which logo should I use?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by tominated, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

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    I have two logos in the running to go onto tominated software design (when i launch it) and cannot choose one. Some people that I have asked like the black and white one, and some like the gradient one. I have given both logos a background in the exampl because that is what colour the background is going to be in the end. Please post constructive criticism. Thanks, Tominated.
     

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I prefer the bottom one, looks a lot cleaner/crisp. It is also easier to read.
     
  3. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    Personally I like the second one- with black and white text. Its less jumbled together than the first one, but I think you still need to do something to differenciate "tominated" and "software" from each other, maybe capitalize the 's' in software, so it would be more seperate from one another.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    What are the Tom Ina Teds of Tware? The lowercase all smooshed together plan is iffy unless the component words are unambiguous.

    And the mirror effect is soooo 2005. ;)
     
  5. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    Try using a more professional font family like Helvetica.

    The mirror image isn't doing it for me. If you must have the mirroring effect, alter your "g" so the bottom of the letters are flush, then bring up the reflection so it actually looks like it's sitting on a surface.

    If you're not going to use space to separate the words, give it some other distinctive separation. Your choice of black on "design" in the second piece is getting there, but the black and white contrast is perhaps a bit much when the logo is not a two or three color piece.

    Try using three colors that complement each other for the three separate words.
     
  6. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the input. when you say colours that compliment each other, do you mean like for blue, you would use cyan of for red, you would use magenta (as an example)?
     
  7. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    Actually I said "complement," they won't be singing each other's praises. ;)

    Color theory is a bit more complicated than we should probably dive into on this thread, but basically you're looking for adjacent or harmonizing colors - these are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

    Here's a worthy read.
     
  8. hessdesigns macrumors member

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    After reading the link from that last post, go here: http://kuler.adobe.com. It's an easy way to input one color (ie, your background blue), and automatically output a complementary color scheme, a triadic one, a split complement, etc. etc. Works pretty well, actually!
     
  9. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh. thanks for that too. now i get what you mean.
     
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  13. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok. I think i'll go with the second one. I did really like the web 2.0 style one. I guess I am trying to please the consumer.
     
  14. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    I wish you'd reconsider. Neither of those logos is ready for prime time.
     
  15. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    I agree they seem simple and uninspired compared to your other offerings (I have taken a gander at your site).
     
  16. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok. I think I will reconsider those logos. i will probably make one in the font that the rest of the site is in, Futura.
     
  17. emdotdee macrumors regular

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    Why not do a design in the style of your avatar? (If you made it) Because that looks pretty sweet.
     
  18. Butters macrumors 6502

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    Personally I much much prefer this logo:
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    image from your website obviously, also looks better when the white stroke is visible

    perhaps you can add the word 'design' to it or change 'software' to 'design' ?

    if not atleast do something in that kind of style, it feels much more professional and looks a lot nicer
     
  19. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    as much as i like that logo, I am trying to make the design site have a different look and feel, so that logo just doesn't cut it. how bout this though?
     

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    First impression: too 80's...

    BYW: Why isn't your avatar logo the logo for your browser in my dock? IMO it looks MUCH better...
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Now that looks even better. :)
     
  22. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok. BTW: the ts logo is too clunky in a dock, it looks out of place because of it's shape.
     
  23. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    how about this?
     

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  24. psychofreak Retired

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    Mmm...too mix-n-match
     
  25. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I agree the one with the black text looks better plus it's easier to read.
     

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