In July 2018, we visited the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The long, detailed, photo-filled trip report was posted in parts. Here is a list of all of the parts:
Looking out over Waimea Canyon on the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi, and size does not necessarily indicate significance, especially to God.
About the Logo
I like to create logos for each of our different major trips. For this one, I decided to try to make it somewhat unique for where we were.
The background is an actual photo of a large lava rock that was on the beach at Papaʻa Bay that we visited. It was interesting to see how the lava rocks changed color in the different light or when they became wet, so I tried to capture one of the rocks to use here.
The shape of Kauaʻi has as its texture a coconut skin. There were many, many coconut trees, as well as lots of coconuts on the ground. I thought the brown would make a nice contrast to the lava rock.
The stick figures are supposed to represent Laura and me. They are based on carvings that the original residents of the island had made several hundred years ago. Our hotel even had on display a section of rock with one of the carvings. Mine might not be as good as the originals, but I thought you might be wondering why there are stick figures on the logo.
The font that I used reminds me of what you would see on old record albums (remember those?) from the 1960s and 1970s, and I thought it was cool.
Finally, the red color of the stick figures and the text is based on the color of the red dirt that is found all over Kauaʻi. And it was all over us after we hiked some trails, too. Much different than boring old brown dirt.
About the Names
For all of the writings here, I am choosing to use the Hawaiian spellings of all names and places as best as I can. So when you see something like Poʻipū or Kōloa, you will know why all of those marks (referred to as the ʻokina and the kahakō) are there. I enjoyed seeing the names written that way on the signs when we were there, and to me those marks help you to know how to properly pronounce the names.
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