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Old 11-09-2009, 00:25   #1 (permalink)
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Logo Help Please!

Hey I am new to the forum and I thought I would start out with a quick logo critique. I own a hair salon in CO and we are having some trouble deciding if we should change our logo. My thoughts on the old one is that it looks kind of dated and its just to much font. So I created a simple new logo with basic fonts in an attempt to look more up to date. Problem is that none of my employees like the new logo. It would mean a lot to me to have other graphic designers weigh in. Thanks!

Old:
www.studiobesalon.com/Images/newsite/LogoOld.jpg

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www.studiobesalon.com/Images/newsite/LogoNew.jpg

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Old 11-09-2009, 00:27   #2 (permalink)
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I'n not going to help you because you made a mockery of my New Posts page.
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Old 11-09-2009, 00:27   #3 (permalink)
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You really didn't have to spam the entire forum just so you could post your links. Someone would have made them into links you.

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Old 11-09-2009, 00:29   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, I am very sorry guys. I didn't want to cause any issues. I didn't spam those posts, those where my real opinions. Again I am sorry.
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Old 11-09-2009, 00:33   #5 (permalink)
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The new logo has a poor choice of font. Its quite dull and uninspiring. Are those colours necessary too?
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Old 11-09-2009, 00:34   #6 (permalink)
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I'd let Jenni give me a short back and sides.

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Old 11-09-2009, 00:38   #7 (permalink)
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Back on topic, I don't mind the choice of colours.
Choice of font isn't particularly bad either (albeit a bit safe and boring) but the all upper-case treatment in that weight looks a bit 'bargain basement' to me.
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Old 11-09-2009, 00:39   #8 (permalink)
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The new logo has a poor choice of font. Its quite dull and uninspiring. Are those colours necessary too?

Thanks for your honesty! The colors are necessary. Is the old logo any better? If you had to chose from the 2. Any thoughs on changes? Thanks again.
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Old 11-09-2009, 00:43   #9 (permalink)
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The grunge look of the old one is a bit passé. But if I had to chose one I'd stick with the old. It has a bit more character.

Neither of them do anything for me though I'm afraid. If I were I'd come up with more than one other concept. The kerning on the new logotype needs adjusting.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:00   #10 (permalink)
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Ya, sorry for the nastly looking web snapshots. The old logo really looked like this:

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Old 11-09-2009, 01:06   #11 (permalink)
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Go to dafont.com or Free Fonts - Free Font Download - Cool Fonts and start looking for some decent ones.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:29   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the links. Anyone else?
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:48   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing links , really a gudd collection of fonts .. keep up da gud work of sharing .
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:04   #14 (permalink)
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S TU DIO watch your "keming"

Contrast between thin and thick seems a bit much, the tagline is too squished under the wordmark
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Old 11-09-2009, 14:51   #15 (permalink)
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misprinted type 4.0_art, design and type (1998-2009) Eduardo Recife might also have something useful for the look you're going for.
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Old 11-09-2009, 18:49   #16 (permalink)
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So let me ask the pros here, how important is branding? We have been using the same font for the past 5 years and thats one of the reasons that I am so hesitant to change it. Is the old logo font salvageable? Does it just need to be simplified? Is this any better? Thanks!

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Old 11-09-2009, 19:08   #17 (permalink)
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Branding is everything. And the presentation of that particular brand should probably be rethought.

To put a fine point on it: I think that font is awful.
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Old 11-09-2009, 20:10   #18 (permalink)
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ok, so should I look for something more simple or just something different? We have been using this font for 5 years now and it is kind of branded already, is it worth the change? I don't like the font either but I am worried it will work against us to change it at this point.
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Old 11-09-2009, 20:26   #19 (permalink)
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If you want it to be really great, then your best bet is to get a real designer to do it for you. Would be worth it in the end.
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