A&P Finally going "public" Made a logo.. Typically I outsourced. *C&C* *sorta long*

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  1. FindersKeepers

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    *CLiffs* C&C the logo please. (the blue and white graphic below)

    Might get a little long because I know there are typically going to be questions about why did I choose such a name.....

    I had originally contacted aCab about this, however a few unfortunate events made us both completely forget about it :rofl: but :bowdown: to aCab because he kept communication GOLDEN!!! and the work he does is good!!!!! (thanks Austin!)

    The Name:
    The name actually came from helping a friend hang actual house shutters, they were metal fakes, and were SHARP, and it clicked "Well, the goal is to produce sharp images, and the shutter has to open to do allow the camera to reproduce it!"


    The logo concept
    Its a hard name to work with, but while cleaning our film bodies I decided to clean the 40d and was cleaning the mirror, and noticed the shutter behind it, and upon pressing the DOF prev button when lense was mounted the aperture lades closed... and voila.

    I tried to mimic two parts of the camera in its creation, the shutter is cut to simulate how shutter blades "look".

    So here it is, I'm quite happy with it.. It seems to fit well and even people that know dick about photography have completely understood everything without even being told about it! which excites me more! :rofl:

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    Now the long stuff:


    I chose media BECAUSE,

    I design special to customers needs phpbb/vb templates, as well as do maintenance on 6 phpbb and vbulletin forums, as well as in the past running multiple brochure, program, and a lot of other things, which I've been buying machines again and getting leads to get back into this.... I also used to do shooting via film using a variety of Mainly Minolta bodies with my dad when he did small studio stuff and nature photos for a few places in PA ages ago....

    I also do a variety of other things internet, graphic, and etc related, and am currently working on designs for sites for
    - a local strawberry stand and farm
    - a local law firm (which I'll be doing headshots for)
    - a local clothing company
    - a local embroidery and engraving company.

    Creating themes for:
    - a racing forum
    - a specialty vehicle forum
    - 2 auto clubs located throughout Florida

    I'll be designing the colors and graphics for a mid florida funny car racer starting in June! Already got that contracted, I'll be in control of making the logos and being sure they go to the proper places to be used on his cars/trailers/trucks/suits/helmets/etc.

    Once this all calms down, another clothing company wants me to work for them as their promotions photographer AND shirt pattern designer based off of MY photos!! :hyper:

    AND there's lots more.... but this is getting too long

    With all of the examples above we decided on Media because overall there are a few different media avenues that I do work in.

    Once my site is complete, it will list everything I do in each of its own section, and (its just a quick templated gallery at the moment that I havent even finished editing the template) ive just thrown examples up to get content while I design... I put other peoples stuff first).

    The website (which is actually just a gallery) isnt really worth looking at at the moment but if you havent figured it out from the above graphic its

    www.sharpshuttermedia.com *warning* Thrown together to have sample content so theres a mix of good and bad on there.. Please dont faint with the bad! :o
     
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    cliffs?
     
  3. FindersKeepers

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    C&C the logo
     
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    that logo is horrendous in so many ways


    my quick thoughts before i sleep.

    first, you dont need the aperture blades twice, once gets the point across. and you should change that font, a sand serif more modern looking font will work better IMO
     
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    There's far too much going on
     
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    looks like its from the 1980's
     
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    awful, imo
     
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    that's pretty hideous
     
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    horrendous
     
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    that logo is far to busy and you need spacing

    and what made you choose that background color? it's horrible.
     
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    pretend you never made this thread and start over
     
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    you should probably keep outsourcing.
     
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    wow, i hope this is a one time bad logo design and the rest of your work is not like this
     
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    ;)

    you'll see :)
     
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    damn that's a disgusting logo
     
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    Seems way too busy for me. Are the lines on the word 'shutter' replicating an actual window shutter? :dunno:
     
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    why the fuck are there horizontal lines in teh word shutter?
     
  18. FindersKeepers

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    :bowrofl: I'm enjoying this, I just won a major bet with the other half. (I get some :naughty: and she's buying me a new lens :bowdown: )


    No, this isn't serious, well most of it, but not about the actual logo... its way too big and We're still working on some things to make something more simplified.. this was actually pitched to me by the other half... Her newphew drew it up.... I looked at it and laughed at her... Wanted to show you folks what had been done.

    I told Stephen (the nephew) to keep trying, and make something a little better.

    ANyway I told her OT would hate it, she's like "Nah, its not that bad, Post it on POTN or OT!" so I decided on OT since POTN would probably love it..

    Thanks guys, you made my day!

    and the girl says she hates you all :o :mamoru:
     
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    Its really bad
     
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    i would say make something a lot better
     
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    that's one of the worst logos i've ever seen :rofl:
     
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