I am working up a logo for a LLC me and a friend are starting, it's a minor logo it's really not going to go on much just setting it up in the case of a lawsuit (nothing shady) just protecting ourselves/assets. The name (my friend came up with) is Monticolae meaning "Mountain Men".
I am not super far along in developing the "look of our logo" but I knew I wanted to have it a similar feel to Brutal Brands by Seriousron:
This is probably the best logo I have seen in 5 years, seriously awesome.
Here is the question and I think it brings up a good one, yes, I was heavily influenced by it but is it too close to use? I wanted to ask and see the design communities opinion. There are a lot of negative space designs out there but I wanted the design communities viewpoint on the issue.
If you see something you really like your natural inkling is to go in that direction when is that "direction" considered "biting" or "ripping off" someone elses work? Opinions greatly appreciated.
over 2 years ago
It's a pretty close similarity... As is, I'd say it's too close to use but maybe not if you change it more. It might be interesting if the white color that's his face also looked like something else too but I'm not sure if that's possible. Why did you choose a triangle as the background?
Davey Crocket hat
Invert the Logo http://grab.by/a6AP
Hope my comments are helpful ;)
Keep working on it!
Man, it's really close. I'm torn on that. I would say, and you can take it or leave it, that you've gotta rework a new facial structure/facial hair situation. I know you're not rippin it off.. it just feels a little too close right now. Not to say that it's not stellar. It's just that those positive face shapes are so crazy close.
I love this though. Looking forward to seeing this LLC'age get birthed.
Yea thats why I posted it, I tried so hard to make it "more" different but it just ruined it every time I tried to change the structure of the beard, eyes, face, thats why I am so torn on it, I love it how it is even though its close to the facial structure of Seriousrons, I kind of feel like if I tried to make this before I saw his the beard and mustache and eyes would have a similar feel to what I have here cause there isnt much more you can do with simple shapes.
ahhh shit. . . . pulling my switch blade from my boot! kidding.
It is pretty close, however keep pushing thru comp ideas and you'll make it your own. If it is mountain men you are going for you might want to focus on the mountain part. Watch jeremiah johnson and then sit down to figure it out. If I was going for this I wouldn't focus too much on the beard, but the lifestyle a mountain man lives (which is kill and eat shit from the land).
thanks for the props killa bee.
more inspiration "Savage-hall of the mountain king"
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