(206 votes, average: 2.80 out of 5)
Logo Of The Day Award Winner:

2009-03-08 | One Up

One Up is a graphic design & architecture company.

Designer: Mihai Ragea

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24 Comments to “2009-03-08 | One Up”

Sajjad Haider Syed
Apr 8, 2009 at 12:07 am

Nice… could reflect architect in a better way specially in the middle I can see some arc or piller… made from E…

Lint Filter
Apr 8, 2009 at 12:09 am

I dislike it

Apr 8, 2009 at 12:09 am

I don’t really like the concept. it is confusing my eyes.

I understand the idea of a single uninterrupted line but I don’t really like it.

When I think 1up I think videogame. when I think videogame I think fun. sadly this logo is not reaching to those feelings.

Jim K.
Apr 8, 2009 at 12:24 am

I seem to have a hard time reading the “O” I almost saw it as a “G” or “C”. I think I would like it better if the “O” connected to the “N”. This might also help readability.

Apr 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

What some designers fail to recognize is that majority of the average daily joe on the street will not read into all the clever type, negative & positive space. In this case none is at play.

Torrie Foster
Apr 8, 2009 at 12:39 am

I love the typography, but I could totally see it being for a sports drink or for some kind of tea, but not for a graphic design and architecture company. The eye flow is great though.

Apr 8, 2009 at 1:02 am

I dont know what tosay
The logo is looking nice but according to concept point of view I not getting anything..

Apr 8, 2009 at 1:38 am

Looks more like a band logo to me and that it might be pronounces on (long o) e up rather than one up.

Apr 8, 2009 at 2:47 am

Too sporty for a design company… unless they specialize in athletic design.

Apr 8, 2009 at 3:02 am


Troy DeRose
Apr 8, 2009 at 3:07 am

I immediately saw OVELP. I thought maybe it was another foreign design in Russian or something like it. The logo definitely doesn’t read immediately.

Apr 8, 2009 at 3:50 am

I can see this logo being difficult to read from a client perspective. Not everyone is visually savvy which is why they hire designers. If your logo is difficult for your audience to read (struggle to interpret) then in my experience the logo will have a short life. This will make it hard to develop brand recognition.

Brian Cassidy
Apr 8, 2009 at 8:11 am

I really liked this logo at first glance. It has great movement and cool manipulation of the letter forms… It took me a second longer to read ONE UP and not OVEUP but not so long that I would say it is too much…

After reading all the other comments I realized that just cause I can read it doesn’t mean everyone else can as well. While I really like the look of this logo I don’t think it will communicate effectively.

Apr 8, 2009 at 8:36 am

very creative! i love typographic logos, i found this one memorable and unique!

i cant see the sporty design Alex…

Apr 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

not one of my favourites.
not a fan of how pointy the bottom of the “N” is, but then everything else seems more smooth… and the way that the top of the “N” is angled too, but everything else is rounded.. the “N” doesn’t integrate well i guess is what I am saying.

Tom OKeefe
Apr 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

This logo doesn’t read well at all.
Honestly this site is called “Logo of the Day” right? meaning a logo that will be something that people will enjoy to view and think it creative right? Please don’t post logo’s just to fill up space for the “day”. This logo just LAME. I know I can’t for the life of me think for one minute either Jeff or Jacob would give this logo shine on this site or any other site.
The more I look at some of these “Logo of the Day” examples makes me not want to visit this site ever again.
I’m sorry to sound like a jerk or some ass but unless this site is about posting logos that are good and suck to strike dialog than ok….I can buy into that concept.
i can see that. but if it’s about showcasing logos that YOU meaning Jeff and Jacob as the judges think are worthy enough to get shine on a site then I will pass on most of these logos as being “logos of the day”

I understand you need to post logos to be what the name is about but at least post some that are worthy. if not change the name to “Logos that don’t SUCK”



Apr 9, 2009 at 3:15 am

Yikes Tom. Don’t be so harsh… I thought this site was for designers to share their work and get opinions from other respectables in the field. The guy might be reworking the logo based on suggestions here already, cut him some slack.

I’ve been working on a logo for my design portfolio website and I’ve asked a few people and gotten mixed opinions. I was considering posting it here to get constructive criticism on it, but if I’m going to get shat on by the likes of you I think I’ll keep it to myself.

tom okeefe
Apr 9, 2009 at 3:48 am

You must have this site confused with logo pond. This is not a portfolio showcasing site that designers show their work to get crit on and to go back and rework etc.

Either the designer or anyone for that matter can submit a logo the like or ones they deigned. Then jeff and jacob JUDGE them to see which THEY feel are worthy enough to be posted as Logo of the Day. This is what is described on this site. What they do or don’t do I have no idea. They can speak on that.

I done mean to be harsh or personally attack any designer on this site or any other. I will however give my opinion either good or bad in a forum like this. I could hide behind some other name to talk negative about a logo but that’s silly.

Also slack isn’t given to company XY&Z that you see everyday in passing for having a crappy logo. so why give slack to the designer? This isn’t design 101 class and passing in a homework assignment. Lol

So I am trying to hold this site up to a higher standard mainly for the fact I respect the “judges” so if I come off harsh. Sorry.


tom okeefe
Apr 9, 2009 at 3:50 am

Sorry for typos but I’m responding on my blackberry. Lol. :)

Apr 10, 2009 at 5:03 am

This is true. I have considered your concept of this site and somewhat think the same. If this is supposed to be the BEST logo OF THE DAY, then some of the entries aren’t quite up to snuff. I haven’t visited the other site you mentioned, but I’ll be sure to check it out now.

Apr 14, 2009 at 4:41 am

This site is like crack for designers… you know it isn’t that healthy for you sometimes, but keep going back to get your “fix”

Actually, this is not the first time the logo judging has taken some criticism, and I think that logooftheday has already lost much of it’s credibility.

At this point though I’m a little jaded about most the logo sites right now. I don’t think any of them focus on real logos that are meeting the needs of the the real world.

I think designers sometimes get too caught up in “trendy” and “cool” …forgeting about the real driving force behind the work.

Apr 16, 2009 at 5:01 am

I find this logo difficult to read, but otherwise it is well executed.

I think everyone needs to remember that logo design and anything art related is SUBJECTIVE!! Everyone has their own opinions and preferences so it’s a bit harsh to be coming down on others for their work or for what they like. Judging a logo in itself is subjective, so I don’t really agree that it brings down the credibility of this site.

Tom Okeefe
Apr 16, 2009 at 5:08 am

“I find this logo difficult to read, but otherwise it is well executed.”
If a logo is “difficult” to read than how is it “well executed”? Doesn’t that defeat the reason to have a logo/brand?

I agree everyone has and should have their own opinion. Regardless if it’s not the majority’s opinion.

Samuel Guebo
Jun 14, 2009 at 1:00 am

as for me this logo isn’t that horrible ..it is more like an optic illusion when u first glance at it because u can’t really indentify the “o” since it looks like a “G” or “C” that’s kind of confusing but i find it really artistic..