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Which logo works best for you ?

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  1. KingDomainNames United Kingdom

    KingDomainNames Active Member

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    I'm working on a logo for the site I'm building.

    Here are 2 ideas so far:

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    Which do you prefer ?
    Or do you think I should make a more classy/professional/subtle one ?

    Any comments appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Steve :)
     
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  3. Alien

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    First one for me Steve - but perhaps with a different font? :)
     
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    The first one is pretty hard on the eyes, second one of the two for me, having said that, I think you could come up with something better than both of them.
     
  5. KingDomainNames United Kingdom

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    @ Alien - I agree - the font doesn't look authoritative enough.
    Even though it's the union jack in it, it looks like the USA flag too !

    @ Systreg - again, i agree - it can be hard to make out the letters initially on the first one, without tripping out first ! (although I don't mind the reflection effect)
    The second one looks a bit amateurish for me, so will keep working on other options, and also do more research.

    Many thanks for your replies and constructive feedback, much appreciated. :)
     
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    Second for me since the first is harder to see.

    Edit - noticed that you said that you think the second looks amateurish, I think if you change what's inside the text (gradient effect) then it'd look less amateurish but I'm not too sure what you could use.
     
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    As a suggestion, how about using a crown instead of a Union Jack? It might give you more design options. Just a suggestion.
     

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  9. KingDomainNames United Kingdom

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    @ Jamie101 - cheers Jamie - see what you mean.
    Maybe I can remove the gradient, change the font, reduce the stroke size, and play with other layer options.

    @ Alien - thanks for the link - I'd forgotten I'd read that thread the other day. Johnny's portfolio is great ! Will consider him, as I'm no good with Illustrator, only Photoshop, and maybe a vector logo would be better for me.

    @ Aegean - great suggestion thanks.
    It's interesting - when I had the King Domains name idea, it was first thought of as a play on words regarding "Kingdom" - i.e. (kingdom)ains, hence the union jack.
    However, the name King has since grown on me, so the crown might work better instead !
    p.s. like the pic you posted - metallic style font, looks like good ol' Times New Roman !
    :)
     
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    Would agree with the above. :)

    Also, just a thought you may want to consider. I haven't looked into the legalities of using the name 'King' as part of a trading name, however I know there is red tape on registered companies using it without prior permission (remember reading/hearing about the 'King of Shaves' founder having to get approval for his brand name, although he did had the advantage of King being his surname).

    http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gp1.shtml (Annex A)
     
  11. KingDomainNames United Kingdom

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    @ WB - many thanks for the link. Looks like I'd have to contact them first in my situation, whether or not i was to register as a company. (Wish I was living in a country that had no monarchy !)
    The 'king' logo looks like it will have to wait first, unless I just change the name !
     
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