ideas for conveying idleness/laziness through a logo

jarvis's picture

any ideas....i thought of it looking half finished or even so lazy that there wasnt a logo?! anyone?

Randy's picture

Set in helvetica.

Randy's picture

My anti-design quip is cliche. Maybe draw the letters and half ink them in.
Take a doodle and make it the logo.

R

bluealgae's picture

If the logo is not purely typographic, try a sloth (the animal).

jarvis's picture

its just typographical...that helvetica comment got me thinking actually

DesignGuyMemphis's picture

Could the word or phrase simply stop abruptly before being completed, say drop the last letter or two, and yet still be understood? I'm thinking of the old "Plan Ahead" posters where it appeared that the designer ran out of room and had to squeeze the "d" on at the end or drop it off altogether.

david h's picture

¿ ideas for conveying idleness & laziness through a logo ?

bluealgae's picture

Don't cross your Ts or dot your Is.

mello's picture

Is this for some sort of visual gag or charge?

If it's a words + icon logo, instead of the icon there could be a dotted placeholder where it reads 'place logo here', simulating some unworked template. Or maybe a web-like placeholder with a red 'X'. It could also be set with times/times new roman and helvetica/arial.

These wouldn't work well for a real assignment, though

TBiddy's picture

How about not even making a logo? :)

Si_Daniels's picture

Make the logo out of Tetris blocks, or go for a similar treatment using Minesweeper or Solitaire visuals.

Not right now Lumberg I'm kinda busy. In fact I'll have to ask you to leave... Si

hrant's picture

To me the Jannon forms are somewhat lackadaisical.
Not lethargic, more like carefree couch potato.

More generally, I'd say something wide with droopy
terminals, no straight lines, and rounded corners.

hhp

Dan Weaver's picture

Comic Sans

dezcom's picture

Make a Cliff Notes logo or make it look like an EZ-Boy recliner.

ChrisL

mello's picture

Maybe depicting some early stage of development not taken further -- like a rough with badly erased and risked parts, a proof with notes for correction or a faux typewriting with typos corrected by drawing over with a ball pen instead of re-typed. Or maybe a quick jot down on a napkin or PostIt.

Si_Daniels's picture

Find an existing recognizable logo with almost the same letters as your word mark and replace the missing letters with hand-drawn versions or crudely re-arrange the letters.

eg. if your company is called "Slacker-Mart" take another logo with the word Mart in it, and crudely replace the first word with a post-it note with the word Slacker written on it.
Cheers, Si

PS Get a good lawyer if you decide to try this one.

laxdes's picture

Hey It could be something like this...
Just imagine that you begin colouring your letters/letter. You are very lazy to do that you are too lazy to even pickup a brush..But somehow you manage to dip the brush in colour and place it on the paper. the colour slides down on the paper but you have still not lift or moved the brush.....and....suddenly you fall asleep.....then imagine the stroke that you would get on the paper. You can use the composition of that letter and stroke.

jarvis's picture

so ive looked at ways of tryin to show how the logotype has been created lazily..........are there anytypefaces that convey a sluggishness and feel lazy/comfortable that come to your minds? im thinking cooper black but something else.....thanks for your replies by the way

Mark Simonson's picture

Maybe something backslanted? A bit literal, maybe, but sometimes that can work.

hrant's picture

The one interesting thing here
http://www.typofonderie.com/alphabets/view/MenckenText _
was this:

"Because he felt Americans did not recognize irony when they read it, he proposed the creation of a special typeface to be called ironics, with the text slanting in the opposite direction from italic types, to indicate the author’s humour."

Personally I'm unclear on what backslant actually conveys, partly because it's so rarely used. Hey, maybe we should ask readers of Arabic (and Hebrew) since they're confronted with slant in the "wrong" direction quite regularly.

hhp

Si_Daniels's picture

Thanks for sharing - often you don't see the results of these 'ideas' threads. Si

jarvis's picture

did that work? its supposed to say idle.....not digitaal dialoog.....maybe its just me who cant see it

Mark Simonson's picture

I see digitaal dialoog, too. Could be the image name you chose was not unique. Their still working on that (dealing with duplicate names of uploaded images). (The one above is called "logo.jpg". What are the chances you used the same name? :-)

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