It is funny how sometimes we forget to do things for ourselves that we tell other people are essential. I've been designing logos for clients for quite a few years now, but I never seemed to have the time to do one for myself. I guess because of Palimpsest, it seemed unnecessary. But now that I have struck out on my own and am trying to do more freelance work, it became necessary.
So I played with the idea of creating a DMK logo, but when I googled those letters with the word "logo" I found out a men's underwear company had a DMK logo already sewn into all their dick slings. I could still create my own DMK logo, but I thought if potential clients where searching my initials, the images that came up might not appear very professional. In any case, I decided to go with DK. There are lots of DK logos out there already, so I had to make sure mine was different and accurately portrayed my graphic design business. I wanted something modern and sophisticated, and something that alludes to the fact that I specialize in typography and book design.
The end result was linking the two letters together so that the ascenders created a space in the middle. This space now resembles a book spine, or potentially three book spines on a shelf. It is also suggestive of kerning. Very happy with the end result!