How do I go about incorporating a hyphen into a personal logo? I'm currently working on the initials P and C of a double barreled last name (eg. Jean-Baptiste) and I thought the hyphen of the last name would be an elegant distraction from the classic PC acronym. Here is what I have came up with so far.

concept 1

concept 2

  • Hi Ryan, I apologize for not looking at the guidelines. I edited my post to the best of my ability.
    – MikeSleeps
    Jul 7 '15 at 15:18
  • I'll reopen but I think it might get voted to close again. We shall see.
    – Ryan
    Jul 7 '15 at 15:21
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    I think you should add some background information for why you're using the initials with the hyphen. For the first logo design, viewing without context, it looks like a logo for a eye doctor.
    – AndrewH
    Jul 7 '15 at 15:24
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    While this is a good design question, it's not a good StackExchange question. It's really a brainstorming question. I'd suggest that you grab a pencil, paper, and sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch. Then maybe post those sketches and we can better address some specific options.
    – DA01
    Jul 7 '15 at 18:52
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    @AndrewH I see opera glasses.
    – jqning
    Jul 8 '15 at 2:02

There is no reason to use it or not use it: a logo need not be so literal.

However, I notice right away that the "C" can read as a "P" with the line removed. The hyphen can act as the removed line. If you make a "C" shape and a line/rule, you can mirror and rotate these two shapes to form both letters and the hyphen. This will unify the letters better than what is shown in your samples.

Because of the simplicity, there is no reason to use a font for this particular idea.

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