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logo design critique please

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by Laurajanedesigns, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Hi there

    Im trying to get my feet of the ground with my freelance work, and im trying to decide on my logo before planning my website. Would it be possible to get your thoughts on these 2 so far.

    Thank you

    Laurajanedesigns
     

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  2. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    I think the concept is good but the LJ motif is waaaayyyyy too big IMO. Imagine fitting that sensibly on a business card or on a website banner...
     
  3. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Should probably add that being predominantly a coder I tend to think practically about everything. This may stunt my creative flair to be honest but that is who I am. Perhaps let some of the more creatively 'free-spirited' types take a look as well :icon_wink:
     
  4. Thanks for the reply

    it does look rather huge when viewed like this, but i have put it on a business card and it looks quite good
     
  5. it looks really blurry as a jpeg! how annoying
     
  6. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it does a bit doesn't it. I'm sure that will be taken into account though.
     
  7. This quality may not be any better
     

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  8. nope. whats the best file format?
     
  9. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    The thing that strikes me is that the logo creates a bit of an awkward footprint (I can't think of any I've see which are as tall and narrow) and that the size difference between the LJ device and the 'designs' bit is huge (the 'design' bit is rightly smaller but I feel that the balance here is weighted too far the other way).

    First thing I'd look into is a shorter, fatter shape for LJ, I think.
     
  10. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    I think DaveL has put what I was trying to say in a much better way :icon_biggrin:
     
  11. ok thanks, i just wanted the 'designs' to become a part of the top of the 'J' if that makes sense? Ill try making the LJ less bold, and then as you mention, a shorter fatter shape for LJ
     
  12. what does IMO mean?
     
  13. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    "In my opinion"

    Crazy teen-speak :)
     
  14. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    *gulp* might be time to stop talking like a teenager then...
     
  15. Ok guys i have done a few more and this is my favourite...
     

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  16. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I preferred the original LJ combination, I think. Was thinking something a bit more like this (very quick job, with the right-hand idea offering a more complete use of the space):

    LJD.jpg
     
  17. Thanks for taking the time to do these! I really like the one on the right. What typeface did you use for the 'LJ' ?
     
  18. DarrenH

    DarrenH Member

    it looks like a y with the red square
     
  19. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Play with it a bit more...
     
  20. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    I think there is some awkwardness about both of your versions Laura. As others have mentioned about the first one, I think you would find this difficult to work with in certain scenarios such as a website as it will create awkward white space around it and take up a fair bit of length on a page.

    The newer, more landscape orientated one has a better use of space but I think at the moment is looking a bit weak. I think a really good idea may be to get some tracing paper, trace over what you have, and then change it, a little every time you trace it - kind of morphing it into something else as you go, playing with different line widths, perhaps even change the case of 'designs' so you don't have the g hanging down and are able to play with that word as more of a shape than text.
     

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