This design came to be after much experimentation with various marks, including abstract marks, pictorial marks, emblems, wordmarks, and lettermarks. Through this experimentation I was able to discover a way of combining two cursive capital ‘L’s with a capital ‘H.’
I chose this mark as the final design because it is very visually interesting, and stands apart from typical liquor store branding, which usually includes a simple wordmark only. This lettermark works best as a simple black on white or white on black design.
Other designs that I experimented with included images of wine racks, wine barrels, wine bottles, and wine glasses, yet these marks were not as exciting as the flowing stripes and curves of the lettermark.