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Discussion in 'Logo Design' started by laserman70, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    We want to change our logo. I am working on a bunch of different designs. We would like it to be a bit edgie..
     

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  2. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    What do the other ones look like?
     
  3. J Hill Designs

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    good ol' serpentine
     
  4. Gino

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    Looks like an old '57 Studebaker dashboard.

    It's very hard to read and I too would be anxious to see what else you might've done so far.
     
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    What's the name of your company? "Graphics Wraps" doesn't sound right. Do you only do auto wraps?

    Right off, the perspectives are all different and causing discord.
     
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    You might want to start with just black and white. Using every effect in the book makes it kind of hard to see what's underneath the bells and whistles.
     
  7. Pat Whatley

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    It doesn't matter how many effects you throw at a bad design it will still be a bad design. Keep working with it. Like Rick said, I'd love to see the other ones.
     
  8. Craig Sjoquist

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    1st thing is ..design & graphics script is ok but no effects just plain color will read better

    2nd thing it reads CG WRAPS but it looks like a button to push and a dashboard

    Your looking for what a business identity would look like not a surf boaard
     
  9. Colin

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    Looks more appropriate for an industrial supply company.
     
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    The only edge bit I can see in that logo is 'Off the edge of a cliff' Boring sorry but don't do anything for me.I wouldn't want to spend my money with you!
    Sorry if I offend just telling it as I see it!
     
  11. Colin

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    Keep in mind too.......while we in the business know what a "wrap" is, does the general public? At a glance, wouldn't they possibly think of a lunch item?
     
  12. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    Yeah, I know that is why i'm asking.. lol
     
  13. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    But regardless of the design, isn't that the name of your business?
     
  14. Mikeifg

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    Unless you do alot of wraps, what are your niches and maybe go with that. We do wraps to but I don't advertise them because we do alot of large fleet work.
     
  15. laserman70

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    Below is not what i want. I know I am over thinking this...
    I need to go back to the paper.. I do alot of airbrushing and sometimes I just need to walk away and sit with paper and a pencil, this is one time. lol
    Thanks for giving me the kick i need. I knew you guys would..
     

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  16. speedmedia

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    Yes, you don't want either one of those. No offense but in terms of readability and creativity they lack. You are trying to sell a creative service to your clients so you should really put some research into what you want your logo to tell your potential clients. This one scream "I just bought Photoshop and Aurora Graphics"

    I am not saying this to be mean but more for "tough love" We have all been there and done that so if you take some advice and criticism well you can go a long ways and get some very valuable help. Keep plugging away at it and posting your work, there are some very good people on here that will help you achieve your goals if you put the effort into it.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  17. Colin

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    Without all of the computer effects, all you essentially have there is an oval with the dreaded Serpentine font for the title and a script underneath. As a lure for wraps, it doesn't work.

    And all those effects on the script renders it illegible.
     
  18. Williams Signs

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    Sometimes less is always better. You can spice things up without using 900 effects.
     

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  19. Jillbeans

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    Take away all the special effects and you still have kind of a squishy looking dated font, with a weird scripty tagline hovering above Wraps.
    Re-think everything.
    Serpentine had its day and everyone loved it, but now it's kinda like a well used cheerleader under the bleachers.
    Think clean.
    I'm not sure which fonts you like best but MyFonts has several alternatives to Serpentine.
    Here's a 30-second suggestion.
    Love....Jill
     

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  20. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    My thoughts exactly, i threw that one together in 2 mins. to show what I dont want. Anyone can create an oval and add effects and I see so much of it.

    I agree it does need to be simplified.

    The name of the company is CG Wraps.. No, we do not only do wraps.. We do graphics, advertising setup and the normal sign shop items.

    We started out just doing motorcycle graphics and named the company Cycle Grafix.. I was doing alot of airbrushing. We started designing graphics that could be applied for those who did not have the money to pay for airbrushing. We outsourced all of our graphics to a local company.
    The company ran into trouble, we bought their machines and started doing them ourselves. Then it started, people wanted graphics for trucks, signs, and everything else.
    So we decided to call the other company CG Wraps, using the two first letters of our business Cycle Grafix.
    Was not well thought out but it happened quickly..

    Here is where it started to where we are now. We are going to rewrap all vehicles, calming things down, but hoping to still have some edge due to the amount of cycle graphics we do.

    Thanks for the help..
    It is amazing how easy it is to do for other companies, but for my own I have such mental blocks lol...

    1st is Cycle Grafix
    2nd First logo for CGwraps
    3rd is what have been using (just lettering)
     

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