This crap website does not even have a logo!
Can you make one, or do you have any ideas?
Would be cool if we could get some, and make a vote or something :) ?
Every time I see this, I read Let's Make Roberts. Which must have something to do with a Not The Nine O'Clock News sketch featuring Leyland cars and torque wrenches - compulsory viewing.
Ooops. I was about to say "you must be British." Then I remembered how not all Scots appreciate that. In teh same way folk from Northern Ireland don't always like to be called Irish.
Anyway, NT9ON is British humour at its best...!
Despite nearly 30 years in Edinburgh I'm English, so you can get away with it.
Whilst I like the "start here" bit, I think Chainer's use of the YDM as icon is also good. The brain in a bubble is just yucky.
If you are asking what does yucky mean, then BOA has it. It is a child's word. Think how you feel if your dog is sick in your bed.
You may be asking why I think it is yucky. I don't think that the brain bubblebot embodies the core values of LMR that I find appealing. Everyone is different, but I see these as:
Good points, and I agree.
However, the name & the logo are always the hard part. Think of a band, say The Doors, The Beatles, The Roling Stones. Now, in fact The Doors could be The Beatles, The Beatles could be The Rolling Stones, and The Rolling Stones could be The Doors.
I am pretty sure that they would have gotten the same fame & made the same good music.
Then think of these names: The Windows, The Sneakers and The Rough Rocks.
Now, I'm pretty sure that you find my names lame. However, I am just as sure that BEFORE you had the music of each band associated with the name, you would both find it just as lame, and you would think that The Doors just as well could be called The Rolling Stones.
So the point is; it is what you get to associate with the name.. and in this case with the logo.. that gives it the feeling. Not the first look.
As long as you where not trying to name a 60'ties rock-band something like "Cheesy Soap" or whatever that would completely send out strange signals - or as long as your LMR-logo somehow resembles "robot".. well then it will be OK, once you get to associate it with what it represents.
In fact, "The Doors" did start to sound like something music-related, and not something related to a carpenters work.
Hi Frits, I think you are mixing name and bot image here. The name - LetsMakeRobots.com is ace. It embodies and clearly states those values that I was talking about - the making of robots in the last two words, and the community ("lets" is plural). The bot image just doesn't do justice to the strength and power of the brand that you are/have created.
Your point about names is partially valid - in that some names have no associated brand values until the brand is created. Doors and windows were both household items until Jim Morrison and Bill Gates came along. Now they are indelibly linked with music and PCs. Who remembers the Doors software that was supposed to enhance MS Windows in the 1980s or 90s?
However, other names come with pre-associated with brand values. The Rolling Stones is an example. There's a UK, and possibly international English speaking aphorism - "a rolling stone gathers no moss". So the Stones immediately tapped into the zeigeist of itinerancy and potential for change that is a cornerstone of their style, appeal and place in rock history.
Which brings me to another point, I am am sure that you are aware that different cultures/nationalities/languages have different values. When I travelled regularly to Stockholm I always brought back bars of choclate called "Plop". This is a very funny name for chocolate in the English language - in a childish way - as "plop" is both an onomatopoeic word and a child's name for sh1t. Obviously plop chocolate wouldn't sell too well in an English speaking country (except perhaps to people with firends like me).
PS. the Nickleodeon cartoon Rugrats has a constant running gag about Chocolate-Cheese .