Create a logo for an open-source project

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 3
  • Winner: gustavosaffo

Contest Brief

I was working on an open-source project for quite some time now. However, as everyone needs to be making money out of something, I had to do some other side projects, so I kind of lost the motivation to do this open-source and continue where I stopped.

- Let me put some points related to project itself:
• it's an open-source project
• it's a "css framework" being built with "sass"
• it's a project alike: "Zurb Foundation, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Bulma"
• it's a project which you can use for quick prototype app whip up, but also which you can use to build a complete design without much sweat
• it's a project that comes with few builds: minimal, custom, complete and theme build
• it's a modular project
• it's a project that differentiate from other existing "css frameworks" on many aspects

-- Hence a word, which requires logo...

- Project name:
differs

- Here's a helpful info, related to the name:
differ /ˈdɪfə/
3rd person present: differs
be unlike or dissimilar...

- Things I am sure about:
• be unique, artistic, draw attention & be recognizable on first sight once it has been seen by the one
• must be black/white

- Things I am unsure about:
• should it be capitalized, lowercase or uppercase (Differs / differs / DIFFERS)... at the time being, I'd prefer lowercase
• should it contain an icon with the project name next to it or should it be custom typography only...

- Reference of other alike frameworks: (so that you get the idea what is it about)
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*** THINGS TO AVOID
• mockups... upload plain logo that you made with simple solid color in background
• multiple submits with small differences... if I like your work, I'll tell you exactly what to change and re-upload

*** WARNING ABOUT ATTACHMENT
In attachment you can find single image with a few examples that I designed. I didn't like anything that I came up with so far, hence this contest.
I uploaded it for reference only, do not follow it as requirement and do not copycat.

Much appreciated...
Best of luck to all participants!

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Employer Feedback

“I have opened a contest for an open-source project of mine and I was so disappointed in over 95% of entries. The 5% (like 4 submits) were somewhat decent, but GustavoSaffo did quite outstanding job. Keeping it simple, yet distinguish - was clearly telling me that I have a winner of this contest. I've been holding off a little longer, instead of awarding this project to GustavoSaffo, but let me tell you... There's really no need to do so. At least it was a waste of time in my contest, should've accepted and awarded GustavoSaffo right away. Thank you for participating in my contest and I highly appreciate your artwork.”

Profile image dvLden, Serbia.

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Public Clarification Board

  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Contest upgraded... Guaranteed, Sealed and now also Top!

    • 1 year ago
  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    3 days and some hours to go...
    I have a question to all participants at this point:

    Can I have a section on "differs" future site, where people would be able to see all decent entries of this contest. I do not ask for any vectors or anything, I would use uploaded sample from Freelancer that you submited.

    If you allow me to, please reply to this comment. Credits will be given accordingly and linked to your Freelancer profile.

    • 1 year ago
    1. eldweeny
      eldweeny
      • 1 year ago

      if the site allow it ....it's fine

      • 1 year ago
    2. dvLden
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      @gustavosaffo - I did not get that quite much? Anyways, there's no site yet, just empty domain.

      @theS2dio & @eldweeny - I'll have to ask I guess...

      • 1 year ago
  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    I came across new fancy term called "monogram". Can someone come up with something fancy/cool for this project by creating an icon like that? ("d" or "dfr")

    Here's a term with some fancy logos:
    https://dribbble.com/search?q=monogram

    Your submits are highly appreciated.

    • 1 year ago
    1. dvLden
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      lowercase/uppercase... whatever you think is best. (in my opinion, lowercase has more details)

      • 1 year ago
  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    So far I've been getting so many entries where icon is some kind of "D" shape. Mostly highly weird...
    In my samples you could see some "D" shapes, but do not focus on that as a must, already said to use them as reference only to see how I did it personally...

    Try to figure some shape of anything you can think of, if you are going to design the icon.
    What I can suggest to use is "D", "FF" or "DFR".

    "$dfr" is a variable prefix to avoid conflicts of any other packages that may be used along... so maybe you can use that too... I don't know.

    Just hit me. I know great design takes time, so I'll be patient. Heck I may even extend this contest if I don't find something interesting within this time frame.

    • 1 year ago
  • simohamedabkari
    simohamedabkari
    • 1 year ago

    can we use colors ?

    • 1 year ago
    1. dvLden
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      No.

      • 1 year ago
  • itsmeloveme1988
    itsmeloveme1988
    • 1 year ago

    hlw, please post some sample logo with you hand drawing

    • 1 year ago
    1. dvLden
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Can't do that... People would focus on one drawing only then and every submit would be highly similar. As a designer, I want to see other people thoughts and ideas and choose the best one that would beat the one in my mind.

      • 1 year ago
  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    I am posting some links to interesting logo concepts for your inspiration: (a few might be animated)

    https://dribbble.com/shots/1525046-Cub-Studio
    https://dribbble.com/shots/325244-Sixbase-Logo
    https://dribbble.com/shots/446684-Infinite-Swipe-rsand
    https://dribbble.com/shots/2978315-Rabbit-Symbol
    https://dribbble.com/shots/1829402-Discount-Logotype
    https://dribbble.com/shots/1267323-Flyvinci-Logo-Brand-Mark-Design
    https://dribbble.com/shots/2717013-C-hills
    https://dribbble.com/shots/2360255-Planet-Chase
    https://dribbble.com/shots/1062645-Corporate-Logo-for-Cezanne
    https://dribbble.com/shots/1696432-Niuniu-running

    • 1 year ago
  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    All submits using:
    - Mockup
    - Just font
    - Any color other than black and white

    That's an instant reject

    • 1 year ago
  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    I hope that all participants are aware of following:
    - If you don't make an logo icon, don't use fonts. Custom typography logo only
    - If you make an logo icon, feel free to pick any font that you have a license to use
    - B/W only
    - Be artistic, don't just be in the mood "I want to win $100, let's make something so easy and let's not even read the whole description..."
    - My product will compete with top Css frameworks, so that means Your logo will be seen by millions of people, isn't that something way more special than just winning the contest for the cash?

    • 1 year ago
  • dvLden
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    This will be highly active contest, unlike others!
    I will be rating Your submits as fast as possible...

    • 1 year ago
    1. mdehasan
      mdehasan
      • 1 year ago

      In order to make this logo different from others, we can make it somewhat complicated, right? or no

      • 1 year ago
    2. dvLden
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      @mdehasan - Yes, I assume. I need modern, artistic logo that describe itself and engraves itself in the human mind once it's been seen. It can be highly artistic, the important thing is that it can be readable even if it takes a few seconds to click in mind of what it represents... Another highly important factor is that it should be black/white or both colors mixed.

      • 1 year ago

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