Lone Star Olive Oil Ranch

by Mikeymike • Uploaded: Feb. 16 '11
Gallerized Feb. '11 0b2e275fc2327ba301761ea9e1706e5e.png

Description: WIP_1
Texas Olive grower. wants something with the feel of Texas, but with some class.
Would love some feed back. thanks.

Status: Work in progress

Commenting: Actively seeking critiques

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Sean Heisler said on Feb. 16 '11

Very cool, Mike. Love the star/pimento idea but there might be a perspective and shading thing there that you might work out. The pimento seems detached. I know it's a WIP, my 2 cents. Neat mark and idea.

contrast8 said on Feb. 16 '11

it looks realy good, very well executed..But i am starting to feel that i am becoming not a fan of theese rounded, old feel logos, because recently appeared them too much and they are comming:) this is just my opinion, but not looking to that this one looks great!:)

Mikeymike said on Feb. 16 '11

Hey, Sean, I hear yeah on the perspective. still needs some work. Just flushing out some ideas for now. thanks, bud.
Deividas, agree with a lot of old school seal, crest approaches lately. But I thought it fit here because the intent was also to use as a bottle label. Thanks for the nice comment. cheers.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

Thanks for the floats everyone.

nido said on Feb. 17 '11

right now the star looks as though it's sitting on top of the olive... anyway to create it so that is has a "attempting to pop out" look.. so coming out from within?.. so the star shape is cut on the olive.. but the pimento is extruding?

nido said on Feb. 17 '11

I don't know if that made any sense...


Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

Yeah, I see what you mean, and I am working on that very thing along with the perspective. (which needs work also.)Thanks for the comment. I'll re-post as i think I am getting closer.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

thanks Nido.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

UPDATED. Straighten out the olive and tried to give the pimento more of feel of being inside the olive itself. getting closer?

JoePrince said on Feb. 17 '11

Much better like this Mikey!

Type08 said on Feb. 17 '11

Yah nailed it Mikey! Bomb! Maybe more olive-ish color for the enclosure (not it's maybe more army-ish) but pure greatness-ish all around-ish!

Type08 said on Feb. 17 '11

Yah nailed it Mikey! Bomb! Maybe more olive-ish color for the enclosure (NOW it's maybe more army-ish) but pure greatness-ish all around-ish!

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

Thanks, Joe.
Alen, yeah I may look at that. I just thought the background colors made the olive stick out more. ,But I'll take a closer look. Thanks guys.

megashred13 said on Feb. 17 '11

awesome improvement! this is much better...

nido said on Feb. 17 '11

Wow yeah... very nice... Maybe you could dull out the olive slightly to match the encloser rather than the other way?... the enclosure colour is very appealing... or maybe you can tell us all to get stuffed now... either way, good stuff.

Sean Heisler said on Feb. 17 '11

There you go. Makes much more sense having the olive centered given the symmetrical design. Nice job, Mikey.

Sean Heisler said on Feb. 17 '11

Agree with Nido, the olive is a bit bright.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

Alen, Sean, Nido thanks for all the suggestions. Still toying with all. Thanks big time though.

jerron said on Feb. 17 '11

Looks good, ship it.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

:) thanks, Jerron.

jurcek said on Feb. 17 '11

niiice :)

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

Thanks for the comment, Jurcek.

13mu said on Feb. 17 '11


Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

Thanks, 13mu. yeah I think its getting closer, with a little help from my friends. :)

logoboom said on Feb. 17 '11

Brilliantly simple idea. You nailed the "texas feel but with class". Very clever.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

thanks for the nice comments, Agencija and Mr. Boom. (aka. Glen) much appreciated.

wizemark said on Feb. 17 '11

Awesome stuff, Mikey..

cerise said on Feb. 17 '11

much better now

Hayes Image said on Feb. 17 '11

Olive Oil aye...This is slick work :)

Tømme said on Feb. 17 '11

Didn't see the previous version, but this is great

Tømme said on Feb. 17 '11

Didn't see the previous version, but this is great

danieltaborda said on Feb. 17 '11

Wonderful logo! Congrats. Maybe "Lone Star" kerning needs work.

lecart said on Feb. 17 '11

that's a beauty, man

Mikeymike said on Feb. 17 '11

woah gallery. didn't see that coming. thanks for all the input, really helped. and thanks for the nice comments everyone.

sbdesign said on Feb. 17 '11

i don't know what this. Mike, sorry

wizmaya said on Feb. 17 '11

This works well. Nicely done!

outlander said on Feb. 17 '11

Great work buddy :)

lumo said on Feb. 17 '11

Really feelin this one. Great job!

hamidos said on Feb. 17 '11

nice work Mikeymike..

richardbaird said on Feb. 17 '11

Fantastic final result!

ahmetbarin said on Feb. 18 '11

Nice type great !

krainiac said on Feb. 18 '11

I don't care for olives much, but this is quite tasty. All the details really pull this logo together.

vernics said on Feb. 18 '11

Dig the overall feel of the logo! Awesome stuff!

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alterego said on Feb. 18 '11

Mikey... you rocked :)

Rokac said on Feb. 18 '11

^you rocked indeed;) sweet stuff buddy!

milou said on Feb. 18 '11

Wow Mike, I've seen your progress on this one and I must admit it was a joy to watch, now it's perfect.

sean heisler said on Feb. 18 '11

Yeah, I keep coming back to look at it, it's so tight and complete now after seeing it evolve. Really nailed it, love the detailing and construction of it. Really nice mark, Mike.

josephblalock said on Feb. 18 '11

Great idea with the star/pimento!

Mikeymike said on Feb. 18 '11

wow. overwhelmed on the nice compliments. Thanks to everyone for the kind words of encouragement. Really appreciate it. cheers.

sdijock said on Feb. 18 '11

Nicely done! Love the star shape in the olive - clever as hell.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 18 '11

thanks, Steve.

logomotive said on Feb. 18 '11

Much better Mikey, looks Great Hope they like it.

tdf said on Feb. 20 '11

Great execution and cute idea, but 'olive oil' olives have pimentos....

Mikeymike said on Feb. 21 '11

Thanks, Mike. Yeah they are looking seriously at it, We'll see.
tdf, interesting you bring that up. the client is also a bit concerned on the pimento, and the edible olive look and feel. They do only sell the olive oil, but they wanted to make sure people knew their olives were grown in Texas. I thought the star pimento would give that instant Texas connection for the consumer. And because this was going to be on the actual olive oil container, it worked as a strong Texas olive icon for their product. But maybe it could be misleading. But as a iconic, consumer driven symbol I thought it worked just fine. love to hear anyone's thoughts.

52 week highs said on Feb. 21 '11

Love this design. The use of the star within the olive is perfect.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 22 '11

Thanks, 52!

Buckeye Football said on Feb. 25 '11

I agree that the olive is excellent.

Mikeymike said on Feb. 27 '11

thanks Ohio State. :)

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