Logo Type

Hi there!

I am fairly new to vectorizing type and I would like some very constructive and critical feedback. I am very new to Glyphs and that is what I used to build this out (see the below to get all intimate with my nodes). Please let me know what you think! Where I can improve it, and other thoughts.

evanmacdonald's picture

See the "finished" one here.. http://dribbble.com/shots/1050948-Christina-Lilly-Logo-Vectorized?list=f...

(sorry, I forgot to include in the original post)

hrant's picture

Hey, this looks nice. My favorite thing is how well you've resolved the tittles of the "i"s. And I love how the shadow details are giving it a nice layered feel.

Some things to consider:
- The "C" is too narrow, and its bottom-left is malformed.
- The "s" is too wide.
- The terminals of the "s" seem out of character. I'm not sure teardrop terminals would work though. If they don't try making those serifs more one-sided.
- The big swash on top is coming too close to the "s".
- When strokes cross (like towards the bottom of the "L") they often don't end up looking like their two parts are lining up... To make it easier to tweak the "apparent alignment", give each crossing curve a two-node flat segment hidden inside the other crossing stroke.
- The loop in the descender of the "h" is too square.
- I think a monocameral "a" might work better.
- The "r" looks like an "i" trying to lick the sky... Try to integrate the two parts better.

hhp

evanmacdonald's picture

Thank you much! Your comments are causing things to stand out that I missed completely before. Some questions (some of this is fairly new to me)..

S) I went back and forth on the terminal. Lacrimal terminals really weighed the composition down. It was just too same/same. CAn you clarify what you mean by "one sided serifs"? Maybe point me to some type that uses this on the s?

A little lost on the following comment: "When strokes cross (like towards the bottom of the "L") they often don't end up looking like their two parts are lining up... To make it easier to tweak the "apparent alignment", give each crossing curve a two-node flat segment hidden inside the other crossing stroke."

Thanks again for the feedback! I will refine this some more!

cheers, evan

hrant's picture

For the "s", I meant something like this:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/grand-central/bold/

Concerning the cross-over business, here's an illustration where I've exaggerated the technique for clarity:

hhp

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