Yes, I agree. I go to a dentist to receive professional dental treatment from a trained doctor. When the dentist's office looks more like a McDonald's playland than a high-tech medical office, I don't...
Im making a logo for a local dentist and have made this as a suggestion. The idea is two hands holding/making a tooth.
"Marisol" is the name of the company and "tannklinikken" means dentist.
The fonts is "champagne and limousines" and the logo is suppose to have a blueish colour as a finish
Making logos and typography is not my strong suit so I need some input from you guys
I don't think it's too complex, but work on the art for one hand then mirror it for the other. You want to thicken up the lines between the fingers and maybe be a little more creative on how they end (ie not square.)
It kinda sorta made me think it takes two hands to yank out a tooth.
I'd also make the base of the hands wider, otherwise it looks like they're growing out of a teeny tiny wrist or you're using some sort of bizarre forced perspective. I understand that the scale of the thumb is smaller since it's being forced to create the negative space of the tooth, but the rest of the hand looks so much larger.
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I think the design of the mark portion of the logo is very good. The open areas (the white lines) in the hands are the only things I would recommend changing slightly. They should be a little wider for the sake of reduction. To some extent, I wonder why you chose to use hands as an important part of the design. However, they can be rationalized as "personal care" or "professional care".
The type needs some more thought. I would suggest that you take another crack at that.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I see now that the lines dont align. They are suppose to so must have been a misplaced layer in illustrator that i didnt notice.
The white lines should not be a layer that gets misplaced.
The strokes should be converted to paths and the path shapes subtracted from the hand form. When you put it on a background other than white, you shouldn't see any white.
I agree that the tooth seems a little big. Also, the hands kinda have the shape of squeezing uhm melons or something else unsavory.
I'd say try to make the tooth smaller, if you go with that. Although, no offense, but if my dentist had a logo that brought to mind pulling teeth with her bare hands, I might not go to her anymore...
I'm also not a big fan of the font you chose. Or, at least not a fan of how you have Title case for tannklinikken but all caps for marisol. I'd say use the same for both or make them more obviously different - maybe bold one or the other or choose a different font for one.
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I wonder if you could put more space between the thumbs to try to create more an image of the root of a tooth (if the root come out the center like that). Maybe that will look like the tooth isn't being removed.