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    Logo Critique

    I am revamping my rock climbing website and I am looking for some feedback on the logo i am using at the top of this page.

    Any ideas, suggestions, critiques, comments or compliments will be fully appreciated! Thanks.

    busch
    ps. the current site.

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    Its ok. But the double K triggers off my stutter. Why don't you experiment using the K within the word 'korea' or even developing the type face for the whole word or even the sentence. Its a shame its such a long .com name.
    As for everything else. It looks good. I like your use of colours.

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    It's nice...although it has a sort of "comicy-feel." (Maybe that's what you are after?) The logo doesn't scream rock climbing though (at least in my humble opinion!).
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    Thanks. I tried really hard to incorporate the logo into the word Korea but i just couldn't get it to work. i think i have stared at it too long, but when i first look at the logo it doesnt hit me as a "K".

    any other ideas?

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    Actually, I loved what you did with the logo and the Forum Layout!

    Don't know why, but the color sheme just works wonderfully!

    Great work.

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    Thanks a lot, Pedro. That makes me feel better about the design!

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    Hello there Bush!

    I had never seen such a good use of bright colors!

    I tend to dislike bright themes, but the harmony that you managed to implement in the design is very impressive!

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    Yea, I agree great colors for this site. Although, what about some element in the logo for rock climbing? A rough outline of the gear that is used? Or a rock wall within the header?

    I'm not a rock climber but I am thinking of something that gives a user more of an idea of what the site is all about.
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    I like the 'K' graphic; but I agree, make it part of the word korea and that would be even better.
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    Yellow is one of my least favorite colors, but it really pops nicely on this site. Good job working with what is a difficult color, at least to me!

    The logo, however, I find to be less impressive. It reads as a K with some confusing elements and doesn't give me any information about either rock climbing or Korea. It seems like it would be possible, and IMHO better, to incorporate a graphic K into the site's title and use a rock-climbing figure on the straight vertical side of the K (here -->K). Just an idea.

    Good luck / ag

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    use a rock-climbing figure on the straight vertical side of the K (here -->K)
    I like that idea, artgeek!

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    personally, I like the climber hangin' off the yingyang symbol much better.
    It incorporates everything very nicely and I understand what I'm looking at. The forum colors are nice, but a little bright for me, with that logo though, you have to think about what you're seeing to know where you are.
    Don't get me wrong, nice work, I just prefer the original logo.
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    I really like the logo. It's bold, has presence, dynamism, and makes me think of rocks and climbing - great job!

    I recommend that you increase the negative space gaps a bit, to increase its legibility. Think about what might happen when it's put onto a flier, t-shirt, or chalk bag.. it has to be recognisable which means having a distinctive outline or shape, and that relies on good thick lines or heavy shapes with sufficient white space between them to tell them apart.

    See: http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/logos.cfm for a good tutorial :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch2
    I recommend that you increase the negative space gaps a bit, to increase its legibility. Think about what might happen when it's put onto a flier, t-shirt, or chalk bag.. it has to be recognisable which means having a distinctive outline or shape, and that relies on good thick lines or heavy shapes with sufficient white space between them to tell them apart.
    Thanks, I couldnt figure out what to do about the negative space ( and i didn't know it was called negative space )

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    I love it, great job. Fits very well with the look of the site.

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    Busch, you have a talent for color schemes! The original (red/blue) mix is usually taboo because of the tricks it plays on the brain. I am amazed how used that trick to your advantage. I envy your skill.

    About the two different logos though; I'm naturally biased toward the yin-yang because of what it represents. But, that's me. I think the K logo fits better for the site... and again, great work with the yellows. I agree with some of the other replies--- incorporate the K into the title.

    I challenge you to use both!

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    The opinion seems to be mixed on this, but the yellow K says neither Korea or Rock Climbing to me. I like it, but it doesn't seem as relevant as your old logo.

    However, the site as a whole looks great. Good stuff.

    Tim

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    Thanks for all the feedback. I will work on incorporating the K into the name as well as making it speak more of rock climbing. i'll post it when its finished.

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    I look forward to seeing your solution!

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    I love it, it seems to encapsulate Korea and Rock climbing

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    I like everything about this layout except for the logo K and the K to Korea being right next to each other. I like the idea mentioned above about using the logo K as the K in Korea.

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    I personally wouldn't change a thing. And, like someone said earlier, the color scheme is awesome!

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    Further to what has already been said, why not make the logo K look like rock? Either carved in or carved out of rock?

    Just a thought....
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    I don't like the "K". It's too fat IMO. It also doesn't look like much of a logo, no offense, it just sort of looks like someone threw it together at the last minute. I agree that it doesn't represent rock climbing.

    I also found the yellow too bright for me to concentrate my eyes on anything specific, so if it were me, I wouldn't have stayed on the site long.

    Good luck with it


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    The logo isn't that bad, it's an improvement on what was on the previous page. As a rock climber, I can sort of see some dynamic movement in the logo -- it kind of looks like he's flagging his foot to make a dynamic move.

    That being saig it is a little too fat and bright, maybe tweek it out the arms of the K a little more too look like and acutal rock climber.


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