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ChrisHynds
07-05-2013, 04:31 AM
Hey guys, I have just created this new logo myself, Im pretty average on Photoshop tbh so I would love some decent feedback, if its shit please dont hold back in telling me, its a first draft of what will probably be many, but I want some honest opinions and fresh ideas would be welcomed too, don't sugar coat it.

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh593/chrishynds_dj/DSOTLOGO4black_zps24177cf7.jpg

JackStalk
07-05-2013, 12:13 PM
It's slightly hard to read because of the words wrapping around 270 degrees. It also could be clearer and higher quality (it's your first shot at a logo so that's fine). The logo should represent the high quality of the mixes you put out. If you're featuring big artists like Ferry and Solarstone you should have a logo that's on par with something they would use. The color choice is great though, full of life and vibrant.

kir mokum
07-05-2013, 12:38 PM
a couple of tips:

use illustrator, not photoshop.
make the logo black and white or, ideally, black or white.
stay away from photoshop's layer effects.

M!TCH
07-05-2013, 01:21 PM
It's hard to read what is going on and it seems like there is too much going on. I'm a huge fan of minimalistic logos. I would scratch this one though...with how good of a DJ you are this almost seems a bit "childish" if you will.

alazydj
07-05-2013, 01:41 PM
I like the CDJ button idea,

But I'd make the Play/Pause button smaller, and have the "DSoT" and "Different Shades of Trance" on the inside of the circle.

JackStalk
07-05-2013, 01:53 PM
I like the CDJ button idea,

But I'd make the Play/Pause button smaller, and have the "DSoT" and "Different Shades of Trance" on the inside of the circle.

I'm totally making a podcast called Different Shades of trance now.

Marc S
07-05-2013, 02:19 PM
loose the glow, inner shadow effects, looks tacky. use a simpler typeface, and shrink the play/pause bit, make it "flatter" i guess.

Marc S
07-05-2013, 02:35 PM
like this maybe.

http://i.imgur.com/vZkGYRK.jpg

ChrisHynds
07-05-2013, 05:45 PM
Thanks guys, I wasnt 100% sold on it myself, Im just throwing out some ideas atm, thanks for the feedback. I think I will start from scratch, cheers for the help, and Thanks Marc S but I think Ill change it completely, the more I see it the less Im feeling it,

EDIT - mut spread rep before giving to Jack and Mitch, Ill get you guys later but thanks!

Catch22
07-05-2013, 05:59 PM
like this maybe.

http://i.imgur.com/vZkGYRK.jpg

yep, that's a lot nicer!

ChrisHynds
07-07-2013, 11:05 AM
Ok how about this? Version 2 :)

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh593/chrishynds_dj/DSOTLOGO5_zps8cb0dfec.jpg

Marc S
07-07-2013, 11:13 AM
much better, still not sure i like the typeface, but thats just my taste.

ChrisHynds
07-07-2013, 11:32 AM
much better, still not sure i like the typeface, but thats just my taste.

Thanks man, typeface? do you mean font?

ChrisHynds
07-07-2013, 11:36 AM
I really like this version but I think I need to sharpen up the "Deeper Shades Of Trance" written below the play logo, it looks very soft if that makes sense.

M!TCH
07-07-2013, 12:31 PM
much better, still not sure i like the typeface, but thats just my taste.

:stupid:

I don't know if it'd look better using a sans serif typeface as there is not much to read so I think you need to stick with serif. I still think it looks kind of just there and does not really grab my attention.

ChrisHynds
07-07-2013, 01:21 PM
http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh593/chrishynds_dj/DSOTLOGO5_zpsa609505f.jpg

JackStalk
07-07-2013, 01:24 PM
I like the play button a lot. If you put the same effort into the DSOT it would look awesome

ChrisHynds
07-07-2013, 01:26 PM
yea I think I need to work on the text, Im pretty happy with the Play button but cant seem to get the text how I want it.

Marc S
07-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Thanks man, typeface? do you mean font?

a font is a family/type of typefaces, eg: areal is a font, areal bold is a type face, you always type in a single typeface,

ChrisHynds
07-07-2013, 11:21 PM
Im pretty happy with this and think I will use it, whats do you guys think? I was happy with the Play button all along but just couldnt seem to get the text to look right, as you guys already pointed out it looked cheap and tacky before, I think this looks a lot better now?

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh593/chrishynds_dj/DSOTLOGO6_zps2fb5d592.jpg