Handsome Devil Records Logo Design Contest

Handsome Devil Records has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 113 designs from 38 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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madtempest
United States

What We Do

Alternative/indie rock record label wanting to capture the essence of music from the 80's and 90's. We're influenced by bands like The Smiths, The Cure, The Pixies, and New Order, and by record labels like Sire Records, Rough Trade, 4AD, and Merge. It is important to understand all this, because even though there is 'devil' in our name, we are not about heavy metal, death metal, satanism, or the occult in any way.

Industry

Media

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Quality music!
#2 - artistic, stylistic, beautiful
#3 - smart and striking

Our Target Audience:

Alternative, new-wave, indie music lovers, who fondly remember the music scene from the 80's and 90's. Ideally a 20's to 40's age range.

Color Preferences

open to input on this, but black, white, greyscale, with 1 or 2 colors

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

something artistic and elegant

Themes

Masculine
Serious
Elegant

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.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

bluejet
Australia
Brilliant, i'm in, you've just listed all my bands!
New Order has been my favourite band since 87 (showing my age too much)
Did you guys like Peter Saville's covers?

Hope I can find the time its crazy this time of year!
12 years ago
Graphic Octane
United States
As soon as I saw the name I said, "Is this a Smiths reference?" Indeed it is. Awesome... I'm looking forward to participating! And listening to some of my favorite bands all the while.

Bluejet - If you're into the above, we should talk sometime. Are you into 80s-90s Aussie bands?
12 years ago
bluejet
Australia
Graphic,

Go Betweens, Up and Downs, Hummingbirds, Snout, Drop City, Regurgitator, just to name some.

12 years ago
madtempest
United States
Yeah it's totally a Smiths reference... the music back then was amazing, and while there is a lot of good music out now, we want a 'return to form' if you will, to a time when music really mattered.
12 years ago
bluejet
Australia

The Stone Roses, Charlatans, Bluetones, dodgy, kula Shaker, The Cult, Blur, The Church, Falling Joys.

And people...
I don't think we have to be so literal about the devil in the logo too.
Just a nice cool & stylish icon.


12 years ago
Graphic Octane
United States
I agree. Great tunes from years back. There was a time I collected every single Smiths/Moz thing I could get a hold of. Anything on Factory Records... man, I miss those days!

Bluejet - you mentioned a few of my faves... The Church (I still buy everything they do), Falling Joys, Go Betweens, etc. (Ever hear Jack Frost?) I really dig some of the older Aussie stuff - Hoodoos, Beasts of Bourbon, Plug Uglies, Aussie Crawl. Fantastic stuff Down Under - there's a certain sound that I really like.
12 years ago
bluejet
Australia
saw The Church last year at my local pub, great being able to walk from home to a gig like that.
and I live in a small town too.
Saw the Go Betweens there too just before Grant died.
12 years ago
angles
United States
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12 years ago
silks411
United States
I read something interesting concerning record labels....most designs are done in black and white to save on printing costs.
12 years ago
madtempest
United States
Angles,

I pretty much understand that, my thought in ranking it so high was to encourage people to come up with something similar, as I really enjoy this design.

Sean
12 years ago
jakub sudra
Poland
Very nice Dorsey Design! Has a cool feel.
12 years ago
baltazar
Switzerland
wow! havent seen so many brilliant designs in one place!! ever!
12 years ago