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Hi. My name is Abhay. I'm a communication designer living and working at Pune, India.

I like to think that I specialize in identity design, but the truth is I'm equally interested in all aspects of graphic design. I love experimenting with my work, breaking the rules, trying new things.

My degree course at Symbiosis Institute of Design gave me four years to study design in-depth. I came across some very interesting people—Mahendra C. Patel, Stefan Sagmeister, Erik Spiekermann, Wally Olins—whose work has inspired me to constantly improve myself.

When I'm not designing, I enjoy spending time with my friends, playing with my dogs, reading, watching football and taking my bike out for a ride.

Favourite Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Inception, Ocean's Eleven, Italian Job, Ice Age, Shrek, Enemy at the Gates, Pirates Trilogy
Favourite TV Shows
Friends, HIMYM, Dexter, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Scrubs
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
RHCP, Creed, The Doors, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Eddie Vedder
Favourite Writers
J.R.R. Tolkein, Dan Brown, Jeffrey Archer, Agatha Christie
Favourite Games
Portal, CoD, BF: Bad Company, Devil May Cry 4, Prince of Persia, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament 3, Burnout Series
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Paper, Pencils, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, After Effects, Logitech MX518
Other Interests
Design, photography, music, reading, procrastinating


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Hey Ryan, thanks a lot for the critique! I agree with you on most of it and will keep these things in mind henceforth. BTW, about the brackets, the target audience for this is comprised of people who code with PHP, as the blog is one of the main attractions of the website with several thousand regular readers; hence the coding-related brackets. :)
Debuggable Logo
Thanks for the critique. You should have a look at the live website at [link] ; maybe the view here at dA is a little confusing since I've stacked screenshots on top of each other. :)
Peeble Website Design
OK then, I know how clients can be. :) Anyway these are just my opinions; job's good if the client is happy. :)
wm wr logo
:star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

Let me start off by saying that I think the concept behind the symbol is quite good! I assume that the bars are a visualization of music, and I can almost see a very abstract W and M in the symbol (which doesn't really apply to the 2nd logo). I also feel that the idea of separating the two logos using different colors could be quite effective if used correctly.

However, the implementation of this concept could have been better. For one, the two logos in their current form are not very easy to differentiate between at a glance; in fact I thought for 5 seconds that they were both variations of the same logo with the same text. Some additional separation between the two could improve the design a lot.

Secondly, I fail to understand the significance of the skewed font and symbol in this context. A little more experimentation is required in this area. Maybe an Italic font complemented by a Bold/Heavy font would be a better solution? Maybe all Roman un-skewed characters and an upright logo would work? I don't know, but a little exploration of typefaces might help. <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)" />

Lastly, changing the color of the tittle on the 'i' creates an effective and unique feature in the typeface, though I can't help but wonder what will happen if the client decides to expand in the future and create 'weekly concerts' or something of that sort that is without an 'i'. In such a scenario, this particular feature of the logos will have to be dropped, breaking the continuity in the brand.

Overall, the logo lacks the impact it should have and fails to differentiate itself from the competition. Though the concept behind it has the potential to make a good logo, the current implementation does not achieve this potential.
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