Personal logo for a T-shirt.

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Jorik Hengstmengel's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2005 - 6:50pm
Personal logo for a T-shirt.
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I'm designing a logo for a friend of mine, his name's Mateo.
It's meant to be printed on a t-shirt.

Do you think this works, with all letters outlined?

Or is this

an improvement?

I'm curious about your comments..

Lari Elovainio's picture
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Joined: 10 Nov 2005 - 12:05pm
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I like the outlined better. I just wonder if there’s any logic to the breaking of the letters? And how are you going to print it?

Jorik Hengstmengel's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2005 - 6:50pm
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I like the outlined better. I just wonder if there’s any logic to the breaking of the letters?

First I wanted to make some sort of autogram. I decided to take the whole name instead, and hook the letters onto each other. But then some characteristics would disappear: let say, the 't' for example, didn't function as a 't', could be an 'l' as well.

By deleting some pieces, that problem was resolved.

Anyway, I wanted to keep the autogram idea, it must be a fluent integration of letters, open and friendly.

And how are you going to print it?

Well, yeah, I still have to find out. ;-)

Toni Castro's picture
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Joined: 7 Jul 2006 - 10:36am
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I think it loks strange, maybe you can work a little more. Spaces are not equilibrated. The M creates a wide black hole, while between the A, T and E there's no space. To me looks strange

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I think I would introduce a curve between at the bottom of ate, move the curve at the bottom of eo to align with the centre of the vertical and slightly close up the counters of the m and maybe reduce the width of the central vertical of the m. How does it look without an outline?
Tim

Jorik Hengstmengel's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2005 - 6:50pm
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I think I would introduce a curve between at the bottom of ate, move the curve at the bottom of eo to align with the centre of the vertical and slightly close up the counters of the m and maybe reduce the width of the central vertical of the m.

Hm, I take that into consideration.

How does it look without an outline?

Something like this:

Denis Fuentes's picture
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Joined: 6 Aug 2006 - 7:41am
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How about you do it this way? I think this has better balance compared to the original. It is still readable as "mateo" but looks more complex now. Does that reflect your friend's character - or is he not complex. Perhaps you should also try something that speaks about him. Just a suggestion :)

Dan Reynolds's picture
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Joined: 20 Jul 2002 - 11:00am
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Denis, I can't read "mateo" in it at all anymore. It says "nateo" now to me. I know what you tried to do, and it was a good idea, but it doesn't work here :(

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Joined: 2 Jun 2006 - 2:44pm
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I like denis' version, but it does read nateo. There's probably a way around that though. Ringo's version looks cool, and the colours are much easier on the eyes. The letters still seem off though.