Sometimes it’s fun to create a logo design for a fictional client. Just pick a design style and play around with a concept of your choice without the hassle of the client approval process. This also gives you the chance to experiment with styles and trends you’ve seen around but never had the opportunity to try yourself. In this tutorial we’re going to create a logo design for a classic barber shop using the popular vintage theme. Follow the step by step guide to see how each individual element is crafted in Adobe Illustrator.
Here’s the logo we’ll be constructing for “Virgil’s Classic Barber Shop”. It makes use of the popular vintage style cross layout with small icon style graphics representing the nature of the business. We’ll construct all the individual elements and compose the logo’s layout, then add some roughening effects to give the design an aged, printed appearance.
We’ll begin by creating the small icon graphics. Copy a picture of some old barber scissors from Google Images and begin tracing the outline. Use the Ellipse tool to outline the hole of the handle.