Encosia Logo Design Contest

Encosia has selected their winning logo design.

For $350 they received 265 designs from 54 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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Encosia
United States

Slogan

ASP.NET, AJAX, and more... (very optional)

What We Do

ASP.NET web development blogging, consulting, and speaking.

Industry

Technology

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Innovation
#2 - Friendliness
#3 - Community

Our Target Audience:

Web developers and development managers.

I'm mainly trying to appeal to developers, who will be interested in learning from my articles, or to decision makers who will be interested in contracting my development or consulting services.

Secondary to that, I hope to attract the attention of traditional media decision makers in order to be involved with writing books and speaking at events.

Color Preferences

I would like the logo's colors to complement the rest of my existing website (http://encosia.com). I don't have any particular colors that I absolutely hate. I do like the color blue for this (but not too much of it), but that's certainly not set in stone if a design looks good without it.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I'd like to see something bold, yet not over the top. Something that will hold its own at the top of my website (http://encosia.com), without being gaudy or overly distracting from the content.

It would be useful if some part of it could be extracted for use in small, square areas, like a favicon or messageboard avatar.

It should also be a design that I can adapt to business cards later.

Themes

Masculine
Colorful
Modern

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
Character

A mascot represents the brand.
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Applications

Web
Print

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Discussion

Discussion

Encosia
United States
I updated the brief to exclude "Web 2.0". I like some aspects of those logos, but I don't want the cliche Web 2.0 reflections or anything else that will look dated in a year or two when "Web 3.0" is the next fad.

I'd also like to make sure that some aspect of the logo is able to be extracted for use in a small, square area (e.g. favicon, messageboard avatar, etc).
12 years ago
wookasheen
Serbia
Im out.... if #3 is first im out .. good luck all
12 years ago
Encosia
United States
Sorry, that was a mistake I didn't notice when I was reordering them. Thanks for pointing it out.
12 years ago
wookasheen
Serbia
haha ok I was like ouch this gotta be mistake or Im out.. :)
12 years ago
Encosia
United States
Some general comments:

I would like to see the designs on a background similar to the banner at the top of my site, so I can get a good idea of what they'd look like on my site. The gradient currently on the banner is available here: http://encosia.com/blog/images/banner-gradient.png. I'm not opposed to subtly changing it though, as seen in #75, #78, and #79.

I don't like rounded fonts. I prefer the fonts in #48, #43, #50, and #88, for example.

I definitely want to see a solid, standalone graphic of some sort, as you can see by my rankings. The graphics in #48, #78, and #81 are the sort of thing I have in mind. #43 too, if it can work on a dark background. That said, I could make an exception for something like #50 if it were fleshed out a bit more.
12 years ago
ZeroG
United States
Thanks wakasin, nicest thing I've heard all day
12 years ago
DevRen
Indonesia
#179 are you copying my design ? redraw pls, look at my #109.
12 years ago
IdeazDen
India
i have posted earlier than you but withdrawn as it was not ranked and CH liked this one better.

Thanx for understanding
12 years ago
DevRen
Indonesia
ow. sorry i didnt know that.
12 years ago