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Logo Rough Draft

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Gunner69, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    So I got the rough draft of my logo and the wife has some concerns about it so I figured I'd toss it up here as a poll and ask for some opinions...


    smolkinscott-draft1.jpg
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    it could use some fine tuning.

    1.apple in the pigs mouth.
    2.better ears on pig
    3.the e in the and the c in scot need work.
    4.slightly smaller head on ax, Too distracting.
    5.horns on helmet need to be more to side or just get rid of helmet and put a scottish beanie on him.
    6.the slogan about haggis needs to be stretched out to one line at the inside bottom of circle.
    7 more definition of hand holding sword.

    Dang good start though.

    Not trying to be too critcal just observing.
     
  3. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like it, but the pig freaks me out...
     
  4. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    I'd give it an A+ if you're mostly focusing on competitions, but would tone down the design a lot if you're going to be using this to advertise catering services outside of that context.

    The drawing's fantastic either way, but I'd use far fewer words (and less humor) in a commercial logo - something like The Smokin' Scot - Award-Winning Bar-B-Que would be much more to the point. I'd also remove the clan crest and the 'Making Haggis Better" statement. Rightly or wrongly, haggis does not give most people warm and fuzzy feelings.
     
  5. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    All good advice and the reason I posted it up.. I need it to appeal to a broad audience.. The one common theme I am seeing though is that the orange color and the font itself is really hard to read so thats going to be a definite thing that we are going to have to remedy. Please keep the comments and thoughts coming.
     
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    DootyBeet Salem Member

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    The first thing that catches my eye is the C in scot being distracting and looking like a lower case 'a' Othewise very sharp
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    cearst ma tha;

    Give the man a tam.
    Ghillie brogues instead of norse-esque boots?

    Love the targe-as-clan-badge idea though.
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    In addition to what's been said... make the pig different, as in "not alive". Maybe a butchered/dressed "ambiguous" carcass on a spit.


    Now.. STOP THINKIN' WITH YER DIPSTICK, JIMMIE!! :D
     
  9. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    Well Rick got the 2nd draft to me on a very busy Hockey and Smoking weekend so I'm just getting around to posting the results of all the great input that I received from all of you... So here is what we came up with...

    smokinscott-draft-2a.jpg

    The tartan will definitely be my families Ancient Hunting Tartan as it is also what matches my kilt. I will be making some minor tweaks when it comes to the actual coloring of the logo. But all in all I am very pleased with the result.
     
  10. DootyBeet

    DootyBeet Salem Member

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    Looks really good!
     
  11. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I still think maybe it would look better if the shield was where the Haggis statement is as to not cover the figure and distract too much. Also maybe move the Haggis statement under his feet and place it a little different such as.

    "Making Haggis Better"
    Since 2008
     
  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Put some sort of flash/badge on the beret!
     
  13. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    MUST the Scot have such a perverse expression? He looks like he just buggared an Englishman! Why not make him look happy, and eager to eat his barbeque? For that matter, why not make the pig look like he is asleep and happy to be there?......................elsullo :huh:
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL... becasue MAYBE he is a MANLY Scotsman and just beat the tar out of an Englishman for stealin' his country, and what pig would sleep through let alone be happy to be on a BBQ spit?
     
  15. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    LOL Thanks Stomper.. Originally the pig was going to be skewered with the sword but that idea didnt even make it past the wife and to the artist..
     
  16. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    NO ONE ever called me an artist but heres what I was thinking arrangement wise. Dont laugh at my poor computer skills

    By the way yes I am bored
     
  17. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    So the final draft is in.. It will be going out for color this week and I will post up the finished product once I have it in hand... Thank you all for your input...

    smokinscott-draft3.jpg
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That looks great but I still think you should put a flash or some sort of crest on the beret!
     
  19. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    All of the changes and such have been made... The final logo is....

    smokinscott-color3.jpg

    Thanks to all of you for your input...
     
  20. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    looking good......now when is the tasting part?