Discussion in 'Plans, Designs & Software' started by TheAntipop, Nov 17, 2014.
How did you design your own personal logo?
How? Do you mean what program/process we used or the idea/thoughts behind it?
I have two logos. One is very 80s style, the other is more classic. I picked fonts that I thought fit each look, then made my logos. Simple as that.
I mean the idea/thoughts behind it, and also, how did you chose you company name? I like people who just use their last name, it's simple and classy but mine really isn't an attractive name for a bass ''brand'' haha
There are a bunch of Knight (my last name) Guitars out there, so mine is a play on my last name and my long-time internet handle: Knightro Guitars. Once I had that, I found a font I liked. The logo though, I'm still working on.
I work pretty much as the main builder, but our "brand" is called "Montag & Walter Custom Guitars" --> "M&W Guitars". It's our last names. For our logo I combined a "m" and a "w". It's on the TRC:
For the main part of mine (which I have yet to actually use), I just took my last name and a nick name and ran through every font I had for both until I found one I liked most, then looked at ones I liked that didn't make it and tried to copy some styling from them to see if I could make it better.
Very classy logo Knarbens! I love it
I use a good old pencil and paper. Once I have something worth using, I'll vectorize it with Illustrator or Corel.
I've been spitballing trying to figure out a logo for my own brand using my headstock design as the R. Not nearly finished yet. I'll prob go through a half a dozen sketches before I start liking anything.
I used my initials for the design. First I chose an attractive font. Then I manipulated the font in "Gimp." Theres a function in Gimp that allows you to stretch the lettering and another function that allows you to pull the two letters together so that they overlap in the middle, creating a seamless transition and an almost vine-like flow between them.
I'm no expert with the Gimp program, by the way, and it only took me a couple minutes to figure it out and a couple more minutes to come up with something I liked, so its great for the not-so-tech-savvy guys such as myself.
Good luck! Whatever method you use, show us what you come up with!
I asked my wife to find me a cool name. She said "Does it matter if it's hot too?". I said "WTF?". She said "fahrenheit"
I couldn't come up with something else so i stick with it
I chose a font, decreased the letter spacing until it looked straight out of the 80's and that was it!
started with my signature, decided it was way to hard to inlay, then turned it into something more blocky and stylized. I'm really happy in how much it has become a recognizable shape, which is more important for a logo than anything else.
but, its come a LONG way since it's first incarnation...
Mine is just how I sign.
I must've missed how your signature is done on your guitars Sully. Is it silk screened or is it just written on with a gold marker? Looks awesome! I bet that single pup shredder was hard to let go...it's a real beaut. I really like the inlays too.
Here's a pretty savvy design guy walking through a logo. Not quite what goes on here, but the same kind of thinking, only about a different subject
Thanks! They're never really hard to let go, though; I'm happy when the guitars are completed and can go to their owners and be enjoyed (after I've decided that they're done, of course!)
Nyberg automobile logo... it looked classic..
until Volkswagen came here in 2009....
it was the only automobile made in Chattanooga TN
and there is only ONE left in existence in the entire world.
Somehow.. that just felt like me.
I've always liked the german Fraktur font, and the h looks particularly cool, so I strapped it into a circle to make it convenient to attach.
Not to mention the musical note H in German (and other European) sheet music...
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