I was thrilled to have received the job of recreating a logo for an iconic business from my childhood. Pumpelly House Estate, built in 1902, has been thriving in Owego, New York as a Bed & Breakfast and event space since the 1980’s.
In 2008, under new ownership, major renovations took place and brought new life to the property. I was contact by Christine Baust to bring this same fresh look to their logo design, with a specific request to include their beautiful building facade.
I was given their color preferences (blue, brown, yellows), as well as the below picture of the building:
The first step was turning the image into a vector illustration. One of the most important elements of a logo design is that it be a vector file (.ai) — not a .jpg or PDF — so that it can be printed at both very large, or very small scales and not lose its quality. After a few hours’ worth of work, the end result:
I loved the simplicity of this outlined facade, so I wanted to keep the company name in that same vein – Elegant, Modern, Classic. I also added just a touch of color to the main doors – something that is very recognizable to the property. I’m so excited to share the final result!