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anvilfire graphic (c) 1989 Patrick Dempsey

Original anvilfire logo image by Patrick Dempsey

Story of the Logo:

When I launched anvilfire I knew what I wanted in a logo and asked my son Patrick (a high school student then) if he would create a digital image for me. He asked if I had an anvil photo or drawing he could use and I provided a CAD drawing I had produced from dimensions taken from Josh Greenwood's 350 pound Hay-Budden. Patrick imported the drawing into a primitive DOS 3.2 graphics program that produced images in the TIF format. Then he scanned part of the Pink Floyd Burning Man album cover and carefully cut out the fire that would fit and applied it to the previously shaded anvil image. Due to DOS file naming conventions the file name was PINKFLAM.TIF. . . Yes, we have come a long way in 21 years.

I took the image shown above and cut it out of the black background and converted to JPEG's and GIF's with transparent backgrounds as well as resizing it as thumbnails and suitable logos. This image was also converted to an embroidery pattern and we produced caps and shirts before my wife Sheri came down with Alzheimers and could no longer run the machines. As an embroidery pattern it has been reproduced with a green anvil for St. Patrick's, red and pink for some lady's T-shirts.

Our page corner logo with flaming lettering is a bit of tricky HTML. The anvil image is a background for that cell. The flaming lettering is displayed in front of the background image. This is so that the larger anvil images is not part of fire animation thus reducing its file size by 10 to 1 for fast loading. The animated lettering was created with a purchased widget in GIF Construction Set.

1998 Patrick Dempsey for anvilfire.com


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