A logo for Patantara

Jan 28, 2018  

I’ve been exploring some ways to provide online teaching/learning aids for Carnatic music via the Patantara site. It is about time I captured some of the principles that we would like to stand by in a recognizable logo. While the finesse of the logo hasn’t been executed yet, here is a shape that has stuck with me for some time now.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Patantara logo

Here is an “icon” form using the shape.

The shape of the stroke is inspired by the “loopy” visual representation of gamakas used by my father Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian in his teaching work. Below is a sample from the graphic notation of sarali varisai as used in his teaching at Brhaddhvani.

Graphic sarali notation

~ Srikumar K. S.