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??
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!)
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
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.
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.