Hardcore Genious Logo Design Contest

Hardcore Genious has selected their winning logo design.

For $400 they received 72 designs from 17 different designers from around the world.
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hardcoregenious
United States

What We Do

Nerdy guys and girls, cosplay, goths, artistic nudes, and other entertainment for adults.

Industry

Entertainment

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Adult entertainment
#2 - Professional
#3 - nerdy

Our Target Audience:

Gamers, anime and manga fans, cosplayers, goths, and adults looking to see the sexier and or naughtier side of less mainstream stereotypes.

Color Preferences

use your best discretion with this. remember this should look good both by itself on a shirt or printed on a photo.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

something simplistic but memorable. something between Suicidegirls.com logo and the Godsgirls.com logo and able to double as a watermark on images but not take away from the image

Themes

Modern
Feminine
Necessity
Exotic

Style

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.
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

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hardcoregenious
United States
#1. I like the </nerd> because it implies the end of thinking 'nerdy' people aren't hot or sexy, but the HG is just a little too simplistic. Its a good start though.
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
Defiantly digging the designs : ) However keep in mind the company is Hardcore Genious with an "O" added to it
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
I really like the concepts you are putting up keep them coming! The skull and cross bones #9 concept is great but a little too playful for our taste.

The nerdy guy with the h g glasses #5 and #8 is brilliant as well but just doesn't seem to fit, however I'm considering it for a blog I have : )

Last but certainly not least! The nerdy girl with the Hardcore Genious text below #19... love it! Tweek the text a little bit and show me some samples of it with some other fonts. You've defiantly struck gold. It's simple and memorable. But if you have any unrelated ideas please through them out there I dont want you too get too focused on one design yet : )

Again great job and good luck : )
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#3 looks good make the font all caps and see how that looks
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#2 is simple and appealing but does not convey what we are about. Dig it though, looks like it would be great for a dating site.
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#6 and #7 are off to a good start but if you could add a memorable symbol it would be even better.
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#18 and #10 good start keep working : )
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#11 is way too simple. Not memorable. Can't just be all text a couple of boxes...
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
The eyes glasses and hair look great! If you could touch up the shoulders and chin a little bit to make it look less sketched that's be awesome! I like the ark of the text on top but try to straighten it out on the bottom. Over all love #32 feel free to create another deviation if you're feeling creative, but you're defiantly on the right track : )
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#33 is awesome! add ".com" towards the right side, under the arch of the "genious" text
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#36 we're trying to convey a more nerdy look with an edge, not bondage lol good try though
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#42 looks good but the face to too rounded and the smile kind throws me off.
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#42 looks good but the face to too rounded and the smile kind of throws me off.
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
#49 is bloody amazing. It is PERFECT for a shirt or other swag. And it would look great as a watermark as well. (Btw, there are two of us so that might explain different statements and talking styles if anyone was wondering.) The Font is amazing for the logo. It screams classy but also has a distinct "badassness" to it as well.

#28 Im REALLY starting to like. I was playing around with the logo idea on a keychain and a few other things small and it works really well. Its simple, clean and gets the basic jist of the company across without being too flashy. Maybe try it with a different font? Im not great with font types but maybe try it with a font that kinda looks like handwriting and lets see how it looks.

All of the logos are stellar and they just keep getting better. Keep fighting for the top spot. Im sure this will be a VERY close and extremely hard decision. And you never know. You may not win but we might still be able to work something out if we really like your logo for something other than the main logo.
13 years ago
loribell
United States
Hi! I saw your note concerning the GENIOUS with an "O" - I entered #36 and it was deleted. Just wondering if it was because of the incorrect spelling of you name or design?

Also, I'm sure you know that GENIUS is the correct spelling.
GENIOUS is actually misspelled. It is a common mistake - just wondering if you did it on purpose????
13 years ago
hardcoregenious
United States
Yes, the misspelling is on purpose. It was our intent to further add depth to our name. Search "genious" on urban dictionary to get a good explanation. Any design that is not currently in the running is because the design did not appeal to us or just didn't make the cut.

Your design in particular did not include all of the aspects we were looking for, you posted something that looked goth. It is a good design but you didn't keep the other things we were looking for. Primarily nerdy, adult entertainment, cosplay. Not to mention it didn't coincide with some of the other attributes we had asked for.

Hope this helps : )
13 years ago