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Ive been playing with my logo, not official, but how is this going

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by vinylink0331, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. logo3.jpg I made this up really quick & it is not official but I want to get your professional opinion to see if Im headed in the right direction.
  2. After looking at it in here, i think....

    I think that I should probably lighten up the color of Vinyl Ink, don't u?
  3. gvgraphics

    gvgraphics Very Active Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Try a small white outline around the vinylink and see if it helps it pop more.
  4. Rollie

    Rollie Very Active Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Yup .. try a bunch of different color combos... cause this one isn't working.

    and maybe the font as well. Especially the second line with the condensed Helv.

    Keep going... It's a start
  5. hoppers

    hoppers Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    Im sorry but I cant see it after my eyes were bleeding from someones HUGE bright pink signature lines. ;)

    The color gradient could work somehow, but still dont like the ink splat and well the font is pretty boring. But better then before, I'd say yes.

    PS - that font in your signature really makes the quote almost un-readable. Id stick with something thinner (both in your signature and logo).
  6. hoppers

    hoppers Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    I think the white outline idea might help as already stated...then the ink splat might look half decent since it will be more in the background.

    And yes, I would lighten the colors a bit too.
  7. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    I usually design in black and white until I have a strong structure and then add the whistels and bangs.

    If you go the other way, you simply end up with a polished turd or you're dressing up a goat or some other crazy metaphor.
  8. Signsforwhile

    Signsforwhile Very Active Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    New York
    Start over. Start in black and white....once that is legible, move to colors.
  9. Rollie

    Rollie Very Active Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Haha Nice way of putting it...
    I've noticed the same thing. Get the general shapes and layout nailed first.
  10. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Like Weasel and Hudson said, Design in black and white first. Then when it comes time to add colors just replace whites with bright colors and blacks, with dark colors it’s that simple. When you’re starting out, take the logo design process one step at a time, first and most importantly make sure it is easy to read, and then move on from there. Contrast Contrast Contrast! That is what will make or break your designs.

    Here is a logo I did a long time ago that kind of played with the whole ink/digital theme. Maybe some how incorporate a drip into the design and then you could possibly include a visual that represents the vinyl aspect of your name.
  11. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    • What does that ‘Splat’ at the bottom signify ??
    • Why are you outlining certain letters and not others ??
    • Why is the kerning different in your two main words ??
    • Why do you have horizontal and vertical gradients within the same word ??
    • Why are so many of you color values so close to your background colors ??
    • What does ‘VINYL INK’ mean ??
    • That you do vinyl and/or ink or both ??
    Yeah, get rid of that hot pink clause thing at the bottom.... it's very nauseating

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