Calling all Graphic Artists.........

Calling all Graphic Artists.........

This is a discussion on Calling all Graphic Artists......... within the Sponsor Buy, Sell & Trade forums, part of the Marketplace category; Ive got a project underway and thought I'd toss it out there and see if anyone can run with it. I'm trying to come up ...

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    Calling all Graphic Artists.........

    Ive got a project underway and thought I'd toss it out there and see if anyone can run with it.

    I'm trying to come up with a re-design of my logo. Id like it be used on shirts, team shirts, and other "stuff". From what I understand it needs to be in "vector" format but I can probably get that converted.

    So all that said, the original logo is on the front page of the site (Tactical Defense Solutions LLC - Specializing in high quality supplies for the critical shooter). I really don't know exactly what Im looking for so Im open to just about anything (within reason).
    Yes, the final design will get you paid - cash or stuff - we'll discuss Im sure.

    I can be reached at tdsne@hotmail.com as well as tdsus@hotmail.com.

    I kow its the holidays and all but I'd love to get this done sooner than later.

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    Do you have a deadline? I will give it a few shots and send you low rez copies of what I do.
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    Thanks to all of you who responded.

    Here is the original logo – Tactical Defense Solutions LLC - Specializing in high quality supplies for the critical shooter (and I tried to attach as well)

    I'm looking to put together “staff” shirts that are short sleeve “bowling shirts” or something like Carhardt (button up, pockets, short sleeves).
    The logo would go on the back and above the pocket. Maybe the website address on the sleeve.

    I'm also looking at team shirts – long sleeve with flying bullets down the sleeves and the logo on the back.

    And of course regular t-shirts for customers.

    The logo on the back and front could be different.

    I'm not real sure what I'm looking for – I like the original logo just fine, but think there could be something better out there.

    Ive had folks ask about a deadline - Id like to wear the "new" logo at SHOT (Jan 15).

    I appreciate your thinking about this and look forward to seeing what comes from it.
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    I tossed this out here and made it almost ridiculous by really having no idea what I was looking for.
    There has been a number of folks telling me that if I gave them some direction they might have an idea that "moves" me - trust me Ive tried to narrow down what I want, to no avail.

    So what I'm doing is posting (attempting to post) some of the ideas that have come in that we/I like. Maybe this will trigger an idea out there and if not perhaps help decide what direction TDS goes with logo's.
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    There are some really talented people here. Wow.

    FWIW, I vote for this one because of the font and the sight picture on the Os. Makes it look, well, tactical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    There are some really talented people here. Wow.

    FWIW, I vote for this one because of the font and the sight picture on the Os. Makes it look, well, tactical.
    +1

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    Wow, very nice.... I would buy that shirt. like the look. now just to lose that new years resolution weight.
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    They all look good.

    From a distance though, the one in the middle looks like the "Anarchy A". I thought it was until I blew it up, so you might want to reconsider that.
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    Remember a "logo" should be easily recognizable, memorable, and legible. Simple is sometimes better than complex (no ones "loses" the message).
    Last edited by Rock and Glock; January 4th, 2009 at 06:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Remember a "logo" should be easily recognizable, memorable, and legible. Simple is sometimes better than complex (no ones "looses" the message.
    EXACTLY!

    I vote for the simplicity of the black and white logos myself. You can color them but the simplicity is what makes a GOOD logo.

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    I agree with the simpler the better.
    There are several different things going on with this "logo search" - one is to see if there is a better logo available (things get stale looking after a while). The second and most pressing is to come up with an eye catching design for a shirt for trade shows and such, SHOT in particular.

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    The top left logo has a simple font that conveys the message "tactical", particularly with the washed out black in the type-face. The font is simple and it's mass lends power to the message. The next one to the lower right is similar, although the cross-hairs inside the "O's" make it more difficult to instantly recognize - the coherence of the message is weaker and it is a bit less powerful IMHO. The font, although unique, is harder to read quickly.

    I can envision the t-shirt with the upper left logo as a very powerful graphic message.

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    Nothing says tactical like a Picatinny Rail. I think the "end of the barrel" look is maybe too much Bond.

    Crosshair reticles are overused, how about a Mil-Dot or BDC type reticle?

    These are ideas.

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