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a few concepts

Discussion in 'Logo Design' started by Sticky Signs, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Hey folks.
    I've come up with a few concepts for this logo. None of them are complete. I just want to see what you guys like better (or hate more) to see what direction I should be going in. Your advice, input and constructive criticism are appreciated.
     

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  2. SignManiac

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    I like the use of white space but this might be a little excessive.
     
  3. Joe Diaz

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    Before I tell you what I think about your concepts
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    very kidsy and fun...

    It might be better to attach jpg so noone has to open an external program to critique your artwork...
     
  5. Sticky Signs

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    Ooops, I screwed that up. The system would let me load the 3rd file. Here it is. Hopefully this works. I'm also big on white space.
     

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  6. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    OK now I can see them. On the first one, I would try not to have an italicized word on an arch. And on the second one, which I like better btw, I would make the green a darker blue and the blue outline a brighter green. It will make it much easier to read.
     
  7. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Ok, here's the JPEG's.
     

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  8. Jillbeans

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    They are all really hard to read.
    #1- I have been taught never to use red with blue on a sign. And italics on an arch isn't a great idea.
    #2-Has most potential but use the decorative font for only one phrase. Something needs to be easy to read, DAY CAMP would be the best one for something paliner in blue only, no outlines.
    #3-Extremely hard to read, maybe step off the outlines. Weird spacing, wood grain effects are disproportionate.
    ...you asked. Not trying to be mean.
    :)
    Love....Jill
     
  9. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    +1, Jill...

    Heavy, and multiple outlines always detract from readability.
     
  10. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Not mean at all Jill. I appreciate the honesty. Like I said, these are not done, I'm just trying to see which one people like best so I can concentrate on making it better. As mentioned in previous posts, I am not a designer however I've been doing some homework on the subject. Got a long way to go. In this case I'm trying to help out a friend with no budget - plus I get to practice my design skills at the same time. My only direction on this is to use green and blue (Vancouver Canucks colors) and incorporate some "outdoor" type stuff.
    Keep it coming guys!
     
  11. Jillbeans

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    I was thinking something along the lines of this.
    It's just a quickie mock up and I'm not sure these are the correct colors.
    I'm a Pens fan.
    :)
    Background looks kinda busy, it could always just be plain white.
     

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  12. Perks

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    Good font choice on the Arch pdf
     
  13. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    I like that Jill. Do you mind if I borrow some of your elements?
     
  14. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    The sun is yours from your pdf!
    I just beefed it up.
    My fonts are Jillbeans (shameless plug) and a Becker font called Big Blunt.
     
  15. Gino

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    I like your third try the best. The first two are just too hard too read and have too many bad elements working against each other.

    However, with your third try…. do a little experiment and take it into PS and take the color off and just make it all grey tones. You’ll see on a monochromatic scale your blues and greens are almost the same value. About a 3 or 4. Try boosting one…. one way and the other the other way and make your white stripe up against the blue a little bolder. It all looks fun and kiddish so far. You’ve got the look down, just work on colors.
     
  16. Sticky Signs

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    Ok, I borrowed some ideas from Jill. Thanks Jill.
    Might still need some work. let me know what you think
     

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  17. sardocs

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    It seems to me that's a lot of space used up by the yellow swirly thing. This might be an alternative...
     

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  18. k.a.s.

    k.a.s. Very Active Member

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    Say.....Thank you Mr. Sardocs. He nailed it.

    Kevin
     
  19. Sticky Signs

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    Thanks for the ideas guys. Much appreciated. So I sent my friend the same images I put on this post. She liked the one based on Jill's idea so I did some more tweaking and this is what I've got so far. Thanks again Jill, I owe you a beer!
     

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  20. SignManiac

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    I think it has improved greatly but, the two different typeface shown don't look right together. I think Day Camp needs something different that will look right with the Kids font.
     
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