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Ready Help revamping logo

Discussion in 'Archived' started by Keldertron, Jan 24, 2014.

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  1. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    Howdy! I HAVE a logo currently. I love it, but need to change things over. I have GIMP that I use regularly, but I don't have the SKILLS to make things pretty. Give a 5 year old a pencil and they'll make something nicer....

    I also have the original file, which isn't large enough for use on banners and such. I'll send to whoever feels like helping! (EDIT: Except I just uploaded it. Link is posted below!)


    Anyways. Questions (Yes. I read the TOS. :) )

    1) What is the exact name you would like in your logo?

    2) What is your website address (ex: http:/site .com/; Site Name)?
    IT IS BARREN!! I am currently doing a complete changeover, so options are open.

    Logo may be used with both light and dark backgrounds for various uses.

    3) Description of your website or business:
    Information and sales site for reptiles and supplies.

    4) Search the Internet for any logos/designs on the web that you feel convey
    the style you are looking for?
    The Snapdragonz logo on my page is a start. I like the lizard as the "S" and would like to keep that, but changes are welcome to be made.

    The page itself I would like to be rather simple, but I like that little spike of "pizzazz" somewhere on it, which is where I'd like the logo to come in. Something appeasing, eye catching, flowing and swirly. Girly or tribal. Both appease me!

    Things I like:



    http://media.merchantcircle.com/27893962/pw logo swirl publisher 3-3 test jpeg_full.jpeg


    5) Requested size of your logo:
    High resolution, please, so it can be used for table banners.

    6) Do you have any images/photos that can be used for the logo? (must be copyright free)
    Sure do!

    This is the original file. Sorry. Doesn't get any bigger....

    7) What logo styles do you like (text only, image only, text and image, etc.)?
    I'm certainly open on this. I especially love text incorporated into an image, or vice versa.

    8) What colors do you want to see in your logo?
    Green. Other colors are ok, but for simplicity would prefer green, black and white (makes t-shirt and other printing easier if I ever go that direction).

    9) What colors do you NOT want to see in your logo?
    Easy to please. ;)

    10) Describe the target audience for your logo
    While I do have some younger customer in the 10-18 year old range, my most common customers are mid 20s and 30s. Funky, but not over the top.

    11) What are the top 3 things you would like to communicate through your logo?
    Fun, Easy, reliable? ( That's a hard one!)

    12) Where will your logo be used (print, website, etc.)?
    Web applications, printed forms, receipts, smaller posters, business cards, eventually would like to see it on larger posters and table banners.

    13) Do you have other info or links you want to share?
    Can't think of anything!

    14) Finally we need is there a style font you prefer, please let us know.
    Going off Dafont for ease... (I love fonts....)

    Alice in Wonderland
    Love and trust
    One Starry Night
    Moonlight Shadow
    Fancy Pens
    Like Giselle
    OZH (Love this one)
  2. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    How's this? Found this character on a free graphics site and modified him a tad.
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  3. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    He's cute! Buuut.... I think a little TOO cute.... (SORRY!!!!). Can we make it a little more grown up? (And by "we" I really mean "you" because the time I tried to design my own my sister thought I had let one of the nieces or nephews draw it for me. I'm a decent drawer. But not when it comes to logo design....)
  4. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    Like this guy?
    snapdragonz2- forum.jpg
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  5. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    The lizard is much better. I'm not really sold on the font though. .. (Sorry if I'm picky! !)

    can we try this font:

    Or this one:

    or even this one:

    I think those are my favorites of the ones listed.

    I do like the lizard the was originally designed for me but unfortunately I can't use it for larger projects. So maybe it's simply time for him to retire. ;)

    Here's the gecko picture I sent out for Christmas this year, just for fun.

    The other version had googly eyes but I can't find it

    Attached Files:

  6. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    HOLY CRAP I'm slow. I just realized they have a custom preview. So instead of GUESSING what "SnapDragonz" will look like I can see it. HA!

    The OZH font is too hard to read, and the Fancy Pens makes me feel drunk. But I like Nemo.

    i'll go through some others this morning and do some more edumicated researching.

    I think I also located one of my photo disks, so I can post some of those up. I'm not a PRO photographer, but like doing it and have taken some neat shots.
  7. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    Brain is in overdrive now.

    The origin of SnapDragonz was actually inspired by an art project in high school. We had to morph one object into another in a series of photos. I've attached that project for you to see. A bad picture of it, anyways. I didn't use a snapdragon for a flower, but this is what gave me the idea....

    I think that's what I'd REALLY like. To see a snapdragon flower incorporated with a dragon. At least the head and a tongue flick. Perhaps even wings and/or a tail swoosh....

    Not sure if anyone here has the skills to do that manipulation, but if you do OMG you'd make me happy! I can probably draw one, but making it clean and logo-worthy is likely beyond me. (I should note here that I haven't actually DRAWN in.... 5 or so years. I miss it. But I do have a brand new sketch pad and pencils for that day I wanted to pick it up again! Mayhaps that day is today....if I have time after making gummies for the husband and muffins for breakfast tomorrow.... life's rough around here. Let me tell you.)

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  8. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

  9. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    Here's a dragon/snapdragon combo.
    If you wanted to stick with your original it can be cleaned up and vectorised, then you can re-size and use on any project.

    snapdragonz3- forum.jpg
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  10. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    .... is it offensive if I have permission from the husband to make out with you??? (Is that scary? I'm not scary. ok. Maybe I am a little. You can be afraid of me. I guess I would be too.)

    (My husband gives great approval with words that are likely not forum approved).

    Can I might one other little request? Can he have a tongue hanging out? Can be long or shorter or curled or not. But definitely with the snakey like definition, like this guy:

  11. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    K, just looking at the font and I think the font and the dragon might come from different worlds. If I'm asking too much here please tell me -- I won't take offense in the slightest. I know this stuff takes time!!

    so I think the dragon needs to be "girlied up" a little. I'll do what I can to show you what I mean and what I see. Will post when I'm done. (SO SORRY if I seem over picky. Just want to get it right. Getting things printed is expensive!)
  12. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    Oi. I apologize so, so hard for my "skills". I think I demolished your creation, but hopefully it kind of gives you an idea of what's in my head....

    Because the font is chunky but has very fine, flowy bits I think the dragon would be excellent to follow suit.

    so the wing tips, tail tip and "finger" tips I figure would be very smooth and fine, maybe with a bit of curl at the ends of some. I took out the spines, but maybe if they were small and fine they'd suit the font better. I figure the end of the tail and the tongue tip could be similar in style to the bottom of the "G" in the font.

    Here are some other pictures that offer some good ideas:





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  13. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    Giving this lil' guy one last go. :)
    snapdragonz4- forum.jpg
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  14. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    Wootwoot! I do believe that'll do nicely!

    You are the awesome. Thank you! !!!
  15. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    Now do you want me to fit it in with the '_napDragon' text and if so, which font have you finally decided upon?
  16. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

  17. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    Here's with the text. Added a few extra ligatures as well.
    snapdragonz5- forum.jpg
  18. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    <3 <3 <3 <3

    Love it!! OMG Thank you!!!
  19. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    I've got a meeting to attend in an hour so I'll zip up the files and post later on this evening.
  20. Keldertron

    Keldertron Member

    Absolutely no worries! It's my bed time as soon as I finish feeding geckos, so I won't see it until the morning. Thank you so much!!!
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