Which Of My Logos Do You Think Looks Best?

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I am designing a logo, for myself, which happens to be one of the hardest things that a designer can do (meaning designing something for yourself), because YOUR usually the hardest and most critical of your own self.

Out of the 2 Logos, which are very similar, and only sligfhtly different, which do you like the most, and why?

Thanks for your input......

Steve

Click on images to see larger versions...... the farthest right image was just added per someone elses suggestion, what do you think of it, it was added after post #18 was made and before post #19
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  • Profile picture of the author igoresha76
    the one on the right
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    I didn't really see enough difference between them for it to matter. *shrugs*
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  • Profile picture of the author pilotemt963
    I had to look hard to even notice the difference between the 2, but I do prefer the one on the right without the shadow behind the tree
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  • Profile picture of the author Lethologica
    No offense, but no self respecting designer would use drop shadow, especially like that.

    Therefore, right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    I vote for the one on the right....looks cleaner, fresher and not so 'dark'.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Capitalist_Pig
    Try killing the drop shadow and removing the negative space inside the tree - the little cut-outs.

    Love the name, by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author indiatext
    i personally like the one on the right side...i think hyou should go for the right one...
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  • Profile picture of the author mybizdeal
    First one looks cool, which have 3D effect!
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  • Profile picture of the author Heavenstorm
    i think the right one is better
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  • Profile picture of the author derrickschwan
    The one the right looks better.
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  • i agree with the right one, because of the lack of bevel/shadow/etc in tree on left
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Lethologica View Post

      No offense, but no self respecting designer would use drop shadow, especially like that.

      Therefore, right.
      Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

      No way, drop shadows are awesome. Seriously I use them all day long.
      I agree. You should steer clear of drop shadows in corporate logos like this that are going to be printed on your stationery. Drop shadows are fine for sticking behind your headlines or making images pop off the webpage, but when it comes to offline printing, flat images look much better and more professional.

      I also tend to agree that the tree should just be a solid color without the little white speckles in it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        I agree. You should steer clear of drop shadows in corporate logos like this that are going to be printed on your stationery. Drop shadows are fine for sticking behind your headlines or making images pop off the webpage, but when it comes to offline printing, flat images look much better and more professional.

        I also tend to agree that the tree should just be a solid color without the little white speckles in it.
        Out of logos that are now up there, excluding the first one, which do you like, someone suggested getting rid of the texture inside the tree, but I actually think it adds some character to the logo, what do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    Personally, I like the one in the middle. But I'm a stickler for details.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lethologica
    Personally, I'd leave the white sprinkles but perhaps place them a little more strategically. They help give character as well as breaking up a rather large patch of just colour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    Now I would say the one on the right for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Here's a logo to get your juices flowing. If you are selling design services maybe you should be showing more of your design capabilities in your logo than just a tree with some words under it? I mean the logo looks fine but it's not really displaying much of your creative abilities...

    When I am going to create a logo like your one, if I know I want to use a tree in it or something like that, I will usually first go to Google images and type in something like 'tree logo' and have a look through all the images that come up. You will usually find some creative ideas you hadn't necessarily thought of.

    Example: What do you think of this?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Here's a logo to get your juices flowing. If you are selling design services maybe you should be showing more of your design capabilities in your logo than just a tree with some words under it? I mean the logo looks fine but it's not really displaying much of your creative abilities...

      When I am going to create a logo like your one, if I know I want to use a tree in it or something like that, I will usually first go to Google images and type in something like 'tree logo' and have a look through all the images that come up. You will usually find some creative ideas you hadn't necessarily thought of.

      Example: What do you think of this?
      .................................. nice logo
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  • Profile picture of the author aasthatrivedi
    I will suggest u for the 3rd one...because it looks more proper than other two...i am just telling this as a end user point of view as i am not an expert in all these matters so its just a formal suggestion from my side...
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  • Profile picture of the author Battra
    Another vote for the right-side logo. If you print in black/white or monochrome or in the corner of an envelope, the 3D effect will be gone anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ralph Moore
      No 1 looks like a mistake.

      No 3 looks like a tree in shadow.

      No 2 looks like a tree. <= Leaning toward that one
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  • I like the one on the right - all that whitespace is uncomfortable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manic Marketer
    The one on the right - easier to read!
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  • Profile picture of the author apoorv.parijat
    3rd one, of course.

    Drop shadows are good in sales letters, etc (that too, if used properly). I'd stay away from them when doing designing for corporate stuff, as much as possible. I recently got a logo and some other stuff created from 99Designs and in most of the logos, the drop shadow was done terribly.

    3rd one, hands down!
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  • Profile picture of the author Intermission
    I like the depth given to the tree with the cutouts in the middle. The third one does work better for simplicity sake, but I do prefer the second one best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Steve,

      To me? The middle. The one on the right, in print, will look a bit too smooth for my tastes. The one on the left has some detail that may not look good in print. The dark spots adjacent to the open spaces, to be specific.

      The center one seems to have more of a balance. It's a small thing, but it stood out that way to me immediately.


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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Ah. Looking at the full-sized versions, I see it's a drop shadow. Still have the same opinion, for the same reason. Maybe a bit moreso, though.

    Really nice design, by the way.


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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Thanks to all of you who have contributed, you all have helped lots with your opinions and different perspectives.

    I believe that I will go with Logo #2
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  • Profile picture of the author ashishthakkar
    Nice logos by the way.

    Guess you have already made the decision. Personally, I would have gone with the 3rd.

    Best of luck anyways.


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  • Profile picture of the author AdamNolan
    I appreciate the right one. It looks better.
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