Message from Derek:
“I have another favour to ask you now. Publication Studio (our parent studio) has asked that all our books be embossed with their name and a symbol. Publication Studio in Portland has an embossed circle and the words PUBLICATION STUDIO. The Studio in Chicago has a pentagram. Vancouver, a diamond.”
Derek suggested a cake on a cake stand for the symbol.
This is what I came up with:
I thought something similar to the Book Bakery logo, with thick layers of icing between layers of cake, and a typeface that would work well on an embosser. I used Frutiger.