Logo Design for a Fermentary / Meadery

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $50
  • Entries Received: 14
  • Winner: jaskoraul7

Contest Brief

Overview: Southern Republic Fermenting Company, a small hand-craft fermentary centered on fruit wines and meads, needs a logo. Its design needs to be implementable in bottle labels, website design, and other paraphernalia related to the craft alcohol industry. The Southern Republic name is based on historical values of 1860 Charleston, South Carolina (see the attached image for visual reference). When the South Carolina Convention voted for Secession, the Palmetto State nullified the Constitution and created the new "Southern Republic." We at Southern Republic Fermenting Co. want traditional fine grape wine enthusiasts to "Nullify the Ordinary, Secede from the Norm."

Specifications:
1) Historically based (Charleston is after all the home of the spirit of secession as well as the spot of the first shot of the Civil War.)
2) 19th century font
3) Earth-tone color scheme
4) NO typical confederate imagery

All other options are on the table. We're looking for creativeness, yet simplicity inspired by 1860 Charleston.

Recommended Skills

Employer Feedback

“Has a great handle on overall design vision. Not only can he put ideas to paper, he can also independently create variations that I never thought of. Good job and I will definitely think to hire him again if I need a project done.”

Profile image Fitzfest, United States.

Top entries from this contest

View More Entries

Public Clarification Board

  • aduetratti
    aduetratti
    • 3 years ago

    an other timewaster, thanks, ask me 15 variation!!

    • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    jaskoraul7, #28 ... a few things:

    1) can you make the border like #26?
    2) Can you turn the cannon in the opposite direction?
    3) Can you spell out South Carolina instead of S.C.?

    Thanks. I like the font and it looks fresh.

    • 3 years ago
    1. jaskoraul7
      jaskoraul7
      • 3 years ago

      sure I can, I'm going to do all of this right now ;)

      • 3 years ago
    2. jaskoraul7
      jaskoraul7
      • 3 years ago

      But where could I upload this to you? The best would be in the handover. You can suggesting me everything until you are 100% satisfied, and then approve the money transaction...

      • 3 years ago
  • andagrounn
    andagrounn
    • 3 years ago

    please take a look at my entry#22

    • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Any updates?

    • 3 years ago
  • sultancontest
    sultancontest
    • 3 years ago

    Freelancers have good news!!!!! www.SultanContest.com is a New Graphics Designing Contest Freelancing website, you can join free and get join all the contest and also you can post contest. If you are a good graphics designer, you can earn thousand of money... That is a great opportunity for freelancer and buyer..

    • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Aduetratti, I've posted an additional concept based off of your #21. See the file named SRFC_Logo.001.tiff. Please try to find a way to do something like this. My file is a picture so obviously the quality is low. I expect your file can be of higher quality.

    • 3 years ago
  • aduetratti
    aduetratti
    • 3 years ago

    not sure that i've done what you ask me

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

      I like #20. I think the incorporation of the other words looks good. Can you fix the misspelling in fermenting? Thanks.

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

      On #21, can you try taking out the cross-poles and adding the motto: "Nullify the ordinary; Secede from the norm." Make 2 versions: on the 1st version, just add the motto. On the 2nd version, make the cannon smaller and move it below the words fermenting co. The place the motto below the cannon.

      • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    aduetratti, I guess I like the original lettering / font from #13. I see the honeycomb outline that you added to the most recent set. It looks busy and goofy. Why not take that out and maybe add a honeybee outline at the tube bores' (the poles) intersection. Then maybe take the solid ends of each bore and make them like the ends of wooden honey sticks? I'm thinking out loud here.

    • 3 years ago
  • mevelop
    mevelop
    • 3 years ago

    Hey there! I posted #8. Let me know if you want to see tweeks to it.

    • 3 years ago
    1. mevelop
      mevelop
      • 3 years ago

      Just saw your first response regarding the length and the cannons.

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

      Thanks.

      • 3 years ago
  • Absax
    Absax
    • 3 years ago

    Hi there. Please give me your thoughts on #12

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

      It looks neat. On 2nd thought though, the building doesn't do it for me. Try just the façade.

      • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I'm liking #11. Good cannon orientation. That swirly thing on the bottom is bothering me though. What if we turned that into something else.

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

      gotchya. I like it. Can you put the outline of a honeybee in there somewhere? I like the design, but my concern is that there's nothing in that logo that would make someone think we are a fermenting house / alcohol producer.

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

      Also, can you try a different font? I like block lettering, but perhaps try something a little swankier.

      • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    aduetratti, #9 needs a more era-correct piece. Again, try to incorporate the all-caps font you used on #6. Thanks.

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

      Saw #10. Let's fix that cannon to be a more era-correct model. And darken the background.

      • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Does anyone have a design that would incorporate 19th Century Charleston buildings of industrial or military importance. Example, the still-standing Bennet Rice Mill http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=bennett+rice+mill&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=_YEqkSyBX4KlEM&tbnid=obUxUF1oBwvLhM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.port-of-charleston.com%2FAbout%2Fcommunity%2Fhistory_environ%2Fbennet_rice_mill.asp&ei=JfJ_UpHvI42tkAfhjoHoDQ&bvm=bv.56146854,d.eW0&psig=AFQjCNECMGdwXBuBrjJAqyboDfMOVafh4g&ust=1384202863749578

    • 3 years ago
  • Fitzfest
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    aduetratti, #5 is my favorite out of your 3 posted. I like the simplicity, but I'm not a fan of the font. It's too whimsical. Also, the color theme is too light. My meads/wines are bold, competing flavors. My bottles and my shop-front need to emulate that. I like your simplicity though. It would be cheap to mass-produce and it is very versatile (i.e. useful on all marketing platforms), which correlates to more bang for the buck.

    • 3 years ago
  • mNorbert
    mNorbert
    • 3 years ago

    Hello,

    I’m a student, web designer and developer currently based in Szczecin, Poland (Europe). ​​I'm freelancer specializing in webdesign and branding. I'm interested in cooperation with you. I can offer designing website and slicing project to html and css.

    I’ve started doing professional works in webdesign in 2007. As the time has passed, experience allowed me to craft my skills. I’ve been constantly trying to improve every day. I’m technically proficient, easy to work with and I love my job. So what are you waiting for?

    Thanks for considering me for your project and I am excited being associated with you. My projects are featured on behance.net and webdesignserved.com

    PORTFOLIO:
    www.behance.net/norbert
    www.mierzwa.org​

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

      Do you have any logo proposals? Right now I'm running this contest for that purpose only.
      Thanks for the offer.

      • 3 years ago
  • Absax
    Absax
    • 3 years ago

    Hi there. I have tried to do a more integrated design as you suggested. Please have a look at #7 and let me know what your thoughts are. Thank you!

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

      #7 is better. I don't think I want to use a municipal seal though. For obvious reasons.

      • 3 years ago
  • Absax
    Absax
    • 3 years ago

    Hi there! Please look at entry #2. I've tried to keep as close to your samples as possible. Please let me know what you think

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

      Hi, thanks for posting. I don't like the grape references. I also don't really think the designs flow very well together. It seems a bit too complicated / busy.

      • 3 years ago

Show more comments

How to get started with contests

  • Post your contest

    Post Your Contest Quick and easy

  • Get tons of entries

    Get Tons of Entries From around the world

  • Award the best entry

    Award the best entry Download the files - Easy!

Post a Contest Now or Join us Today!