View Full Version : Catapulted Title/Logo

03-13-2016, 02:28 PM
Hey guys,

Working on my own creator own project and need some feedback on the title/logo that would appear on the cover.

The story is about cats going into space during the space race in the 50's, the Russian's sent dogs, American's sent chimps and the French sent cats... go figure.

Anyway I present the logo for CATAPULTED. It feels like its lacking something, like a texture or something.




Stewart Vernon
03-13-2016, 11:55 PM
General comments that apply to most logos... IF you're going for a printed comic, consider how your title/logo will look sitting on a table or in a display rack next to other comics. The better you can make your title stand out, the more chances people will pick it up and take a look.

IF you're going for digital distribution, then maybe your other marketing will bring people to your page/content... but it's still worth considering how your title looks (say if you submit to Comixology) beside other logos.

All that said...

My first thought was, that's cool with the cat residing inside the A. I like that part. Then I read your description, and I started thinking... would it be possible to make the rest of the text look like it is rising somehow as you go left-to-right?

IF you can't outright work a catapult shape into the overall lettering (which is one thing I'd consider trying first)... then I was thinking some rising of the lettering might give that lifting/dynamic effect that you're probably sensing is missing from this.

03-14-2016, 06:36 AM
Something like this?



Stewart Vernon
03-14-2016, 02:35 PM
Definitely a step in the right direction. It feels like there's a little energy to it now. Might be worth seeing some texture applied to the lettering as well. I'd be interested to see how a wood grain would look on that. You might also consider a little depth to the lettering as well. Doesn't need to be super thick, but a little depth to it to help bring it off the page a little more might work.

Steve Colle
03-25-2016, 08:18 AM
Given the context and purpose of your logo design, being cats in outer space , I'd suggest combining those elements in a more dynamic way and concentrating less on the literal representation of the title. For example, the shape of your logo can be in a circular form that would combine both the shape of a catapulted projectile like a boulder while also mimicking the round window of the rocket. Inside this circle can be the silhouettes of two or three cats. The other thing that you could do is go even further into the 'cats in space' motif and have the shape of an astronaut's helmet as your base with the visor replacing the round window previously mentioned and have cat shapes on the visor. This branding defines for the reader what your story will be about just by logo alone and would stand out on the shelf. There isn't a letter that the circle or helmet could replace, so incorporate the name into the shape of either. Brand your logo by being innovative, whether company or book title, and always incorporate something memorable that defines your product.

Stewart Vernon
03-25-2016, 01:09 PM
Yeah, my initial reaction was to want to see a catapult shape incorporated into the design... I didn't know if that was on the table so I didn't press it beyond the casual mention that I'd try that first.