noTree

The noTree logo is a logo I drew that represents my work as Irfan. The logo is supposed to be a palm-tree. However, why it does not look exactly like a palm-tree is because of its name. It is supposed to resemble a palm-tree, yet not look exactly like one at the same time. The trunk of the tree is the letter 'I' not only because 'I' is the first letter of my first-name, but also because I like to sit under trees. So it's 'I' for Irfan and an 'I' under a tree because I (Irfan) like to sit under trees. Got it? The reason I chose a tree to represent me is because I draw much of my inspiration from nature and I consider trees to be a natural-symbol of solidity and elegance. Its name, noTree, comes from the Buddhist version of a self— the no-self. In other words, the idea of a self that is not a self; or in this case, a tree that isn't exactly a tree. It took about a 100 designs and sketches to come up with this idea.

noTree

Xoi

The Xoi logo (pronounced ' Zoy ') is another logo that I drew, before the noTree logo, to represent my work as The Irf. Now, one may ask what the difference is... Well, the difference is that The Irf represents my work in music and other fields besides art and design. As one can see in the ' Xoi ' Logo, there is not a natural feel as there is in the noTree logo. This is because on this half, I am inspired by technology. This is what lead to the brushed-metal texture of the logo. Its name comes from the 'X', circle, and 'i' present in the logo. The 'i' can be seen as the pupil of an eye, but ultimately it is just there as the first letter in my first-name. It took my about a 130 sketches to come up with the Xoi logo.

Xoi