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$40 logo design

Discussion in 'Design Contests' started by johngordon, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. #1
    I have a client who wants a logo for a new business.
    It is a SEMINAR business where groups of people learn techniques for making their life happier. The business is called Tools of Joy.

    We are looking for a logo that has a graphic that includes the name in text.

    TOTAL PRIZE
    $40 US paid by Paypal
    Contest Ends: Wednesday 20 July 2011 at midnight PST
    Entries: Do NOT PM me your entries – Please post ALL entries in this thread.

    SPECS
    size: the logo has to be visually understandable in both small and large sizes.
    The smallest the logo would appear would be on letterhead, 120 pixels wide. At
    that small size, fine details in the logo will not be visible, so the logo
    should not include such details. We also need a hi-res version for posters of 3

    feet wide.
    format: gif, PSD and jpg
    animation: none-permitted.

    THE CONCEPT
    We want the graphic to look like it is HAND-DRAWN.
    The graphic should include some or all of these visual elements:
    a) a symbol of happiness, such as a smile
    b) a symbol of a group of people
    c) a symbol of a tool.


    I am no designer but to get ideas started I have come up with designs that
    have some or all of these elements. For the text of the name I used the font
    Jokeman. Even though it has some fine detail, when the logo is reduced to 120
    pixels, these are still visible.
    SEMrush
    You can see a page of these very rough design concepts here:
    http://budgetit.ca/tools-joy-draft-design-concepts?size=_original

    Feel free to work with those concepts or invent one entirely of your own.

    Except for the text part, the design needs to look like it is HAND-DRAWN. In
    my examples, I have used images of tool boxes, but these would have to be hand
    drawn in the final example.

    Thanks in advance!

    John
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
    johngordon, Jul 14, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. laxj11

    laxj11 Active Member

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    #2
    here's a concept logo.
    [​IMG]
     
    laxj11, Jul 14, 2011 IP
  3. johngordon

    johngordon Greenhorn

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    #3
    Thanks for the idea.
    Is there a symbol of happiness there?
    I missed it.
     
    johngordon, Jul 14, 2011 IP
  4. laxj11

    laxj11 Active Member

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    #4
    all colors used are colors that represent happiness and joy. also, the wrench is shaped upwards which symbolizes the shape of a smile.
     
    laxj11, Jul 14, 2011 IP
  5. maestria

    maestria Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Please comment on this

    tools of joy.jpg
     
    maestria, Jul 14, 2011 IP
  6. maestria

    maestria Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Please comment on this too

    tools of joy 2.jpg
     
    maestria, Jul 14, 2011 IP
  7. Viola94

    Viola94 Notable Member

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    #7
    This is my logo ;))

    logo.jpg
     
    Viola94, Jul 15, 2011 IP
  8. smithfr

    smithfr Member

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    #8
    my try ...
    [​IMG]

    100% vector ...
     
    smithfr, Jul 15, 2011 IP
  9. People Are People

    People Are People Active Member

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    #9
    [​IMG]
     
    People Are People, Jul 15, 2011 IP
  10. tojinilkumar

    tojinilkumar Peon

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    #10
    HI,

    Please see my design...

    [​IMG]

    Regards
    JINIL
     
    tojinilkumar, Jul 15, 2011 IP
  11. johngordon

    johngordon Greenhorn

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    #11
    The logo needs to look in a very small size. Most of the submissions have too much detail.
    My favorite so far are variants of Maestria's, which I have changed slightly.

    In the first I have kept the case but the tools are gone to keep the design simple.
    http://budgetit.ca/meastria-case?size=_original

    I think I like even more simple, removing the case altogether. Like this:
    http://budgetit.ca/maestrianocase?size=_original

    I thought the smile was a bit high, so I dropped it to the center of the lower line of text. Not sure if that is better:
    http://budgetit.ca/maestriasmilelower

    Masetria: do you like the smile lower or higher? Anyone else care to comment on that.

    Maestria can you change the yellow background to white?
    And then try a couple other versions with a white background but a little more color in the text? THANKS!

    Everyone else is welcome to make submissions.

    Thanks!
     
    johngordon, Jul 16, 2011 IP
  12. maestria

    maestria Well-Known Member

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    #12
    Thanks for your detailed feedback. Please comment on this too

    tools of joy 5.jpg
     
    maestria, Jul 17, 2011 IP
  13. maestria

    maestria Well-Known Member

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    #13
    Please comment

    tools of joy 4.jpg
     
    maestria, Jul 17, 2011 IP
  14. maestria

    maestria Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Please comment

    tools of joy 6.jpg
     
    maestria, Jul 17, 2011 IP
  15. tojinilkumar

    tojinilkumar Peon

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    #15
    Hi..

    [​IMG]

    Regards
    JINIL
     
    tojinilkumar, Jul 18, 2011 IP
  16. johngordon

    johngordon Greenhorn

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    #16
    The contest is over. Congratulations to Maestria who won it.
    Thanks to all for your participation.
    John
     
    johngordon, Jul 21, 2011 IP