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Old 02-17-2004, 08:01 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Am in the process of starting my own Computer/IT Service business. I came across this site while browsing for ideas and I have seen some seriously incredible logos.

My business will specialise is servicing the small business with services they thought were only available to the larger corporations with large price tags.

Company name: ITMatrix
Slogan: Corporate Solutions for the Small Business

I would like to logo to have a corporate/professional look and feel.

Other names that I considered to give you an idea of what I have been thinking are ITAdvantage, ITDynamics, ITServ and ITEssentials.

The logo needs to be universal, something I can use on our vehicles, business cards, letter heads, clothing etc. I would also like to have a Icon associated with the logo that I can use separately if required.

I'm not passionate about the colors used, but I would like the logo to stand out, especially on the vehicles. I was thinking of Orange... and anything that you think goes with it. The vehicles will be silver.

Thankyou all in advance.
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:07 PM
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Just to clarify, is the deadline April 3rd or March 4th?

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Old 02-17-2004, 08:27 PM
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Hello...here is a concept to get things started...let me know of any revisions you would like.

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Old 02-17-2004, 08:28 PM
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:27 AM
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Can you possibly upload an image of the truck so we can see what the silver color looks like? It would be very helpful so we can choose an appropriate color to design with and be sure that it's going to show up well.

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Old 02-18-2004, 07:46 AM
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Here's my entry. I'll also be submitting some more concepts.

Looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

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Old 02-18-2004, 09:30 AM
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ITMatrix, please review and notify of changes, Thank you
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Old 02-18-2004, 10:04 AM
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Hi ITMatrix,

Here's my concept for your logo. Corporate, but distinct and sharp. The "x" forms a matrix and provides a way to visually connect the name of the company with the logo. (A common strategy designers use to make a company's name and logo more memorable).

Please let me know if you think I'm headed in the right direction. I'll be happy to make any changes you'd like to see.

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Old 02-18-2004, 12:51 PM
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Here's another idea.

Looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

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Old 02-18-2004, 03:38 PM
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Thanks everyone, There have really been some great ideas (and this is only kicking thing off)

Well, Lets get started;

Mowling:
I really like the look of the business name and slogan. I'm not to sure how keen I am on the actual Icon... Could you work on the Icon a little more? What I would prefer is if you just use one instance on the Icon, maybe just keep the Icon as part of business name like you have done with the "M" and remove the larger Icon. Could you perhaps do 4 variations for me:
1. The icon with a circle around it in the name and the "atrix" in lower case.
2. The icon with a circle around it in the name and the "atrix" in upper case.
3. The icon without the circle and the "atrix" in lower case.
4. The icon without the circle and the "atrix" in uppercase case.

graphxguy:
I will try get some images on the vehicle when I get home from work tonight and post them tomorrow.

I would say I'm leaning more to your 2nd posting, where the Icon is the dot in the "I". I still trying to decide whether I like the font or not though ... it looks very "Star Warsy". I do like the orange version. Can you please give me 2 more variations:
1. The design in your 2nd posting with a different font ... maybe something with sharper edges.
2. The 2nd design option again, but change the icon with the icon from your 1st posting and the business name and slogan to match.

G)(G:
I think the business name gets lost in the logo a bit. I would prefer the Business name to really stand out. I like the orange you have used, that is the orange I have in mind. The font is also a bit dated I think, I would say stay with the font that has the digital feeling to it, remove the background, place some more emphasis on the name and could you incorporate an icon of some sorts? a icon that is part of the name but as dbenton25 said, something to form a connection with the business...



dbenton25:
I really like your concept and the fonts you have chosen, I especially like the way you have emphasised the IT and the way you have put them together. I don't think there is much I would change. Could you keep the IT in black, and use a strong orange for the matrix. Just for curiosity though, could you reduce the size on the "matrix" extent the arm of the "T" to cross over the top on the "matrix" to the "X".

General:
Just a thought. Could someone submit an option where the "T" in iT and maTrix is common? I have attached a simple image of what I mean.

Keep up the excellent work.
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:02 PM
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:32 PM
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trying to get IT to morph into M here...
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:04 PM
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Hey Raja, I'm really buying into your ideas ... I like both postings but leaning toward the 1st posting more. They are simple, effective and give that professional image.

I like your idea of trying to morph the IT into the M, could play around with that idea a little more. I like the font in the business name, but feel like I am loosing the "IT". Don't change anything in the business name but try build some emphasis for the IT into the icon and make it more solid.
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:18 PM
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Hello...here are the revisions...let me know of anymore you would like.

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Old 02-19-2004, 05:13 AM
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2. The 2nd design option again, but change the icon with the icon from your 1st posting and the business name and slogan to match.
I'm sorry but I'm a little confused. Could you please clarify what you want? It sounds like you want a the first icon to go with whatever font changes I make on the second design. Is that right?

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Old 02-19-2004, 06:14 AM
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ITMatrix, please let me know if this revision is heading in the right direction and any changes.
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:35 PM
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Mowling:

I think stay with everything in uppercase. I also prefer the options with the solid line through the middle. I'm still not sure about the "M" Icon. Could you give me a few more options with variations to the "M" in matrix and maybe make the IT bolder.
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:54 PM
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graphxguy:

Umm, if you could use the icon from your 1st posting to replace the icon in the 2nd posting and then work something into the business name that will work with this Icon.

Let me try explain another way... I would like you to stay with the concept of your 2nd posting. The characteristics that I like are:
1. The larger font used,
2. The Icon forming a dot in the "I"
3. The "IT" font variation to the "matrix"

So in general if you could give me the 2 variations:
1. Your 2nd posting with a change to the font in "matrix"
2. Your 2nd posting again with the icon change and the full business name change with the font to fit in with the Icon.

I think I might even be confusing myself now so I'll stop there... if you are still puzzled let me know attach some sketches for you.
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:14 PM
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G)(G

I like the Icon, but I think we need to do a full 180 degree on the Font. I don't know if the digital thing is working, could you try find a font that is more corporate looking. I would like to portray a corporate and professional image to the logo. Could you also shorten the vertical length on the "T" to be slightly lower than the matrix. It might also be interesting if the left arm of the "T" extend to the end of the matrix giving the logo more of a square formal shape. Then finally could you move the slogan to a single line under the logo, I would also like the length of the slogan to match the length of the Icon and logo combination.
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:08 PM
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Hello...here are some new variated concepts. The first obiviously...the Icon at top is forming an "M". The second concept the blocked images forms the letters ITM in an ambiguous way...and the last concept is using a unique-looking font instead of having an iconic logo. Let me know of any revisions.

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Old 02-19-2004, 07:07 PM
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:12 PM
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Nice designs! What's the name of the font of the very last submission you made? It's very cool.

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Old 02-19-2004, 07:17 PM
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hi again, something more in-depth, memorable...needs some polishing up though
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:21 PM
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (dbenton25 @ Feb 19 2004, 09:12 PM)
Matt-

Nice designs! What's the name of the font of the very last submission you made? It's very cool.

-Dave [/b][/quote]
Thanks Dave! The font on the last submission is Oeiller Regular...I purchased it from T26.com
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:46 AM
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Revision set #1.......
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:47 AM
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....and revision set #2.

Looking forward to your comments and feedback.

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Old 02-20-2004, 06:48 AM
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:38 AM
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Something Different....Stands out from the normal IT designs......
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