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Graphic design discussions for your Lawn Care Business. Logos, Postcards, Door Hangers, Flyers, etc. Show off your designs!
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:19 AM
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What's up good people, it's been a while since I last posted and I would like your input (likes/dislikes) on my new logo that a friend of mine designed.

Also, what is a good place for building websites? Ive played around with Vistaprint and Weebly, but I'm not too comfortable with how it looks so far. http://www.blcservice.com is the most recent website Ive done using vistaprint. What do you think? To me it seems bland and needs some "pop" if you know what I mean. All help is greatly appreciated.
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Bob here is an idea for your logo. A logo should be clean and easily recognizable. Too much effects can actually hinder readability and visibility. Here is a quick idea I came up with. By no means is it a ready to go logo but it will show some of what I am talking about.
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^^^ Exactly.


How "nice" a logo looks to the untrained eye is irrelevant.
It must be quick to identify and easy to read at any size.

This logo looks great at the size viewed here, but I think you'll have problems on small items, and then there's the whole issue of converting that to use with limited color applications.

If the person who designed it didn't do so already, have them make that into different versions. (B&W, 1 color, 2 color, Reverse)
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I'm loving your website. I have no words to say, just, wow!

Good for you man!




Your logo looks like some effort went into it. Good stuff.
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The truth is, everyone has a different opinion. A logo with too much might not be memorable - however, we are in lawn maintenance - your logo stands out from your competitors! Keep it.
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here you go bob.


I was bored... lol



I didn't give your logo a white background unfortunatly...

either way, it's 8.5" x 11" = size of good ol' fashioned paper....
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^^^ Exactly.


How "nice" a logo looks to the untrained eye is irrelevant.
It must be quick to identify and easy to read at any size.

This logo looks great at the size viewed here, but I think you'll have problems on small items, and then there's the whole issue of converting that to use with limited color applications.

If the person who designed it didn't do so already, have them make that into different versions. (B&W, 1 color, 2 color, Reverse)
I'll ask him to do this today. I will post them when he emails them to me.
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Bob here is an idea for your logo. A logo should be clean and easily recognizable. Too much effects can actually hinder readability and visibility. Here is a quick idea I came up with. By no means is it a ready to go logo but it will show some of what I am talking about.
I can see where you're coming from about readability and visibility. I'm going to get him to do some different variations of it to get some different looks. I like your design by the way.
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here you go bob.


I was bored... lol



I didn't give your logo a white background unfortunatly...

either way, it's 8.5" x 11" = size of good ol' fashioned paper....
Thanks man I like it! I'm really digging the logo he designed, i just wonder if the "lawn care service" at the top is too small..?
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Whether designing a logo or a sign the same holds true. Your potential customer only has so long to get your message. This is not an opinion this is solid fact. You can have a design that stands out but if it loses readability it fails to its job. Give what you have now the thumbnail test or the squint test. Look at it on the screen what is the first thing you see in the thumbnail below your post. You can just make out bob's. Unless your business is well established and the first thing people think of when they hear the name bob's is think of what you do then it is ok. Rule of thumb unless it is a well established company what you do is more important than your name.

by no means am i trying to ruffle feathers, just giving some professional advice. When designing a logo or anything first design in black and white. If it works in black and white then add color and effects but no more than 1 or 2 effects. color and effects are meant to add to a design not take away from it.
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Oh I really like your logo designs!

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A logo should be clean and easily recognizable. Too much effects can actually hinder readability and visibility.
What is your view on how best to judge when there is TOO much effect in a logo?

Do you feel a logo should be able to be reproduced using only a minimal amount of colors? Or what's your view on all that?
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