Citygate Films Logo Design Contest

Citygate Films has selected their winning logo design.

For $450 they received 264 designs from 75 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief Hide
ccmcculley
United States

What We Do

Citygate Films is a documentary production company that is built on the "filmanthropy" model of using film to galvanize social change.

Industry

Media

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Visually sophisticated
#2 - Media-oriented
#3 - Compassion

Our Target Audience:

Millennials/Gen-Xers and young Boomers who are passionate about social justice issues. They have access to broadband, possess disposable income to donate to causes, are technologically savvy and users of social networking, and are suburban/urban.

Color Preferences

I am willing to consider a broad color palette, though I am not fond of primary color combinations that are are reminiscent of elementary school, even if they are popular in Web 2.0 right now.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I'm not very keen on the idea of using imagery of real film, as this company will be primary digital.

Themes

Modern
Adventure

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

Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Television
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

ccmcculley
United States
I am so happy to see your contributions here and much appreciate the creativity shown by everyone. The reason I put numbers two through five in the Not Interested pile was that I'm not as interested in the film sprocket concept because I won't be shooting any real film -- it will all be digital. Number 9 looked a little Halloween-ish to me, like cemetery gates, so that's why I set it aside. Number 7 just didn't grab my interest. Hope this feedback helps everyone. Feel free to go in different directions. I'm not wedded to one approach at present.
12 years ago
ccmcculley
United States
I like the range of ideas here. I've loosely ranked them but I don't want to drive anyone to think I definitely want something exactly what's currently sitting in the top slot. I'm still open to new ideas and thinking about what you've sent. Grateful for your creativity!
12 years ago
ccmcculley
United States
It may be helpful to know that as we go along, I find I am less interested in logos/marks with direct film imagery in them (cameras, film sprockets, etc.). The emphasis of Citygate Films is not that it is a production company, but rather that it specializes in influencing the culture through the tool of "filmanthropy." In ancient times, the gates of a city were where the leaders met to trade, administer justice, make laws, etc. So what happened in the city gates influenced that town. Today, media is largely in that place. I hope that Citygate will make a useful contribution to the larger, international conversation about human rights, social justice, mercy ministry and the responsibility we all have in the grand scheme as mere individuals. Perhaps that information would be good for you all to have now, too. Thanks again for your time and interest!
12 years ago
ccmcculley
United States
Would love to see a variety of colors, too. Though I like blue and yellow, I'd be interested in seeing what other palettes might work, too. Thanks!
12 years ago
ccmcculley
United States
I love strong colors, especially red. Would appreciate seeing some marks in that color range. I like the idea of logo #75, for example, but the pastels don't draw my attention. I also like the cleaner font styles of #87 and #6. Also, please note the proper company name is Citygate Films. The "g" is not capped and gate is not plural.

Thanks for continuing to submit entries to my contest! I'm grateful for your creativity.
12 years ago
Meguiars
Canada
im sur sur I already saw logo #109 made by paramount in horror movie ....

it's possible to make a mistake but or its very similar
12 years ago
ccmcculley
United States
Wow -- lots of great submissions right at the deadline. Makes it hard to choose! What I did was pare down the submissions to just those I could seriously keep, as opposed to those whose direction was good but not quite there yet. I know that feedback must be hard to read in some cases, but please don't let my difficult task of making a choice obscure my gratitude for everyone who participated.
12 years ago
Nat
Argentina
excellent works!!
goes to be difficult to choose one
Good luck for everyone! ;)
12 years ago
ccmcculley
United States
Thanks, everyone, for your contributions! Second Scout, you have the winning design.
12 years ago
ulahts
Romania
I know that you might not have done this on purpose SecondScout but this logo is sold elsewhere and it has become lately a very common shape:
http://www.nrmtoolbar.net.au/

Check the stock icon sites, you will find it almost in the same setup.
12 years ago
Josh
United States
it's probably not on purpose - it's just kinda one of those generic catch all designs - kinda like the 3 guys with interlocked arms!
12 years ago