HMS Beagle Project
For some time now, I have been working on developing a new logo for the HMS Beagle Project. This is an organization that is raising money to build an exact replica of the ship on which Darwin sailed. The replica will be a state of the art research vessel and will sail the route of the former HMS Beagle in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birthday. This is a project I really believe in as I feel that more than ever it is important for people learn about Darwin, his theories, and natural history. We decided that Darwin should be depicted as a young man, which is what he was when he sailed in the HMS Beagle. The two birds flanking his head are a Galapagos finch, and Galapagos mockingbird. Underneath his hand that cradle the HMS Beagle are a bundle of a Brazilian orchid Sophronitis purpurata.