Back in the long and distant past, about a month ago when I decided I was going to start blogging, I had a think about the image of the north I was going to put forward.
There are a few Thurso companies with great logos. Discover Thurso is one of them with its crashing wave and colours reflecting sea and sunsets.
There is the Thurso Development Trust, who have depicted the landmarks of Thurso such as spires and the castle.
These are great organisations who are working hard to promote Thurso and show it off in it’s best light, while helping the community feel proud of their town. I’m much less official; I’m one person who goes for walks then blogs about where she went. My logo is much more homemade.
When looking through designs and ideas to get a feel for what worked I came across symbols for different types of weather. I loved how simple yet descriptive they are. But what one to pick:
I debated the merits of each: it certainly rained in Thurso sometimes quite drastically, but when it was sunny Caithness has some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. I played with the logos and they didn’t fit. Then I saw the curly lines and it clicked.
I work in a school and you are more likely to get wind days than snow days up here. If the met office released a yellow wind warning then you know that Thurso is going to be in that big yellow blob, like the days and days of wind caused by Storm Caroline in December 2017:
And it wasn’t just snow, ice and wind, we also have storms of sand. Sandstorms if you may, as was videoed earlier in 2019:
With all this wind the logo became a pretty easy choice. When I lived in Glasgow on the West Coast. rain for days was common, you were pretty much guaranteed rain all day. The northern rain passes faster due to the constant, I mean constant, wind. You could have the sun trying to warm up the day and you’ll probably still need a jumper. Thurso get’s all sorts of weather; snow, ice, rain, scorching sunshine… but every single weather comes with a healthy dose of north coast wind.
The font? I just liked the font.
Until next time!