Rough Draft of the Logo..

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by gunner69, Mar 12, 2010.

What do you think of the logo design...

Poll closed Apr 11, 2010.
  1. I like it.. It will be better once completed and colored in.

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  2. Ehh... It's ok but the pig freaks me out.

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  3. Nope, don't like it. Head back to the drawing board!

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  1. gunner69

    gunner69 Meat Mopper

    CRAP the last Poll option is supposed to be " Nope don't like it head back to the drawing board" Can a Mod help a brother out??

    So Rick did a bang up job on the rough draft of our logo but SWMBO has some concerns.. She has agreed to do some market testing locally and on the web to see if it's just her or not... .
  2. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like it, need a couple a teeth missin on the Scottsman, but it's mighty fine.
  3. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I like it!!! [​IMG]

    My wife is the same about pigs and how they are displayed in logos BUT this AINT NO PIG RESCUE GROUP now is it!?!?
  4. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Laddie-being a kilt wearer meownself as well as having several family lines trace back to the Highlands, it looks grand-grand indeed!! But what's with the horned helmet? is he a Scot or a Viking???? A glenngarry or a balmoral would be the better choice for headwear.
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dutch, what be the name a the hat that ressembles the overseas cap? I thin that would look good on that feller to.

    Now as fer a pig bein roasted, that be what he's fer! Problem is people wanna look at everthin as a pet, oh the cute pig, blah blah blah, he's food, look at em as such. I see a pig, I see pork chops, ribs, pork butt, ham, bacon. Look at a cow, steaks, roasts, fine burger. People wanna "Humanize" everthin, oh the poor cow just wan'ts ta live with it's family in harmony. Huh?

    Done rantin, got off track.

    I try a few different hats on that feller, I like it an gonna make a fine banner!
  7. gunner69

    gunner69 Meat Mopper

    All good advice and the reason I posted it up.. I need it to appeal to a broad audience.. The one common theme I am seeing though is that the orange color and the font itself is really hard to read so thats going to be a definite thing that we are going to have to remedy. Please keep the comments and thoughts coming.
  8. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tip, that would be the glengarry-the balmoral is a beret-shaped much like the berets that the US Army wears, except the cap badge on the balmoral is above the left temple and not above the left eye. I'll see if I can post up some pics.

    Gunner, if you'll PM me, I can give you a couple of websites that has a lot of different tartans on display. I'm thinking that the Stewart Royal (Red & Black) would stand out better than the orange.
  9. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, but it might be better if the pig were already dead.
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like it !
    My favorite part is that the pig is sweating. [​IMG]
    Maybe even a little more sweat???

  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like it but if you are going for the scottish theme then I would go with that head wear that Dutch is talking about. If you start out authentic you have to go all out authentic.
  12. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At the risk of catching a lot of flack, I'm going to be a nay sayer on this.

    If all you are doing is competition this would be fine, but I notice the catering part of the logo.

    You are looking at the general public with catering.

    First I think the color is OK, it's the font that is the problem and hard to read.

    Second you want to market a brand. I see two different names when I look at this. Who are you? The Smokin' Scott or the kilt and Que.

    Now for the pig; he looks like he's scared (I'll use the wording "to death" since my other term would won't print). It looks like you are roasting the poor little guy alive! This definitely will not go over well with the ladies.

    Is Haggis food?

    Just my 2 cents.
  13. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As far as pleasin everbody, in this here over politically correct society we be turnin inta, ya ain't never gonna win. If ya like it an ya got a good product go fer it. Them what don't like it ain't the type a folk ya wanna serve anywho.

    We got one complaint bout the name a our company, some gal said we was deaminain (Had ta look it up an still can't spell it) poor folk, lady I am what I am, poor folk an all. Everbody else loves the food an really don't care what show's on the banner when they got a full belly.

    Play with yer colors some, what are ya puttin this on? Shirts, what color, see what works, banners, what color again. Just try different thins an see what looks the best ta yer eye.

    Good luck.

    Thanks Dutch, couldn't think a them hat names fer nothin taday!
  14. I am a video producer/graphic designer, and overall there are some good points to the logo.
    But you really need to look at your font/color. The text is very hard to read.
    Try playing with fonts, and colors. Try putting a thin outline on the letter to make them pop more.
  15. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    I like it.
    super cool [​IMG]
  16. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gunner, here be a couple of pics of Highland headgear for you:



    The glengarry is worn mostly by members of Pipe bands while the balmoral is worn by everyone else. It is also common not wear any hat at all as it is a matter of personal choice.

    Here is a pic of me kilted up next to the lovely Ma Dutch. The hat is the balmoral with a diced band.

    I fixed your last poll question for you
  17. smokey bones

    smokey bones Fire Starter

    looks pretty good, the cartoons need to be more pronounced tho
  18. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok, so I bounced this of my wife, without prejudicing her;

    The font was hard to read.

    The pig should have is eyes closed or be dead.

    The Scottish guy was a little to barberick. Upon further questioning she thought it was the "horns" on his head.

    When asked if she would call for a caterer based off of this logo she said no. She said if the above were different that it might be eye catching.

    Hope this helps.

    I think you are on the right track, just a few modifications.
  19. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    looks great, just kill the pig!
  20. gunner69

    gunner69 Meat Mopper

    Clan MacRae here Dutch.. I've got the tartan already and I think the head gear is a must.. I'm gonna try and keep this active for awhile take the advie apply it to the logo and get a 2nd draft and see where that gets us.

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