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Skookum Digital Works

Contributed by Fonts In Use Staff on Aug 1st, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 2010
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The logo for Skookum Digital Works was designed by Aaron Draplin. The “space volcano” mark is pared with a wordmark in Prototype. From Skookum:

During the identity creation process, Aaron synthesized the feelings we described that we wanted associated with our logo. He said, “You’re reacting to a dying feeling, something that I—and others—are trying to keep alive.”

The dying feeling—the cultural zeitgeist—surrounding much of Draplin’s identity work is something we wanted to harness. […]

In searching for a mark, we specifically wanted to intone that we are building on a history, that we are creators of innovation, and that technical and scientific inventors are at work. That we are an organization built from the first human beings raised in a digital world, and that our interests as creators of that world have origins in our electronic upbringing.

In short: vintage Lockheed meets 3–2–1 Contact.

Skookum Digital Works 2
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  • Prototype (Mickey Avenue)



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