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Forum topic by 1978 posted 02-24-2013 04:08 PM 1340 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2013 04:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: logos

I have been going to more and more carving/woodworking show lately. I thought it would be nice to start “getting my name out there”. I would like to have a logo or something eye chatching to start deplaying at the shows. I have looked at the “graphic progams” out there and unless I want to spend an arm and an a leg ($500 and up) for one, doing it myself is out of the question.

Yesterday, I was listening to the radio and heard about this website: I checked it out and it seems okay. My question is has anybody here heard of it or maybe tried it?

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 04:24 PM

I have never heard of that website, but my thought is this – if you do carving, and want the logo to have some (personal to you) meaning, why not just do it yourself? for a one off design, your best bet is pencil and paper, at least to get some rough ideas.

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 04:24 PM

You can use Microsoft PhotoDraw. I used it to redo my logo.

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 04:30 PM

what is the name and what is the concept you want in this logo?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#4 posted 02-24-2013 04:43 PM

I’m a graphic designer. If you think the logos being produced at that site are nice, then it might be for you. But, they are highly generic – cranking out that kind of stuff in that kind of context could be a waste of money for you.

It’s an old maxim in design, where logos are concerned, find a nice typeface and then use it obsessively – that could be your new logo (your name). Look at something like the MOMA (which, I believe, is the context that maxim came from) and it should make sense.

Very nice typefaces are not expensive…

Just to name two… ;)

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 06:08 PM

If you want to give it a shot yourself, you can try a free program called Inkscape. Inkscape is: “An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.” I use it all the time and find it pretty easy to use. There are also lots of tutorials and documentation on using it.

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#6 posted 02-24-2013 06:33 PM

A combination of the above. I like going to a lot of thos3 sites for ideas. However, being a huge cheapskate, I will always promote doing it yourself. I do think it matters also to who you’re trying to appeal to. You don’t want to be to crude, but if you aren’t turning out high end pieces then don’t advertise as if you are. If you truly can’t design your own, I would recommend sitting down with someone local that you can explain your ideas with.

I like the fact that you’re doing shows to get your name out there. To me that shows you’re serious about it. I started out at craft shows. I quickly figured out that if I want to sell furniture, those weren’t the right place to be. I now do more home shows and a few of the larger fairs and stock shows. After 3 years of plugging away I believe it’s paying off. Time will tell.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 05:27 AM

Yes, the first important thing to design a logo is that it should be eye catching that can easily attract your customers. Logo should be designed in a proper manner that can tell viewers about your business. You can make attractive shop sign design for your shop.

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