Logo for Bistro

LamaKova's picture

This is a logo for a Bistro.
Food is served there in a sophisticated/elegant way.
It has down to earth prices.
Has a clean feeling along with a home-like feeling. (famous for their fresh baked bread).
The place has warm colors.

Am I on the right direction?

Thanks,
Elsi.

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gerald's picture

i really like the bottom one. very warm and inviting.

apankrat's picture

I think while the type is very appropriate, the extrusion thingy takes away some of its elegance and seems to unbalance the whole logo. Its spiky appearance that doesn't really match the roundness of the letters, so it looks like a foreign element. It also reminds me more of a pineapple or a tomato rather than a pomegranate.

If I were to chose between the two, I would too select the bottom one.

Lex Kominek's picture

I also like the bottom one. Try making the flower a little smaller.

- Lex

hrant's picture

You should use a font nobody else has yet... Maybe even one that's still
in development... Especially if it has that rare "g" you seem to favor...
http://typophile.com/node/53395
:-)

hhp

all about seb's picture

This is lovely, especially the bottom one.

Do you mind sharing what font you used as a basis for this?

Seb

nina's picture

Hrant, you make me smile. Thanks for pointing out lil' Ernestine.

The existing font looks like some kind of Souvenir to me? And I personally think
it looks surprisingly fresh in this, but inherently has a sort of softie retro vibe.
If that's intended: great.

LamaKova's picture

Thanks all for your comments.

I made the flower a little bit smaller.
The font name is JasminUPC.
What do you think about the kerning?

The second logo is just a quick try.
Does it give a more ‘home-like’ feeling? (if at all…)

Thanks,
Elsi

Lex Kominek's picture

I don't like the script as much.

Also, I would recommend licensing a legal copy of Souvenir. JasmineUPC seems to be a rip-off.

- Lex

LamaKova's picture

Thanks Lex.
I'm just reading about the licensing thing... kind of new to this.
Is the flower small enough?

Lex Kominek's picture

Yes, I really like it at this size. It's just subtle enough.

- Lex

LamaKova's picture

Thanks Lex :)

L.C

apankrat's picture

I agree w/ Lex, script is not a good option.

First looks quite good, but I have two nitpicks. First is the font outline, it seems to be taking away from the 'home' feeling you are after. Second is the placement of the 'flower'. I'd move it closer to the top of 'g' because right now the area between it and the 'r' looks rather cluttered.

LamaKova's picture

epsilicon,
I took off the outline. I agree.
Regarding the placement of the flower: I wanted the flower to replace the ‘ear’ of the letter ‘g’. So there will be a smooth continuity from the letter ‘g’ to ‘r’.
Does it still look clutter after removing the outline (#1)?
#2 & #3 are different versions of the flower placement. They look odd to me. (It is already odd as the flower is not aligned with the circle pivot..)
What do you think?

Thanks :-)

Miss Tiffany's picture

The detail is so small that initially when I first looked it seemed more of a mistake or accident. I appreciate the concept, but I think it would be better executed on the o.

LamaKova's picture

Thanks Tiffany for your comment.
The original logo of this bistro uses the ‘O’ letter as a pomegranate (in a different way, so I thought of trying something new… I might go back to the ‘O’.
Something else that I just realized: I made a spelling mistake in the word Pomegrande … it should be with T!

Back to ESL classroom...
L.C

Alaskan's picture

I thought it was a cutesy spelling meant to sound like "lemonade". I've been resisting the urge to comment that they might want to reconsider using a name that sounds like "bomb a grenade".

Whew. What a relief!

Lex Kominek's picture

I just thought it was in another language!

- Lex

LamaKova's picture

new concept - any good?
Not sure about the font yet.
q.- when I download a 'free font' from the web - do I still need a license?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Better.

Why can't the little sprout *be* the M?

apankrat's picture

Typeface-wise I think it's better, but the "pomegranate sprout" is hard to recognize as such. It looks more like a grass bunch, and it will probably continue to look like that under Ms. Tiffany's suggestion.

Why not try and use your original idea here, either with G or the O ? I'd also consider removing G's bottom-right extrusion, i.e. make it look like G in Locator Display.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Yes. I take back my suggestion. I really think the strongest idea is to use the o. Sometimes obvious is best.

georgebutler's picture

Step back and don't over think it. You were onto something with the first set of ideas.

You can almost feel the flavour of the pomegranate mix with the warmth of the bread ovens. The new concept, in my opinion, feels more like a thick cut of steak.

The small flourish on the g's ear was brilliant! Adds a glint of magic. Like Miss Tiffany was saying the round shape of the o may be better suited to the treatment. And, grow that sprout. Bring out this fun feature so people will actually see it.

saalim's picture

yo !...like the bottom one .....fonts are appropriate,
i suggest u can try the leaves in the letter 'g' in green colour, it might give a strong and elegant look.

saalim's picture

yo !...like the bottom one .....fonts are appropriate,
i suggest u can try the leaves in the letter 'g' in green colour, it might give a strong and elegant look.

LamaKova's picture

Another try -
I changed the descender of the 'g' to be more like a natural part (twig?) of the pomegranate.
I'm not sure about the final curve of this descender, but this is the idea more or less.

Yes? No?

elsi

apankrat's picture

Not sure about the descender, but the top extrusion no longer looks like that of a pomegranate. It needs to be pointy, like such. The version of it that you had in your original version was the closest to the real thing.

Also, the single color version is better between the last two .. that's unless you want to go with a high-contrast colors, like dark gray for the text and red for the extrusion (which could actually look quite nice).

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