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Joined: 15 Apr 2010 - 8:43am
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Hello, I have been designing a logo/wordmark for my portfolio website and it's bloody hard to come up with something I like. I've finally settled on something and would like your opinion if that's alright. I'm no type designer/typographer but I do have a passion for it and always interested in learning more.

I've gone for a superfat Bodoni here. I'm Italian and the name of the website is too. I just chose something shorter and easier to spell than my own name. It's two words really (from the film partly of the same name) but I've shoved them together.

What I liked about the word I found so hard to design for is the continuity and symmetry of the letters u-o-n-o in a serifed italic. I morphed the Bodoni U and N into one character to fit this and turned it upside down. I also made a bit of a ligature out of the L and the B.

It's not an important logo specifically it just needs to reside on my portfolio website and possible the business card if I decide to print one.

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Joined: 26 Feb 2007 - 12:08pm
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It looks like a really nice logomark and has a nice rhythm to it. Without a comparison, I can't visualize the difference in what you did with the 'u' and 'n' but it works well. If I did anything to this myself I would just want to look at versions with a disconnect at the top of the 'lb' ligature as well just to see how it feels to let the eye not be blocked up top there which might create a bit more continuity to the overall undulation between all the characters, but that's just my subjective take on it all. Nice work.

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Joined: 24 Oct 2007 - 9:40am
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I like it a lot. Seemingly simple yet clean and timeless. I half agree with Mike J on the disconnect between the 'L' & 'B', but on the other hand I think that sort of defines it's character too, setting it off slightly.

Great stuff.

JH

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Joined: 15 Apr 2010 - 8:43am
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Thanks for the feedback, as it's the weekend I don't have the exact weight with me, but the closest on MyFonts shows what the original was like.