earthart wrote:I'll try this for a third time from a third computer (for some reason my posts are not appearing). Sorry if I end up making a triple post here. Just trying to get my post up finally.
The union: cornerstone of American workers' rights and impetus of labor laws. As I mentioned in the forum, my design spells out UNION in a stylized, unified way with the simple abstract background figures symbolizing a unified (unionized) mass of workers. Strength in numbers. I realize it may be a bit difficult to read and I contemplated closing up the small space between the UN and ON to improve legibility, but decided not to so that all of the letters would be directly connected and thus form one shape (the word is UNION afterall). I preferred the red, white, and blue color scheme to the others I tried. Another thing I was shooting for was a design that could stand on its own outside of the derby theme. I think I was able to do that with the design as UNION carries many meanings, not just in reference to labor unions. I hope you like it. If so, please consider voting for it. If not, I welcome any and all feedback, especially suggestions for improvements to the design. Thanks for checking it out.
I like the way this flows from one letter to the other, and the way the people are depicted within the letters. As for improvements, I agree that it is a little hard to read at first glance, but not at all if you know what it says. It just takes more than a glance to see it. The thing that stands out the most for me is the letter "i", mostly because it is dead center, (which you can't help) but also because it's the brightest color and the only letter that is completely bright red. That does tend to cut the word in half, maybe more than the connection between "i" & "o". The other letters fall back a bit because of the darker red at the top. I wonder if making the head on letter "i" would help that. Or it could look really wrong! Another thought, if the letters used the large halftones some have used, you might be able to set the "u" apart from the "n" etc... by giving each letter a bit of shading at the ends, that fades into the "body" of the letter. That's probably clear as mud. :oP I think this has a strong labor union look to it that the red-white-&-blue accentuate very well. Sorry, long post! GMV! :o)