My brother loves playing video games (so do I, but I have basically no suitable hardware here in Ireland). He has recently started his own channel on Youtube, where publishes videos from his favorite games. The channel is called “The Schenkels Show” and today I spent some hours building a simple Minecraft-themed logo for him.
The graphic that forms the center of the logo is the well-known player avatar from Minecraft. As the logo is intended to remind the viewer of old-time radio broadcasting, he is equipped with headphones and a microphone. The two items are drawn in the characteristic, pixelated style.
If you look closely, you can see that not all the lines (for example on the microphone) fit perfectly into the perspective, which gives the image a nice, propaganda/mural style effect – a look which was made popular by the artwork of Shepard Fairey. This image without text or borders is also great as a user thumbnail on Youtube. Due to the small dimensions of user images there, the full logo would be incognisable.
For the full logo, I added the channel’s name and a circular frame, always trying to emphasize the old-school look.