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Old 02-17-2014, 04:55 PM
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I spent 40+ hours trying to hammer out a logo for myself when I got started before I realized that I suck at logos. That's why I was recommending a pro. I'm no use there, I just know what I don't like. I'm one of those.

I think the font for the name - especially in b&w - looks kind of old school hand '70s/early 80s hand done car shop sign, like it's where I would go if I wanted a barbarian chick painted on my van (please just pretend you know what I mean and I'm not old). In our industry I would think you'd want something with color to pop at you. It could be two color, like navy blue and white, but I think black and white and gray looks dusty and tired.

The FAQ page could just use some oomph - beef up the answers a little, almost like you were explaining these things to your favorite client. And maybe do the question bold, a space, and then the answer in plain text below. You want it easy to read. People on websites are grazing, make it simple and easy to follow.
I agree. My friend is a graphic designer and he's going to make up some stuff for me. Haha your analogy is funny and makes sense. Ill relay the info to my friend and see what he can design. Ill see what I can do with the FAQ page, thats a good idea to word it differently and some different text sizes. Thanks
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:33 PM
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how do you guys like this logo? clean and fresh I think it is
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:42 PM
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Good concept. Execution not so much

Maybe stack them
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:46 PM
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what about this? I think the words landscaping and snow removal are added in on the bottom it ties it together better.
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Edit: Papercutter is old.
Those aren't gray hairs, they're off-blond.

Anyhow, to the latest logos... you want a professional result, you hire a professional. That's what we tell our clients, right? I think your buddy is well-intentioned but fighting above his weight class. Way above.
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Anyhow, to the latest logos... you want a professional result, you hire a professional. That's what we tell our clients, right? I think your buddy is well-intentioned but fighting above his weight class. Way above.
Completely agree. Anytime I see new logo/design mocks using heavy gradients, I cringe. One great thing about the advent of mobile, and the accompanying "flat" design, is that it's banishing gradients to the nether.

Son & Snow, if you tighten up the font spacing (literally), bringing it in closer, losing the italicization, and going with complimentary, flat color O's of a sun and snowflake, I think you'll find yourself on the right track. You could also do the same, with two levels, left-aligned. The son and snow, lowercase, son on top the snow, leaves you with the space above the "w" for the ampersand. Plenty of directions to go with it. Like I said, it would be a breeze for a graphic designer to do.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:39 PM
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alright guys what about this? I think I'm getting somewhere now. I might try having a "professional" do it but I'm seeing what can be come up with at home first
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I had a local graphic designer help me with my logo. She charges just $30 an hr which I think is a bargain. I'm thinking you could use some help. Something looks off to me. Maybe too many colors.
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I had a local graphic designer help me with my logo. She charges just $30 an hr which I think is a bargain. I'm thinking you could use some help. Something looks off to me. Maybe too many colors.
thanks, I do plan on seeing a professional If need be. $30 an hour isn't bad at all
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any better
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