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    Please help me cheat

    Yeah, I know it's cheating. Maths equations and calculus homework I can do, physics I can do but when my son has to design a business logo I'm not so good.

    He's actually got to come up with a complete start-up business concept and plan from scratch and make a presentation that he would supposedly present to potential financiers so the logo is only part of it. That obviously means I'm priming you for the fact I'll probably be back for more advice over the next week or so

    He decided he wants to open a sports shop and his target market will primarily be kids between the age of 7 and 19. He's going to sell the usual stuff like cricket bats, rugby gear, soccer gear etc but he's also going to cover the non-mainstream sports like longboarding, skateboarding etc.

    He's decided on a business name which is 'Killer Sports'. 'Killer', he likes cause it's memorable and punchy and it has the added benifit of meaning fantastic in kids-talk. If something's outstanding it's 'killer' or 'sick'......duuuuude.

    We came up with the idea of incorperating a shark into the logo although I suspect we're probably going to get served infringement and take-down notices the minute his imaginary signage is unveiled. (Maybe Mr Sterne could help with this ) The tools we have for this kinda design are limited so please keep any suggestions you kindly make nice and simple. I copied his hand drawn logo into A-CAD then imported the wireframe dwg into Visio and added the text and juggled it around to make everything fit.

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    I see the concept, but the 'K' is lost. First glance is Iller Sports.

    How about an image like this :
    http://tattooideasdesigns.com/shark-tattoo/

    with the name in plain text next to it.

    or maybe even :
    http://www.google.co.za/imgres?q=pic...aPBmOME&zoom=1

    just a thought
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    I like the design elements built into the K though. Try making the K smaller, perhaps?
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    Looks good, but agree the K is lost

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    Perhaps the sharks eye can be the dot over the i that way it is closer to the k
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    How about this?
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, much appreciated. Tomorrow night is project time again so I'll discuss it with him and let you know where we end up.
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    Okay, I couldn't resist fiddling, it's kinda addictive once you start.

    How about this? Better or worse?

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    Killer! dude Killer!

    I like Ianf's one too
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    Andy through years of experience the only thing that matters is does he like it.
    Can he explain the thinking behind it when he presents the project.
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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