Light Forge Studios Logo Design Contest

Light Forge Studios has selected their winning logo design.

For $400 they received 357 designs from 48 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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Jerry Thompson
United States

Slogan

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What We Do

We shoot and edit commercials, films, television, music videos, corporate videos, and we also do photography.

Industry

Entertainment

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Dependability
#2 - Creativity
#3 - Vision

Our Target Audience:

Businesses and content producers, mostly men.

Color Preferences

I'm pretty open to any ideas, but my impulse is to have metallic text (polished or distressed) with only one or two colors involved

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

My website is lightforgestudios.com. It's still under construction. I'm obviously not fond of the logo right now, but I would sort of like the text to look like metal, either polished or more distressed.

Themes

Masculine
Gray
Subtle
Quiet
Expensive
Serious
Elegant

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
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.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Applications

Web
Print
Television
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

Jerry Thompson
United States
these are all a really good start. Some day I'm going to have a piece of animation done that will serve as an animated logo for our films and website. it will involve a blacksmith pulling a film frame out of some red coals, placing it on an anvil and hitting it really hard. The sparks will then turn into the logo.

I don't necessarily need sparks or an anvil in the logo, (although I'm not oppossed to it either) but that's why I was asking for something with metallic texture.
12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
Some of these are getting a lot closer. Thanks for all your hard work.

The name of the company implies that we make things out of light, but it's hard work. I don't know if it's possible to incorporate the elegance and subtlety of light ahd the hardness and power of the forge, but that's sort of the idea I'm going for. I don't know it that helps. But I'm starting to like some of these.
12 years ago
SeanEstrada
United States
Hey Ch feedback on our designs is very beneficial to you and us.
12 years ago
SeanEstrada
United States
Dont forget to see 2nd page CH
12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
I'm sorry I'm not more forthcoming with feedback. I really like a lot of these, even though some of them don't really have the feeling I'm going for, the designs are solid. I'm preferrring the ones with a strong font and subtle elements of light.
12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
I really appreciate the obvious effort going into all these designs. I'm really impressed with most of the entries, even the ones that don't quite feel right for my company. Here are a few small notes

A lot of the logos incorporate elements of film frames or film strips in the logo. I'm not completely oppossed to this, but I've been handed lots of business cards by owners of small production companies, and most of them have either film frames or clapboards on them. I'd sort of prefer to avoid this simply because everyone else seems to do it.

I like the idea of an anvil in the logo, although it's not necessary, but I don't think I need a hammer.

I like a lot of what I'm seeing though.


12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
A designer friend of mine was going to work on a logo for me but never had time. His idea was to have the logo look like it was stamped into a steel plate by making the logo either raised or depressed into a metal texture or photo. I don't know if that interests anyone but it seems like a really cool idea to me.


12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
I'd still like to see an icon or symbol of some sort. I'd just like something sort of stylized.
12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
most of the designs I'm getting are really good. I'm having a really hard time choosing. Especially among the top three.

I might have to hold a second contest just so I can buy both and combine them or something. :-)
12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
This is getting harder and harder to decide. Great job everyone.
12 years ago
Jerry Thompson
United States
So many of these designs are awesome it's hard to choose. The one that's ranked 1st (241) is probably winning because it feels like a scrappy independent film logo. A lot of these logos are beautifully designed, but some have a slightly more corporate feel than I'm looking for. But I'm extremely impressed with many of them. you guys have amazing talent. I wish I could choose more than one and just rotate around. Have six or seven different business cards.

thank you.
12 years ago
Pax
United States
Moody. Cinematic. Really diggin' Marty's entries...
12 years ago