simple personal logo

cenerino54's picture

hey everyone , I just made a try for my personal logo as a graphic designer.
What do you think? too simple or common? just let me know your feelings.

http://img801.imageshack.us/i/testopierluigigiglio.png/

thanks ,
Pierluigi

JamesM's picture

I'm not sure why you included ".com" in the logo; most logos don't include it. If you feel it's really necessary, I'd suggest experimenting making those letters smaller or lighter in weight than the rest of the logo.

andrevv's picture

in addition to James' comment above, if you're set on keeping the ".com" in the logo, then remove the space in between your first and last name as it would not be present when typing the url of your website. However, if you do remove the ".com" (I would suggest this) then the space is fine.

akos.polgardi's picture

If you insist on rotating the 'e' then you might want to use a typeface with a perfectly round one instead of Helvetica.

cenerino54's picture

thank for all your comments , I really appreciate them.

I'll delete the .com , it is worthless after all as the logo will be viewed in my website.

akos.polgardi : do you know some similar fonts ? I can't seem to find a similar to helvetica , I like the style , but I feel it's been so used ...

thanks to everyone,
Pierluigi

cenerino54's picture

new update

http://img828.imageshack.us/i/logopersonaleperforum.png/

comments or suggestions?

thanks,
Pierluigi

nina's picture

Have a look at Graphik and Founders Grotesk. They're a bit «Helvetica-ish» but more constructed, so with more circular round shapes.

cenerino54's picture

thank you very much for your proposals, but unfortunetly I cannot afford to spend so much for the logo.I am not worried so much at this time as I will change it in a couple of years ( I am still a student now ), just wanted to know if it is pleasing to look at wich is my main concern as I'm advertising myself as a designer.

Thanks again for the help , I extremly appreciate it.

Pierluigi

jmnunez's picture

it looks nice cenerino, althought i think it would work as well keeping ".com", but removing the space and using small caps in the entire logo. in my opinion

very nice fonts nina!!

1996type's picture

Here's my suggestion. Use Founders Grotesk like nina suggested and make it a litle condensed in photpshop so that the outside of the e is pefectly round. I think you should be able to twist it a little this way, without disturbing the overall image.

all about seb's picture

Nina, love Founders Grotesk - thanks for the link. And Pierluigi, you can always license a single weight as it is only $50, no?

cenerino54's picture

You're right guys , it is better to be more unique, I'm looking forward in spending those 50 buck. Founders Grotesk looks awesome as it's very similar to helvetica, but I can't seem to find a way to see how it's going to look. I wouldn't be happy if I spend 50 bucks and then figure out that it doesn't look great !

Do you know where I can find a way to view it and enter a sample text with that font?

Thanks for all the help,
Pierluigi

akos.polgardi's picture

Click 'MudTyper' in the lefthand menu on vllg's site to get to the test engine.

cenerino54's picture

thanks very much akos.polgardi .

I've tested the font with Founders Grotesq but the only difference that I spot is the "g" wich is more ornated and less geometrical. I think that for 50 bucks I'll stick to helvetica but thank you alot anyway.

Pierluigi

1996type's picture

If the g is the only diffenerce you can find I don't think you should start as a graphic designer. I don't mean to be rude, but it seems to me like you haven't had enough education on graphic design. The one thing that makes your logo your logo (the e) simply looks wrong. So what your left with is basically nothing. Normally I would have given you some advise on how to make a better logo, but as far as I'm concerned you just got to get the whole idea out of your head.

be wise.

cenerino54's picture

You're right, I'm 17 and still in High schools so obiously I didn't get enough education. Typography is the subject I less studied in 3 years of self education but I'm about to start a fundementals to typography course this week-end. The self brand that I made is more to show people my capabilities rather than market myself as a fake designer (as I am now, but I'm looking forward to improve) . I am a knowledge/education first kind of person too, please don't get me wrong.

Anyway I expressed myself badly before. I should have said the only BIG difference that I notice is the g but, again, it probably is my untrained eye.

Pierluigi

cenerino54's picture

Hi again ,

I just modified the logo ( no more rotated e :) inserting a pencil wich I think suits my identity as a designer. Please , let me know your feelings.

http://img691.imageshack.us/i/pierluigigigliologo.png/

Pierluigi

1996type's picture

Now were getting somewhere. I like the way you made the pencil, but I think it's hard to recognize if you don't know it's a pencil. You should make the pink /+/ black; it draws to much attention now. Keep making progress! Just a simple logo for your own comapny is not as simple as it may sound.

akos.polgardi's picture

I would consider changing the face used in the subscript to something more compatible with Helvetica. Also, it might look a bit more subtle if you use the 'pencil i' only once (using it twice feels a bit arbitrary to me) while you could make it more obvious by drawing a chipped top (as on a sharpened octagon-based pencil). It's certainly getting better though.

afonseca1974's picture

Its looking good...

My comments:
1- I dont like the "river" formed.
2- I think the separation before and after the "+" should be the same between "brand" and "designer"
3- Try something like change the order to "brand + graphic designer", no? If you like and communicate what you want... The pencil is great idea, but need more work...

António

cenerino54's picture

Thanks for the comments,

1996type: you're right , it isn't actually so recognizable at first , I may need some more refinements at the pencil. As for the colored "+" are you sure I should change it in black? It is the second color of my brand identity and I felt it looked really minimal in this composition. Thanks again for commenting and sorry for the misunderstanding we had before

akos.polgardi: Thank you for the tip , the bottom text could be better but I don't know wich font I could use actually. Do you have any suggestions? The i on the pencil will definetly be repeated once . Maybe on the last "i" ? As for the chipped pencil I'm sorry but I couldn't understand how to improve the shape, could you please explain your idea again?

Thanks again to everyone,

Pierluigi

akos.polgardi's picture

As for the chipped pencil I'm sorry but I couldn't understand how to improve the shape, could you please explain your idea again?
António (v3) and I had roughly the same thing in mind. I would still try using the modified 'i' only once.

cenerino54's picture

thank you afonseca1974 !

Definetly like the suggestions ,I'll definetly work on those.

I'll be back soon with some more ;)

thanks,
Pierluigi

1996type's picture

Looks much better, but I'd remove the vertical lines in the pencil and I'm still convinced the '+' should be made black, OR the whole 'brand + graphic designer' should be made pink. Try using some different fonts for 'brand + graphic designer'. Good Luck.

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