Bunsen Is a Beast is the new monster from the genius Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom) and bring the crazy antics of a small and eccentric monster named Bunsen. In spite of prejudice against beasts, Bunsen befriends a human boy named Mikey Munroe and his homeschooled companion, Darcy. Together, Bunsen and his friends attempt to navigate through school life while outsmarting a student named Amanda who wants to rid society of Bunsen’s kind.
I was contacted by the creative team to design the show logo. It took several weeks to find the right style of ‘monster’ type and style to match the show itself. The show is based on a drawing of a monster and a boy that Hartman created in 2009. He originally considered writing a picture book featuring the characters but decided against going forward with the idea until an executive from Nickelodeon saw the drawing and encouraged him to develop the concept into a television program. Prominent themes highlighted in the series include the positive aspects of social integration and the celebration of different cultures.