I also created a banner for Designalogue, one using an alphabet exploration from Monday and one I took on more recently. Below is that exploration as well, it is a play off the first one, which I felt was pretty successful but decided to push it even more. Enjoy!
The shape forms in the red boxes are what I used for my most recent exploration. After analyzing this alphabet I decided that the two elements in red were most prevalent and decided make a big push of legibility and define the entire alphabet from these two elements.
Just a look with the referential typeface behind it, give a good insight as to how things are beginning to come together.
And here is a look with only the forms showing, in doing so I decided to not limit the number or scale of each shape I used to create each letterform.
What does it say? Tried putting it in context, it is somewhat readable, could be pushed more in some cases and in others a bit more defined. Successful? "good design"