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by firebrand • Uploaded: Nov. 19 '07 - Gallerized: Nov. '07

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Description: A wedding and custom portrait photographer. Symbolizes eternity/infinity.
As seen on: http://shaunsaxonblog.com

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logomotive Nov. 19 '07

sweet Roy. Suprising it reads Saxon so easily.

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nido Nov. 19 '07

this is very nice!.. & the great thing about it is that if you turn it upside down it reads UAXOS...

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lol

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Art Machine Nov. 19 '07

Wow, it has class, originality, distinctiveness and reads well. Beautiful piece.

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patdc Nov. 19 '07

WOW...very nice. great job.

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cobaltcow Nov. 19 '07

deserves a gallery place imo - lovely work!

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bkbdesign Nov. 19 '07

Really, very nice work. Love it.

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OcularInk Nov. 19 '07

Exactly what Art said. Couldn't have summed it up better myself.

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koodoz Nov. 19 '07

Very readable. Lovely.

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firebrand Nov. 20 '07

Thanks for the comments, guys.

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EightyEight Nov. 20 '07

I love it. Only downside is that it fails the 'squint' test. Then it looks like it says 'soon'.

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mokenke Nov. 20 '07

I find this beautiful and meaningful but I don't find it exactly easy to read.

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smartinup Nov. 20 '07

hold on... squint test? Is that the test done for all the aging baby boomers that want all type at least 17pt?

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OcularInk Nov. 20 '07

Squint test? How does this change when you squint? I see no failure with this one.

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nido Nov. 20 '07

also fails the sound test too...

*sigh

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degro Nov. 20 '07

I find it really clever, too, but I read SOON at a first glance. I only read saxon when I saw the description.
beautiful anyway.

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influxes Nov. 20 '07

Beautiful! This goes straight into my favs...

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LSF Nov. 20 '07

very elegant, luv it!

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chanpion Nov. 20 '07

I'm sorry, not smelling anything...hang on....nup...definitely not smelling anything too 'SOON'.

Yes, its failed every sensory test folks ;-)

btw, great type logo Roy.

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firebrand Nov. 21 '07

Haha, these comments are almost as funny as the WillCOCK ones. Thanks for the feedback.

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ryantoyota Nov. 22 '07

This rocks. I read it as Saxon at first, then was unsure, then was pretty sure it was Saxon. I think it totally comes across. Sweet work.

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AlexWende Nov. 23 '07

I like the idea/simbolism behind that & the execution as well! I just read saxon, so the readabillity is good to me.

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MurtenSaerbi Nov. 24 '07

I like it, although I didn't read "saxon" right away.

I don't know if this is "my problem" but I'm not a native english speaker, maybe saxon is a word I don't know?

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EightyEight Nov. 26 '07

A 'squint test' is a quick way of determining legibility from distance. It's nothing to do with people with bad eyesight.

If it's on a shop front and people read it as 'soon', then surely it has failed as a logo. That's why consumer groups get to test logos out.

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nido Nov. 26 '07

LOL!.. thats gotta be the funniest thing i ever heard!.. a squint test!.. hows about a 'run by test' where someone runs by the logo really fast!... you know.. to see what it may look like while driving past said shop front.. or on a bike... hows about the 'run by while squinting test'... for those driving at a distance!

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firebrand Nov. 26 '07

@ nido, you're a tonic round here. You should be in stand up mate. lol!

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EightyEight Nov. 26 '07

That's the funniest thing you've ever heard? You should get out more. It's just a test. And yeah, I do think a sign needs to be legible when people drive and run past.

So you think a logo that people can't read and see the brand name is good, do you? I have never heard of a client who doesn't want their brand name to be legible before.

I guess I'm not a style over substance person.

It's funny how quick people are to knock something. I was just offering an opinion. I like the logo.

And Firebrand, what a child you are. It was very funny of you to look at one of my logos and mention the squint test. I apologise for not sticking my tongue up your bum like everyone else, but throwing your rattle out of the pram because I didn't join in is pathetic.

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OcularInk Nov. 26 '07

Whether it fails the 'squint test' or not, it's still memorable. Every time I see this in the gallery, I automatically think 'Saxon'.

P.S. My Grandmother saw this on Thanksgiving and knew what it said right away...and her vision ain't too great. So, I'd say this passes the 'squint test'.

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firebrand Nov. 26 '07

@ Ocular: That's good enough for me. Thanks, mate.

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nido Nov. 26 '07

get her to do the running thing mate!.. get her to do it!!!

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OcularInk Nov. 26 '07

Ah, peace and harmony.

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OcularInk Nov. 26 '07

@ nido : LOL!! I'll post it on YouTube.

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behzad Nov. 28 '07

Very Nice, Elegant and Elaborate.

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Areadesign Nov. 28 '07

totally readable and pure. Perfect.

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firebrand Jan. 09 '08

Thanks bonoos and everyone for the feedback. HNY.

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mo Mar. 17 '08

Briiliant. Reads very easy

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wilsonink Apr. 19 '08

i read "sabn" at first, saxon later.

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grubedoo Apr. 22 '08

This logo shows a deft handling of stroke weight, shape and form. Excellent work.

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pixelcraft Aug. 11 '08

really nice logotype.

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firebrand Aug. 11 '08

Thanks, pixelcraft, grubedoo, wilsonink and mo :)

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Kokolynee Aug. 22 '08

This is so great, probably the best treatment of lettering I've seen.

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firebrand Aug. 26 '08

Thanks Kokolynee! :)

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firebrand Sep. 26 '08

I'm pleased to say that Catherine Fishel of Logo Lounge recently interviewed me and has written an article about the development this logo. All being well, it should feature in book 5.

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fogra Sep. 26 '08

That's great to hear. Well done Roy :)

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firebrand Sep. 26 '08

Fab, Sean, Mike. Thanks for the support, guys! :)

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kozlov Oct. 11 '08

great use of typography. This one definatelly shines upon others, true gem in logotypes

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nickosma Oct. 30 '08

lost for words, great

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davidairey Nov. 25 '08

I've been MIA from LogoPond for a while, hence the late compliment.

I like it a lot.

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firebrand Nov. 25 '08

Thanks, David. I've sent you an email.

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cerise Nov. 25 '08

Hey Roy I actually favourited this ages ago and only today have floated it that must mean that I was so excited when I saw it first saw it...inspirational stuff.

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Type08 Nov. 25 '08

LATEFLOAT! This could work like a brand... Hmmm... Nice job, Roy!

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yummie Dec. 16 '08


iLuv!
excellent work.

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2creativo Apr. 06 '09

Gooooooood wok,
Very accurate.

I like it!

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firebrand Apr. 20 '09

jerron and 2creativo... thanks!

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firebrand Oct. 01 '09

@farmill: Seriously? Same word. Same ambigram out of axo. Same colours.

This has got to stop, David.

http://brandstack.com/logos/details/9497

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nido Oct. 01 '09

I agree... Brandstack should be banned from LP...

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OcularInk Oct. 01 '09

Holy crap!! That's it. I'm done with Brandstack. Removing my logos now.

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logomotive Oct. 01 '09

I agree, At one time I actually thought it was a good idea with unused designs, but now they are taking anything and everything with no respect to the industry or other designers work at all. I am no longer a member of BS.

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OcularInk Oct. 01 '09

Completely agree with you, Mike. I've removed all of my logos from BS.

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firebrand Oct. 01 '09

Thanks for your support guys. It's gone too far now what with this and Gareth's Thoppai logo flagged up just today.

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firebrand Oct. 01 '09

@Ocularink and @logomotive I don't blame you at all. I've noticed that you've been uncomfortable with it for some time. It has it's place but not here.

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itsgareth Oct. 01 '09

I agree with you all. And what these Blandcacker's need to realise is that they are not just ripping the work of designers but also stealing the identity's of our clients businesses. Nido hit the nail on the head for the first time ever, but what can you do eh? It's either that or not post work on LP anymore...

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nido Oct. 01 '09

let's see who's interested first... "here ya go":http://logopond.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3576

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logomotive Oct. 01 '09

Roy, have you contacted BS yet?

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eziemac Oct. 01 '09

I'm with Kev, Roy, Nido and Mike on this, i'm going to remove my logos from Brandstack. There has been so many logos in the 'View All' page that have made me bash my head off my keyboard. Hope logopond doesn't lose the respect it deserves due to the creation of logos which consist of combining two random words together.

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OcularInk Oct. 01 '09

Glad to see so many people taking a stand. Guess we're all fed up!!

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fogra Oct. 01 '09

Enough is enough!

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Alessandro Mingione Jan. 06 '10

One of my favourite in your gallery!

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firebrand Jan. 07 '10

Thank you, Alessandro.

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JF Jan. 07 '10

Fantastic work.

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JoePrince Jan. 15 '10

I'd like to see this in Club 100 Roy. What can we do to make that happen? :)

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firebrand Jan. 18 '10

Cheers all. Thanks for the gentle nudge, Joe.

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n8 Mar. 07 '10

very nice, I really like this one!
-N8

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JoePrince Oct. 15 '10

Am I allowed to float this again?

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EricLarson Aug. 31 '11

I read this as saxon, just like it suppose too. Great job.

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