Logos & Designs

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby noise » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:01 pm

darus67 wrote:Dynamic?
Weren't we talking about t-shirts?
Does that subject need its own thread?

I don't care for the idea of having our logo tied to any one particular communications medium (i.e. twitter)


Not sure that was being suggested as a logo, but as an idea for a t-shirt.

The inevitable backlash was why I didn't put the suggestion forward. :)
Make it happen.

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby DanBackslide » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:10 pm

I'll try to get my brother to take a shot at this -- he just finished up a graphic design program this summer (just in time for the graphic design market to dry up). He's good, and I ain't sayin' that just because he's family. See for yourself... (Yes, this is a plug, he needs a job!)
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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby Theo » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:17 pm

DanBackslide wrote:(Yes, this is a plug, he needs a job!)

So do I... but yeah, he's pretty good.

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Re: Logo

Postby Theo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:07 pm

jwb wrote:I like how we use #tcmaker in twitter as a hash tag

Hey, what typeface is that, exactly? Is it free to download & use? Got a link?
I can find equivalent typewriter-style monospaced fonts on my own, but if you know the answer off the top of your head...

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby jwb » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:59 pm

That's Rockwell:

http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/detail.htm?pid=201908

Alas, not free. Also, it's not monospaced.
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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby Theo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:17 pm

Right, thanks; I'll figure something out.

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Stencil Design

Postby jwb » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:19 am

Here's an idea I had for a stenciled logo. I hope to produce a t-shirt with this logo with the bleach method or just spraypaint. (Or both -- me so crazy!)

tcmaker.jpg
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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby noise » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:24 am

nice.
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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby Theo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:40 am

I like the direction that design's going. It doesn't yet have anything in the composition that implies what "tcmaker" actually is, no clear representational metaphor, but it's attractive and definitely stencil-able.

You could add the ".org" onto the end pretty easily, too. (or use "twincitiesmaker.com", but that's longer; "tcmaker.org" is tight)

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby Theo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:01 am

JWB -- here's a little semi-unsolicited feedback from my Schmoop...
"with very little tweaking, the bits & pieces of that logo design could be made to look like stylized tools & components, which would give a stronger visual tie-in with what the group actually does. The "c" already looks kind of like a magnet, and the T or the R would make a dandy hammer, and... Heh. Backseat art direction is so much easier than actually doing the work."


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