Deadpan Pictures

Logo Design and Branded Items

An old college friend working in the Film and TV production business in Ireland was ready to venture out and co-own a production company and wanted my professional experience to bring to life an idea she received from a friend, or suggest new ideas. The idea was a good one that I did not want to dismiss, using the dp in the middle of deadpan to form the eyes of a deadpan face - this would double up as a standalone version of the logo. The facial expression used was inspired by deadpan greats, Groucho Marx, Steve Carell and Nick Offerman

Logo Animation

With the help of a former design colleague Bryan Carvalho, I was able to turn the logo into a simple animation where the eyes and glasses are drawn onto the logo, using Adobe After Effects. It has now been seen on Cinema screens, on UK and Irish broadcast TV, and internationally on Netflix, Acorn TV and other streaming services.