Fused Glass Logo
By creating this fused glass logo, I was able to capture the flow of the client’s design. The graphic quality of the lines is very striking. As a single fused glass element, the logo really stands out. The client is a graphic designer who designs logos for local organizations and community events. I used elements and the style of the logo to compose the design for the border. If you look closely, you can see the 13 in each of the four quadrants. I fabricated the border using traditional stained glass techniques. The finished panel is a real showcase for the logo of his graphic design company, Ikaika 13.
Opaque Glass Doesn’t Require Transmitted Light
The client intended to hang the panel on a wall, not in a window. This had some interesting implications for glass choices. In the fused glass element, blue and red dichroic glass really makes the pop without relying on transmitted light. I cut and inlayed each stroke of the logo into the surrounding iridescent white glass. Once it was fused together, the glass would keep the crisp lines of the client’s logo. I used opaque glass with highly saturated colors for the border. The opaque glass holds its own with the bold color of the dichroic glass even without transmitted light. The result is a unique piece of wall art.