Behind famous movie branding you'll find hard-working artists and models. Here is 28-year-old model Jenny Joseph resting after posing for the Columbia logo.
|Logo ©Columbia, photos ©Kathy Anderson|
Artist Michael Deas painted the original in 1991. It's oil on panel, 21.5 x 40 inches. The painting was digitized and animated so that the clouds move and the light shimmers.
Deas says, "I start with a wooden panel, which is carefully primed and sanded. Then I begin drawing out the image very carefully, in pencil, using a full range of grays — it’s essentially a 19th-century technique called grisaille. Over that I gradually begin applying thin layers of color. It takes forever."
The revamped logo followed decades of earlier versions of the Torch Lady. Deas says: "The concept of draping The Lady in an American flag was dropped, either for legal or trademark issues, I don’t recall exactly."
As a bonus, here is Dario Campanile with his painting of the Paramount's 75th Anniversary logo from 1986.
The Amazing Shrinking Torch Lady (how her legs were digitally stretched)