Thursday, October 8, 2009

Still Playing With the Darn Logo

Not satisfied yet, but getting a little closer. I'm not crazy about the yellow spot--it makes the text easier to read, but gives a Giant Eyeball quality that I'm not keen on.


  1. You know a sun logo I really liked? That black sun on Orions helmit, the character from Jack Kirby's New Gods. It's just a black circle within a ring of equal sized, and evenly space ray-points. they were usually yellow or red, depending.

    A google image search should find you a pic.

  2. Actually, I like this one a lot more than the others.

    Here's a test. When you make your logo, don't just look at your logo on the computer; build a mockup of a front cover for one of your booklets or products and print it out on the paper you want to use for your cover sheet. The first thing I learned when doing support for graphics designers is that you'll be amazed how different something looks on your computer and on its own compared to how it looks put together with the other elements and printed out as you want it.

  3. @E.G.--that's sort of where I started with my first try. :)

    @Badeliare--good point.

  4. Take a look at this.

    Maybe some design elements that'll work for ye, also consider your text doesn't have to be black, it can be a contrasting color.

  5. I think a giant lurid eyeball is a good accident...

  6. It should be noted that you don't have to have the dark text on a lighter background in order to keep readability, you can simply outline (or shadow) the letters in a lighter color. That also makes the letters look cooler.

    And I have to say I liked the wavy sun rays of the last logo a lot. This one looks like you made it with the spraypaint tool in MS Paint.

  7. And I have to say I liked the wavy sun rays of the last logo a lot.

    Me too.