Another shame gallery Does anyone had logos or works that were refused by the client? Here’s one I did last year (a low budget logo creation). See the one they accepted by other company…
Ugh. Everyone is a designer! That is quite an “S”!!
Hrant: Actually, no, I was referring to Kyle. When he mentioned the Klingons, I was surprised because it was my ﬁrst visual impression. I think you are correct though; there are a lot of references to diﬀerent cultures in Star Trek. Eduardo: It is merely a tongue-in-cheek reference. Not to be taken seriously.
Well. I’ll join this party. The logos I’m about to show you … well, the client was great. He’s an endodontist that managed to ﬁnd excuses to go golﬁng all of the time. He had a good sense of humor and realized that what he does for a living scares some people to death. We went through many wild rounds of ideas. These I think are the best. First. He showed me the negative of one of the roots. They ﬁle them in separate sleeves with information. That is from whence came this concept: And then there was the “old-time” dentist, but a little on the morbid side: But in the end…after the family had there vote :wink: the only thing that seemed to stay constant was Perpetua.
>Not to be taken seriously. Oh, I see. :-) Anyway, I can’t see anything “demonic” there. How Japanese I am? Hard to tell.
Eww, Tiﬀany, is the last one the one they chose? God, normal people need to have their graphical decisions made for them…the ﬁrst one was great! Like that out of the whole bunch. And if not that one, the second one, but maybe without Dalliance.
Very nice, Tiﬀany. I particularly like the second one. I recently had my own ﬁrst really diﬃcult clients. At the beginning, they were open to anything. After I submitted a few options, they decided they wanted this really ugly sketch of a triangle and several mismatched fonts inside it. Here are my initial designs (the clients were Alaskan, by the way): This is what they eventually purchased, from another designer: Paul
It’s got speed, a swoosh and a mountain! Your stuﬀ only had a star. hhp
Tiﬀany: I love the ﬁrst one! Too bad the family got involved. Paul: That is scary! They should be ﬂogged with their own logo!
Paul, what font did you use for the last version, the one with prime in blue and tech in green.
Tiﬀany, what’s the sans font used on the ﬁrst one?
Yes. The fear that is put into all designer’s is that the family will get involved. However, it is a reality. I make a point of always talking very openly about who will be involved in the decision making from the beginning. I ask about there likes and dislikes. We discuss why this is good or bad. Etc. Being open from the beginning helps everyone. Even with bigger companies. Granted I’m not sure it works that way with corporations, but I’m sure within the larger realmn (so to speak) you still have an equivalent with which you have to deal. BJ, the sans is Cholla.
check Nescafe! http://www.typophile.com/forums/messages/83/14508.html?1061559188 refused logo stories are always sad ones
Chris, that’s good ol’ Stone Informal. I think I may be on a Stone kick right now. Tiﬀany, exactly. My project went downhill when the guy’s wife took over, and then all the employees put in their, ahem, ideas.
exactly, that “family” also ruined the SIRMAF logo… they “loved” the old S so they just did a change to the color I presented.
Tiﬀany, I’m in your camp I love Emigre fonts!
http://www.typophile.com/forums/messages/4100/15588.html?1062975429 My refusal.
Here a logo for a ballooning company. My client is more conservative. He found this to much ‘Harley Davidson’ which I can understand. Anyway I like the logo. Ren
Or maybe the question mark was too unnerving for a balooning company… :-) hhp
I’m not sure they’ve rejected this already, but they never got back to me, so… Above is the semi-ﬁnished proposed logo for an upcoming festival for an Armenian saint — it’s a ligation of the ﬁve-letter name “Nareg”, set below for reference. hhp
Hrant: Looks like it could be used as a weapon!
Hey, I guess so! Maybe by the Armenian Beastmaster. (Figures…) Speaking of shapes that “feel” very diﬀerent in diﬀerent cultures, check out the image here, taken in a Bangkok temple complex: (~120K) http://www.themicrofoundry.com/other/bang.jpg hhp
I see some “klingon” in that there ligation. hildebrant.
Haha. I can spot a Trekkie from a mile away! I was thinking the same thing…scary! The infamous “Batleth”!!
What about your picture, Hrant? What shapes? It’s a beautiful place, nothing strange there.
Tom, you mean me? I’m not a Tekkie. But I’d be curious to ﬁnd out if the guy who invented Klingon (no, I don’t mean the Klingons) based it on Armenian (or maybe Ethiopian). Eduardo, aren’t there shapes in there that you see as somewhat “demonic”? Like the ngao (the spikes at the edges of roofs), an archetypal Thai shape. BTW, how Japanese are you? hhp