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Old 08-14-2016, 02:38 AM   #1
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Hey guys, after a couple years using a logo I made up, I figure I'm ready for something more professional. I ran a design contest and of 170 submissions, my top 12 choices are below.

Since it's basically just for you all anyway, I'd love for your help me to not choose something stupid. You can score them here.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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#106 but with the colors from #98
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Double post?

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They all look very "professional" but they seem a bit generic? Not particularly memorable.

I vote either bottom row, third (from left), or #98
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they all look a bit generic. nothing ties back in to injectors/fueling or the words force or flow.


can i see the bottom left one larger?
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#98 seems best
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Thanks for the input. I shied away from anything too literal. For me, anything that is too specific (an injector, a tachometer, checkered flag etc.) ends up looking generic in the long run, whereas something more generic'ish (like a nicely designed arrangement of the name) has more staying power. If anyone is curious about some of the other designs, you can see all but the most horrible contributions here (I lowered the threshold for the "design jury): https://www.hiretheworld.com/logo-de...jury/13091141/

- here is the bottom left one bigger


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Also, an injector looks a bit phallic to me... maybe just the way my mind works?


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Thanks for the input. I shied away from anything too literal. For me, anything that is too specific (an injector, a tachometer, checkered flag etc.) ends up looking generic in the long run, whereas something more generic'ish (like a nicely designed arrangement of the name) has more staying power.
I hear you, too literal could end up looking cheesy and dated in the long run.

That said, I do really like the one you just posted. Maybe without the blue/green for the orings.
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im sure a lot of these are recycled designs too.

i bet i can find some of them on logostock.com or alike.


I feel like this one has potential:


but id still like to see it shaped more like an injector, otherwise it's too Van Wonder Woman Halen
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Imma have to disagree with Brain. Don't incorporate an injector shape. Be more abstract. Maybe incorporate spray pattern instead. Or leave it all out and do words only.

and immediately dump anything with any kind of arc or circle bullshit. that's some lazy designer recycling as mentioned above.

Honestly if you want a good logo, keep it stupid simple. Even simpler than you just thought. Pay attention to the font and never ever google "clever logos".
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Y8s, do you have a favorite from the top 12?
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i obliterated my post dicking around.

i like simple. remove the vaguely F shaped logos and circular/arc swooshes. stick with text. the gray/red is nice. Just make sure the font speaks to you and isn't something the designer thought was cool or clever.

hey also sometimes I get distracted at work...



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i obliterated my post dicking around.

i like simple. remove the vaguely F shaped logos and circular/arc swooshes. stick with text. the gray/red is nice. Just make sure the font speaks to you and isn't something the designer thought was cool or clever.

hey also sometimes I get distracted at work...



Hey, y8s, that's pretty clever! (see what I did there)

Thanks for the input everyone!
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Hey, y8s, that's pretty clever! (see what I did there)

Thanks for the input everyone!
#135 for me.
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Hey, y8s, that's pretty clever! (see what I did there)

Thanks for the input everyone!
I needed a round-ish font that wasn't a windows default and it was the first I saw. Anyway, from your list, 135 is ok. I think I prefer the font from 170 though. Not so busy. Just tell that guy to add "I N J E C T O R S" in a fat tracking space below the main name.
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I am gonna side with y8s on the simplicity. Though I am not a graphoc designer.

The current script one gets some attention from the stance bros at the local meets though.
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The current script one gets some attention from the stance bros at the local meets though.


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and immediately dump anything with any kind of arc or circle bullshit.
This X1000000. That's all from me.
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I would like my design to be considered.



I think I should probably be compensated for this. The new slogan is a freebie, though.

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