Create an emblem for a fantasy game in which players control scoundrels — thieves, assassins, enforcers, and con-men — as they attempt to establish a criminal organization in a new city. In the game’s setting, “blackhand” is slang for criminals.

The game’s setting is gritty, dark, and filled with danger.


The emblem uses customized blackletter type joined with a hand motif, reflecting the content of the text. Red is used to imply danger and ill-will, while the darkly lit, weathered stone background implies urban decay.

Connotative message: fantasy, dark, dangerous, evil, thief