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02-15-2004, 04:53 PM
It is for the site www.ouroldhouse.net
02-15-2004, 05:53 PM
I felt it was a little blurry maybe, a little too much going on with so many colors and things....just my opinion
02-15-2004, 10:15 PM
A LOT too much is going on. First, "Our Old House" is too faded and blurry and makes me think of a haunted house.
Basically, you have 3 visuals going on: The house picture (which even that used alone is too busy for a logo), the fish, and the smoky "Our Old House". You should choose one.
Then, You have 4 different type styles (I wouldn't suggest more than 2 for any logo).
This is too much information for a logo and the information is not in a clear order of importance, which is confusing. Is "Our Old house" a Satterfield Fishing Guide Service? I had to strain to figure that out, and I'm not sure that I'm right.
Sorry to be so blunt, but you asked...
02-15-2004, 10:40 PM
Hi...Yes, I asked, I am not sure how to mix the two into a simple as possible logo. Our Old House is a place to stay while visiting Lake Shelbyville Illinois where we, the owners run a fishing guide service on the amae property. So... we want to mix the two into one logo....
How about this one? I really want to stay away from a banner ad, but I am stumped
02-15-2004, 11:04 PM
It seems that you are trying to create an ad more than a logo.
If the place to stay is part of the fishing guide service you can incorporate that feeling into your fishing guide logo but you shouldn't try to spell it all out in one logo. Save that for your ads.
And if it IS an ad--only "bubble" one idea. So many bubbles leaves no emphasis or differentiation.
02-15-2004, 11:40 PM
OK... I know what you all mean. I am trying. What about something like this. Not to be exactly the finished product, but what about the idea?
02-16-2004, 01:55 PM
O.K. It's getting better, but still needs work. The picture seems blurry and could still use refining/simplifying. Try just choosing maybe 3 colors for your picture. Take the words out of the picture. Underneath the pic you could put "Our old House"...
02-16-2004, 05:13 PM
How about something like:
02-16-2004, 05:15 PM
02-16-2004, 05:29 PM
Last night, I went to slepp thinking..... fish, house, house, fish, how to put all those works and a simple image to go with fish and house. That one looks great. Do you think it puts the idea out of what Our Old House is? The Satterfield fishing guide service title says what that is, but Our Old House..... I want people to get the idea they stay here too.....
I REALLY appreciate your help. I have been stuck on this for 4 years. The business has been here since 1999.
02-16-2004, 05:36 PM
I think the simple addition of the moon (which also gives you the O shape, as in Our Old...) implies staying overnight. A logo CAN'T say it all. That is what your AD does. Do not try to put all the information about your business into a logo. You're just giving a flash of a synopsis.
02-16-2004, 05:50 PM
Yes, that is where I had a hard time. I appreciate the help tremendously, ...can't thank you enough!! I like it a bunch.
02-16-2004, 05:58 PM
You are welcome. I hope it helps your business.
02-16-2004, 07:55 PM
Here. I put in a window for you--to add to the homey feel.