KAP Design Group Logo Design Contest

KAP Design Group has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 118 designs from 12 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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The Boss
United States

What We Do

General Contractor / Builder - Commercial, Residential, Mobile Homes - New and Remodel

Industry

Construction

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Professional
#2 - Comfortable
#3 - Honest

Our Target Audience:

New construction or remodeling "Consumers

Color Preferences

Very Dark Forest Green, Very Dark Brown, earth tones, these colors are NOT a must, we are open to any colors and all creative ideas.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

This is a first time logo for this company. We will be very active in providing feedback as soon as possible.

***Updated 09/16/09*** - Please use your creative talents and use this image as the "A" in KAP:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Compass_%28drafting%29.jpg (a drafting compass). Be sure to make the "A" form the shape or resemblance of a drafting compass in a unique or dynamic way, but at the same time it still recognizable as an "A" if possible.

Themes

Complex
Refined
Commonplace
Modern
Secure

Style

Wordmark

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

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Letterform Mark

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
Character

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

Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Clothing

Entries
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Discussion

Discussion

The Boss
United States
Posting this comment with #'s 1-6 submitted, thank you for your entries.
Remember, you have creative freedom, even with the colors. Green and brown is only a place to start.
We will review these and give comments within the next 12 hours.
13 years ago
NancyCarterDesign
United States
Hello! Here are some hints for getting the most out of your contest:

~~ Rank designs daily -- this will encourage more participation.
~~ Ranking designs daily will also keep your contest from getting cluttered.
~~ The more feedback you provide, the better results you are going to see.
~~ Designers are not offended by "Not Interested"
~~ Over-use of "Not Interested" discourages participation.
~~ Ranking is a non-monitary means of showing apprecaition for designers hard work.
~~ Designers earn points for ranked designs. We like to earn points.

1st place - 50 points
2nd place - 20 points
3rd place - 10 points
4-6th place - 5 points
7-10 place - 3 points
10th on - 1 point

More detailed information on how to get the most out of your contest can be found here:
https://logotournament.com/forum/general_discussion/914


13 years ago
The Boss
United States
To: "the B" and "Funk Designer", thank you for the submissions, but those are too abstract. Need something a bit more safe and symmetrical.
To: "Kib647", thank you for the submissions, can we see a few variations where the "A" looks less like a triangle shape and more like an "A", and please show us some different color variations.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
To: "KB Designs", thank you for your submissions, nice and modern looking. Let us review them some more before we provide feedback.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Note this recent revision for the Contest Brief + Style & Concept, we checked/added that we are open to concepts using a "Pictoral Mark" and "Character", not a must but we are open to it.
13 years ago
KB Designs
United States
Your welcome, look forward to feedback to apply any "tweaks" you might prefer.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
To: "MMeans", thank you for your submissions, interesting look and use of the yellow safety stripes. Please allow us to review them some more before we provide feedback.
13 years ago
Cr8tiveMeans
United States
Thanks - look forward to feedback, MMeans
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
IdeazDen, thank you for your submission, nice look. Why are there 2 P's?
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
We like the look of the yellow MMeans is using. Try using that with black or a dark grey if you feel it may work with any of your existing submissions or works in progress. Also we would like to see some creative work using Hex 9da45f and 463425 - and again as a reminder we are open to any color schemes you come up with. Thank you.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Entries 24, 25, 26, 27 - Very Nice work, thank you! We will review these and have feedback soon.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Entries 33, 34, and 35 - Great designs!!! Thank you! We will review these and have feedback soon.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
This is the first contest we ever held here at LT, but seriously, why would a Logo Designer "withdraw" an entry if they are ranked 6th and 8th with over 9 days left? We have lots of feedback to give once we collaborate here at our company. We will surely not waste anyone's time and we have no problems marking a design "not interested". With that said, thank you for all the entries and hard work thus far, keep up the great work. Talk to everyone soon.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Thank you for all the entries thus far. Our company will be holding a meeting this Friday to narrow down the entries. We will then provide extensive feedback to the remaining entries to get this logo wrapped-up. We are still open to anyone with any new ideas. Thank you again for all your hard work.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
One comment to make if it helps: the "KAP" are the initials of the President of the company.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
We have a meeting today at 10am EST. So I will have a complete update on all interested entries by this afternoon.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Here is the feedback from the meeting. The company only had interest in the remaining logos that are ranked. Thank you for those who have worked hard on their submissions thus far. Please continue to submit new entries using this new information provided below. Also we wanted to comment on all the logos publicly as to provide the most detailed feedback to all who will continue to participate.
Do not want any "serif" style type designs.
Do not want a rugged look.
Wants a refined modern look.
Colors should be rust like #45 all by itself, or use a dark forest green with dark brown. Glossy, shadows, gradients are welcome.

***For all remaining entries: Please use your creative talents and use this image as the "A" in KAP:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Compass_%28drafting%29.jpg (a drafting compass). Be sure to make the "A" form the shape or resemblance of a drafting compass in a unique or dynamic way, but at the same time it still recognizable as an "A" if possible.

MMeans: Your designs are very creative, but any serif style should be removed. Because you have worked so hard this far, we wish to ask for you to continue to participate as we feel you have the talent to win. Please submit a completely different entry using the information above. It has been decided that the yellow safety stripes in the logo are not wanted. Your creative thinking with the shape and the "A" is nice, a triangle shape alone is not wanted, instead use a compass design/shape, and remove any box around it as it makes it hard to know it is an "A".

ArtbyRT: Your 3 balls design was well liked, enough to push it to the top spot. Although KAP are initials of one person they liked the idea that each letter had its own place, independent but together, like a family feeling. It was requested that we see a few different type choices for the "KAP" keeping in mind that serif type is not wanted, so use similar styling to what you have. It is requested that you add to the depth, if you can curve the balls giving it depth where the A-ball is slightly back and the K&P-balls are to the side angled slightly inward, forming an arc in-depth.

kib647: The simplicity of your design #1 was liked, it is requested you use the colors we want to see. Also for you to incorporate the compass theme into the "A". We would like to see a slight graphic separate the KAP from Design Group, possible a small line with a very slight wave.
For #2 please follow our color scheme requests and incorporate the compass theme into the "A".

KB Designs: Your entry was found to be well liked from the start, we are interested in seeing if you can incorporate the compass theme into the "A". How about a rusty color like #45 and very dark green with very dark brown shimmer for the border bevels.

IdeazDen: Your design seems similar to #9 aside from the graphic shape, you will have to be very unique in incorporating the compass theme into the "A". Please remove the triangle/pyramid.

the B: For #4 please follow our color scheme requests and incorporate the compass theme into the "A". It was immediately felt that the "A" looks like a 4. Also the serif style type is not wanted. The company felt you had a very creative idea but it needs to evolve. Additionally your portfolio shows you have the talent to make great logos.

Again thank you very very much for all you hard work, this process has been great so far and we look forward to getting this done ASAP.
13 years ago
Cr8tiveMeans
United States
Thanks for the feedback and will try to improve and incorporate your ideas and color schemes. MM
13 years ago
ArtbyRT
United States
KAP -- Appreciations to all considered in your selections. I will do what I can to follow your suggestions.

RT
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Super job on the updates so far. Thank you. We will be back soon with updates of our own.
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Update:
I have asked the designers of #65, #73 and #45 to take the "3 round circles/balls concept" and incorporate it into how #65 and #73 have made use of the compass and the "A". So take the KAP and put each initial into a circle or ball while keeping the compass "A" concept. We are extremely close to finishing this up and it is important to try to be unique as possible when using ideas for the circle/balls..
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
It was asked by a designer if other shapes could be used. "Yes", other shapes besides circles or balls are welcome. You be the artists. =)
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Thank you for all the new entries. We will hold a company meeting this Monday 9/21 as we only have 5 days left for our contest. If your entries have not been placed into the "Not Interested", please do not remove them, we will rank entries again next week. I cannot thank everyone enough for all the hard work this far. Talk to everyone soon.
13 years ago
Cr8tiveMeans
United States
Thanks for all the input and feedback. MM
13 years ago
The Boss
United States
Thank you all for your hard work. den won the hearts of the company with his design.
13 years ago