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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 19, 2010 09:45:49 AM
I made the mistake of not describing our business properly in the first post, but I have mentioned it in subsequent posts. We are going to be selling modern, handmade products with bold graphical prints.

I have ditched the little characters and tried to create something more grown-up and flexible:


2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 17, 2010 03:46:09 AM
I don't know...they all five involve interesting concepts, but only c and e are anything other than a picture and your name in a fancy font, which, no disrespect intended, anyone can do in Word.

Haha! ouch.. well thanks for your honest feedback, I know I can do better, but really that sentiment could be applied to almost any logo.  Grin Your other comments were very helpful thank you.

@eternallyeve exactly what I  was thinking, then I got sidetracked.. oh dear, this is tougher than I thought!
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 17, 2010 03:08:07 AM
I like option B, simply because the stitching makes sense with the name.  The owl is adorable though!  I'm not a fan of the font in C.  I think it looks too much like other logos that are currently out there. 

Did you use Illustrator to create these? 

I actually use Flash, just because I find it much quicker to develop my rough ideas. When I think its worthwhile developing something further I take them into illustrator.
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 17, 2010 03:00:13 AM
i would not go with A. it has absolutely nothing to do with 'make stitch' nothing to do with anything crafty for that matter. it's just cute but represents nothing.

I take your point, but I don't think a logo has to be explicitly literal - rather it should convey the feeling & style of the products you make. If we were making cute, children's products than I think A would be ok, but this process has made me realise that's not really what we are about.
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 17, 2010 02:56:02 AM
wow! I can't believe all the constructive feedback here, thank you, this is better than any of my usual design haunts. Sorry for not replying sooner my email alerts stopped working (probably because the thread was moved)

here is my latest effort, I am trying to move away from overly cute and create something more graphic and grown up.

Option e:
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 15, 2010 10:41:35 AM
I feel like it really depends what kind of things you'll be selling...

Option B could lend to a more kitschy/retro style, where Option C is very clean and modern.

I really like Option A (i love owls and this is super-cute), but it doesn't have anything to it that says outright, handmade/craft.

The bird from Options B & D has great opportunity for branding on t-shirts and things too!

excellent comments, thank you. I should have said, our style is bold, graphic prints with a mid-century modern
leaning (ha! not sure if that makes sense)  so maybe the owl in particular is a bit too cute.

I think i really need to think how these will work as labels - which brings me to another question, do people mind labels on the outside of purse, bags etc, or should they only be on the inside?
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 15, 2010 10:36:24 AM
they all look great! B is my favorite but i'm wondering how using the font from C with the image from B would look instead of the script font on B? just a thought. might not work... good luck on your project!

thanks for the feedback!

8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: logo advice on: June 15, 2010 06:26:03 AM
thanks guys, I am worried about the clarity of C, especially at small sizes.. also I think cutesy birds are a bit generic?
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / logo advice on: June 15, 2010 05:49:37 AM
Hi,

Me and my girlfriend are hoping to set up a market stall selling various hand-crafted items. We have chosen make stitch as our company name and I have been trying to come up with a logo today.I would be very grateful for any feedback. If possible choose your favourite from the following options or let me know if none are really hitting the mark!

Option A:


Option B:


Option C:


Option D:


thanks,
G
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hobbes plush toy on: June 14, 2010 12:59:08 AM
wow, thanks for all the super positive comments, this is a great community  Grin
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