Design Foundry Logo Design Contest

Design Foundry has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 119 designs from 33 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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matthewsc
United States

Slogan

None

What We Do

Design firm, primarily website design and development.

Industry

Internet

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Design Firm
#2 - Creative
#3 - Professional

Our Target Audience:

Business owner seeking a website design firm.

Color Preferences

I will leave this up to the designer's discretion, although I suspect darker, grungy might fit the word "foundry" better.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

The true definition of "foundry" is an establishment (factory) for producing castings in molten metal. Playing off of the word "foundry" might be cool, like logotournament uses the Colosseum or thedesignfactory.com uses a factory.

Style

Pictorial Mark

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Clothing

Entries
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Discussion

Discussion

matthewsc
United States
Thank you very much for your entries so far. These are great! Charcoal (#2), I like the little smoke stacks... quite clever. I like the simplicity of all of these.
13 years ago
5NAV3LY
United States
eh, just the first thing that came to my head. ;)
13 years ago
frisken
New Zealand
Any tips for the designers on where to go ?

What you like so far / what you don't like, what you want us to look at / develop ?

Cheers.
13 years ago
Florian
Canada
kindly check all designs...we would really appreciate a feedback too :)

many thanks on behalf of the team
13 years ago
Tinderbox
United Kingdom
Well said Florian, I second that. It's always good to have some constructive crticism and encouragement.
13 years ago
crcdesigns
United States
Will you be able to rank the newer designs? And / or mark them uninterested if you do not like them?
13 years ago
crcdesigns
United States
How to Rank and Thank Designers: When it comes time for final rankings, designers appreciate when you choose the top three CONCEPTS (as opposed to variations of the same design) for the gold, silver and bronze awards. If you want to rank two different concepts by the same designer in the top three, that's fine.
Also, rank as many entries as possible, because designers get points added to their overall site standing for each blue ribbon they get.

This is how points are distributed:

1st place - 50 points
2nd place - 20 points
3rd place - 10 points
4-6th place - 5 points
7-10 place - 3 points

After that, each ranked entry gets one point for the designer. Nobody will be insulted by being ranked last, the points are still good! So if you pull some entries out of the "Not Interested" group and give them a rank, the designer gets some benefit from entering your contest.

Hope that's helpful, lots of contest holders don't realize this and most are glad to know. It's a good way to thank designers who don't win the contest prize, but who worked very hard to offer you lots of options to choose from for a great logo.
13 years ago