I recently completed a project for Srijith Nair, for the Trishul research project at the Department of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A Trishul is a trident held by by one of the Indian Gods – Shiva.

After the Creative brief was received, the client also gave two of his ideas on the design, which are as follows [ the client had a pretty good idea about what they wanted ]:

I reverted with the following drawings to kick-start the project:

Client feedback was that they wanted something more “illustrative” – a more gothic style with more lines and curves. I followed this up with two drawings to determine the kind of look they wanted. Since the project is related to technology, I suggested that they keep the logo simple and clean – unlike the drawings below!

Fortunately, the client wanted some more iterations to a couple of designs that they had liked from the previous set of images. The semi-finished drawings that were then sent to the client are as follows [ including some color variations ]:

Srijith then asked for something more “hand-drawn” in the logo that he liked and following are the variations I sent him:

The final logo that was selected is shown below: