This one was hard to determine the right name. I knew that I wanted to do something with Imperials and Intelligentsia. In my research, I discovered Intelligentsia means, "A group of intelligent and well-educated people who guide or try to guide the political, artistic, or social development of their society." I felt like is the same kind of air (or arrogance) that the Imperials and the Galactic Empire has in the original trilogy.
I hand traced and drew some of the new letters from the original Intellgentsia logotype. You can see some of my process below:
And here is the finished project next to the Intelligentsia logo:
Took a little longer and was a bit harder than I expected. I really like the tie fighter though and how that came out.
If you have never tried Intelligentsia Coffee, they are pretty widespread these days. Many small cafes and coffee shops carry their brews now, but you can also find their shops in Pasadena, Silverlake, and Venice.