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I am working on a logo for a sock business.

My current result is:

This

As you may notice the proportions of the abstracted sock are quite awful. Do you have an idea what I could do to make this better?

PS: If there are other recommendations don't be shy :)

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Make it look more discernibly like a sock...? I see two rectangles. –  Mr E. Upvoter Nov 23 '13 at 14:36
    
@Dominic I tried this by rounding the edges up with some beziere curves but then it gets totally shitty :) –  bodokaiser Nov 23 '13 at 14:45
    
Use a good reference image like this. –  Mr E. Upvoter Nov 23 '13 at 14:50
    
Okay I will try this. Do you have some more hints? –  bodokaiser Nov 23 '13 at 14:53
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You must become the sock in order to draw the sock! ;-) –  tim human Nov 27 '13 at 9:14

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After a quick 'Google' of socks (and a slightly irrational love of them) I noticed a couple of things that might help you.

-Unless there is a fold in the top of the sock (the part above the ankle) the width of this section tends to be less than the length.

-The heel and toes of a sock tends to be a bit of extra material making this part stick out so it might help to change the angle a little between both sections of the sock. Otherwise you could put the heel of the sock in, in either a different colour or a darker version of the colour you are using. I suggest that if you do this, a smooth curve would look great, it would be a nod in the direction of flat design. Though that is completely up to preference.

This is a quick example of what I am talking about, though it might have been better to make the foot section a little narrower.

Hope this helps; when I think socks I think heels and toes :)

Good luck!

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Hey, I love your idea using another color for the between sections! Also good point with the proportions :) –  bodokaiser Nov 23 '13 at 15:23
    
Glad you like it :) the foot part in my example could be a little narrower but I thought it got the point across. Good luck with the project :) –  Jenna Nov 23 '13 at 17:55
    
That looks much more like a sock :) +1 –  Mr E. Upvoter Nov 23 '13 at 17:58

I tried to combine JennaDesign's Idea with your original approach. I think a striking heel shape can be enough and there should be as little colors as possible. Here is my sketch:

my socksters logo approach

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Upvoted! That definitely looks good :) –  Jenna Nov 24 '13 at 22:57

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