Added the first highlights! congrats oicani and wewt!
I mean I like it otherwise a lot the red doesn't bother me, but Facebook really screws it up.
Anyway looking forward to the next version.
disregarding the background, this is the logo ive been using for my recent music projects
This typography infographic may be of some use to people. Even if you're not looking to design something, it's a neat thing to look through.
A new logo for a new client:
Comments are welcome, again.
I'm not sure if the client will go through with my logo though... it was an open design and one of the other competitors took my idea of the clock and used it in their own logo. The client has us both at about an even rating right now... even though the logo is supposed to be for print and the asshole that stole my idea has gradients on every piece of their design
I'm always careful when it comes to contests for a logo, make sure no one but the client sees my logo, I present them the logo personally and don't give them any image or file with the logo on it even if they ask, I don't want them to ditch me and go to another designer for him to steal my idea.
Yeah, Colaborate has a really strange T, I hate it so much.
Part of an advert campaign up and coming clothing brand, these are going to be printed in a few magazines. This was the only one that has been approved so far design wise, now I have to add relative social networking information. (I hate kill fee's -_-)
Did anyone say font organization previously?
Should cover something for every need.
My bet is on Linotype FontExplorer X, MainType and FontExpert 2010.
Awesome idea, thanks.
Here's a whole load of random crap for various uni/client/personal stuff.
I want to major either in this or maybe photojournalism in college.
as for logo, I made this for my Yearbook page I was assigned. It was MUN (Model United Nations)
I made the UN logo from scratch
(I scratched out the teachers face and name for privacy.)
And in my class me and my friends gave each other a challenge. The rules were to use the lyrics from a song and incorporate it into something meaningful in your life and we had to make it before the end of class which was in 15 minutes.
I created this
The lyrics are from Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and the memorable moment is when I was just laying down looking at the stars feeling sorry for myself and a good friend came up to me and looked at the stars with me.
I've only been doing this on and off for about a year and a half by just teaching myself. I think I am progressing quite nicely without any instruction.
Client wanted a new crest for their fraternity... something new and fresh, "possibly" incorporating aspects from the old crest. They provided two resources, one picture of the original crest and one picture of a new triangle logo that represents their frat.
First design, I simplify the shield and incorporate part of their new logo "idea" in the middle... liked the "simple" approach, wanted more aspects of the crest. I reply and ask them what aspects they would like to include the most... 2 days and no response later, I just decide to add some of the features I thought tied in the best, and submitted.
Another day, and he rates it 1 star out of 5, just like the last. I look at the design submissions, and one has 3 stars. I take a peek...
It's literally a fucking vector of the original crest. He LiveTraced the original crest, LiveTraced the new triangle, put a "gold" gradient on the triangle, and slapped the triangle in the middle.
I'm pissed that I wasted this much time on the project for him to prefer a LiveTrace... he's planning on using this new design on print. Good luck.
oh wow, words cannot describe how poor that design is. yours is way more awesome than that shit that looks like it was raped by the cutout filter
was there a reward for the whole thing?
Speaking of which... I decided to check my WODtime entry, and I got the feeling I'm going to lose to one of the (last minute) entries, so I decided to check some of his previous designs...
He got rated one star on the original, "rock your body" design, so I can only assume he brought up this contest, saw my clock design and slapped it on there, and reused the flexing arm on a third design just in case
i'm just getting completely fucked over atm... my only other entry is one of about 20 and the contest holder has given ONE FEEDBACK TOTAL
Yours is better, but I still find yours very lacking. The symbols doesn't really make any sense and the contrasts of the triangle and diamond is overwhelming when the whole shield is just plain grey.
I would have designed a B/W version first but using the original crest colors was important to the client
ITT really good artists getting treated like shit IRL. Good show.
Once, I was asked to do a logo refresh for a newspaper, their logo was just a text on impact that said "El Venezolano" with two flags horribly placed, what I did is I kept the font (I know, it's hard to make impact look good) but changed the letter spacing, changed the colors to something more refreshing and made a waving continous flag tying the two flags together.
Then out of nowhere, I realized they hired another guy to make another logo so they could choose between the two and it turned into a contest. I don't have what the guy did but I can describe it easily:
"El Venezolano" with myriad pro italic bold. Black text, nothing else. They chose that one. I actually laughed because of pathetic the whole thing was. But still, I didn't get my 60 bucks. :smith:
Also, is it bad that I actually prefer to do logos with photoshop rather than Illustrator?
It's indeed quite pathetic that they even bought a logo they could have made themselves. Would hardly even call it a logo since it's just text with a normal font.
This text I just downloaded has some strange outline to it... it depends on the color and size, generally the smaller it is the more pronounced this becomes (click to enlarge)
I don't notice it at all on yellow... it's a little worse for red and it looks awful on blue
Anyone know what this is/if I can fix it? Adobe Illustrator CS5
The darker the BG is and the darker the text is, the more that outline shows up... just tested it with a shit ton of other fonts and they all have it
looks like it could be something to do with text anti-aliasing? try messing around with those settings.
If you're experiencing this inside Illustrator then hold on and I'll find the settings.
Noticed I have this myself. And it's definitely just a anti-aliasing problem. because when I turned off anti-aliasing then it's alright, but pixely sharp edges obviously.
Hmm, I was sure I had found a solution to this before. Seems not. But it's just Illustrator being a failure at Anti-Aliasing for some reason. As long as you leave matte turned off and export with Type Optimization under Save For Web Devices then it's not something that should ruin your work. Just your eyes.
How's this? Toned down the gradients a bit, and made the slogan a bit smaller:
Don't want to lose them completely on the gamepatrol bit, imo it's more like a siren if it lightens towards the top
This one is for an iPhone health application that keeps track of a few things... including your heart rate and cholesterol. Pretty neat, check em' out if you want: http://www.scanadu.com/
The second one is for a file streaming service called Folders.io (think Dropbox, but completely online):
God I hate Illustrator