Great Dames Logo Design Contest

Great Dames has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 351 designs from 52 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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heatherhake
United States

Slogan

Great Dames - a community of strong and successful women dedicated to changing our world.

What We Do

A social venture, we provide opportunities and services for women across generations to engage their individual and collective power to help others. By acting as Great Dames, we develop as leaders, forge meaningful friendships, grow personally and professionally, and leave a legacy.

Industry

Service Industries

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - collaboration
#2 - authentic friendships
#3 - legacy

Our Target Audience:

Smart and accomplished women across multiple generations and cultures.

Color Preferences

The tone needs to be strong, contemporary and sophisticated. The color choices need to convey passion for social change, inspiration of women by women, authentic relationships and legacy creation. No pink!

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

www.great-dames.com

Themes

Feminine
Simple
Refined
Elegant
Adventure

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Letterform Mark

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

heatherhake
United States
Nice start, thanks for the quick responses. Overall, we want to go with simplicity vs. complexity. No need to include the slogan as part of the logo, just keep it as simple as possible. Colors need to be bold. Keep it clean and simple.
13 years ago
heatherhake
United States
Also, it would be great if the TM was incorporated in there. Thanks!
13 years ago
heatherhake
United States
Thanks again for your design ideas.

Here's what we like so far:
Bold, simple, graphic designs like #1, #9 and #12.
Interesting use of script in #10.

Keep trying to do some interesting things wit the letters (e.g., the G and the D)
Colors need to be solid and bold (e.g., logo can be seen easily eaily in black and white copies).
Design needs to be FUN, contemporary and female (not girly).
13 years ago
heatherhake
United States
Very nice additions to the contest. We reallly like the use of the letters and the emphasis on G and D.
Entries # 23-24: nice designs, but please make it more feminine (looks like a car logo).
Entries #27-30: very nice designs, please make them more fun, contemporary and female.
Entry #18 is also very good. Nice use of the G and D, but needs more work to make it more clear.
Note to all: be sure to include the TM trademark on all logo designs.
13 years ago
heatherhake
United States
New ranking and comments. Thanks everyone but would love some pushing of the envelope. Here's some comments that may help. #1 (ranked) is very interesting -- like the humanistic aspect of design as part of letters. would love to see more play on ideas like this. Like the combination of types in #10 when the name is the logo. Like the tight design of 31 -- would love something that distinctive but not as industrial/male looking. Would love to see more color ideas in general.
13 years ago
heatherhake
United States
some really nice additions and revisions. would love some more which used a human element like number 52 and really appreciated the outside the box design of 57. thanks again to everyone!
13 years ago
fordrm
United States
Wasn't sure about #57, but it's really growing on me. Really like the simplicity of #18.

I agree about the masculinity of #31, and would love to see if different color combinations could soften it.
13 years ago
heatherhake
United States
It has been wonderful to see the ideas and revisions. This is going to be a hard decision become the interpretation of Great Dames has been rich and varied. We're liking the very graphic approaches and also the more feminine places to go in both script and images. At this point, we really have no other input except things we are sharing with individuals. We are still unclear about color choices and have deeply appreciated those of you who have shared the logo also in a black and white form to help us.
13 years ago
bordo
Germany
C'mon designers be creative!
There is no need to copy!!
There is many other ways to create your ideas!
13 years ago
2B Pencil
Canada
I agree with Bordo....
13 years ago
Haha EastCoast :)
13 years ago