Behind Closed Doors

by ColinTierney • Uploaded: Sep. 19 '11 - Gallerized: Dec. '11

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ColinTierney Sep. 19 '11

whoa that was fast mike. thank you!

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Type and Signs Sep. 19 '11

second .... !!!! now that's really nice !!!!

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nickhood Sep. 19 '11

This looks terrific, Colin!

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Agencija Sep. 19 '11

key with camera so good combination

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ColinTierney Sep. 19 '11

thank you both. always appreciate the comments.

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Sean Heisler Sep. 19 '11

Nice, Colin, nice job!

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ColinTierney Sep. 19 '11

thanks sean, i'm hoping she goes for this one.

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atomicvibe Sep. 20 '11

Awesome work, Colin. You nailed it. There's some really interesting depth to the symbolism you have going on. I love how the icon and type come together with shared graphic elements.**Actually, I just noticed something as I was typing this comment. Feel free to disregard this if you think it's simply crazy:**When I first looked at this mark, I immediately saw a face, but I tried to disregard this image after reading your description, and instead tried focusing on the individual elements and the symbolism therein.**But the longer I sit with it, the more the face comes back into view. And when I squint, something a bit disturbing happens: The entire icon takes on the appearance of a man's head. The swirls at the base of the camera become eyes%3B the female symbol becomes a nose%3B the swirled outer circle becomes a head of wild hair and facial hair. I don't know if anyone else will see this, but I keep seeing it, and considering the subject matter, it's kinda creepy.**If you see this at all, and think it might be problematic, I think this issue could be solved rather easily if you removed the swirls at the base of the camera. This would remove the %22eyes,%22 and, consequently, the face would instantly disappear.**Otherwise, I absolutely love what you've done here.

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contrast8 Sep. 20 '11

very clever:) looks very nice:)

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ColinTierney Sep. 20 '11

haha. i was waiting for someone to comment on 'the face.' yes, i noticed a tribal man immediately. i am going to try your suggestion and update this. thanks again jon.

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ColinTierney Sep. 20 '11

update. any better jon?

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pjmaster Sep. 20 '11

Nice concept Colin. My only suggestion is 2nd tag. I wouldn't go with a serif font. Some clean sans serif would be a good solution.

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ColinTierney Sep. 20 '11

i will take that into consideration jovan. thank you. my reasoning for a slab serif was to show a little contrast in the type.

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Atomicvibe Sep. 20 '11

The revision definitely takes care of the CreepFace effect. Nice update. **And I have no problem w/your slab serif type. I'm with you%3B I like the contrast.

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designtofeel Sep. 20 '11

I agree with pjmaster about the tagline. I think a serif (especially slab) is too complex and has a bit too much character to read well at this size.

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nathantrafford Sep. 20 '11

Cool mark. Not sold on the type yet. Seems a little in no-mans land right now. What I mean is that in spots you seem to be trying really hard to mimic the curls in the mark above it, but it is sporadic and doesn't mesh too well.*That R-S combo is beautiful. I would say to leave everything in the center clean, and then try and match the feel of the R-S on the far left 'B'. If you can do that and somehow get it to dip below the baseline like the RS, you could then have a line underneath the rest of the name that anchors the whole thing. Then the sub tag underneath it in (as others mentioned) a legible serif or slab.

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ColinTierney Sep. 20 '11

sam, nathan, i'm taking your suggestions into consideration. thank you both.

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ColinTierney Sep. 28 '11

updated. thanks for the crits everyone. i changed the tag to a serif instead of slab. i dropped the 'b' below the baseline and got rid of the curls in between.

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designtofeel Sep. 28 '11

Good updates, but I was talking about a sans-serif for the tagline. I just think that for type that small, a serif of any kind is a bit busy and detailed.

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atomicvibe Sep. 28 '11

But you put CreepFace back in! D:**And unlike Sam and others who posted in here, I was OK with the Slab Serif from before, but I think the Serif you have now is the wrong direction.

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ColinTierney Sep. 28 '11

oh man, that was a mistake. wow. okay. looks like i'm going backwards here. be back in a few.

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nathantrafford Sep. 28 '11

Agree about trying a sans for the tag line. **What if you did something like this for the first two letters:*http://imageshack.us/f/830/96605900.jpg/**Think it might mirror the right side nicely, and changing the E's to lowercase would give it that touch of character without going crazy.**Man i'm still in love with that RS at the end.

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ColinTierney Sep. 28 '11

jon, fixed it. sam, did it. nate, thinking about it...and i appreciate your time to draw that out for me. i think i'm just about there.

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LadyGrey Sep. 30 '11

Ah,ah! Very clever!

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ColinTierney Sep. 30 '11

hey thanks lady greydy.

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javaap Sep. 30 '11

This is really nice Colin! lovely line work!

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Artgeko Dec. 20 '11

Elegantly solved the photo-the theme of logo!

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balic Dec. 20 '11

Clever and nice mark!*

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Type and Signs Dec. 20 '11

Colin ... float and fav ... because that's great stuff ... !

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dan. Dec. 20 '11

nice work colin!

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shadzxiii Dec. 20 '11

Reminds me a lot a church cross %3D)

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ColinTierney Dec. 20 '11

thanks for all the comments everyone and thank you for the spot. nice update to the site, david.

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