Youth Group Logo Critique Please

nvhladek's picture

Any thoughts about this logo design for our youth group, Omega Ministries?

Nick's picture

I read w-t-m (with the t obviously representing a cross), or E-t-E (with the Es being rotated on their sides). Besides the imagery of the cross, I'm not really sure what's going on...

Lex Kominek's picture

Unfortunately, most people will probably read the 'ω' as a 'w' so it might be wise to use 'Ω' instead. I also read "wtm". I'd start from scratch.

- Lex

henrypijames's picture

Forgive me for being blunt, but this isn't a logo for a youth group -- instead, it's a perfect one for a mortuary. So unless it's a Goth youth group...

The whole logo -- they static strokes and straight corners, the cross, the color theme -- symbolizes the complete opposite of what a "youth group" should represent.

nvhladek's picture

well, it's a christian youth group, so the cross at least fits (not that all christian things have to have a crosses in their logos)

nvhladek's picture

ok, here's another shot using ’Ω’ instead of ’ω’ ... I forget sometimes that I majored in Classics ...

it's a rough workup, but i'm wondering what folks think if it's a better direction:

henrypijames's picture

That's somewhat better, but still way too static and serious.

Try the following:

1. Use livelier colors;
2. Use less straight lines and angles, more curves;
3. Use less serious, more dynamic fonts;
4. Use less geometrical, more "out of order" placement.

Lex Kominek's picture

Because all of the text is at the same angle, the 'Ω' is reading as a 'C' to me. Try rotating the word "OMEGA" so its baseline matches the 'Ω'.

What's the age group of the youth? There's a big difference between designing for kindergarteners and high schoolers.

- Lex

nvhladek's picture

It's a high school youth group. I'm going for the "I take myself very seriously because I'm a teenager and I skateboard and know everything" kind of feel.

Ratbaggy's picture

I see a hand ... giving the finger.

Paul Ducco
Motion Graphics Melbourne

nvhladek's picture

are you seeing that in the text part of it? because i suppose i can see how you would see that, but it's a real stretch ... anyone else seeing this? because i'm not ...

Hildebrant's picture

The last thing this world needs is another Christian/Youth Group "look my "T" is actually a cross" thing. For God's sake, please don't do that. It's so overplayed, cheesy, and cliche.

(sorry, but this is a constant gripe for me).

That said, your second concept is worlds better.

I also disagree with Henry. This doesn't need to be livelier, curvy, etc.
This is headed in a good direction. You may wish to refine the Omega Symbol. The bar on the "M" needs a lot of work. It is a little clumsy here. Maybe something a little sharper.

I would also consider a different face for the text. You know what might work well with this is Klavika.

jayyy's picture

I like the second one too. It appears to be a head and torso (the omega and 'M' together) which could represent one of these Christian youths.
The type I would definitely change however. Apart from this I like the new direction.

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