Donald Stufft, the man be hind crate @dstufft contacted me a few weeks back and asked if I would be up for the challenge of creating the logo icon for the Crate.io website. Having a background in Django and Python I jumped at the opportunity.
Crate.io is a Python Package Index with a heavy focus on making it easy to find the packages you want, and reliably hosting them for easy installation.
I did some preliminary sketches in Sketchbook Pro which Donald quickly approved and we ran them past the Python Software Foundation to get approval on the logo. Understandably, they didn't want the logo on the front of the crate, split by the supports, like I had in my sketch so we did some tweaking and everyone was happy. Fast forward a few weeks and now we have the final painting finished. I painted this in Painter12 (my work-horse these days).