Seagulls in DC

For reasons I can’t quite explain, I have always loved seagulls. I understand that many people view them as little more than rats with wings, but I have always marveled at the simplicity of their design. They are birds of the sea- majestic creatures of flight. I love watching them soar above the waves and hearing their distant caws on the ocean breeze. When I started learning photography, seagulls were instantly one of my favorite subjects. From any angle, a seagull is an artful bird.

This love for seagulls was reinforced when I read one of my favorite books, Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I highly recommend this book, even for those of you out there who might not like reading. It’s not long, and most of the pages are filled with pictures of seagulls. It only takes about an hour to read. The story is inspiring, telling the tale of a bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who dreams of being more than a common gull. I promise you will not be disappointed. “How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there‚Äôs reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!”

So, as I was brainstorming a name for the company, I started playing with the word “see.” At first I thought about simply naming it “see it” media, because I loved the tag line “you have to see it to believe it.” This was the potential name for quite some time, but for some reason it just didn’t feel right. After awhile I started playing around with words that start with “sea” and switching it with “see.” Seeshell… Seefood… Seedog… Seeshore… Seegull… SEEGULL! I love seagulls! That was it. The instant the thought entered my head it was decided. It just felt right, and I immediately began designing a logo.

The logo is based off of an actual photograph I took of a group of seagulls. In fact, look closely at the picture at the start of this post. Notice anything familiar about the seagull on the right? That’s right! He’s the gull that inspired the Seegull Media logo. My thanks goes out to this seagull, who I hope is still alive and well in the DC area.

So, that’s pretty much the story behind the name. I’m excited to share it with you. Now all I need are shirts, water bottles, hats and anything else I can put the logo on! And a tattoo! Well, we’ll see about the tattoo…

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