In March 2020 I was asked whether a colour version of the Guild logo was available as it had been decided to commission a peal board to record a peal rung at Teignmouth, St Michael to mark the centenary of the founding of the Mid Devon branch.
After my enquiries drew a blank an invitation was circulated via the Guild social media channels and we were delighted when Elena Brake expressed an interest in helping to create a new logo for us.
Elena writes that "designing the new logo was a real privilege and I am really pleased to see it being put into use already and looking very smart on the new Guild of Devonshire Ringers presentations and documents.
I started the design process by providing a few different colour schemes ready for members to vote on at the AGM. The membership overwhelmingly decided on the green colour scheme, representing the colours of the Devon flag. After this, there was some discussion on adapting the linework of the logo, as the older logo did not have a well-proportioned bell. I was sent a reference image of Copthorne (the 9th at Exeter Cathedral), and I used this image to adapt the lines of the pre-existing logo. My aim was to modernise the logo whiles also retaining the features of the original, so that the transition into use would be smoother, and so that we do not lose the history of the older logo.
The logo can be found in a few different formats.
A high resolution jpeg is available which should be suitable for most uses - such as embedding on a website or document.
A png file is available which has a transparent background. This version can be used if you would like to place the logo over the top of an image or coloured background, and do not want a white box to show.
Finally, I have included a vector file (pdf). These are sometimes asked for by professional printers when requesting the logo be printed onto a product such as a t shirt or mug. This is preferred by professional printers as the logo can be safely enlarged without losing quality."