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My Logo

Discussion in 'Logo Design' started by sdimmick, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. sdimmick

    sdimmick Member

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    I have been having trouble with designing a professional looking logo for my shop. Very low budget shop, actually, only do it on the side from my full time job, but wanted something a little more professional.

    Here's what i got. Remember, most of my work is racing/small company biz signs...

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    First one.
     
  3. sdimmick

    sdimmick Member

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    here is my original
     

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  4. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Second one, but work with your lettering contours and contrast.
     
  5. sdimmick

    sdimmick Member

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    Joe, Thanks, you have to understand I have no education when it comes to artwork, Im an architectural student...contours, i get, contrast as to what?
     
  6. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    I'd stick with the original, just tweak it a little.
     
  7. dlndesign

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    I second Pat. How long have you had your logo.
    You may loose brand recognition with a total re-do of the logo. my 2 cents.
     
  8. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    I like the second one.
     
  9. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    The top one, is essentially what you have.
    contrast test.jpg

    You are using white to separate red and black which is good. But the white contour should be an internal contour not an external one. The reason is that if it is external, you are essentially making the letters look fatter then they should be. In the middle option you can see I went with an internal contour, and I also increased the spacing between the letters. This makes it easier for the viewer to make out those letters. In the bottom option you will notice I increased the thickness of the contours and also swapped the colors so that the highest contrasting colors are working together to make the design more legible.
     
  10. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

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    :thumb:
     
  11. signgal

    signgal Very Active Member

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    I'm with Pat... I get where you're going with the new one and Joe should always be listened to in every situation :) but I think the letter only look is more effective for you at this stage.
     
  12. signmeup

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    Here's a little A&S Truckin and Black Swan.
     

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  13. wetgravy

    wetgravy Guest

    Can't really say i like either too much ... the original is stronger without the standard clipart tribal or wings.
     
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