I'm currently designing a logo for a friend's new business. I'm much more of a UI/UX designer than a logo designer (also a very bad drawer!), so I'm struggling.
The company name is 'Corellia', it's a reference to the Han Solo's birth planet in Star Wars (My friend is fan of Star Wars) mixed with a reference to the technology he loves to work with, aka '.Net Core'.
I searched a bit for inspiration and I tried something I really enjoyed. Here it is:
I love it because it mixes the two metaphors of it's company. The C/O looks like a planet and its moon passing by, while also illustrating the 'core' of the letter C. Also, the font is a bit Star Wars-like, as a bonus.
However, when we showed it to lambda people, they were not seeing the C and all wondered why it is called 'Orellia'.
So I was wondering, how would you find the balance between the metaphor and the legibility of the logo?
If I design the C to be less circular, it breaks the planet/moon. I could also get the C/O out of the logo and write the Corellia word next to it or beneath it, but I feel it lacks concision and efficiency.
First of all, thanks to all of you for your critiques and help provided, it was really great !
Time being a constraint, I could'nt afford to try every one of your solutions. However, I tried to upvote every solution that helped me.
So I focused on the C which was the letter people were not seeing. I moved it on the left and also went for slenting edges. So it looks more like a C and the O is no more as obstructive.
The metaphor is a bit less obvious, but the client (my friend) is happy with it.