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bekibutton
« on: July 25, 2010 08:35:44 AM »

Hello all,

I'm looking to rebrand my Etsy shop (amongst other things) in preparation for introducing a new range of products. My current 'brand identity' was a five-minute thing and not intended to be long-term. Now I'm looking for something a little more professional and versatile. I've been asking my younger sister for her opinions on my logo designs but she thinks everything I do is amazing Grin so it would be great to get impartial and honest feedback from my peers please Smiley

I intend to be selling a diverse range of products so have tried to stay away from anything too specific. One thing is, with my 'company' name and the current logo ideas, do you expect me to be selling buttons? I read it as being just an unusual name but then I've been calling myself Becky Button for years so I'm probably a little desensitised to it...  Huh

I started out with this idea, which I thought was ok but lacking a bit of spark (it's based on my avatar):



So then I tried to jazz it up a bit:



The idea with the second one is that those buttons can be whatever colour(s) I want them to be - Xmas colours in December for example, or shades of green for eco-friendly products.

Please help me to work out what to do! Any feedback gratefully received (but please be gentle)  Kiss

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 09:13:28 AM »

I really like the first one. I think its because I like the font. I like how the rounded edges of the font looks with the round button. I also like one button. I think it gives it a more sophicated look.

The second one is cute. The multi-buttons give it a more whimsical look. Have you tried the first font in a bolder style with the 3 buttons?

I think you should go with whatever mood your looking for your shop. I love the idea of changes the colors to fit the season or whatever. (BTW I have a degree in graphic arts altho I am not currently a designer.)
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kaybiff
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 09:37:26 AM »

I think the first one, the one with the single button, is nice. It's simple and to the point, and it's easy to read. I immediately understood that "oh, hey, the button is an 'o'." Maybe it's my ADD acting up, but when I look the second one I get too caught up looking at the multiple button and I forget what I was reading in the first place.

I think changing colors for different events and seasons is a good idea, but I think you can still do that with the single button.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 10:55:57 AM »

I like both of the logos. I like the font in the first one but I like the idea of the three buttons. It would look so cute to have different colors for holidays! Very cute!
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claydaze
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010 11:32:24 AM »

I like the first design the best. It is easy to "read" because the blue button visually replaces the letter O. In the second design, my eyes initially tried to read all the buttons as individual letters so, to me, it read as "but-toon" like the word cartoon. The other thing my eyes noticed was the bold lettering spelling "butt" . Spaced between non-bold lettering and the trio of buttons, that single syllable word jumped out to stand alone... but, hey, I may have been around giggling first graders far too long.

So your first design definitely gets my vote. It's simple but elegant, easy to read, and memorable. Good luck with whatever design you choose.
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bekibutton
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010 01:03:53 PM »

Thank you for the feedback guys (and for being gentle lol)!

So I think we've narrowed it down to the single button which, now I look back at both designs, I definitely prefer. Although when I first did it the highlight was white and I didn't like it so much.

Unfortunately the font in the first one doesn't 'bold' so I can't do the not-boldbold thing with it. I could buy Arial Rounded which gives a similar effect although obviously I'd prefer to work with the fonts I've got... so I've redone the second logo with the button from the first. Seems like everyone prefers the more rounded font though Huh



Thank you again  Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010 01:23:57 PM »

I like the font of the first one but the there buttons of the second one. I like how versatile the three buttons will be for different holidays/ideas. They both look great, though!
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010 01:47:00 PM »

I agree with claydaze about the "butt" standing out. I think bolding it emphasizes it, making it look like butt-n or butt in. So here's what I would try to resolve it. I'd stick with the thinner font, and consider replacing the 3d-looking button image with the o from the font you are using, but with 4 dots in the o to make it look like a button. Then you can introduce color by changing the becky part to the blue of the current button or whatever color you want. I also would use a different font, perhaps an italicised or scripty one for the first name. Ribbon, maybe?

Another option would be to put the button image inside the circular parts of the b's instead of the o.

Ultimately, your logo represtents you and you should love it. Regardless of how much or little people like your logo, as long as you provide good products and service, people will start to associate your logo with those things and get a positive feeling about it, I think.
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010 02:17:56 PM »

I'm not a graphic designer, but I do play one on TV! I just thought, you know, a picture's worth a thousand words, so here's what I was talking about.

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010 05:30:22 PM »

Hi! I like the second one with the 3 buttons.  It stands out more.  I seem to be in the minority on this one. :-)
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