Green Music Initiative Logo Design Contest

Green Music Initiative has selected their winning logo design.

For $303 they received 451 designs from 78 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief Hide
Nina Hillekum
Germany

What We Do

The Green Music Initiative is a not-for-profit company helping the music and entertainment industry cut its greenhouse gas emissions and create a low carbon creative future.
The initiative combines research with practical support to help companies build climate responsible businesses.

Industry

Entertainment

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - music
#2 - climate
#3 - innovation / networking / dynamic

Our Target Audience:

all people who are interested in music (both sides: consumers and producers, fans and artists), so possibly between 16-50 years, focussing Europe, these people are surrounded by logos everyday so the Green Music Initiative logo should fit in this competitive environment

Color Preferences

all color schemes are allowed, green is possible but you should not focus green schemes only, please feel free to work with the whole range.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

there is an UK initiative with similar issues http://www.juliesbicycle.com/, other tags are: proactive, future-oriented, positive, creative. the logo will appear on CD, tour posters, websites etc.

Themes

Loud
Modern
Colorful
Bright
Adventure

Style

Pictorial Mark

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
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

Nina Hillekum
Germany
dear all, thanks for posting your suggestions. unfortunately none of them fits in what i have got in mind.
please do not stick to the color green and do not focus too much on this "nature/tree/leaf-looks-like-music-element"-thing. try to be less complex, be clear and do not be too obvious and drippy. it should look tougher, not to say: harder.

i hope that makes it a bit easier for you.
12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
#45 and #44
i like these the most, because they can work like a stamp. but they need to be more bold, there a bit too weak. try to imagine you have got a cd and the logo has to work on that.
i prefer these logos as they are simple and clear. go ahead with that! make it stronger!
12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
#27 and #13
you think in stamps as well, i like that. you use simple logos. do you have other ideas how to approach?
12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
#28 and #14
you are very clear but both a bit too obvious and weak. i need a logo that is clear and tough. go ahead!
12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
#41
i like it, cause it´s bold and can work as a label, but it does not really match the context. any ideas?
12 years ago
egg
Cyprus
Thank you for the feedback and positive comments Nina! I shall do my best!
12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
#57
# 27
ON COLORS:
pls try to free yourself from that apple / ipod / shadow / web 2.0 schemes some of you seem to love so much.
pls go for bold

12 years ago
nbiddy
United States
Per client request, I posted a logo concept. (#98,99,100,101)
12 years ago
SeanEstrada
United States
2nd page ;)
12 years ago
2BPencil
Canada
Nina

Early days CH but you might need to know:

This post was used on a different competition to highlight some rules of the LT (previously posted by Dazzle - Moderator for LT)

" March 22nd, 2009, 11:48am
How are you doing ? hope you are doing great. As this contest is about to come to an end, and you will be chosing the best new logo for your company, i just wanted to have your attention to some important point that you might be aware of or might not. I hope i am not miss understood by pointing out this to you and that you understand.

When the contest ends and you have made your mind and desicion about the winner logo, the winner gets the 1st place, but the 2nd and 3rd place and going on forward, 4th, 5th, 6th , etc , each one or slot should be filled with a seperate designer and different concept you found second best, third best to follow etc.

This helps towards us designers ranking and also it is a way from you to show your appreciation to the hard effort and trails put from the beginning by one designer or appreciating a nice design concept put earlier by a designer that led to developing on right direction for others and you getting the best you could at the end.

It feels frasturating for other designers and pointless of giving all the top rankings for same winner designer, while those were just a small variations of the winning design and therefore the other places 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc are not filled with different designs from a different designer.

So i hope you understood my point i was just trying to point out to you here and all the best of luck in chosing your winner logo, there are really good ones out there.

Best Regards,

Kareem "
12 years ago
egg
Cyprus
I am sure the CH will do just that Orion but if she has 2-3 logos which interest her the most then it is logical to keep them in top positions so that everyone else knows what she wants regardless of if they happen to belong to the same designer. In the very end she can give a spot to each individual designer
12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
orion, thanks for the explanation.
i'll keep that in mind as the contest will come to an end soon.


12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
dear all,
first of all: thanks a lot for your commitment and all the things you put into this contest.

just to explain what i like about the logo i ranked first:
beneath all the other things (compact, clear, strong, bold...) it could also work as an icon, so just the ball for itself. maybe that gives it a new aspect, but there are 1d and 3hrs left. ;)

cheers!
12 years ago
Nina Hillekum
Germany
dear all,

as you can see i extended the contest.
i really like the output so far and i am amazed at your engagement!
through all the input you gave me i started to develop a much clearer understanding of what i am looking for.

these are still the attributes of a logo that is:
bold
strong
clear
simple
compact

furthermore i prefer a logo that could work as an icon and that's flexible with the colors (should work b/w as well).

i am looking forward to receive your input!

all the best
nina
12 years ago
egg
Cyprus
Nina could you please reply to my PM's? Thank you
12 years ago