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Old 12th of March 2009 (Thu)   #1
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Default Critique my prototype logo!

I'll tell you my idea behind my logo and I'd love to hear honest feedback on it. If you are a professional graphic/logo designer or just a talented illustrator whiz, I'm fully willing to pay to have a finished product made for me.

I've decided that with my ever changing market, changing myself from a "studio" to just my name is the proper thing to do. My work is Fashon, Commerical, Editoral, and Stock. I'm thinking something like:

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I'm pretty much a "smack-dab in the middle" kinda guy, meaning that a grunge font doesn't suit me just as an ornate cursive font doesn't either. Call me a New-Age Times New Roman kinda guy...

I want a simple logo, nothing tacky... but at the same time something that has some meaning to it, although maybe not instantly apparent. So a little brainstorm and I came up with the idea (non-orignal, I know) of putting my initals together.. atleast in a different way, one which I've never seen before. I did a quick and rough photoshop mockup of my idea, please let me know what you think!

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Some details,

The ratio is 2 X 2 1/2 , I think that works better then square and is more "bold" then a 2 X 3 ratio. The main "bars" are 20 pixels while the two smaller ones are half that (10 pixels). The black bars were done with a web 2.0 kinda look, while the orange doesn't have any style (I couldn't figure out how to change the presets!). The orange can be FF6000 or FF6600. It's orange because... ok it's my favorite color!

I'm totally welcome different designs, like I said before I'm willing to pay for something I like. I would need a few different versions, one with the black part changed out for silver, white, empty space, etc. (so I can use it on a black background, etc). and maybe one that is frosted for watermark use. Not that I need to state this but, vector is a must.
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Default Re: Critique my prototype logo!

It looks more like a Z to me personally than and N and an S.
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Default Re: Critique my prototype logo!

Backwards Z here as well. I don't dislike it, but it's certainly not an N or an S to my eyes...
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It looks more like a Z to me personally than and N and an S.
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Default Re: Critique my prototype logo!

My wife says the same thing...*sigh*

Maybe I will change it so the "S" isn't as pronounced...
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Default Re: Critique my prototype logo!

Nick I saw the 'Z' first too, but the N S came very quickly after for me. I think you're onto something but need a graphic designer to pull it together for it to work every time.

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Just curious, but where is the S?
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Nick....consider a simple 'Celtic' type interlacing of your initials.
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I'm sorry but I really don't like it. It doesn't look like it has anything to do with your name or photography at all...

Sorry...maybe if it had some shadowing or something to help distinguish the 'S' alot more
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Nick....consider a simple 'Celtic' type interlacing of your initials.

Tried that at first, and if my last name started with an B, D, E, F, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, T or X I would be in luck! I could have mixed them nicely by blending them together left/right.

But with "stacking" or "interlacing" like you said I hard a very hard time finding fonts that it looked ok with... Here's an example of what I mean:

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I'm sorry but I really don't like it. It doesn't look like it has anything to do with your name or photography at all...

Sorry...maybe if it had some shadowing or something to help distinguish the 'S' alot more

Happy to hear honesty!

I'm not trying to say much in the way of my photography, but a resemblance to my name - sure. Not that I want it to look like this but if I flip and rotate it, you can see a bold N with a slight S...
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Why not make a signature logo?
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Why not make a signature logo?
Cause my real signature sucks!!!
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Cause my real signature sucks!!!


change your name?
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