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Competition: Logo needed for hosting company

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Marshalus    50

Third time is a charm eh folks? I've got the funding, I've got the people, now I just need the logo!

HostFalcon.com, an internet service provider specializing in small business site hosting, has commissioned a contest to create a new and unique branding for their soon be opened business.

The winning logo will help set the tone for the layout, color and theme for the rest of the company web presence.

The contest will run for an undetermined length of time and participants from around the Internet community are encouraged to enter.

First prize is $40 AND 6 months of free hosting on a basic HostFalcon plan. Two runners up will receive 25% off any plan for three months.

Winners will be decided exclusively by the management of HostFalcon.

Requirements

The name of the company (HostFalcon) should be present on any logo design along with our slogan (Set your sites higher) if deemed feasible by the designer.

The branding elements should be on a white background and be easily applied to any white or light gray without recoloring. Any text used should be a sans-serif font. HostFalcon prefers the use of a simple and minimalist design.

Only Photoshop importable formats will be accepted.

Uses

The winning branding will be used on our website, in online and possible print advertisements, letter headers, company shirts, business cards, etc.

Exclusive rights must be provided to us by the author.

Good luck!

NeoRequest: http://neorequest.tekngn.net/GraphicRequestView.aspx?ID=871

Additional Information

The following issues have come up through the thread.

- A cash prize has been added.

- You can submit as many variations or alternative designs as you wish.

- Please keep the negitive comments on other peoples work to yourself.

- Please do not ask for public feedback from me on your submission.

APRIL 3 UPDATE: The entry process is now closed. Unless you come up with something breathtaking we're going to use what we've taken so far and make a choice from there. We have narrowed the field down to about 5 logos that stand out from the rest as being the type of branding we'd be able to use and would help set us apart a bit from our competitors.

I have no timeline on getting a winner announced. Of course I'll let everyone know when that happens.

Thanks everyone for the great submissions, you've made it really hard for the judges to choose a winner.

Edited by Marshalus

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hotdog666al    31

+Lexcyn's is my favourite so far!!

Great going guys. Some nice logos. (as always)

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phoe*nix    0

:|

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urge    0

i305_logo1copy.jpg

i306_logo2copy.jpg

My two, more to come...

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AppleDave    1

2 more from me.

X@vier

Looks like a new Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator icon....

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+Alan-    11

Looks like a new Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator icon....

It looks like all 3 kinda combined...nice idea but I think it's kinda cheep to do that :(

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Long    3

Symbol made in Illustrator.

Logo composited in Photoshop.

All vector.

I love The Daily Show.

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Pox    0

WOW!!!! Nice work Pox.

thanks :D

my logo can obviously be used in many colors... a few for you to think about... any preference?

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Alfondoo    0

Host-Falcon.jpg

I like this one :) pleased with it i am :happy:

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Alfondoo    0

Another idea i knocked up :) if you dont like the fonts i'll redo these at home (college computers have about 10 fonts)

Falcon.gif

all vector

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Mohsin Naqi    1

No offence to clipart logos but the guy needs branding not some ready-made clipart vectors you got for free from somewhere on the net.

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Alfondoo    0

No offence to clipart logos but the guy needs branding not some ready-made clipart vectors you got for free from somewhere on the net.

Fair enough but i'd just like to say that i really DID make the two i put up :hmmm:

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+.Aaron    0

Fair enough but i'd just like to say that i really DID make the two i put up :hmmm:

Did you draw out the plane? I have my doubts, but whatever. I still like Pox's submission.

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X@vier    5

Looks like a new Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator icon....

It looks like all 3 kinda combined...nice idea but I think it's kinda cheep to do that :(

like u said it "looks like" it but is not, i found a tutorial on how to do it, nothing wrong with trying to learn on ur own, is there?

anyways where is another one.

X@vier

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X@vier    5

here is a new logo and I'm borrowing Lexcyn presentation (i hope is cool?, if not let me know).

X@vier

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Marshalus    50

Actually I perfer to just have the logos to look at and not all that extra junk on there. It's nice, but distracting to the overall logo.

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X@vier    5

Actually I perfer to just have the logos to look at and not all that extra junk on there. It's nice, but distracting to the overall logo.

okay, here is the other logo i was talking about without the extra junk.

X@vier

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Alfondoo    0

Marshalus should i continue with the Bird or the plane idea? which one appeals more to you?

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chema    0

Here's the one I entered for the last comp. meehh :/

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markjensen    98
Marshalus should i continue with the Bird or the plane idea? which one appeals more to you?
If you are going to use a plane, I would think that you should use the F-16 "Falcon", and not the F-15 "Eagle".

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Marshalus    50

Marshalus should i continue with the Bird or the plane idea? which one appeals more to you?

I'd perfer as many options as possible. Falcon or not :) There are a lot of falcon/bird ones being presented, maybe some other options would be good :)

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Lexcyn    88

Here's a submission with just the logo ...

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Pox    0

simpler stencil version with a few different positions:

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Mohsin Naqi    1

Had some free time last night, so I made a couple more just for the heck of it, this time in Adobe Illustrator.

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Pox    0

Had some free time previous night, so I made a couple more just for the heck of it, this time in Adobe Illustrator.

i348_hf1.png

i347_hf.png

that second one there is just like the first one you submitted: not really a logo.

the text and rectangles is quite nice, but the tabs look really strange... try working on something that's a logo without text, then add the text - this ensures a recognisable presence. and dont make it too complex.

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fall3n    0

Here's the one I entered for the last comp. meehh :/

always a fan chema. I think i may have a new crush :blush: hahaha

wut do u use most when u do your designs?

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