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Old 08-23-2008, 01:16 AM   #11
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OOOO! Me likey! The shield designs are sharp!

The first thing here is to keep the red and yellow separated... two primary colors together can be tiring on the eyes. Second, use the colors as highlights, and not base colors. Maybe try white ribbons with black text, or the reverse (black ribbons with white text). You are really close! Nice job!

Print a few out and stick 'em on a bottle. That'll tell you for sure.

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:31 AM   #12
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of course your happy with the eagle and HB, you ripped them off from the bund and the hofbrauhaus.

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Old 08-30-2008, 07:02 AM   #13
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For a sharp logo you really need a vector program (such as Illustrator or Photoshop although there are a couple free ones) to clean up the pixelation. Otherwise you're going to have to fix it each and every time. I like the shield designs although the circle with a greater overlap could have worked well too.

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:38 PM   #14
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Well, after some more piddling, I think I have finally come to a final brewery name and logo.

I want it to look "old school" and my wife mentioned making the logo/label seem more "hand made/home brewed" to go along with the brew. Plus I really want easy manipulation and printing.

This logo/label fits all of those criteria IMO. I have printed them on paper bags (cut them down to 8 1/2 x 11 for easy laser jet printing) to give the "hand made/home brewed" feel and look really great to me. As far as easy manipulation, the lettering in the "flag" for the brews name is easily altered for whatever brew is being bottled. Additionally I have another version without the small "Bottled on: ______" in the bottom right corner. Since I do not have the big pipeline, this is not necessary as of yet.

Lastly these are applied vertically, not horizontally as shown. Again my wife, an Interior Designer with much better aesthetic sensibilities than most, gave me this idea.

I will try and get a pic of one applied to the bottle asap, but for now... without further ado here is the new (and final ) logo:


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Old 10-14-2008, 09:53 PM   #15
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Looks great

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Old 10-14-2008, 11:39 PM   #16
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Oh man! I was totally going to make something like that using the same german emblem. Back to the drawing board!

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Old 10-15-2008, 12:09 AM   #17
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Crisco... go ahead and use the german; the label/logo above and below are what I am officially using.

And here is the new label on the bottle:

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Old 10-15-2008, 03:14 AM   #18
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Crisco... go ahead and use the german; the label/logo above and below are what I am officially using.

And here is the new label on the bottle:

That looks really cool!!! how did you make it look aged?
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:33 AM   #19
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coming along well! I might tone the yellow down a bit to more of a straw color -- I suspect you are going for a german flag look but I think it's a bit much.

LOL I don't even know how you did that in paint. I recommend downloading inkscape; it is an open source vector editor (adobe illustrator is a commercial vector editor). It allows you to create your bird, your lettering, etc, all as seperate layers, and to move, rotate, resize, change colors, or do whatever you want with each of them until it's tweaked the way you want it. You can add borders to basically anything, including your curved lettering, (whatever color you want) just by clicking. You can add gradients and transparency too. The internet has tutorials and help files that are very useful.

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A4J... I believe the aged factor comes from the logo font itself (it appears "deteriorated), the reuse of grocery paper bags (they are more coarse and not as uniform as a piece of copy paper, so the laser jet doesn't hit every single portion of the paper), and also the use of the milk "glue".

To goplayoutside and others, you must have missed the two above posts with my final labels; I am not using the "germanesque" color logo any longer. See above for final logo/label.

Additionally, I edited the first post in order to try and help anyone else that may miss the most current logo/labels that were posted on this page.

I figured when I posted I should post in this thread again, as opposed to starting a whole new thread for "my new logo" yet another time...

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