Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Clockworks - what do you see?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Clockworks - what do you see?

    This logo is for a foreign company called CLOCKWORKS in their language.

    (I havent got the job, not yet anyway, but since I dont have a portfolio yet, I am just taking a few real life jobs and using them as a means to build up some experience and get a portfolio. If I get the job, good, if not at least I'm learning something along the way and getting some examples to show in future). Catch 22, no portfolio - no work, no work - no portfolio.

    Ive included a word us English speakers would recognise just to give a clue to whats happening.

    So, once youve seen whats written, could you please tell me what you see.

    After that, I will say what its meant to be, then once thats out of the way you can goto town on me!
    Attached Files
    When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

  • #2
    Doing work before you get the job is a good way to do the work and not get paid for it.
    I understand the need for work in a portfolio to get work but aren't there any local charities you could offer your pro bono services to instead?

    Without knowing what this company does, who their target customer is, where they are located, what their competition is...can't tell you if that logo is going to work.
    The "i" looks naked without its eyeball. It does look like a sundial, if that is what you were shooting for. Not exactly 'clockwork' which conjures up gears and annoying chirping birds.

    Comment


    • #3
      Good thinking about the charity thing. I hadn't thought of that.

      Well, the translation issue means I don't know if reloj actually means clock like we know it, ie gears etc, or does it mean anything that tells the time? eg an egg timer?

      So regarding the sun dial, I thought it was the most basic time telling device ever used, while the elliptical shapes, (very vaguely) was similar to planetary orbits, the most fundamental yet most amazing, precision timepiece ever.

      Yea, I did play around with the DOT on the "i". When it was there, along with the DOT on the "J" it didnt look good, it doesnt look good without it, and if I take away the DOT from "J" and put one on the "i" it makes it imbalanced.

      I also tried inverting the large ellipse so it faded away at the back edge, but then the whole thing looked like a tiara.

      I dont fully understand how to go about purchasing a font which can be sold on within a logo, so I just created the font out of my head. I was surprised when it was finished how closely it resembled an existing font, but I honestly didn't copy it.

      Must play around a bit with that DOT thing, maybe it can be a moon!

      Just a side note that the ladies dont like to hear, the word cosmos in greek means order, while its opposite is chaos.

      So when the missus goes to put on her cosmetics, we know she is trying to put the chaos into order
      When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Heartburn_02 View Post
        Just a side note that the ladies dont like to hear, the word cosmos in greek means order, while its opposite is chaos.

        So when the missus goes to put on her cosmetics, we know she is trying to put the chaos into order
        relevance check: <processing...> does not compute

        *head asplodes*
        "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

        Comment


        • #5
          Just added the DOT and corrected the distorted aspect ratio I saved in by mistake last time.
          Attached Files
          When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

          Comment


          • #6
            ... don't design logos in Photoshop.

            *stares at thin line stepping*
            Professional Pixel Pusher — Designing the world around you. | Working daily to reach 10,000 hours of practice.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Heartburn_02 View Post
              Just a side note that the ladies dont like to hear, the word cosmos in greek means order, while its opposite is chaos.

              So when the missus goes to put on her cosmetics, we know she is trying to put the chaos into order
              Random underhanded sexist comment...
              FAIL
              I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Audentia View Post
                Random underhanded sexist comment...
                FAIL
                Sorry, I take that back. No offence intended. Just fond the origin of the word Cosmetics interesting.
                When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

                Comment


                • #9
                  You brought up the word for no reason though.

                  Weird.

                  "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eugenetyson View Post
                    You brought up the word for no reason though.

                    Weird.
                    I wasn't very accuratate in my explanation.

                    I was referring to the cosmos being the magnificent timepiece.

                    cosmos is the Greek for order
                    chaos is the Greek for disorder
                    cosmetics has its root in "cosmos", ie organisation.

                    Sorry for the confusion
                    When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CkretAjint View Post
                      ... don't design logos in Photoshop.

                      *stares at thin line stepping*
                      Not using Photshop.

                      Is that a bit better?

                      Was saving jpegs before didnt know I could upload PNGs

                      Whats best file to upload for image clarity?

                      Thanks
                      Attached Files
                      Last edited by Heartburn_02; 12-11-2009, 12:08 PM. Reason: oops, didnt mean to add a link
                      When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I'm not sure what this logo is doing. Is that supposed to be a clock?
                        Broke or just cheap? Read my list of free open source alternatives to Adobe Creative Suite software.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I really don't read the 'j' in the word.
                          ___________
                          Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.

                          blog/portfolio

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SurfPark View Post
                            I'm not sure what this logo is doing. Is that supposed to be a clock?
                            Just a sundial with a shadow.
                            When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale View Post
                              I really don't read the 'j' in the word.
                              Thanks for that. Youve convinced me. I thought it was a bit vague, but its good to get it seconded.

                              I just cobbled up another idea roughly to see how it looked.

                              It looks a bit like how jewellery would be presented on a cushion.

                              Looks a bit like a crown.

                              I know the gear teeth profiles need tidied up, but the attachment is just for quick preview.

                              Any thoughts?
                              Attached Files
                              When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

                              Comment

                              Search

                              Collapse

                              Advertisement

                              Collapse

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              • Dakota Grone
                                Reply to Logo Idea I'm playing with
                                Dakota Grone
                                I agree with Print Driver. Dont try to force the tire as an 'a'. Maybe incorporate the font in a tire that is circling around the font, if that makes sense. If you're familiar with illustrator you should...
                                Today, 02:19 AM
                              • metalbiker
                                Reply to Sup, peeps?
                                metalbiker
                                hey kool!! no problem, man! i'll look at those links right now to learn what i can and can't do. Nice to meet you as well! And I completely understand the rule about the first posts being moderated. Completely...
                                Yesterday, 09:55 PM
                              • KitchWitch
                                Reply to App Menu Design (4 Seasons)
                                KitchWitch
                                Hi Jurgen and welcome to GDF.

                                We ask all new members to read very important links here and here. These explain the rules, how the forum runs and a few inside jokes. No, you haven't done...
                                Yesterday, 06:41 PM
                              • PrintDriver
                                Reply to obe Photoshop colors ?
                                PrintDriver
                                Quite honestly, the delta-e of that shift between the two images displayed together is so tiny (on my calibrated monitor,) I wouldn't worry about it much. Short of wanting to understand it, maybe....
                                Yesterday, 06:08 PM
                              • SericaRose
                                Reply to obe Photoshop colors ?
                                SericaRose
                                Hello;

                                This is really a problem just about everyone has to deal with and there are lots of different ways of doing so - including just accepting the fact that this is going to happen. Each...
                                Yesterday, 05:02 PM

                              Incredible Stock
                              GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright © 2016 Mediabistro Holdings
                              Working...
                              X