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Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Kev Clarke, May 11, 2010.

  1. Kev Clarke

    Kev Clarke Member

    Hi guys,

    Can anyone out there cast their views and opinions on the word " ideosoup ". Anything you have to say on the matter good or bad, what it means?, constructive critiscm anything at all i am just testing the water...
  2. socreative

    socreative Member

    i don't like it
  3. LovesPrint

    LovesPrint Member

    It sounds like the words "Idiot soup". Also sounds a little bit swampy. Hope this is useful?
  4. Kev Clarke

    Kev Clarke Member

    Any reason in particular you don't like it?
  5. DanielMartin

    DanielMartin Member

    Lets do this properly and break the word " Ideosoup " soup up

    " Ideo " derived from " Idea , but sounds more like "Idole / Idealizing / Idealize ( When you think of thsoe words, big historical figures come to mind and most prelevant is Hiter , how he idealized his race ( thus linking back to the word )

    The soup part of the word is good, its just removing that negative context
  6. CYoung

    CYoung Member

    The word isn't great in my opinion, ideo could sound like idiot I supposed but I just don't think the word is that memorable either. It's just..ok and you should really strive for something with a little more pow! :icon_smile: Best of luck to you

    @Daniel Martin

    I'm not sure you'd come to the conclusion of it meaning Hitler-Soup to be honest. I think if such a thing were to exist the cyanide levels would put me off. But seriously, I think you're maybe looking a bit too deeply.
  7. djb

    djb Member

    I think it sounds like Idiot Soup too. Like something they'd feed to speshul folk.
  8. Kev Clarke

    Kev Clarke Member

    What about if you are to break it down ideo and soup. Ideo as mentioned above is a prefix, meaning idea. Soup is a liquid dish made up from various ingredients. Maybe a melting pot of creativity and ideas, with the ingedients made from the different disciplines of design. ( Typography, branding, illustration etc...)

    As i am a designer looking to gain experience i feel as though i need to broadcast my active imagination, my creativity and ideas, as well as my portfolio of work.

    I also see ' ideosoup' as the vehicle for getting myself and my ideas noticed, a selection of ideas that when are put together make the soup??

    Again i ask for any comments and appreciate your help and constructive critiscm...
  9. JohnRoss

    JohnRoss Member

    It's a horrible combination. Not just because you are mixing Greek and German / Latin roots, you can almost get away with that in these slack times, but because the morphemes are in different registers: "ideo-" is a precise, scientific kind of concept, "soup" is vague and colloquial. It's like taking a Jackson Pollock as your background and pasting a Velazquez figure on top of it and saying it works, but it doesn't.
  10. djb

    djb Member

    Hmm, well my constructive criticism would be to choose (or indeed make up) a different word. This one sounds like retard food.

    If you are choosing this word as a company name and the company is just going to be you then call me old fashioned but why not just use your own name rather than some slightly pretentious made up word?
  11. Kev Clarke

    Kev Clarke Member

    The only problem with the use of my own name as the web address is... its taken. Not only is it taken but all variations that appeal to me are in use, the only soloution that i have considered is my full name with a hypen splitting first and second names, and without a middle name what would you do?

    I agree with you that the name ideosoup is a bit full of it, especially as this is intended to be my online portfolio.

    Would you use the hypen or try and tag a creative word on to the end of my name. Design by, designs, created by etc...:icon_confused:
  12. djb

    djb Member

    I wouldn't use a hyphen as I think 'Design by...' has a much nicer ring to it, it would also be a lot easier for someone to remember than Ideosoup and less likely to get wrong than a hyphenated name.

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