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    I can see your problem, but the gray just doesn't provide sufficient contrast to the rust-colored circle. Squint your eyes and the two just blend together. A color blind person would see almost no difference....
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    Looks like I was writing my post while you were posting your revision, which I think is much better.

    If it were me, I would remove the faint type at the top that duplicates the smaller type....
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    I agree with what's already been said. Seamas has made some very good suggestions about hierarchy.



    Then why have you layered all kinds of impenetrable stuff over it, like lines,...
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    Thank you for your advice it is appreciated and welcome - thankyou also for questioning my ability. The logo chosen after many considerations was the one the client insisted on, I had explained the issues...
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  • Critique please...

    I have come up with these two designs so far. It is a custom home builder company and they wanted the island they live on in the logo. Please let me know what you think....should the island be there?


  • #2
    This logo does not work on so many levels.

    It looks like a 5 min job in photoshop. First, lose the 3d on the type. second, the black writing over the black out line makes it very hard to read.

    Now, make the logo the size of a stamp and you will see a world of problems.

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    • #3
      I have to agree with Oldat. You'll never be able to to embroider that logo on company polo shirts and jackets, and decals for their hard hats, stencils for their tool boxes, etc.
      This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
      "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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      • #4
        I agree, completely.
        Professional Pixel Pusher — Designing the world around you. | Working daily to reach 10,000 hours of practice.

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        • #5
          Ok, I will try that.

          Do you think the island should stay or not?

          Thanks for the replies.

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          • #6
            Make sure you're doing it in Illustrator.
            "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
            -Steve Jobs

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            • #7
              Get rid of the island I would say. But once you do that, and lose the 3D, there's nothing left really. Ah well, at least you will be half way to completion if you start again.
              When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

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              • #8
                For the island to work it needs to be more impressionistic, with the type placed somewhere around it. That would solve the legibility problem.

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                • #9
                  Thank you all for your replies. I think I am going to pass on this. I do appreciate all your help but I don't think I am ready to do a logo.

                  Thanks again...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MrsHoneyBunny View Post
                    Thank you all for your replies. I think I am going to pass on this. I do appreciate all your help but I don't think I am ready to do a logo.

                    Thanks again...
                    Just before you jump ship, take a look at this,

                    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009...e-logo-design/

                    I think personally this is one of the best bits of advice I got on here, from the Roth Man Royale.
                    When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die

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