bloombaber music design Logo Design Contest

bloombaber music design has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 274 designs from 33 different designers from around the world.
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Logo Design Brief
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bloombaber
United States

Slogan

music solutions for moving pictures

What We Do

We edit and produce music for TV shows and theatrical films.

Industry

Entertainment

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - We are mature and responsible professionals (a lot of music editors are flaky musician-types).
#2 - We are creative and fun to work with, and come with ideas to help a filmmaker achieve his/her vision.
#3 - We love music.

Our Target Audience:

Film and television producers, composers, music executives at film and TV studios. Most are liberal men (though many are women) between the ages of 30 and 50, creative and tech savvy, opinionated and intelligent. Most of them are also very stylish and witty.

Color Preferences

I am open to any color scheme, but based on the list below, it seems like there could be blue, some orange, and either black or grey. I envision colors that are mostly dark and/or desaturated.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Should probably be a wordmark, but I'm interested in seeing whatever designers come up with. I did a logo myself 5 years ago that used the B's in the company name as musical flats and incorporated a flower (inspired by "bloom" and the concept that our company is a place where creative ideas flourish). And the center of the flower was a reel of film, suggesting the industry. It ended up being too busy and convoluted conceptually -- too many ideas in one place. (You had to really look at it to grasp it, as opposed to something that grabs the eye and leaves an immediate imprint.) It was also too flat. For reference, my logo can be found here: http://homepage.mac.com/bbmusic/logos/PhotoAlbum23.html. I'm not opposed to any of the visual concepts here, and would not mind seeing some more powerful utilization of them, but I'm more interested in fresh ideas. In a nutshell, what we do is help music serve moving picture in a creative way; it would be nice if the graphics suggested music, TV or film. Overall, the graphic should be stylish and cool, and somewhat fun, and ideally avoid common/typical representations of music (notes, treble clefs) unless presented in the abstract. I'm looking for an eye-catching and very appealing work of art that music-loving people in my industry will wear on a T-shirt, even if they don't work for me.

Themes

Modern
Simple

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
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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Berrido
United States
Wow, as a musician myself, I'm very interested to see how this will come out! Probably submit one or two entries later on
13 years ago
bloombaber
United States
As a note for everyone, it's not necessary to keep the bloombaber in all lower-case. If you feel it works better for your graphical approach to put it in caps, that's worth looking at.

Secondly, I don't want my current preference for #10 and #7 to suggest to designers that I'm married to a particular kind of layout, font, background and color scheme. At this early stage, I'm still open to fresh ideas and eager to see what creative people come up with based on my company profile.

Thanks to all...
13 years ago
bloombaber
United States
The treble clef, if used, has to be very stylized, because it appears so commonly to represent music. But ideally I'm looking for something more original in terms of the graphics.

Also, I'm interested in looking at some designs that appear more 3-dimensional, though I think flat concepts like #34 and #40 can work quite well, also.

Thanks very much to everyone for their ideas so far...
13 years ago
bloombaber
United States
To everyone: I like the way the lettering and logos are looking on a dark (or maybe even colored?) background, but because they will most often appear on white documents we probably need to take that big surrounding/enclosing rectangle and make it into some kind of meaningful shape. Maybe the rounded rectangle or a classic TV screen, or a circle, or a strip of film -- or something more imaginative/abstract.

Again: this is not a logo that will appear on film and TV screens.

Thanks!
13 years ago
springfieldstudio
United Kingdom
Some very clever entries..
13 years ago