Need a vote on a logo: A or B is better?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by pianojoe, Jul 22, 2009.


Which one is better, A or B?

Poll closed Aug 21, 2009.
  1. A (the portrait format one) is better.

    17 vote(s)
  2. B (banner shape, landscape format, two colors) is better.

    25 vote(s)
  1. pianojoe macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2001
    N 49.50121 E008.54558
    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:


    This is B:

  2. opeter macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU

    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).
  3. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    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.
  4. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    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.
  5. bbeers macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2007
    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.
  6. Kwill macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2003
    Funny! :D (though I get your point)
  7. tweekskratch macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2007
    does the first one say FIVE art music? looks like it to me. Between the two my vote is for the second.
  8. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    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"
  9. Leto-Parallels macrumors member


    Nov 7, 2008
    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.
  10. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    For a logo the 'landscape' orientation would be better suited
  11. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    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.
  12. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    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.

  13. scottkifnw macrumors regular


    Jan 17, 2008
    Trophy Club, TX

    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.

  14. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
  15. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    B looks more like a logo.

    Neither is good, though. You need to keep working on it.
  16. MyThoughtsMac macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    A, but like the others have said, the n looks like a u
  17. SnowX macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2009
    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.
  18. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    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 ...

  19. poolish macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2007
    south coast, uk
    i prefer B. prefer the lettering and just the overall style.
    also, i thought A said five art music.
  20. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  21. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    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'!
  22. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    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.

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