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Andreas's picture
Joined: 12 Feb 2014 - 3:41am
Rebrand for a gallery in oslo

What do you guys think ?

Gallery format

James Michaels's picture
Joined: 6 Mar 2010 - 12:54am

It's creative. Not sure I understand why the O was deleted.

One concern I have is that most folks (at least in the U.S.) transfer business card info to their computer and devices. How they would enter the name — "f rmat", "frmat", "format", or what? And in the graphic below you spell it 2 different ways.

Also your spacing between the "f" and "rmat" is very inconsistent. I know you're trying to vary it depending on the layout, but it creates a very inconsistent look.

Not trying to sound negative, it's a creative solution, just pointing out a few things.

Johann Dough's picture
Joined: 24 Jan 2015 - 3:31pm

Why would you name a gallery "floormat"?

My point is that I think it's a bad idea, from a branding perspective, to omit a letter, particularly a vowel, entirely from the logo. A logo should be easy to read, not difficult. While it's thought provoking and the conceptual idea is interesting and fun, you're really stretching the metaphor by applying it to the logo.

I agree that you should not play with the spacing and it should be fixed. It's bad branding practice to "play" with the design of your logo in ways that undermine it's coherence as a symbol. That said, it *is* an art gallery and breaking those very rules might be part of it's mission or culture. I'm just quoting branding bible and verse.

Alex Pankratov's picture
Joined: 24 Nov 2008 - 11:50pm

I like it a lot, but this definitely needs something to connect f to rmat and, ideally, to hint that it's O and not, say, E. The most obvious way is already taken, but perhaps something as simple as this -

or this -

The main problem with the original is that if it appears on a routine document (rather than a business card), it will look like a formatting glitch rather than a logo. As if someone accidentally selected the o and hit Tab, pushing f and rmat to the left- and right-aligned tabstops at the sides of the page.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am

Reminds me of one of MySpace redesigns…

Steve Gardner's picture
Joined: 27 Oct 2014 - 5:03am

How about something like this, where the oversized /O/ both connects the /f/ to the /rmat/ and also represents the white space in the gallery?