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Contest $50 Logo design contest for travel blog

Discussion in 'Design Contests' started by al_clark7, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am back with another logo design contest.

    Hopefully this will be a 48 hour design competition but I reserve the right to keep it running longer if I don't find a design that I like.

    The winner will receive $50, paid promptly using paypal.

    This time I require a logo for a travel blog called
    suitcase monster
    Code (markup):
    Firstly I will outline the technical requirements and then I will go into the design brief.


    Technical Requirements.

    SEMrush
    Logo size - 1200px x 300px.

    It's very important that it matches the size above as I have to reduce the logo down to
    180px x 45px for my website theme

    When designing the logo, please bear in mind that it has to be easily viewed at 180px x 45px

    The logo has to be designed in a vector based programme.

    I require the logo files in 2 formats:
    1. .png format with a transparent background size 1200px x 300px
    2. vector file format so I can use it in the future for making large logos for posters.

    NOTE: I REQUIRE the vector file so I can make the logo as big as I want for future promotions.

    If you can do the above, here is the brief......

    Design Brief

    The new website is a travel blog called
    suitcasemonster.com
    Code (markup):
    I want a modern "app like logo" with the words
    suitcase monster
    Code (markup):
    beside the logo.

    Look at the following logo:
    [​IMG]

    As you can see, the panda is artistically designed. It doesn't look like a panda, but it's obvious it is a panda character.

    When it is reduced down to a small size, the logo is still very clear, and can be seen to be a panda. To me, the panda graphic itself would make a great app icon.

    I want my logo to be a graphic at the left, the words to the right, similar to bored panda.

    Now look at these following images:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I found these amazing suitcases online and want these to act as inspiration of what a
    suitcase monster
    Code (markup):
    might look like.

    I'm looking for you to come up with a simple character, similar to bored panda, but the subject of the character will be a
    suitcase monster
    Code (markup):
    .

    I don't want you to copy any of these suitcases, I want an artistic representation, like the bored panda character.

    I have not decided on a colour yet, but it will be a one colour design.

    I hope this project captures your imagination and I'm excited to see what type of characters you will produce.

    The words should appear next to the logo in lowercase.

    I am unsure of what font to use for the words, so I will leave it up to you.

    The main consideration is that it is modern, minimalistic and reads easily when the logo is reduced down to the size of 180x45 pixels.


    Good luck.

    I look forward to your entries
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
    al_clark7, Jul 26, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. al_clark7

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    #2
    please post the entries in the thread and NOT to my Personal Messages as I have a business partner that will view the logos on this thread only.

    Thanks
     
    al_clark7, Jul 26, 2015 IP
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    #3
    One problem: A jpg can't have a transparent background. You would need a png or gif for that.
     
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    al_clark7 Active Member

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    #4
    Hey Robert, of course you are correct. I meant to write .png not .jpg

    Thanks for pointing out my mistake :)
    I have corrected the mistake in the original post
     
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    #5
    180 x 45 pixels. It is 2 colors though. Is there a specific reason that it has to be one color?

    upload_2015-7-26_11-13-16.png
     
    Robert Cox, Jul 26, 2015 IP
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    #6
    Hi,

    Thanks for entering but this is not anything like I am looking for at all. I'm trying to give constructive criticism here without sounding cheeky.

    It looks like it was drawn in microsoft paint in a few seconds, looks very unprofessional, doesn't have the feel of the panda example I gave, the font is not modern or clean or minimalist. I don't feel you understood the brief properly.

    The logo I'm looking for is to be an abstract version of a "suitcase monster" following the type of inspiration I showed with the panda.

    You are welcome to enter more versions, but you will really need to up your game to be taken as a serious contender.

    Thanks
     
    al_clark7, Jul 26, 2015 IP
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    #7
    I was going for cartoony but I guess that was the wrong direction.
     
    Robert Cox, Jul 26, 2015 IP
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    #8
    [​IMG]
     
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    #9
    upload_2015-7-26_12-7-41.png
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    upload_2015-7-26_13-6-44.png
     
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    upload_2015-7-26_13-31-32.png
     
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    #13
    ms2.jpg ms1.jpg
     
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    sm.jpg
     
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    #15
    my try :)
    suitcasemonster.png
     
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    suitcase monster.png
     
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    #18
    suitcasemonster.png suitcasemonster2.png
     
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    #19
    My entry..

    suitcase monster2.jpg
    suitcase monster1.jpg

    I hope you like it..
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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