Design a Logo

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $700
  • Entries Received: 213
  • Winner: Dakcv

Contest Brief

UPDATE 14 April 2017:

Thanks a lot for all the entries! Nearly 300 submissions is overwhelming!
I will announce the winner of the contest over the next few days.


UPDATE 4 April 2017:

Sealed this contest given many requests.



UPDATE 2 April 2017:

Please read this description carefully.

We are a social club of 'guardians' looking for a superb and high quality graphic element (used for logo, letter head, etc) symbolising a 'guardian'.

Requirements:
a) SILHOUETTE/SKETCH of a medieval knight in full armour (with or without horse), OR a roman warlord (with or without chariot), OR the Egyptian god Anubis or possibly other mystical creatures representing a GUARDIAN
b) carefully BALANCE elegance with dynamism and power, conservatism with modernism, simplicity with detail. Embed a touch of mystery.
c) MAXIMALLY 2-3 colours, 2 dimensional (i.e. no gradient and such 3D effects), adequate for both white or black backgrounds
d) NO text elements, typeface or names
e) should not look tacky!
f) professional QUALITY, and in vectorized format (e.g. can scale without loss of quality)
g) NO religious symbols of any kind
h) NO copyright infringement or copy/paste from elsewhere
i) LESS IS MORE. ALWAYS.
j) SIMPLICITY reveals true creativity - it also helps the logo to become memorable and timeless

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Public Clarification Board

  • romulus2017
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    As promised, some context why this specific design won:

    • 1 year ago
    1. romulus2017
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      1. All the requirements outlined in the contest description have been met and carefully adhered to
      2. The design exquisitely balances the conditions under b). The horse is foaming and all its details express the dynamism and power, from the curled mane to the tail, the eye’s expression and the angle of the bent of knees. This is all captured in only simple black and white, which is remarkable. The rider is taming the horse to align the ‘combined battle strength’ (expressed with the alignment of the eyes of both knight and horse), but is doing so only with effort (given his posture bent forward and the angle of the spear). The shield is simply illustrated with a white line, and the spear is a simple black line at the perfectly balanced angle, and as such the weapons are not distracting from the knight and the horse. To make this design look so well, I assume a lot of work, experience and taste had to be put in.

      • 1 year ago
    2. romulus2017
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      3. More from a macro perspective, the design is compact and well balanced, the minimalist nature allows it to withstand time as well.
      4. From a very practical perspective, the design can stand alone without text, even without the grey shadow. I can easily invert and print it in any other color or surface.

      • 1 year ago
  • romulus2017
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Some contestants claim the winning design is not original. Although skepticism is important in such a contest, I urge people to keep it professional and do so only with tangible evidence and proof, here in the public clarification board for us all to see. Thanks!

    • 1 year ago
  • ken1515ka
    ken1515ka
    • 1 year ago

    i am so disappointed with the CH, with all that proffessional description u gave, u just got a whole lot of us fooled and mislead, it was never worth all tthe energy and time if his came out as ur final choice,, what happened to ORIGINALITY, just when i thought i was working for a fine PRO

    • 1 year ago
    1. romulus2017
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Personal insults are totally inappropriate, unprofessional and unnecessary.

      • 1 year ago
  • romulus2017
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Thank you very much for your contributions, a winner was selected. With his agreement I will post here with some context

    • 1 year ago
  • hasibaka25
    hasibaka25
    • 1 year ago

    sir please#309#310#311#312

    • 1 year ago
  • ura
    ura
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, thank you for your feedback on #297

    • 1 year ago
    1. ura
      ura
      • 1 year ago

      #296 and #298 as well. Thank you for consideration.

      • 1 year ago
  • thedesignar
    thedesignar
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #301

    • 1 year ago
  • leogasa12
    leogasa12
    • 1 year ago

    #273 #274 & #275

    • 1 year ago
  • Nandox363
    Nandox363
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for being patience with this contest, i'm pretty bsure you'll find what you are looking for, please take a moment of your time and check my new entries, i've been thinking on your requests and i think i'm pretty close of what you need. Please check entries #283 #284 #285 #286 #287 #288 #289 #290 #291 and #292... thanks a lot.

    • 1 year ago
  • NabeelShaikhh
    NabeelShaikhh
    • 1 year ago

    hi sir please check #276 #277 updated please check ...

    • 1 year ago
  • leogasa12
    leogasa12
    • 1 year ago

    #273 #274 and #275 please

    • 1 year ago
  • MuskanPaliwal
    MuskanPaliwal
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, Please Check Entry #272

    • 1 year ago
  • Nandox363
    Nandox363
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, please check entries #270 and #271, they have the corrections you mentioned, and monochromatic options, hope you like them.

    • 1 year ago
  • dksagor010
    dksagor010
    • 1 year ago

    sir check #261 .i hope you like it

    • 1 year ago
  • Nandox363
    Nandox363
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, Could I possibly get some feedback on #201 and #202? It would help in making better revisions !
    Thank you.

    • 1 year ago
  • onkarpurba
    onkarpurba
    • 1 year ago

    Revised ver #259, #260 . Thank You. :)

    • 1 year ago
  • VineArts
    VineArts
    • 1 year ago

    Revisions uploaded in #257 .
    Let me know what you think !

    • 1 year ago
  • dpeter
    dpeter
    • 1 year ago

    please check and rate #256

    • 1 year ago
  • onkarpurba
    onkarpurba
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #255

    • 1 year ago
  • dpeter
    dpeter
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #253

    • 1 year ago
  • ura
    ura
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, many thanks for your feedback on #240 .

    • 1 year ago
  • dpeter
    dpeter
    • 1 year ago

    please check and rate #236

    • 1 year ago
  • dpeter
    dpeter
    • 1 year ago

    also please check and rate colored versions #234, #235 (used-colors: 3)

    • 1 year ago
  • dpeter
    dpeter
    • 1 year ago

    please check and rate #222, #232, #233

    • 1 year ago
  • alexandersazon
    alexandersazon
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #186 #231. Thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • dksagor010
    dksagor010
    • 1 year ago

    dear sir please check #221 it's on a simple surface.i hope you like it.

    • 1 year ago
  • romulus2017
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    I will however start to reject submissions which don't follow the original requirements (e.g. have text, or feature religious symbols, or use existing designs) or which fall very much behind the leading submissions. Apologies if I can't provide an explicit comment but reading the original requirements should make it clear.

    • 1 year ago
    1. VineArts
      VineArts
      • 1 year ago

      Could I possibly get some feedback on #64 ? It would help in making better revisions !
      Thank you

      • 1 year ago
    2. tontonmaboloc
      tontonmaboloc
      • 1 year ago

      Entry #210, #209

      • 1 year ago
  • VineArts
    VineArts
    • 1 year ago

    Could I possibly get some feedback on #64 ? It would help in making better revisions !
    Thank you

    • 1 year ago
  • engrmykel
    engrmykel
    • 1 year ago

    Copy that sir..

    • 1 year ago
  • donfreelanz
    donfreelanz
    • 1 year ago

    No worries boss, it's the name of the game.. winner takes it all.

    • 1 year ago
  • shubhamramola
    shubhamramola
    • 1 year ago

    #40

    • 1 year ago
  • romulus2017
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Hi designers, thanks a lot for all the contributions so far. I'm trying to give feedback to each individual contributor privately, but the response is overwhelming and I may not get back quickly.

    • 1 year ago
  • SolimulKhan
    SolimulKhan
    • 1 year ago

    please check and provide feedback on #187 #188 #189 #190

    • 1 year ago
  • thedesignar
    thedesignar
    • 1 year ago

    Sir, can you please give feedback to my entries #110, #113, #124, #125, #126

    • 1 year ago
  • dpeter
    dpeter
    • 1 year ago

    please check rate and provide feedback on #156

    • 1 year ago
  • MuskanPaliwal
    MuskanPaliwal
    • 1 year ago

    Please Check #140, #137, #86, #85, #84, #83 and give Feedback

    • 1 year ago
  • Nandox363
    Nandox363
    • 1 year ago

    Hi please check entry #158. Thanks!

    • 1 year ago
  • sharmin014
    sharmin014
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #144

    • 1 year ago
  • MuskanPaliwal
    MuskanPaliwal
    • 1 year ago

    Please Check #140

    • 1 year ago
  • MuskanPaliwal
    MuskanPaliwal
    • 1 year ago

    Please Check #137

    • 1 year ago
  • nikdesigns
    nikdesigns
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #12

    • 1 year ago
  • afrazilyas
    afrazilyas
    • 1 year ago

    Check entry no. 13

    • 1 year ago
  • donfreelanz
    donfreelanz
    • 1 year ago

    #106, 107,108, 110, 111 have been amended..pls check.

    • 1 year ago
  • ken1515ka
    ken1515ka
    • 1 year ago

    pls let me know if i am on the right track, pls this is important as i am about giving up

    • 1 year ago

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