Classic Quatrefoil

My new logo designed for my by Creative Printing of Panama City!  I love the colors and the quatrefoil shape, which I think can  be a modern take on a nest, rather than a traditional round twig basket look.  In fact, though the quatrefoil is a very classic shape in architecture thoughout the Gothic and Renaissance eras, I think it is also a great comtemporary design motif as well.  Check out the quatrefoil images from various churches dating back to 741!  While I was traveling through England and Ireland last Summer, I saw hundreds of churches, cathedrals, and other beautiful architecture displaying the quatrefoil as railings cutouts, stained glass windows, and as part of the facade relief carving.  Meanwhile, this amazing Artistic Tile ad featuring a quatrefoil shaped tile as an evening gown released in September editions of 2011 design magazines.  Talk about trancendent!  Coincidentally, it is also a design concept often used by one of my favorite designers, Suzanne Kasler.  She uses the shape in her lighting for Circa as well as her furniture for Hickory Chair, and her line of furnishings and accessories available through Ballard Designs. 

Vetromarmi Arpell tile

 

Basil Flush Mount for Circa Lighting, designed by Suzanne Kasler

 

Check out the Alexandra Chair by Suzanne Kasler and sold through Hickory Chair

 

Doges Palace in Venice, Italy circa 1424

 
York Minister Cathedral, UK circa 741

York Minister Cathedral, UK circa 741

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