Discussion in 'The Logo Creator Gallery' started by Hexastar, Feb 6, 2004.
I just sent this company three logos to choose from and this is what they chose.
uh.. they did? the graphic, while I see it is supposed to be a dental chair and dentist... is almost ***** looking. Not that I have a dirty mind or anything! but that was my first reaction!
Must confess that when I first looked at it, I also thought it would have suited an adult site rather than a dental equipment supply house, but if that's what the customer wants....
The customer is happy andd that's all that matters now :)
well.... like JR the first thing I saw was something "porn like"
then I see the dental image.. but if the client likes it that is what your getting paied for.
I thought the same thing as the others here. I am surprised they picked one like that ...
I would be willing to bet an extra large cup of Tim Horon's coffee that they will get complainants with this logo and will be back asking for a redo.
I can guarantee you Eddy that they will not want a redo. They chose this logo out of several. If they felt it looked pornographic, then they wouldn't have chose it.
They may love the logo but ultimately it is their customer that has final say.
I can tell you if I were to receive a bill, letter, invoice, or anything from them with that logo I would at the very least make a comment to them about it on what I thought it looked like.
Nicole, you have done some terific work here, and we all have made comments on how great they have been. Don't take offense when we see one we are not as positive as we normally are.
If your client likes like ... that's great, they are paying the bill.
All the best,
PS ... that bet for the cup of coffee is still on! ;)
I'm not taking offense :) I appreciate feedback that's why I post here, positive or negative. All I'm saying is they chose that one over other designs, so something must have caught their eye.
I too instantly saw what the other guys here talk about; OK we men tend to see that kind of thing quickly...
My personal opinion:
a) either the customer didn't see it, but will eventually
b) or the person you talked to is a woman
c) or they liked that special effect (which I rather doubt but you never know)
I dunno, but they shoudl be warned about it at least, so they can change their mind before it's too late; coz like everybody here is saying is that countless customers of theirs will notice that and some might be more or less strongly offended.
Tell them the truth, that quite a few "friends" (you pick the appropriate term here) noticed the equivocal aspect of the image; I think it's also part of your job to counsel them, not just do the design and let them choose.
Again, just my opinion.
I actually did mention it to the customer because what everyone was saying and he said it's people with dirty minds who think that way and dental and porn are two different things.
This was his choice of designs over several and he is very happy with it!
I agree with everyone else. I saw the 'adult' implication before the dental one! Silly me!
I guarantee you that you both will be in hot water once the original owner of the logo finds out.
Stealing is wrong. But then, I see what kind of people are in here.
as an award winning graphic designer and 15+ years experience in the industry. the most obvious and initial thoughts from the common person in most cases are true. the implications of *** and eroticism definitely apply here. not only is it blatantly obvious and damn smack in the middle where your eye is automatically drawn too. very badly designed graphic element.
another take out without the text and you get the same implications of *** and eroticism. double thumbs down.
maybe using the reclining silhoutte inside a square-like tooth and to the left, not in the middle.
I agree with bobbyH & SciFi, they really need to re-think that logo. First of all, how many colors do you have going there? A logo should be simple, and for printing purposes you really shouldn't use as many colors as you've got. Unless they're printing their letterhead at Kinko's or something. What, are they having it color copied??? :NoNo:
But this is the most important part of all: It friggin' looks like they're gettin' it ON!!! I mean, who would look at that "logo" and see ANYTHING ELSE?! Sure, they chose that logo. But it's up to YOU to try to guide them in the right direction. You're the "professional" aren't you??
the client won't be happy when prospects and current patrons will obviously mention this to them. after spending monies on collateral marketing material with this logo, his happiness will decline very fast to somewhat disappointment and anger. I would place a bet on that.
one of the key processes in qualifying a sucessful logo and branding/identity strategy is preview testing to a "blind eye" - persons that are not in the field, not related, not current customers, who would be completely straightforward and to the analyzation of the emotional spontaneous impact of the logo.
its pretty obvious. if u can't see that than you should not be designing logo's. better now to cut the losses than deal with a major disaster later.
Man people, I can take critisism very well, but some of you people are just plain ol' RUDE!
I see some of your work and I don't think it's the greatest, but I would never be as rude as some of you are. I think that says something.
Bobby Hman I looked at that website and for your information, it is a totally different logo, so look again. I guess you don't have anything else to do, but to go searching on the net for duplicatable logos. It wasn't stolen, so I think you need to mind your own business and before you came on this forum it was quiet. I think we are a nice bunch of people on here and for you to say what you said, is very rude and unprofessional.
Magritte, you are just RUDE. I think you need to work on professionalism if you have been in the industry for as long as you say you have, because you are an ignorant individual. We are on this forum to help eachother out, not to make people feel bad.
Sorry everyone else for this non-sense, it's people like them who should not be allowed on here. I am not an angry person, but you two just rubbed me the wrong way. I guess you both think your perfect or something...lol.
You took the part with the people, as a matter of fact, that is THE focal point that EVEYBODY has noticed first, which was posted many times in this thread, it's the same logo. Just because you flipped it and added some color, doesn't meant it's not copyright infringement. The courts would agree, and that's many years of copyright law talking.
I'm just trying to keep you and your "client" out of a heap of trouble.
Here it is. Flipping something and changing it's color doesn't make it ok for you to use. What would your client say when he/she sees this?
It's no more different than me taking the Nike swoosh, flipping it, changing it's color and dropping in another name. NIKE would slap me with a cease and desist so fast it would make my head spin.
I don't think these people are being rude. They sound like they know what they are talking about and are trying to save you some trouble.
What I don't think is fair is that people who post their stuff here are asking for critique. Don't put yourself out there if you don't really want to hear it. I also think it's unfair to remove posts because you don't happen to agree with the opinion.
It's obvious that you are enjoying this type of work. At least consider taking basic layout/design class. I can bet if you did, you'd discover that one piece of software is not the answer.
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