Hey everyone – I was hoping to get some opinions on this. I’ve been working on maybe coming up with a new logo but I keep scrapping a lot of ideas. This is one that I ended up fully forming and I like it, but I’d like some objective feedback.
Thanks in advance!
I’m not too fond of the type underneath, maybe it’s a bit too floral (the yellow is little off as well, to me, but could look better on a dark background).
I like the refresh logo, but I feel like the rest of the text is more bold than it is – should it not be the other way around? I feel like the refresh should be the focus.
I think the main typeface has a bit of issues showing jagged lines. I also think the inner shadow of the symbol is a bit too much. I’d try something other than pure black, perhaps a few gradient combinations (like this).
Edit: I was also thinking you could give it some sort of depth instead, like Jordan Metcalf has produced in this artwork – http://jordan-metcalf.com/1865/577460/gallery/poets-writers-magazine-cover
I think that particular sans-serif typeface should go. The ‘N’ looks incredibly funky and the color palette doesn’t compliment each other except for Concept 7 minus the yellow of the symbol.
I agree with @TheDoc but a better and different sans-serif typeface should do the trick.
Yes, much better choice. I would go a bit deeper and not be so strong on the dark gradient on the 3D effect. I would also give the text -45 degree gradient (shades of black/gray). Oh and for the symbol, I wouldn’t make it “pop” that much. You still want to make it look like it’s part of the text.
My typography teacher would murder you for not having the “ouroboros” O not be the same thickness as everything else its fitting in with. The last set you linked is the best for the under text and I am glad you got rid of the drop shadow. It looked like it did not belong and was a distraction to the overall concept. I also think you should try the typical sans / serif. Sans is your main part of the logo, so try a serif on the bottom for more contrast, perhaps even all in small caps or lower case. Small caps is made to be wider than normal upper case, so would put a little more weight on the bottom to balance the very large top you have.
Also, Josh, you’re making the symbol stand out too much. It’s not quite matching the color palette of the rest of the text and the darker color of the gradient is too strong. The hardest part is getting it right. It’s probably best since this typeface has such a thin weight to it, to use a single color.
After seeing both thick/thin of the O, either would honestly work. Go with your gut, but however it is overall more cohesive of a design being the same thickness. Also, I love the last of the set with all the bottom characters in lower case serifs.
The issue I am seeing right now is the ‘B’ and the ‘E’ roughly where the x-height would be for the font face is where the cross bars of the B and the E should be, i’d say closer to where the current one in the B is. I think if you lined the E’s up, it would read much better also.
Edit: One other small adjustment I see being, in the stylized O, the cutout facing the arrow tip is rounded, perhaps try to make it the same angle as the arrow tip.
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