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Christopher Lyle
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Hey Everyone...

So as you know, I've been working to develop a new logo. I have taken many things that you have said to heart and we're now at the digital stage. Please take a look at these drafts and tell me what you like, what you don't like, etc.

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My thanks also to Chance Wolf who really helped kick this design into high gear! It's not done yet (obviously) but any thoughts (good and bad) are appreciated!
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magicone
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I'd want the rabbit less fierce Smile just my preference. Other than that the graphics are great!
Jay Ward
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I love sample one. I think people will get the "rabbit turned on the magician", don't think he's too fierce. Love the hat on your name.
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I like sample one also. To me a lot cleaner with the bottom lettering.

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I like sample one the best. I also think the bunny should be less fierce.
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I like the idea also of the rabbit turning on you but I still worry about the mean looking rabbit. How about a mischievous rabbit...arms crossed, facial expressions, etc., to show see I told you I would get even.

I was always told to make signs and such so they can be read at 35 miles an hour. I think the same can hold true for logos. Too much detail is lost. the lettering on Balloon fun is very hard to read.

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I like the first one!

I still like evil Bunny.

I think the ballons are a little confusing. I didn't realise that was a dog until I saw the coloured in version

Scott sure earns his money.
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I like the first one too
Christopher Lyle
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What do you think now?


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Much better. The rabbit still worries me.

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Very nice Christopher! I also think it might be better to have the rabbit be a little more friendly-looking. Then again, maybe the kids will never ask to pet your rabbit! LOL

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I don't like the idea of showing a card up your sleeve, and I also believe the bunny should be softened up a little Smile

Fantasic design though.

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On 2011-09-23 11:04, barmybella wrote:
I also believe the bunny should be softened up a little


Try lenor!
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I would keep the original font and all red coloring of sample one. As Richard said, to be read at 35 mph. I saw a car yesterday with the back window advertising his business. The "metal magician" for restoring metal. He had this really fancy font which was REALLY hard to read. Keep the reading easy! You don't need the cards or wand, either.
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I think if you losse the rings, balloon dog (it really is unlikely anyone will realise what that is), the card up the sleeve, and the magic wand underneath, it will be much better. I think kids will find the evil rabbit funny.
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Why is there an angry bunny there? If you do teen shows, it might be funny, but the rest of your logo suggests you're going for little kids. Get rid of the mad bunny. It's still a very, very busy logo, you've got so much going on, I don't even know what your target market is. Simplify.
(I'm not saying you can't keep the angry rabbit and still be successful, I'm just saying that traditionally, colorful, animated characters have been successfully used with smiles and other cartoon expressions, but non commonly angry, rabid looks! What was the last Disney movie or Pixar film to have a scary-looking, rabid side-kick as part of it's marketing logo?

Also, why do you list Magic, Comedy, Fun, and Balloons? You're combining services you offer (Magic and Balloons), with what you bring (fun) with your style (comedy). Don't tell people you're fun, any magician can put that, let your logo reflect that. Right now your logo just reflects a very un-focused target market.

Generic terms like "fun" and "comedy" and "magic" don't tell me anything about you. How about "Comedy Magician for Kids!" Or maybe "Death-Defying Magic with a comedy twist!" Get me excited about YOUR show, don't list generic terms that every magician and their dog uses. What makes Chris Lyle different?

Getting a new logo is very exciting, but the excitement sometimes overshadows the whole point of a logo. I suggest you do some thinking about your target market, decide which direction you really want to go, refine your logo to reflect that, and then SIMPLIFY!

The art works looks great, keep refining and you'll end with something that will serve you well!

Best Wishes!
Christopher Lyle
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Thanks everyone for your feedback...

The point of the rabbit is to show that he has turned on Magician (Magician in Trouble) as he does during my show.

This is not a real rabbit...this is the Rabbid prop and in my show, his name is Dexter:

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The first drafts of the rabbit were very scary and so he was soften up quite a bit. But the idea is that he doesn't have that "playful" look. The image of Dexter in the logo seems to be hit or miss with Magi...some love him and some don't. I have shown some non-magicians this image and they think it's funny looking that the rabbit has turned on me.

Anyhow...I agree with what everyone else has said about the rest of it and this is the FINAL end result. Logo is now done...

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Christopher Lyle
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Again...some find it busy...some think it's interesting. I tend to think it will make folks look at it to see what all they can pick out...
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Wes Holly
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Chris, first glance is great. I do hope you are enlisting the services of a marketing specialist to give it a look. Graphic designers and fellow performers are great, but a marketing person would come at it with a different point of view.

You don't perform with a hat on. Why do you want a hat in the logo? If you're going to say that you use it in the show, that's not a great reason. It's the one thing that draws the eye away form the center of the action. I could do without the curved wand.

Will you be having different versions created for different sizes? The smaller you get the less "stuff" you want in the design as it will become too crowded.

Show this around to people who don't know you or what you do. Listen and give thought to their responses.
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Christopher Lyle
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Hi Wes....

I'm having him do one with and without the hat. I don't wear the hat in my show, but it does play a very big role so I wanted it in the logo.
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