close logotype

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  1. Eddie Lobanovskiy Eddie Lobanovskiy

    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. :)

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    about 1 year ago

  2. Jord Riekwel Jord Riekwel

    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. :)

    about 1 year ago

  3. Haziq Mir Haziq Mir

    My only feedback would be... stop being so awesome ;)

    BTW, there are a couple of typefaces that look extremely similar to this.

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    about 1 year ago

  4. Louis Bullock Louis Bullock

    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.

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    about 1 year ago

  5. Alex Pankratov Alex Pankratov

    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.

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    about 1 year ago

  6. Isaac Grant Isaac Grant

    @Haziq Mir is right. By the way that lined fill looks dope as f.

    about 1 year ago

  7. Brian Potstra Brian Potstra

    Really cool. I love seeing actual 'work in progress' shots like this. Thanks for sharing, Eddie!

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    about 1 year ago

  8. Florian Verrijk Florian Verrijk

    I can't give you any critism.. i'm first figuring out how you did this in the first place ;).

    about 1 year ago

  9. Alex Parker ⇢ ☁ Alex Parker ⇢ ☁

    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.

    about 1 year ago

  10. Mirco Moretti Mirco Moretti

    Very… lovely close!!

    about 1 year ago

  11. Tim Parker Tim Parker

    What do you use for your grids / guides? Vector shapes + fills?

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    about 1 year ago

  12. Eric Benjamin Eric Benjamin

    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!

    about 1 year ago

  13. Gustav Ågren Gustav Ågren

    @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!

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    about 1 year ago

  14. Martin Hudobivnik Martin Hudobivnik

    Close enough :)

    about 1 year ago

  15. Louis Bullock Louis Bullock

    @Gustav Ågren Just confirmed, yup, oval is a word used in English! :D

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    about 1 year ago

  16. Tobia Crivellari  Tobia Crivellari 

    Outstanding! Thanks for showing the "Behind the scene"! Look awesome man! ;-)

    about 1 year ago

  17. Adam Jedrzejewski Adam Jedrzejewski

    hmm... and ?

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    about 1 year ago

  18. Dave Ackerman Dave Ackerman

    How do you get that cross-hatching effect in Illustrator?

    about 1 year ago

  19. Ronny Hummitzsch Ronny Hummitzsch

    Hey, to me this is relly close to Futura or other grotesk or Bauhaus typefaces ... I think this could be more unique maybe

    about 1 year ago

  20. Brian White Brian White

    Not sure the middle of the E needs to extend so far. Looks nice though

    about 1 year ago

  21. Chakib Tsouli Chakib Tsouli

    I like your socks.

    about 1 year ago

  22. Dorijan Covran Dorijan Covran

    a little offtopic but what app do you use to get those shape outlines?

    about 1 year ago

  23. Eddie Lobanovskiy Eddie Lobanovskiy

    @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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    about 1 year ago

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