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pianojoe
Jul 22, 2009, 04:03 AM
Hi folks, my graphics guy gave me these two logos to decide upon.

They're for a semi-pro concert choir, singing mostly pop with the occasional rock, soul, and musical tune thrown in. Average age of the singers (and of our target audience) is 35. The logo should go on posters advertising concerts, maybe next to a photo.

EDIT [additional info]: I didn't make them, I was asked to make decision, and am at a loss. I forgot to mention that the group is Germany-based (albeit the English name), and the "n" that looks like a "u" is absolutely fine (pun intended) with German handwriting customs.

This is A:

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs152.snc1/5652_1189580100331_1253196811_30520221_833901_n.jpg

This is B:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs152.snc1/5652_1189580140332_1253196811_30520222_1951557_n.jpg



opeter
Jul 22, 2009, 04:19 AM
C.

I mean, you should still work on it.
There is and idea in the A logo, but it is not there yet.

However, I like your handwrited letters (in the first one).

spillproof
Jul 22, 2009, 04:20 AM
For A, the N in "fine" looks like a U. I like that it is on musical staffs. It is very "fun".

I like what the color brings to B, but the black font seems really formal.

Tough decision. If they can't be changed, B. But if A's N was more "n" shaped and had maybe a splash of color , it would be perfect for a "mostly pop with the occasional rock, soul, and musical tune thrown in" choir.

motulist
Jul 22, 2009, 04:24 AM
Disclaimer: I'm not at all a design expert. And this is just my personal opinion.

If you want honest opinions (which I assume you do) then I have to say that I don't think either of them is great. I mean, neither of them is terrible, they're both fully okay, but you have some nice beginnings in both of these and I think you can make something better.

Between the two, I prefer the greyscale one, but it has major readability problems, and has too much of an amateurish quality with the wobbly lines. If you clean up the lettering by making it less script-like and getting rid of those extra superfluous strokes on the letters, and also straighten up most of the stroke lines in the whole design then I think you'll have something much nicer.

Just my non-expert opinion.

bbeers
Jul 22, 2009, 07:08 AM
With the two shown I would have to go with A. I think it could still use a little refining, as some above posters have said. Mainly straighten out the staff lines and cleaning up some of the edges on the text a little bit.

One of the big problems I personally have with B is I kept reading it as Fine Music Art instead of Fine Music Art. That to me not a good thing.

Keep working with A and I think you can make it work.

Kwill
Jul 22, 2009, 08:23 AM
I kept reading it as Fine Music Art instead of Fine Music Art. That to me not a good thing.

Funny! :D (though I get your point)

tweekskratch
Jul 22, 2009, 09:48 AM
does the first one say FIVE art music? looks like it to me. Between the two my vote is for the second.

Nugget
Jul 22, 2009, 09:52 AM
Funny! :D (though I get your point)

I don't think he was just trying to make a joke, I see it the same way.

A says "Five Art Music"
B says "Fine Music Art"

Leto-Parallels
Jul 22, 2009, 01:11 PM
Neither are bad concepts and could be elaborated on in a few ways.

A) I like the dots of the i's hitting the lines like sheet music, but it needs to be a little more obvious. Have you thought about replacing the letters with notes?

B) I'm not sure why, but this logo concept seems a bit 80's :p
The "M" in "Music" needs to be changed, and get a different font for "Fine Art" as well. I believe I've seen this font before, and it's becoming quite recognizable.

LERsince1991
Jul 22, 2009, 01:51 PM
For a logo the 'landscape' orientation would be better suited

IgnatiusTheKing
Jul 22, 2009, 02:23 PM
I voted "A" but think that it still has a ways to go. It should also be developed into a logo that is just black (in addition to the two-tone one you have now).

Additionally, you should have your graphics guy develop a landscape version of it for use when the portrait one just doesn't fit.

Designer Dale
Jul 22, 2009, 02:39 PM
I see the point. I'm in a jam with these too. They can't be redesigned, only chosen. I have to go with A, but I prefer the san serif font used in B. The script in B is hard to read, especially with the brown.

Dale

scottkifnw
Jul 22, 2009, 10:43 PM
I like A, but you may want to experiment with colors- red/white/blue theme, or the branding of the event/company you are working for.

sek

jecapaga
Jul 23, 2009, 04:14 AM
I vote to start over. Sorry.

miniConvert
Jul 23, 2009, 04:16 AM
B looks more like a logo.

Neither is good, though. You need to keep working on it.

MyThoughtsMac
Jul 23, 2009, 10:52 AM
A, but like the others have said, the n looks like a u

SnowX
Jul 23, 2009, 10:54 AM
I vote for you to get a new graphics guy. If this is the best he can come up with, then he is not very good.

design-is
Jul 23, 2009, 12:15 PM
I chose A, but again, as others have pointed out, it needs development.

I think it's a good idea sketch. This needs to be turned into a logo.

If your graphics guy can't do this, I agree with SnowX above :rolleyes:

A has an idea in it, B is some styled type.

I think A is the best idea for your company, but I think B is a better format for your logo - read into that what you will ...

/Doug

poolish
Jul 23, 2009, 12:19 PM
i prefer B. prefer the lettering and just the overall style.
also, i thought A said five art music.

mperkins37
Jul 23, 2009, 02:29 PM
I vote A with stated changes

DesignerOnMac
Jul 23, 2009, 10:45 PM
Hi folks, my graphics guy gave me these two logos to decide upon.

They're for a semi-pro concert choir, singing mostly pop with the occasional rock, soul, and musical tune thrown in. Average age of the singers (and of our target audience) is 35. The logo should go on posters advertising concerts, maybe next to a photo.

EDIT [additional info]: I didn't make them, I was asked to make decision, and am at a loss. I forgot to mention that the group is Germany-based (albeit the English name), and the "n" that looks like a "u" is absolutely fine (pun intended) with German handwriting customs.

This is A:

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs152.snc1/5652_1189580100331_1253196811_30520221_833901_n.jpg

This is B:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs152.snc1/5652_1189580140332_1253196811_30520222_1951557_n.jpg

Like others, I think both have possibilities, but not there yet.

A. Character spacing is hurting big time, and the dot on the 'i' is over powering. I only see the 'dot'/ Same with the dot over the 'i' in Music!

B. The script for music is almost there, but not sure I like it condensed as it is. The other words in the other font are terrible and have no relationship the the script word 'music'!

stainlessliquid
Jul 24, 2009, 12:00 PM
B is a boring stereotypical logo. Its like it was made from someone who knew how to make a good looking logo without putting any effort into it, or just couldnt think of anything. It looks nice but there isnt anything special about it, it could easily be used for anything since its so cookie cutter.

A is much better. It makes me think of neon signage in a jazz club. It definitely suggests music and is pleasing to look at.