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Emma Nicholson Graphic Design

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by E_Nicholson, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. E_Nicholson

    E_Nicholson New Member

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    Hey guys I created this logo for myself at college for a typography exsersize, I based it on the colours I commonly used for my headers in my work so it would fit in with my existing style. What do you all think??
     
  2. Hi Emma,

    First of all I really like the strong colors chosen, they work well and I also like the typeface you've created for the large initials. The only thing I might try to adjust is the smaller text around the outside, as it has the feeling of something added as an after thought, when ideally all the elements should merge together seamlessly as integral parts of the design. Perhaps the wording outside can be made to interact with the rest of the logo in a larger way? A very nice job though, that's the only constructive criticism that comes to my mind! (Maybe you could create a gap between all the letter boxes and have the small text criss-cross through the center? I dissected it a little from a screen shot just to show you my idea - I hope you don't mind!) ENgraphic design2.jpg

    The only reason I'm suggesting integrating the small type into the framework of the logo at all is because to my eye it throws the otherwise pleasing symmetry of the logo off a little - this is just my opinion of course :)
     
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  3. E_Nicholson

    E_Nicholson New Member

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    Thanks for the reply it was very helpful! I loved your idea and did something quite similar on number 2, i like them all though to be honest and yes I see where you are coming from where the texts makes it look unbalanced. And no I don't mind at all I love it when people show me their perspective on things.

    Would you like to see some of my other work? Flickr: E_Nicholson's Photostream

    Thanks again this really helped :D
     
  4. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Hi Emma,

    Have you thought about just playing with the negative space the shapes create. Would it still be legible then? Would it form a nice logo-mark that you can back up with some text?

    I don't know why but for some reason what you have now is reminding me of the board game, Ludo.

    Tony
     
  5. E_Nicholson

    E_Nicholson New Member

  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Hey Emma,

    I meant doing away with the black lettering altogether and just trying to use the coloured negative spaces?
     
  7. I think the top left and bottom left versions get my vote :)

    Now the whole logo looks nicely balanced and the smaller text flows rather than distracts.. good job I'd say!
     
  8. MJ96

    MJ96 Member

    Hi Emma

    Personally I don't think think the font used for your name sits nicely beside your initials, its a little small in comparison so doesn't scale down well. As Tony has said, maybe you could have a play with the initials, and make a kind of abstract logo-mark that could sit above your name, then you can incorporate the colours into that, only when happy with the icon.

    Hope this helps!
     
  9. LovesPrint

    LovesPrint Member

    The smaller text will be illegible on things like business cards.
     

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