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    I am a graphic design student looking to put myself out there as a young professional. I want to communicate maturity and skill in graphic design. I have a strong interest in typography and also wanted to show that through my logo.

    What do you all think?
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  • #2
    for me the shifting baseline and x height is a little jolting, its almost like the words are crashing together. sort of chaotic. Kind of clashes with the elegant typeface you've chosen.

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    • #3
      Yep - its really hard to read.

      You could do a nice wordmark with this typeface though. You could do one where the descender of the y in Mandy is positioned next to the ascender of the b in Ebert, for instance.

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      • #4
        I'll echo what others have said. I like the idea, but not the execution. Too hard to read.

        And, honestly, I wouldn't expect someone with a love of typography to be distorting the letters in a typeface...
        http://brokenspokedesign.com

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        • #5
          It feels to chaotic to be designed by a designer. The font used with it's semi-fancy serifs does not really suit the chaotic design either. Try improving the logo working with grids and alignment. Good luck!
          May the bridges I burn light the way.
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          • #6
            I get young from it, but perhaps too young for it to be professional. Feels more like a logo for a clothing or cosmetic line aimed for tweens.
            ___________
            Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.

            blog/portfolio

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            • #7
              My eyes are burning. Too jarring.
              "I love deadlines. I love the 'whooshing' sound they make when they go by." - Doug Adams
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              • #8
                Is the M backwards?
                Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

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                • #9
                  ^That's what I was thinking too. Very awkward.
                  ___________
                  Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.

                  blog/portfolio

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                  • #10
                    It reads craft/hobby/etsy/scrap booking to me.
                    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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                    • #11
                      I don't really like the random geometric shape around the text. It doesn't add anything to the logo and it creates some awkward negative space at the top.
                      "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
                      -Steve Jobs

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                      • #12
                        Thank you for all of your helpful feedback. It is much appreciated. In light of your comments, I have decided to go back to the drawing board.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by garricks View Post
                          It reads craft/hobby/etsy/scrap booking to me.
                          Is 'etsy' becoming an adjective, like 'Google' has become a verb?

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                          • #14
                            Frankly, it was easier and read better than "crafty/hobbyish/etsyish/scrap-booky."
                            Last edited by garricks; 04-04-2012, 07:55 PM.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by garricks View Post
                              scrap booky
                              (noun; criminal argot) -- an odds-maker, or betting agent, who accepts wagers for amateur fights

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