Son's new Business Logo

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 08-03-2011 02:15 AM 2403 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Son just started a new Graphic Design and Art Business in Mystic Connecticut and wanted a wooden sign made of his logo. He was out this week visiting and this is what we came up with. The second picture is the logo. I may try some other options latter on but for now I thought it was a good representation. Any suggestions would be great. Woods are Walnut, Cherry, and Maple. Finish lemon oil and several coats of poly.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 08-03-2011 02:29 AM

Great Job

-- George, Maggie Valley, NC ,

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 02:37 AM

Looks pretty good.
The kernels could pop a little more, maybe a darker color, even a burl???

That said, it is a logo not a painting and as such it should be simple and stylized.

As I said first off Looks Pretty Good.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 02:43 AM

Looks great, nice design, may I ask how did you do the fine black lines ?

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 08-03-2011 03:02 AM

I was wondering about the same thing as TomD. Beautiful design and workmanship.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 08-03-2011 03:31 AM


As always very nice work. I really like the design and the woods you used.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 08-03-2011 03:38 AM

Outstanding. I love it just as it is.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-03-2011 03:39 AM

Thanks Geroge;

Paul, Thanks for the comments. I may take your suggestion on the next try.

Tom and LittlePaw, the Thin lines oar just the blade kerf’s

Thanks Max, You are always too kind.

I appreciate your encouragement Charlie.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 08-03-2011 03:54 AM

Wow, not trying to speak bad of the original vinyl logo but i like this wooden version better. It really grabs the eye, you guys did an outstanding job at the integration and development of this wooden model. I really like it a lot, it speaks volumes of your professional woodworking capabilities yet i think will serve to do the same for your son’s business.

Keep at it…your work is great.

Chris – NC

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#9 posted 08-03-2011 04:17 AM

I don’t know the size of the city the business is in, but if its not very large, a first and last name in the logo will go a long way. How do I know this…..? When I went out on my own in “graphic design”, the most successful man in our town told me to put my full name on everything… It made a difference. I really do think the logo is great, but just not personal, and that could make a big difference. Good luck.
- JJ

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#10 posted 08-03-2011 04:50 AM

Love what you did , but at first glance , I thought that a letter was missing from ”th(e) design” before realizing they must be initials….DOH !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 08-03-2011 05:23 AM

Thanks Chris, He is hoping it helpls.

JJ, Thanks for the tip, I will pass it on. The TH stands for Troy Hall

Dusty, Your not the only one who made the same observation. Maybe I can set the TH off a little better in the next attempt.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 08-03-2011 06:21 AM

I’m a graphic designer by day… I love it!

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#13 posted 08-03-2011 06:56 AM

Nice work!!!!!

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#14 posted 08-03-2011 04:31 PM

I am with Juniourjock, that logo is good and will draw their attention, but they will need the full name to
be sure to contact him easily to give him business. If his business is listed in the phone book as TH Design,
then what you have may work.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 08-03-2011 07:25 PM

I think it’s really good, only the fine lines that come off the seeds (?) are dark when they should be white. Could you cut some thin strips of that maple backing and inlay it into the kerf cuts to make them pop.

Other than that, i think the wooden one looks better than the original.


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