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Things are still busy my end. Got a meeting today at my local government business advice centre. All I need to do then is get my company setup and I can start getting my teeth stuck in to other stuff. I've got a company name that I am happy enough with. All I need to do now is create a swizzy logo. I know this stuff doesn't really matter but it's the kind of thing that keeps me happy. The hardest part is finding a suitable font. To help me do this I've been looking at things like the new Abbey (National) logo and using What The Font?! to try and find the font used. No luck so far...

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  1. You might want to shop for some fonts. I've used FontDiner {Link} and the Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute {Link}

    Also, for a logo, you might want to have some professionals create one for you. I haven't used any of these, but they do have their portfolios on-line: Lunar Media {Link} Boston Web Design {Link} and Eden Creations {Link} They all look very professional and are bound to make a good first impression.

    Good luck on your quest!

  2. If you need ideas for creating a logo, read this article from before and after magazine: {Link}

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    • Jake
    • Thu 30 Oct 2003 09:26

    Thanks guys. I've actually found a font I like now - Albawing: {Link}

    Not sure whether to use professional logo people. Know how much they charge? Might just have a go at it myself. Can't be that hard ;o) ...

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    • Jim G
    • Thu 30 Oct 2003 09:58

    It may well pay you to have it done professionally at the outset. You will presumably also want some stationery - headed notepaper / business cards etc. If the logo you design isn't done with a Mac at sufficiently high resolution then you will have problems down the line. The other thing a professional will take it account is the print costs. Too many colours in your logo equals very expensive print - 2 colours only is the order of the day. You may however decide that you can get away with doing headed notepaper yourself and printing it on demand. Unless you have a colour laser it WILL look unprofessional. If you already have a colour laser then look at the driver options available - does the printer support form overlay or graphic based watermarks - if it does then you may be able to print your own headed notepaper from a professionally prepared PDF - I can explain more if you want. You know the email address.

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    • Ian B
    • Thu 30 Oct 2003 12:53

    There is an online business card service that will also design a logo for you for the price of an initial purchase. I'll see if I can drag it up...

  3. A list Apart this week has an atricle witth tips on starting a business. fontfreak.com offers thousands of free fonts.

    Good luck,


    • avatar
    • prawnFresh
    • Tue 11 Mar 2003 04:52

    Or why don't you tell us your new name and let us have a go at designing a logo for you!

    This is great because a) it's cheap b) allows you to get many-many great ideas c) allows you to put the logo to vote d) allows us to put it on our C.V's

    I personally wouldn't mind having a bash at your logo. I've done others.

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