Font Recommendation for Logo: Subject Outdoor Pursuits/Activities

Found 10th Apr 2011
Over the next couple of days I'll be designing a logo for a friend for his Outdoor Pursuits Business, and am looking for a font, that resembles such an activity..

An ideas/advice will be greatly welcomed.

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Original Poster

maybe this is getting overlooked due to the golf!

Disco

maybe this is getting overlooked due to the golf!



I think you could be right!! No idea on fonts though haha sorry!

What exacaly are you trying to achive? Have you got any examples?
I've designed loads of logo's so i'd be able to help with a font if you could give me a rought idea

Original Poster

we need to design him a Logo for his business ... dont wanna give out his "potential" name as he hasnt bought the domain as of yet, but he does loads of outdoor pursuits.

whats the website going to be doing? Selling activities or gear ect?

Original Poster

Superman999

whats the website going to be doing? Selling activities or gear ect?



he organises trips etc, outings and weekend events etc for young adults

Something simple, maybe a mountain in the background, and i wouldn't go crazy on a font been honest, i think something simple would do it nicely..

Original Poster

care to show me ... I was going to try and incorporate a "stick man" into the logo as well, hence why I dont make use of a Font, rather than use background image.

I'll whip something up now, I'll have to change PC's so i'll be ten mins, Since as lappy doesn't have good old photoshop on

btw, is it .co.uk needed in logo or not?

Original Poster

cheers

Original Poster

na, just what we sed ;-) if you just wanna use the words "indianjones" rather than the proper words perhaps?

i'll make a mock up using Phones4Free

Original Poster

k, waiting 4 ya lol

This was whipped up in 2 mins, as you can tell but something like

http://img858.imageshack.us/img858/5772/unled2dx.png

i normally make about 30 before im happy lol

Let me explain the logo though,
Firstly you have to remember the uses' its a business so you'll want it on invoices, so you want it nice and simple. think all big companies have simple images...
secondly you want it straight to the point, no messing about..
Edited by: "Superman999" 10th Apr 2011

Original Poster

that a start, I can see where you're coming from

Its something to work on..
Edited by: "Disco" 10th Apr 2011

Now i know that logo is a bit poor but its the idea..if you go too OTT your going to get overkill..

Look at play.com, tesco, argos.. nothing fancie as theres no need

Original Poster

ill work on it over the next cpl days and let you know when i come up with, cheers

I agree with Superman999 but wanted to say same applies for the name, simple, you want to have the name as few characters as possible, i cant remember the exact lengh but its something like 10 and also try to spell things correctly as if you dont people forget how its spelt and never find it again lol

Yeh name's should be no more than ten characters, Personally speaking now, If a logo is to OTT it looses my attention, i much prefer simple but effective

Original Poster

but how can my logo be kept to 10 characters, when you know what they are calling the business! X)

yeh give or take a few, you're will be fine..

anothing thing to look at is a slogan

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Regards to the URL....you want the best key words that potential customers will search for.

if the company name doesn't contain such key words then don't use it as the URL.

If john smith has called his window cleaning company window-bright that's a pretty worthless URL...if john does business in for example Cardiff, then www. Cardiff window cleaners.com word be the best URL for his business.

Edited by: "slamdunkin" 11th Apr 2011

Original Poster

Superman999

yeh give or take a few, you're will be fine..anothing thing to look at is … yeh give or take a few, you're will be fine..anothing thing to look at is a slogan



such as lol

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Also company names beginning with "A" are a good way of getting to the top of a directory page or at the front of the relevant section in Yellow pages ect....but if you add a "." at the front of your directory listing it will appear in front of the "A" words eg .zebra will be in front of aardvark

Ermm.. Putting the fun back into life.

Gain your adrenalin

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Reaching new highs

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Rising to the challenge

Disco are you a design student?

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skellysgirl

Disco are you a design student?




lol....I very much doubt a design student would come to a shopping forum to ask what font to use in a Logo.

students are always on here asking questions

Edited by: "skellysgirl" 11th Apr 2011

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Yes.....I saw one asking about car insurance just the other day.

Haven't seen many catering students asking for the recipe for toast though.

slamdunkin

Yes.....I saw one asking about car insurance just the other day.Haven't … Yes.....I saw one asking about car insurance just the other day.Haven't seen many catering students asking for the recipe for toast though.



It's just disco has had a few threads asking for help with logos and design related projects, just curious

Original Poster

not at all, i wish!

Disco

not at all, i wish!



What you wish you were a design student?

You seem to be doing a lot in this area? if you are interested why not do a course?
I am a fan of education lol

Original Poster

as a hobby I get projects to do from friends and family as they know I do it for free -- its not self promo or anything, and its just nice to get ideas from you guys

Disco

as a hobby I get projects to do from friends and family as they know I do … as a hobby I get projects to do from friends and family as they know I do it for free -- its not self promo or anything, and its just nice to get ideas from you guys



Id suggest maybe if funds allow a few books they are the best inspiration, for me anyway. Have fun with the logo

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