Idaho Hand Center Logo Design Contest

Idaho Hand Center has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 180 designs from 35 different designers from around the world.
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Lois Kloss
United States

What We Do

Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems of the hand and upper extremity

Industry

Medical

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - We provide unique service related solely to the hand
#2 - Uniquely Trained and experienced in the care of the hand
#3 - Idaho's first subspecialty practice devoted to integrated hand care

Our Target Audience:

Patients with medical problems related to the bones, joints, nerves, arteries, tendons.and muscles of the hand and upper extremity, e.g, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, fractures, arthritic joints, etc. Physicians and health care providers who desire consultation for patients with above problems.

Color Preferences

Open to most color schemes - nothing too stark
Like the qualities of blue as suggestion of Knowledge, etc
Could use browns if showing geographic features.
would like at least a three color scheme

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

We currently use a logo with two hands cupping the state of Idaho and it has become too common - used by other entities. We need something more unique

Themes

Colorful
Economical
Playful
Refined

Style

Wordmark

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

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

Lois Kloss
United States
#2, #3, & #4 have a bit of a gruesome look to them. We don't want to scare the patients off.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
#11 is great. We like the look, but wondered if colors could be changed--maybe to include a blue, or flesh-toned colors? Just to see.... Same with #10 Also, would prefer the lettering to be less bold.

Liked #7, too. Could you take off the outline around the circle? To look more like # 6.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
We really like #13, but still would prefer the additional colors of #16. What would you think of making the font of the words a color also - possibly deep blue or - your choice.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
We were hoping to see more input from other designers. We are far from being decided as yet.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
Would prefer font and spacing of #13 for #24
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
#20 has possibilities. Centre wouldn't fly in Idaho; it has to be Center. Could the state of Idaho fit in the "h" or would it look too cluttered. The contrast with the hand icon could be greater - maybe by using a darker color.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
We like #37, but are a little concerned about using a red cross. Apparently, "The Red Cross" is fussing about people using their symbol. Maybe a different color combination would be worth a try.
13 years ago
The Fatkid
Germany
Lois - According to your comment above in your brief (We currently use a logo with two hands cupping the state of Idaho and it has become too common - used by other entities. We need something more unique) I understood it that you "didn't" want a hand with the state in the palm. But, now I see that you are turning more and more to that idea. Should we all steer towards that idea now and do some more versions of it?
13 years ago
zrox
United States
Designers, please read the following regarding Red Cross logo...

http://webclipart.about.com/od/msub32aa/l/bllogo.htm
13 years ago
special-K
United States
yes i am awaiting the CH to replace my submission which is in second (with the red + in it) with a different one of my submissions.

she has already relayed to me that it might cause a problem, so i will not be including that in any further submissions.

thanks for the heads up though, zrox. did not realize that wasn't ok to make a cross even in different proportions than the Red Cross.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
#37 Could we go back to the red white and blue, but use a red star in place of the cross.Boise is in the southwest corner of the state, about 1/6th of the way up.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
In response to "The FatKid", we may have conveyed an incorrect idea in our comments. We actually like the idea of having the state of Idaho in our logo. We are just trying to get away from the "Allstate" cupping of the state in two hands idea. This particular way of depicting Idaho is used over and over again here.
Putting both a hand and the state of Idaho in the logo is actually quite desirable.
13 years ago
subzero
Indonesia
Hi Lois, I wonder which idea you prefer to go for your company name in the logo.
1. Idaho with 'hand center' as tagline
2. Idaho hand with 'center' as tagline. This one seems your favorite so far and its easier for designers to arrange the positioning next to any pictoral elements. Sounds strange though, or
3. Idaho hand center together without any tagline.

Thanks.

13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
We have just extended the contest as our former end would have been on a weekend when people would not be around to view or rank entries. We are also getting excited about the entries thus far and are trying to increase the prize money. 'Hope we can do this.
13 years ago
Lois Kloss
United States
In response to jatayu, we prefer option 2. However we had started out in our minds that the whole name should be given equal weight. But, as you point out, we find we like "center" as the tagline.
13 years ago
Eightball Studios
United States
Can you please give me some feedback on entries #61 through #74, so that I can give you more bang for your buck. Not to mention this will give me more of an idea of which direction to take mine in. Also you can give individual feedback by clicking on the designers entry, unless you want it as public knowledge, then you should definately enter comments here how you have been.

Thanks in advance!!
13 years ago
2B Pencil
Canada
ATTENTION ALL DEISNGERS

Hands and State MAPs are common elemets...please no LC for using these elemets thank you for your cooperation

Scott
EastCoast Creative
Designer/LT Moderator
13 years ago
Laughing Dolphin Designs
United States
Thank you

13 years ago
Laughing Dolphin Designs
United States
Hi Lois, just wondering if you were looking at the newer entries, a lot of people put in more ideas near the end. Thanks, Mischelle
13 years ago