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June 21, 2014 7:39 AM   Subscribe

I'd appreciate help naming a small graphic design firm whose work is grounded in natural beauty. Extra points for help with a tagline based on the view that nature is the touchstone of all art. Brainstorming so far has yielded: "Second Nature Arts" and "Inner Nature Designs." I'm getting stuck because I don't want to use the word, "nature" twice: in both the name and the tagline. Any other words evoke natural beauty for you?
posted by R2WeTwo to Writing & Language (15 answers total)
 
Telperion*
Designs from Nature

Sandstone
Natural Design Studio

Organic Views
Natural Designs for an Unnatural World


Best I can come up with this early in the morning



*One of the legendary Two Trees of Tolkien. I don't know if you'd run into legal issues.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 7:49 AM on June 21


The first thing that comes to mind when you ask, what word evokes natural beauty: petrichor, the smell in the air after it has rained. I think it's both a beautiful and intriguing word, as well as an interesting-sounding one.
posted by jbickers at 7:56 AM on June 21 [3 favorites]


Landscape Graphics?
posted by SLC Mom at 8:12 AM on June 21


Something with "vista," or "horizon"?
posted by rpfields at 8:14 AM on June 21


Untouched arts.
posted by Lorc at 8:17 AM on June 21


"Ars Naturalis" or "Neo Naturalis" (disclaimer: haven't bothered to think about the Latin grammar implicated, don't feel like finding my Cambridge.)

"PixCell"
posted by snuffleupagus at 8:17 AM on June 21


A negative suggestion (because I happen to learn more from what NOT to do:)

Do not use the word "Solutions" in either your bizz name or your tagline. It's done to the point of exhaustion, and mis-used, at that. A solution is what you soak your contacts in, period.
posted by BostonTerrier at 8:25 AM on June 21


Yes, feckless; the trees with names that take years to speak! And I love your latin, snuffleupagus. "PixCell" is in the shortlist, too. This is so much fun!
posted by R2WeTwo at 8:40 AM on June 21


Double Helix Designs: art from nature
posted by Salamander at 9:21 AM on June 21


(Telperion doesn't speak. He and his sister tree were the only sources of light in Valinor until Ungoliant ate them, and killed them. Yavanna and Manwe created the Sun and Moon in response. You're thinking Ents, Treebeard etc.)
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:25 AM on June 21


Fractal Inspirations: art from nature
posted by TristanPK at 1:50 PM on June 21


riffing on salamander & tristanpk:

DNADesign
art from nature
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 2:02 PM on June 21


More latin for the tagline: "Artis natura magistra" — "Nature is the teacher of art and science"

P.S. Check you can get the URL before you set your heart on anything :-)
posted by ZipRibbons at 2:38 PM on June 21


What about something that involves Eden or Arcadia?
posted by gemutlichkeit at 2:57 PM on June 21


Touchstone: Inner Nature Designs.

(When I saw the word in your question it jumped out at me as perfect.)
posted by kate blank at 3:36 PM on June 21 [1 favorite]


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