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Discussion in 'Logo Design' started by Angela, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Angela

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    I am just getting into logo design, which you will be able to tell by the art work I am submitting. I am hoping for some friendly advice on where to go next or if it should go to the recycle bin instead. Please be gentle(ish)
     

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  2. fmg

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    You have a good foundation to build upon this.X is too big and the effect is not needed.
     
  3. HulkSmash

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    you can't just get into logo design. It's something you really need to learn and research on.
     
  4. John Butto

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    Very nice, and don't apologize.
     
  5. bob

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    It's very, ah, institutional looking. It has all of the excitement of a freeway off ramp sign. If that was the look you were going for, you've achieved it.

    Regardless, lose the gradient.
     
  6. John Butto

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    my exit

    Put up your magic screen froggy, it the 10 minute logo TV show.
     
  7. Kaiser

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    I like it. Its a good foundation indeed. Here's a cleaner suggestion which can be used mono. Hope you like it ;)
     

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  8. John Butto

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    Oh, we like it.

    Is that for the Swiss Army cheerleading squad.
     
  9. Kaiser

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    Yeah... you should see their IT dept...

    funnyman
     
  10. SignManiac

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    I'm sick so I could use a diversion. Another way to play with it.
     

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  11. Kaiser

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    Also nice. ;)
     
  12. skyhigh

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    post a jpg.
    I'm not the only one here that doesn't like to download files.
     
  13. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    another

    really like the arrow in signmaniac, sick or not, the guys got it
     
  14. WI

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    I always try to design logos so that they work in black and white, period. No grey, no gradients, just black and white. Once you get that established, then start adding color. Your concept is good, it just needs balance and some management of negative space.

    Also, Arial?

    I know I'm being a snob here, but seeing logos made with fonts that ship with Windows upsets me. There are a million sans-serif fonts out there, and most of them are better than Arial. Avenir, Avante Garde, Century Gothic, Gotham, Folio, Interstate, Helvetica, Franklin Effing Gothic.

    Check those out. You might be pleasantly surprised.
     
  15. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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    actually... OP's is my fav.

    Although it looks like if you add an e and shrink the x, you have an exact replica of an exit sign. Trick is to still imply the exit sign while not making it look exactly like one, you lose the uniqueness of the sign if you simply recreate something. May want to change the font for everything, or add a slight right-side convex vertical to the "IT", or something.
     
  16. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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    ps - couldn't resist ;)
     

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  17. John Butto

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    JonMASigns: lets see what you would design, you give a lot of advice but never see anything except some bad copy in front of a Lord of the Rings guy. So, "put up or shut up".
     
  18. redbarn

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    LOL! Yes, many people do with no schooling or experience. Some of them are really successful. Don't be the hater from hateville.
     
  19. Angela

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    Thank you all so much. You were all very kind and extremely helpful. I will work on this and resubmit.

    Might I ask what program most of you use when designing a logo? And any recommendations pertaining to what Coloradosigns says?
     
  20. Angela

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    oh and all of the other designs were awesome, thank you again
     
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