I provide ideation services, conceptual and technical consulting, from visionary design to professional execution and presentation. I am an experienced designer, the creative mind behind alter ego Lyrois and author of "None of This is Real." →
Logotype: Lightning and Meteors
The Lightning and Meteors sign for Alexander Becker Consulting is a non-typographical symbol, capturing and expressing vision and impact in an abstract business realm.
The symbols were preselected: lightning and shooting stars, these are the tools and the means, while earth and space are the targets, so to speak.
The Money Shot
The glorious definition of Kitsch --
The ingredients clockwise, from top, right, bottom, to left; abstract and camera-ready.
Earth -- divisions of the circle, superimposed stars, the weather factor, astronomical symbols, and the introduction of the signature papercutting style.
Lightning and meteors -- getting the lightning down and the stars up, because how to impact is as important as where.
Patterns -- altered angles and directions represent different meanings, active, passive, forward, backward, grounded, or airborne, as well as modulated levels of intensity.
Research & Resources
- Wikipedia: Lightning
- NASA GHCC Lightning Primer: Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity Research
- NWS JetStream: Introduction to Lightning
- Lightning: FAQ
- NWS JetStream: Present Weather Symbols
- Guide to Weather Map Symbols
- Weather Symbols Map most Significant Weather
Meteors are streaks of light formed when chunks of metallic or stony matter known as meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere at high speeds from space. Most meteoroids disintegrate before reaching Earth. Those that do strike our planet are called meteorites.
- Chinese Symbol for Meteor
- Observing the Leonids
- NASA Leonid MAC: Facts on Meteors and Meteor Showers
- NASA JPL: What are Asteroids and Comets?
- NASA Worldbook: Meteor
- NASA JPL: Explore Meteorites
- NASA SSE: Meteoroids
- Leonids Meteor Shower: Thunderstones and Shooting Stars: Meteors and Meteorites in Folklore
- Wikipedia: Astronomical Symbols
- Wikipedia: Leonids
- Wikipedia: Meteoroid
- Wikipedia: Asteroid
- Wikipedia: Comet
- Comet in Unicode: ☄ [#9732]