Create a Company Logo and Lettering

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $130
  • Entries Received: 183
  • Winner: Rakibul0696

Contest Brief

I am looking to create a simple and striking logo for a fiction publishing and film production brand. The project should also include distinctive lettering for the company name that can be used in promotion.

REQUIRED COMPONENTS FOR A WINNING ENTRY:
--A tin soldier brand logo
--Theme-matching lettering of: "Tin Soldier Press"

GUIDELINES FOR THE LOGO LOOK AND FEEL:
--The logo should resemble a "toy soldier", also known as a "green army man". See examples here: https://www.smithersofstamford.com/previous-collections/tin-soldiers.html
--The color palette I'm looking for is either (1) Black, White, Grey, Silver/metallic, and/or Red; OR (2) Red, White, Blue, Black, and/or Silver/Metallic. Not all colors need to be included, but I am definitely interested in a bold pattern that makes use of red for sure.
--The soldier should be American; I am looking for a World War 2 soldier, however a really good design representing a different era and war may be considered. For example of American WWII soldier, see the Iwo Jima Flag raising photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima#/media/File:Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima,_larger_-_edit1.jpg
--The actual soldier character need not be extremely detailed--it is a brand logo, so stylistic choices like a silhouette for example will be considered.
--The pose of the soldier should be strong and heroic.

BACKGROUND INFO (To help with your inspiration--not necessary to portray anything in letters except the name of the company)
Name of the Company: Tin Soldier Press
What the company does: Promotes self published authors and self-publishes fiction content. Produces independent films and screenplays.
Core values of the Company: Promote freedom, Act with Generosity, Uplift and Inspire, Character and Story Above All, Treat All with Dignity, Honor the Fans
Themes of the logo: Honoring veterans that defend our liberties; Sacrifice of the rank-and-file soldier; Strength; Patriotism; Selflessness; courage.

Please submit comments with your clarifying questions in the comments section if possible; My time to respond to direct messages during an open contest is limited. Good luck and thank you for your amazing participation!

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Employer Feedback

“Rakibul worked very hard and submitted a lot of great designs. I appreciate his hard work. ”

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Public Clarification Board

  • serviceskba
    serviceskba
    • 2 weeks ago

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    serviceskba
    • 2 weeks ago

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  • classydesignbd
    classydesignbd
    • 2 weeks ago

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    classydesignbd
    • 2 weeks ago

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  • serviceskba
    serviceskba
    • 3 weeks ago

    Check revision #217 #215 #208 #212 #223 #226 #228

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  • serviceskba
    serviceskba
    • 3 weeks ago

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  • serviceskba
    serviceskba
    • 3 weeks ago

    Check revision #217 #215 #208 #212 #223 #226 #228

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Rakibul0696
    Rakibul0696
    • 3 weeks ago

    please check #218

    • 3 weeks ago
  • serviceskba
    serviceskba
    • 3 weeks ago

    Check revision #217 #215 #208 #212

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Rakibul0696
    Rakibul0696
    • 3 weeks ago

    please check #216

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Rakibul0696
    Rakibul0696
    • 3 weeks ago

    please check #214

    • 3 weeks ago
  • serviceskba
    serviceskba
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please review #185 #186 #187 #188 #191 #193 #194 #195

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  • serviceskba
    serviceskba
    • 3 weeks ago

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    • 3 weeks ago
  • gbettencourt1
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Attention all contestants: Above all, SIMPLICITY. While many of your designs are very creative and look good, they are often too complex. Any Tin Soldier logo must be simple enough to fit into emblems on hats, wristbands, necklaces, etc. Intricate designs don't fit easily as logos and are hard to see from a distance. Here is an example of a very distinctive but SIMPLE desgin:
    https://letterquote.com/products/ghost-recon-vehicle-decal-sticker?gclid=Cj0KCQjwlOmLBhCHARIsAGiJg7mrZW4NIqhzljns17iOONTZxO7_pLjdHVrVb1gB4B7IfhCxk1Ajgu8aAnW1EALw_wcB
    and
    https://www.pngaaa.com/detail/2654599

    This is what I'm looking for--a SIMPLE yet distinctive Tin Soldier emblem. Forget about incorporating the print into the logo--I'm looking for a logo, the print is secondary. If I like your tin soldier and you win the contest, you can add the lettering to the final design.

    • 1 month ago
    1. serviceskba
      serviceskba
      • 3 weeks ago

      Please review #185 #186 #187 #188 #191 #193 #194 #195

      • 3 weeks ago
  • gbettencourt1
    Contest Holder
    • 3 weeks ago

    I am increasing the prize money and extending the contest.
    Please read all my comments on entries and in the thread below to see what I'm looking for. Most important:
    Simple and distinctive TIN SOLDIER emblem design. It should stand out in thumbnail, be easy to make variations on, and not be overly complex.
    Any lettering is secondary. The goal of this contest is to produce a symbol.

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. serviceskba
      serviceskba
      • 3 weeks ago

      Please review #185 #186 #187 #188 #191 #193 #194 #195

      • 3 weeks ago
  • Rakibul0696
    Rakibul0696
    • 3 weeks ago

    please sir check #180 #181

    • 3 weeks ago
  • gbettencourt1
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Update: Hey all, I'm loving all the submissions. However, the modern rifles are a little more aggressive than I'm looking for. If you are going to incorporate rifles, I'd prefer to see something more along the lines of the WWII standard issue M1 Garand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Garand

    • 1 month ago
  • RoshanKumarSaw
    RoshanKumarSaw
    • 1 month ago

    Well after reading all your requirements I must say that I got very excited to do this project and I am sure you will not disappoint with my work .

    • 1 month ago
    1. gbettencourt1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I'm glad to hear Roshan. Good luck.

      • 1 month ago
  • RoshanKumarSaw
    RoshanKumarSaw
    • 1 month ago

    One thing I would like to ask that do you need hand lettering or not in your logo

    • 1 month ago
    1. gbettencourt1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      The most important thing is a soldier emblem design. The lettering should match the style of that design. That said, no the lettering doesn't need to be hand written.

      Keep in mind: Any lettering font should be easy to read.

      • 1 month ago
  • gbettencourt1
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hey all, To clarify what I am primarily looking for:
    I would like a soldier emblem for branding. The lettering is only secondary to that emblem design. Any entry without a "tin soldier" emblem design of some kind will not qualify.

    • 1 month ago
  • zubairsfc
    zubairsfc
    • 1 month ago

    Hi sir I am a logo designer Please check my profile portfolio https://www.freelancer.com/u/zubairsfc if like my profile please contact me private message and quick response i am always online i am waiting for feedback now Thanks.

    • 1 month ago
  • zarminagull189
    zarminagull189
    • 1 month ago

    TAP ON MY ENTRY YU WILL FIND A CHAT OPTION COME TO PRIVATE CHAT I WILL PROVIDE REVESIONS AND VARIATIONS ON IT

    • 1 month ago

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