- Written by Jenni Hampshire
Communicating your brand: more on getting your message across, for corsetmakers who want to earn their own money from their work.
dcollington, not to worry! My first logo ideas were *very* ornate and all in upper case too. I had dreams of one day having a shop with a gorgeous wrought-iron Art Nouveau style name above it, gorgeous... It was only with the input from a graphic designer friend that I realised it perhaps wasn't the most practical choice for where I am now.
But hey, as I say in all these articles, take the guidance available and then follow your own instincts. Bucking the trend may work out brilliantly for you and you can always have variations on your logo for different applications :-)
Debbie, I've seen yours. It's a clear enough font to get away with it so don't worry. Some of those At Nouveau ones work fine, think of the classic metro sign. It's really script, handwritten and gothic looking fonts that cause problems. It's a legibility thing, the eye isn't comfortable reading some fonts in a string of upper case. The one I've seen most frequently misused is Brush stroke.
Aghh this is when I can't shake off the graphic designer hat! :)
I was going to ask about the impact on your brand you observed when you were able to implement the/your style of imagery that strikes me as rather "signature" to your brand and how much of the end result was collaborative or personal/individual... But it seems that question will have to wait until after reading article three. (Thanks, I'm looking forward to it!)