Need Opinion On Business Logo

Business By lexi55033 Updated 18 Dec 2008 , 6:00am by tinygoose

lexi55033 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 3:47pm
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I had 2 versions of a logo made up for my cake business and need your opinion on which one I should use. Which one do you like better?

Thanks! Angie
LL

35 replies
Amy729 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 3:51pm
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Option 1 caught my eye first, so I would say 1

PixieSweets Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 3:55pm
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I really like the 1st one too! Very pretty!

mabryant0212 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:04pm
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I have a degree in marketing and I like them both but If I were trying to market your business the simple logo would be my pick. I would just tweek it a bit. I would color in the writing with red and leave the rest alone. Let me explain my train of thought... The 1st one is too busy and while it is very pretty people would remember the design and not yor name... (you want people to remember your name). So you want to UMP up your name!!! I hope this helps but you know what they say about opinions....LOL

jojo0676 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:08pm
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I like #2. I think simpler is better sometimes.

tripleD Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:08pm
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love option 2 best. #1 is great but if you want shirts screen printed or signs it wont be to busy. good luck

BlondiezBakery Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:08pm
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Do the second one with your words colored in red.

I love #1, but think it is too busy. You are going to want something that is clean and easy to read. Also, #2 will be easier to imprint on things (Shirts, aprons, pens, ect..)

scrapperjade Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:10pm
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I love both of them, and my first thought was to use both of them but for different purposes. I was an office manager for a printing & publishing company before becoming a SAHM earlier this year and I worked with many a logo! I found that some logos were frustrating to work with and others were easier.

I personally love #1 the best, its very fun! But you may find it harder to work with on your business documents if you want your logo printed on them. But it would be fun on a business card if you keep in big and keep it to one side with your contact info beside it. Or on the shop front. Or on the menu board. Stuff like that where you can keep it big and bold.

#2 will lend itself better for printing and fitting onto things like your invoices, reciepts, gift certificates (if you are going that route). Generally these type of things only give you a small flat-ish spot for your contact information, and logo#1 is round, so it may be too small to read when squished into the height restrictions. #2 is flatter and will be perfect for your documents.

So my vote is BOTH if you are able to. They are similar enough that people will still recognize both as your logo (another problem I ran into was businesses wanting 2 logos, but were so different from each other, people thought they were 2 seperate businesses... but your's would cause no confusion).

I hope this helps! I really do love both!

lexi55033 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:21pm
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Thank you for all the opinions so far! I really liked both and had a hard time deciding. I can see the benefit of simple, but liked the Wow factor that #1 had. I was actually thinking along the same lines as scrapperjade said, using both, but for different reasons. I was going to design my business cards today and work on getting a website together, so wanted to get a feel for what others thought.

jjkarm Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:26pm
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They are both very pretty, but the second one is definitely more effective as a logo. I would also suggest coloring your name. If you did it a third color, your name would stick out even more. I would also add just a small something under the name. Maybe some kind of simple scroll or design.

Because of this time of year.....when I glanced at the first logo, I immediately thought "Christmas ornament". The white, green & red color scheme plus the round shape just threw me that direction.

sweet_teeth Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:37pm
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I thought I already replied.. but maybe not. I was a marketing major in college as well. I think it is very important for the name to be easy to read and for it to pop. The first one looks a bit busy and will loose someones interest before they figure out what it says. The second one is fun, clean, classy, and easy to remember. I can tell you right now just what the second logo looked like.. but couldn't describe the first.

That being said, I think #2 is a winner. It looks great!

tinygoose Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:38pm
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It sort of hit me as Christmas like too. I like both, maybe as one person said use each for different purposes. I would consider changing the colors so they are not so Christmasy, and maybe leave one of the text just as an outline (like it is) and color the main on in.

classiccake Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 5:13pm
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I think your name is too hard to find in the first sample. I agree with MABRYANT that the second logo with your name in red would be great.

We have our logo everywhere....o the vans, on the rug when you enter the store, on labels on our boxes, etc.. You want name recognition so show your name!

tootie0809 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 6:51pm
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I vote for #2.

chutzpah Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 7:01pm
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#2, all the way.

The first one is too fussy.

hilly Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 7:07pm
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My first thought was definitely number 1, it's so pretty, but the others are probably right about simplicity being better for your main logo. Still, I'd probably still go with number 1.

fidos_mom Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 7:32pm
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#1 is very cute but you really do need to go with #2 with some tweeks.

With the first option you are talking about a 4 color process on all of your printed items. That in itself is cost prohibitive in itself. Just price boxes with that logo and you will see what I mean. Simplify your colors as much as possible for the greatest impact.

#2 is better but it seems a bit disjointed? Maybe use the curly cues at the bottom of the circle on #1 on either side of the cupcake - kind of at an angle. Just to make the artwork and the words flow a bit more. And I would change the white on the Rivertown Cakes to black. It will make the name stand out more.

17 years in marketing says..... Very nice!!! And good luck!! thumbs_up.gif

lexi55033 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 8:22pm
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What do you guys think of this option? I'm not real concerned with the multiple color issue for getting things printed. I do my business cards either myself or through Vista Print and I print all of my own invoices, etc. Is anyone really good with Photoshop and could tweak this for me? I like this new color combo, but would be curious to see what it would look like without the roses and maybe move the scrolls up into the bottom of the circle.

I know what you guys are saying with the simpler is better, but #2 just seems really plain and boring to me for some reason.
LL

lexi55033 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 8:27pm
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What do you guys think of this option? I'm not real concerned with the multiple color issue for getting things printed. I do my business cards either myself or through Vista Print and I print all of my own invoices, etc. Is anyone really good with Photoshop and could tweak this for me? I like this new color combo, and think the name stands out more, but would be curious to see what it would look like without the roses and maybe move the scrolls up into the bottom of the circle.

I know what you guys are saying with the simpler is better, but #2 just seems really plain and boring to me for some reason.
LL

sweetlayers Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 8:47pm
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Option one is my favorite.

leah_s Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 8:53pm
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Totally #2. What are roses doing on your logo? Do you also offer floral services?

sari66 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 9:16pm
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#2 Is great adding color if you'd like

julzs71 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 9:29pm
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I like the new one, but I agree with the flowers. I think cherries or something would be better.

lexi55033 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 9:31pm
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Okay, I've read everyone's comments and appreciate the feedback. So, what do you guys think of this?
LL

Wing-Ding Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 9:34pm
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Both..... If you are opening up a shop, I would use Option #2 for the main sign and business cards and Option #1 for the door logo. If you use Option #1 for the business cards, it will take away from the information you are providing.

I don't know how you are going to use these logos, however. Most companies have a simple logo for their signs and business cards and then an elaborate one for the wall upon entering and/or door.

scrapperjade Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 10:17pm
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Oh, I like those new colors better!!

sugarplumfairycanada Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 11:16pm
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I like the revised option #2. Clean and easy to read. No need to figure out the nature of your business.

leah_s Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 11:27pm
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Love it!

leah_s Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 11:28pm
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Love it!

leah_s Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 11:30pm
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Love it!

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