Thought I'd share this, I am figuring out some lines on CLOSE's logotype. This isn't final version but you can get an idea where it's heading.
Any feedback, constructive criticism or ideas are welcome and appreciated. :)
11 months ago
Nice, I like it. I guess I could ask why you are not using an excising typeface, but I see the fun in making it from scratch. :)
My only feedback would be... stop being so awesome ;)
BTW, there are a couple of typefaces that look extremely similar to this.
I would've thought you'd use a bold/black typeface construction like: http://dabblet.com/gist/4603949, in that kinda style, almost like Gotham.
That said I like the construction of those letters a whole lot, and that 'S' definitely beats whatever Century Gothic etc could spit out. Perhaps though you could make the 'S' about one and a half circles wide, so it has some nice wideness to it, to reflect a bit of what's goin' on with the 'C' and the 'O'. Perhaps increase the kerning space between the 'S' and the 'E', as well as the 'O' and the 'S'. Or just hand kern and ignore set measurements, that sometimes works better.
Lovin' this so far, I wish I could do this.
Take a look at FICO logotype for some ideas ;)
On a more general note, geometric type construction is not the way. Can't build S's bowls by cloning, can't make O a perfect circle or with uniform stroke thickness... this sort of thing. A little tweak here and there that breaks the precision goes a long way towards more natural look and feel.
Don't mean to sound preachy... I'm sure you know this.
@Haziq Mir is right. By the way that lined fill looks dope as f.
Really cool. I love seeing actual 'work in progress' shots like this. Thanks for sharing, Eddie!
I can't give you any critism.. i'm first figuring out how you did this in the first place ;).
almost there. really close in fact. ;)
I like what @Alex Pankratov says about the more natural feel to it. It does feel a bit rigid, but that's not always a bad thing at all.
Very… lovely close!!
What do you use for your grids / guides? Vector shapes + fills?
This looks like Avenir with some tight-kerning. Did you hand-letter / construct these forms? If so, I'd venture to say that you've produced something so close to a generic that you might as well use Helvetica Neue (blunt, sorry).
I'm confused whether or not the brand is Close (as in closed) or Close as in (closer) - What if you do something visually suggestive to help differentiate?
As far as the "progress work" look goes; this is definitely aesthetically pleasing, but as far as I can tell, you've only outlined that the X-height and line weight remain constant -- Again, Avenir. Is there any magic going on here that I'm not noticing?
Hope this helps!
@Louis Bullock had a good point regarding the s, but I like it With those really perfect round shapes rather than an oval shape ( is oval a word in english? Haha. ) .
Looks great Eddie!
Close enough :)
@Gustav Ågren Just confirmed, yup, oval is a word used in English! :D
Outstanding! Thanks for showing the "Behind the scene"! Look awesome man! ;-)
hmm... and ?
How do you get that cross-hatching effect in Illustrator?
10 months ago
Hey, to me this is relly close to Futura or other grotesk or Bauhaus typefaces ... I think this could be more unique maybe
Not sure the middle of the E needs to extend so far. Looks nice though
I like your socks.
a little offtopic but what app do you use to get those shape outlines?
@Jord Riekwel @Haziq Mir @Isaac Grant™
@Louis Bullock thanks so much for the feedback, it will definitely need some more tweaking. This is what we'll use for now thought, I was planing to play with 'S' still, will updated yall when I get there.
@Alex Pankratov no thank you for that, I definitely agree about the natural feel. This is still work in progress, kind of what I am working on shot. I'm just waiting till things slow down a bit so I can spend more time on it. :)
@Brian Potstra still a lot to do here but thank you sir.
@Florian Verrijk hehe thanks.
@Alex Parker ⇢ ☁ Thanks mate, yeah gotta keep that naturalness flowing.
@Mirco Moretti it's getting there anyway.
@Tim Parker yup fills.
@Eric Benjamin Thank you, and good eye sir! I was going off of Avenir here and there isn't whole bunch of magic. I just made my version that works better for what we're trying to accomplish. :)
@Gustav Ågren haha I think so, as I mentioned I'll still have to play with things here. Thank you for your feedback mate.
@Tobia Crivellari you're welcome sir, hope that helps!
@Adam Jedrzejewski and I am still working on it, hoping to have it ready soon. ;)
@Dave Ackerman yup, those are just plain illustrator shape fills
@Ronny Hummitzsch there are plenty of close looking fonts, but as I told @Eric Benjamin I went off of Avenir here, still needs work of course.
@Brian White I've pushed it back a bit and it does look a lot better, thanks.
@Chakib Tsouli hahaha!
@Dorijan Covran it's all done in Adobe Illustrator. I just used shape fills here.
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