"Ayacosm" is a portmanteau name containing "(Aya)nna" and "Para(cosm)", and is my own personal brand as an artist. The logo is a nod to my trademark facial features, the vibrant colors I typically wear, and the fact that my name means flower. The patterns, shapes, and graphic emphasis are mainly inspired by Sanrio products and the work of Keith Haring. My work as a whole is very playful and eclectic, so I choose to have my brand represent this.
Nice to "Meat" You
“Nice to Meat You” is an experimental project I did for myself. I really love the different textures and colors that different food can have and was inspired to do something with raw meat cuts. Overall the piece is inspired by 19th century illustrations of French breads and cheeses typically seen in cafés. I drew the pattern in ink on paper, applied watercolor on a separate layer, and scanned both parts in to paste them together and create an overlay effect. I played around with the levels and found the darker, inverted colors created a nice x-ray effect as well.
The "Accessory Studio" is my family's business line of vintage-style jewelry. The collection features a mix of classic and exotic necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with a bohemian elegance to them. Here I've created a logo and designs to adhere to the natural materials, colors, and inspirations that the brand was birthed from.
"Cooper Rose" is an afro-centric clothing and accessories line for babies and toddlers, headed by owner Derrin Moore and collaborated on by Ayanna Johnson and Katrina Lenzly. A clean logo, illustrations, and color scheme were developed with the brand's feminine touch in mind, and the old school flair of the label's patterns.
*Commission for a friend.
“Laurrea” is the pseudonym of comic artist and conceptual illustrator Lauren Reaves. Lauren’s work is often highly stylized and whimsical so she wanted her brand to reflect that, especially in the fantasy-inspired color scheme of purples and pinks. Her logo is an abstract self-portrait of herself featuring her trademark afro and polka dots she usually wears daily. The repeat pattern contains fruit bats as they are her favorite animals and often included in her drawings. Lauren wanted a softer more approachable look for her branding, since her work is all-ages, so I chose to go with a watercolor theme overall.