Midnight Owl Cafe Logo

I was listening to my favorite Billy Idol song, Rebel Yell, in my car yesterday and upon hearing the phrase “in the midnight hour…” for the nth time, I switched it mentally to “midnight owl.” I thought that Midnight Owl would be a good name for a cafe or diner, the kind that Edward Hopper would depict in a painting. I also thought that this would make for a nice fictional cafe/diner to depict in Murder is Suicide.

In that respect, I decided I needed to design an art deco style logo for the cafe and this is what I came up with this evening:


The font I used is Copasetic. As expected, I’m not the first to think of this phrase.

Let There Be Interactivity

I’ve been working on adding more interactive elements to my film noir multimedia web comic, Murder is Suicide. The first of these elements is a lamp switch button sitting on top of the Chapter 1 title page graphic.

Previously the graphic was static, but with the addition of this element and some javascript in the background, the viewer can press the button, which makes a clicking sound, and it swaps out the image of the darkened desk silhouette with the original version of the lamp-illuminated desk with the file folder on top that bears the title of the chapter: Death and Drowning.

The button also turns off the lamp and the button graphic changes to reflect the on or off state of the lamp. You can see the larger full version on the Murder is Suicide website.

Chapter 1: Death and Drowning
lightbulb switch