by ishboo
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Hi Fellow Warriors,

Do you know a great logo when you see one?

If so, I would LOVE for you to critique my new logo concepts. I have six samples that I had created for me and am not sure which one to choose (or if I should scrap them all-together).

My market is Time-strapped Small and Medium Businesses who are actively seeking Local Internet Marketing Services that fit their limited budget.

They want more customers, more free time, and more results.

And need to believe that we are the best choice to serve up all three.

Please take a look at the sample concepts I had created below and tell me which you would choose, or if I should scrap them all and what you think I should go with instead.

Here's the link to the concepts if you don't mind a look: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ipjfe0ezek4okm/54667.jpg

Thank you so much in advance and I can't wait to reply to your replies

Many thanks!

Anthony Smith
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Joshua
    I'm not really much of a graphic design expert but here's my two cents

    Concept 1: Too complicated, took me a few seconds to understand they were meeting at the top.

    Concept 2: The thumb is a little cheesy for a boring technical niche.

    Concept 3: This one I like, simple, professional and the ticks indicate 'trusted', 'been doing this a while now' and 'success'.

    Concept 4: Too cartooned for a boring niche.

    Concept 5: Easier to understand compared to concept 1. Still too complicated for a logo.

    Concept 6: Too 1995 - 2000.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Machine
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  • I will vote for No.3 ..

    Blessings to your IM Business
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruwan
    Ok here is how I eliminate them,

    #1, 5:
    - The symbols/icons are too complex with those small people, not suitable for a logo. A logo should look nice and clear even at a smaller size.

    #4:
    - For a logo, most of the times you need to match the colors of the symbol with the text color. The concept is too basic.
    + Good layout for the text if you want to emphasize "CHOICE" more.

    #6:
    - I don't like logos with backgrounds unless it adds something to the logo concept. It just makes things complicated.
    + Basic but nice symbol, gives good first impression.

    #2:
    - Again the concept is too basic.

    So the winner is #3. Maybe still not perfect but it's going at the right direction. You can try few variations on this one. Overall the text part is good in all concepts except #6.

    You seems to be rely on pre-designed symbols.. :rolleyes: need to edit them manually to get the right result.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I agree that the best is probably number 3; but I feel that 4 can be usable too. I don't mind the "cartoonish" feature as much; but that is just a personal opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author ishboo
    Okay everyone, I'm going to make some minor revisions based on your feedback. I'll be posting the revised logo concept based off of #3 here in this same thread for one last review.

    If you stick with me, I'd love to give the person with the best feedback a free gift (and I aint' talkin' no cheesy e-book).

    It's a real service from me to you. I don't know what to value it, but I really appreciate your feedback and I think you'll like the service I'm going to give you (but I won't let the cat out of the bag just yet - I want some really good feedback on the revised concept first, which I'll have posted here in a couple days - so subscribe to this thread to be notified when I do).

    Only the best feedback will get this service from me (if they wish).

    So far, the best feedback by far is from Nathan Joshua

    Thanks again Nathan!
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  • Profile picture of the author nonin
    sorry - none of them look good enough to be able to work with serious companies.

    You are doing business - so, be professional.

    .. here you go, enjoy:



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    • Profile picture of the author Ruwan
      @nonin
      I have to agree with you somewhat..
      And I rate your attempt better. It looks professional and a nice concept. If anything I'm not that crazy about the typeface you are using.
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      • Profile picture of the author nonin
        Originally Posted by Ruwan View Post

        @nonin
        I have to agree with you somewhat..
        And I rate your attempt better. It looks professional and a nice concept. If anything I'm not that crazy about the typeface you are using.
        tx.. I like it as well (blush)

        mostly I use Arial Black and similar fonts for text, but in this case the graphic element had to be a part of text - therefore I chose this font..

        @ishboo ... drop me a line and I will give you eps (I would hate to waste good logo)

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        few laws about logos:
        1) simple
        2) balanced
        3) max 3 colours
        4) no gradients
        5) use graphic elements instead of animations like thumbs, faces and similar

        disagree? I agree that there are exceptions, but check few brands that we see every day: warrior forum, adobe, microsoft, asda, facebook, sonny, philips, nissan, bmw and many, many more

        .. experience? more than 10 years in graphic design business

        peace
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        • Profile picture of the author rajat2k2k
          Originally Posted by nonin View Post

          tx.. I like it as well (blush)

          mostly I use Arial Black and similar fonts for text, but in this case the graphic element had to be a part of text - therefore I chose this font..

          @ishboo ... drop me a line and I will give you eps (I would hate to waste good logo)

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          few laws about logos:
          1) simple
          2) balanced
          3) max 3 colours
          4) no gradients
          5) use graphic elements instead of animations like thumbs, faces and similar

          disagree? I agree that there are exceptions, but check few brands that we see every day: warrior forum, adobe, microsoft, asda, facebook, sonny, philips, nissan, bmw and many, many more

          .. experience? more than 10 years in graphic design business

          peace
          Great tips nonin. I think OP should use his logo as it looks very professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexTylor
    Originally Posted by ishboo View Post

    Hi Fellow Warriors,

    Do you know a great logo when you see one?

    If so, I would LOVE for you to critique my new logo concepts. I have six samples that I had created for me and am not sure which one to choose (or if I should scrap them all-together).

    My market is Time-strapped Small and Medium Businesses who are actively seeking Local Internet Marketing Services that fit their limited budget.

    They want more customers, more free time, and more results.

    And need to believe that we are the best choice to serve up all three.

    Please take a look at the sample concepts I had created below and tell me which you would choose, or if I should scrap them all and what you think I should go with instead.

    Here's the link to the concepts if you don't mind a look:

    Thank you so much in advance and I can't wait to reply to your replies

    Many thanks!

    Anthony Smith
    The fifth logo is looking professional..
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  • Profile picture of the author chinadigipro
    Concept 3 logo looks viable due to it's brief nature and people can easily understand the meaning of the logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO holic
    I agree with another member,concept 3 look good and web 2,0 style.I think icon using symbol CWB.
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  • Profile picture of the author Juraviel
    If your just starting out with Photoshop then i think these logotypes are pretty decent. I used to play with PS a lot and i know how hard it can be to refine all the details etc.. however, i like #1 and #3 the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author JC Alexandre
    For me your logo's looks ok , great for web hosting business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Babar2b
    2 and 3 look ok....The best thing is to keep it simple and creative.
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    • Profile picture of the author DigitalDanny
      Thumbs up for #3, give it some small adjustments and you have a winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Russel Mogul
    I like them. You may want to look at your competitors and figure what they are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDuffo
    I will vote for concept 3.
    as i think it's the best....
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  • Profile picture of the author BoxSRVJack
    I prefer concept 3, IMO it just looks alot more professional and appealing. for my second choice i would say concept 6 and that would look very good on a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    To me, concept 1 is better than all.
    It's looking perfect to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author eXthus
    Number 3 looks the best to me and most brand able.

    It looks like #3 is winning Great work by the way!
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  • Profile picture of the author One Man
    My honest opinion: your getting there!

    All your designs have an appealing professionalism and modern style them which is beautiful and excellent, you just haven't quite nailed this logo yet.

    I like the concept of a tick or a thumbs up - your concepts are good - I think if you spend only a little more time on this you'll hit a logo which has the WOW factor.

    Just my honest opinion, I hope it was helpful.

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  • I would go with #3 as it is the smoothest and cleanest. It's easy to get caught up in the imagery of a logo. I look at large brands and they focus on a unique font and a very simple logo. That seems to work best. Look at facebook, twitter, Coca-Cola, Nike, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, eBay and so on. Memorable logos with not much going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    well here is what I think...
    Con # 1 & 5 Took me some time to understand the whole fact. They are not so suitable for logo.
    Con # 2 & 4 Looks ok. (2 is more ok)
    Con # 6 Looks more like a banner than a logo.
    Con # 3 Looks more professional. And topics oriented.
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  • Profile picture of the author DarkN1ght
    They all seem like theres too much going on, try some ideas with CWM.
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    I vote for number 4
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    • Profile picture of the author meccabiz
      I like #3, but I think that it would look even better in more of a clearer check mark shape. It looks like an open book, it needs to be more vertical in shape. This symbol does remind me more of "Choice."
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    Number 3 and 5 perfect in my opinion.
    Those are looking simple. I think simple is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author morantis
    I like #2 as a web logo and #6 if you ever plan to use a banner ad anywhere besides your own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author hacktheworld
    Mix Concept1 and Concept4.
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  • Profile picture of the author hndsign
    i think concept 1 look good.
    but maybe you choose any color to combine with the blue sky.
    Maybe light green or orange
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  • Profile picture of the author johndoejohndoe
    The thumbs up reminds me of a cheesy facebook like thumb. I'm not sure how it relates to your company. It doesn't make sense to me other than if you're trying to convey good service with the thumbs up, which honestly, shouldn't be in your logo. The logo should identify you as a company and/or brand, not the kind of service you want people to think you give. A lame thumbs up next to your name doesn't automatically prove self worth and satisfaction imo, it's almost like a d-bag taking a picture of his abs in the mirror and posting it as his facebook profile pic.
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  • Profile picture of the author rantrally
    My favorite was concept #3. Professional, sharp, and unique.

    #2 reminded me too much of Twitter.
    #6 wasn't current looking enough.
    The others were ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyro
    I like concept #3. very clean, simple & professional.
    The rest have a bit too much going on...
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  • Profile picture of the author ishboo
    Okay, I appreciate everyone's responses. But I have to say that Nonin came out as #1! Not only did he have the best insights, he produced the logo that I am going to be going with. If you're interested in his logo design (which is pretty damn good) he only charges around $20 for one like he did for me

    Hire him before everyone else does!

    Also, here is the link to a competition he is holding on his site -- It can be a little confusing, but not if you actually read it all out.

    Competition « OutLived | UK Classifieds

    So there you go. He's the winner of my service! What did he win? Well, I offered him page on ranking on the keyword of his choice. He decided for whatever reason that he really wanted me to tell people about his competition at the link above.

    So I did!

    But if anyone is interested, I am getting page one rankings for keywords that get 3,600 searches per month and have 100 THOUSAND competing web pages. That wouldn't normally be a lot of web pages to compete with, except that the competition on every one of them is fierce. I'm talking realtors keywords.

    Anyway, if you'd like to ever hire me out, I'd be happy to give you a quote. None of my services start for less than $500 per month when it comes to local businesses, but for warriors, I'd be willing to make a special deal.

    I don't want this to turn into a warrior special offer being posted in the wrong thread and getting banned, so I am ending this thread now.

    Thanks everyone for the amazing support and again, to Nonin, YOU DA MAN!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ed Brown
    i'd go with #1 or #3 ...
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    I think the best is c 4
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    i wants to create a logo for a company. but i dont know which software suitable for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author ueon
    i like the bottom one with the 3 check mark like figures; its simple so its less likely to go out of style very quickly
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    I like the 3rd concept. It is more easy for the customer or people to understand what is the business all about by just having a view of the logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author barnjoel
    I would definitely go with number 3 out of all of them. It still needs a bit of work, the colors could stand out a little more, maybe condense the whole thing a bit, try changing the fonts. Another thing is the check marks are far too big for a website, also make sure that your logo will look good in both black&white and full color in case you end up using anything for print in the future. Good luck and hope to see some revisions.
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  • Profile picture of the author thester
    concept 4 took my eye and stood out the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author SergeMonrois
    This depends of the entire design of the website. If you even choose one of these logos, there is no guarantee that it will look good as a part of website.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewBz
    I like the darker blues better than the aqua blues. Other wise the graphics are awesome. Nice stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzyBlack
    In terms of good graphic design, aiming yourself to be a trusted business and not just someone who isn't a professional - No3 is the one you need to go for. The other's don't convey professionalism or are too busy.

    HTH
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  • Profile picture of the author Absolute Logo
    I like 1 and 5 the most!
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