Band logo critique

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  1. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    I'm in a funk band and I've been working on the band logo for some time now. I think I've gotten to the point where I could use an objective opinion on it. First, tell me what you think it says and then tell me what you think. I am a little concerned that it isn't completely legible. Also, for those that are more experienced than me, how well will something like this screen on a T-Shirt? I tried not to make too much detail, but the headphones and the radiating 'signal' might not screen well.

    Thank you so much.

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    The first letter could use some clarification, but otherwise I think it looks good.

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  3. P-Worm thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That was one of my worries, was whether it looked like an 'e' or not. I don't want people to look at it and think that it says 'diphonic' with a guy in front of it.

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  4. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    I like it. Maybe open the right side of the mouth more? The "i" is great!
     
  5. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    I saw it as an "e" right away -- but yeah, opening it up a little can't hurt.

    In general, I like it. At the size it appears on-screen, the details should be no problem for a reputable screen printer.
     
  6. onegirlcreative macrumors member

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    I thought the same thing about the first letter. I thought it was an "e" but couldn't be 100% sure.

    My ONLY suggestion is to make the letters more even. When I first look at it, it looks like it's going from left to right at an angle. Hard to explain, but I think if you straightened that out a bit, it'll be more powerful.

    Otherwise, I like it and I think it'll screen just fine on a t-shirt, providing the original is a vector image, and not a raster image. You don't have that much detail to worry about.

    Good one.
     
  7. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    The Wifi-looking dot on the "i" is distracting to me because I recognize it from elsewhere.
     
  8. semicharmed macrumors regular

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    Like it, could tell it was an 'e' but I had to think about it.
    So open it up a bit, but otherwise, I like it. Seems appropriately funky.
     
  9. klymr macrumors 65816

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    I had no problem reading it as an "e." It looks good, but I've never been a big fan of logos that use an image in place of a font character. That's my personal opinion. :eek:
     
  10. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    Very creative! I saw the E right off too, but mis-read the word cause I assumed it said ... grrr, what did my mind think it said at first glance? Anyhow, I had to read it twice to read what it was, but that's just cause I was expecting a different word. That was really wordy.

    If you need a good, cheap screen-print, I have a good friend in Pleasant Grove that loves printing Band Shirts and posters, and he's totally into the local music scene. (That would make us local to you!) PM me if you want some more info.
     
  11. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Maybe if you wrap the radiation waves coming off the "i" a little more, it would seem more fluid.

    I like it!
     
  12. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Reduce the tail's thickness in e and its a job well done! Love the i!

    P.S.: What about 3D with colors?
     
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  14. P-Worm thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry it's taken me a while to respond, I've had some band gigs and a lot of school work to do. For everyone that has contributed to the thread, I give a big Thank You. None of you were required to give your opinion, but having others look at a logo make a huge difference. Let me get to some specifics.

    I assume that you are talking mostly about the first 'i', right? I was trying to go for a random vibe with letters scewed in different directions, but I can see how you mean it leans more right than left. I'll have to take a look at it again.

    And yes, it is a vector image, so scaling will be fine.

    Both of these say similar things. Is it distracting or tacky to use symbols instead of letters? I'm not a graphic designer by any means so I don't always recognize what is too amateur.

    I'm not sure what you mean by this. Do you mean having it curve around the head of the 'i' more?

    Do you mean 3D as in with the glasses, or doing it in a 3D program and extruding the whole thing? As for multiple colors, I considered it, but with the band's small budget I thought going simple black and white with no shading would be easier on the pocketbook.

    If this post is meant to be serious, what is it that you hate about it? I'm open to criticism, but this just isn't helpful at all.

    Anyway, I opened the e and made the n bigger to balance it better. Just about there now?

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  15. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    I meant 3D as in the light patterns and textured looks (Yeah glass included)
    But as you made it clearer.... Black and White is fine... For Now!
    Do work on the 3D versions as well!

    And how about this e:
    (cooked up in a minute so forgive the roughness)
     

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  16. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Nothing is tacky provided you have the right context. Does it fit the band well?

    Yep. If you compare it to the "e", you see how the "e's" headphones sort of wrap smoothly around it. The "i" should e about the same.
     
  17. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand why there are two things going on - the headphones and the dancey wi-fi thing.

    Just stick with the headphone 'e'.
     
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    Is the 'e' just a glyph or is it a custom creation of yours. I think that the 'e' with the headphones could work as a logo by itself if you tweak it right. I mean, a logo doesn't HAVE to include the full band name, it could just be a symbol to represent the band. Just a thought.
     
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    It's pretty cool, I like it. I think that you could try to fit some of the letters together better so it doesn't looks so computer typography-like, and the E is a little bit confused, but other than that it's very good. \

    Also, please, PLEASE ignore the person who wanted you to glam it up with all sorts of lame, useless effects. The thing that makes your logo work so well is that you've managed to keep it subtle and not amateurish. Oh, and the guy who said the E by itself could be a logo is onto something. I think that the E should be the logo for the band, on T-Shirts and stuff and what you've created can be the logo type, for website pages and stuff like that.
     
  22. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    As for many others the second i spells Wi-Fi for me - I'd make it the same as the first i. As for glamming it up, I think that it was good to think about how the logo, once established could be manipulated.
     
  23. P-Worm thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for all the responses guys. For those that said the 'e' could work for a logo itself, that is something that I thought as well. We made a banner with the full name so that people can remember our name easier when we play shows (I have to admit that I think ediphonic is very forgettable). When we make shirts, my plan is to have the 'e' on the front and then put the band name in small type on the back.

    Thanks for all the comments guys. They really help out.

    P-Worm
     

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