. We fell in love with the Milarrochy oak as well!

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  14. You portray the idyllic landscape with love and finesse. Love your photography—inspirational for us
    amateurs! The logo is super and I’m drooling with anticipation for the new yarn!

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  15. Great job – as usual! My Mother graduated at age 78 with a computer graphics degree and I remember all the steps she would go through to get it just right. Patiently waiting for the new yarn, it sounds wonderful. I sure would like to get one of those canes – a touch of whimsy to bring a smile when you are gimping along.

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  16. I love am an embroiderer and found your website while looking for Isle of Skye inspirations. I have ancestors from there and love looking at the scenery. Where I live in the US raises Clydesdale horses for Anheuser Busch, so we have seen them in parades and at Busch Gardens in St. Louis. Your Ootlier book looks like a wonderful documentation of a time honoured event, georgeous in its simplicity. I have passed on your blog to many of my artist friends who love it. Thanks to both of you for brightening up our world!!!

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  17. Love the new logo. It seems to be an image with classic lines that would last forever, much like the tree. And what a great book – Ootlier – to document a long held traditional fair for all of us to learn about. Thank you Tom.

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  18. Thank you Tom for sharing this with us. I am always fascinated by the development of logos, and the Genesis of this one is superb. And I love the way you two work together. It is a true blessing to be in a partnership where together you can achieve far more than you could separately, and when the skill of one complements the gifts of the other.

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  19. … I hope the beautiful blurred photo of the tree will make it into the outlier gallery? I’d like to hang it beside the crisp winter one.

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  20. Wow.. to the entire post. I think the logo is stunning, and love to read how you came to design it.
    All the photographs are beautiful, too, thanks for sharing it all !

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  21. Elegant and yet somehow anticipating the ‘nubbly ‘ texture that I am so looking forward to. I love knitting with buachaille but am itching for some lovely new fingering wool – 12 shades too!

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  22. Thank you Tom. I really admire the way you and Kate connect with your landscape and manage to communicate it to those of us who live too far away to be able to experience it directly.

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  23. Thanks for sharing how you devised the logo…love it. The photos are great too, you are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place, it shines through in your photographs…..

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  24. It is really interesting to see how you progressed your design from complicated to simple so comprehensively. You have caught the spirit of the tree in just a few strokes that are the Milarrochy Oak, lovely. I love to see your work, it marries in with Kate’s work so very well and yet is also totally separate from it as well.

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  25. Fascinating tom the design of the new logo and the story of your zine you are both so talented and generous in sharing with the rest of the world thankyou

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