Design a Logo for "If By Sea"

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $300
  • Entries Received: 14
  • Winner: alfonself2012

Contest Brief

I'm starting an ecommerce website that is design and art focused called If By Sea. The logo should be primarily just the name in some sort of interesting and/or beautiful layout/font. I'm not saying don't add any sort of graphic flourishes on top of it, but perhaps lean towards minimalism vs. a bunch of images.

The layout/font will need to be distinctive and memorable. I'm looking for something that will encompass a couple (though not all) of the following qualities:

Unique, beautiful, haunting, eccentric, peculiar or modern.

If By Sea has a slight leaning towards a nautical theme, but feel free to not include anything nautical related if it restrains you too much.

Please no gradients, bubble letters, complex design (lots of lines) or shadows. If possible I would like the logo in both vector and rasterized formats with a transparent background.

Thanks for considering my contest. I know you have a lot of choices out there to work on. I appreciate your time and talent.

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(If you submit an entry and are selected as the winner of the contest, you acknowledge that you are selling to me, Robert Oswald, the exclusive rights for use of the logo in perpetuity. There will no be no future royalties or renegotiating of contracts in regards to the logo once payment has been remitted.)

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“Alfonso was very quick to respond to changes and special requests. The logo he created for me was always at the top of people\'s lists when asked which of the ones they liked. Would work with again.”

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  • saimarehan
    saimarehan
    • 3 years ago

    http://epsaisite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Vintage-Sailor-and-Mariner-Logo-Vector.jpg

    • 3 years ago
  • joecan517
    joecan517
    • 3 years ago

    Good day, Sir. Can you possibly narrow down your logo preferences? i've been seeing a lot of cliparts from a lot of the entries. Would you want a logo in black and white rendition, an oldstyle rendition of familiar nautical symbols like an anchor, galleon ship, lifesavers, sea gulls, etc? Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • r063rabad
    r063rabad
    • 3 years ago

    hi, pls check out entries #384 #386 #387 #388 and #389 Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • joecan517
    joecan517
    • 3 years ago

    Good day. Entry #382 please. Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • pradeepanvi01
    pradeepanvi01
    • 3 years ago

    please check #379

    • 3 years ago
  • pradeepanvi01
    pradeepanvi01
    • 3 years ago

    Hi Please check #349, #350, #351, #352

    • 3 years ago
  • Simental02
    Simental02
    • 3 years ago

    hi ch please check #333...thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • joecan517
    joecan517
    • 3 years ago

    Good day Sir. I will gladly appreciate your feedback on entry #323. Thank you very much.

    • 3 years ago
  • Simental02
    Simental02
    • 3 years ago

    #314...please

    • 3 years ago
  • Simental02
    Simental02
    • 3 years ago

    #310

    • 3 years ago
  • Simental02
    Simental02
    • 3 years ago

    please check #306..thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • pradeepanvi01
    pradeepanvi01
    • 3 years ago

    Hi Please check #291

    • 3 years ago
  • ben2ty
    ben2ty
    • 3 years ago

    May I ask why "If By Sea"? Is all the artwork/products related to sea? and also the age range of your target market.
    Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
    1. RobOswald
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Age range is probably skewed more towards 30's-50's. Not sure yet, though, to be honest.

      If By Sea mostly for the idea of having gone out "exploring" to find these items for the audience.

      • 3 years ago
    2. ben2ty
      ben2ty
      • 3 years ago

      Ah Ok, Thanks for the reply. I'll submit another with description based from this.
      Thanks. Again.

      • 3 years ago
  • pradeepanvi01
    pradeepanvi01
    • 3 years ago

    Hi pls check #231

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback #225, #226

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback #224

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback #223

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback #218

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback #210

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback #208

    • 3 years ago
  • davidliyung
    davidliyung
    • 3 years ago

    please also check #207, Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • moro2707
    moro2707
    • 3 years ago

    Nice clipats...

    • 3 years ago
  • davidliyung
    davidliyung
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #198 and 199. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback Entry#192

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback Entry#191

    • 3 years ago
  • pradeepanvi01
    pradeepanvi01
    • 3 years ago

    hi pls check #188

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback Entry#174, Entry#175

    • 3 years ago
  • cristigoia
    cristigoia
    • 3 years ago

    Hello sir, please check #164 , #165 , #166 , #167 . Thank you :)

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedbacl Entry#163

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedbacl Entry#162

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback for Entry#152

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Feedback for Entry#149, Entry#150, Entry#151

    • 3 years ago
  • nesliirmak
    nesliirmak
    • 3 years ago

    #148

    • 3 years ago
  • sgsuk
    sgsuk
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #147

    • 3 years ago
  • sgsuk
    sgsuk
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #142

    • 3 years ago
  • nesliirmak
    nesliirmak
    • 3 years ago

    #116 - #118

    • 3 years ago
  • pradeepanvi01
    pradeepanvi01
    • 3 years ago

    hi please check your logo with new look #111

    • 3 years ago
  • vfxtasy
    vfxtasy
    • 3 years ago

    Any suggestion about my logo #02?

    • 3 years ago
  • ABHIJITPRJ222
    ABHIJITPRJ222
    • 3 years ago

    Dear contest holder,
    Please take look on entry no#97 #98 #99 for suggestion.

    • 3 years ago
  • takkar
    takkar
    • 3 years ago

    Dear Contest Holder,
    Kindly give feedback about Entry#94
    Best Regards,
    FRS Designers

    • 3 years ago
  • GoldSuchi
    GoldSuchi
    • 3 years ago

    Please check and feedback #54, #55 & #56 . Thank

    • 3 years ago
  • pradeepanvi01
    pradeepanvi01
    • 3 years ago

    hi
    please check #53

    • 3 years ago
  • karthik27
    karthik27
    • 3 years ago

    Please do check #45. Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • Spector01
    Spector01
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #44. Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • dongulley
    dongulley
    • 3 years ago

    consider #36

    • 3 years ago
  • Magsinodan
    Magsinodan
    • 3 years ago

    #35.. Thank you..

    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    please rate and provide feedback on #32. thanks :-)

    • 3 years ago
  • ben2ty
    ben2ty
    • 3 years ago

    Please comment on #27, thanks for the rate on #26.

    • 3 years ago

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