Finally made an attempt at getting a logo and have been sitting on this for a few months now. Old fire guy in a circle was never supposed to be a logo, just kind of happened out of a need for something.

with name:
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no name on dark:
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no name on light:
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opinions?

old one:
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  • Dream Gold

    It's much better than the old one. Congrats on getting a new logo!
  • dobi

    i'm into it, but i feel like the text could use some work, maybe the same style but just a tad hand drawn / 10% more naive.

    also, the end of the banners are killing me, upsets the flow of the vertical lines.

  • PitchGrim

    Honestly...?
    I love it
  • Brock May

    I like it a lot more then the other one.
  • Integral

    I like it, the font does look a lil to clean for the logo, but I am feeling it!
  • miles to go

    dobi said: i'm into it, but i feel like the text could use some work, maybe the same style but just a tad hand drawn / 10% more naive.

    also, the end of the banners are killing me, upsets the flow of the vertical lines.


    ahh, i see exactly what you mean. something about the banner was throwing me off a bit and i asked dave about hand written text, but its not something he feels too strong about.

    and, i guess i should mention it was done by dave quiggle if it wasnt obvious enough.

    in most circumstances, i will not be using the one with the banner, but just the book as i rarely ever put my name onto anything i sell beyond the tag sewn in.
  • Smiths Canvas

    I like the way it looks smaller. Like in your avatar it looks brilliant.
  • quakerninja

    Why not just put the text on the book?
    I do like it.
  • drop

    i like the new logo a lot! the only thing that is bothering me is the angle of the banner and the type. i think vertical lines would make it look better.
    but that just my 2 cents :)

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    EDIT: dobi was way faster than me.
  • miles to go

    Smiths Canvas said: I like the way it looks smaller. Like in your avatar it looks brilliant.

    The goal was for an icon to be designed and the backing with border was in case I felt like doing it larger on a shirt or something just in case. Doing some polos, etc and wanted something that could be used to venture into other products beyond tees eventually.
  • Peter Takis

    I absolutely love the one with the name, this is seriously rad. And would actually be a nice logo shirt!
  • derekdeal

    i like it a lot man, definitely feels more like a logo. some things were bothering me though that i messed with. Hope you dont mind.



    the perspective on the banner felt off so i made it match the angle of the book. I also extended the back end of the banner to help balance it out. It was feeling a little top heavy with the quill feather.

    The hard corner of the seal is competing with the pen so maybe round that out a bit. Also the perspective of the quill doesnt make a lot of sense but I wouldnt say it's a huge issue. I just feel like the pen should look like its behind the book more the way it is.

    Id also tone down the distressing about 50 or 60% and look into a new typface
  • Sam Kaufman

    Looks nice man. I REALLY like the 3rd one down.
  • miles to go

    quakerninja said: Why not just put the text on the book?
    I do like it.

    Since I rarely use my name in text on designs, I wasn't too worried about it. My thing has been being a bit of the anti-brand brand and intend to continue that path. I hate wearing tees with names slapped on and never wear any that do personally. Apparently some people do though because inget asked for straight up logo tees with my name a decent amount. In the end, I feel like that art and the concept is the most important thing. Hopefully as I keep doing this, people will recognize a miles to go design from that.
  • gaunty

    I like it without the text. Without the text not so hot.
  • Dream Gold

    Here is my quick take on it:



    I fixed the same thing as Dobi, Drop, and Derek did, but also thought that two circles would suit the banner text, and gave the feather a bit of depth.

    I also agree with removing some of the distressing too.

    Other than that, it's really nice, and I would definitely buy it as a logo shirt. :)
  • miles to go

    derekdeal said: i like it a lot man, definitely feels more like a logo. some things were bothering me though that i messed with. Hope you dont mind.



    the perspective on the banner felt off so i made it match the angle of the book. I also extended the back end of the banner to help balance it out. It was feeling a little top heavy with the quill feather.

    The hard corner of the seal is competing with the arrow so maybe round that out a bit. Also the perspective of the quill doesnt make a lot of sense but I wouldnt say it's a huge issue. I just feel like the pen should look like its behind the book more the way it is.

    Id also tone down the distressing about 50 or 60% and look into a new typface

    don't mind at all and appreciate the input. This was daves first go around with a logo and I'm not against some tweaking to make it stronger. You guys are a greatbresource for this kind of thing which is why I ask. I'm never against constructive criticism.
  • Jman

    I like it!
  • Dr_Worm

    Looks great! Id like the see the 'no name on dark' with a white stroke. That would make an awesome sicker.
  • treycook

    Definitely looks better than the old one.
  • miles to go

    treycook said: Definitely looks better than the old one.

    thanks. i really never intended for the old one to last so long. just got caught up in other things and kind of kept forgetting about it until i was so used to it that regardless of how weak it was, its what i knew.
  • miles to go

    this is why i should ask you guys before i do something like this:
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    i didnt print too many though to start just in case no one liked it.
  • drop

    they are still really nice and i'm sure a lot of people will like it. with vertical lines or without.
  • labyrinth

    dobi said: i'm into it, but i feel like the text could use some work, maybe the same style but just a tad hand drawn / 10% more naive.

    also, the end of the banners are killing me, upsets the flow of the vertical lines.


    I agree completely with dobi on this. Aside from that, the new logo is awesome though.
  • Gianni

    Looks really good.
  • Lion Caster

    the new one is great and def more fitting to what your line has become.

    Also, I have given Miles to Go enough love that I am ready to rock a logo tee.
  • Kyle Crawford

    if you print it on those shirts, I would lose the white. just black all the way

    the only other critique I would say is the crest thing needs some distressing on the right. its too clean compared to every where else
  • miles to go

    thanks guys. i dont think the average buyer would pick up on it really either, but you guys have the kind of second eye i needed. when you stare at something long enough, it becomes hard to judge whats wrong or could be improved or even if its a good design or not. ive had this in my folder for 2-3 months now.
  • drop

    oh yea, i forgot to ask before. whats the story behind this logo?
    i'm just curious.
  • Erchu

    I really like it but I have to agree with the little tweaks Dobi and Kyle suggested.
  • collisiontheory

    Dream Gold said: Here is my quick take on it:



    I fixed the same thing as Dobi, Drop, and Derek did, but also thought that two circles would suit the banner text, and gave the feather a bit of depth.

    I also agree with removing some of the distressing too.

    Other than that, it's really nice, and I would definitely buy it as a logo shirt. :)

    To add ot what Dreamgold did.. I think the banner could use some shading similar to the one on the book cover. Here's a rough take:


    Also, I'm curious about the logo meaning!
  • Enclothe

    I like it a lot. A big improvement over the old one.
    My only comment would be that I feel like the line edges are too clean and crisp and doesn't go with the rest of the texture action you have. A rough irregular edge would really push it the rest of the way I think.
    I only noticed this because I'm struggling with the same thing, trying to make the finished work look less vector-based.
  • againstbound

    I like the simpler version.
  • Chaddoesdesign

    Is it just me or is the contour too large between the book and quill tip?
  • miles to go

    skull with hair said: oh no... is that... a bible?

    Ha. No, it's not a bible. I'd be more likely to do a shirt based off of the god delusion by Richard Dawkins than the bible.
  • heat.

    Sweet new logo man!
  • Chris Austin

    dobi said: i'm into it, but i feel like the text could use some work, maybe the same style but just a tad hand drawn / 10% more naive.

    also, the end of the banners are killing me, upsets the flow of the vertical lines.


    i was gonna say this, do that and it'll look a tonne better.
  • drop

    collisiontheory said:
    Also, I'm curious about the logo meaning!
  • heat.

    drop said:
    collisiontheory said:
    Also, I'm curious about the logo meaning!

    1984, Don Quichotte, designs inspired by books, telling stories I guess that's the meaning.
  • Certis

    Looks sweet! good job.

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