Acajou Films Logo Design Contest

Acajou Films has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 583 designs from 87 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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Geoff Russell
United Kingdom

What We Do

French Independent Cinema Company with increasing international appeal

Industry

Entertainment

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Strength and dependability
#2 - Artisan - modern yet backed by traditional values
#3 - Personal character that can be trusted and aspired to

Our Target Audience:

International, all ages depending on each film being released, we are mostly seeking to provide a logo that presents us as an organisation of professional artisans with a strong traditional sense of purpose and style. Many of the films we plan will be family films but we will also produce more mature content.

Color Preferences

A deep burgundy red is the colour we have until now mostly associated with Acajou Films

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

We are very open to suggestions as we want it to be cool and it will need to transfer to the big screen.
As we are Artisans ourselves we value and appreciate creativity and design and look forward to seeing what ideas you may have.

Themes

Exotic
Complex
Colorful

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
Pictorial Mark

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Letterform Mark

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Television

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Discussion

Discussion

Helios
Canada
WHoops need to read the fine details.....
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
Hi everyone, We do not wish to reference the Acajou tree (cashew) in our design, the company is about cinema and movies for cinema. Let your hair down a bit we are looking for something cool and fresh! Cheers Acajou
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
Hello everyone, I have not ranked anything yet as I do not wish to give anyone the idea that any are favorite yet, I will do so once we have a few more entries and it is starting to take shape. Thanks Geoff
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
Hello again, The producer has agreed that we need to widen the brief, he appreciates that we do not want to be restrictive. so as I have said do let your hair down. We appreciate the effort that you all put into these contests and promise that we will respond to you quickly. Thank you from Acajou
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
3 days to go, and many entries! One of the comments made by the producer was that he felt most of the entries were feminine! I had not seen that but I guess he is right, I wonder if you agree and whether you have a an answer?
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
UPDATE Please add the word Films to the designs
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
I think the ranking should have another column called assessing in no particular rank order.
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
Hi again,

We have extended the contest two days only, as a few designers have been away!

Some of you have given us some great work, the response has been amazing! Over 350 entries so far!

But we feel there is a COOL concept yet to come. Please remember the image will need to translate to the big screen and ultimately progress to movement. As well as look great on our cards and letterheads!

We don't ask much huh? Thank you again everyone.

All the best
Geoff
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
Hi Rich,

I know they are away because they told me in their correspondence through the contest. They have made contributions and yes they contributed to my first contest. Everyone has a fair chance to win, and no a winning design has not been presented yet.

When I find one that has promise I communicate through the messages and try to provide feedback where I can. It is helpful when designers provide explanations of what they are submitting too.

Anyway, I think this site is great, I never knew I would have to work so hard on my end but it is worth it (which is why I am back). I have only subscribed to one previous contest, it gave us what we needed and it was not someone I knew!

All the best
Geoff
13 years ago
gummer
United Kingdom
goodluck with your contest all i can say
13 years ago
XavierTechnology
United Kingdom
sorry i used a instead of o in every logo. I must have update this but the time was passed when i realized. I will incorporate this mistake once the design concept gets approved.
13 years ago
Geoff Russell
United Kingdom
Wow, thank you so much everyone, We have been overwhelmed by the response, with so many contributions it is going to take us a few days in order to consider our top favorites and finalize our selections! Again thank you, Wishing each of you the best of luck and look forward to letting you know the outcome! Geoff
13 years ago