My Xbox 360 Logo (Illustrator)

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Afro1989, May 18, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, this is my first time ever using Illustrator so don't be mean. :D I know I'll improve over time. This was a school assignment and we were to create a company logo with a maximum of 3 colors including black.

    Comments, suggestions? :)

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  2. HughJ macrumors regular

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    good attempt, but maybe needs jazzing up slightly and remember a graduaion is still a single colour ;)
     
  3. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    The Xbox line art greatly overwhelms the type. Focus on the type first and see if you can solve it without a large image.




     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Way too much for a logo. Simple-ize it.

    Product logos genrally do not feature the product in them.

    EDIT: Why not make up your own company for the assignment? This will give you more freedom to do something creative. Xbox isnt even a company, it's a product.

    EDIT #2: Like this... made from your username:
     

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  5. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that looks sick dpaanlka. It's not like it's a huge project or anything. It's just kind of a project to learn the nooby basics of Illustrator. I'll keep your tips in mind though! :D
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You're right. That Afro Finanical logo took me all of 2 minutes to do.

    Good luck! :) Be sure to post whatever you come up with.
     
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  9. Dahl macrumors 6502a

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    Logo design is one of the hardest things to do within the design world. The specs are hard and it's even harder to come up with something original.

    Logo rule #1: The logo has to be designed so that it can be seen and understood, when it's placed on a pencil. Many forget (or don't even know) the difference between a logo or an illustration.
    Your logo is too large or you need to do something to fill it out. Outlines doesn't work well. Also, pick a nice font, not a bland one.

    Good first try.
    :)
     
  10. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i don't claim to be a professional, but i agree with the others--it needs to be simpler, and smaller. also, i don't mean to be offensive, but the curved type doesnt look very good. i had to do something similar for school, though we also needed to have a website. here's what i cam up with
     

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