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Obviously you must ask! If work has got delayed, there must be some reasons behind it.


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If all else fails, explain visually. Design it their way, then provide one or more other better designs, and present them all, asking which one they prefer. Present them in place on pages, stationary, and elsewhere they would use the logo so they see how jarring it can be to have several typefaces in front of the user at once. You should do this seriously, ...


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Intro and motivation This is a general answer as how I would approach the problem at hand. Using the situation in the question as the use case. This way the answer is a bit more generally applicable. Laying out a mass of shapes Laying out a mass of shapes with precision is time consuming. The tools that can help you are the Blend tool, Transform again, ...


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There's some good answers here. To add to them, I'd take the opportunity to talk to your client about brand identity and the overall branding they may (or may not) have. Most 'stylish' companies that the client may think of have a lot more going on with their brand identity than just their logo. Their logo is important--perhaps the most important part--and ...


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Thats a bit mean, the poor fella has got no idea - take two lines of different arching radius and use the Blend Tool to create say 15 steps between them, this will show you the transformation in 15 steps between one line and the other. Then try different line/brushes to enhance thickness at one end. Blend tool tut then "expand appearance" You may only need ...


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I run into this issue a lot and have started making the logo smaller than I would normally want so when they ask me to make the logo larger, I just say OK and bump it up to the size I would have made it to begin with :P


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I would use the Knockout Group Option. Here is my result: *) Create white rectangle (background) and put it into the separate layer: *) Create a new layer (e.g. text) and draw black rectangle: *) Put your text over the black rectangle (the same layer): *) Set Text Fill and Stroke Colors to None: *) Go to Appearance Panel > Add New Fill: *) ...


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I think the best answer above is the first sentence of Adam's but then he drifts into the same pitfall the other answers have. You need to identify what the value of the logo is, and if its being used to the maximum potential. Why does the client want the logo bigger, and will it increase that potential in a way you weren't aware of? In comments (and chat) ...


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Consider exploring their reasons for a larger logo, and trying to fix the underlying problem, or suggesting that the website isn't the best place to fix it. For instance, some simply have an aversion to white space. You'll need to help them understand good layout practices, and that appropriately used whitespace will highlight their logo better than making ...


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I always try to educate clients on the many goods of white space. It's not just about size, it's about context. If someone wants a huge logo that makes the whole site look clattered, you can prepare some mockups to let them compare what which version really stands out. On the one side, the one with a big logo where the message invades your eye real state. ...


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In my case, I had drawn a larger artwork than artboard. So when I wanted to scale it down to fit it inside the artboard, its strokes became bold. I went to Edit > Preferences > General, then turned Scale Strokes and Effects on. Now the strokes are normal.


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I point out to clients that large logos are the equivalent to SCREAMING at customers. When you walk into a store, do you want the sales rep to come up to you and scream, "HI! WHAT CAN I GET FOR YOU TODAY?!" or would you rather have the rep walk up and quietly ask, "Hi, what can I help you with today?" (It carries more weight when spoken :) ) I ask them to ...


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I would suggest creating an alternative CSS class or ID for the logo and preserve your existing CSS styles under a comment. If the site is responsive and you are using an SVG, I would complete the clients request and show examples of why it will not work. The issue most designers face is that some people cannot see a project visually in their head and they ...


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I'd prefer appling this effect by creating any grey oval/circular etc shape above the text and setting its transparency to 30% or any other sufficient value. This preserve the text, keep the effect "live", thus you can adjust whenever you want in any way you want, i.e. changing the shape, its place, hue etc.


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Here is how I would do it. Expand the black text. Draw your oval shape OVER where you want it to go. Colour it grey. Select all of those items, then go to your pathfinder toolbar and click divide (first icon on the bottom row). After clicking, use the direct selection tool to select the bottom bit of the oval then hit delete. This will leave you with ...


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If it's so easy, just do it yourself. Make it in Microsoft Paint. It will cost nothing at all but your time. Then you can save your money for the 3 $100 computers you are buying from Goodwill. Even if someone is making minimum wage then $295 is like 30 hours of time. And you only make minimum wage if the requirement is "show up for work" and don't pick ...


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Maybe your start up's bank account is running on empty. Maybe a professional image isn't important right now. You just need some letters tossed together to get you rolling. You're the one who needs to reconcile the accounts. But, don't expect to find much love for that approach here. You're addressing people who are (hopefully) charging $1000+ USD for ...


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You could have a check on this site: www.fastweb.it Their logo combine the idea of fiber optics and high speed connection. Also the direction that the whole logo suggests aims high, as if he wanted to communicate that he actually is at the top of his market field. It fits perfectly your case. Sometimes looking at the competitors could be a good start.


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It could be probably Berlin Sans Demi


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If you criticize logos on here you'll just get a minus vote. Probably no one with good advice would bother because if you tell the truth people don't like it. So you will just get advice of whoever is left over who puts up with that. So it comes down that asking the Internet what they think of your logo is like asking YouTube what they think of your video. ...


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Nobody knows what a bell is or sees bells on a phone. That logo doesn't make any sense today. There's nothing wrong with the drawing of it--that's like something rom an icon font, there's probably an HTML code for it. What's wrong is that it is an icon of something that nobody thinks of when they think of phones. On the other hand I don't think that the ...


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The dots are the fattest items in the picture and they don't really mean anything. If you have a budget for ink it's like you spent it all on dots and didn't have anything left over for skull. If the skull is supposed to be scary then having an upside down heart for a nose and toothpicks for teeth is not scary. I guess it's kind of like you need to decide ...


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I don't think your font treatment is pulling in the same direction as your graphic skull, for two reasons: "Plaza" is Art Deco era (google, wikipedia) and brings that baggage with it. Both layouts are symmetrical – which contrasts with the connotation of "Psycho". Maybe something more unbalanced would be more striking?


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I think you want to re-think a little. As others have said, that wheel is not really a good thing. Too complicated, too detailed, not really descriptive. Since this is a company that makes generators powered by bicycles you want to tone down the pushbike/unicycle association. The lightning bolt and the blue "splashy" background is too cartoon-ish: it ...


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"logo for a company building generators powered by bicycles" If the first two images say anything they'll say that you sell tires for bicycles. That makes even less sense because why would a bicycle powering a generator need a rubber tire and spokes? I've seen a generator powered by pedals (it worked a blender) and the chain just went to a gear, like an ...


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As @user27606 said, do not use a photograph directly for the logo... There is way too much details (see the thin spokes? That won't come out well when the logo is resized). What you can do is make a simple thin tyre (torus) which represents a cycle tyre, or maybe the Gear, and add the lightning-bolt to that...


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I wouldn't recommend using a photograph that has been filtered for a logo. A photo is a great place to start for inspiration, but there is too much detail for a logo and those spokes would get lost at a small size. Logos are often used at small sizes so make sure your design is readable at all sizes. Also, it should read well in both black and white and ...


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I donot know how to scale.But you try press alt+shift then scale your object. Or You can re-install illustrator. Thanks


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I would suggest use retina images in website.This is best way.Please see this link. http://imulus.github.io/retinajs/ The reason of images see blurry images in mobile. http://www.alaress.com.au/2011/04/developing-for-high-dpi-devices/


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Aside from the ouch that hurts visual aesthetic everyone else has noted, part of your problem is that the ninja star has a lot of white space around it purely by nature. You've essentially created a big square forcefield around your thin logo. That's what's bothering you. If all that air is what's tripping you up, then you need to change something else. 1) ...


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General reaction to things that I can see: The mark is forceful and strong. I also get a very gothic 'death metal' type of vibe from it. Depending on the type of music we're talking about, that might be good, might be bad. The type doesn't seem to fit the mark at all, nor does it seem to contrast enough. In its current state, it feels that it's fighting ...


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As much as I understand the confidentiality issue, it will be difficult to critique the positioning and type without seeing the whole thing. The E: With what I see right now, I don't get the e. It seems really top heavy and the curve at the bottom is weird (I'm guessing it's where you might have modified it?) Technically, I would be careful with the tail ...


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I very recently made a music logo, but for a different purpose (business, website and app). I think I can add some things I picked up during the whole process. I went through maybe 20 iterations, and the last iteration included rebuilding it and incorporating the Golden Ratio into it as much as I could, it actually pulled off the effect I was imagining much ...


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The benefit of having your full name in a logo is that, well, your name is the logo. Nike has the benefit of spending hundreds of millions of dollars to train the public to know that a "swoosh" = Nike, but you don't have that luxury. Not yet, anyways! While using initials or symbols in logos can sometimes lead to more creative solutions or more distinctive ...


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this question is like "how should my logo look like?" my advice would be to hire a designer/design studio to do it for you or just start start sketching all of your ideas out. there is little reason to choose a text only logo before sketching out all of the above. Also look at what other bands/music makers have in their style and maybe try to fit in.


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To be honest I don't really see the problem. Upping the resolution of that particular image should not mean a very much larger file size. At least not if you compress it right. In any case, your best option is probably to use media queries as listed here: For including high-res graphics, but only for screens that can make use of them. "Retina" being ...


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I would suggest you create svg file from original logo creative



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