kerravonsen: Daniel: What I see, you can't even imagine (Daniel-what-I-see)
[personal profile] kerravonsen
...not the one which came first in the poll. Firstly, I was taking account of the LJ comments as well, and secondly, any name which had a reasonable objection to it, got ruled out even if it was popular, not because I'm being overly negative, but if someone pointed out problems with a name, and I agreed with them, it became a name I was uncomfortable using. Hence, "Artisan of Awesome" got ruled out, "Handmade by KJA" shouldn't even have been on the poll, "Imaginary Cheese" dropped out when all the logo ideas I came up with were really dumb, and "Diverse Devisings" made my tongue stumble every time I tried to say it aloud.

So the name, ladies and gentlebeings, is... Essence of Eclectic. I think it's very me. I've spent yesterday and today working on various logo ideas, and I have come up with a design I rather like.

Essence Of Eclectic logo (black-and-white version)

Yes, I like this. The above black-and-white version is staying. What I'm not sure about is the ones below, the greyscale and colour versions, which one is the best? So I'm asking y'all, with another poll. LJ folks can answer in comments as before.

Greyscale logos

A. B.
C. D.
Which greyscale logo do you prefer for a greyscale logo?

Colour logos
A. B.
C. D.
Which colour logo do you prefer for a colour logo?

Poll #18043 Eclectic Logo
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7

Of the four greyscale logos, which one do you prefer?

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Grey Logo A
0 (0.0%)

Grey Logo B
3 (50.0%)

Grey Logo C
0 (0.0%)

Grey Logo D
3 (50.0%)

Of the colour logos, which one do you prefer?

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Colour Logo A
1 (16.7%)

Colour Logo B
2 (33.3%)

Colour Logo C
1 (16.7%)

Colour Logo D
2 (33.3%)

Date: 2017-02-27 03:11 am (UTC)
rj_anderson: (Doctor Who - Thing in Progress)
From: [personal profile] rj_anderson
To me, the logo looks best when the teardrop is dominant, which keeps the logo relatively simple and evocative -- once you put the teardrop behind and the surrounding triangle and hexagon pop to the fore, all those intersecting shapes make it look cluttered and flat to me.

And Essence of Eclectic is a fine name, even if it didn't pop out to me at first the way "Imaginary Cheese" did. I like the way your logo suggests a bottle containing said Essence. :)

Date: 2017-02-27 05:54 am (UTC)
dawnmist: My homebuilt gaming keyboard - version 1 (Default)
From: [personal profile] dawnmist
I like the black and white logo symbology and think it's fitting. :)

For the greyscale set, any of A/B/D look ok - I think A/B match the black-and-white logo better for a theme. For both of those options, I'd prefer a bit more contrast between the swirl and the background of the teardrop though - I find the bottom right section of the swirl on A and the top left of the swirl on B fade into the teardrop's grey a lot. Given the size of the swirl in those two extremities, I chose B - but if the teardrop in A was a little lighter at the bottom right A would match your black and white logo better.

For the colour versions the colours are pretty but they make the logos very "busy" to look at. I find that makes it hard to distinguish the boundaries of the shapes that the colours reside in. For the swirl, I like the gold/red at the bottom of A - the gold in particular stands out against the blue, and C seems to be the worst for losing the shapes, but in reality they all take effort to resolve which isn't ideal for a logo that you want people to easily recognise. One suggestion I had would be to limit the amount of colours in each particular shape's gradients and using a different set of colours for each or to choose colour gradients with different saturation/brightness values for each shape, so as to make the shape areas more distinct. It may also be beneficial to test what the logos would look like with various versions of colour-blindness - there appear to be some gimp filters that can help with testing that:

Date: 2017-02-26 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't decide between the colour versions. But for grey scale not the black swirl it gets lost in the shadow. With the white swirl it depends on whether you want the teardrop or the triangles to be dominant.

Date: 2017-02-26 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Grey scale,B or D, as the black swirl gets lost in the background.

Colour version,A and C stand out more,though C has an odd "lens flare" effect.

For the record, I do like the name and the logo.

Date: 2017-02-26 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like D in both the greyscale and the color versions. I agree the black swirl gets lost in the greyscale ones. And I like D the best in both because I think the intersecting shapes gives it more of a cut jewel effect.
Edited Date: 2017-02-26 06:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-26 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Grey-scale: B
Colour: D

Date: 2017-02-27 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Grayscale: D
Color: C, but if you don't like the lensflare then... actually I'm having trouble deciding between D and A. D for depth, A for a sort of cleanness about the colors.

I like the logo, and the name!

Date: 2017-02-28 01:19 am (UTC)
delphipsmith: (magick)
From: [personal profile] delphipsmith
Wow, those are all gorgeous! Love the name you chose. I would go with A or D for the grayscale, and C for the color (I like the way it looks like it has an extra shine/glow coming off the gold area).


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