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#1 TheHazelOp



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Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:49 PM

As you can see in common with all images the blue X is my official trademark in design.

Which image shown seems to a unique deisgn? Which stands out the most? which shown holds to be the most professional? as in cleanliness? over all which would you prefer for a logo? No judgment neccesary, Comments are welcome. What would you rate the skill level of the designs over all.

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#2 jlinds72


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 03:24 PM

Well, since you asked - if I had to choose one of them - I guess I would choose #2. To be honest - I think that it shows that not much time was spent in developing any one of them. I'm sorry, just being honest because you asked....please remember this is only my opinion, and the following are my comments.

Here's some problems that I see w/#2 though:
- text is hard to distinguish
- drop shadow or glow filter around your X is too much - this should "pop", and it really falls short of that, leaving nothing as the dominant feature.
- objects in front should have more strength, and in the case with the Hazel Design text, it just appears "muddy".

I personally wouldn't rate the skill level too high because I feel that all of them are needing alot of polishing. Many of them that you've displayed are very hard to read. I realize that the image quality is reduced for display purposes, but I think that the motion blur used in #3 & #5 are first too dominant, and secondly the perspective is off, making it look like just an afterthought, and not having any definitive purpose.

To me, most of them just appear to have too many filters/effects applied, which lessens the impact that your logo should have. If your X is going to be your icon, then it has to stand on its own. At the moment, the samples that you've shown just don't make a real statement to me. They all have potential, but certainly need more work.
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#3 JakSmit


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 03:28 PM

can't really read any of them.
very hard to.
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#4 TheHazelOp



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Posted 21 April 2004 - 04:03 PM

thank you. Both of you. I must have good eye sight because all of them seem to be clear to me .... maybe it is just my resolution.
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#5 Daywalker


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 06:52 PM

I agree with jlinds72 and JakSmit... It's not because of res., try to avoid too much blur, shadows and outlines... still, my favorite is #2
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#6 reyna12


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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:25 PM

^ Agreed with text, hard to read but

1 and 5 are the best there but the blur ruins it.

If you could do 1 again as plain text effects it would be great!

#7 originalvision


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Posted 29 April 2004 - 03:05 PM

I like #2 & #5, maybe you need to remove all effects to transform pictures to logos.
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#8 browncat


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Posted 29 April 2004 - 06:07 PM

I like the font on #5. What is it?


#9 divaone


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Posted 30 April 2004 - 01:49 PM


I would remove the blur and heavy shadows from them all. Next try to lighten up the blue x. If its the main feature, make it so. Perhaps go with a minimalist design. Out of the choices I'd say #'s 1 and 3. For #1, remove all background noise and don't fade the top. For #3 lighten it up then re-evaluate.

Above ALL, do the logo then close it for at least a day or so then come back to it with a fresh view. You may decide to do a totally different concept that works better.
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#10 shuv


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Posted 01 May 2004 - 06:02 PM

#2 because it's the most clear to read, i'll hold my comments though.
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#11 bigyou


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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:32 AM

Here are my suggestions ...

Typo, typo, typo... This won't be ever said enough. You have to work this. Definitely.
You should also try to keep it simple. There's too much stuff on each and everyone of your logos. My eyes keep bouncing everywhere being unable to catch something. Simplify it. And as it was said above, you should get rid of the blurs and shadows.

There was my 2¢

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#12 vidiotscreative


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Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:49 PM

These are all very hard on the eyes. The contrast for a logo is very bad, and they don't seem like they would be something which would take well to print at all.

I also agree with Jenn that it looks as though very little time was put into them.
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#13 Lord_Gandalf


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Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:09 PM

My suggestion is to spend more than 32minutes and try planning it out....

#14 mbleigh


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Posted 07 June 2004 - 06:10 PM

A bit catty in the forum seems like. I would like #4 if you removed the glows and whatnot from it...or at least greatly lessened their opacity.

#15 Logistikal


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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:05 PM

#2 would look very nice on a all white background
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#16 Jag


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Posted 10 June 2004 - 03:12 AM

Out of all of those, #2 is the best.

However, as stated before, none of them are really "that" good...
Another 30mins dedicated to log #2 and you could have something awesome though.

You've got an interesting idea, but it needs to be a lot simpler. Take off some of the style effects, and lower the blur/shadow, etc and it would look a lot better :)
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#17 urgaming


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Posted 11 June 2004 - 01:46 PM

what you need to try and remember is its not how quick you can do it. For example a customer would rather you spend a week deisgning something and having it perect than having it done in an hour and looking bad/ unreadebl etc

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#18 wirewool


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Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:02 PM

2 and 5 look ok
although agree with other comments here

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