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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:44 PM

MrWobbles, thanks for the idea. Didn't understand everything you were saying, but here is what I cam up with after a few more sketches on the pad.

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Looking forward to more idea's / criticism.

Thanks,
Prophet
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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

If your going to have the hitch(?) on the lock be so 3 dimensional you should reenforce that elsewhere on the lock - the drop shadow here actually make is look more 2 dimensional. So you need to do something to unify the lock with the hitch. As it stands they look like separate elements that are close together.
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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:32 PM

Also, here is a rough representation of what I was suggesting:

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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:08 AM

Another update...It was suggested to me that the lock should look "stronger" so I thickened the actual ring.

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All help is greatly appreciated!
Prophet

EDIT: I am struggling to make the "ring" look 3d...if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!

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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:02 AM

This is why I suggested hiring a professional to do this. Logo design is extremely difficult and not something you can just pick up and run with. I avoid it if at all possible.

Pro tip: Photoshop is not a logo design program, you should be using illustrator or another vector based program.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:06 AM

Thank you for the tip, Lemur.

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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:10 AM

It looks like the whole north-east broke off and fell away. Odd.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

It was the recent earthquake.

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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

Indeed - nothing builds confidence in a locking mechanism than parts falling off. Ha.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:23 AM

It was either cut the north-east or extend the north-west. Do you think people will notice on a 150x150 or 100x100? I am open to your suggestion.

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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:26 AM

Why are those the only two options? To keep it semetrical and squarish?

Yes they will notice - the truncated blob is not the commonly accepted contientinal US coast line. Even squinting it looks off.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:32 AM

The goal was to keep the top of the body relatively similar to that of a lock. I will experiment and see what I can come up with, thank you for your suggestions.

Prophet

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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

Hello! It seems from what I have read from this forum that you are leading towards a logo design using a graphic symbol of some kind, like a lock or satellite. While an illustration of some kind is beneficial I would suggest for this type of company just using text.

Heres why... when you see a lock it will speak to a company that does internet security or personal security. A satellite will make it seem like you are strictly a tv company. The interpretations can be broad with these.

I would suggest only using text. Since it is revolving around technology and improvement I would use a slim modern font without any decorative elements to it. Instead of spelling the company out try to think of unique ways to showcase the name of the company, think about things such as where the logo leads the eye when someone looks at it!

I would also suggest going to your local bookstore and looking at some logo design books. This is always helpful to get more ideas of shapes and formations! Good luck!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:42 AM

I suggest jotting down any thoughts or drafts onto paper (not a computer screen). After that, make a list of questions that would help you narrow down your choices. Repeat until you've found the perfect one.
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Re: Need help coming up with idea for logo

Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

Think simple then add more stuff to the logo. Start with a font, then pick the color and gradient. Use a brush or something similar to spice it up maybe. Add some text effects, the problem with logo's is people over think it. Just let your imagination flow.
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