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#ActualCornstalks

Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:31 PM

Thank you both very much for your thoughts! ShadowFlar3, honest, blunt feedback is exactly what I need, so thank you! I have no idea how to capture "software developer" in a logo without it looking like crap (because programmer art sucks smile.png ), so right now I'm trying to focus on a logo that relates to me in an immediately recognizable way (I'm hoping visualizing my initials might help someone remember my name... or at least my initials). I could do a longer/wider logo, but I'd prefer to stay around the 1:1 to ~16:9 ratio just to make it easier to place on my site's banner (and potential business cards).
 
How does the following logo look? I went with capital letters and an underline to try to give it more of a commanding look. I also tried to keep it very simple (maybe too simple?), as that's been the primary suggestion I've seen from people. I'm not 100% sure about the font (it's actually not a font; I just made the letters out of boxes and circles). I'm currently favoring the Lato and Open Sans fonts, so I'll try those in a bit when I have time (I didn't use a real font initially because I wanted to tweak ratios). I also want to try curving the top, inner corners of the "M" slightly (based on a circle with the same diameter as the stroke width).
 
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Also, I'm doing this all in vector graphics (even the previous logo). I work in Inkscape (wish I had Illustrator).
 
Edit: I just played around with a few alternates:
First:
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Ditching the underline:
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#3Cornstalks

Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

Thank you both very much for your thoughts! ShadowFlar3, honest, blunt feedback is exactly what I need, so thank you! I have no idea how to capture "software developer" in a logo without it looking like crap (because programmer art sucks smile.png ), so right now I'm trying to focus on a logo that relates to me in an immediately recognizable way (I'm hoping visualizing my initials might help someone remember my name... or at least my initials). I could do a longer/wider logo, but I'd prefer to stay around the 1:1 to ~16:9 ratio just to make it easier to place on my site's banner (and potential business cards).

 

How does the following logo look? I went with capital letters and an underline to try to give it more of a commanding look. I also tried to keep it very simple (maybe too simple?), as that's been the primary suggestion I've seen from people. I'm not 100% sure about the font (it's actually not a font; I just made the letters out of boxes and circles). I'm currently favoring the Lato and Open Sans fonts, so I'll try those in a bit when I have time (I didn't use a real font initially because I wanted to tweak ratios). I also want to try curving the top, inner corners of the "M" slightly (based on a circle with the same diameter as the stroke width).

 

Q698MvD.png

 

 

Also, I'm doing this all in vector graphics (even the previous logo). I work in Inkscape (wish I had Illustrator).


#2Cornstalks

Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

Thank you both very much for your thoughts! ShadowFlar3, honest, blunt feedback is exactly what I need, so thank you! I have no idea how to capture "software developer" in a logo without it looking like crap (because programmer art sucks smile.png ), so right now I'm trying to focus on a logo that relates to me in an immediately recognizable way (I'm hoping visualizing my initials might help someone remember my name... or at least my initials). I could do a longer/wider logo, but I'd prefer to stay around the 1:1 to ~16:9 ratio just to make it easier to place on my site's banner (and potential business cards).

 

How does the following logo look? I went with capital letters and an underline to try to give it more of a commanding look. I also tried to keep it very simple, as that's been the primary suggestion I've seen from people. I'm not 100% sure about the font (it's actually not a font; I just made the letters out of boxes and circles). I'm currently favoring the Lato and Open Sans fonts, so I'll try those in a bit when I have time (I didn't use a real font initially because I wanted to tweak ratios). I also want to try curving the top, inner corners of the "M" slightly (based on a circle with the same diameter as the stroke width).

 

Q698MvD.png

 

 

Also, I'm doing this all in vector graphics (even the previous logo). I work in Inkscape (wish I had Illustrator).


#1Cornstalks

Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

Thank you both very much for your thoughts! ShadowFlar3, honest, blunt feedback is exactly what I need, so thank you! I have no idea how to capture "software developer" in a logo without it looking like crap (because programmer art sucks :) ), so right now I'm trying to focus on a logo that relates to me in an immediately recognizable way (I'm hoping visualizing my initials might help someone remember my name... or at least my initials). I could do a longer/wider logo, but I'd prefer to stay around the 1:1 to ~16:9 ratio just to make it easier to place on my site's banner (and potential business cards).

 

How does the following logo look? I went with capital letters and an underline to try to give it more of a commanding look. I also tried to keep it very simple, as that's been the primary suggestion I've seen from people. I'm not 100% sure about the font (it's actually not a font; I just made the letters out of boxes and circles). I'm currently favoring the Lato and Open Sans fonts, so I'll try those in a bit when I have time (I didn't use a real font initially because I wanted to tweak ratios).

 

Q698MvD.png

 

 

Also, I'm doing this all in vector graphics (even the previous logo). I work in Inkscape (wish I had Illustrator).


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