Logo Design - I realize this is a totally different direction but I love this! Something about the bold + pattern. Perhaps something to keep in mind if I ever incorporate custom pattern into the designs.
Use of white space within a letter, used for the main body of text. Grunge effect on a finished letter works well, with use of bold in finer text making it more prominent. Contrasting irony of the small capital text, to the larger lower case.
I really like this design. It uses the simple ocean design then adds to it. The scene is flipped within a bubble and added to the original photo without adding clutter. Do with mountain or red rock and sky?