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Which of these road symbols do you like for our RR "AMR"?
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 Posted: Thu Apr 23rd, 2015 11:52 pm
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16 or 15 are least offensive

The top ones I think I have seen on Chinese tea bags.

None really look like RR logos to me

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Herb Kephart wrote:
None really look like RR logos to me
I agree, they all look like tatoos or something the German government designed during WW2.
I'd go with a heavy, serif typeface for something that is "railroad looking"...



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I third that opinion. I'm sorry, but it looks more like KISS the rock band than KISS the principal.

KISS stands for:

Keep
It
Simple
Stupid

I'm not insulting anyone's intelligence with this principle, but it basically means you need to keep a logo as simple as you can make it. The fact is the prototypes do the same thing. If every logo was over the top, every railroad would waste millions of dollars ensuring that all the equipment and advertising has that logo.

To give you some ideas, here are common modern Railroad logos:









These are all logos you'll find on letterheads, official documents, all equipment. If you were wanting to make a herald or shield/symbol for your railroad, you're on the right track but typically such heralds use a shape such as a circle, square, triangle, or parallelogram and use really simple font to spell out the railroad and only then on a few heralds is anything fancy used.

But, given the choices you laid out, #16 is the closest to a railroad herald.

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Fair enough, lol - that makes sense about the shape - these are letters from the AC/DC font

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Making some more

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Take 16 and space the letters like 13, then put a diamond shape boarder around it following the letter angles



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Or something like this:


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Something like that, but follow the angles the letters end up suggesting.



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Good idea about the border - I will try that

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