How to make this logo look less boring?

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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:45 AM

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Oh I got to use UK colour instead of Yankee color...

It felt sooo good !

I will write "to change the colour to red use color: red;", I have no reason to drop my u's ;)

Working with just 3 colours (sic) is a challenge, might I suggest a slightly lighter blue? (I'm no designer, though, so feel free to ignore me.)

(And they could be bunched up a bit ;) )
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:58 AM

Ok,

lighter blue and snazzed up a little with added details..

just kicking some ideas around for the OP who is probably never coming back.... ha ha!

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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

missed the bit about the bunching...

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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:17 AM

I suppose I better do a comparison just in case the OP does come back save him searching for the best ones....


andrewsw's

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snoopy's

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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:31 AM

I was playing with your version a little:

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I lost your precise colours and font in breaking the image, and I suppose there might be an objection to the "n" appearing crossed out.

I think I would move "Appliance Repair" up slightly, to reduce the whitespace:

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But these are just the musings of a novitiate ;)
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 04:34 AM

It doesn't really matter andrew,

Our job is just to provide reasonable ideas.

The OP's job who is actually getting paid to produce the Logo,
is to produce a final professional Logo based on our ideas (or not).

The rest is just semantics.
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 05:16 AM

Of course. We're just bandying ideas around, waiting for our fish and chips ;)
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:20 AM

We get fish n chips ?


Aye only if you're buying... ;)

Anyhoo must be bored or something as I completely redesigned my idea...

to more or less coincide with the OP's colours...

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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:40 AM

Ha.. Some of those look like signs with hand jobs.
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:46 AM

Very talented, snoopy11!
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:28 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 13 August 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

Ha.. Some of those look like signs with hand jobs.


I can always count on you .............. ha ha
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:17 PM

Decided to be fair to andrew's idea and make it a 3 colour deal,

hang the cost to the printers I say !

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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 13 August 2016 - 06:48 PM

Hi,

The number of colours doesn't matter all that much for a small business because when you print something you usually ask for ridiculously small quantities. A printer is not going to reproduce and load Pantone colours in an offset printing machine (then clean it and load CMYK colours back again) just to print 500 business cards and 2000 letterheads. He will print it on a digital printer which uses toner or ionised inks and does not support spot colours, or he will make the C M Y K plates, and it's true that it wont be optimal, but the difference is not going to be huge.

Moreover, you almost never print stuff with only your logo and some text on it. As soon as you print a photograph you need CMYK, which means that your spot colours which were supposed to save costs are going to make everything more expensive (especially if you have more than 1, because most machines have only 5 colour groups, 4 are taken by CMJN, and the last one is usually varnish).

Another issue with spot colours in logos is that many Pantone colours (the ones that look the best of course) can't be reproduced in CMYK, and sometimes even in RGB, which means that your logo will never be correctly printed or displayed. I think it is an awful feature for a logo!

It can be more affordable to use spot colours when you make signs because it requires a more traditional technique (screen printing for example) to print on a surface other than paper or tarp, and less colours indeed means less work, but then again, when it's a small company you usually make one sign for your shop and you can afford to pay a little extra this one time instead of bothering with spot colours every time you need to communicate.
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 14 August 2016 - 12:51 AM

Yeah,

all very true geo but doesn't change the fact that most Logo's are traditionally 1,2 or 3 colours.

and everytime I have had something printed ie Letterheads etc.

I have had to upload the artwork in CMYK in either a photoshop file or pdf

this is what the printers demand, well here in the UK anyway.
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Re: How to make this logo look less boring?

Posted 14 August 2016 - 06:54 AM

Exactly. They ask for CMYK files so it doesn't really matter how many ways you combine those colours in your artwork. After all, a printed image is just the superimposition of 4 1-color dithered images.

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The "real" reason why logos shouldn't have more than 2 or 3 colours to my mind is that those colours should convey a brand identity. If you use too many colours, it doesn't really say anything about you and people won't remember your logo as effectively. When you write a sentence, you don't put every word of the English language in it, you choose some words which meaning is relevant in the sentence and you arrange them in a catchy way. When you cook, you don't put everything you like in your dish, same thing when you frame a photograph, etc.

But there are exceptions. If you take the logo of the NBC TV network, there are a bunch of colours because it originally meant that they had colour programs. It made sense at the time and today it is still not utterly stupid to use multiple colours in logos related to video because it has become idiomatic of this business sector (a smart move to disrupt that and assert yourself is to come up with a pure black and white logo, ten after a while using colours back again. It's like the stripes of a tiger).
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