Feedback on Website Logo

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kingthias, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. kingthias macrumors member

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    I made this logo for a website I've been working on.
    I'm new to Graphic design and wanted to know what you guys thought of it.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Too busy for me. If you scaled it down to be a favicon I don't think it'd be very recognizable, either.
     
  3. kingthias thread starter macrumors member

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  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    You've fallen prey to the desire to include everything in the logo.

    There's only one solution to this age old problem...

    make it bigger.
     
  5. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Oh Dear God...

    When all else fair make it bigger...

    A good logo should be:
    1) Simple
    2) Memorable
    3) Easy to replicate
    4) Make perfect sense (I seriously don't get your logo)
    5) Timeless
    6) Simple
    7) Scalable
    8) Work well in one/two colour(s)
    9) Fit into the magic box (2.25 X 1)
    10) Look good without FX/Filters
    11) Not make in Paint


    :cool: 5 Principals of Logo Design :cool:
    1) Simple
    2) Memorable
    3) Timeless
    4) Versatile
    5) Appropriate


    IMO scrape it and start again.
     
  6. kingthias thread starter macrumors member

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    Better...

    Is this logo any better:
    [​IMG]
    The BD would stand for bamboo design and the letters form a bamboo like shape.
    I know the curves aren't the same on the different letters but it's just a rough draft.
    Is the concept better at all?
    Let me know what you think.
     
  7. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    The questions you have to ask yourself are:
    1) Does this say what it is meant to say?
    2) Would I use/trust this service/brand?

    Personally if I were a potential client, first I don't understand the concept of of the BD and secondly it just doesn't look professional. With regards to design I always put it like this "Would you hire a lawyer who drives an bashed up Toyota and wears a 15 year old suit? I think not".

    Sorry to be mean or harsh but what you're design looks amateurish, it don't scream professional and if the purpose of design a logo/brand is to entice potential customers you'll find it very tough.

    I would also check this one out
     
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  9. kingthias thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I think that I may just not use a logo at all then.
    Because I am just a 13 year old kid, I can't pay to have one
    designed and I can't seem to make one so I guess I have
    no choice.
     
  10. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    I've never heard of any 13 year old who needs a logo. I still haven't.
     
  11. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Kerning + Helvetica = Nice wordmark ;)

    BTW I did post some very good links that I think you'd get some use out of if you have a good look at them.
     
  12. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    It needs more boobs and less penis. Boobs sell.
     
  13. cyberdesignz macrumors newbie

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    It is nice But it don't Create any Attractive Impression. While making any Website Design or Logo, Always Remember that your design should Reflect Simplicity & Attractiveness - So kindly modify it towards Attractiveness :)
     
  14. kingthias thread starter macrumors member

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    In this case I don't need one but I still need an Icon for the iphone game I'm working on.
     
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    I don't mean this to be hurtful but I don't see how being 13 prevents you from paying for something.
     
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  17. kingthias thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm saying that I'm to young to have an actual job.
     
  18. 7on macrumors 601

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    Then don't make an iPhone app. Because that'll be an actual job.

    If you want to learn iphone app programming that's great, but you don't need to learn design to code. And from the sounds of it you're just doing this to "avoid paying a designer" instead of wanting to learn design. If you want to learn design practice typography, color theory, and balance. Logos are one of the toughest things to design and not recommended to start with those.

    If you just want an icon for your iPhone app, just head on over to istockphoto.com and search for icons. Two or 3 dollars would get you something halfway decent.

    iStock Photo
     
  19. dejo Moderator

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    You don't need an actual job to have money. And there are jobs that 13-year-olds can do to make money. Also, maybe you want to barter for what you need.
     
  20. kingthias thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link I'll check it out.
     
  21. manueld macrumors 6502

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    Turn your head left and it looks like a bikini gone horribly wrong.
     
  22. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Neither is PowerPoint... But people just can't be told that one...
     
  23. NSWMaps macrumors member

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    That was my first thought.
    Perhaps you should just stick to a simple type based logo?
     
  24. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Dear kingthias

    I just took a couple of minutes with this - but if you want to start with this, please be my guest....
     

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  25. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Papyrus with drop shadow, it needs a lens flare or rainbow gradient...
     

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