(354 votes, average: 3.74 out of 5)
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2009-04-28 | Fabric Lab

Logo for The Fabric Lab, a locals only boutique located in Denver, CO.

See it in use here.

Designer: Celeste Prevost

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19 Comments to “2009-04-28 | Fabric Lab”

Tom OKeefe
Apr 28, 2009 at 12:16 am

I like how the type looks cut off. I’m just not a fan of the scissors.

Apr 28, 2009 at 1:20 am

Those scissors would not reproduce well if the logo is reduced.

Paul Randall
Apr 28, 2009 at 1:22 am

Agree entirely with Tom. The scissors look like they have come straight from ClipArt. I may have tried to create a 3D effect by hiding 1 side of the scissors.

Other than that, I like the cutoff

Apr 28, 2009 at 1:24 am

Cut off? Is it ok, isn’t it?

Apr 28, 2009 at 2:14 am

I’m in agreement with the clip art comments…

Apr 28, 2009 at 3:24 am

bottom part of the scisors shoulw be hidden. Maybe if the scisors weren’t directly from some clip art it would make the whole logo feel more unique

Great concept, I like how the cut line was made and how the bottom part is missing.

come to think of it, if the bottom part of the scisors is hidden, it means the material is still attached, meaning there should still be the bottom part. All in all, the bottom part of the scisors needed to be present to show that the cut is finished. Problem is, the cut line continues, indicating that there is still some more to cut through… Ow my head…

Needs a little more work, but there is something there!

Apr 28, 2009 at 8:27 am

I like this very much, would like it even better without the scissors – GIVE THEM THE SNIP!

James Hsu
Apr 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I’m going to have to disagree with a few people, and say that I feel this is a clever, and successful logomark as is. The issue whether or not the scissors look like clip-art is completely subjective, can a silhouette of scissors ‘not look like’ clip art? Personally, I don’t feel like the scissors should be hidden; I say this because would anybody really see a 1 armed scissor blade and think “Oh! Scissors!” I feel that it would create more of a disconnect and should stay as is.

My only concern/issue is the bottom portion of the C, as I am disturbed by the lower half peeping up over the cut line. My suggestion: raise the cut line and cut it off completely, or expose more of the letter forms.

My $0.02.

Sajjad Haider Syed
Apr 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm

very nice idea… BUT….

as few fellows have already noticed – Scissors -

- first of all it is very cliparty kind of…
- secondly it is smaller in size
- thirdly it should be half cut as well, not placed over the line like this
- fourth line should stop until the scissor, it should not continue after scissor…

this all for now…

Apr 28, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Sajjad, 2 of your points contradict each other.

if the bottom half of the scissors is hidden, it means that they are in the process of cutting, so the line should continue after to indicate that they are not done.

If the line ends at the scissors, they are done cutting and the bottom part of the paper fell off, reveiling the bottom part of the scissors.

basic physics really.

Apr 29, 2009 at 2:42 am

I like the concept. What would make this successful (along the lines of what others have mentioned):

the scissors should be bigger. Significantly bigger. More importantly, the top half of the scissors should be hidden underneath the cut. After all, how is it possible to cut through fabric without having part of the scissors behind the other side of the fabric? Having the scissors exposed at the bottom rather than the top will and a nice visual counter to the active top half of the logo.

I would also assume that, if the logo is supposed to communicate fabric in the process of being cut (as opposed to an already cut piece of fabric), the cut line would end at the pivot of the scissors. Otherwise, how is it possible for the scissors to cut ahead of itself? I believe that showing a cut in process is much more dynamic that having a completed cut. It implies action, that something is happening right now that you may not want to miss.

There is really no argument about the scissors looking like clipart. A bold, simple and iconic scissors graphic is a natural pairing with iconic and timeless Helvetica that is used in the logo. Anything too stylized would be out of place. And like James said, any graphic representation of a pair of scissors (or any object, really) is likely to have some resemblance to clipart. That doesn’t mean that it is automatically bad.

This logo has the potential to be stellar… but it isn’t there yet.

Sajjad Haider
Apr 29, 2009 at 5:06 am


Thanks for reading my review and the comment.

But I dont think there is any contradiction, let me show you how I see this logo (please dont mind the scissor, “it is from the wingding font”)


Thanks, hope it is clear now.

Sajjad Haider
Apr 29, 2009 at 5:16 am

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May 3, 2009 at 2:58 am

Nice logo………
Great scissors……..

May 5, 2009 at 5:48 am

I like your second one better. It kinda represents what I was saying about physics!

Tom OKeefe
May 5, 2009 at 6:58 am

some reason my comment wouldnt post so….

do you really need to have scissors? What if you made the dotted line thread a line to represent a needle. To me the scissors make it distracting.


Sajjad Haider
May 5, 2009 at 8:03 am


Good at-last you agree at some point… thanks

Hope Celeste Prevost wont mind, even thou its his thing, and I have no intentions to copy it. Just showing my point of view…

Maff the Logo Designer
Sep 4, 2009 at 4:31 am

I too like the way the logo has been cut at the angle and that you can still read the type easily. Just need to refine the scissors a little and it would be perfect. Really like the idea.