SC Stokes is an author of bewitching fantasy novels which explore brooding themes of witchcraft, mystery and dark romance.

SC Stokes

The author hosted a competition to design their new logo in mid 2020 and while our design didn't make the final cut, we think it turned out great! Unfortunately the client was looking for a flat, grungy design as oppose to our glossy, textured approach.

We created the foundation for our logo in MAXON Cinema 4D which allowed us to use real-world lighting, HDRI maps, shading, reflections and textures to generate a tactile design. Then combining photographic elements into a fiery 'O' shape and adding reflections of flames into the facets of our metallic type, the logo conveys fantasy and magic befitting of the conceptual book cover mock-up we presented it on.

'ink' and its associated aliases are trading names of Designed by Ink, registered partnership of Matthew Jones and Nicole Rawson.

ink, 3M BIC

Firth Street

Huddersfield

HD1 3BD, UK