What typefaces work with this logo?

Ray Frenden's picture

I'm terrible at pairing geometric fonts, but I think that a geometric and a modern would go well with the anachronistic feel of the logo I intend to use for my freelance illustration. Am I totally off base? If not Futura and N.C.S., then what?

As always, your help is much appreciated.

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david h's picture

don't go too crazy with fonts. What is your style? target - editorial? books? concept? digital? traditional? -- or both? did you draw the "R"?

Ray Frenden's picture

My work is all across the board. I do concept art for games, spot illustration for magazines, comic illustration for books, digital arts like pixelart, and some graphic design. It's hard to pin down.

I did draw the logo from scratch. The "R" is my doing.

I'm currently putting together my portfolio and resume's grid and the next step'll be to slap the information down. I'm currently fontless, though. It's always much easier when you're making these decisions for someone else!

Edit: I apologize if this would better go into the Critique subforums.

Ray Frenden's picture

I think I opted for Futura out of frustration; Neutraface might be a better option. After all, most the people looking at my work are going to be Art Directors or other designers and they'd have seen Futura for the gazillionth time.

What serifs for body would you recommend if I went that route?

timd's picture

If it is for a short amount of copy, like a resumé, why not go with one family, Neutraface would be a good option, as you say familiarity breeds…etc.
Tim

david h's picture

Logo is one thing, resumé - another thing, and your portfolio - new story.

Just to be clear about the portfolio: one portfolio with different samples? -- comic illustration , concept, spot etc etc? real- world-published work, or you're on the way to be famous? :)

Ray Frenden's picture

Heh, real published stuff! I've been working for five years at a low budget design shop and I want to move on to bigger and better. It'll mean a pay cut, likely, but I need a place with upward mobility. You could say I was as high up in my current company as was possible.

While doing that, I've done freelance for novels, comics, games, etc.

I'm thinking that my online portfolio will be very cleanly laid out so as to bring some order to the chaos that is "samples in a slew of categories." My physical portfolio for interviewing for the next graphic design job will be, and rightly so, focused on design.

I'm a stronger illustrator than designer. I'd say proper font useage is my weakest area. I'm constantly reading books on the subject and am eager to improve.

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