BEER! CERVEZA! Design a logo for our new brewery

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $75
  • Entries Received: 19
  • Winner: MagicVector

Contest Brief

Howdy folks! Are you creative? Talented? Have an unusual sense of humor? If so, we desperately need your help!

I'm looking for a talented graphic artist to design an AMAZING logo that will be THE face of our upcoming brewery. The name of the brewery is "Civilized Chimps Brewing Co". I've attached some rough sketches and preliminary logos that I (a not so talented fella) have created.

The whole idea/theme behind "Civilized Chimps" is to create quality craft beer without being too snobby or taking ourselves too serious. We love being oxymorons (emphasis on the morons) and have a wacky sense of humor. Some of the words we feel sum up our upcoming brewery and beer (products) which can be considered as our brand values:
• Funny
• Primates
• Quality
• Humor
• Refined
• Stylishly silly

The temporary tag line we're using for the brewery is, "Craft beer brewed by primates with discerning taste and style". We do NOT need to add the tag line in the logo design, I'm mentioning it to give you an idea of our theme/brand.

Color of the label would be (for now) a simple black and white similar to the Bell's Brewery logo ([url removed, login to view]). We will also review and consider color submissions. I have no idea of the font, but I really love how people like Lost Rhino used the font with the silhouetted surfboarding rhino ([url removed, login to view]).

We're envisioning a clean, funny cartoonish logo with a design that's simple enough for use on bar glasses, shirts, websites, everything. The logo will be used on:
• Business cards
• Bar glasses
• Shirts
• [url removed, login to view] Website
• Letterheads
• Potentially displayed on our brewery
• Brochures etc

Design Style:
• IMPORTANT: The chimp CANNOT be drinking a beer or holding any alcohol containers
• IMPORTANT: The chimp CANNOT be smoking
• Requesting that the chimp hold a HOP cone (see link for hop cone samples [url removed, login to view] )
• Minimalistic (Example: [url removed, login to view])
• Clean
• Cartoon/manga/anime cartoonish style
• Contemporary
• Version of logo with words "Civilized Chimps Brewing Co" (see attached sample)
• Version of logo without words (chimp only, see attached sample)

Ownership/Copyright
• Please submit ORIGINAL logo designs that do NOT infringe on an existing brand/artwork.
• Selection of a winner assumes logo design and all associated logo likenesses will be turned over to Civilized Chimps Brewing Company, LLC.
• Civilized Chimps Brewing Company, LLC will own the logo and all copyrights to the winning logo.
• A signed "Work for hire Copyright agreement" must be returned prior to declaring a contest winner and releasing the contest award money.

File Format:
• High quality Adobe compatible and vector formatting (.ai) preferred by printers and web developers or raster format (jpg & .tiff) must have a min dpi of 300 dpi.

RULES:
• All submissions must be made via this contest. No direct submissions will be considered/used.
• A signed "Work for hire Copyright agreement" must be returned prior to declaring a contest winner and releasing the contest award money.

Thanks and looking forward to see what you super talented people can create! :-)

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Employer Feedback

“Incredibly talented professional. That is the best way to describe MagicVector. The logo they designed was superb and 100% original. It seems as if they looked directly into my mind and knew EXACTLY what I wanted in our logo design. Suggestions for changes were quickly incorporated and they are incredibly responsible and professional in all of their correspondence. We are excited and honored to have worked with MagicVector and our company will happily use them for future graphic design work. Highly recommended!”

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Public Clarification Board

  • MagicVector
    MagicVector
    • 4 years ago

    Pleasure to work with !!!

    • 4 years ago
  • logics123
    logics123
    • 4 years ago

    do you want logo to be similar to images you provided? or New Style?

    • 4 years ago
    1. zerosmilez
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      I want my original images to serve as an inspiration, but I'm looking for something completely original and new. Nothing based on existing photographs or existing brands/logos/cartoons. Looking for something humorous and cartoonish, but with clean lines.

      • 4 years ago
    2. logics123
      logics123
      • 4 years ago

      thanks

      • 4 years ago
  • logics123
    logics123
    • 4 years ago

    plz feedback on #15 and #16 my hard work ;)

    • 4 years ago
  • mNorbert
    mNorbert
    • 4 years ago

    Hello,

    I'm freelancer from Europe (Poland) specializing in webdesign and branding. I'm interested in cooperation. I can offer designing website and slicing project to html and css, but without programming in php (or other languages).

    My projects are featured on behance.net and webdesignserved.com
    PORTFOLIO:
    www.behance.net/norbert
    www.mierzwa.org

    • 4 years ago
    1. zerosmilez
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      mNorbert, please feel free to submit an entry via this contest. Thanks.

      • 4 years ago
  • zerosmilez
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    All, please use the attached images as "inspiration". Do NOT use them in your own logo designs. We are looking for something completely original and new. You submissions should NOT be based on existing photographs or existing brands/logos/cartoons.

    We are looking for logo designs that are humorous and cartoonish, but with clean lines. Also, any designs using monkeys or animals holding/drinking alcohol will be immediately rejected.

    Please ALL the information in the contest. Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • Elars
    Elars
    • 4 years ago

    Hello, can you give feedback and rate #7 and #8 please?

    • 4 years ago
    1. zerosmilez
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Feedback provided. Thanks

      • 4 years ago
  • logics123
    logics123
    • 4 years ago

    i am working on it and will give you brilliant result soon

    • 4 years ago

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