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So, I created a fictitious business for an adult book store as a class assignment. Can you guys tell me what you think? I thought the second image suited the name better.

BTW - if you don't get the mark.. the books are having sexy time.

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You might find this and this inspirational, if you're into this kind of thing.

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The second one has a better balance of black and white.
Not sure about the orientation of ♀.

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It coúld be fellatio, riccard0 ;-)

edit: apparantly Typophile has a built in censoration... but to make my point, think head ;-)

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I wasn't commenting on the interpretation.
But on the opportunity.

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Haha, thx p01ak. Never saw the same concept until now.

@ riccardo - I was looking at the symbols as stick figures. Imagine the guy standing up with his stick piece going out and the woman on her hands.. etc The girl symbol could be facing the other direction as well.

Any suggestions on improvements?

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hmmm. I'm unsure of this.

could be percieved as alienating toward gay and lesbian adults...who like books.

I also think the execution could work better as campaign photography rather than a 'logo' as such.

as an aside, "Adult Books" would never be able to be registered as a business name since they're both every day words.
 
 
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Ya, I see your point about the gays and lesbians. =(

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The GLBT "problem" could simply be addressed with variations using the same symbols.
But it would be a non equal placement anyway.

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overlap the Os in books
swap the symbols out in any number of ways...maybe even add a third party occasionally.
profit

 
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How about two vertical male books on opposite ends on a horizontal female book . . . high fivin' one another and another female book underneath in a 69 position. Everybody wins.

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I'll never look at my bookshelf the same way again...

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LOL typodermic...sounds classé.

Thanks Ratbaggy, I'll try that out.

Well I guess the general consensus is that it the logo can work? It's for a fictional company so I can just say the store only sells straight adult books.

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That small rectangle in the upper middle is distracting. I assume it represents the back cover of the first book, but the prominent location -- in the middle of the logo with an arrow pointing towards it -- creates a distraction. I think they'd still be recognized as books without it.