Critique my 2 logos

#1 doesn't work at all in black & white, that's for sure. Pretty, but not effective for business/corporate applications. :)

Stationery Direct

Staff member
I agree with Mark, #1 looks nice but isn't practical, #2 is much better but looks like it would be better suited to a music orientated business than graphic design, the 4 vertical bars remind me of the bars in a graphic equaliser.
Hi Alan

I agree with Boss and Mark regarding the first one, the second works better but I think there are too many elements, I'd simplify it