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    I'm creating a logo for a Hmong (Asian Ethnic Group) Day Care.

    This is a hmong fabric pattern popular in the Hmong culture...

    So I tried in corporating it in the tree... which one do you think works better?

    The one on the left resembles the pattern very well. The one on the right seems to stand out more, but having initials in an image seems too cliche, overkill. Need help deciding which one is preferred. Thanks!

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  • #2
    It's not really called Asian Adult Day Care is it?

    I like the illustration, but I hate the name. Maybe because I am an asian adult. Is this supposed to appeal to me?
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    • #3
      I am Asian myself, and I believe that is the name given to me. I know, how boring, but it's what they wanted. Maybe I can help change their mind. However, which one would you prefer? Left or right...that was the reason I posted this.


      • #4
        I prefer the left design.

        Can you explain this day care to me? A day care here is a place where you send babies for the day while their parents go to work. So Adult Asian Day Care seems confusing. Is it for senior citizens that can't take care of themselves?
        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


        • #5
          Well there are lots of Hmong elders who need special assistance and help, since they are not as educated...coming to the States due to the Vietnam War. The elders came over in their 40-50's. This day care is to help them with their daily activities, hospital visits, grocery shopping, and basically takes care of those less fortunate. Non profit. Imagine it being a nursing home, but without all the abuse.


          • #6
            Not sure how involved you are in the Asian community... But adult day cares are quite common... just google Adult Day Care and you'll find plenty, buddy. Hope you just learned something new.


            • #7
              xlphie, buda is a buddette, not a buddy. And she's just asking because she's not familiar with adult day care.

              buda, adult day care is very common in The States these days. People in their 40s and 50s or so are called the "Sandwich Generation" because they're raising their own kids, but also caring for aging parents because life expectency has been extended. Adult day care is the same as baby day care except for the age. In some cases they are combined, because the elders love interacting with the youngsters!

              It is like a nursing home in a way, except the attendees are picked up at the end of the day and taken home to their families.

              Hope that helps explain!
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              • #8
                We call those senior support services here and day care is for infants. If your client's viewers know what the name means that that is fine. Disregard my confusion. I live in New Zealand so our local language is a bit different.

                Is there a reason why you have used green? Green is a very popular colour for corporations these days that are trying to convince the public that their business values are green.
                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


                • #9
                  Thanks Garricks.

                  I've never head of "Sandwich Generation" either! I always thought that it was really unfair being in that generation. I know someone like that. Every Christmas, she has to go and make sure her 90+ year old parents are comfortable over the holidays. I know it sounds awful, but she and her husband have never spent Christmas with their own grandchildren as a result of this. Their children live far away and the parents are too frail to move. I guess one day her parents will leave this world, hopefully the kids are still into Christmas by then.
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                  • #10
                    I just learnt something new too!
                    Like the illustration, but find it too detailed. I know you've tried to follow the traditional pattern, but I think it would loose detail at a smaller size.
                    I'm not a fan of serif fonts for the name in a logo, but thats personal preference.
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                    • #11
                      I prefer the left, but my first thoughts were the same as Shmoo's. Toooo much detail for a logo.

                      ...and the font is boring.


                      • #12
                        I also prefer the one on the left. I like the concept and the image is actually very beautiful. Have you tried it without the leaves?

                        I agree that the image is too detailed. Someone (forgive me, I can't remember who) on this forum used to have a great sig with quote to the effect that simplicity is harder than complexity. I think that applies in this case.


                        • #13
                          I'd love an Adult Day Care Centre. That would be friggin awesome. You go in, sit down, someone brings you beer and food all day long. Then you take a little nap, wake up watch some TV, get another couple of beers.... oh wait that's the local pub.

                          The logo on the left.

                          I agree the name is off putting as it sounds too much like Montessori for adults.

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                          • #14
                            thee tree is too much i would almost think just the pattern in teh middle could be used somehow, or a less stylized tree?
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                            • #15
                              The logo, while beautiful, is too detailed. Try reducing that to business card size and see how much of the detail remains. Try getting that embroidered on staff coats.

                              Though I understand the reasoning behind the name, it's rather offputting to essentially say "we only take care of Asian people." Are your doors open to people of other ethnicities? I think by physically being in the community you aim to serve and marketing specifically for the people within it should be sufficient to ensure that you take care of the people you aim to look out for.

                              Is there a word in Hmong language/culture that they could use for the company name? Perhaps the word for 'caring' or something similar? It would help get across that you aim to care for the people of that culture without seeming as 'closed'.
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