apparently, I got the image right, but the text is gone… so, here comes the brief: this is the rough sketch I did for a russian client, ang he liked the logotype enough to drop the suggested symbol. however, there are things bothering me about the overall balance. maybe you could suggest some tunings to make it look better. and the second issue: though there are only a few letters displayed here, do you think these have potential to be extended into a full character set? do you have any recollection of similar fonts? thank you all, george // cellsius creative P.S. this is my ﬁrst attempt at designing lower cases. please, don’t be too harsh :-)
As shapes, I like it. What’s the company about? As a logo, it might need to be a bit darker, but the “e” and “a” are already too cramped, so try making the “n” (especially) and the “c” and “o” narrower. The thing at the bottom of the “el” is too subtle, and as a result out of character too — but don’t make it curl (it would create more color problems) — just make it straight. The “c” is structurally superb, just make the top-right curve more round and remove the slight ﬂare from the bottom ﬁnial. I think it could work as a font. If you go that way, do something original with the caps (maybe uncial forms), since your “a” is already unconventional (and we already have a lot of boring caps). hhp
As letterforms you may be on to something (with some tweaks), but as a word mark, you may have more work to do. Show us some context—is this a steel reﬁnery or a housewares store? I agree about the e and the a… open them up a bit.
I like the Metsys lettering. I have done plenty of mods to Metsys myself. I took the liberty of doing a few tweaks I think may help you in solving your problem. The Metsys “n” is really nice, I think it could really helps deﬁne the “a” as the rounded “a” you did is perhaps a bit illegible without the context of the rest of the surrounding letters. I would also widen the “e” and “a” as shown. Hope I was of some help.
I do like it. one thing that strikes me about this, in all of its versions shown, is how the ﬁrst three characters call attention to themselves. Because of this, and only in my opinion, the last three characters seem less important. hmmm. Need the right words. (pause) Because the ‘e’ and the ‘a’ have so much character, the focus, through my eyes only perhaps, isn’t evenly distributed(?). Or in other words, the logo looks to be only those three letters because of this visual emphasis.
Huh, I think Tiﬀany’s right. George, what if you severely shorten the diagonal segments in the “e” and “a”? I’m talking about the logo here, not the font. hhp