Help me pick a new logo for MorganLinton.com

I realized that I haven’t updated the logo for MorganLinton.com for some time. I think the last time I updated it was probably close to four years ago and in all honesty, I cringe when I see it. So it’s time for a refresh. Along with an updated logo I’m also going to update the background on my blog because that’s even more long overdue, but let’s start with the logo.

As many of you know, I like involving my readers in as many decision processes as I can when it comes to this blog. Simple reason – I write this blog for you, not me, so honestly your opinion is what matters most.

When I worked at Sonos I saw how much time and thought went into picking a logo from the design, colors, everything was picked for a specific reason. While I’m not going to get that deep, I thought I’d share a bit of what I’m going for here.

Color: Blue. I like blue because it stands for loyalty, strength, wisdom, and trust. These are all things that are incredibly important to me and are core to my blog.

Style: Fresh and modern. Yes, this can different things to different people. In general thought I’m not looking for something that looks retro, corporate, or overly complex.

Image: I’m going to stick with the letter “M”

Okay, with that in mind you can either decide, well Morgan that all sounds like a bunch of marketing fluff, who cares? Or maybe it makes sense to you and it will somehow help as your evaluating logos. Who knows, either way – let’s get to the good stuff, here are the three logos I’m thinking of at the moment.

morganlinton-com-logo1

LOGO CONCEPT #1


morgan-linton-logo2

LOGO CONCEPT #2


morganlinton-com-logo3

LOGO CONCEPT #3


Okay, now it’s your turn. What logo do you like the most, or do you think they’re all ugly and I should go back to the drawing board? Either way, I want to hear from you – comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Snoopy February 3, 2019, 9:21 pm

    Logo 2

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  • Samit February 3, 2019, 10:03 pm

    Logo 2 M font is great.

    However, don’t really like the meteor tail and not sure it will translate well into icons.

    You should just make it a simple 3D circle.

    Logo 1 is out there, not sure anyone would get the M in that.

    Let me know if you’re looking for other concepts, would be happy to help.

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  • Pierre Barnard February 3, 2019, 10:11 pm

    No 2!

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  • Anunt February 3, 2019, 10:18 pm

    Definitely logo concept number 2 but in Blue color.

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  • Aamir February 3, 2019, 10:28 pm

    I think 2 is better than another 2 logo.

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  • Mark February 3, 2019, 10:31 pm

    Ok…my opinion.

    1. Pretty much just a coil, the M is lost.
    2. Makes me think of a skin disease
    3. Reminds me of eighties metal bands.

    I would get a better designer.

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  • Uknowledge February 3, 2019, 10:47 pm

    Logo 2 but make it a better design.

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  • Rose February 3, 2019, 11:07 pm

    Logo 2 all the way…

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  • Supratik February 4, 2019, 1:49 am

    Pattern 2.. But “ML” at least

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  • Ravi February 4, 2019, 2:42 am

    First logo is not exactly giving “m” at first glance..

    I like second one which is simple but can be improved in design…I thought the bubble form makes it as a thoughts expressed..

    But I like to see plenty more options..

    Thanks,
    Ravi

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  • Darko February 4, 2019, 3:44 am

    Your current logo is better than your new concepts.
    Don’t scrap the current logo – you should update it, imo!

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  • Kevin February 4, 2019, 4:40 am

    Love #2!!!

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  • Mark Thorpe February 4, 2019, 5:08 am

    None. Just update your current logo.
    But if i had to choose one, #3.

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    • Mark Thorpe February 4, 2019, 5:21 am

      I don’t see what everyone else does in #2. I don’t like it at all. Looks kiddish.
      #1 just looks weird, hard to pick up the letter M it the logo.
      #3 stands out the most and grabs my attention more than the other two do.

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  • Spike February 4, 2019, 7:16 am

    Sorry I don’t like any of them. Why stick with just “M”, when your domain is MorganLinton.com. “ML” seems more appropriate, like the original logo. Echoing what Mark said above, I think you should get some more draft designs.

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  • Rod February 4, 2019, 7:18 am

    I like #3 of those

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  • Morgan February 4, 2019, 8:08 am

    Thanks for all the great feedback, overall I’m thinking I might need to pick a few more options. While logo #2 was popular enough people said they didn’t like it or didn’t like any of them that makes me think it might make sense to find more along the same lines as logo #2 and see what people think.

    Stay-tuned!

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    • Mark February 4, 2019, 3:27 pm

      Hi Morgan,
      I just want to apologize for my comment above. I could have expressed my thoughts a little less negatively. I really enjoy your blog. Although I don’t like the logo concepts, I should have said it differently.
      Mark

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  • Rick Schwartz February 4, 2019, 8:26 am

    Damn I hate to be negative but Morgan, those are all horrible. They mean nothing and they convey nothing.

    Your picture and your domain name is 1000 million percent better. Companies get too cute and don’t get what they want. You are not an international brand. None of those logos will make you or help you become an international brand..

    I would strongly advise that you get more choices. If those were three domain names that you were starting with I would tell you to abandon immediately and get something better.

    Your picture and your name MorganLinton.com have more value and more credibility than any of these silly logos.

    If you have to have something then make a caricature of yourself. Make a logo that says something. Apples logo said something and there’s a bite out of that apple and that says something.

    What to any of those whatever they are have anything to do with you? They aren’t logos in my book. They’re not brands in my book. They are all silly in my book.

    All I am saying if those are the three best choices on the planet keep looking. I wish you luck and I hope you make the right choice. And the reason people are picking number two is because the others are just horrible. At least number two has an “M”. But it means nothing.

    Take your time and have a great logo. If it takes a year have a great logo if it takes a minute have a great logo. Sorry those are not great logos and you deserve better. Go back to the drawing board my friend. I urge you to go back to the drawing board

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  • Matt Holmes February 4, 2019, 8:45 am

    Top choice: 2

    2nd Choice: 3 with some extra pizazz.

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  • Mohamed Ahmaid February 4, 2019, 11:42 pm

    Well Iam not an expert
    but as an average man I see this :
    1 delusion
    2 Chewing gum, fad bubble
    3 don’t know
    The old one is really nice
    the cube represents data, digital,
    Just an opinion
    Thanks Morgan for letting us sharing this with you.

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