Here's the bigger version.
Initially, I had wanted to have a logo with just the first letter. I've had a few attempts that are still archived on my dribbble page from way back. Then I changed course and created custom lettering for my brand. However, so far, I find those iterations a little too boring, too rational and not really represent me or my work.
My aesthetic criteria are:
Make it bold
Make it simple
Make it vintage/retro
Make it friendly
In addition to representing the style I most identify with (which is Bauhaus, Neue Sachlichkeit, and Pop Art) I want it to express warmness, kindness and clarity, amongst other things. Most important of all, obviously, is that it should be memorable, but as this is a first attempt, I'll have many, many more iterations to do.
Not too happy with the colors yet. I need to find a better balance because I like bold but I also like muted, saturated colors and the latter is somewhat amiss in this iteration.
Well, it's a Work-in-progress, so comments and critique are most welcomed, as always.
over 1 year ago
Make it colorful I can add, :).
My suggestion is to extend the top red and orange lines above the yellow one and to drop it exactly like the yellow line to obtain a more natural flow. Did you know what I mean?
Great work, love the colors!
I love the letter "R" and i have a collection here on pinterest http://pinterest.com/robert70/r/
Love this, the textures are great and work well with the colours.
Very solid and for me spot on with the requirements.
This is TEH EPIC.
Quite different from your current look. I think you fulfilled your requirements with this direction, looks great!
@Razvan Baban, yes, I know what you mean. I'll definitely give that a try. Thanks!
@Robert Bree, that's a great collection. I've followed you. :-)
@Ted Goas, I think the colors need to be reworked, but the direction feels OK. Thanks for your feedback. :-)
@Jonas Söder, @Jordan Simpson, @Kartik Mahant ✦✦✦, and @Joel Glovier, thanks. :-)
As far as color is concerned, I think the blue in there is spot on. The yellow/orange/red can definitely be brought into line with that color, but the trick will be maintaining friendliness and boldness with muted warm colors.
Edit: love this R, btw.
@Kevin Ohlin, thanks for the great feedback. :-)
Yes, that is exactly my problem. I don't think I'll stick with the color scheme, at least not in that range. The patterns and textures help a bit with adding some warmth but I doubt I'll be using textures on the site, eventually, so the colors must really work and function in and by themselves. So far my colors say lots about boldness and vividness but not so much about warmth.
I'll keep working on it.
Thanks again! :-)
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