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    Hello Everyone, I was wondering if I can get some critiques on my logos from my online portfolios. Any suggestion/opinion will be appreciated!
    Here are my portfolios:
    www.behance.net/maxa22
    www.dribbble.com/maksumicanis

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    The concept of making logos as stock items for sale is misguided. Both on the designer's part and on the person who might buy it. A company brand isn't something that should be thought of as a ready-made, and a designer with that mindset, may not be particularly suited to brand management. Sorry, but that is the impression I always get when I see those.

    As for the logos themselves,
    The "Born" logo does not carry enough contrast. While it may look good on your screen, it's barely legible on my production machine. Color differences that subtle, when rendered in ink, tend to be very device dependent and will require extra production time (= money) to make sure it reproduces properly. The mark itself, what is it? What is it supposed to represent, seeing as this is not tied to any sort of marketing plan?

    The landscape logo,
    Look at your thumbnail. Can you even see the company name?
    When you finally get up close enough to read it, why is the company name duplicated? Why is it in a circle and made very secondary in importance to the bug part of the logo? If you aren't close enough to read the name, the illustration looks like a weight lifter. This could be for a gym, which is the first thing I thought of. Shovel didn't even register until associated with the word ''landscaping.'' Does an arm-and-shovel logo really depict what this company intends to depict? The line art is crude and single width stroked, which doesn't lend itself to depicting any sort of dynamic ''work''. Without knowing where the company is located, what kind of landscaping it does, who the market demographic is, and what their competition is like, it is impossible to determine if this will be effective.

    With that in mind, I did not bother with the others on dribble. The first two I clicked were for sale, which means there is no frame of reference for a critique. They are just Illustrator exercises at this point.
    Last edited by PrintDriver; 01-13-2018, 08:51 AM.

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    • #3
      PrintDriver Hmm, I definitely agree with you and your opinion, guess I wasn't thinking that way. I guess that I hang out with a lot of designers that do the same thing, make premade logos for sale but your point is right. And the landscape logo was client's idea so that is why I made it like that but I agree, there's no point in duplicating the company's name and the shovel doesn't really look enough like a shovel. I'm happy that you replied to my post and I'lldefinitely try to fix those mistakes that I've been making, thank you for your opinions and suggestions!

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