Which Logo Do You Like Best?

January 18, 2012 by  
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Dear Friends,

I’m in the final phase of selecting the logo for my new radio show “Right Here, Right Now.” Please take a look at the logo options below and, in the comments section, tell me your 1st & 2nd choices by the designated number (below each version). I’ll be deciding very soon, so your help now will be much appreciated. Be sure to click the image to see it larger and less compressed.

Please pick the numbers you like best and also tell me your overall impression of the logo design as a whole (i.e., too feminine? too masculine? just right? etc.).

Thanks!

— Patrick

UPDATE:
Here are the two finalists.

 

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82 Responses to “Which Logo Do You Like Best?”
  1. Rick says:

    The fish fills more of the available space. Both symbols are great but I can see the fish better.

  2. Julie says:

    Of the two finalists I like the fish. Universal symbol for Christianity. The first one with px is too puny.

  3. Chris says:

    I like the Chi Rho better! More Catholic looking!

  4. Greg says:

    Since the choice is narrowed now to the two I prefer the one with the fish. It’s more visible then PX and the fish as far as I know is a universal sign of Christianity and PX is more or only catholic. If it’s true the logo itself may attract more non-Catholics then PX which means more open ears to the truth(Our Lord). Good Luck.

  5. Robin says:

    Chi Rho — it just looks more classy and Catholic.
    The retro microphone and lettering make it look paradoxically, modern and fresh! :-)

  6. Eileen says:

    I like the Chi Rho best, it just seems more Catholic in my mind!

  7. Gene Carter says:

    #12

  8. John Hochstetler says:

    13

  9. ChrisD says:

    Of the 2 finalists, the Chi Rho. But I still like the Rosary better.
    It is more symmetrical.

  10. Carol says:

    This is really tricky. I love them all. It really depends on where this is being shown and who you are aiming at most. If this goes anywhere other than strongly Catholic places, I’d go with 11.

  11. Eugenia says:

    Blue 3! :D

  12. Mary Ann says:

    I liked either #3 or #8.

  13. Larryp says:

    Favorite #13

  14. Mike Gliebe says:

    I like 15

  15. Dino Durando says:

    #13… the color pops and the rosary looks best.

  16. Elaine Knecht says:

    Blue is my preferred color. I like design #5

  17. Crystal says:

    #3 then #13

  18. Kristine says:

    I like the blue. But it might compete with the logos for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. So I’d go with green. The one with all the gold – I like – but for some reason I keep thinking a corn stalk or wheat. I’m sorry. It’s just where my brain goes. Don’t like the purple much. Too feminine. Can’t you offset your name in another color? Maybe the blue with a stripe of green “Patrick Madrid”? That would make it stand out from the other familiar link logos. I like the rosary and the Chi Rho. Thanks for asking.

  19. Hans Plate says:

    1st pick: #13
    2nd pick: #12

    I like the yellow color better because if you go retro with the microphone, I feel that these colors are a better fit because they feel more retro. I also like the harmony of those two colors together, whereas the others basically have only one color. Also, with the two colors in this row logo (red and yellow), you can do more creatively with subsequent marketing materials.

    Peace…

  20. Amanda says:

    I like the blues and gold and reddish ones.Numbers 3,4,5 of blue.Numbers 13,14,15 of the gold and reddish ones.All of the are beautiful!god Bless

  21. Bro Jer says:

    soooo let me see here. You want us to pick one…RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. Wellllll what if we do not like any of them? i mean, what about pink, Patrick, or rose, or maybe Franciscan brown? ;-)

    Ohhhh but wait, you want an answer RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!. #13

    dat all +++Bro

  22. Doug Reeves says:

    Yo Pat,

    I liked 5 best, then 15. But hard to go wrong with any of them.

  23. Tina Fisher says:

    I like 4, 5, & 3, respectively. I also think font size of your name could be a bit bigger. :)

  24. Teri D says:

    #13 is my first choice. No purple please.

  25. Janina says:

    #2 or #3 would be nice. Blue stands out more, is the color of Mama Mary too..

  26. Pam Vaillancourt says:

    I love the blue logo with the rosary!

  27. Peggy Dolensky says:

    #10 -green for Patrick of Ireland.

  28. Sharon says:

    #1 – 14, IHS in the logo with color that speaks of the light of Christ.

    #2 – 3, blue with the Rosary, for our Blessed Mother.

    Thanks Patrick…

  29. Maria says:

    4 or 14. I like the “IHS”. Blue looks great, and is Mary’s color, but may be overdone. The maroon/gold is unique and nice.

  30. Shelly says:

    I like any of the burgundy / gold (yellow) ones. It stands out the most and looks kind of papal.

  31. Heidi Saxton says:

    My first comment disappeared … sorry if you get this twice

    The lettering and mike have a distinctively retro feel to them, if that’s what you’re going for the sepia/brown has a certain appeal. Otherwise, either blue or green. The Chi Rho and “IHS” give it more of a “serious Catholic” appearance — the cross is cleaner and more ecumenical. The icthos lauds back to the Early Church, but I think the symbol is lost on many Catholics — more readily understood in Evangelical circles.

  32. Scott Null says:

    I think the #11-#15 color scheme is most in harmony with your PatrickMadrid.com brand/look and feel. I like #13 best.

  33. Heidi Saxton says:

    The lettering and mike have a distinctively retro feel to them, if that’s what you’re going for the sepia/brown has a certain appeal. Otherwise, either blue or green. The Chi Rho and “IHS” give it more of a “serious Catholic” appearance — the cross is cleaner and more ecumenical. The icthos lauds back to the Early Church, but I think the symbol is lost on many Catholics — more readily understood in Evangelical circles.

  34. Janina says:

    Any of the blues will do.

  35. Cathy says:

    # 2 or #5 … clean lines, uncluttered with a bright, fresh color. We are looking at the logo with a critical eye to give you feedback. Most will only glance at the logo once it is in place. With that in mind, the rosary makes it look too “busy”. The title of your show is simple and direct – let the logo reflect that.

  36. Edith McDaniel says:

    #15 & #14 are my votes

  37. Al Gambone says:

    1st Choice #9
    2nd Choice #10

    Green is the color of hope; and it looks good to my eye. I like the IHS & Christ symbols because they are Catholic. Those looking at the logo will figure you for a Catholic. The Cross is good, as it is a symbol of all Christians. However, the Cross doesn’t proclaim that you are necessarily a Catholic.

  38. Pat Gohn says:

    Liking the blue and the red with the rosary. Your name seems a bit hard to read by comparison in the versions you have here. For example, the IHS seems more readable than your name.

  39. Rob says:

    #3 Classic blue. Rosary included. Can’t go wrong.

  40. Susan Abel says:

    #4
    …and color preference, as they are ordered: Blue best, then Green, then Yellow, then Purple.

    I don’t think it’s masculine looking, except the microphone reminds me of a time when I don’t think of women as hosting. But anyway, you are male/masculine, so it wouldn’t matter, in my opinion, if the image was masculine-looking. The program has a male host.

  41. Jen B says:

    Definitely blue-and either 1 or 5. 4 includes letters that are hard to read.

  42. Ken H says:

    I like #3 and #13. I like the subtle Rosary design, which incorporates the crucifix, which I also like in the other designs. And it’s a toss-up between the blue and the red tone – I prefer either of those over the green or purple.

    Ken

  43. Jarrod says:

    Love #3. The rosary is the most easily recognizable Catholic symbol, and the color blue is generally regarded as the safest choice for logos. check out this cool site on logo color: http://www.colourlovers.com/business/blog/2010/09/15/the-most-powerful-colors-in-the-world

  44. #13 the color matches the rays and love the Rosary

  45. Bob Hoeppner says:

    I like the Art Deco kind of vibe I get from the logo. I like the blue, probably because it’s my favorite color. As a pattern that fits with the rest of the logo, and for its substance, I like design 3.

  46. Patti says:

    I like numbers 3 and 4 the best. Nice color, nice symbols. Very nice design.

  47. I like #13 as well. Catholic convert that loves the rosary, the color matches the ray design at the top to me.

  48. Laura Carroll says:

    #18 because it is, God’s color and the rosary is there, so you have everything covered!

  49. Maria Dolan says:

    My favorite color is blue so I am partial, but in this case the yellow for some reasons stands out the best! Especially the letters!
    14 and 15 have my vote
    I like IHS because youa re “in his service”

  50. Shawn says:

    3 or 5. And Blue for our lady ;-)

  51. Of the four color options, I would rank them (best to worst): 1) blue, 2) purple, 3) green, 4) the ugly one used in the third row.

    Of the five detail options, I would rank them (best to worst): 1) icthys, 2) cross, 3) chi-rho, 4) IHS [looks forced, stretched, and difficult to read], 5) rosary [I assume that's what it is, but it's a poor representation of a rosary].

    So I would say images #1, #2, #5, #16, #17, #20 are my top six. My favorite is #1.

  52. Elizabeth says:

    I love the “retro” look of the old microphone! Very cool!

    I think the red and yellow complement the style best and echo a 40’s/50’s logo.

    And in the rays around the microphone, there is a hint of the miraculous painting of the Virgen de Guadalupe.

    Either the Chi Rho, fish or cross – I think the fish should have a pointier nose, though.

    May God bless your new venture abundantly! :)

  53. ChrisD says:

    3 is my first choice. The blue/white is eye catching, yet calm.
    13 is second choice. The red/gold is eye GRABBING.

    Any way you go, I think the Rosary makes the logo…

  54. Michelle says:

    My favorite color is green, BUT, my choices in this order are:

    14
    13
    15
    :D

  55. Alfonso Gamez says:

    I think you should alternate according to liturgical season (lol). But I’d say go with the green.

  56. Marcy K. says:

    I like #1, followed by #6.

  57. Toni says:

    Here’s my 2 cents (and its all I have left, so use it well..) I don’t think that the color of the logo needs to be symbolic of the Church. From a marketing standpoint, blue is warm, restful and inviting. The other colors are more jarring. My eyes gravitate to the blue for this reason. If you want to be symbolic, I think that the cross or the Rosary are the best representations of our faith..For these reasons, I like # 3 the best.

  58. Kelly Hansen says:

    Numbers three and nine.

  59. 1st choice is number 3, because I love blue. 2nd choice is number 17.

  60. Meagan says:

    #1-3 #2-5

  61. PATRICE says:

    #13 gets my vote. Gold for the color of the Vatican flag. The Rosary for Ad Jesu Per Mariam.

  62. Brenda says:

    Marian blue #3 with the rosary! Nice…

  63. Linda Trowbridge says:

    3 & 8

  64. Mike Wallster says:

    6 and 1

  65. Jodell says:

    I really like the blue since it is the color often associated with the Blessed Mother. Great logo!

  66. Doris Bozzi says:

    I like 18 and 8. :-)

  67. Salvatore says:

    I like the red and yellow with the Chi-Rho

  68. Jon Burton says:

    13 wins for me. The color seems the least monochromatic, in a good way. The rosary on bottom is a nice symmetrical balance. Runners-up are 5 and 16.

  69. Rob Kaiser says:

    15 and 5 – you could go liturgical, though, and change color by the season.

  70. Malinda Frybarger says:

    I like either the green or the purple (more liturgical) and with just the simple cross. Maybe green (ordinary time)? Thanks!

  71. John Foresman says:

    First Choice: 14
    Second Choice: 15

  72. Brandy says:

    Second best would be the gold number 4

  73. Brandy says:

    In my personal opinion, I think the blue #4 is the best.

  74. Natalia says:

    I like the gold first and green second.

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