Forum logo review

Discussion in 'Graphics Discussion and Help' started by adeniyi faith, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. adeniyi faith

    adeniyi faith Neophyte

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  2. Ramses

    Ramses Adherent

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    Looks good.
     
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  3. Julie Encabo

    Julie Encabo Participant

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    Looks good for me!
     
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  4. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    yeah i like it too
     
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  5. ColdCoffee

    ColdCoffee Aspirant

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    Looks like the text could use some smooth anti-aliasing. It has rough edges right now

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    There are signs of raster elements being used. Turn up the brightness and you can see the patches and remnants from cutting and pasting the logo.

    Might as well some padding on the left
     
  6. PoetJC

    PoetJC ♠ Jacquii: Black Kween of Hearts ♠

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    I agree with the previous reply - the monkey element looks like a bit of a .... cheap job and possibly graphic revision swiped from somewhere. The fonts are not very clean either. And I'm not sure what a monkey even has to do the 'black hat' niche... IDK ... I'm not much a fan and I question the originality :(

    J.
     
  7. Anton Chigurh

    Anton Chigurh Ultimate Badass

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    Yeah I don't get the whole ape thing. Chance of it being seen as something unintended as well, to most people. It's not a good mascot.
     
  8. highlander29

    highlander29 Enthusiast

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    I don't like the monkey. Reminds me of mail chimp. Also, I agree with the quality of the graphics. I had very high quality graphics done for my site but the images were compressed for decent load time (and of course you lose quality). There is a tradeoff on that stuff. I still retain both compressed and non compressed versions.
     
  9. Angryfrodo

    Angryfrodo Coder/Designer

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    Yeah all around lots of stuff not right here. I personally am quite picky about negative space, which due to the color of the hat adds quite a lot, the design overall is quite generic and lackluster, not much emphasis put on font choice which can often make or break a design. Another issue I have is simply the placement of the character, It's rather left leaning but due to the 'bright' colors of the font, it really takes away from it, I find myself reading a portion of the text, looking back at the mascot, then reading some more. It's a bit all over the place and many of the elements were overlooked. This is just in addition to the raster artifacts as pointed out above and upscaling/downscaling wasn't necessarily put into consideration with this design. To sum it up, cheap, generic, rather unoriginal (Not your website, the design), it has very little personality. My first thought or word of advice would be - take the loss and just commission a new one.
     
  10. R0binHood

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    The black hat of the monkey doesn't contrast enough with the black background of the website, blends in too much. You could almost do with some kind of light stroke around it to make it stand out.

    It's not high res either, looks fuzzy on my screen.

    In terms of mascot, I'd have potentially gone instead for a leprechaun. That way you could have him with a pot of gold, and have the black hat on.
    Plus leprechauns are renowned to be...slightly nefarious, mischevious? It would still fit in with your dodgy site subject material.

    Or just forget the mascot and have just a logotype.
     
  11. PoetJC

    PoetJC ♠ Jacquii: Black Kween of Hearts ♠

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    Definitely agree that a Leprechaun based mascot would serve the niche a bit better than the monkey.
    In fact - I created a leprechaun logo a few days ago. It wasn't the exact type of leprechaun the client was looking for - so he decided to go in a slightly different direction. I still have the design though and think it would serve better than the monkey design:
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    [​IMG]

    J.
     
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  12. DaveTomneyUK

    DaveTomneyUK The Original Mr. T.

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    Think that was me, very happy with your final revision though. First class job. :tup:
     
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  13. PoetJC

    PoetJC ♠ Jacquii: Black Kween of Hearts ♠

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    It was!!! LOL
    The original design:
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    DaveTomneyUKDaveTomneyUK - Your logo onsite now looks great.
    I appreciate the compliment very much and happy you like the final result.
    Now onwards to the avatar & signature variations :tup:

    J.
     
  14. Kestrelly

    Kestrelly Neophyte

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    I like your design personally
     
  15. adeniyi faith

    adeniyi faith Neophyte

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    Thank you everyone. I appreciate the feedbacks.
     
  16. Rrich

    Rrich Aspirant

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    Nice logo. What exactly is the premise of your forum?
     
  17. Apple

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    It's just a wee bit dodgy haha. Short cuts to SEO kinda.

    In general terms: A "Black Hat" is someone who doesn't do things by the book online, people who hack/script etc. A "White Hat" is an ethical hacker paid to find vulnerabilities so that they can be patched to keep black hats out.
     
  18. Rrich

    Rrich Aspirant

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    Now this is very interesting to me. Might want to join the forum myself haha

    I've heard that Black Hat isn't really that profitable, but I could be wrong. What do you say?
     
  19. R0binHood

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    From my (limited) understanding, I believe black hat can be incredibly profitable, which is why many zero day software exploits never get reported, and instead get sold on the black market or to companies that specialise in security and are willing to fork out the big bucks for them
     
  20. Rrich

    Rrich Aspirant

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    Now I understand. I thought we were only referring to black hats in SEO, which I'm not familiar with.

    A black hat the way you described it is very profitable indeed. Interesting that a company like Norton would engage in this type of behavior.
     
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