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  1. Thanks for the input Jer, I'm a big fan of honest criticism, you often get suggestions you would never have thought of on your own! I'll have an attempt adding some dots as you suggest and see the result!

     

     

    Extremely clever design, so relevant to the company business! The FB cover manages to convey in one graphic every business offering idea. Smart to offset the ampersand so as not to confuse the mic. Just wondering on the logo, at the risk of the marvelous simplicity, does this mic need just one more little definer for more immediate recognition as a mic? My brain first saw it as a logo divider, then wondered if it was an exclamation mark, then saw the "cord" to finally figure it out. Maybe a few dots in the round part to imply a mic screen or maybe something else, dunno what. Or maybe I'm just not in the music world. Hey, you did request comments, right? Anyway, not being critical, just throwing out some ideas - okay, mud on the wall.

    :rolleyes: :D


  2. I work for a few clients designing military-style patches, which often necessitates curved text. I find the current system of having to juggle with a bunch of little red flags until I manage to get the text in the right place on a shape and all on the same line a very cumbersome in experience.

     

    What I think would be a much smoother system:

     

    -On closed shapes (eg, a circle or custom shapes) have a button in the top tool-bar to swap the text from inside to outside the shape rather than trying to manhandle flags. Perhaps another button to give your the old view if you want that extra control?

     

    -Some form of flag which allowed you to set a 'centre' point on the shape, which you can justify the text to, allowing things to be easily kept symmetrical. When designing patches, I often get client requests to make the text bigger/smaller or have the copy changed slightly, which then requires effort realigning everything. This 'can' be done with the current system, but it doesn't make it easy.

     

     

    I understand this isn't a priority at all, and my needs are fairly niche, but I thought I'd mention it anyway since it's one of the VERY few gripes I have with AD!

     

     

     

     


  3. The Affinity work is fine. But I too do not see much of a suggestion of "BTM." I don't play drums, but have been reading music for quite awhile, and I've always seen beat quavers on a single line.  To me, that suggests an "M" better than the descending row you are using. It seems you are looking for a better symmetry. Myself, if it isn't important to have the quaver conform to drum notation, I'd make it so the three note dots are low-hi-low to be more like an "M" and try to space them to echo the drum cymbal upper line. Your Choice.

     

    ...And having the dots open like they are whole note messes w. my mind. :)

     

    Thanks for your input. Having the quavers descending is the most aesthetic arrangement I tested. Taking in mind peoples thoughts so far, how about something like this? On review, having hollow quavers (which was originally a move to make them match the flat better) hasn't added much. I removed the linking bar that joined the 'b' and the 'm' which makes the quavers more defined.

     

    Thoughts?

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  4. +1

    May I note that the ride no longer looks like one?

     

    I dig the graphic "cleanness" of it!

     

    Thanks for your critique - I think your view of the flat symbol is justified, and was a point I thought about - I couldn't find a design which was a more obvious shape which didn't in turn spoil the harmony of the logo. I feel the pointed bottom is still (in my eyes) reminiscent of the original symbol. I will respectfully disagree regarding the quavers however.

     

    My plan was to make a logo in it's own right rather than a simple 'sum-of-its-parts'. The more conical cymbal is more similar to an earlier iteration of the bands logo from around the 1980's. Since the BTM Band is such an established name now in British brass banding, I think people will already have had experience with the current logo, and so will view the new one as an evolution.

     

    I did this as a reference to one of the historical versions of the bands logo, and because it looks better.


  5. I like what you've done in terms of balance, but the symbol on the left only slightly resembles a "flat" symbol, and the symbol on the right doesn't look at all like three quavers. The connection with the initials seems to have vanished completely.

    Thanks for your critique - I think your view of the flat symbol is justified, and was a point I thought about - I couldn't find a design which was a more obvious shape which didn't in turn spoil the harmony of the logo. I feel the pointed bottom is still (in my eyes) reminiscent of the original symbol. I will respectfully disagree regarding the quavers however.

     

    My plan was to make a logo in it's own right rather than a simple 'sum-of-its-parts'. The more conical cymbal is more similar to an earlier iteration of the bands logo from around the 1980's. Since the BTM Band is such an established name now in British brass banding, I think people will already have had experience with the current logo, and so will view the new one as an evolution.


  6. Hi Folks.

    For a long time now, the logo of the brass band I play in has irked me. Although it is quite clever (the name BTM formed from a flat symbol, the shape of a cymbal and three quavers for the musically illiterate), it's unbalanced feel and amateurish execution has (to me) screamed out for a revamp. Below (right) is my take on the design. I'm going to pitch an entire rebrand at the next AGM. What do you folks think?

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