Harness Racing Victoria

by cerise • Uploaded: Apr. 30 '08
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Description: Updated smaller text

Status: Client work

Commenting: Not seeking critique

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cobaltcow said on Apr. 30 '08

nice use of colour - however i feel that the image and text are not balanced (maybe a little bottom-heavy).

cerise said on May. 01 '08

Thanks for that, I appreciate any constructive feedback with a dash of positive feedback.

OcularInk said on May. 04 '08

I agree with cobalt. The mark has great style and colors, but I'm having a hard time relating the mark with the type.

grubedoo said on May. 04 '08

The mark is very interesting and beautifully illustrated. The type fights with the mark.

ahab said on May. 04 '08

great mark.

cerise said on May. 04 '08

Thanks for the comments, the type is not finalised as yet so I'll take those comments on board with a revised logo soon, Regards Cerise

logomotive said on May. 04 '08

Ditto in regards to the type. Love the mark though.

bai said on May. 04 '08

Great mark :)

rambal said on May. 06 '08

excellent mark

cerise said on May. 06 '08

Thanks, hopefully they'll use it the text is going to change

Respiro said on May. 06 '08

Unique & impressive! Congrats!

sandhya said on May. 06 '08

I like the style of the image, but the type needs work. I guess you already realize it :) Good luck convincing the client!

cerise said on May. 06 '08

Thanks people.

designnectar said on May. 08 '08

you won the race....excellent

Darrel said on May. 18 '08

Nice mark. Type could work...shrink it by half and space it out a bit.

cerise said on May. 18 '08

Thanks Darrel I'm working on it at the moment, the name will eventually be shorter so that will be easier

logotivity said on Jun. 12 '08

it's def a cool mark, but what is with you and horses.. :)

cerise said on Jun. 12 '08

I work as the only designer at Harness Racing Victoria, so I use Logopond to learn from the champs.

borinagge said on Jul. 14 '08


hindmarshdesign said on Jul. 14 '08

Love it. nothing costructive to say. I just love it.

cerise said on Jul. 14 '08

to borinagge and hindmarchdesign Thankyou very much

solege said on Aug. 08 '08

Love it.

cerise said on Aug. 09 '08

Thanks Solege

iwanrmpl said on Aug. 26 '08

love mark type....love this...cool

cerise said on Aug. 26 '08

Thanks iwanrmpl

revolvedesign said on Oct. 28 '08

I really like this design, however... as for the colours, I am not liking the gradient, as I have a very strong feeling it is one of the default (radial) ones in illustrator. But other than that, really nice work IMO :D

cerise said on Oct. 28 '08

@ revolvedesign - Thanks, the colours are slightly different than the default gradient, (I know the ones you mean though).

cerise said on Oct. 28 '08

I stand for no default fonts or colours (except black and white)

revolvedesign said on Oct. 28 '08

Right there with ya ;) lol

hipcheck said on Nov. 14 '08


cerise said on Nov. 15 '08

Thanks hipcheck appreciated

insomnisdesign said on Nov. 17 '08

Nice work cerise.. good to see another kiwi on here!

cerise said on Nov. 17 '08


Where are you from in NZ?
I am originally from Inver-Vegas.......Now I live in Geelong.

INSOMNISDESIGN said on Nov. 20 '08

Hey.. originally from west Auckland but moved around a bit - living in Taupo. Those Aussie summers are tempting!

cerise said on Nov. 20 '08

Somewhere-near-Taupo aye (nice part of the World there mate)

THEArtistT said on Nov. 28 '08

Best design in your showcase so far. I don't know why I passed it by before. As a designer for a very specific industry, it must be hard coming up with new design treatments for essentially the same subject over and over. You're doing a spectacular job.

cerise said on Nov. 29 '08

Thanks Trish

cerise said on Nov. 30 '08

Cheers Dalius

lundeja said on Jan. 08 '09

First time I've seen this and wow I don't know how I missed it. You earn my highly sought after "delicious" label on this one.

cerise said on Jan. 11 '09

Thanks Luneja :)

robin21 said on Jan. 26 '09

Very nice! Really gives back the impression of momentum.

cerise said on Jan. 26 '09

Glad you like it, I was trying to convey momentum so thanks.

logomotive said on Jan. 27 '09


cerise said on Jan. 27 '09

Hey man thanks

Mason Roberts said on Mar. 02 '09

Perhaps a script font would help? Or maybe your own handwritten style vectorized??

cerise said on Mar. 03 '09

Word of advice fellow designers, make sure you are present when the signage company are putting up the signage. Had an unpleasant suprise when I got to work today. AARGH!!!!!!!!!!

lundeja said on Mar. 03 '09


hindmarshdesign said on Mar. 03 '09

did they change the font? install it upside down? space the elements wrongly???? Seriously you have to watch signage people every step of the way...like vultures they pull apart your work and then even have the guts to regurgitate you a proof of your logo with a brand new font!

Okay that was a generalisation but i have too many bad experiences!

hindmarshdesign said on Mar. 03 '09

and for all those smar alecs, yes i outline everything and group it so they don't get the wrong impression.

cerise said on Mar. 03 '09

They put the horse on a frosted white background (not black) in several areas around the building...but I have since complained and they are reprinting the strips. It's such a stress when you get anyone to print something generally, but signage companies can really take the law into their own hands sometimes.

theartistt said on Mar. 04 '09

Lost a job once because I believed what a print rep told me. Promised she could deliver but her company could not. It was a nightmare. It was a huge project and a lot went right and I was able to solve one problem no one thought could be solved, but all it takes is one dropped ball. No matter how much you trust your vendors, you should always keep on top of every thing. Like you learn everything you can about your client's businesses, you have to know your vendor's business, too.

cerise said on Mar. 04 '09

Word! Trish.

Anyway you'll be stoked to know that they didn't stuff up the external signage and it's sort of a sigh of relief today.

Tømme said on Apr. 29 '09

stunning, really beautiful!

cerise said on Apr. 29 '09

Thanks Tomme :>

patentico said on May. 16 '09

lovely one.
best from your horse racing "period".

cerise said on May. 18 '09

Thanks patentico love your website front page wicked animation.

dotflo said on Jul. 27 '09

really great mark

cerise said on Aug. 20 '09

Thanks Capota your comment means a lot

Norbornano said on Feb. 23 '10

Draw in motion...very very good work 'cerise'....10/10

michaelspitz said on Feb. 23 '10

Killer mark Craig! Love it!

cerise said on Feb. 24 '10

Thanks Norbonana & Mr Spitz appreciate the feedback

cresk said on Jan. 09 '11

Great to see some trotter related stuff in your gallery. It ain't easy to create a unique trotter logo. I know because I made some a long time ago.

Love it.

Hayes Image said on Jul. 17 '11

Saw this on the Highway when I was passing through Melton on the weekend, still looks great!! ...and, it managed to distract from the fact that I was in Melton ;)

cerise said on Jul. 17 '11

Thanks Gert & Josh, I appreciate your comments, and agree that it is hard to do Harness logos, because of the lack of symetry with the sulky on the back, so u have to mix it up for sure. Josh that cracked me up :)

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