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New Logo..Thumbs Up Or Down?

 
 
Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:17 pm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/stevetheq/tacposter.jpg
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:23 pm
What's the logo for?

Cycloptichorn
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:29 pm
My duo I play acoustic he plays electric
Cycloptichorn
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:37 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Okay, good logo then. If you're looking for feedback, I'd say that it's not entirely clear that the guitar on the left is acoustic; if you could add in the circular cut-out where it would be on a regular guitar it would make it more obvious.

I guess that the electric pickups on the one on the right make that clearer if you know more about guitars...

Cycloptichorn
djjd62
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:42 pm
http://web.mit.edu/ryangray/Public/Gnus/thumbs_up.jpg
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:46 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Actually those are exact drawings of my Ovation acoustic and Jay's Fender strat...that's where the soundholes are on the ovation acoustic....
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Robert Gentel
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:47 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
I run any prospective logo through two initial tests:

If the logo doesn't look good in monochrome I think it fails the first test. Right now, if the banner were black, instead of red, it wouldn't look that good and a good logo should be simple enough that it can look good in monochrome.

Another test I like doing with logos is to make it much smaller and see if it still works. E.g. could you make a 16X16 pixel representation of it? Here you can't and there's not a small portion you could use for that either (e.g. the a2k logo doesn't look good very small either but you can use the question mark only in those scenarios).

I'm not a great logo designer (not much of one at all in fact, and have only done one logo in my life that I liked myself) but I do order logos a lot, and this one wouldn't be a favorite for me.
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:52 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
this is the guitar

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/stevetheq/ovation.jpg
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 02:53 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I have it in plain black and white as well....and I've already shrunk it considerably in a couple of places and it still looks pretty good.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:01 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Are you sure there should be an apostrophe in TWOs?

The apostrophe has three uses: 1) to form possessives of nouns, 2) to show the omission of letters, and 3) to indicate plurals of letters

BBB
Tai Chi
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:02 pm
I like it. Great name for your duo too.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:03 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
It falls under #2, it represents an "i".
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:04 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
contraction for two is a crowd...as Robert said
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Butrflynet
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:14 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/SWZrggLSuLI/AAAAAAAAAoc/HaoITM9bRPc/s800/BWtacposter.jpeg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/SWZrhIAYaDI/AAAAAAAAAok/4X8IeyEfTfU/s144/thumbtacposter.jpeg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/SWZrhaeCGXI/AAAAAAAAAos/bjTYxkLDy1I/s144/BWthumbtacposter.jpeg

I like the larger version in grey scale. However, Robert does have a point about it losing quality when the image is scaled down. In these two thumbnail sizes the intricate detail gets lost.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:41 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:

this is the guitar

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/stevetheq/ovation.jpg


Wow, what a beaut! I can see why you'd stick with that pic, I only mentioned it b/c I've never seen one of those before.

Cycloptichorn
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DrewDad
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:48 pm
Not to be a buzzkill, but I don't much like the name of the group. "Crowd" has a negative connotation to me, and "Two's a Crowd" doesn't shout "music combo ".

Papa Loves Combo?


Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:52 pm
@DrewDad,
Crowd.... as in drawing a crowd... has an extremely positive connotation to the people who write our checks Laughing
dagmaraka
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:54 pm
The combination of the red, the banner, the old fashioned font and the strings gives it a bit of a feeling of a country fair, or a circus - like baloons or a hot air baloon or whatnot...but that could be just me. I like the composition (though I agree that us lay people would see both guitars as electric - that's just what they look like to us not in the know). When the red is taken off, it has less of a country fair feel to me... Doesn't need much though...jus a little *something* to make it more sassy and less family friendly.

I think it's the type of the banner and font mostly.
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 03:59 pm
@dagmaraka,
it's a juggling act... we don't want to appear too "hard rockish" because we're searching out corporate work...this is a money making project..art for art's sake, money for god's sake....
dagmaraka
 
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Thu 8 Jan, 2009 04:13 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
sure, i know, made many logos myself. just giving an honest feedback.

ultimately, the name + logo must give a clear idea of why i should be excited and book you right away. if you have to explain, that means it's probably not clear to others as well. i would not get "two can draw a crowd" from your band title. i would think it means that the two of you have fun enough on your own and would expect a low key informal chamber settings - background music while there is a dinner, or such. could be what you're aiming for though, in which case it works.
 

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