Lion & Anvil 1st Draft

Firstdraft

22 Responses

  1. Mike Jones Mike Jones

    So its been a while - staying stupid busy with work, kids, and freelance! Hope everybody has been doing well & is being blessed!

    With that said could use some solid feedback on this rough draft. So many kinks to get out but looking for thoughts & comments from my peers on how to make this the best it can be. Anyway many thanks in advance for anything you might share. Cant wait to put the feedback to this piece. And the ribbon is just for placement right now - I have not even started to work on it yet. Also nibs or no nibs on the smaller letters?Early stages people - let me have it!! Word.

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    over 1 year ago

  2. Nicholas D'Amico Nicholas D'Amico

    It looks so good man...

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    over 1 year ago

  3. Richard de Ruijter Richard de Ruijter

    WOW WOW WOW! Incredibly tasteful!

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    over 1 year ago

  4. Lewis Newman Lewis Newman

    Really nice man... I was about to say about the ribbon not really fitting and needing colouring, but you've already mentioned yourself that it's just there for placement.

    Good work!

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    over 1 year ago

  5. Tyler Somers Tyler Somers

    Sweet! Love how the ampersand! I kinda wanna see a closeup of that, too

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    over 1 year ago

  6. Justin Garand Justin Garand

    Really love the type! Looks solid - Maybe play around with the ribbon. Might look nice having it going thru A and go to the other side? Love your style

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    over 1 year ago

  7. Graham Erwin Graham Erwin

    So much personality, love it.

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    over 1 year ago

  8. Steve Lowtwait Steve Lowtwait

    My eye is drawn to the two big swirls on the L and A where they interact with each other. I think that is actually too strong and forces that area to be the centerpiece of the design. This is partially because they are the largest areas of black, and because they almost look like they are moving with each other like a dance. There's a lot of beauty in the rest of the design but I think it gets overpowered by that one area. For example, that ampersand is so killer but it kind of gets lost. I actually read this as "Lion Anvil" at first. Maybe make the ampersand more prominent and downplay the large swirls on the L and A.

    Also, I love that V!

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    over 1 year ago

  9. Kevin Hamil Kevin Hamil

    I really like the nibs on the smaller letters. And it is a bit heavy to the left side overall, but I'm sure that will balance out once you incorporate the ribbon. Would there be text on the ribbon at all or would it just be a blank ribbon? Really great work Mike.

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    over 1 year ago

  10. Mark Jooste Mark Jooste

    Maybe connect the A and the V.... I dunno I'm just throwing s#1t out there lol. Good to see you back though! Was wondering where you been mike.

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    over 1 year ago

  11. Brandon Moore Brandon Moore

    the A and V are both damn sexy. id like to see it with the banner complete because i think thats going to balance out the composition and not make it so dominated by the L and A.

    no one does banners better than you Mike, and ill fight to the death on that! lol

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    over 1 year ago

  12. Adam Walsh Adam Walsh

    Damn, this is all kinds of awesome!
    I agree with @Brandon Moore about the banner, looking foreword to the completed piece.

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    over 1 year ago

  13. Mike Jones Mike Jones

    Thanks for all the great feedback so far. Time to get to work to implement some of these great suggestions for improvement! Will be posting more soon.

    @Steve Lowtwait Thx bro - love the "V" as well bro - agree on the "L" A" ends being a bit much so I will see how I can rework this. Also good call on bringing the "&" out a bit more - possibly even making the spacing between words a bit more.

    @Kevin Hamil Yeah man that banner is gonna bring a better balance to the overall piece and will contain the tagline for the company. So yeah look for that to come.

    @Mark Jooste - Brotha is good to be back! lol! Busy Busy - Have a lot of new things to upload this month!! Keep an eye out.

    @Brandon Moore & @Adam Walsh - 'Preciate y'all bros! too kind...

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    over 1 year ago

  14. Jesus™ Jesus™

    Sick! I would adjust the kerning between L & i

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    over 1 year ago

  15. Jordan Mahaffey Jordan Mahaffey

    This is great man. Sexy as hell

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    over 1 year ago

  16. Gert van Duinen Gert van Duinen

    Bro Mike! Again what a stellar piece!

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    over 1 year ago

  17. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    It's great to see you back, this is looking really good so far. Some excellent suggestions too, especially about emphasising the ampersand a little more (it has a wonderful shape, would be a shame not to!).

    The only other thing I'd add that I don't think has been mentioned is the 'I-O' kerning (and to a lesser extent 'O-N') feels too tight compared to 'Anvil' as a whole. Love your thoughts so far on the banner positioning, looking forward to seeing the progression!

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    over 1 year ago

  18. Mike Jones Mike Jones

    @Claire Coullon Thanks so much!! Agreed on the kerning & Ampersand - will get on that!

    over 1 year ago

  19. Dennis Salvatier Dennis Salvatier

    I think everyone has pretty much said it by now. It looks pretty solid man. Diggin' that ampersand.

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    over 1 year ago

  20. Diane Faye Zerr Diane Faye Zerr

    Yes to the nibs on the smaller letters! Looking good!

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    over 1 year ago

  21. Mike Jones Mike Jones

    @Dennis Salvatier & @Diane Faye Zerr Thx so much y'all!!

    over 1 year ago

  22. Fedor Sosnin Fedor Sosnin

    Wowsa. Solid work man!

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    over 1 year ago

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