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This is my first post here and my first attempt at my own web design logo. I would appreciate suggestions.

"poco" is a musical term (italian) meaning "little"

I emphasized this trait because I am small, and also the aspect of the spiritual. I design a lot of small websites, nonprofit, blogs, and church sites.

Many thanks.

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A few comments:

1. It doesn't really "hang together" well. Each element looks separate from the others.
2. The silhouette of the angel(?) isn't very clear.
3. What is shooting out of the angel's hands?

- Lex

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Thanks, Les -

1. I've thought about having "creative" on the same line as "poco." Maybe that would help with pulling it together more.

3. It's a conductor's baton.

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I think you might trying to communicate a lot in your mark. Do you think Poco might have a negative meaning for your company name? Little Creative...hmmm. In a second thought it also is quite interesting. Kinda like the david and goliath idea. Small, but powerful. The angel, I just don't think I like. Maybe instead of an actual angel you have wings incorporated somehow or a halo. Typography, I like the feel of 'poco', 'creative' doesn't seem to connect with the feel of 'poco'. Anyway, just some thoughts.

mg

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Thanks for your thoughts and tips. I guess I am trying to say a lot, and I don't necessarily want to emphasize the angel/spiritual, but I thought it was a neat idea. I had a bird/dove at first with just a 'lady' (not angel), but it kind of seemed to resemble a towel (ha), and I can't seem to find the perfect font for 'creative.' These were mockups along those lines that I made last month but dismissed (just rough screenshots).

Certainly the david / goliath is what I'm implying with the name and any mark ideas... Before the 'angel' idea, here is what was going through my head concerning the little/big concept...

So you can see I'm still quite in the brainstorming phase. IMHO I am more gifted at coding than graphic design, but I think surely I can come up with something I am pleased with to represent myself to clients. I can be patient and work at it, but at the same time I want to get it up on my main site in the near future, so I will have something substantial for my business.

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I think you will need to work with an illustrator on the angel – it is too unclear at the moment and won’t create a good impression. The combination of script and geometric type styles I find jarring, the proportion and composition is not helping, I would look at a less geometric sans or all script.

In brainstorming mode, maybe you could use ‘the best things come in small packages’ as another option.

Tim

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you could use ‘the best things come in small packages’ as another option

Or for that matter, "smaller by design" maybe?

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Thanks. back to the drawing board (wacom tablet) . . .

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ummm ... wow

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Kristi
Thanks for thinking of using my Blippo black, but it is too irregular for legibility.

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Sorry to delete, but it was an insomnia night last night when I posted and I always think I'm brilliant then. So I respectfully withdraw my suggesstion. :-)

I will say that it encouraged you to simplify.

Sharon

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Have you done any pencil sketches. I always find it extremely useful to sketch with a pencil. Just scribble. Think on paper, it helps get the ideas out. You might find that you will hit a wall and the ideas aren't coming anymore. Keep sketching through that wall, on the side is where the good stuff lays.

Wish you success!

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I went a different direction and feel pretty good about this now. I decided to make the "o" and "r" into a flower and chose "Allise" font. Thanks for your suggestions.

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There's a few kerning problems, but overall this is a much better logo.

Make the following pairs a little looser and we'll see how it looks:
'p' and the blossom, 'c' and the stem, "ea", "ti", "iv".

Also, tighten up the blossom and 'c' a bit.

- Lex

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Poco Creative: Pero Mucho Attractive

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heaps better than the angel ... thingy.

good stuff

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Thanks a lot for the feedback... graciously taken!

I'm wondering, though, if it scales "funny" on web... I made a mockup page today (on Safari) and scaled it to 140px wide.... and when I looked at a screenshot in Internet Explorer, it looked very grainy. Ring a bell for anyone??

You (if you're on IE) can see what I'm talking about here [[http://pococreative.com/wp]]

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That's because you're using inline scaling (never a good idea). Scale it down in an image editor before you upload it.

- Lex

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(Shew.) I was hoping it was that and not something else. Makes sense. Thanks!

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I would suggest altering the "v" and "i" dot to be softer instead sharp and pointy. other then that it's come a long way. good job.