As most of you have noticed, there have been some changes around here at Kottage Kupboard. Not only are we starting our wonderful show of 25 years back up, but we are also going to give it a new overall look. This will of course take some time to full phase in the new logo, and out phase the old, but be sure the changes are coming and we are so very happy about it. What the Perry’s have done with this show has amazed me. Deanna and Joel were a great team and Kottage Kupboard could not be where it is now, without the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears that those before us have sacrificed. I have been able to learn so much from them, and am very thankful to be able to start the 26th year of Kottage Kupboard.
With that being said, on with the new. We have a new logo that will change with the seasons, as well as when we are doing special craft fairs. It is very near and dear to my heart. When creating it, with my graphic designer Brad Rich, there was a lot going on all at once. I have to give a shout out to him and his family for helping me make this
the best logo ever and taking what my vision was in my head, and making it a reality. I am a very meticulous person, and I know I was hard to please. The background was the easy part of this graphic. I am absolutely in love with old wood, and my home is full of it. I feel if it could tell stories, we would really be in for a treat. Not only where it has come from, but what it has seen. Much like a beloved grandparent or parent can tell us about times and places our eyes have never seen or we have never heard of. It has a story to tell with each ding, break, color change etc.
The pines, and pine cones come from the love of the outdoors and the forest that was instilled on me by both of my grandpa’s. They both have recently passed away, and this was a way to not only incorporate my favorite color (green) but to also show that love for the outdoors. They were made so that I can change them out and add new features as we go throughout the seasons.
I wanted to stay true to Kottage Kupboard and its legacy that I am continuing on, so I had the background shaped in to a heart, as well as keeping the maroon that Deanna started with. It works for all seasons, and really is a great color to have around all year.
Last, but not least would be the fonts that were used in the making of this logo. There is not one, but three separate fonts that make up the logo. Brad was amazing at finding these and making them look just so. Keeping the professionalism, with a bit of fancy and fun added in there.
All, in all, we are very happy with the re-branding that will be happening and are so thankful for the amazing vendors and customers that we have had over the years. Here is to a great year of new and exciting things happening in our little neck of the woods.