mesper, now there they are: the historical Hoplites with historical Shield Patterns! Fine Art, mesper. Would'nt had expected any less ... .
Thanks for joining us to fight back the Persians (ehrr ... in my case: the Arachans !?).
@reivaj, if you don't want to disturb the symmetry of your talisman thing, then there is the option to 'raise' the 'wooden' piece (where the 'eivaj'-part is on) to the same height level to combine talisman and piece organically - so that the letters could relax flat down on the piece. Now - as it is - you get the impression, that the 'eivaj'-part is ABOVE the piece, not engraved or such ... . Hackbarth said, your Logo uses too much color or form, is too complex, but I must say, that you can see especially in the Fantasy paper arts proud and heavy Logos, really show-off pieces, as we are not in the (dry) business class or industrial sector, where every Logo has 2 colors and the most boring pattern ... . So, I think, your Logo could work, if you could solve the 'e'-problem ... . What about a paper scroll attached to a compass thingie? No? Or a brazil wood piece attached to a wooden totem? Don't know, what your intentions are ... is your amulete specific? And is 'Reivaj' a (your) name, what does it mean etc.?
As Paladin wrote - we don't know origination/meaning of elements and colors used in your logotype.
But just for fun my 2 coppers:
Logo / logotype should be eye-catching but at the same time easy to read & easy to memorize
So I would stay with 2 max 3 colors for letters +more colorful graphic element - your "amulet" is nice and original, so it is worth to keep it as it is or use it's elements/shape
Tips: It might be possible to make smooth "transition" from amulet to "R" (using the same color?)
Try to test different fonts and colors, or you can add some border etc... but in general less is more in this case
Another idea - surround "R" with outlined light gray amulet (amulet should be bigger then). You can also "split" amulet into 2 parts - one on top of R and another under it (with some free space between elements!) - hmm... I'm not sure if I can describe it - got it in my mind... but it's to late...
I was trying to use "amulet/compass" element/shape... well, apparently without success...
Generally, when using "amulet", the "mini" word placement is most problematic.
So eventually I tend to simplest, most IMHO elegant design, which is C; after some font and color tweaking might be most versatile and not drawing attention from your figures (to make it more friendly/warm I would replace circle's green with warm yellow/gold/light orange - according to color wheel)
BUT... as Paladin mentioned - this is not hi-tech industry, so perhaps it's too minimalistic and kinda "dry" / not funny...
;D ... Hell, no ... please, mesper, I don't want to offend your Logo Design Abilities - as solution C is exactly what you could see on a medicine/pill package. Have a look at Fat Dragon Games or World Works Games - or Cerberus Illustrations and others - they are not ashamed of their Artwork Logos. That said, I think, mesper, your products could profit from a little bit more 'illustration' of page borders/fontstyle etc. - of course as decent and fine as your delicate figures shown, they should not get overwhelmed, I see that too ... . I think, Reivaj needs time to think about his Logo for himself, as this is a very personal and important business decision. I have to say also, that Reivaj's first try is still the best ;D ... .
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the suggestions and to take the work to do all these versions!! . I like the first A sugestion that mesper do, but i want to maintain the mini, comic or toy look of the logo. I´m thinking in what children like, because we are adults but if we have this hobby i think that we have a lot of children in our interior
Yes, we are all little play devils ... . Nothing to be ashamed of, really. Without play, no game, no creativity, no art. The best thing you can loose as a grown-up, is your ability to play and create. Children are really good at that, while most adults are stuck to routines - like programmed robots ... .
If you like mesper's A solution, then get back to my suggestions ... ;D. What I personally find a bit cold looking in your Logo is the silver grey. Do you want to have a treasure type silver amulet? Then make it (for children) shiny and sparkling. Or perhaps a warmer looking wooden tribal talisman/totem/amulet with gems/jewels inlayed? You have to find a way to combine the pieces ... then, I think, your Logo is looking fine. I especially like the zagged form/font of the 'eivaj'-piece. Try to push the 'minis'-part into the center under the 'eivaj'-part - balanced with the amulet, of course. Your Logo could be more compact, not so lengthy then. Just try several solutions ... .
Well, at least now it's obvious which design direction is definitely not "compatible" with Reivaj vision plus he clearly confirmed his attitude (comic / toy lookalike) - and that's OK, another one step forward
;D ... Hell, no ... please, mesper, I don't want to offend your Logo Design Abilities - as solution C is exactly what you could see on a medicine/pill package. Have a look at Fat Dragon Games or World Works Games - or Cerberus Illustrations and others - they are not ashamed of their Artwork Logos. That said, I think, mesper, your products could profit from a little bit more 'illustration' of page borders/fontstyle etc. - of course as decent and fine as your delicate figures shown, they should not get overwhelmed, I see that too ... .
mesper's logos are good and beautiful but I think that:
"... I think, Reivaj needs time to think about his Logo for himself, as this is a very personal and important business decision. I have to say also, that Reivaj's first try is still the best ;D ... "
is the right way.
Not, or not only, for "important business decision/s" but because this way is Javier's vision about his logo represents him and his ( beautiful ) works.
For similar reasons ( because so it can change the artist's vision ) I don't like much speeches about figures' censorship.
That's not bad, imnntt! Not bad at all ... the yellow frame of the letters is corresponding nicely with the amulet gems. But some parts Reivaj likes, may be missing now. But I think, this also helps, it's at least more 'toylike' ... .
Except shadows perhaps - although looking good and adding some feeling of deep/3D, in fact not necessary/wanted/needed in logotype (anyway - LOL - to be honest, I'm guilty as well... me like shadowz 2!!!)
Youp - much better IMHO (ie. without "surrounding / external" shadows)
Regarding in-letter shadowing - de gustibus...
EDIT: ------- Perhaps it would be interesting to add some "shadow" lookalike effect; - but... not so spreaded as previous one - just more sound/darker and shifted (something like dark/black letters in background, shifted just a few pixels down and left - which should bring up the letters) - something kinda shifted/one-sided contour
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2012 16:48:10 GMT -9 by Deleted
I'm not able to draw it, but i'd like a more simple approach. So, i'd like something the last example (font and composition), keeping the amulet as it is but making the name as if it was written with ink and a feather (so, not completly black.... dunno how to explain better...)
THIS one is for forums hoard -- free and under Creative Commons Licence.
PLUS there IS still FREE (however copyrighted) mini-set with 3 figurines + accessories (additional shields) earlier in this thread -- preview and direct link for download included.
I wanted this one to be little different from mini-set hoplites -- so he got slightly different pose and back of cloak not mentioning new shield's emblem, add to this more torso and armor details visible + improved coloring / texturing (which actually took most of time but isn't that visible in 30mm as I'm afraid)...
Well, technically it could be easily possible to made mini-set from this new one -- let's say he could put shield on his back, change helmet and weapon, different colors and VOILA -- plus mirrored version wither another small changes and we could receive at least 3 variations...
But as it is CC anybody is allowed for modifications ;D
Got it, but it's not possible to attach PDF (link only) plus JPG is probably more convenient for Nick (Hoard file) --although PNG could be IMO even better... so perhaps I should re-submit in this format.
Now, regarding PDF... hmm... well actually I got some idea, but... as usual, patience, my friend, patience...
Vermin King: Well, today is my first papercrafting workshop at one of the Senior Primary Care clinics. Wish me luck
Apr 27, 2022 8:09:04 GMT -9
creyates: I hope everyone is feeling good today!
Apr 18, 2022 11:02:26 GMT -9
squirmydad: I use winXP in Paralells on my Macbook to run Pepakura and Metasequoia. Otherwise I only touch Windows when a client can't figure out how to mirror their display to my projectors.
Apr 9, 2022 16:01:51 GMT -9
alloydog: Outside of work, I haven't used Windows for about 20-years. My last Windows OS was 98SE.
Apr 9, 2022 3:32:42 GMT -9
sergeantmajormarkoff: I hit the wrong button and updated. Within 3 days I UNUPDATED. Windows 11 is trash.
Mar 28, 2022 11:20:24 GMT -9
rovaljax: I don't think i want to ever update to Windows 11. Also hello!
Mar 26, 2022 23:51:31 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I think Microsoft defaults to onedrive these days. It's a pain.
Mar 26, 2022 6:10:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Is it the Windows updates or the Firefox updates that won't allow me to select where to download pdf's any more?
Mar 25, 2022 11:42:52 GMT -9