After 6 years of building our food forest in the Santa Cruz mountains, we're happy to announce that we're ready to start sharing the surplus with our community. We're opening a small, perennialpermaculture nursery! My passion is perennial vegetables and medicinal herbs. I'm a chiropractor and have been practicing herbal medicine for the last 18 years. It's been such an awesome journey to learn how to grow my own food and medicine for our family. I've collected and propagated lots of rare perennial vegetable and herb varieties, learned how to grow them, and how to make delicious meals and potent medicines from them. I'm looking forward to sharing what I've learned along the way. I've got 2 thoughts for names and can't choose between them. I'd love to know what you think. Please vote for your favorite name. Thanks so much for your input! 🌸
I like Perennial Permaculture, too--I think it's understanable by a larger population. I like the style of that logo (with the large P and large L that swoops down to surround the word "permaculture"), but I do think the cursive font chosen could be improved upon (the N's look more like V when looked at independently). Finding a good font is hard!
(I do like that the "permie plants" has Cardenio Modern font, which is the same font we use on permies, and so it has instant permie vibes both in the word and style. I just think, aesthetically, the second option looks better and probably appeals to a wider audience.)
It depends on the vibe you want and the audience you want to reach. #1 is less descriptive and less serious, more readable and more ambiguous.
#2 is more descriptive, less readable, more serious, and doesn’t necessarily make you think “I go there to buy plants”. I think I vote for #1
Earthworks are the skeleton; the plants and animals flesh out the design.
Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. – Martin H. Fischer
I prefer #2 Perennial Permaculture. I also find cursive fonts and curly fonts to be problematic, and it is quite specific to the use. (My partner's business uses a curly font...) A company name, or logo can work, but it can also be difficult to read a lot of text in cursive.
Sometimes, some letters or some words just look weird in a particular font, you might have to try a few to get a good fit. Or, maybe modify it so it looks right and make it an image? I'm sure there's reasons for using a font versus an image of text, but I don't know enough about the pros/cons of doing so.
In this case, I agree that the "N"s are a bit weird, and the "A" reads a bit more like a "CI" with that opening at its top... I like the tail on the "L" as Nicole pointed out.