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deviantART Logo Proposal

So here it is. Everything and anything I have to say about the design is in the explanation above. The bottom line:

Before starting any sketching, Ryan Ford's criteria were thoroughly read twice. I agreed with all the concepts and ideas put forth by the criteria; the job at hand was to put them into use in a new way. The research was done, the ideas formed, the sketches sketched. After hours of drafting, the end result is one that is bold, legible, catchy, and simply attractive. Transcending the various details and elements of the logo is its overall personality, the character and feel that is generated as a whole. The first impression of such a logo needs to be professional, confident, and mature. Which is exactly what this logo is designed to be.

Enjoy, any input is greatly appreciated.
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Nidrax Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, can I use this logo concept as an alternative to classic green dA logo in my new dA fix plugin?
rodrigozenteno Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
pretty nice
Virgilio19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
It still needs some green.
TigerPegasus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
This looks way better. It's more "modern" than the old logo, and it makes more sense than the current logo at a glance.
Nao-Yan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this. Nothing more to say.
terrorisnear Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we use this instead of the frickin' Z?
knightmonx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
much better.
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   Digital Artist
three3world Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All the sudden, this logo makes even more sense than what we have now :O
morgannation Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like your logo and think it fits well with the old logo's feel. The one thing that I think would make yours better would be to connect the top section of the A together. It would create the same continuity found in the bottom right corner of the D. I think it would increase readability and make your logo more visually pleasing. You'd maintain your "edginess" even if the line was gone. It would also fit better with the typeface.
CheetaHamSloth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This is spectacular.
inSYNCinSANITY Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Better than what we have now
Befera Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
gorgeous design! i wish they would have gone with something like this.
MasterFusion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Cool Logo, better then the new one.
mansy-graphics Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work,
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JEricaM Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing O_O cool logo!!
Testsubject276 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's cool but the original logo is so classic... but yet again IT LOOKS SO COOL! I'm at a stalemate... I may cry...
din0axis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, i like how the letters "conncect"
maulana98 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
where i can get that logo??,please :),
Oyaa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i like it!
RockinOnTheCity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
There's something Adidas-ish about this logo, which makes it more fun to stare at this logo and draw it with your own eyes. (:
wetipo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
like it....:)
kenjiehimura96 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMG! If this can be our new logo! I'd really love to visit deviantart and stare at our logo for half an hour without being bored.
Miamoto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Haha thaanks! I'd be pretty psyched too...
eaz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Awesome! I wish I had more creativity in my logo designs.
SorrowScavenger Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi. Can I use your logo as a part of my avatar?
Miamoto Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Sure! Just be sure to leave credit at the bottom of your signature or something like that
DungaFD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Fantastic Logotype!.
Miamoto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Floats17 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I would have gone further and made the gap between the d/a a paint brush. but nice work really love it.
karin-Hikari Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Totally, we should try and get this one!
dsquaredgfx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
you're amazing
boylogik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Superb work man. I just joined DA, and been browsing all day while at work :) and I'm just so impressed with what good designers can do. This is one of the better logos I've seen.
KishiFishy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Student General Artist
This is WAY better than the original! xD
Infliktora Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
I like this one better than theirs! Especially the typography, as the font they used for the word "deviant" in their original proposal never fails to annoy me when I look at it.

Great job, only entry I've seen so far that's actually worthy of winning!
llub3r Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student Photographer
I love this logo. It would be a perfect new logo for dA!
Silenthustler9000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
i really think you shoud've one
Silenthustler9000 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
as in won
Silenthustler9000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
whoah this tutorial ,project kinda thing...well its not turotorial..thing'

this d.a. project you have really motivates me to make one..
Shurakai-Zero Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Just one question: why did you choose not to join the two strokes of the A? Was it just to preserve the relative counter space?
orumi-ga Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
good stuff
monicakes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
i like!
Maverick18x Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
sorry to hear that you didn't win the contest… i was rooting for you.
drailed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
VoDesign Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Interface Designer
So perfect! :icontarddanceplz:
hikariri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
If something's not broken, do not fix it.
Miamoto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Interface Designer
:shrug: It brokeded according to a load of people.
sonchy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good work :)
Actually I'm searching on deviant art about logos to find someone who has good concepts and expressive work, because am establishing my own architecture studio and i need a logo design for my studio that depends on or referring to a concept and I'm asking at first if we can deal about something like that, I'll refer to you when I'll be ready to announce my studio and deal about the logo design .. finally i like this design a lot :) good work ;)
Miamoto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Whoah, just noticed this comment. :lol: Sure, send me a note with the details.
Mutsakman1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Writer
This has to be one of the greatest Deviations I have seen. So professional, and so well made. Very well done indeed :D
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