Yeah I'd agree with all the above. It may work on a business card but is virtually obsolete above and I'm sure you couldn't use it this way as it is almost illegible. When you or a client need to photocopy this you'll have no chance making it out.
Hmmmm I see what you are saying. Dave you said large portions of it are practically invisible, your referring to the text right? What would you suggest would be a better colour for the background? Also any comments on the name of the company (CGD - Cube Graphics Design)? Do you think the cube symbol is eye catching or does it need more work?
Hmm good point. So in your opinion I should change 'graphics design' to 'graphic design' even though companies don't use it...is this to be different? I actually had it that way you said before, but thought it seemed wrong. When you say rethink the name are you referring to the whole thing or the word 'Cube?' I chose that word because I wanted to use the slogan...''Thinking outside the box.''
It always strikes me that graphics design is something someone outside the profession would use - I'd go for Graphic. It does differentiate from web designer I think?
I think that perhaps illustrating Cube with a cube is a little obvious, having said which, the obvious should always be investigated.
Try thinking a little more laterally, perhaps a box and a superior figure 3 or the word design nicely executed the 'cubed' 3, or a Picasso style cube - a deconstructed cardboard box as a flat image, just directions off the top of my head, just typing with the flow.
You should try and think of every way that logo will be used, portrait, landscape, reversed out, newsprint, mono, on a fax header (yes people still use faxes), tone, line etc. etc. that way you'll not paint yourself into a corner further down the line.
Well the obvious change for colour legibility has been made but I think that logo would have to be quite big on a business card for the strap underneath to be readable. You've got to take into account it will be on a business card, letterhead, comp slip etc, and the font underneath is not the most legible to start with.