I would also like to thank the rest of you guys who made logos. Really nice of you and I'll be sure to forward people to this thread in the future when they are in need of logos/banners.
Here is some of my most recent work. I've just started working in InDesign, and am building up a portfolio for sac state. These images are from a magazine (unpublished) that I created.
Feedback would be much appreciated!
okay so uhm yes this is some of my work! not quite sure what you'll think of it... it's not really logos or what some of you think graphic design has to be, but we cover a lot of bases on my course and i like that we do a lot of stuff. okay here goes!
right, this project was to help us 'explore mark-making'. yeah, it was run by one of our alternate tutors and we all fucking hated doing it, nonetheless i like my outcome. basically we had exercises for a couple of weeks to come up with 'marks' that visually described a wind. we were given a 3x A4 page list of winds and were told to set fourth and explore! we all thought this project was kinda bullshit (our tutor for this brief is actually from an illustration background, not graphics) but anyway, this was my piece. the wind is the kamikaza; the 'sickle wind' japan, cuts like a knife
so here you have my 'mark' (which is actually a photo)
so the mark itself you're supposed to see the sickle shape (reference #1 sickle), when you look you realise it's a cut in card (ref #2 'cuts like a knife') and hopefully the 3rd reference you can see is that it looks like the japanese flag. so there's 3 references which take it from "wtf" to "oh okay cool" (hopefully!). the copy at the bottom is just advertising a (fake) series of lectures being held (the final piece for the brief was to create a poster advertising these lectures, using your 'marks'). i quite like this piece!
okay no.2 penguin!
originally the penguin is taken from a project we did last year, which was to create a set of 12+ visually consistent images on the subject of your choice. i've got a bunch of the animals saved somewhere around, but with this penguin i built the pattern around it up. and it also has the little 'fact'. i was going to use them as a set of posters advertising the WWF or something, my idea was that the patterns kinda look like mazes? like you get in kids books. and the text would say something like "Every year, hundreds of plant and animal species are being LOST to climate change". then i was gonna do a frog in green and it would be "LOST to deforestation" and i have an elephant in grey "LOST to illegal poaching". but i kinda lost hope with it. i like it as a stand alone piece although it doesn't really mean anything. for putting it in my actual portfolio i've put a little subtext at the bottom saying <-- that stuff but i didn't think i needed to show it here.
the brief was to take an item that is 'difficult' to package, and repackage it in a new and interesting way. i don't think my solution is particularly elegant or anything but it's kinda simple and quirky. meh
oh, and no i cannot draw spaghetti in photoshop!
no.4 mantanani turtle
if any of you know me fairly well you'll know i spent 3 months in borneo on my gap year before i started university. anyway, whilst we were there our camp manager on this island (mantanani) wanted me to design a sort of logo for them, so i did. they painted it on the side of the house, but i actually changed the design when i got back home, i think you'll agree it's an improvement on the first one. (but then the first one is painted on the side of a house on a tiny island off the coast of borneo, so that's cool, right? )
this is the old design, on the house
also can you see the KT in the back left flipper? thought i'd leave my little subtle mark!
no.5 star map
in this brief we were to work with words, and come up with a collective noun for a profession, and then explore this visually. i chose a constellation of astronomers as i've always been interested in astronomy, and then it all sorta led to this. originally i was going to get a big piece of dark blue/black acrylic and cut the holes out where the 'stars' are, and put little LED lights through so you could hang it on your wall/ceiling and it would look like the night sky... but i ran out of time and money and just did this instead. considering the amount of time i've spent on it i'm not really happy with the outcome, i know it could be a lot better, but i just don't have the energy to work on it any more. ah well, it was quite fun to do!
this was a cute little project we did in 1st year. our second ever project actually. the brief was just to make a face using only letters from your initials. this piece kinda haunts me as all of my course mates say it's the first thing they remember about me, ha.
no.7 white rabbit
simple logo idea for a white tea company. i'd originally had this massive project that was all with alice in wonderland and the mad hatters tea party but i just got really lost in it all and this is the only "good" thing to come out of it. it's alright but there's not much too it
no.8 faces in places
another short project in 1st year; to go and photograph a set of 'incidental' faces. it's not a big piece of work, but i think it'll be a nice little ice breaker at interviews. and the french curve face always cracks me up
no.9 blue point
just another simple logo. it's for an oyster bar. bluepoints are a type of oyster hence the name and hopefully you can see the oyster in the B and the pearl in the i ? this was another lost cause really, it hasn't been pushed so it's just very basic. and everyone tells me it looks like a boob :c never mind, it was fun to do!
soooo that's some of my work. i've got a couple of other pieces lying around but i'll sort that out some other time, i am tired from that. i hope that you like at least some of it
turtle logo is nice too, and the typeface thing is really good as well
the other things aren't really the kind of designy stuff I like :(
The term "graphic design" can also refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines that focus on visual communication and presentation.
imo you have to be pretty close minded to think that graphic design is *just* logos and posters - time to open urrrr miiiiind, haha
I thought that character and enviroment concepts fell under graphic design as well, I could be wrong though
First and foremost because it's only that. It doesn't communicate anything, it only shows a face for no reason.
Slap some context in it and probably some words then it would be graphical design in my book. But just a photography of some faces in things don't do much on their own except for making people smile.
Everything else is clearly graphic design.
The spaghetti box even more so as design is very much about functionality too not just appearance.
That's why it's design not styling.
Please don't drag this on too long like you usually do, I like this thread and I don't want to drive people away by having long winded arguments about what design is.
Besides Autumn clearly knows her stuff and those are some talented and good looking designs.
how's this for a personal logo for my site? is it a bit cheesy?
It's a bit too unreadable and busy IMO. Doesn't look bad though.
Hey, the OP says not to beg, which I want to say I am not right now. Anyway, I need a logo for a business I am opening. I am fluent in Photoshop and Illustrator but my creative juices aren't flowing. I have been trying to wrap my head around a design and can't come up with anything.
I would like the get the site up ASAP. I have everything else in order pretty much, now I just need a logo. Time is money right now and the sooner I get this taken care of, the sooner the money comes in. I am offering a paid job to anyone that can help. I would rather use someone here than go to one of those big companies where they outsource to India.
If you are interested in helping, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. We can discuss more details and payment then. Thanks.
okay I'm too lazy to change that logo right now, but do you think it goes with the rest of my updated site design?
Also, any improvements I can make on that design/layout would be great too
It would be a good idea to disclose this information as someone who is really good at logo design but yet has a style that favors a very feminine approach to the design might not be interested in doing a logo for some online machine shop company (for example).
It is an online PC building company called SimRigs. The PC's are built and marketed toward sim racers.
yeahh, changed it to a dark circle instead P:
I made some graphics for our drift cars on the team. I made apparel and stuff too but I'm most proud of the cars
I love that Silvia :3
Do you have any higher res images of it? (~2000x1000)
Made a little logo for an upstart computer repair company.
This is only appearing on receipts. Any thoughts?
avoid gradients and glows, make the logo as flat as possible if it's going to be for receipts...
Well, I posed the idea that we'd both run two parts of the same group in our respective areas. That means I'm not a computer repair person. Lovely. Well, I mocked up a version of the logo for my own use:
I like this one a lot more (AND not because it has my name plastered on it). Any thoughts? This will most likely appear on all printed materials, including self-made ads (I'll be supplying flatter versions to the local newspaper when/if I progress that far).
We each got a mythical creature or person and had to design a sports logo based from it. I got the Phoenix
I chose ice hockey (don't really know why just thought it would be fun).
I might try and make it more Phoenix looking. But what does everyone think so far?
Looks more like a hawk.