Antique Helper Logo Design Contest

Antique Helper has selected their winning logo design.

For $450 they received 114 designs from 33 different designers from around the world.
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antiquehelper
United States

Slogan

A Modern Day Auction Experience

What We Do

We conduct consignment auctions and appraisals of art, antiques and collectibles to a live audience and live Internet bidding.

Industry

Service Industries

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Trustworthy
#2 - Capable and Experienced
#3 - Warm and Friendly

Our Target Audience:

Senior Citizens preparing for downsizing and/or selling their personal property. Heirs of art and antiques. Professionals that serve these clients, estate planners, trust attorneys.

Color Preferences

red/orange, green/brown and white rich earth tones yet vibrant not committed to these colors

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

We have an 8yr old, 2nd generation, existing logo that contains a typeset for the words Antique Helper. We would like to have a mark to use with that same type to expand its recognition and create an icon that will later be recognizable on its own. There has been thought to AHA - antique helper auctions and the word aha! possibly including a gavel as exclamation

Themes

Colorful
Bright
Luxury
Expensive
Playful
Modern
Refined
Exotic
Elegant
Secure
Feminine
Simple
Quiet

Style

Wordmark

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

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

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
Character

A mascot represents the brand.
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
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Signs

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Discussion

Discussion

antiquehelper
United States
Our new website is now online at www.antiquehelper.com Please view the site
12 years ago
antiquehelper
United States
I am looking for an icon 1st to place to the left and/or above Antique Helper - then add the tagline - Auctioneers & Appraisers
12 years ago
Mare
Serbia
Will post some ideas tomorow.
Cheers
12 years ago
Sparkhaven
United Kingdom
#9 #17 #3

Those hands are a direct copy of Southwest Cardiology Associates' logo designed by McNab Design Visual Communications
12 years ago
logomotives
Philippines
can you point us to a site? cant seem to find any.ty
12 years ago
Sparkhaven
United Kingdom
12 years ago
logomotives
Philippines
yes, it's very similar indeed!
12 years ago
Sparkhaven
United Kingdom
More identical than similar I'd say
12 years ago
chris1970
United States
Wow, that was some serious detective work
12 years ago
antiquehelper
United States
I guess you all need to vet the rest of these works before I choose another one that is a copy... antiquehelper What happens if I find out a chosen logo is a copy after the fact? Discouraging.
12 years ago
Adillus
United States
Antiquehelper, that's one of the risks of using a site like this instead of hiring a real agency.
12 years ago
Roman Granjon
United States
I would argue that a site like this is actually 'self-vetting'. It is our responsibility as designers on this site to directly address work we suspect as copyright infringement (see faqs). And what a resource: a pool of designers from all over the world.

As for the removed logos, they are similar to the Southwest Cardio Associates logo but not necessarily derivative. For instance, the fingers are different, putting letters in the heart is different, and it's a different industry (which should count for something). I've seen the heart-hands in tv ads, in medical brochures, and I even created a Valentine's Day card years ago by scanning my hands making a heart. It seems the heart-hands sign is a popular device, perhaps cliche. For instance, searching 'heart hands' on istockphoto.com yields many similar results.
12 years ago
lindseymarie
United States
does anyone know what happened to this competition?
12 years ago
logomotives
Philippines
Any news here? abandoned?
12 years ago
TahiaDesign
Argentina
so? Any news??
12 years ago
logomotives
Philippines
any word from the ch Admin?
12 years ago
hunter
United States
is there a limit of time on judging this?
12 years ago
TahiaDesign
Argentina
23 days?
12 years ago
TahiaDesign
Argentina
what´s happening with this contest? it´s been more than 35 days!
12 years ago