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Ron

« on: October 22, 2013, 10:22 »
+2
New logo !!!



I noticed something different but couldnt put my finger on it.

First it looked weird, and now its growing on me. I think I like it.  :)


Ron

« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 10:24 »
+3
It kind of reads as Micro group stock  ;)

« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 10:30 »
0
It kind of reads as Micro group stock  ;)

It kinda does.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 10:33 »
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It kind of reads as Micro group stock  ;)
Agree

« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 11:02 »
+2
And it lacks a "."  ;D

*runs for the hills*

« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 11:08 »
0
It's way too big..

site header could be slimmer, and logo smaller.. covers half of the page.. otherwise, it's good..

« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 11:21 »
+6
A variation.


« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 11:40 »
+4
Or maybe something like this:


« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 11:48 »
0
I think it's fine.



« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 11:54 »
0
Or maybe something like this:

+1 for this (speaking as a graphic designer). Smaller would be better too.

« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013, 12:06 »
0
It's OK, but it doesn't look like a corporate design professional did it.

ShadySue

« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 12:09 »
+1
It's OK, but it doesn't look like a corporate design professional did it.
If not, that's a positive.  ;)

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 12:36 »
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(but this not so big)


« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2013, 13:36 »
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not working for me.  :o

« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2013, 14:12 »
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It's OK, but it doesn't look like a corporate design professional did it.
If not, that's a positive.  ;)

Touch

« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2013, 14:14 »
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Or maybe something like this:

Yeah, I suppose I agree with the crowd - it does look a bit like microgroup stock.  I've adjusted it a bit now.. similar to what you suggested eltonjones and think it works better like this now on several levels... the group is talking about stock and both group elements are orange and the single word microstock is all together in one color.

« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 14:16 »
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.. and to those who are complaining about screen real estate being gobbled up - it isn't taking up any more space than before.  I just got ride of a few gradient elements and simplified things.. so it just looks larger at the top....

I may make it a bit smaller though... I'll see how it feels a bit more.

EmberMike

« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 14:20 »
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Not a fan. Sorry, it's just not very good. Font choice is bad, kerning is non-existant.

What's the story with this? I seem to remember maybe a 99designs contest or something. Kind of a disappointing service if this was the best option they could deliver.

Shelma1

« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2013, 14:22 »
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I like it the way it is. It's friendly and cheerful in a cartoony way, and I'm a cartoon lover.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2013, 14:40 »
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.. and to those who are complaining about screen real estate being gobbled up - it isn't taking up any more space than before.  I just got ride of a few gradient elements and simplified things.. so it just looks larger at the top....

I may make it a bit smaller though... I'll see how it feels a bit more.

It already took too much space before, imho ;)

I think it should not be larger than the line "Show unread posts since last visit."
(But it is only my opinion)

« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2013, 14:47 »
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(But it is only my opinion)

no, not only your opinion.. it definitely looks too large..

« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2013, 14:50 »
+4
REBRANDED! This is what the punters have been waiting for, an amazing shake-up that will solve all the problems, bring in the buyers and speed up the site ...
Oh, no, hang on, wrong website 
;)

« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2013, 15:40 »
+1
Or maybe something like this:

Yeah, I suppose I agree with the crowd - it does look a bit like microgroup stock.  I've adjusted it a bit now.. similar to what you suggested eltonjones and think it works better like this now on several levels... the group is talking about stock and both group elements are orange and the single word microstock is all together in one color.

Now, it reads as intended. Much better.

Reef

  • astonmars.com
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2013, 15:59 »
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Not a fan. Sorry, it's just not very good. Font choice is bad, kerning is non-existant.

What's the story with this? I seem to remember maybe a 99designs contest or something. Kind of a disappointing service if this was the best option they could deliver.

I like the concept :)  but yes, the kerning is poor. A good tip is to turn it upside down and then adjust your kerning. That way you don't see the words, only the spaces.

« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2013, 16:41 »
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i'm on a smaller laptop now and .. yeah.. ok ok, perhaps it is a little large.  I'll look at it tomorrow.

« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2013, 16:44 »
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(but this not so big)




I like the first one. But I think the typeface looks dated.

« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2013, 17:44 »
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(but this not so big)



I like the last one.

But I also agree: the typeface should be changed.

« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2013, 20:19 »
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Oh boy, we (collectively, me included) sure don't do any kind of change well do we?

« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2013, 01:57 »
+1
I think perhaps I'll just have to take all the suggestions and rotate to a new logo every day ;)

Ron

« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2013, 02:08 »
0
Its fine as it is now.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2013, 03:00 »
+1
It is better now. More readable, more fresh.

But there is some bad spacing between the letters (kerning)
in "micro" m and c should be a little closer to the i, and the o closer to the r (I speak of tenths of points)
in "stock" there is too much space between o and c
the p of "group" seems to go away

The gray line around the orange create a bad anti-aliasing effect.

And yes the font is a little old for my taste, but as I am crazy about DIN and DIN Round Pro my judgment about font is not very objective.

« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2013, 05:00 »
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gr8.. but I will never recommend this logo.. as an artist perspective this is not good... the font is very common. Also the idea is good but could be done more better.

sry for being so direct... its good effort, but I didn't liked the logo.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2013, 06:24 »
-3
there was a contest, those of you who are complaining could have submitted options months ago. Tyler clearly likes his orange and the font (or typeface or typography, depending on how pedantic and hipster you wish to appear). It's his space; do you openly criticise the furnishings in your friend's house? Ouch! it's harsh here, even within the community. It's not my cup of tea either, but i like the change.

« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2013, 07:06 »
+1
thanks for the thoughts and replies guys.  I'm not expecting everyone to like it (impossible)... personally I think it's a significant improvement over what it was so it'll be staying for now.  Like gillian (and others) have said, the logo is a product of a 99designs contest (which was also announced here for entries) and I felt it was the best option (and there was a thread here asking for votes on which was the best as well) ... and most of all, it's a nice to have a change.  I'm not a designer so letter spacing (kerning) isn't my forte.. I'll take Beppe Grillo's advice though and make a few small changes. 



« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2013, 07:29 »
+3
thanks for the thoughts and replies guys.  I'm not expecting everyone to like it (impossible)... personally I think it's a significant improvement over what it was so it'll be staying for now.  Like gillian (and others) have said, the logo is a product of a 99designs contest (which was also announced here for entries) and I felt it was the best option (and there was a thread here asking for votes on which was the best as well) ... and most of all, it's a nice to have a change.  I'm not a designer so letter spacing (kerning) isn't my forte.. I'll take Beppe Grillo's advice though and make a few small changes.

It is a new, fresh look and I like it.  Certainly are many other ways you could do it, but I feel like I'm on a new site.  It's refreshing and I doubt it will detract anyone from signing up.

EmberMike

« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2013, 07:37 »
+5
there was a contest, those of you who are complaining could have submitted options months ago...

Didn't want to open this can of worms, but here we go...

I saw the contest, but I won't enter anything on 99designs. There was a time when I might, and did, but not anymore. It's not a good venue for designers or clients. I can't support that site.

And I'm not saying I'm opposed to doing free work or spec work. There is a time and a place for that stuff, and I'll do spec work today if I think it is a good opportunity. And I'll occasionally do free work for someone who I think is deserving of it, Tyler being one of those people. If they ask.

I know that wouldn't have worked here, the minute Tyler asked for logo designs he would have been hit with the usual anti-spec cries. But he could have privately reached out to some of the folks right here on this very forum who are very capable logo designers and asked for thoughts on how to do this, or even help in getting it done.

So in short, no I couldn't have submitted something because there was no opportunity for me to do so.

« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2013, 07:42 »
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there was a contest, those of you who are complaining could have submitted options months ago. Tyler clearly likes his orange and the font (or typeface or typography, depending on how pedantic and hipster you wish to appear). It's his space; do you openly criticise the furnishings in your friend's house? Ouch! it's harsh here, even within the community. It's not my cup of tea either, but i like the change.

Yes, I agree openly criticism is not good.
But let me make it clear that I am not criticizing anyone here neither am I saying anything harsh. Its an opinion dear. You can take it as either way.
Any logo for any company is the most important thing as it stays for years and even many decades.
I do like the effort but this could be made more good.

I didn't knew when the contest was open. I am currently over packed with my work else I would have surely designed one for the community.

« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2013, 07:50 »
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there was a contest, those of you who are complaining could have submitted options months ago...


Didn't want to open this can of worms, but here we go...

I saw the contest, but I won't enter anything on 99designs. There was a time when I might, and did, but not anymore. It's not a good venue for designers or clients. I can't support that site.

And I'm not saying I'm opposed to doing free work or spec work. There is a time and a place for that stuff, and I'll do spec work today if I think it is a good opportunity. And I'll occasionally do free work for someone who I think is deserving of it, Tyler being one of those people. If they ask.

I know that wouldn't have worked here, the minute Tyler asked for logo designs he would have been hit with the usual anti-spec cries. But he could have privately reached out to some of the folks right here on this very forum who are very capable logo designers and asked for thoughts on how to do this, or even help in getting it done.

So in short, no I couldn't have submitted something because there was no opportunity for me to do so.


+1 for EmberMike

99designs or any crowdsourcing works are no good for designers.
What is Spec Work?


I oppose it and have never ever entered such contest.

« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2013, 08:13 »
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thanks for the thoughts and replies guys.  I'm not expecting everyone to like it (impossible)... personally I think it's a significant improvement over what it was so it'll be staying for now.  Like gillian (and others) have said, the logo is a product of a 99designs contest (which was also announced here for entries) and I felt it was the best option (and there was a thread here asking for votes on which was the best as well) ... and most of all, it's a nice to have a change.  I'm not a designer so letter spacing (kerning) isn't my forte.. I'll take Beppe Grillo's advice though and make a few small changes.

it's good now leaf.. (very good compared to old logo :) )

except, you should lose the thin dark lines around "orange text and bubble"..
« Last Edit: October 23, 2013, 09:27 by cidepix »

« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2013, 08:19 »
+1
there was a contest, those of you who are complaining could have submitted options months ago...


Didn't want to open this can of worms, but here we go...

I saw the contest, but I won't enter anything on 99designs. There was a time when I might, and did, but not anymore. It's not a good venue for designers or clients. I can't support that site.

And I'm not saying I'm opposed to doing free work or spec work. There is a time and a place for that stuff, and I'll do spec work today if I think it is a good opportunity. And I'll occasionally do free work for someone who I think is deserving of it, Tyler being one of those people. If they ask.

I know that wouldn't have worked here, the minute Tyler asked for logo designs he would have been hit with the usual anti-spec cries. But he could have privately reached out to some of the folks right here on this very forum who are very capable logo designers and asked for thoughts on how to do this, or even help in getting it done.

So in short, no I couldn't have submitted something because there was no opportunity for me to do so.


+1 for EmberMike

99designs or any crowdsourcing works are no good for designers.
What is Spec Work?

I oppose it and have never ever entered such contest.


Great Post :)

Never done it too..

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2013, 10:34 »
+2
there was a contest, those of you who are complaining could have submitted options months ago. Tyler clearly likes his orange and the font (or typeface or typography, depending on how pedantic and hipster you wish to appear). It's his space; do you openly criticise the furnishings in your friend's house? Ouch! it's harsh here, even within the community. It's not my cup of tea either, but i like the change.

Unfortunately not everybody could be free at this time to participate to the contest (personally I was not, and I regret because I love to project logos).
To project a logo is not something that you can do in 10 minutes. You need time to project and realize a good logo.

I agree that it is always easy to criticize once things have been done.
But at least somebody did it (criticize) trying to give some suggestions

And in any way I agree with EmberMike  (I won't enter anything on 99designs) +1 to him
« Last Edit: October 23, 2013, 10:37 by Beppe Grillo »

« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2013, 22:46 »
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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2013, 03:34 »
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I just kept looking at it and wondering what the extra strange G shape was for, now I ignore it  ???

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