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c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 04:52 AM UTC
Dont know if this is the right place for this, so move it if needed.....

I am trying to rework a logo for my diorama products company, however I cant seem to think of anything good right now. I like my current one but its...well...plain. good for packaging and labels, but not for the site.

The company name is: In Scale Productions

This is what I have so far:



So if anyone can help me brainstorm so cooler/better looking logos that would be great!

I will give you credit if i use your image as my logo!
kaiserine
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 05:17 AM UTC
Hi chris,

I 'll send you a PM.
Check your mail.

Regards.
Alexandre
c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 07:11 AM UTC
well playing around a little and I got an idea....

Here is another option, better than the first I think....give me your feed back!

mvfrog
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 07:34 AM UTC
The first one is better. The second is too symmetrical, and basically boring. The first tells 'what you do' by use of the scales. I'll take a shot on Mon. (7-6), when I get back to work. Start thinking of variations off the first; that's the right track.

Matt
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 07:42 AM UTC
Matt,

I agree, however I do like the look of the steel and screws.....and having color also helps it. But you are right it still needs something....and I do like the scale as well.....work brain work
gothicgeek
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 08:06 AM UTC
c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 08:11 AM UTC
markab,

That is pretty cool! So far I like that the most......maybe if I placed that on the metal surface...
c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 08:31 AM UTC
Here it is with a twist......still think I like yours the best, simple but good!

c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 08:48 AM UTC
Just to rattle the pot a bit, whichever design I go with I will make payment to you with a free kit once production starts, along with credit for the image on my site.
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 12:37 PM UTC
youngc
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 01:13 PM UTC
Great ideas, nice to see people helping out.

CMOT, I hate to criticise (because I certainly couldn't do any better), but your logo reminds me of Accurate Armour . Not to say that's a bad thing, just not completely original.

Chas
c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 01:28 PM UTC
Man this will be tough to decide! All are great ideas! CMOT nice idea about the A, and I like the "wood grain" on the scales!

Again I will leave this open for the month of july, whoever comes up with the design I use will get credit for it on my site as well as a free kit!

mvfrog
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 02:26 PM UTC
That's the best so far. Try it with the cross beam of the compass centered vertically between the 'c' and the 'L'; try it with a smaller "In" just to see how the relationship works. Just a thought.

Matt
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 02:51 PM UTC
Chris it is copper not wood and can be changed to any color you wish, I felt it was important to retain the image you have been using until now. All you really need is something to attract the eye of a viewer when it is amongst a group of other manufacturers goods and something that is instantly recognizable without the need to physically read it when established. Chas you are correct however I had not even thought about what other manufacturers use, I was considering an implement that indicates accuracy and could be used centrally in the emblem.. Matt I will put some other samples up later as I retained the PDF file.
c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 02:58 PM UTC
Oops my bad...I see it now.....I do like it!
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 03:44 PM UTC




mvfrog
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 06:15 PM UTC
Darren:

Very nice work. Try this (just to see: 1 version) line up the "I" with the "s"; 2 version) move the "In" so that the angle in the 'N' is directly over the top of the compass. See what you think if the "IN" is maybe 2 pts. smaller. I think the red version in the lower right corner is great. Red, Black and white are hard to beat...basic and straightforward. Good go, Darren.

Matt
c_benshoof
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 07:36 PM UTC
I agree, I really like the red one in the lower right! Nice work, you have put alot of effort into this!

CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 07:54 PM UTC
Matt this is the last one. Take a crack at it yourself.

Chris as I kept the template it is not hard to change.
mvfrog
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 08:11 PM UTC
Okay. I'll take a ride into the office tomorrow and take a shot. How do I send something like this? Do I save it as a .pdf and then post it in my photos or what? All I've ever done is photos. By the way, you've done some excellent work here. In no way do I want you to think I'm detracting from it. These are great ideations on a theme. Let me know how I can post some stuff here, and then maybe something will come out of it. You've don the majority of the development already. I really like the compass.

Thanks,
Matt

All I've ever used is the old drawing board, pen and ink style artwork.
CMOT
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 04:17 AM UTC
Matt just create your elements and save them as a PDF file (Chris will most likely want the PDF so he can fine tune his requirements), then when you have assembled the elements the way you want and are happy with it flatten and save as a JPEG. I was not upset with anything you said I was just not altering the image any further tonight as I had had enough.

These were hard work due to the number of elements




cyclones6
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 06:08 AM UTC
Personally I like the original logo with a little add-on. I do not have the ability to actually play around with it and show an example but Im thinking maybe the rough outline of a ruin behind the actual name to jazz it up a little bit.
Evan
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mvfrog
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 06:38 AM UTC
I' trying again. Here are two versions that I worked with. Thanks to Darren for the compass. It's a good point of departure. What I worked with was the typographical elements and their spatial relationships. So:

Version 1:

Version 2:

These are .jpgs. If you would like to use them, I will be glad to send them to you in any format you want. What do you think? Let me know. I enjoyed doing these. Good work, Darren.

Thanks,
Matt
cyclones6
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 07:54 AM UTC
Heres what I got

Not great but maybe another starting point
Evan