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New Logo I Did For Astahost
Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:23 PM
Mainly because of the background, change its color. Also add free domains near free hosting since well we can get free domains too.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:09 PM
Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:47 AM
Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:00 AM
Just my input use it as you will. If you change it make sure to post it here.
Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:51 PM
First thing this is technically not a logo. A logo is a distinguishable graphic. A logo should be able to be used on a business card or letter head, where it is printed much smaller, and still be recognizable. As well a good logo should also be able to be printed in high contrast, (just black and white no grays). Examples of this would be the Nike Swoosh, the Disney mouse ears, the Olympics rings, or Apple's apple.
Those are all purely graphical elements with out type that immediately indicate the company or organization they represent. That is a logo. The image you have is closer to being a logotype. (pulled the image from this nice explanation of types of logos)
Now that that is cleared up there is something else we need to know. The purpose of a logo is to distinguish a company and to identify a company. A companies logo or logotype should say something about it indirectly. Two ways of doing this are with type and color. to use the IBM logo as an example you will see that is is just the name of the company (breaking the the type rule) but, the line through it bespeak technology, especially to those a bit older who are used tp to print outs from dot matrix printers and older monitor displays. The logo is, when in color, in blue. Blues are typically used used to denote stability and respect in design. Similarly when type is is used it needs to be either unique, like the NASA logo or be representative of the organization. For example you should probably avoid an accountant who uses comic sans on his business card.
Concerning your logo directly; Let us remove all but the actual company name and reflection. The font (the name of which escapes me) is completely wrong for the type of service AstaHost provides. I would expect this typeface for a web comic or something of that sort. It is too "fun" for a service where stability is preferred. Also the type is rather plain, I have seen the type many times. Consider looking around the internet for a more unique type, (falsely called a font), consider adjusting the kerning (the space between individual letters) as this can make a type more interesting to look at. The reflection bit is overused in my opinion in too many logos.
This response has been MUCH longer than I had anticipated, thus I will end it here. Take a look at the above link for a nice example of some logos. If you are interested in design take a look at Designing with Type. Or any other number of good design books. A warning though most "design" sources on the net are absolute crap.
Posted 27 November 2008 - 12:34 AM
But you do have some good points that were not brought up, and that is the consistence of the font. I have seen banners overkilled on bad color choices and like tons of fonts....
You could always mesh a few versions of the banner you made... But I think it is fine.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:57 AM
On the topic, the font looks a bit too 'curvy' which sort of leans it towards being appropriate more for a personal site. Also, the blue colour might look a bit too light and suit a more 'fun' tone than one of professionalism. Nevertheless, it is a good attempt at creating a logo though.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:47 AM
However, this design would be great for a different type of company (if you changed the colours slightly), for example something that appeals more to kids, or a games site.
Remember, logos and banners need to suit the style of the company, always bear that in mind, because while a design may look great, it may not be right for that company.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:49 PM
maybe try metalic blue theme? with standard but professional font choice?
great start though
Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:08 PM
Edited by Ahsaniqbal111, 11 December 2011 - 08:08 PM.
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