Marcato Music Logo Design Contest

Marcato Music has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 158 designs from 43 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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Dave
United States

Slogan

Music Products For Educators

What We Do

Marcato Music provides music services in the form of marching band wind and percussion arranging, concert music, percussion ensemble music, and sightreading and prepared etudes for district auditions.

Industry

Education

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - competency
#2 - trustworthiness
#3 - professionalism

Our Target Audience:

Elementary, middle, and high school band and orchestra directors who need music custom written to the abilities of their groups. Marching bands, marching band teachers, percussion instructors, percussionists, drummers, musicians.

Color Preferences

Blue
White
Grey

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Marcato is a musical term which means "short accent." It looks like a "tepee." It might make a neat visual with the letter "M" (as two marcatos) or "A" as one marcato. When I've sketched it out, it looked a little too pointy, but I'm not a graphic designer!

Themes

Necessity
Economical
Refined
Secure
Modern

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.
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

Dave
United States
Great entries so far--I think the overall look I'm going for is less "fun" and "classy" and more streamlined and minimal. It's tough to be critical, but it's an important step for me. Please check out my website www.marcato-music.com. It's cheesy, but it's what it is.

Thanks everyone for some great submissions!
12 years ago
roktiv
Ukraine
@ all designers: please do not copy my idea of using "M" lettere as side f the drum
12 years ago
bluejet
Australia
hey roktiv, check out a radio station we have here in Australia called tripleJ.
12 years ago
roktiv
Ukraine
first time to see, he-he
12 years ago
Dave
United States
Entries coming in are really cool--I'm moving some doubles to the "not interesting" pile (which is a very odd choice of title, but oh well). Please don't withdraw your "double" entry if you have a similar one in the ranked pile. I'm new to this and I still may want to keep ideas rolling as the contest closes.
12 years ago
autoanswer
Vatican City State (Holy See)
Sign marcato is put horizontally. Everyone know about it, or only I.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcato
12 years ago
Dave
United States
Wiki is wrong about marcato. In fact, there's another wiki page that shows it the way I learned it. It should be a "teepee" accent with a little thickness on one side (engraving wise).
12 years ago
marzy
United Kingdom
congrats Roktiv
12 years ago