Please critique my logo, for string group

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Please critique my logo, for string group
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Hi There

I've been trying to sort out a logo for a classical string group for such a long time now and just keep going round in circles!
I need to just settle on a logo so i can start working on the rest of the 'brand space'.

Please give me any critique or advice you can.

Its for a string group who play for weddings and functions. The things i'm trying to get across -
classy, lots of experience (there main USP), wide range of music, approachable.

This mark will either be made into a stamp, or embossed with foil or ink. It's for my family so we can always make a change in a year or so if its not working out. Also almost anything would be better than what we have now!

Cheers!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WrWxNyxmHn4/Tef0iEVNDFI/AAAAAAAAAIk/MqktK5kMAK...

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It's pretty nice, but unfortunately my first thought upon seeing it was that it was for a pasta company - the curved musical staffs made me think of some kind of hybrid macaroni/rigatoni. Maybe adding another line would make them read as musical staffs (although that might make them hard to use at small sizes)? Or put some musical notation in them (that is probably a bad idea)?

This is just one non-professional person's first impression, so don't throw out your idea until you get more feedback.

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haha, thanks Mugford interesting thought with the pasta! you've just made me aware of my major mistake, so much for learning to read music for 8 years. I'll try and print it with 5 lines and see what its like. For the really small sizes I had planned to simplify it to 2 or 3 lines anyway so it wont make a difference for that.

If anyone sees anything else that's wrong, kerning or type placement etc please let me know

Thanks

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I like the fluidity to it, yet the first impression I got of the logo was one of a coffee shop. I think the type may need to be a bit more of a contemporary calligraphic font to employ that classy, approachable and experienced look.

Yet I say the same as mugford, this is just one non-professional person's first impression.

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i get a similar feeling. wondering if you could incorporate the 'strings' of an instrument in the 'C' or some other letter form. i like simplicity of it, just needs little touch somewhere. =)

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I understand some of the critique. But I wouldn't mind.

I like it a lot!

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thanks for the comments, all appreciated. I'm going to go back to my sketchbook and try and work up some more ideas which i'll post soon

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Maybe you could try something with the S-shape that you'll find on most bowed/plucked string instruments' bodies.

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Go with your original!

The S shape associated with some string instruments is stil far away from strings.

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Your logo is round. Therefore I see great logo applications.

For instance:

When you buy new strings, they often package them in a smal paper bag. I can just see your round logo in a round sticker sealing the bag. It will be very elegant.

I don's mean to push you. I just really like your original design.

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Your logo is round. Therefore I see great logo applications.

For instance:

When you buy new strings, they often package them in a smal paper bag. I can just see your round logo in a round sticker sealing the bag. It will be very elegant.

I don's mean to push you. I just really like your original design.

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Your logo is round. Therefore I see great logo applications.

For instance:

When you buy new strings, they often package them in a smal paper bag. I can just see your round logo in a round sticker sealing the bag. It will be very elegant.

I don's mean to push you. I just really like your original design.

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3x, we get it, you like it. just busting yah chops. it's nice. =)

Tim Aarts's picture
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Lol sorry mistake.

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Lol sorry mistake.

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HAH!