XERXES & RA (feedBack wanted)

category: general [glöplog]
Tons of logos have an image of something or some abstract shape which represents something, and the text next to it. Famous example: kewlers.

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(still much more superior to the new one)

etc :)
added on the 2008-12-18 20:40:45 by okkie okkie
But then again, Xerxes is not so much looking for a corporate logo, so it's indeed fine.

But maybe a stylized version would be handy, for on your letter paper and associate giveaways :D
added on the 2008-12-18 20:46:32 by okkie okkie
Hypnotising. I like it very much.
added on the 2008-12-18 21:00:57 by can can
tres bien!

j 'aime!


nice artistic logo!
added on the 2008-12-18 21:54:42 by magic magic
when i first had a look at it earlier today i didn't like the concept too much because i just couldn't get the connection to xerxes at all, then somehow the x from the background started to burn it's way throughout the color-mash =)

the colors are very playful and one can tell that you've been on a xerxes-diet while you did that one. =)
added on the 2008-12-19 00:00:13 by dalezr dalezr
A good test is to boil it down to a silhouette

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Does it still work in this form? I think it does.
And by that I don't mean all the great pixelwork can just be ignored, I mean to work as a logo the silhouette has to be recognisable.
thx again ;) yes i worked first on the shape in the goal for Xerxes to make more than one logo with.
added on the 2008-12-19 01:53:37 by 24 24
Its different, people should just give it a chance.
First xerxes logo was indeed cool, looked more serious at first sight but it was also kind of "common".
added on the 2008-12-19 10:03:47 by knl knl
the logo is super cool ! but it does not give me the impression of ambient or electronica.
when i see it , i think more on the bitmap brothers. but it's still a cool designed logo.

added on the 2008-12-19 10:27:53 by Crazy Q Crazy Q
it looks a bit like goa. :P
Thats not a good thing to say so.
Goa to me looks like lens-flare.
added on the 2008-12-19 13:05:44 by knl knl
it could look goa, if you turned your screen contrast and saturation up way too high. But not with those colours..
added on the 2008-12-19 13:09:11 by psonice psonice
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(would you believe me if I told you I actually own this one)
added on the 2008-12-19 13:16:12 by knl knl
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added on the 2008-12-19 13:18:49 by knl knl
imho ra's logo is perfect for its uniqueness : it doesn't need to look like goa or electronica, and assimilating some kinds of illustrations with such music genres is narrow conformism :p
added on the 2008-12-19 13:20:20 by Zest Zest
1/ We never said it had to look like goa.
2/ It somehow has to make you think about some concepts related to the music of xerxes so basically, it *should* have to look "electronica inspired"
added on the 2008-12-19 13:21:59 by knl knl
Discussions about logo design in pouet.
Who would have thought of that?!
added on the 2008-12-19 13:34:28 by mrdoob mrdoob
Zest knew about I'm sure.
added on the 2008-12-19 14:41:07 by knl knl

wow.. really overwhelming amount of feedback! thank you so much everyone.. i need to bring extra cash to breakpoint to buy you all beer :)


knl, we definitly need to get some drunken pics of us at BP this year. lets make it a date :)
added on the 2008-12-19 16:06:23 by xrs xrs
i'll bring the photo-camera!

btw, i love the logo, but i agree on the "it's too complex for simple use on shirts etc" stuff.. you'll always have to run with it in full-colour print mode. Maybe Ra can make an abstractized (ahem?) version of it that you can use as a footprint you can leave anywhere, including on the butts of competitors in music compos?
added on the 2008-12-19 20:17:53 by Axel Axel
I think is really good. Not for a sportwear company, neither for a financial institution. But pretty good for Xerxes, it give a whole world and feeling to it. And if it makes Ra and Xerxes happy, then... DEAL!.

You should just keep it as it is.
added on the 2008-12-19 20:22:17 by mrdoob mrdoob
Sweet stuff! I agree with what someone said earlier of it giving a Bitmap Brothers vibe with the subdued colors and smooth look, but in my book that is a very, very good thing! :)

What is the creation process behind it? I guess nowadays it's not pixel-by-pixel painting, but other techniques that's used?
added on the 2008-12-19 23:48:43 by Sdw Sdw