I just posted about the new CosMel Entertainment 2012 Logo and it got me thinking about the past CosMel Entertainment Logos.
Truth be told, as a name, CosMel Entertainment has been around since 2003 when I began production of my senior thesis film, Ethan Ross. But, in all honesty, when I was in high school I did start a “company” called Crystal Fear Productions, which was started in 1999 when I was creating videos not only for myself as a portfolio to get into the film department at FDU but also for the LHS television studio.
All of what I did with Crystal Fear is on VHS in some drawer at my house and has yet to be digitized. I am vowing to have it all up on YouTube by the end of this year as I feel it is important to put them up and (embarrass) show the world what I worked on, either a writer, director or (really poor) actor. Even if, in hindsight, it is really as cheesy and embarrassing as I think it is.
Anyway, I don’t have the Crystal Fear Productions logo, I did use it once in college, in my freshmen year so as far as I’m concerned it is the precursor to CosMel Entertainment.
While working on Ethan Ross I had to come up with something as a placeholder for a logo and Melissa and I came up with this gem:
Simple in nature, I was never 100% happy with it, always looking toward the future of what the next concept would be.
I went on to produce the next film with CosMel, entitled The Waiting Game with Adam Chinoy and his Green Gecko Films production company. The logo above would be used during the process of filming along with its premiere.
It wasn’t until around late 2007 and 2008 that Adam and I would return back to Ethan Ross and cut out a chunk of the film, a retooling, just to iron out all of the kinks (we still feel like we could cut more out of it, even now 8 years after the fact) and that was the first time I used the next logo and first with Peanut Chew:
I liked this logo, but I was never in love with it. It was exactly what I had wanted, but it must have been something better on paper than it was in execution.
This was the “Peanut Crossing” logo and I had a bunch of good ideas for a moving logo for this one, but it just didn’t make sense to continue with it. So, I quickly started looking for something else.
There is a bit about the “Rabbit Warrior” logo, but I’m not making that posting visible to the public. If you want to see it, email or message me and I’ll send you the password to view it.
Which brings us to today’s debut of the new logo, which I’ll just post here again:
I really enjoy this logo. Really happy with the way it came out.