Personal Logo_Crits Welcome

I've been working this out for a bit now.

I am looking for some criticism/help. I'm not afraid.

This is a personal logo design, it is my initials which are c j d. i prefer the lower case. Let me know how you feel.

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reelnarced's picture

Thanks by the way

Ratbaggy's picture

the logo feels old/dated. if that's what you're going for...nailed it.

any particular reason you feel the need to make a logo out of your initials? While it's not such a bad idea - as a design exercise - my thoughts are you'll communicate more clearly...with letters as they are, and more memorably...with something unique.

reelnarced's picture

Personally, I tend to make everything a bit dated. It's a shame, but I try.

I use my initials because I have never been happy with any types of marks I make. So i default to a symbol that I made out of my initials.

Do you have a recommendation by what you mean by letters as they are? Do you mean something simpler, maybe more typographic?

apankrat's picture

As someone else said once about one of my logos - "it's nice, but it lacks the AHA moment", i.e. it is forgettable. Yours is a nice geometrical approach to combining 3 letters, but that is all there is to it.

Have a look, for example, to Ty Wilkins logo. Or better yet, skim through this, this and this. There is plenty of letters only logos on these lists.

reelnarced's picture


Thanks for those links. The Ty logo is pretty excellent. I am through one of the helvetica brands thing and already feeling a bit inspired. I would like to keep the cjd aspect and im going to continue looking for some 'aha'!

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