The hummingbird is a fascinating bird. It is capable of the most amazing feats despite its small size, such as traveling great distances or being able to fly backwards.
The hummingbird symbolizes many different concepts. Because of its speed, the hummingbird is known as a messenger and stopper of time. It is also a symbol of love, joy, and beauty. The hummingbird is also able to fly backwards, teaching us that we can look back on our past. But, this bird also teaches that we must not dwell on our past; we need to move forward. When the hummingbird hovers over flowers while drinking nectar, we learn that we should savor each moment, and appreciate the things we love.
When I was tasked to make a hummingbird logo, I immediately knew how I wanted it to look. Most of the hummingbird photos on the net are facing to the sides showing off its long beak. But I wanted this hummingbird to look at you, the viewer and tell you that it is never too late to save our wonderful planet, to enjoy the sweetness of life, lift up negativity wherever it creeps in and express love more fully in your daily endeavors. “It is not too late!” it says.
We wanted to add a twist in the design to add a bit of story. By adding gears, a turnkey, top hat, goggles and pocket watch, it gave the hummingbird a character and made our bird look mechanical to match it in our scientific and technological theme.
We try to avoid looking too much steampunk but added only a few elements for a “steampunk”-ish feel to the project, According to James H. Carrott: It’s about taking the things that we have around us, the past, the technology, the objects and the ideas that we have around us, and messing with them, turning them on their heads, twisting them around and telling new stories with them.
I inverted the clock to make the clock look like it’s running backwards, as we are trying to preserve the beauty of our planet in Apocalypse Project.
I enjoyed doing this project!