Design a Band Logo for Signature Hustle

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $55
  • Entries Received: 37
  • Winner: DCTHeisenberg

Contest Brief

I need a band logo so I can start releasing music on streaming music services. Building a band identity out of thin air leaves a lot of possibilities open. Here are some general parameters:

• clean lines
• 70s/80s retro or modern
• versatile
• would look good and distinct on a hat/shirt/sticker/etc.
• would look cool even if you had no idea what it meant

• Suggests the following: danceable, singer-songwriter/DIY musician, funky, groovy, synth-rock, indie, retro, jam-band, aiming for catchy—not perfectly polished, secret identity, grassroots, technology, organized, ironic, a little bit edgy, from the Pacific NW of the USA (lots of trees, rivers, mountains, etc.), Apple computer

• Does NOT suggest the following: violent, angry, childish, sad, country, folk

• Listeners should expect the songwriting and production of the music to be high quality while the performances are the rawer, acquired taste. This music might appeal most to “stoners” and fellow songwriters.

• Considering the use of the Oregon state outline or fir tree. Also considering the use of a line art silhouette of my head/body from behind (possibly with recording headphones on). Also considering possibly using a variation of the greek symbol of Sigma (Σ = “Sig” = “Signature”) as long as it doesn’t look like a fraternity logo.

• The easiest design would show the word “Signature” in a script and “Hustle” in a sans-serif. While this may be the best way to go, my guess is that this might feel too generic. Whether that is the best path is up to you.

• I don’t currently have any strong color preferences.

I currently have one song available to stream here: [login to view URL]

This song is a fair bit more mellow and less “retro” than my others. Most have a little more funk and “edge” to them in the form of distorted electric guitar or synth riffs (think laser beams, a la Ratatat).

If you need any photos or other assets, please let me know. I would prefer the completed file in Illustrator with fonts included (or listed). I’m excited to see what you come up with!

**Some logo inspirations attached but I'd welcome something fresh!

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“Great design! Provided more than required and was very communicative. Will seek this designer out in the future.”

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Public Clarification Board

  • ALLISHAH
    ALLISHAH
    • 2 months ago

    do have a look at #58

    • 2 months ago
  • satishchand75
    satishchand75
    • 2 months ago

    Hi Sir, Please just a look #55 Thanks

    • 2 months ago
  • mactonic
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Hi Everyone. I'm seeing a number of submissions that look more like corporate branding rather than "rock n roll" branding. I'm definitely looking for something that indicates that this is a band logo. Needs a "cool" factor. Thanks!

    • 2 months ago
    1. jrmzamora
      jrmzamora
      • 2 months ago

      Hi! Please see #51 :) Thanks

      • 2 months ago
    2. satishchand75
      satishchand75
      • 2 months ago

      Hi Sir, Please just a look #55 Thanks

      • 2 months ago
  • joeblackis17
    joeblackis17
    • 2 months ago

    Hello there ! I'm a graphic designer and also a music artist and I have dedicated my time to design only logos and artworks for music artists/record labels. Please have a look at my portofolio on the link below and contact me if you are interested to work together. Thank you

    • 2 months ago
    1. joeblackis17
      joeblackis17
      • 2 months ago

      https://www.freelancer.com/u/joeblackis17

      • 2 months ago
  • igenmv
    igenmv
    • 2 months ago

    please check entry #38 and rate it.

    • 2 months ago
  • satishchand75
    satishchand75
    • 2 months ago

    Hi Sir, Please just a look # #36 Thanks

    • 2 months ago
  • satishchand75
    satishchand75
    • 2 months ago

    Hi Sir, Please just a look # #35 Thanks

    • 2 months ago
  • neotrix777
    neotrix777
    • 2 months ago

    Beatutiful track , it reminds me of FM 84 !

    • 2 months ago
    1. mactonic
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Thanks!

      • 2 months ago

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