Stylusnet

photo's picture

hello,
I am trying to do a design for a friend, she wants to use the word stylusnet. when i first looked i thought it would be easy but its harder than that.
maybe you have more ideas than me. Thank youfirts go at stylusnet

dan's picture

The black box is too heavy. Also white type on a dark background makes the type look larger even if its the same size. Think of a stop sign. I would ask your friend it net was as important as stylus. My guess is it isn't. Take net out of the box make it smaller and maybe even tuck it under the us. Just some thoughts

soren_olsen's picture

Your design should be a solution to a problem. What is the problem?

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Soren O

photo's picture

Thank you Daniel, I have made some adjusments to the design,

Soren - the problem is that I can not come up with some thing good!, although I do far prefer the new one below. more

dan's picture

Soren's point is well taken. Otherwise it becomes art for art sake. What is the site going to be about? Who are you trying to reach? Is it gender oriented, a kids site? Is the site a commercial site? One more point, go away from the computer get a pencil and paper and start there.

aluminum's picture

Or, to put it simply, what *is* stylusnet?

rush's picture

You should start by evaluating what type of site/endeavour this is going to be for. Right now your proposals look like nothing specific.
Maybe look around in these forums and learn about the possibilities of typographic design, i could imagine you would like to use a different font here.

franz's picture

And please don't scale the type like that! Type has feelings too! :-)

photo's picture

ok, thanks guys. I think I need to sit back and thing/talk about this whole idea a lot more.
franz - my scaling days are over!

fonthausen's picture

Hi Photo,
you can scale type as long as you know what you have to do afterwards: redraw the scaled type :-)

---Jacques

designalchemy's picture

I think work is all really bad. Stretched type-never a good idea.This could be a logo for anything- old ladies pantyhose, broadband service provider, and anything in between.
The idea that the U and N align is the only thing
clever it has going for it. Start from scratch. Browse design annuals for concepts, check out logolounge for inspiration, etc....Remember, you should come up with something you can trademark, so be original.
Good luck, post again when you work this out.

photo's picture

This is a new direction for this project, and for some more information 'stylusnet' is a small internet and hosting business in the UK. They dont really have any idea what they want..so its up to me.
This new direction is basically trying to make a logo out of the letters SN, I think the idea is starting to work but would like your thoughts. I dont have any strong feelings about the colours (those were the first that looked ok) nor the font underneath.
The rotation of the logo is what I really interested to hear about from you, should I keep it head on or try to force a little perspective from it.
Is it clear enough that its an S and and n?

Anyway, I'll let you be the judge.
Thanks a lot everyone!

dan's picture

This sounds like a job for Tom Cannon to comment on.

Tom Cannon's picture

Daniel, I so happens I do have some suggestions :-) I don't like the logo turned because there is no reason to do it. Go to this link and see how 2advanced used the same letterform for the icon: http://2advanced.com/ . Honestly the icon you have now seems unoriginal. If you were to keep the icon, the font underneath needs to be more blocky (like eurostyle, bank gothic, itc blair etc.)

Tom Cannon's picture

My mark was done for a good reason. Because I want the "T" and the "C" to read I turned it so both are readable. Not that every mark has to have a reason to be turned, but I feel it doen't help this mark any to turn it because of its rectangular shape. Make it more square then turn it.

photo's picture

Thanks guys, I'll do some more work on this,
Tom: I think squaring the logo off is a great suggestion. I dont think its seems unoriginal, I think it IS unoriginal, but may be with some work something good will come from it.
Thanks again!

photo's picture

further work (not had much time as I've been busy, which is good!).
Its basically a progression (I hope!) from the last design.
Any thoughts would be great!
Thanks

Tom Cannon's picture

Use compacta (or something similar). Your font is too soft. Adding net vertical adds an uneccessary element. There is already too much going on. Try using it in a square.

Joe Pemberton's picture

This is miles beyond where you were on the 19th. And sure,
Tom, there's a reason to rotate it. It helps the S and N both read.
(Kind of like your TC mark.)

Joe Pemberton's picture

If you're going to compare it to other marks, don't forget Sun's.

http://www.sun.com/

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