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    please review my 1st logo attempt

    Hi All,

    Well i finally did it, after several months of debating whether or not to create my own or get someone to do it for me, and what i should include to relate it to my website which was the most difficult part.

    here is my logo its my first attempt and i used this tutorial. Its not great but its a start, i may still decide to get someone to do it professionally but we'll see




    i would like to add more detail to the bags and somehow incorperate the cornish flag



    any feed back would be very much appreciated good or bad

    thanks all

    my old "logo" can be found here

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    Wow, that looks great! Much, much better than your first attempt. Looks like you found a good tutorial too.

    My only real recommendation would be to consider a contrasting font for your slogan that would set it off as such.

    As far as the flag, maybe on one of the bags? The black and white of it is rather harsh and clashes with the softer gradients on the bags, though.
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    Hi msuffern,

    Thank you v. much for your feedback you example looks nice and i see what you mean about having a different style for the slogan. I will be amending that shortly

    as for the flag i will play around see if i can incorporate it, if you can think of any other ways i could incorporate it, i was thinking of having the flag as a watermark maybe, either over or beneath the current logo or maybe just the text?

    many thaks mate
    appreciate your time and helpful comments

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    p.s is the slogan suitable?

    or should it be for the smarter shopper or something else?

    feedback please
    thanks

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    I think the slogan is fine. Long-ish site name + shorter slogan = good. It's simple, to the point, and carries the implication that the site users can congratulate themselves on being "smart shoppers" if they use your site.
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    cool thanks for the feedback mate really appreciate it

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    ok here is the updated one, i have tried to align everything so that it looks as proffessional as i can make it

    thoughts.....



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    Nice. I think it will work much better with your site. Nice job integrating the Cornish flag - it's there for anyone who recognizes it but doesn't overpower the logo.

    If it were mine, I think I might try adding some items sticking out of the top of the bags (ie: the 'smart' shopper found some good deals at Kernow Connect!). They could be just boxes or other nondescript items, and, if you're into some more work - the bags could be made to look like they're bulging with purchases.

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    I have to prefix this with ~ I am not a graphics person but I do not a bit about marketing.

    I like the image but not for your logo. I think it is now a bit busy and when that happens a lot of customers can lose the message - the most important thing on your pages.

    I would suggest you use the bag as your 'background image' anbd put the Cornish flag on it as well as your strapline. In this way, you could have a much more impacting logo with the following additional benfits: -

    1. increased power of message from smaller logo
    2. less page estate used
    3. clearer, more concise message

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    Quote Originally Posted by PappaJohn View Post
    Nice. I think it will work much better with your site. Nice job integrating the Cornish flag - it's there for anyone who recognizes it but doesn't overpower the logo.

    If it were mine, I think I might try adding some items sticking out of the top of the bags (ie: the 'smart' shopper found some good deals at Kernow Connect!). They could be just boxes or other nondescript items, and, if you're into some more work - the bags could be made to look like they're bulging with purchases.
    thanks for you comments PappaJohn, i like the idea of adding items sticking out of the bags its something that i will try to incoporate into it. as for making the bags buldge i like the idea also but i dont think i am that adapt at using photoshop to pull that off but there is no harm trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazz View Post
    I have to prefix this with ~ I am not a graphics person but I do not a bit about marketing.

    I like the image but not for your logo. I think it is now a bit busy and when that happens a lot of customers can lose the message - the most important thing on your pages.

    I would suggest you use the bag as your 'background image' anbd put the Cornish flag on it as well as your strapline. In this way, you could have a much more impacting logo with the following additional benfits: -

    1. increased power of message from smaller logo
    2. less page estate used
    3. clearer, more concise message

    hth

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    Hi Bazz, thanks for your comments, i must admit i was a little worried about having too much stuff on my logo, the cornish flag as a background is just one possibility i came up with, however i like the thought of having the flag as a design on the bags them self but again it comes down to ability and whether or not i can accomplish it

    cheers
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    Hi, i have managed to put the flag as a design on the bag but it looks very basic and i am having difficulty adding a layer over the flag design so that i can add some colour but have the flag still show, so maybe a semi transparent object which has some detail on it to make the bag look nicer. any ideas

    here is the new bag

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    I would use one bag. Simple simple simple. Logos are mini billboards, you want the message to be clean and clear because if they only get a fleeting glance you want to make that impression.

    bazz has some good points I think (not bad for a non-designer). Here are a few tests you should put your logo through.

    1) Zoom out far and see how legible it is at 50% and 25%.
    2) Zoom in far and see what the important things are at 200% and 400%.
    3) Make a version for a favicon.
    4) Make a version that uses only text, and a version that uses only graphics.

    These few ideas can help spark your logo creation and find some of the weak spots. I challenge you to test this out, and post back if you can. I have some ideas too, but I think this would be a great exercise!
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    um interesting.....

    with this logo design



    following the above tests

    at 50% the bag is clearly visible as is the title kernow connect the slogan however is not as easy to read but you can just about

    at 25% the bag and the title can be made out but the slogan is very difficult to read

    im not 100% sure what you mean by saying "Make a version that uses only text, and a version that uses only graphics" if you could please elaberate on this, thanks

    so very interesting ideas and checks there thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywilken View Post
    I would use one bag. Simple simple simple. Logos are mini billboards, you want the message to be clean and clear because if they only get a fleeting glance you want to make that impression.
    yep dats wot I meant

    [quote]
    1) Zoom out far and see how legible it is at 50% and 25%.
    2) Zoom in far and see what the important things are at 200% and 400%.
    3) Make a version for a favicon.
    4) Make a version that uses only text, and a version that uses only graphics.

    These few ideas can help spark your logo creation and find some of the weak spots.
    [/qoute]

    there speaketh the designer. I wouldn't have known to mention any of those 4 points.

    One thing I would throw into the mix is in relation to your strapline.

    smart can mean different things in different places. smart 4rse being just one. maybe you might consider alternatives

    1. kernow connect : shop smarter
    2. kernow connect : smarter shopping
    3. kernow connect for the smarter shopper
    4. shop smarter : kernow connect

    maybe theoretical but, extending the word-association game to phrase association you want to associate your shop name with the strapline?

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