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Contest $75 logo design & business card - "Subtle Steam Punk" -close Friday

Discussion in 'Design Contests' started by Shadowpro, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. #1
    Logo & business card contest

    Deliverable;
    Logo in AI or EPS
    2 side business card in AI or EPS
    Closes Friday 5pm UTC (if you ask for an extension for a few hours you'll get one)

    Business profile;

    Full Steam Digital Marketing is a set of strategies, tools and services to help businesses achieve their vision.

    Our target customers are; small - medium businesses that understand the value of close suppliers, interaction and strategy

    Logo requirements;
    Logo text:Full Steam Digital Marketing
    Subtle Steam Punk look & feel, playing slightly on the "Full Steam ahead" idea (for clarification, full steam ahead means go forward at full speed - comes from days of old steam trains and is a command for full power).
    Logo format; all text or text with integrated graphics.
    Website will be simple with white background, and subtle Steam Punk elements, so logo should fit this.

    Logo should be subtle Stream Punk maybe with a control and windows effect that can be used in control animations in future (see Google Jules Verne animation)

    Colors: Gold, white black, blue, green, orange. Feel free to try anything you think though.

    Inspiration:
    Jules Verne Nautlius
    HG Wells
    Steam Punk

    Love this animation of Google's logo, but certainly don't want to have a copy of it! (link errored so you'll have to copy/paste)
    http://www.google.com/doodles/jules-vernes-183rd-birthday
    Code (markup):
    Love this logo, but again, don't want a copy.
    http://www.wallcoo.net/movie/2007_1...ss_Wallpaper_25_12_20_20_92825_25418_0_8.html

    This shows the type of Steam Punk look we like, and is here to illustrated the genre rather that inspire the logo.
    http://static1.squarespace.com/stat...788107775/golden_compass_logo.jpg?format=750w

    This is about as similar to the finished website as I could find, and is here to demonstrate the web style we'll be going for rather than inspire the logo (their logo is just ok really).
    http://www.arthrobots.com/

    Things to avoid;
    Dark Steam Punk imagery.
    Anything sinister
    Over complexity.
    Dirty or scruffy look & feel
    Generic look
    Logo next to icon - if you use graphics it should be integrated with text.
    SEMrush
    What we want people to think/feel
    We want them to think of Victorian era inventors, Jules Verne 20,000 leagues under the sea, HG Wells time machine.
    Words that should spring to mind;
    Inventiveness
    Entrepreneurial
    Eccentricity
    upload_2015-8-25_12-6-8.png

    Hope you all have fun with this![/code]
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
    Shadowpro, Aug 24, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. katesrobyn

    katesrobyn Notable Member

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    #2
    [​IMG]
     
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    Shadowpro Active Member

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    #3
    Thanks.

    I like the colours, but not so struck on the bevelled font. Also I'd maybe prefer a play on "Full Steam ahead" (full speed ahead - comes from days of old steam trains and is a command for full power) rather than the steam idea - sorry if that was not clear, I've edited the post to clarify.

    The concept is nice though, even without the Full Steam ahead idea.
     
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    katesrobyn Notable Member

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    #4
    okay..working on it :)
     
    katesrobyn, Aug 25, 2015 IP
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    johnrossgd Well-Known Member

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    #5
    my try :)
    fullsteam.png
     
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    Shadowpro Active Member

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    #6
    johnrossgd - thanks.

    That's definitely subtle steam punk.

    I like it, but don't love it - not too sure why.

    I think maybe it's a bit too comic book. It's hard to explain when there's nothing actually wrong! I think this would suit a beer bottle :)

    Good effort though, and it may grow on me.
     
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    katesrobyn Notable Member

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    #7
    [​IMG]
     
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    Robert Cox Banned

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    #8
    upload_2015-8-26_10-42-58.png
     
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  9. katesrobyn

    katesrobyn Notable Member

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    #9
    feedback pls :)
     
    katesrobyn, Aug 26, 2015 IP
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    Skaritza Well-Known Member

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    #10
    1.jpg
     
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    Skaritza Well-Known Member

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    2.jpg
     
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    Skaritza Well-Known Member

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    #12
    3.jpg 4.jpg
     
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    weirdXtreme Well-Known Member

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    #13
    how about this....

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    feedback will be appreciated...
     
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    weirdXtreme Well-Known Member

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    #14
    here on another application...

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    best regard

    weirdXtreme
     
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    #15
    Katesrobyn,

    Really nice but not really what I had in mind. Still not really Steam Punk.


    Altruist,

    Same as Katesrobyn, it's really nice, but it's not what I had in mind.

    So far nothing really conjures up the feelings I'm after.

    Skaritza

    That's much more what I'm thinking - really like it - but...

    Wierdextreme

    Wow - that's fantastic. Even if you don't win in the end I'll buy some elements off you for the website. I love the machinery cloud, and likewise the text logo.

    Inspired.
     
    Shadowpro, Aug 27, 2015 IP
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    #16
    So it looks like you want something less subtle than what I did perhaps. I will try something else.
     
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    Skaritza Well-Known Member

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    #17
    but...?
     
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    Shadowpro Active Member

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    #18
    Sorry - meant that Wierdextreme in lead right now.
     
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    Skaritza Well-Known Member

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    #19
    oh, i get it, sorry
     
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    #20
    Just reviewed and I'd actually say Skaritza and wierdxtreme are neck & neck - hard to pick my favourite.

    Skaritza - closest to what I had in mind - really like both logos. I have a concern people might think we were a bicycle shop though :)

    Wierdxtreme - more complex than I thought I wanted, but it's really great, and we could split the elements apart for different usages.

    Loving the white/ gold / black /grey of these designs.
     
    Shadowpro, Aug 27, 2015 IP