Royal Opera House. See in use.
I think the crest works very well, but I’d have used a typeface more in keeping with the look of the logo. Such a modern-appearing font seems out of kilter with the ornate look.
I am generally not a fan of crets in logos, but I guess this is fitting for what it represents.
That’s an exceptionally complex crest for a logo. Wonder how it looks scaled up and down. I love it visually but would question its practicality for mixed use and exposure.
I agree with Glenna, Im not a fan of the font with that ornate looking logo. I guess the brief might have stated the logo to be modern in a way but usually words like ‘Royal’ have a script or serif connotations
I think its a wonderful update to the original logo especially how you kept the details similar but more cleaner and balanced(the old logo makes me laugh with the sad lion and drunk unicorn). I also like how you have combined new and old with the sans serif font as it pulls the ‘old’ crest into the present.
It doesn’t compare with the logo for the English National Opera.
The ENO have kept well away from the stuffy obvious approach and came up with a clean, witty solution that’s been highly successful.
@designer – how do you see the ENO’s identity as being “witty”? clean – absolutely. different – for sure. but witty?
this logo is for the ROYAL opera house. i think the identity has to retain a strong link to the brand’s legacy. i think it fits.
If you can’t see the witty idea in the ENO logo I’m not going to point it out but here’s a hint – what part of the face is shaped like an O when singing opera?
that’s about as witty as a new yorker cartoon. definitely a stretch.
BTW – The ENO logo was done by CDT Design in 1991. I just looked it up in a book I have called ‘A Smile in The Mind’ which is about ‘Witty thinking in Graphic Design’ – Funny that.
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