Blackbelt Procurement Logo Design Contest

Blackbelt Procurement has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 153 designs from 28 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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teckert60004
United States

What We Do

We offer an avenue for small business and product design services to purchase materials at low prices via a veriety of sources.

Industry

Manufacturing & Wholesale

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - A partner in cost reduction
#2 - from concept to sustained production
#3 - we will improve customers financial returns and ability to source materials & services

Our Target Audience:

Purchasing managers, product designers, outside product fabricators who need assistance reducing the costs involved with purchasing materials, capital equipment, goods, and services

Color Preferences

yes: green, red, purple, blue, white

NO: yellow, black, orange, grey

Themes

Economical
Modern
Secure
Loud
Necessity
Serious
Refined

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.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
Character

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

Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

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teckert60004
United States
Here are some initial comments:
please try to get a middle to darker green into the designs. Entry #8 by Graphic Nature is very interesting because of the use of so many different attributes (outlines, designs, colors, word placement, font size).

If someone wants to play around with either a dollar sign being chopped in half or a black belt around it, squeezing it I would be interested in your ideas. Same goes for a black belt just squeezing a dollar sign.

Surprised no one has used someone in a karate uniform with black belt in any design. Here's an idea: have them chopping between the wrods balck and belt.

Keep them coming
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
More comments: many of the latest entries seem too dark. They do not catch my eye.

Come back to the concept of global reach, savings to companies. Black belt means "master" of something. Not sure what else to say right now.

Show me what you've got.
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
Search for blackbelt investors or other similar logos.
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
here are some others things I found on the web:

http://www.hatchwise.com/contest_detail.php?contestid=123

http://www.designcontest.net/forum/finished-contests/12997-black-belt-recruiter-220-july-8th.html#post109919

I have seen some other black belt type logos on this site, but I cannot search them. That is where the idea for this branch of the company comes from.
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
The term black belt has become widely known as a way to describe an expert in martial arts, where a practitioner's level is often marked by the color of the belt. The black belt is commonly the highest belt color used and denotes a high degree of competence.

Key words are expert, high degree of competence, highest level.
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
http://businessblackbeltnetwork.ning.com/

An interesting take on splitting the words and such as a logo.

13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
latest feedback; some great ideas, but what is catching me is something that reflects action or something that is straight-forward and bold. The ideas with words or letters that are hard to read just do not work.

Would like to see a little more color; darker blues, contrasts of colors in words (such as one word, one color, next word another. Figures a third color. Etc. Colors have to match the item. Black belt should be at least half black. Dollar sign should be green or mostly green, etc.

Can't wait to see the final entries.

Regards,

Tom E.
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
can you add the following:

add the tag line "Global Resources. Global Solutions. Global Focus"

try to use a different color for the tag line.
13 years ago
teckert60004
United States
All, great stuff today. Wonderful ideas. Keep them coming.
13 years ago