Critique my logo please

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Coffee Freak, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. Coffee Freak

    Coffee Freak New Member

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    It's been a WHILE since I've done any real creative work, but I'm trying to sharpen my skills so I can freelance a little. I really need to get Illustrator for doing logos - I made this one in Fireworks.

    Any suggestions?

    In case you are wondering where the coffee theme came from, everyone that I used to work with noted my caffiene addiction with the term of endearment, "coffee freak" - so it kinda stuck. I debated using my last name, Abbott, since it puts me first in the phone book, but nobody uses them anymore!
     

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  2. computerGeek

    computerGeek Banned

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    i agree with white.. .there's just too much "styles' in your typography.. .work on it to be simple.. .don't overdo it.. .but good work.. . :-D
     
  3. printchesco

    printchesco New Member

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    The image at the center is good enough. But you may want to opt for a much simpler typography. Most of the time, simplicity works best especially in logo design.
     
  4. grandestkind

    grandestkind New Member

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    Right you are. There's a lot going on with the typography. Simplicity is still the best. Always remember that.
     
  5. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    the acid test with a logo is as follows.
    make it black and white
    reduce it to 150px x 150px
    does it work?
    no. unfortunately.
     
  6. Fireproofgfx

    Fireproofgfx New Member

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    FYI this a dead post that was posted back in Sept. 2011 that was brought back to life.
     
  7. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    *smacks head* should have checked that!
     
  8. Fireproofgfx

    Fireproofgfx New Member

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    LOL it happens to the best of us!!
     
  9. che09

    che09 New Member

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    Lol, I am about to post a comment when I realized the date! hahaha.
     
  10. abd_webdesign

    abd_webdesign New Member

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    I really like the coffee cup in the middle but I think you could do without the coffee shape for the background. I don't like the font for the creative designs tagline. I would go with something less handwriting looking.
     
  11. rosiebrown0

    rosiebrown0 New Member

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    It is really cool...as a web designer i admire your work..
     
  12. printchesco

    printchesco New Member

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    That coffee cup within a coffe cup thing is really quite clever, and even if not many people will catch it, it's still a real head-turner. I will have to say, though, that the typography needs work, and that you took the brown color way too far. Simpler fonts and a better contrast (to help colorblind and partially color blind people read the text) are my suggestions.
     
  13. ashleebridges16

    ashleebridges16 New Member

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    the design is created really well, the image is eye catching and the text "coffee freak" catches my eye first, perhaps make the text less standing out so the coffee is more noticeable and maybe remove the glow around "Creative designs" other than that i really like it! :)
     
  14. ripeconcepts

    ripeconcepts New Member

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    I don't like the "creative designs" coz if you will scale down the logo you can't hardly read it.
     
  15. dustin_arix

    dustin_arix New Member

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    Print or web - the simpler the design, the better. Have you thought about dropping the exterior areas and going with the branding on the coffee cup itself? It's such a nice pleasant looking cup.
     
  16. ilovedesign

    ilovedesign New Member

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    Make the text stand out a bit more. It's going to be a bit tough for color blind people to read, otherwise. I like the redundancy of the coffee mug within the coffee mug. This logo is very good.
     

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