My New and Official Logo!

September 29, 2007 Posted by Tyler Cruz

I have a complete blog redesign coming up, and so I felt it was a good opportunity to commission a custom caricature/mascot/logo.

Here it is!

What do you guys think? I absolutely love it and I can’t wait until it’s on my new blog design.

Below is the progression of how the logo was made. At first we were going to do a condo backdrop, to symbolize how that I work from home and that I bought a condo from my website earnings, but then we decided to scrap it for simplicity. The city/condo backdrop looked great, but sometimes less is better.

The only two changes I had requested from my designer were to stack the poker chips and then to change the hands. As you can see, the hands improved greatly in the final version from the earlier revisions:

The designer I found is absolutely awesome, and I’ll definitely be using him again for any cartoon/mascot/caricature work I have in the future.

I provided him with two pages of very detailed descriptions of what I had envisioned and wanted (the longest description he’s ever received he told me, haha!) and several days later he presented me with the original sketch (shown above). I had never quite liked the hands and so requested revisions on them, to which he fixed without any complaining. As you can see he did 6 revisions of the original sketch until I was happy with the everything.

His coloring was absolutely perfect the first time so there was no need for any revisions there.

He gave my updates every couple days, and was easily accessible, responding to my MSN messages or e-mails usually within the same day.

He also made the logo in a huge resolution, so I should be able to use it for silkscreening or direct printing to merchandise such as mugs and t-shirts (because I know all of you can’t wait to sport my face everywhere you go, *wink*), and gave me a PSD as well for easy background changes in the future.

I’d highly recommend him, and he only charges $500. If you want to get hooked up with him, contact me.

So now we await my new blog design. I was not happy with the first two sketches the blog designers came up with, so I’m currently waiting for the next one. Hopefully the third time is the charm.

Anyhow, there’s my logo! How do you like it?

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Posted: September 29th, 2007 under My Websites  

26 Responses to “My New and Official Logo!”

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  2. So Tyler how much are you charging for the designer’s contact info this time?

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  4. Looks good, why didn’t you just post his info though?

  5. Andrew says:

    I love it, looks awesome.

  6. Aaron says:

    Sweet, that looks great! It really is true that you have to pay for quality. That logo was well worth the cost.

  7. Gary says:

    Very nice. Looking forward to seeing the new design.

    The logo looks like SOSFactory’s work. Am I right?

    • First comment on your blog Tyler, although I’m a long-time reader.

      I wouldn’t have revealed the (possible) designer for Tyler’s sake, myself, Gary. However I think it might be too – they did great work on JohnCow.com and this is confirmation that their design was not a fluke.

      I am a beginner ‘web entrepreneur’ and am in the process of creating a niche blog on a subject I am personally interested in, so hopefully this will get my foot in the door. I would love to be able to use said designer for a recognisable mascot and/or logo, but the charge is wayyy to much for me at the moment. Great work he did on yours though.

  8. Lori says:

    I think it looks great!! I love it. It looks like you;)
    I’m kinda curious why you didn’t post the guys info too? Maybe you don’t want to share:)

  9. krillz says:

    did he also do the sketch for thepriceblog.com? I find the drawings resembling each other a little.

    He did a really good job, I might use him when I make my new design as well.

  10. AMAZING LOGO Cant wait to see the new blog

  11. directandy says:

    looking good tyler

    cant wait to see the redesign

  12. carbine18 says:

    here’s a blog design i came up with. email me if you are interested in it… http://www.uploadview.com/uploads/image/source/270/tylercruz-mockup.png

  13. […] Tyler Cruz dot Com seems to have found the same logo/mascot designer as we used for our header, Sosfactory dot Com, but he seems to pull a cheap trick to con his readers! He’s claiming that that mascot of his was “just” $500 and that anyone that wants a “cheap” mascot like that too, needs to contact him. What a load of cow-crap! Those logo’s run for a couple of hundred dollars less! Not only is he trying to con his readers by making them pay more and pocket the difference, he’s also is not supporting the awesome Sosfactory guys that did his logo design this way. Not cool Tyler. MillionEuroWiki has sold it’s second batch of 25 pages so we’ll be picking another winner of the 16GB iPod touch later today! Keep your fingers crossed boys and girls, it might just be you who walks away with it! (That is, is you have actually bought a page! You can still get in before the draw and use coupon code JohnCow to get $10 off ) Oh, and guess who landed in the Technorati top 3,000? Here’s a clue: […]

  14. greatness008 says:

    this guy is trying to make money off you guys with his design!!!

    The real designer is at sosfactory.com…Damn spiccy….good luck scamming your own readers :(…..

    http://www.techfiends.com….goodbye

  15. greatness008 says:

    http://www.techfiends.com

    and here is the link for the real designer who also designed tyler jews site as well as john cows site among others……

    http://www.sosfactory.com

    thx for the “hookup” tyler :(….lol

    good luck though you are doing well for yourself….

  16. […] September 30, 2007 at 9:33 pm · Filed under Work I was browsing Tyler’s blog yesterday and came across his new logo.. (here). […]

  17. […] this post he says – The designer I found is absolutely awesome, and I’ll definitely be using him again for […]

  18. Kanthasamy says:

    This is a very creative logo! Just wonderful!

  19. […] TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneurâs Journey | The journal of a young web entrepreneur … wrote an interesting post today on My New and Official Logo!Here’s a quick excerpt I have a complete blog redesign coming up, and so I felt it was a good opportunity to commission a … from my designer were to stack the poker chips and then to change the hands. As you can see, the hands … custom caricature/mascot/logo. Here it is! What do you guys think? I absolutely love […]

  20. oyun says:

    AMAZING LOGO Cant wait to see the new blog

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