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    Yeah I understand what you guys are saying. :3 I know I'm more than just someone who thinks they can call themselves a designer just because they make pretty work. I actually get minor headaches when...
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    Thanks for the advice. What if I take the logo on the back, center the words and add white space to both sides? Like add white space on the top right corner since I'm printing them in matte so they...
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    It's a nice logo, but placing it on the same card three separate times seems like two too many times.
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    Macbook Air 11" or Macbook Air 13"?
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    I have an iMac at home as my primary computer but I'm going to take a few design courses in the next few months. So the courses I'll be taking are going to be design related: web...
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    I gave up on that years ago. Every now and again I'll come across something that's so interesting that I want to keep it -- not really for inspiration, but mostly just because I like it.

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    Conceptually would it be frowned upon to use some variation or combination of hands or a bird for a personal logo? I'm a recent design graduate and after much thought, use of lists, questions and reflection I'd like to use those symbols to reflect upon my goals, my work ethic and personality. I'm trying to be vague purposely so that if there is a hint of this working I can find the solution on my own as I'm trying to challenge myself and make it as individualistic as possible.


    Just wondering if it's so overdone that I shouldn't even bother to continue this past my sketches. I've been hard pressed to find these actual ideas in use, especially for personal design identities. After much thought it is something that I feel captures my spirit and means something to me and I do realistically want to pursue this- how much more thought should there be? Part of me says to stop here and let instinct take over. It follows my brief, the way I'd like to execute it seems purposeful, appropriate and memorable- just wanted a second opinion of those active in design.

  • #2
    Originally posted by 261311 View Post
    Conceptually would it be frowned upon to use some variation or combination of hands or a bird for a personal logo?
    I see nothing wrong with the concept; it's the implementation and execution that will make or break your idea. There are certainly other hand and bird logos, but if yours is unique, interesting and aesthetically worthwhile, I sure don't see a problem.

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    • #3
      Have a look at other bird/hand logos and strive to do something different.
      It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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      • #4
        If you can make it personal - go for it I dont see any problem if it comes from genuine inspiration.

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