Drafting the “Insect Mecha Battle” Logo

One of the side projects we’ve got going on at Ottoman HQ is the design of the “Insect Mecha Battle” Tournament logo, which adorns the flags and banners of the “Ottoman” world. The ideal logo design would serve as a visual signature for the project as a whole, while still fitting the art style of the film. We aimed for a vintage 1960s silhouette design, taking special inspiration from the work of Saul Bass.

We began with some core motifs: beetles, crossed sabers, gears and skulls, and tried to see what we could distill into a striking and iconic emblem. The six designs below are some of the rough concepts that we’ve developed along the way. 

Six logos

With luck, we’ll have a finished design to unveil within the next few weeks! Stay tuned…