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Old 12-13-2012, 12:09 PM
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 PM
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First one is better in my opinion!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:10 PM
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To me, it looks like you're falling in to the trap that a lot of DIYers do when it comes to logo design and that's overdoing it with elements and colors that just don't work together.

First one is too dated, 80's airbrushed looking. The background sun's gradient will likely prove inconsistent in various applications (ie, flat color vs. 4 color process). The "I" is almost too abstract, leaving it looking more like a divider between Rad and Ant. The drop shadowing of the letters is too much and creates more a visual blur (overall fuzziness) and less a shadow or depth.

Second one also has an extremely abstract "I", this time looking more like a palm tree and less like an...Illinois...tree. Not digging the green cross, either. It looks like a sword going through the letters, which then begs the question, "What does a sword have to do with a lawn care company called "Radiant"?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:15 PM
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:52 PM
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Haha well thanks for the opinions i appreciate it, it does help.
i think i will keep its a little more simple.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 PM
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I read the first one as "rad ant".
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:39 PM
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What you never see an ant tear up the bmx track? hah
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:26 PM
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What you never see an ant tear up the bmx track? hah
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:40 PM
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I love the replys, thank you. this is the reason i posted this is because i want everyones honest opinion.
True, i have no idea what i am doing but it is fun!

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Old 12-14-2012, 09:41 AM
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Love the logo threads. For the love of God spend the $100 and have someone who knows what they are doing take care of it for you. It is going to represent your company for years to come!

News flash! Just because we can do wonderful things with lawns and landscapes doesn't mean we are experts at everything. Then we go to our lawn care peers for advice on logos, cracks me up. Why not find some logo "experts" and run it by them?

We are service companies and I am amazed at how often other service companies are not hired to help us (logo designer in this case). Can you do a better job than a homeowner on their lawn? Yes, because you are a pro! If everyone did everything themselves we wouldn't have jobs!

The amount of time you may spend on the logo to truly get it right would better off spent perfecting a business process, budgeting or about 500 other things that will put more cash in your pocket than what it costs to have a pro logo.

I do realize it is fun to do something different like logo design. Thinking about business all year gets old and playing logo designer is a nice change of pace.

I read these all year and about once a year I can't hold it in any longer. Sorry your thread was the one I replied to. Please hire a pro, you will be glad you did.

Ok, rant over. Happy holidays!
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