{Custom Type} QUEPOS - Logo for Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

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{Custom Type} QUEPOS - Logo for Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica
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I'd like some fresh eyes and opinion on this type I've drawn for the town of Quepos, Costa Rica. There are a few things I want to tweak, but I'd welcome any thoughts :o)

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Joined: 12 May 2005 - 3:55am
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Dave, great stuff! Love the overall feel - but can't help reading Quebs, Maybe this can be fixed by slightly adjusting the 'tails' of the P and O? Also, would like to see the bottom tail of the S curling up instead of down. Keep us posted.

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I agree with seb - the overall feel is really beautiful, interesting and lively. It's not terribly legible, however. My first take was "Ruebs." I think the Q needs more work to read correctly - it's too small to be an uppercase letter. Have you tried a lowercase q?

Maybe the "po" wouldn't read as an uppercase "B" if the whipped peak on the o wasn't reaching up to touch the bowl of the p? It's beautiful, but as it is, detracts from the readability and legibility.

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How do these revisions look? I tweaked the terminals on the P and the S. I also gave the POS a bit of a slant forward as I felt like they were too upright compared to QUE. Thoughts?

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Yum!
Is there going to be a color version of this? I'd love to see it in bright happy colors.
Something very minor that my eye got sort of stuck on: The very bottom of the "S" looks a bit bumpy (unhappy outline)? But it might also just be the rendering.

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I still have the QUEBS problem.
Would it help to make P's bowl turn into a full loop, ending in a taper over the right part of E?

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Nina: I'll check that, though it's probably a rendering issue. I need to show the client and figure out the palette of colors where it will be placed in the town. There is talk of recreating it via a tile mosaic, so I might just be supplying the outlines to her.

eliason: Hmm, I'm not sure I understand your suggestion, but i'd like to try it. Would you care to do a quick sketch over what I have now?

I'm also feeling like the O/S combo is too tight and evenly nestled together. Anyone else have any input on that?

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eliason: Hmm, I'm not sure I understand your suggestion, but i'd like to try it. Would you care to do a quick sketch over what I have now?

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eliason: Hmmm, not sure that I agree with you on that.

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Is anyone else bothered by the overall shape and tilt? Why is the S and the o so much bigger than the Qu? The shape lacks finesse, and I fear it will be hard to insert into media without looking wonky.

Currently, it reminds me of a souffle about to collapse off to the right. Or perhaps a balloon in the midst of being blown up? Expanding puddle of molasses? A whipped-cream cornucopia? (Ok, I'll stop with the dopey visuals now, fun as it is. I think I'm hungry.)

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I was also a little confused about the slant. I think that if the size is scaling bigger from left to right, the mark should either be perfectly horizontal OR more likeley diagonal, bottom-left to top-right.

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I think this here revision is it, thanks for your input everyone!

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Dave,
I'm still struck by the odd slant and shape created by the scaling of the letters. It's especially glaring when you couple the logo with text. I couldn't stop myself from playing around with it, but I won't post my tweaked/revised version here; I'll email it to you (to the address on your website) from my yahoo account. I really think you'll like your beautiful (!!) lettering even more if you tweak away the slant. Right now, the oS feels kinda like it's being being sucked away by a vacuum cleaner.
AK

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Joined: 12 May 2005 - 3:55am
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Dave,

this has come along nicely. Some small things, I agree with Alaskan on the slant and I am little 'confused' about the fitting of the letters - most have a very tight fit with even spacing, but ex. the top left stroke of the U doesn't wrap around the Q as I think it should. I hope you understand what I mean?

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I'm putting this project to rest, here is the final version. Thank you, all, for your input!

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Great! It looks much, much better now, and it will be much easier to fit into typographic media. I did like the p in your last post better (4.Jun.2010 4.33pm) but it's fine this way, too. Congratulations - it's beautiful, polished work!

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Thanks, Alaskan!

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Looking at the negative spaces is soooo gooood.

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I'm so hurt! *sarcasm* I wish I'd known this thread existed. Did you get my DM on twitter?

Well, it is done but I have to say I like how you finished it.