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Luckily I found the time to work on this logo. I think that for most of us designers "pixelbox" is a very thankfull name.

There's plenty of possibilities with that name. That's why I didn't want to design anything too obvious. After a few sketches in my book, I got really stuck. You know, you design something but it's just not that. Certainly when you start working with basic shapes, it's hard to make a logo any special.

It's always a good idea to analyze your doodles after a first brainstorm. That's how it worked for this logo. Here comes the concept!

Concept
An important keyword in this design is consistency.
Weither you take a photo of a landscape, a portrait, event ... it's always a combination of your quality as a photographer (technically and emotionaly) and a moment. A moment in time, but also a moment you got an *idea*.

The pixels around the box represent the combination of technical skills, those moments you get the chance to capture an idea in a picture.

The colors
The inside is the result of the outside. It's colored orange, it's warm, emotional. It looks more natural then it's outside. It's outside was the technical part remember (that's why it's black).

I hope I managed to explain this a bit ... I'm sure that I'm still rather unclear, as my english can be a bit messy when i'm so tired. Make sure to check monday (I'm not home this weekend + no PC) for a nice and fresh explanation. It'll say the same stuff, but only easier to read ... and hopefully more clear.

:pointr: After people gave me feedback, I edited my logo, you can see the result in the link bellow.
Edit: updated/final version: [link]
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:iconshrikarchavan:
shrikarchavan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Sexy !!
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thank you! :)
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:iconmarinovargas:
MarinoVargas Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Just AWESOME!!
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Thank you, glad you like this logo! :]
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Alikhan412018 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Student Interface Designer
man this is really good...
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Thank you! :]
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:iconcrezo:
crezo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
really nice stuff
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thanks Crezo! :)
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robinson-scott Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
absolutely amazing, i love 3 Dimensional logos, im trying to tackle that problem at the moment, i want to create something 3D got any tips for me? what programs do you use?
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xo Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Hi Robinson!

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to make my logo's.
Hmm lets see, tips. Well I always start by doodling in my sketchbook. I usually grab for a piece of paper too. I fold it sometimes, look at it in different angles... (that's what I did for my Weeger logo) That way you discover interesting shapes.

When you're doing something 3D then try to keep it simple.
As you might notice, most of the 3D-logos that I created consist of "easy" shapes. If you're to design something with a mascot (or a more complex logo ex. immo-company), I'd still go with a 2D logo.

Another thing I try is to keep the number of colors down to 2 hues. I don't say 3 doesn't work, but 2 is enough to create the desired depth, also you can easily make one color stand out.

A last tip I could give is to make sure that the 3D logo doesn't look too heavy. Fine elements are the key to a natural and fresh looking logo. The best example I can give is the logo I designed for Iceman.

For this logo (Pixelbox) I felt like I needed more then just a cube. To make the logo look less heavy I created the "pixel-shell" around it. Ofcourse it's part of the phylosophy behind this logo too.

Well I hope this explains a bit of my vision on 3D logo's. I only started this quite recently too.
(half a year ago I only created 2D logo's)
I hope you'll enjoy making 3D logo's, it opens a wide range of possibilities!

Greetings

xo :]
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:iconbisiobisio:
bisiobisio Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Interface Designer
very cool
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Thank you! :)
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Relic-57 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Very nice work, congrats!!!
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Thank you very much Relic! :)
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Relic-57 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
No problem, well deserved!
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:iconitsadennis:
itsadennis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Will this be produced as a vector image?
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Hi Dennis!

This logo was produced as a vector logo! So it's not that I have to convert it to vectors now.
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itsadennis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Oh, I'm sorry, well okay I see^^ Just was interested to know whether you used Photoshop or Illustrator e.g. :)
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xo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Hey no problem man, it's not that I felt offended or anything. hehe :p
So I used Illustrator indeed :)
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:iconfers:
fERs Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Best Entry so far, even though there are some small flaws in it. the white Highlight lines should be more shaded, the Type looks a bit too futuristic for that company, try a sans serif type of font.
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xo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Hi fERs! Thank you for the kind comment and the feedback. I'm currently editing the logo with a sans serif font as there are plenty of people pointing that out.

May I ask what you mean with: "the white Highlight lines should be more shaded"
Should I make the white lines darker (are they to bright) or do you mean that the further the lines are from the corner, the more they should fade out?

Thanks again for the feedback, I highly appreciate it! :)
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fERs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
the second one :)
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xo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Okay, I'll correct that! Thank you :)
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:iconfers:
fERs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
np :) i would still choose your logo
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LilFairie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I realy like this - I hope you win!
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LilFairie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:clap: yay you did win!
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xo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Thank you very much LilFairie! :)
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:iconphantasmagorical2662:
Nice concept, but i feel that font is a little bit too fancy for this kind of company/name.

Nice presentation, btw.

+fav
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xo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Hi Phanta!

Well I'll probably make another version of this logo with a sans-serif type of font too, which will look slightly different.

Thank you very much for the kind comment! :)
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:iconomaolain:
omaolain Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
very fun...I like this
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thanks! :)
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:iconfabrikken:
Fabrikken Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I like how it's not a solid cube with a texture, how the black goes further than the orage (at the back of the cube).
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xo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thanks Fabrikken!

I wanted it to be more then just a cube devided into other cubes.
Giving a shape like this multiple layers/levels has so much more meaning...
especially when you combine the right colors.
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no-preview Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome Work .. So Neat.
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconazhaan:
azhaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
again a very nice work from you

the colors are truly eye catchy and up to the mark
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:iconxo:
xo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thank you man, I really appreciate your nice comment! :)
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