Matthew Marcel Brand Identity

I.e. Portland Dry Goods, Joseph's, David Wood, Taylor Stitch, etc.
Wallace & James had mentioned they would forward color samples as you're working through the prototyping process.
Do you envision a unique text only logo mark or for it to include an image/icon?
What is the deadline by which the branding phase should be complete? Keep in mind our first round of discovery/design is about 3-5 weeks after the deposit is received. Progress is much faster after this initial phase.
What is the deadline by which the branding phase should be complete? Keep in mind our first round of discovery/design is about 3-5 weeks after the deposit is received. Progress is much faster after this initial phase.
 

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