Design a logo for kids music duo

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $50
  • Entries Received: 79
  • Winner: Pedro1973

Contest Brief

Hi there. I am looking for a logo for my act, Eric Herman and Puppy Dog Dave. What I want is something eye-catching and effective that has in mind that we are a fun, comedic, high-energy musical act for kids and families.

A couple of notes...

ERIC HERMAN should be more prominent than PUPPY DOG DAVE on the logo. For example, in a two line layout, the top line could be all ERIC HERMAN and the bottom line AND PUPPY DOG DAVE with the same width as the ERIC HERMAN. Or ERIC HERMAN on top, a small AND in the middle, and PUPPY DOG DAVE on the bottom line, again equaling the width of ERIC HERMAN.

In addition to using the logo for general promo things, I also intend to have this logo be added via Photoshop to the kick drum depicted on the attached files, so something round or circular, or at least that will look good and be readable on there, is preferred. (If you want to add the logo to the kick drum as a reference to what it will look like on there, that would be great, but that is not necessary. And if you do that, please do that only in addition to showing me the logo on its own.)

Any other questions, please ask.

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  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, folks. Sorry for the delay on this, but we had a lot of discussion about it. Very tough choice. So many great entries. A big thank you to everyone for your entries, and please stay tuned, as I'll probably be doing another similar contest soon for another thing.

    We decided to go with #83. The look of the picture isn't quite right... he submitted that right near the end and didn't have time to change it... but the style is what we were hoping for, and the words alone grabbed us in a simple but effective way. The look of it is a little more rock 'n' roll, but although we are a kids' music act, our musical style is actually more rock oriented. So that ended up being the best fit. Congrats to Pedro1973 and we look forward to working with you to hone the picture on that a little bit.

    • 3 years ago
  • ImArtist
    ImArtist
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, Can you please check #88 and let me know your feedback? Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • logomaster055
    logomaster055
    • 3 years ago

    Dear sir,please check #62 #63 #62 and please give feedback.
    thanks.

    • 3 years ago
    1. logomaster055
      logomaster055
      • 3 years ago

      sir is there is any color you like.just tell me .
      Waiting for your reply

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      #80 and #81 are better. Something about the colors still feels off to me. Maybe it's just the orange "and" at this point, but it doesn't seem to sit well with everything.

      • 3 years ago
  • Arts360
    Arts360
    • 3 years ago

    Hello Sir, Kindly check #58. Please Feedback. Thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. Arts360
      Arts360
      • 3 years ago

      Lol bro, contest holder said "something like a smiley or other thing might work. Or the tie, like someone else did." I am not copying any idea.

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      That's true, I did suggest that.

      • 3 years ago
  • enddDD
    enddDD
    • 3 years ago

    Please feedback #77 .Thanks

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

      Not bad, but not blowing me away, either.

      • 3 years ago
  • Orlowskiy
    Orlowskiy
    • 3 years ago

    Please, check #82. I did cartoon characters.

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

      See my comment on the picture... Briefly, I like it, but the guitar/drum heads thing doesn't work for me, at least the way it is.

      • 3 years ago
  • Pedro1973
    Pedro1973
    • 3 years ago

    sir, check #83, hope you can see yourselfs. thanks

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

      See my comment on the picture itself... Quickly, we look too scruffy and angry for a children's act, and the position of Dave's guitar looks odd. But I love it, otherwise.

      • 3 years ago
  • Serious1Gamer
    Serious1Gamer
    • 3 years ago

    Hi Boss ,Please check #56 & #57 i hope u gonna like'em thanks !

    • 3 years ago
    1. Serious1Gamer
      Serious1Gamer
      • 3 years ago

      U Want me to change the font no problem,what about the dump color or the font color thanks boss !

      • 3 years ago
    2. Serious1Gamer
      Serious1Gamer
      • 3 years ago

      Anything to do boss ,to get 4 star's ?

      • 3 years ago
  • Arts360
    Arts360
    • 3 years ago

    Hello Sir, Kindly check #49 and #50. Please Feedback. Thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. Arts360
      Arts360
      • 3 years ago

      Hello Sir, Kindly check #58. Please Feedback. Thanks

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      The "and" is much better the way it is now. But I'm not so sure about the colors, still. It's a lot better, though.

      • 3 years ago
  • logomaster055
    logomaster055
    • 3 years ago

    please check #55 .Thanks

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

      I like it, but I think the colors might be a clash with our clothing.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #47 is very good. The only thing is (and I think this should probably be a general note for everyone), I think the "and" should be smaller, so "Puppy Dog Dave" stands out a little better.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I like the general look and idea of #45 (and a little better than #46), but I'm not sure that an "E" really means a whole lot on its own. Maybe "EH" would be better. Otherwise, something like a smiley or other thing might work. Or the tie, like someone else did.

    • 3 years ago
  • Arts360
    Arts360
    • 3 years ago

    Hello Sir, Kindly check #27 #28 #29 and #30. If you want any changes please PM me i will anything for you. Please Feedback. Thanks :-)

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

      I'm not really crazy about any of those, to be honest. The font is pretty good on #27, but I'd like to see the "Eric Herman" all in CAPs. Also, there are no drum sticks involved in this act, and the music clef isn't really grabbing me as a symbol. Sorry, but please feel free to try some other ideas.

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      You know, the more I look at it, I kind of like #27, but just for the text of it. I'm not sure if the color scheme is quite right. But maybe "Eric Herman" doesn't need to be all caps. Anyway, if you want to play around a bit more with that, I'd be interested to see what else you can come up with.

      • 3 years ago
  • Arts360
    Arts360
    • 3 years ago

    Hello Sir, Kindly check #32. Please Feedback. Thanks

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

      I'm not ZZ Top. :o)

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I'm sorry, I hope that ZZ Top comment didn't seem too dismissive. But to be more specific, that image isn't going to work. And I'm not that crazy about the colors or font style of the words.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #37, a full drum set also doesn't work for us. We're a two piece act; I sing and occasionally play guitar, and Dave plays guitar and uses one kick drum only. Also, though I don't have the aversion to Comic Sans that many have (I think that style actually works pretty well for kids), I still don't want to use it. That may not be "Comic Sans," exactly, but it looks too close to that.

    • 3 years ago
  • thadanny
    thadanny
    • 3 years ago

    feedback #20

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

      Nice. #36 is great.

      • 3 years ago
    2. juaniseu
      juaniseu
      • 3 years ago

      Thank you for feedback :)

      • 3 years ago
  • Orlowskiy
    Orlowskiy
    • 3 years ago

    Please Check the # 39 and # 40. Comment please.

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

      I don't think the color scheme of that works, really. #43 is the best of that type, I think.

      • 3 years ago
  • logomaster055
    logomaster055
    • 3 years ago

    Hello sir please give feedback

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

      #38, it's pretty good, but the font style feels more like "fiesta" or "Cinco de Mayo," than what we represent, which is more comedic rock music for kids.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #23 is pretty good, but the "and" doesn't look right how it is, and I like the way it looks on the drum better than the logo on its own. However, if you're gonna have me in there, it almost seems like there should be a picture of Dave in there, too, maybe coming out of the bottom, upside-down? I'm not sure. Not bad, overall. The font could be a little better, though.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #19, it's close, but the way you have the color gradiant there reminds me of when your printer is running out of ink and it prints like that. Maybe try the color change more linear or gradual, as opposed to kind of half and half as you have it. Also, with the angle of the color shift being one way on the name, and another on the smiley, it feels a little strange. I don't think the smiley needs any color gradiant.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #18, I don't see how a guy playing a conga drum is going to fit for us. Not a bad layout, if you can find a different image for in between the "E" and the "H." But I also think the font needs to be a little less formal.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #21, I'm not sure about the sun, but I definitely don't like the color green for "Puppy Dog Dave." Pretty good, though, overall.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #20 is very good, but can you make the "and" smaller, so the "Puppy Dog Dave" has some distinction? And something looks a little funny about the little round part at the bottom of the "C," as if it might be a "G."

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    The more I look at #15, I'm not crazy about the font (a little too bubbly) or coloring (what we're wearing in the pictures is standard for us, so you don't want to clash with that). But I do like the star with the tie idea, so maybe you could try something else with that?

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #17: I like it, but the "and Puppy Dog Dave" font is kind of bland. Plus, I'm not sure we want to go with the kick drum as the focus graphic. We're really more of a guitar/vocal duo, and Dave happens to accent some of the more rhythmic songs with some kick drum.

    #16: I may not have been clear enough in the instructions in the brief... The photo isn't supposed to go into the drum head. I was suggesting that you might want to include a picture of the logo in the drum head, along with your logo entry, to show how it would look in there. (Not necessary to do, at all, but just a suggestion.)

    #15: Pretty good. I really like the tie in the star, but not on the "i" of "Eric." Also, perhaps the color scheme of my shirt and tie could be adapted, so the tie is yellow/gold and the star is blue?

    • 3 years ago
  • emzbassist07
    emzbassist07
    • 3 years ago

    kindly view my entry #16 in full view thank you so much

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, folks. Thanks for the entries so far. I have several notes to hopefully get you going in a better direction... As a general guideline, I'd prefer if you worry more about how the TEXT of the logo looks, and not so much on adding pictures and musical notes and graphical stuff like that. If the text works, then maybe something else can be added as well.

    At this point, #4 is the best, by far, because it's readable, and the included graphic is fitting (the single kick drum), and I like the smiley face on the drum, which gives it a kids/family flavor. It might be a little odd for an image with a kick drum to then be pictured on a kick drum, but I think it will still work well, and should work great outside of the kick drum. Plus, there's always the option to not include the kick drum, as it's not connected with the text. I like that. Great job on that one.

    • 3 years ago
    1. XpertgraphicD
      XpertgraphicD
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks for your feedback.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Another quick note about #5 and #8, that also applies in general... Please make sure the "and" is in there somewhere. "Eric Herman and Puppy Dog Dave."

    Also, for #5, I like the coloring of the text, but I don't like the coloring on us, especially my yellow hair. I do kind of like the idea of the two of us in there, though, so I added another picture of us (file number ends in 5474) where the guitar and microphone are being held correctly... maybe you could try incorporating that into this idea, and try it with the text colored but us in black (or a solid color)? But again, be mindful of how we look... can't have the "angry eyes." Actually, the coloring of us might work, but you'd have to adjust more specifically... no yellow hair for me, and my arms shouldn't be colored when my face isn't, etc.

    • 3 years ago
  • Orlowskiy
    Orlowskiy
    • 3 years ago

    Excellent. Thanks for the comments. Now hard'll work on the logo. You'll smile, unwrap guitar, microphone too, add &.

    • 3 years ago

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