Design a CIGAR Band/Logo/Label - Aviation Theme
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $500
- Entries Received: 116
- Winner: anamiruna
This contest is to design a logo for 'Principle Cigars,' and a cigar band and label for their new 'Aviator' series of cigars.
If mutually agreeable, there can be more work on additional cigar lines for the winner of this contest.
First, some general notes on the overall style and look of all artwork:
The name of the cigar company is 'PRINCIPLE CIGARS.' All artwork needs to be strong, nicely stylized, classic, elegant, bold, perhaps even haunting. It almost certainly needs to have elements of Art Deco or Art Nouveau. It should NOT be cartoon-like, funny, corny, modern, too simple or overly complicated. See the attached file, 'Style [login to view URL]' to see some looks that work for us as well as what some other people are doing.
1 - LOGO CREATION FOR 'PRINCIPLE CIGARS': This is the part of this project with the least restrictions. The style is extremely important, so please refer to Style [login to view URL] for inspiration. It might be good if there is a hint of an aviation theme to the artwork, as Principle's top cigars are called 'Aviators.' This line will use early French Airship imagery. To see examples of these airships see 'Airship Examples.jpg.'
2 - CIGAR BAND: The cigar band will probably be printed in gold using embossing only, so it can be designed in two colors. To see labels printed this way, look at the attached file, '4lab.jpg.' I say 'probably,' because we are still willing to look at other ideas. The approximate size of the cigar band is shown in the attached file 'size.jpg.' This size is approximate and is just meant as a guide. It does not need to be exact and you can change the exterior shape to accommodate your design. The only parts that are somewhat firm are the overall length of the long portion and the position at which the round portion sits on that length.
Whatever style is adopted for the logo and label should be carried out through this cigar band. If the logo has Egyptian Art Deco 1920s lines, so should the band. The band needs to say 'Principle Cigars,' perhaps with each word on either side of the center portion. It should have some element of the aviation theme but not mention aviation anywhere, as it will be used on cigars other than in the Aviator series.
3 - CIGAR LABEL: This will be a metallic label/tag for the top of the different cigar boxes in the Aviator Series of cigars. It should be horizontally-oriented (landscape), but the exact shape is up to you. They do not need to be rectangular, they can be die-cut. Like the cigar band, these will be printed in metal, but with a thicker material. To see some examples of metal labels, look at the attached file, 'metal.jpg.'
The label/tag should have some sort of airship aviation imagery. The look should be very stylized- again, see Style Examples.jpg. It should include the phrase, 'Aviator Series.' It should also contain the slogan, 'Some have plans, few have principles.'
Please let me know if you have any questions. If you would like to run any styles or ideas by me before investing time in design, please do so.
Thanks, and good luck!
“Excellent collaboration, nice person, great artist. Thanks so much!”
darrencioffi, United States.