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Lake House Tavern Logo

Discussion in 'Logo Design' started by LMHConcepts, May 17, 2010.

  1. LMHConcepts

    LMHConcepts New Member

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    Just looking for some opinions on my logo I just designed for a restaurant based out of Noblesville, IN.

    This is the first logo I have done in about a year, so critique away!
     

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    LMHConcepts New Member

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    Higher Resolution, RGB Version of the logo.

    I just realized I need to adjust the CMYK Version Colors.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    no offsite pics
     
  4. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    at first glance I thought that was a blue olive on a swizzle stick. Now I see its a fish hook......with a blue olive? lol. I'd say, back to the drawing board.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    olive's make good bait...for a drunk fish...
     
  6. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    In no way at all does it convey a lake house or tavern to me. What does the place do?
     
  7. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    We need more info about the type of tavern it is.
    The image seems really modern.
    I thought the O was an olive on a swizzle stick too.
    I also think the swooshy things do not match.
    They are smooth, the font is bumpy, the O has a retro feel.
    The drop shadow is too dark.
    Nothing about it really flows.
    But I do like the green and blue.
    Love....Jill
     
  8. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    me either.

    when I saw the name, I thought peaceful, scenic, blue colors, sunsets, relaxed, vacation stuff like that. sure didn't see any of that in your design.
     
  9. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    I don't know....if it's anything like EVERY lakeside bar I've ever been in it fits the mold pretty well.

    A couple of things stick out to me though. The blue and green waves don't work with the loose and jagged lettering. Second I think you need to work up a stacked version as well no matter what you do. Right now the logo is so wide compared to the height that it's not going to be useful in a lot of situations.
     

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  10. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    Since I saw the original poster is a fellow Hoosier, I didn't figure he wouldn't mind me pirating his thread for a quick story. This happened almost 30 years ago when I still lived in Indiana. A guy came into a shop I worked at and ordered a 4x8 hand painted for a bar located on a lake. A few weeks after he picked it up, my wife and I were visiting her parents in a town 60 miles away from the shop. I went for a drive out towards a lake and spotted my sign at the side of the road. I was kind of thirsty and stopped into the bar. Soon as I ordered my beer I told the bartender I was the guy who lettered his sign. He said "you can't be. That guy down at the end of the bar had his son paint it for us". The guy at the end of the bar heard all this. You should have heard his lame excuse of how his son didn't have time to do it so he went to a sign shop to have it done. I actually kind of felt sorry for the liar. I wrecked his glow amongst his regular crowd.
     
  11. pointjockey

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    I actually like the "Blue Olive", instead of a fish hook, perhaps you can make a "bobber" out of the Olive
     
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