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  1. nonlogo

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    Can I get some votes from you logo gurus please....???

    I'd like to know what ya'all think is the better one of these....then possibly a suggestion of what to do to make it more sharp maybe..??

    and thanks in advance..........


    the MR nonlogo
     

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  2. CaseyVA

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    Thoughts - IMO

    I like the first two, the third might be kinda hard in print format because of the outline text.

    I would suggest getting rid of the fuzzy shadow, it makes it well...fuzzy!

    If you want a cleaner shadow I saw another post that made an excellent suggestion of using the duplicate function to make a copy of your text, color the duplicate black or a darker color than your original and then offset it slightly from the original image and send it back behind that image. Still gives you a shadow/3D effect but looks much more crisp.

    I would try it without the shadow and see how you like it. maybe outline the text like you did your star?
     
  3. KD-did

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    Good work nonlogo . I really like the first one but would lose the blueish shadow. Try duplicating the text using that color and dragging it off to the side and sending it back one layer for a cleaner almost 3Dish look.
     
  4. nonlogo

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    hey super!! and thanks..KD-did, i'm going to follow your suggestion,,, thank you :-)

    be back in a bit :-)
     
  5. Chris_Houg

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    I like the first one also, but, the tag line is a bit hard to read. The letters are too close together, I believe.
     
  6. OldenGray

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    The first one is far and away the better logo design. I especially like the star and the bubbles; but the blurry shadow behind the name sort of diminishes the effect. It looks like a stain and, in a cleaning biz logo, that's what you don't want to convey. I also agree that the slogan should be opened up (letterspace-wise) and probably made a tad larger.
    The others just don't have the same punch as the first one.
    Excellent progress, however.
    Olden
     
  7. Randy...

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    Just curious -- do you specialize in creating logos for cleaning services?
     
  8. nonlogo

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    Hey Randy, currently I'm specializing in trying to grasp the concept in designing images, LOL

    the company I work for specializes in the cleaning world.........

    nonlogo
     
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    (KD-did, I wasn't able to figure out how to get the 3D affect..or if I was doing it right, i didn't do something right, cuz it didn't look 3D'd..??)

    so, i copied the names and colored them black behind the blue...does this help out?? and I spaced the letters out as well...????

    ooops...wrong one...hold tight..sorry
     

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  10. OldenGray

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    Designing a good logo is an excercise in interpreting the client's thoughts and then transferring those thoughts to a concrete graphic image. I always try to find out something about the business, the tools, the objectives, the services provided and, maybe, go out in the field to see how every aspect of that business works. Knowledge gathering, if you will.

    Armed with that infomation, I experiment with pencil sketches to work up some direction and combine some of the elements and thinking from my field work to produce a few designs. Sometimes, it's as simple as taking the company initials and working up a design; other times, it's a lot of effort to develop something that "hits" the client.

    But, IMHO, I think that evolving a simple approach to a graphic problem is often the best route. For a logo to work in the business world, it has to be (1)SIMPLE, (2)MEMORABLE, and (3) PROFESSIONAL LOOKING. Try to stay away from the jumbled, too-many-colors, too-many-words approach. Remember the KISS principle?

    We're all exposed to graphic images everyday, but do we see them? Probably not. I always remember logos that are good looking and say something about the calibre of the business.

    It's a slow learning and development process and it takes many years of both success and failure to get to the point where all the assimilation of knowledge begins to merge with the design process.

    Sorry about the length of this missive, but hopefully it will be of some help.
    Best to everyone.... Olden
     
  11. nonlogo

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    ok, i spaced the letters out, and placed a duplicate black behind.. did this help ??

    and thank you very much 'everybody' I do appreciate everything........
     

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    and this is the one she really liked,, and i recently learned, or was reminded, this type (lettering blur) doesn't print so well...errr!!

    so i now attempt to convince her, this is not the good one afterall....my mistake.

    Grey, I certainly appreciate the words of wisdom there..It did help a lot actually.. Usually I end up with an image in my mind, but usually struggle trying to get in into an image....based on not knowing enough mainly about TLC and paint and such........but, i keep on ah logo-ing....:-)
     
  13. nonlogo

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    trying to upload again....
     

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    just wondering, will those bubbles print good?
     
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    ok, i think I got it looking more crisp..?? whatcha'all think??

    and thank you

    trying to upload again???
     

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  16. nonlogo

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    not sure why my uplaod didn't work, so trying again...???
     

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  17. homesight

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    You get better and better every week. Nice job! We'll find you a new name :image10-2:
     
  18. OldenGray

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    Yes, indeed. He is no longer "nonlogo". He is now "LOGO-A-GOGO! Let's move him up a notch.
    Olden
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  19. prototype66

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    go logo go!
    I guess you gave up on me!lol
    You get better and better every time you post an image!!!
    I say drop the "n" and make you "OnLogo!!"
     
  20. nonlogo

    nonlogo

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    uh-ohh does this mean i'm loosing my 'non' status.....??? annnnd movin' UP into the logo status..too cool!!!! lol

    and thanks everybody
     
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