Turabex

by Type08 • Uploaded: Mar. 26 '10

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Description: Logo for the online financial magazine, agency is based in UAE. They often use TBX as a shorter name version so I used Arabic calligraphy style to incorporate TBX and a desert falcon in the mark. We also balanced the tag line with the TBX term, "Towards Better Forex". Logo is featured in a few books on logo design.
As seen on: www.turabex.com
Status: Client work
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Tags: east banking bank exchange
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alterego Mar. 26 '10

hot logo went to hot place !!!

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Type08 Mar. 26 '10

That's right! Thanks mate!

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Mikeymike Mar. 26 '10

has a real nice flow about it. nice.

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nido Mar. 26 '10

although that may not actually say anything in arabic some of the shapes resemble arabic letters... I would look into the possibility that you may (or may not) be offending someone... my first reaction to this as if i was an arab may be %22what the hell does that say!?!?%22... just a thought...

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Type08 Mar. 26 '10

Thanks Nido, I am richer for %24100 now! O wait, not exactly, because I made a bet with myself, but I won %3B) I knew that you're going to comment on this and I put another %24100 that it will be a negative one... Wait, that makes me %24200 richer, with the money I already had! First of all, mate, read the description once again, and second of all, didn't it occur to you that, since the logo is in use as you may see by the link added here, client maybe likes it and doesn't find it offensive at all? So if the people sitting in UAE love their new visual identity how come that a guy all over from London had to say something? My idea would be, it's just 'you and me', from day one, right? Yeah, it's just 'you and me'...*

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Type08 Mar. 26 '10

Anthony, his entire stand here is fake, because I didn't see him jumping out of the bush when someone posted that symbol of Australia shaped like a pig snout the other day? That's not offensive, huh? And that one was deliberately 'funny' and we are talking here a serious solution for a serious project (as Glen would say, appropriate). But hey, this includes Arabic calligraphy... So much about that...

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nido Mar. 26 '10

wow type08 its like the words you type are in english... but collectively... its completely foreign!... I had to read it three times to make any sense!... im not sure it did though.**so you had a bet with yourself and won huh?... imagine the horror had you lost!!! you would have been %24100 poorer because you would have given yourself %24100!... what tosh!... in addition... I dont think ive ever commented on anything you have ever done, good or bad (I may be wrong but I dont recall anything that left an impression for sure) so why on earth would you be betting yourself I would comment negative on this?.. very strange?**but my comment was neither positive nor %22negative%22... simply a heads-up... but if you're not a big enough boy to see that and deal with it maturely then that dont say too much about you does it now... the client liked it, i saw the link, i too like the mark, it is very nice... but i dont know if your clients are Arab or not (UAE is loaded with ex-pats) %26 they may not know any better either %26 simply accepted something that looked %22nice%22.. if you had simply said %22i did my research, and its all cool%22 then that would have been cool. I had a project where I used Chinese characters all blazay and ended up spelling something offensive, so im just trying to help you out from experience... **as for how %22a guy all over from London (im not from London... let alone all over it...???) saying something%22 makes any difference than a guy all over Croatia %22doing something%22... beats the hell outa me!... but for your information I am (and have been for a while now) studying Arabic... so it is only natural I would comment on this... from personal interest.**and as for %22his entire stand here is fake, because I didn't see him jumping out of the bush when someone posted that symbol of Australia shaped like a pig snout the other day? That's not offensive, huh?%22 ...many things wrong with that... namely... I dont hang out in bushes (serious %3B) I never saw Australia shaped like a pig snout.. what the hells that???... oh... %26 finally... im not making a %22stand%22... stand for what?... do you even know what you're talking about half the time? *

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nido Mar. 26 '10

... and lol.. as for AnthonyLane... he's fast coming across as a little attention seeker... the dude is stalking me... i think he's fixated with me!

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Type08 Mar. 26 '10

Cool down bwoy, I did my research... Of course... Feel free NOT to comment any of my work I post in the future... Thanks...

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nido Mar. 26 '10

%22Feel free NOT to comment any of my work I post in the future... Thanks...%22**ok... its not that good anyway... lol

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plantingseeds Mar. 26 '10

I really like the lines of the bird and how it seems to be tilting it's neck. The 'X' is throwing me off a little and won't it mess up legibility at smaller sizes? Same with the tag-line being very small.

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brandsimplicity Mar. 26 '10

Great design bro! Has a really nice feel to it.

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sbj Mar. 28 '10

really cool mark alen...

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Rokac Mar. 28 '10

%5EYep, looks cool Alen.

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Type08 Mar. 29 '10

Alan, Colm, Fabianno, Gary, Saurabh and Rocky, thanks a lot people!

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Chad Sanderson Mar. 30 '10

Looks great Mr. 8! I also really like how the type kind stand on its on, if necessary. The x/arrow is a nice touch. (Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me.)

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Type08 Mar. 30 '10

Thanks, Mr.Sanderson! :) And yes, that was the idea, to have an option of promoting the magazine globally using the entire logo or the logotype part only.

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Type08 Apr. 17 '10

Logo of the day (Apr 17 2010) at www.logofromdreams.com

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Type08 Apr. 20 '10

Featured now at www.designed.nu

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milou Apr. 20 '10

The force is really strong in you (:

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Type08 Apr. 21 '10

Good feeling the force it is my Padawan! :)

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kaimere Apr. 22 '10

small question ... is there an arabic version of this ?

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Type08 Apr. 22 '10

So after all you didn't take my comment like a man, heh?

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kaimere Apr. 22 '10

and your answering like a woman ?

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kaimere Apr. 22 '10

im suprised you take my comment negatively when you havent ascertained my point

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Type08 Apr. 22 '10

Nah, it's just the fact that you never comment on my work and now suddenly, shortly after the earlier convo we had, you pull this one out. It just reminded me on that preschool sandbox level, 'my father is bigger then yours' type of bull... *There's no other versions of this logo, what you see is what you get here, already explained all that in the comments above and no need to repeat myself.

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nido Apr. 22 '10

hey ike... you won that %24100 bet then mate %3B)

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kaimere Apr. 22 '10

Ok Typ o... since you commented on mine i thought i would return the favour ... and to be honest i decided not to comment esp. with your lack of listening to opinions .... when you decide to conduct yourself like a grown up and perhaps put your toys back in the pram ill continue ... no wait Ill leave the constructive point till the end cause what suprises me about quite a few people on the site is that you tend to think you're the authority on logo design you have an opinion and should someone not listen then its wrong but anyway another story. **Yes you have an opinion and once you decide to re read what i wrote ... there is no malice or ill will in my return comments to yours especially to provoke your obvious lack of some form of masculinity ..... now the constructive point **Bearing in mind that you have a english logo on a predominately arabic site so much as far to say 99%25 MY QUESTION was why is the logo not in arabic .... i searched for the english button on the site but couldnt find .... which is where i would expect to find this version ... and in truth you might have been able to customise your font for the arabic and had two version ... wait are you managing to keep up with me ... **Now before you say ... its so i can see what it is ... your bounce rate of English people is gonna be high cause they cant read jack else .... **But now ill go to the critique actually i wasted enough time on pointing out something which any basic designer would have thought of and implemented but SINCE YOU are happy with your result and, what some people think here lately is less important, your client is happy as well ... then im happy for ya dude ... **aS FOR repeating yourself .... ummm my point actually wasnt addressed ... **Dont worry trust me i wont waste my time commenting on your sand pit again ... peace out ... enjoy ya dolla bills *

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nido Apr. 22 '10

*what suprises me about quite a few people on the site is that you tend to think you're the authority on logo design you have an opinion and should someone not listen then its wrong*

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nido Apr. 22 '10

%5Ethought that needed to be repeated... incase anyone missed it the first time.... in bold... **well said (M)ike...

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nido Apr. 22 '10

...oh... %26 i can comment wherever I feel... **seeee :D

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Type08 Apr. 22 '10

Yeah, I can see that.

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nido Apr. 23 '10

can you also see type08 then.. that although there may be some newbies on here that think your all %22wow%22 and that gets you all giddy.. in fact... your not %22wow%22 at all, certainly not how your little sissy fits would suggest... your simply an ok designer, nothing more... and/but you allow your ego to get in the way (not a deserved ego either)... twice now.. yes *twice* ...on this logo alone, comments have been made.. neither of them negative.. but both you ignored... and both times reacted like a little child... **its not personal... but your getting a little above your station... you may feel (your undeserved ego anyway) that its best to red flag this one.. (dont want those newbies catching on huh?).. but i hope at the very least you learn something for yourself...

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Type08 Apr. 23 '10

What up Bimota? Give it a rest, it's boring, man...

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sbj Apr. 23 '10

cool guys... *i think everyone has right to present his opinion %26 also other has right to reply him or not.*I really dont like these fights on pond, it is a good place to come n learn. if u dont like just dont comment or do a healthy conversation.*this is my very personal view, nothing bad for anyone.**as there r few questions about newbies on pond, i simply want to say alen is always supportive %26 gave worth comments to improve. sum times %26 sum time - too.*%26 i m talking on real facts. there r others as well who r also willing to help %26 i appreciate them.**at least he n they r better than others who r behaving like mute.**

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JoePrince Apr. 23 '10

Alen, I dig it. That's all :)

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Type08 Apr. 23 '10

Saurabh and Joe, thanks a lot fellaz! I appreciate it!

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LadyGrey Jan. 03 '11

Wonderful sign - It cheers me up

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Type08 Jan. 05 '11

Fabian and Lady Grey, thank you both!

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