Artuned.com Logo Design Contest

Artuned.com has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 568 designs from 61 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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Dazzle
Egypt

Slogan

Tune your art

What We Do

Updated 3 / 05 / 2009

Brand Name is: " Artuned.com "
Slogan: Tune your art

IMPORTANT GENERAL NOTE : i want to see all logos submitted aligned to the left and the text on its right, no logos on top of text please. Thanks


The idea is targeted mainly for those in middle east and the portal will be in both " arabic " and " english " , yet it would have a potential for growing international as well.

Basically it will be a sum up of those art community sites out there / portfolio ones / and more, summing up all artistics of all different intrests and offering them all the servics they would be looking for and facilitating it under one site.

It will not be a tournament site at all or will serve this way, it will basically be a good portfolio platform for those designers / artists out there to create their own portfolio / showcase , be able to sell their products through the site, have it rated by others, etc

Now for the logo design i am looking for, i want it to be colorful, have a sense of artist / art in it.

I would like to see how its like if the logo is a character shape / symbol icon / wordmark

I do not want to see the following in the suggested new designs:

Plain geometrical shapes ( squares / circles ) and their combination is not what i am looking for.

I do not want to see logos using the letter " A " at all.

I want to see something that looks unique / original and would make me wonder what it might be, abstract, go wild and if your logo has a meaning behined it, explain it to me.

Industry

Internet

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Art / Artistic
#2 - Innovative
#3 - Fresh / Energetic

Our Target Audience:

All artists out there of all types of arts ( photographers / designers / fashion designers / etc ) anything that is related to " Art " / " Artists ".

Color Preferences

Left for you to decide.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

My online portal will be a mix of http://www.deviantart.com/ and http://www.coroflot.com/

But with a more appealing user interface and better options of both worlds combined, along with the rating system / review on logopond.com
IMPORTANT GENERAL NOTE : i want to see all logos submitted aligned to the left and the text on its right, no logos on top of text please. Thanks
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Ok, if we chose a name from a designer, i will send him 100$ to his paypal account, if his logo was not chosen a winner.

If the same designer who we decided to go on with his chosen name and he was the same one to win the contest, he will get the contest prize only.

So now, the one who i will get to use his suggested name, is guranteed a 2nd place + 100$.

Hope i am being fair enough.

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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.
Character

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

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Discussion

Discussion

Bare Design
Australia
Not much to go by there Daz.
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
Hey Bare, thanks for the startup, the name isnt " Art Something ", i just had the contest name like that because i still want you guys to come up with a nice, really cool name with a good ryhme and appealing, but its a must to be available in " .com " as explained in the brief.

So, lets start from there, and those who come up with a good name and backed up with a good logo they had on mind, will be an advantage and a good jump start for those.
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
Now, first of all, i want to welcome everyone of my fellow designers here, and i would really want you guys to give it your best shot as i created this contest because i do not want to be limited to a certain design / idea and i know what you are capable of giving here.

I know the prize money isnt big, but do it outta love to DAZ and out of enjoying and winning too, since the prize money will end up to someone here.

I will not use " not intrested " at all in this contest, everyone with his participation would get a blue ribbon, no matter how many entries he gets in, but i just do not want those entries with no effort " a circle with a dot in it " and just throw it in there.

Also, do not provide me with color variations or different fonts for now, if i didnt ask, keep it minimal and just an entry for a new concept.

I know those copycats and not so welcomed designers, without mentioning names, you know them too, if i see those, i'd be using the " not intrested " with them only, otherwise, everyone gets his entry ranked.

Ofcourse those ranked among the top 15 will be the ones really considered or favarouble, otherwise, you do not need to withdraw any of your entries, as they will be ranked and getting the blue ribbon too.

Now, give me some good names suggestions and logos after that, everything is explained in the brief, so you know what you are creating, what its for and who you are targeting by it.

I want the name to be " -----art.com " or " art------.com " , now you figure out what goes after or before that has a good ryhme, and will stick to people head, also we'd want a slogan to go with that name with a special ryhme meaning behined it.

Thanks,
Kareem
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt

Guys, its not neccessary at all to have the " middle east - me " in it, am more focused on the word " art " to be included somewhere in the name.

The name can have no meaning, but a good ryhme on the ear with the word " art " attached in it somewhere too.

Yeah, let them do that, there are always plenty of names and ways to get by.

Just help in making some good suggestions for the names an all, as well as the logo later :)
13 years ago
Daz, are we to understand that you want us to brainstorm your site name, to research it, and to create the logo for it - all for $250 less LT commission and Paypal fees? I don't mean to be cheeky, but it does sound like a lot for a little.
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
Yeah Retro i know its too much for 250$, i am doing this from my own pocket money, sorry i am not that rich or could afford to pay more for starting up on my small online project :)

I just asked my fellow designers friend help which is highly appreciated by me, no one is forced to participate or do the effort in helping me, but i've just asked their help in that too, since i cant figure out something good on my own :)

Now here is the deal guys:

Once we decide and settle on the name we will go with, whoever came up with that name suggestion will be guranteed a 2nd place spot ( silver trophie ) towards the end of the contest ok ? that in case the guy who suggested the name, did not come up with the winning logo for that name we will settle on.

Ofcourse, different designer will have a spot in the top 10, and as we know after the 10th, its all 1 point blue ribbons, which everyone had a shot will be getting anyways too.

I am liking " Articky " as it has a good sound ryhme to it, the word " art " and its short, would want to see more of such possibilities.

Thanks alot for everyone who is taking the time to participate in here and help me out with the creation of my coming small business online portal i want to start for artists out there.
13 years ago
SeanEstrada
United States
how about!

r-tuh.com

its available:)
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
well, sean, i want names with no dashs or underscore between them, i know its tough, but i love the " Articky " and " Artzpool " ones, i want more of those, and also try names that would be " -----art " the other way around for more possibilities.

really thanks guys and appreciate it, i am happy with your participations and suggestions.
13 years ago
Erik
United States
Having to research and choose the name actually makes our jobs easier. This is a fun contest.

13 years ago
SeanEstrada
United States
alllllrighlt... haha!
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
Worry not about the logo design itself, now we are looking for a potential name, once we settle on it, which wont take long, i will put it up there so everyone works on a logo for that name picked up.

I will be cross checking at night with my Dad on all those to chose one.

Ofcourse you know rankings will change after that accordingly, but anyone who participates with any entry from this point till the end, leave it because it will be ranked and get something.
13 years ago
2BPencil
Canada
DAz

you mean the persons who's name you choose is not going to be the winner but who designs the the best logo...so designer A comes up with a brilliant name and then designer B uses that name and designs a great logo Designer B wins and leaves Designer A who came up with the name with nothing?

Please clarify that
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
Ok, if we chose a name from a designer, i will send him 100$ to his paypal account, if his logo was not chosen a winner.

If the same designer who we decided to go on with his chosen name and he was the same one to win the contest, he will get the contest prize only.

So now, the one who i will get to use his suggested name, is guranteed a 2nd place + 100$.

Hope i am being fair enough.
13 years ago
2BPencil
Canada
Seems fair, thank you for clearing that up
13 years ago
Erik
United States
@ eastcoast

I think that pretty much sums it up. I know it sucks, but Daz is dealing with the limitations of how logotournament works AND more importantly... he is one of us. It makes it fun. Bragging rights kind of fun.

13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
Yeah, but whoever gets chosen for the name he suggested, he is guranteed 100$ and 2nd place ( silver ) spot.

Now please come up with more names if you could think of some.

I am loving the names suggested so far, short and have a good ryhme.
13 years ago
Erik
United States
Personally I just want to see Daz submit his own entry under his moderator account, then rank it in first place.

That would be kind of funny. We could talk about it in the forums :)
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
lool, i wont do that.
13 years ago
Erik
United States
SCORE!!!!

Comic Sans for the win!
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt

i havent decided with the name yet, too early to talk about the winning logo. but anyways the winning name gets 100$ and 2nd place spot guranteed.
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
yeah i know gerasidi ! same happened with me, thats why i decided to ask the help for others on that, but it will be rewarded the winning name so nothing here is for free or would go away like that.

keep on more names coming. try the other way around if you are stuck, like "------art.com "
13 years ago
Erik
United States
Hey Daz. I registered the name articky.com. I didn't want anyone else to hijack it. I'll turn it over to you if you decide to pick it, if not I'll use it somewhere myself. It's kind of a cool name.

13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
no problem, sounds good.
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
:( can you think of something that has a greek ryhme to it at the end ? try that ? if it has or sounds good, i'd go for it, not neccessary to have a meaning, but looks good, sounds good and easy to read.
13 years ago
Erik
United States
I wish I could offer you guys a protip on how to makewords
13 years ago
Erik
United States
.com
13 years ago
babo
Thailand
ArtYo.com for 5188$ a year ridiculous!
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
yeah, we got better ones here anyways ! thanks to you guys ;) your doing great, cant wait to start on phase too, everyone gives it a shot with the logo for the chosen brand.
13 years ago
marzy
United Kingdom
even artshole is taken!!
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt

its a tough competiton, but it will be fun in phase two when we work on the logo itself, lol
13 years ago
2BPencil
Canada
not unless we come up with a good design right now to go with our name
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
lets hold on to the design till i chose a name tonight, i just want to see more names coming and then will declare the chosen name and move on forward creating a logo / icon for the brand name chosen.
13 years ago
egg
Cyprus
Where do we check to see if a name is already registered? Good luck Daz, lol
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
www.register.com
13 years ago
egg
Cyprus
ArtBiz?
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
its a community for all designers, so i do not want a biz / business in it
13 years ago
Briscoe
United States
#2 currently ranked 25 looks like its in the wrong contest?
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
lol, no its ok, i told him and left a remark up at the begining i wont focus on the " middle east - me " word, but anything comes here, stays here and gets awarded, try to think us of some names.
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
here are some names my dad suggested :

dradeleldeeb: artivoo
dradeleldeeb: artvoo
dradeleldeeb: artovativity
dradeleldeeb: artonixy
dradeleldeeb: artidaz
dradeleldeeb: artzday
13 years ago
egg
Cyprus
I think Biz means "us" in Turkish, lol ;-) Or is it Bis? Nevermind, hehe
13 years ago
egg
Cyprus
ArtPolis = from the words Art and Polis which in Greek means City - a familiar word around the world as well
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
Keep the names coming, after 10 hours from now, a final name will be chosen and picked up to officially start creating a logo on that name chosen, will sit with dad in the morning, i will pick my favourite 5 against his favourite 5, those common ones will be narrowed and those that are not will be taken of for us when we chose, then we will sit and talk about each one of those narrowed down.

Also, keep in mind, when we chose the name, we will see how its compatable in arabic and when pronounced or written in arabic as well.

Thanks for all who suggested names, so far i have really good ones to pick up from.
13 years ago
egg
Cyprus
ArtEponymous.com - eponymous being the opposite of anonymous, i reckon its fitting for a community/family of designers. It also, again, has that Greek/Roman vibe to it that you seem to like given your avatar, lol. I checked and it does not seem to be registered yet
13 years ago
intrepidguppy
Canada
umm...reminder to all...do a google search before you submit :P
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
loool, yeah please do that.
13 years ago
NZR
Indonesia
wow ..what a longest contest discussion I've ever seen..this should be an interesting contest
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
it is, i am having so much with you guys and i hope you are feeling the same, this is part 1, part 2 starts after a couple of hours once i declare the fixed name for everyone to start working on a logo design for it.

now i have at least 10 good names and they all have a good chance, keep `em coming, but am pleased with those names so far.
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
most of the designers participating here would go home with at least secured 20 - 30 points from the blue ribbons and having their entries ranked, thats like having a silver ( 30 point ) win, not bad ha ?

keep it coming with the names, then tomorrow the marathon for the logo design shall begin, and on that one, i am open to all types of logos, and i mean all types, i want to see all types.
13 years ago
Tinderbox
United Kingdom
EastCoast must be pretty confident of winning seeing as he's already bought artzpool.com
13 years ago
Dazzle
Egypt
no he bought it along time ago and he had it saved for himself, but he kindly offered it here, anyways articky did the same because it was already his from along time. if i decided to go with any of those lets say, they are willing to move its ownership to me.

the desicion will not be mine alone, its me and my Dad who is supporting me on this project and we will look into the names transfared into arabic, how they would sound / mean against the english one, so there is alot of factors to decide on the chosen name, if it works fine and fit for both languages, arabic / english.
13 years ago
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