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  1. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    Logo I'm working on for an upcoming project by @Don Ramón. Overall, I was going for a mid-weight script with a good natural flow and a distinctive touch. The top one is the initial (very) rough draft, the middle is the final concept sketch and the bottom one is the first vector draft. So far, the lower junction of the 'a' bowl is too thin which is giving it a weird angle so I'll be adjusting that, but curious to hear any other feedback or suggestions.

    Full view attached.

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  2. Chris Brauckmuller Chris Brauckmuller

    The lady's got skills.

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  3. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    I love everything about this. Seriously. So, so good. Excited to see more.

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  4. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Chris Ha, thank you! Hope you're doing well.
    @Dan Thanks a lot Dan, that's a really nice comment. Yeah I'm excited about this one as well.

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  5. Emir Ayouni Emir Ayouni

    Curved Swirly-Wirl™ Action going on. Love it!

    Think the balance is great and obviously the letters are just pure typographic sex.

    Only thing that caught my eye was the connection stroke between i-n that feels a bit thin. Only thing that disrupted the otherwise perfect flow and felt a tad off-throwing.

    Apart from that, I have nothing. Great!

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  6. Drew Lakin Drew Lakin

    Very nice!

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  7. Conor O'Driscoll Conor O'Driscoll

    Oh man. This is divine. I absolutely love your progress shots - So insightful!

    There's something bothering me about the I-N link in the vector draft - I think it's that the top of the N stem doesn't seem to be in keeping with the angle of the rest of the text. Or maybe the stem just goes up too high, I'm not quite sure. It doesn't bother me half as much in the top two versions though...

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  8. Faheema Patel Faheema Patel

    I was waiting for you to turn up with something new that you have been working on. I think you are getting much better at making the letters fit, even from your draft. This logo looks classy and elegant. I think this is gunna be a lengthy comment (haven't done this in a while). The little things I notice is the spacing between the q and u, think it needs to be tighter, I guess because it's the only two letters that are not connected so my eyes are going towards the space. I agree about the a, I guess you can use the bowl of the q to act as your guide. I'm wondering if the dot above the i may be a teeny bit too big against the thickness of the stem.

    Looking forward to seeing the final!

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  9. Joachim Vu Joachim Vu

    Starting great ! I like what you did with the E-q, can't wait to see the next step !

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  10. Daniel Keller Daniel Keller

    you make it look so easy Claire!

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  11. Faheema Patel Faheema Patel

    Forgot to say, I love what you did with the E and q and the a

    almost 2 years ago

  12. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    Still trying to formulate my comment! ;)

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  13. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Emir Haha of course (it's almost like my version of your kerning trick.. except less sneaky). Very well noticed for that stroke, I think it might also be that the 'n-a' connection is thicker than the others as well. Thanks very much!

    @Drew Thanks a lot!

    @Conor Cheers for the feedback! Yeah I think you're right about that, good eye. In the vector I had pulled up the stem to align with the other top curves, but optically it does end up looking a little taller (or it's too angled?). Either way, I'll take a closer look at that – thank you!

    @Faheema Thanks, I always appreciate a lengthy comment! Makes me feel better about mine, haha. You're absolutely right about the 'q-u' spacing, I had brought it closer in from the sketch versions but it's still a little far. I always have a tendency to make 'i' dots too small, very glad you pointed that out! Thanks a lot for the help, I really appreciate it.

    @Joachim Glad to hear it works, thank you!

    @Daniel Haha thanks a lot! Really looking forward to seeing your new site.

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  14. Tobia Crivellari  Tobia Crivellari 

    Gooo @Claire Coullon !! You're great! Your sketch seems like a lessons!!! Cool!!! :-)

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  15. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Nikita Phew, thank god for the smiley face or I would have thought you were being serious...

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  16. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Tobia Haha cheers, I think the notes would be a little too messy for a lesson, but thank you very much all the same!

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  17. Faheema Patel Faheema Patel

    @Claire lengthy comments are always appreciated when it's packed with good stuff. Critiquing other people's work is also a great way to learn so you can pick up on the little bits in your own work. You are welcome!

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  18. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Faheema I very much agree, it really helps you notice details (especially when subconscious mistakes are left in, right?!) Thanks again!

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  19. Tobia Crivellari  Tobia Crivellari 

    @Claire Coullon Hehe..it doesn't matter..your messy is GREAT!!! :-)

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  20. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    @Tobia Haha good to hear, I'll keep that in mind. Cheers!

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  21. Neil Renicker Neil Renicker

    Beautiful! Love that you bring us in on the process.

    almost 2 years ago

  22. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    Well, the verdict is in. It's is gorgeous @Claire Coullon!

    I almost want to see a q/u connection at the top, and that may be worth exploring. Maybe it's just perception, but when everything else is connected and there's just one break, it seems out of sync.

    Aside from that, beautiful lettering. Well balanced, well flowing...just beautiful.

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  23. Michael Spitz Michael Spitz

    Looking great Claire. Loving that 'E/q' tie. RE the 's' I think I'm actually quite fond of the one in your first version... Seems like it balanced out the negative space in the 'E' rather nicely, and made for a clearer read overall. That being said, your most recent 's' is certainly an interresting solution, if just slightly less obvious.

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  24. Mike Bruner Mike Bruner

    this is always like watching ballet, one step at a time. skillful, and balanced. coming along sweetly again, Claire. always a treat to see you fine tune the performance.

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  25. Faheema Patel Faheema Patel

    @Claire of course! haha

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