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Irish Traditional Music

Logo for a website featuring music notation, sessions, discussions and other events of interest to Irish music fans. Site features web 2.0 interactivity, allowing users to vote tunes up/down according to a variety of standards.

Logo should reflect Irish music culture and it's growth in the modern age. The look is contemporary yet firmly rooted in tradition. Audience is mainly Irish musicians, many of whom are beginners and seeking new tunes to learn.

-Let me know if this works for you guys.

qwertyale's picture
467 pencils

interesting logo, it's like sail boat.

typo need more FUN factor, like Kismet:
http://www.linotype.com/141676/kismetregular-font.html

serverjohn's picture
16 pencils

I agree... however I would suggest this font.
http://letterpressfonts.com/kelt-wide-normal-font-p-1489.html

caoimghgin's picture
251 pencils

Agreed that font is weakest link. Still don't want the usual Celtic typeface. Need a modern take on the theme. Love the suggestions guys.

qwertyale's picture
467 pencils

the font suggestions are only the start point. you should modify, make inline, rounded, delete details, lower strokes, etc. =]

wgzn's picture
69 pencils

the icon is interesting. qwerty has a point about the sailboat. my first impression was wind.
now i dont know diddly about irish music, but if wind instruments are prominent then youre likely on the right track. otherwise, youre probably heading the the wrong direction.

as far as the type goes. yeah. what you have isnt right. but the two suggestions arent right either. they are both WAY too heavy-handed. id have a look at chaparral or footlight. they both convey a slight "irishness" without getting cheeky

caoimghgin's picture
251 pencils

I never saw or even thought of 'sails' until you and qwerty mentioned. I can see sails now. I'm not sure that's a deal breaker. Somehow makes sense with many of the names of tunes having a theme of travel. The well known tune "Ships are Sailing" comes to mind. Typical instruments would be Fiddle, button accordian, concertina, Uillian pipes, flute.

qwertyale's picture
467 pencils

my first impression was the music symbol of course, the second was the harp with carved inlines that is very irish too. The sail boat comes with island image. The ornated celtic cross image was a strong celtic symbol too.
=]

caoimghgin's picture
251 pencils

*whew* Good deal. Think I found the font. Gonna futz about some more and let you see round two.

mara06's picture
2143 pencils

Sorry for chiming in so late on this, but I wanted to say that I love this mark! It works on many levels without being at all complex. (Hey now, if that itself isn't the very definition of Irish music, I'll eat my hat.)

I agree about the font. I had a similar problem recently with that Celtic-knot massage therapy logo I posted here a while back. Ultimately, I went with a very sharp typeface, which I modified a bit, that was the complete opposite of the swirly mark. I'm curious to see what you come up with in Round Two.

Mara

caoimghgin's picture
251 pencils

Yeah Mara!

I've been slagging some people's work pretty hard lately so I thought I'd put up one of my own pieces just to be 'honest'. I'm pretty dang excited about the next round and I just have to find a few hours to put it together.

For now, it's back to the coal mines.

mara06's picture
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Good luck! I meant to say I was also reminded of a ship (a Viking ship, to be precise). I really like this one. Also, I know what you mean about feeling the need to take as well as give when it comes to this critique business. It helps to be on the receiving end sometimes. Keeps us humble ;-)

Mara

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