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Chubypig
Sep 13, 2005, 03:41 PM
I have a logo but i had to make it in AppleWorks so the quality is low. Would anyone be willing to remake it into a high quality image that could be resized and still look good? I don't have the necessary programs or skills, but if someone would be willing i would appreciate it! Thank you! :)

If any one does do it, please PM me and i'll give you my email!



Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 03:26 PM
Anyone? I know that this is a kinda strange request, but I really would appreciate it! Please? :o

Sirus The Virus
Sep 14, 2005, 03:38 PM
I have a logo but i had to make it in AppleWorks so the quality is low. Would anyone be willing to remake it into a high quality image that could be resized and still look good? I don't have the necessary programs or skills, but if someone would be willing i would appreciate it forever! Thank you so much! :)

If any one does do it, please PM me and i'll give you my email!

It's really busy for a logo. What's it for?

20rogersc
Sep 14, 2005, 03:41 PM
How big do you need it?? As it hasn't lost any quality when you posted it on your site in your sig.

As mentioned above, I also feel that it is quite 'busy' and maybe a rethought into the design would be good, and will enable to link it more to the company??

Only a suggestion.

::20ROGERSC::

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 04:05 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. It's for an Architecture and design firm that I hope to create. I realize that it's busy, but i think that's what I want. If anyone had a suggestion for a different logo i would be willing to listen. :) As for the needed size, It doesn't have to be too large, but it loses most quality when it is shrunk (see below), so i would like it big enough so that I can shrink it to that size. When it is printed at that size it looks very grainy. Thanks again!

iGary
Sep 14, 2005, 04:12 PM
Dude.

It sucks. Pay someone to do it. This is your business and your livelyhood we're talking about here.

Nothing personal, but it is fugly.

Sirus The Virus
Sep 14, 2005, 04:18 PM
Dude.

It sucks. Pay someone to do it. This is your business and your livelyhood we're talking about here.

Nothing personal, but it is fugly.

I completely agree. Pay a pro. It's way worth it trust me.

Artful Dodger
Sep 14, 2005, 04:29 PM
Chubypig
Thanks for the suggestions. It's for an Architecture and design firm that I hope to create. I realize that it's busy, but i think that's what I want. If anyone had a suggestion for a different logo i would be willing to listen. As for the needed size, It doesn't have to be too large, but it loses most quality when it is shrunk (see below), so i would like it big enough so that I can shrink it to that size. When it is printed at that size it looks very grainy. Thanks again!

I looked at the site and you should be using a vector program for this at least. As for the know how you could play around with Flash (free trial) on your own which would help save money... but really pay someone to do it and do it well.

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 05:13 PM
I completely agree. Pay a pro. It's way worth it trust me.

The problem with paying a pro is that we (my friend and I) are only young adults (17) and haven't even really founded this company. It was created for some work we did, and want to continue to do involving architecture.

Artful Dodger, thanks for the suggesting of Flash. It's looking better already!

firststrike101
Sep 14, 2005, 05:46 PM
if you are getting into the Architecture and design firm industry I hope your going to use more programs than Flash and Appleworks for design. Expect to spend some big dollars on software.

Here is a simple rule to follow

"Keep it simple stupid." - sounds dumb but most people dont like busy designs

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 06:05 PM
if you are getting into the Architecture and design firm industry I hope your going to use more programs than Flash and Appleworks for design. Expect to spend some big dollars on software.

Here is a simple rule to follow

"Keep it simple stupid." - sounds dumb but most people dont like busy designs

Obviously we're not near the point where we would be doing any real design work on our own except for personal pleasure. All the work we do is done at a real professional firm with a CAD type program. As for now, we don't have the money to spend on our own equipment, therefore we use what's available. :)

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 06:46 PM
Ok, I worked on the logo a bit, and which one do you guys prefer? if you don't like either please say why! Thanks for all the help! :)

tech4all
Sep 14, 2005, 07:08 PM
I have a question. What are the different elements of the logo supposed to represent?

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 07:27 PM
I have a question. What are the different elements of the logo supposed to represent?

Well, nothing really, just that it's simple but nice and that we're an architecture and design firm. The logo came after hours of pondering and then my friend said "how 'bout this" and we liked it.

Edit: Actually when I think about it, it may have been inspired by the floor in our first project, a checkered floor with different shades of green and black.

homerjward
Sep 14, 2005, 07:45 PM
disclaimer: i'm not an artist or designer or anything :o but i think it'd look better with a little color.

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 08:08 PM
disclaimer: i'm not an artist or designer or anything :o but i think it'd look better with a little color.

The only "problem" I have with color is that it then becomes more difficult to reproduce (on copies, etc.)

Daveway
Sep 14, 2005, 08:19 PM
I've been fooling around with this design for awhile now. I just modded it to fit you.

rainman::|:|
Sep 14, 2005, 08:27 PM
with a few notable exceptions, a good logo should be reproducible at single-color, and should have few elements. look at real company logos. a cheap logo is the sign of an amateur company, and even if it is one, you don't want to put that impression out... what would be the point of even starting an organization?

Anyway, here's a branding firm I'm familiar with (I work at one of it's sister corporations)
http://www.lippincottmercer.com/home.html
at least look around to see what i'm talking about.

Vader
Sep 14, 2005, 08:30 PM
Your logo looks very Mac Classic on an Apple ][, if that is the look you were going for, then it is great.
If not, I say it needs a bit of "sprucing up."

iMeowbot
Sep 14, 2005, 08:33 PM
The only "problem" I have with color is that it then becomes more difficult to reproduce (on copies, etc.)
And maybe most important for the future, on drawings. Something that stays recognizable as simple line art in a plot is a good idea here.

cgratti
Sep 14, 2005, 09:06 PM
Something like this?

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 09:07 PM
Daveway- I'm not sure that's quite the look that would work with our type of (future) company. Thanks for trying at least! :)

Rainman- great site, thank you!

iMeowbot- I agree, that's the look we're trying to achieve.

cgratti- yeah, i guess that's not too bad, but the 3d type aspects won't really show up on photo copies.

I guess the real thing we want is something simple, and basic, but memorable.

cgratti
Sep 14, 2005, 09:55 PM
One more I cooked up... simple and eyecatching i think, and CHEAP to produce one color which works great for photocopies.

Chubypig
Sep 14, 2005, 10:02 PM
One more I cooked up... simple and eyecatching i think, and CHEAP to produce one color which works great for photocopies.

Very nice! could you try doing it with one solid swoosh thingy? That's more on track. thank you. :)

firststrike101
Sep 14, 2005, 10:35 PM
not to discredit you but if you want to be a design/architecture firm your not gonna get far getting people to design your own logo

cgratti
Sep 14, 2005, 10:46 PM
any of these?

cgratti
Sep 14, 2005, 11:19 PM
2 more

rugonnaeatthat
Sep 15, 2005, 01:08 AM
I mean no offense to the designs posted - but a logo has to communicate something about the company. These are not just pretty pictures or symbols they are often the first contact you will have with your clients- so they need to be good.

Think about the image you would like to portray to your client if you were meeting them face to face - you would wear a suit no doubt and the examples of your work would be flawless - yes? your speech would be confident and you would enthuse confidence. A good logo will sum this up in a little collection of shapes and lines. And of course a logo will also include a bit of your personality - a colour or a bold line etc something abstract but intuitive.

I'd start from the beginning and brainstorm what your logo should communicate, then come up with a symbol for each of these, then combine the symbols in a meaningful way and you should find yourself a logo. 90% of the work should be spent coming up with ideas and trying them out - the last 10% is finishing off your logo.

Chubypig
Sep 15, 2005, 05:43 AM
not to discredit you but if you want to be a design/architecture firm your not gonna get far getting people to design your own logo

That wasn't really the point of this thread at all. I was merely asking if some one could make the logo into a high res. version. Then it got a bit of track, but in a helpful way. I think it will come down to me and my friend sitting down and brainstorming a new one.

cgratti
Sep 15, 2005, 01:36 PM
I mean no offense to the designs posted - but a logo has to communicate something about the company. These are not just pretty pictures or symbols they are often the first contact you will have with your clients- so they need to be good.

Think about the image you would like to portray to your client if you were meeting them face to face - you would wear a suit no doubt and the examples of your work would be flawless - yes? your speech would be confident and you would enthuse confidence. A good logo will sum this up in a little collection of shapes and lines. And of course a logo will also include a bit of your personality - a colour or a bold line etc something abstract but intuitive.

I'd start from the beginning and brainstorm what your logo should communicate, then come up with a symbol for each of these, then combine the symbols in a meaningful way and you should find yourself a logo. 90% of the work should be spent coming up with ideas and trying them out - the last 10% is finishing off your logo.

He asked for a logo and then asked me to change it to suit his needs. I agree he needs to design a logo to fit his company, and none of which he asked me to do fit what he wants his company to do. For a Design Company logo, I would think he wants something more designer to let people know exactly what types of design he excels at most.

I was merely throwing him some ideas as per his requests.