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Great Smoky Mountain

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Sorry this one took awhile,

But here is a National Park version of the logos I've been working up.

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j.o.y's picture
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Oooooh you're in my neck of the woods now. =) Love this. Liking the colors. But just a suggestion- the bears are very associated with the Smokies. Here the bears are so little, and the band at the bottom is kind of empty. Do you think it would benefit by putting the bear(s) silhouettes into that area??? Just a thought. Great work on all of these.

ErinsSonicYouth's picture
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I thought about it, but I also wanted something in the silhouettes that would be consistent for all the National Park versions. Maybe I could just make the bears a tad more noticeable.

unterm rad's picture
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This is my favorite so far. Great composition, color, balanced form. Well done.

I didn't even notice the bears until I wondered what you two were taking about and looked closer. Yeah, they ought to be more prominent if they're going to be there at all. Not sure if they should go in the center band or just make them larger where they are?

I thought maybe more than one star, you could try to three or five, following the arc upward on either side.

But this is damn good so far.

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Should the cliff/mountain that that bears are on be in front of the path?

Just a thought, not quite sure if its right though.

Long time lurker here, just now thought id create and account and hopefully be posting/commenting on posts a bit.

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I've been following these logos/tees graphic for a while and I must say I'm liking where they are going ;)

Since the beginning, I thought that the whole thing should look like it's comprised into a global shape, so both left and right sides don't end abruptly into nothing. See what I mean? I like that the whole thing looks like it's a ribbed vault. You should push this idea further.

See the green part behind the bears, cut in half oy the river/path? It's left and right sides are a bit empty, as they've been cut off. Add a a few trees to get some relief and texture in there.

Anyhoo, this is going in the right direction for me. May I'm not a fan of the two obviously duplicated trees in the lower part. And I even thought you could remove that part between the word mar and the symbol altogether. And then have "great smoky" warped around the lower curve of said symbol.

Keep up the good work Erin!

ErinsSonicYouth's picture
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This one was kind of tough, as the Great Smoky's don't necessarily have a peak or any distinguishing landmarks. They genuinely look like a typical mountain scape land photo, such as the one I'm attaching.

I already went ahead and made the bears bigger so that they are more noticeable. The double trees I'm okay with, they're a distinguishing tree from the official National Parks logo, and I'll be using them consistently with all the versions of the National Park graphics I'm doing.

Shawali, I'll try adding some trees to the edges just to add a little bit of razor texture.

I'm keeping all typography consistent throughout the collection, that way they stay minimal while the graphic is the park that catches your eye.

ErinsSonicYouth's picture
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Here's that money shot another commenter asked for in a previous critique as well.

M@'s picture
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Smashed it!!

They look so good altogether. Great work on all of them, the hard work has paid off :D

ErinsSonicYouth's picture
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These new colors are giving me a lil chubby though. I'm actually excited to see how this one turns out.

shanuea's picture
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Total eye candy. This is really great work.

One small thing. The gap between the illustration and the base is a corner on all but one.. Maybe you could make that a corner rather than curved for continuity sake.

ErinsSonicYouth's picture
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There will be other rounded ones in the National Park portion of the collection. I see what you mean for now, but I will be adding more rounded versions.

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