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Competition: Logo needed for hosting company


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Marshalus

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.

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ZiGGA

I'd like to know which of the three you prefer Marshalus mate, I need some idea of what direction I should take.

I've got a few ideas to give these logos a bit of an extra kick, and hopefully giving them a nice wow factor.

But at the moment this is the three I have submitted, but I've compiled them all together just to make it easier to compare them.

Anyways here they are.

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Andre

you're saying that my logo is less creative than yours. right.

I have 8 vector layers with gradients, including opacity. you have 2 or 3 layers. mine is original. yours is a goddamn trace of the globe.

Make 40 layers and then I'm sure you will win. Because creativity and originality is all about how many layers you use! :sleep:

As far as submissions, Lexcyn and Long would get my votes.

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I have 2 layers.

I didn't use opacity.

I don't have drop shadows or outer glows.

I used 2 colors.

I never took classes in Graphics Design school.

I didn't even a trace something.

God I must suck really bad.

I'm pretty impressed you made that logo in two layers :p

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spidermans_father

Whats the deadline?..How long left for this?

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spidermans_father

hf.jpg

I will do another too but I don't know the d33dline ... enlighten me ...

The lines are supposed to show the lines of the internet as it is a service provider. The little circles on the line are the data being transmitted over the internet - they link together the words and letters - Was trying to create the concept of the internet basically into the logo.

I didn't want to put a falcon as everyone already has. I'm thinking of another one at the moment, another way to put it WITHOUT a damn falcon on it..ahah

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X@vier

I will do another too but I don't know the d33dline ... enlighten me ...

The lines are supposed to show the lines of the internet as it is a service provider. The little circles on the line are the data being transmitted over the internet - they link together the words and letters - Was trying to create the concept of the internet basically into the logo.

I didn't want to put a falcon as everyone already has. I'm thinking of another one at the moment, another way to put it WITHOUT a damn falcon on it..ahah

i like it but maybe a little too much for a logo anyways, its still a nice job.

here are some i been working on.

X@vier

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spidermans_father

Yea Xavi, I should get rid of the lines...I like yours too bro, the second last one is hot!

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spidermans_father

hf1.jpg

hf2.jpg

2 more.

Shoot , I just saw the guy said Spyder wins but I don't see his design anywhere.

I think this thread should be locked in case people like me keep replying with designs as it hasn't been mentioned in the first post that the design has now been ch0sen!..

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spidermans_father

Thnx Statix - I like your sig by the way.

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magik

:innocent:

Much better attempt, I like this one a lot more. Good stuff! (Y)

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X@vier

Yea Xavi, I should get rid of the lines...I like yours too bro, the second last one is hot!

thnx bro :blush: , I like ur new ones, much better.......now i have to do another one just to keep up :(

I hate u!!!

j/k

:rofl:

X@vier

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Marshalus

i like it but maybe a little too much for a logo anyways, its still a nice job.

here are some i been working on.

X@vier

Numbers 2 & 4 there are very close to what I'm looking for.

I don't really want a bird or plane in the logos, but I like things that draw from the elements of that. That's not saying any of the bird logos you guys have created are bad or don't have a chance. Many of them are actually very good and major contenders.

I'd like to know which of the three you prefer Marshalus mate, I need some idea of what direction I should take.

I've got a few ideas to give these logos a bit of an extra kick, and hopefully giving them a nice wow factor.

But at the moment this is the three I have submitted, but I've compiled them all together just to make it easier to compare them.

Anyways here they are.

Anything in the middle row. The top one isn't really the style I'm looking for and while the bottom one would be a great logo for an airshow, it's not really what I'd like either. The middle one is great though and is very nice. I like the bird outline look you've done.

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Marshalus

2 more.

Shoot , I just saw the guy said Spyder wins but I don't see his design anywhere.

I think this thread should be locked in case people like me keep replying with designs as it hasn't been mentioned in the first post that the design has now been ch0sen!..

Hah, Spyder's logo was horrible joke. He didn't REALLY win.

When I pick a winner it'll be clear ;) The deadline will probably be Monday or Tuesday for submissions. Although if they keep flowing in like they are now I will extend it.

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spidermans_father

hfnew.jpg

I HAVE A DREAM!...hahaha no I am not Martin Luthor Kind, I am Spidermans Father!, ahaha

I have a dream - either me or Xavi are going to win..lol

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spidermans_father

hfboo.jpg

I love this blue - I'm going to paint my g/f this blue

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Marshalus

It's not THAT great ;)

By my count we've at over 40 submissions (not including some variations of the same design.) I think we may be reaching the point where I'll probably start sitting down and really trying to decide which ones are serious contenders and which ones don't fit with what I'm looking for, and putting those infront of a small panel of people and trying to figure out which ones are the best.

I may be hitting up a few of you for higher resolution shots of your designs so watch your PM box this weekend. If I don't contact you, don't worry, I may just already have what I need.

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chema

couple ideas

one is cute, one is serious :)

(i know, i spelled higher wrong, i'm not going to update it :p)

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fascist

The first one looks as if its a guy with three fingers and a thumb :rofl:

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spidermans_father

The first one looks as if its a guy with three fingers and a thumb :rofl:

ditto

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chema

come on guys, cartoon wings? no? :p

hihi

(i know, i spelled higher wrong, i'm not going to update it :p)

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Marshalus

couple ideas

one is cute, one is serious :)

I like the second one, but you spelled higher wrong ;)

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Marshalus

APPROVED CONCEPTS LIST RELEASED

You can download and view as a HTML document in Internet Explorer. It is an exported PowerPoint presentation for the people who will be deciding. I know I know, I use Firefox too, and to look at this you need to use IE. Life sucks sometimes ;)

http://www.dbvx.com/hflc.mht

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chopyaedoff

One last one I just made.

falconhost.png

Hope it's not too late.

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