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  • Albireo Design logo

    So I was hoping to get some good feedback on my logo. Please -- pull no punches. Tell it all to me straight.

    To give a pinch of background, I'm trying to use this as my trade name -- I specialise in science communication, scientific illustrations, infographics and suchlike. The name "Albireo" comes from the name of a double star. Amateur astronomers usually recognise the name (if you don't, then just tap it into Google images and you'll see where my inspiration came from.

    The lettering may also be gratuitously similar to the old logo of a certain well known space agency -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/maestroben/399162317/
    Is playing on subconscious connections cheating...? :P

    Comments? Critique? I always spend too long on things like kerning, but I think I got it as good as I can here. Do those ligatures work? And the counterspace in the o? I wanted to do something with it (let's face it, a well placed counterspace like that is just begging for it!) but does the star work there?

    Thanks guys.
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    Last edited by Invader Xan; 05-17-2012, 08:02 PM. Reason: Me fix grammar. Uggg.
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
    --Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Feels a bit sci-fi to me but that could work to your advantage.

    Also - kerning is tght =)

    Overall well executed. I only question the overtone and if it's an asset or liability.

    Good luck!
    Seriously, read this.

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    • #3
      Not too shabby... I knew I recognized that "A" from somewhere though.

      Simple, memorable, does the job.

      Only thing I have to comment on is the fact that some letters are touching while others aren't... I know that's probably the font but I'm iffy on that.

      Nice play on the "double star", too. I don't mind the counter space in the O, I'm happy you didn't do it in the D as well though as that would be a tad overdone lol.

      *The Artist Stamp of Approval*
      Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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      • #4
        As for the mark, I really like the concept. Just a couple of things - where the larger star intersects the A, the curves in the A aren't parallel with the curves in the star. The other thing that is bothering me is the small white negative space where the right arm of the smaller star intersects the right leg of the A. I would take that out.

        The A mark is great by itself, but it gets lost when added to the rest of the type. I would just use the A as the logo, then have the name underneath in simple type.
        "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
        -Steve Jobs

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        • #5
          Reminds me of the Pittsburgh Steelers logo a bit. It's minor but the smaller star seems like it should be centered inside the A. On the full wordmark it kind of overdoses with stars.

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          • #6
            ^ Good point. I would also shift the middle star in the logo to the left a bit to center it in the A.

            Ninja'd... I was commenting on Sketchers post.
            Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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            • #7
              This is exactly the kind of critique I was hoping for. You guys are brilliant!


              Originally posted by maynardsayswhat View Post
              Feels a bit sci-fi to me but that could work to your advantage.
              I might have been going for something slightly like that...


              Originally posted by The Artist View Post
              Only thing I have to comment on is the fact that some letters are touching while others aren't... I know that's probably the font but I'm iffy on that.
              Actually, that was on purpose. I manipulated the hell out of the lettering by hand. My trouble is that it's basically impossible to make a ligature from uppercase IR without losing the I completely -- and most of the other letters aren't really join-able either. Do you think it might be better to keep the letters completely separate...?


              Originally posted by Sketcher View Post
              As for the mark, I really like the concept. Just a couple of things - where the larger star intersects the A, the curves in the A aren't parallel with the curves in the star. The other thing that is bothering me is the small white negative space where the right arm of the smaller star intersects the right leg of the A. I would take that out.
              You mean at the lower right of the big star? Hmmm... Good point... And yeah, I didn't really think much of that little white space before, but now you mention it, it is a little irritating, isn't it...?

              Originally posted by Sketcher View Post
              The A mark is great by itself, but it gets lost when added to the rest of the type. I would just use the A as the logo, then have the name underneath in simple type.
              Perhaps a nice clean gothic font might work?


              Originally posted by VDM View Post
              It's minor but the smaller star seems like it should be centered inside the A. On the full wordmark it kind of overdoses with stars.
              Yeah, I was worried about that. I tried to keep it fairly tidy by having them in the A o and i (more or less evenly spaced). Still too much, you think?
              "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
              --Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Artist View Post
                ^ Good point. I would also shift the middle star in the logo to the left a bit to center it in the A.

                Ninja'd... I was commenting on Sketchers post.
                Haha! So guess what? I checked the original vector file, and that middle star is centred in the A. Optical illusion because of the negative spaces and the asymmetry, I guess...
                "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
                --Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  Huh... interesting lol.

                  No I don't think it's that big of a deal, I think it's half a personal opinion.
                  Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Invader Xan View Post
                    You mean at the lower right of the big star? Hmmm... Good point... And yeah, I didn't really think much of that little white space before, but now you mention it, it is a little irritating, isn't it...?
                    Here's the two issues I'm talking about.

                    The curves that I outlined in red aren't parallel and looks weird. And the small white negative space I circled looks odd and doesn't really need to be there.
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                    "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
                    -Steve Jobs

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                    • #11
                      The star-within-the-A reminds me specifically of another logo, but I can't think of it at this time. It'll come to me in three weeks when I'm not thinking about it.
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                      • #12
                        Thought Steelers logo too. Immediately.

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                        • #13
                          It's like Steelers meets NASA (their last logo anyway).
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                          • #14
                            To add to Sketcher's point -

                            The larger star doesn't completely cover the 'A' on the right side of the left leg. So the 'A' should be visible, but isn't. I understand there's some sort of 'glow', hence the cutouts on the A, but then smaller star's tip should be affected in the same way by the 'glow', but isn't.

                            Does that make sense?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale View Post
                              It's like Steelers meets NASA (their last logo anyway).
                              Not to be confused with SNASA or Secret NASA... you seem to have created some odd ligatures like eo.
                              Design is not decoration.

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