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    Spent way too much time developing a personal logo, but have now filtered it down to two ( I think ). Would love some help deciding between the two - along with any critiques.

    Thank you in advance!
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  • #2
    We need a bit more information to be able to crit it. Personal logo for what? Good luck.
    May the bridges I burn light the way.
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    • #3
      Yeah, a bit more info would be great. Is this for your own personal design business? What do you specialise in? Is there a specific kind of client you're wanting to attract?

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      • #4
        Oops, sorry for not including that information ><

        I'm a recent graduate with the desire to go into web design and development. This logo would be placed on self-promotional stationary (business cards and letterheads for resumes, coverletters, etc.) which will in turn be used to achieve the ultimate goal of landing that first job.

        Hope that helps, and if it doesn't I would love to answer any questions!
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          You're not ready to go into business for yourself. Get some experience working for others and then think about doing it on your own.

          That said, the one on the right looks better to me...
          http://brokenspokedesign.com

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          • #6
            The first one has potential and could use some polishing. I would slant it even more to the right for some energy. The 2nd one is totally abstract and going nowhere IMO.

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            • #7
              I'm getting a wrenchy vibe from these.... makes me think auto or mechanic

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vectorzomby View Post
                I'm getting a wrenchy vibe from these.... makes me think auto or mechanic
                Me too.

                Auto parts store.

                I don't understand the notch at the top of the 'a' in the second one.
                Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cosmo View Post
                  You're not ready to go into business for yourself. Get some experience working for others and then think about doing it on your own.

                  That said, the one on the right looks better to me...
                  Yes, I agree - and that is what I'm doing This isn't stationary for a business, just self promotional (would be used for resumes and cover-letters). So in essence the logo is mainly to impress hiring managers.

                  Anyways, thank you for the feedback everybody - I really do appreciate it! Now back to the drawing board...

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                  • #10
                    If you are just starting out or if you have a number of years experience it is not a good idea to start designing type. That is what you are doing here and it does not work. Design with established type designs. Combine letters, make derivatives of them, use letters to form a design but don't start designing your own font.

                    There hundreds of great, simple designs you can come up with using a lower case a and b. While you are "back at the drawing board" begin by sketching. In Futura and Avant Garde you have a "loop" lower case "a" that mirrors the shape of the lower case "b". Start there and see where it takes you. At this point you should be working in BLACK and WHITE only. Be sure you come up with a number of good designs and when you do get back to your computer, work in Illustrator.

                    What ever you come up with, make it look like you have respect for the beauty of well designed type.
                    Last edited by sully1251; 04-30-2012, 02:36 PM.
                    http://www.paulsullivanstudio.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sully1251 View Post
                      If you are just starting out or if you have a number of years experience it is not a good idea to start designing type. That is what you are doing here and it does not work. Design with established type designs. Combine letters, make derivatives of them, use letters to form a design but don't start designing your own font.

                      There hundreds of great, simple designs you can come up with using a lower case a and b. While you are "back at the drawing board" begin by sketching. In Futura and Avant Garde you have a "loop" lower case "a" that mirrors the shape of the lower case "b". Start there and see where it takes you. At this point you should be working in BLACK and WHITE only. Be sure you come up with a number of good designs and when you do get back to your computer, work in Illustrator.

                      What ever you come up with, make it look like you have respect for the beauty of well designed type.
                      Thank you everyone - specifically you sully; that was a helpful critique

                      Here is what I came up with after going through that advice. I actually really liked the result, what do you guys think?
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                      • #12
                        I'm seeing things that would make a Victorian lady blush.

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                        • #13
                          This can't be for real.
                          http://www.paulsullivanstudio.com

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                          • #14
                            ya, and I was just going to suggest that logos on self-promotional material to get hired isn't necessarily going to impress the hiring manager. Especially not one that thinks he won't have your undivided attention while working for him.

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                            • #15
                              Now that's an unforgettable logo.

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