Marula Landscape & Design Logo Design Contest

Marula Landscape & Design has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 176 designs from 26 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief Hide
Zeescape
United States

What We Do

We are a proffesional Install & Design Company with a passion for what we do.

Industry

Home & Garden

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Our name
#2 - What we do
#3 - Quality/creativity

Our Target Audience:

All our business is word of mouth & landscape architect referals. We don't do it unless it can be done right.We are from South Africa. The Name Marula is a well known fruit tree in Africa. Most of our clients have large custom homes & we start from scratch. The end product is always ..WOW!!

Color Preferences

Anything ! Go to Town! Be creative .Keep it classy.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Any Idea is acceptable!
>>Our Website is in progress and has one idea: www.maruladesigns.com
Our original Idea was a large silhouette Tree with an african sunset behind it. ** We are very open to other Ideas.

Themes

Masculine
Colorful
Luxury
Expensive
Refined
Exotic
Elegant

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.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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

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Discussion

Discussion

Zeescape
United States
We just started a website...very incomplete...but,it has our idea www.MarulaDesigns.com
12 years ago
#4 - I had a file size issue with Illustrator, so I had to export it to Photoshop to save it under the required size. Excuse the obvious pix elation in doing so...I'll fix the problem shortly and upload a fresh copy in full resolution.
12 years ago
#7 - Problem fixed. Thanks.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#9 Wow! That is amazing! If at all possible we would like to see the Landscape & Stand out more.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#7 Very african! We like it, it's real dark though. # 9 is better but is very "Karate Kid"...
A natural sunset color fade might help..? THe lettering also fades away in the background ...outlining it?
Also more oval in shape if possible.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#2 Like fonts, cute insert.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#10 Good! Much more readable & lighter. Is there a way to strech the logo more eliptical/oval?

#11 The lettering reads easier, the dark background & tree dissapear. It is crisper!
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#15 Excelent! Very easy to see what we do, who we are & still capture the silouhette!
The Spelling however......might confuse our clients. It's Marula not Maroula.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
# 14 Has better color fade. The letters seem illuminated, well suited for Landscape lighting... stil too dark.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
Remember, although we like the silouhette idea, we would love to see new, fresh ideas,
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#9 Landscape & Design is important to be better seen if possible.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#16 We would like to see a different font on Marula. It currently looks too similar to Marlboro Cigarettes.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#17 #18 #19 The fonts seem to have outgrown the picture. Could you resize it more like you had in #16?
We like #18 For elegaence readability.
Ms Word has a fonts we like, Ahoni, Maiandra GD, Narkism.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#21 Love the color much more!
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#20 Really like the concept , creative! Still too dark.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#21 Like the Landscape & Design in the bottom!

12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#17 We voted that the font stands out well on this one. Would just like to see bigger picture .
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#26 That's the right size! Every aspect is clear, stands out & you can see what we do! Thank you.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
# 23 you've outdone your previous designs once again! Great change too!
Would it look odd if the weren't pink..? Just a personal thought.
The Landscape & Design would stand out more slightly brighter yellow & a very little bit bigger.
It looks fantastic!
12 years ago
Brendan
South Africa
#45 sorry to tell you this but your tree in your logo is very similar to One of South Africas largest banks logos

First National Bank They have several logos Onmore stylised then this

http://www.killarneymall.co.za/shopping/banks_first_national.html
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
Dinou45 --Don't worry, they had a similar logo years ago.
They do not operate in USA anyway.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#32 We would like to see your Design in color instead of silouhette.
The background color makes the Company name not stand out enough.
12 years ago
Brendan
South Africa
dinou45 Im sorry for ringing the alarm bells it is sufficiently different from the Old first National bank logo and and they have changed their logo quite a bit so I cant see it being a problem. Your logo is great all the best.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
#33 Udo...you keep on trying buddy!!! lol Thanks for the laugh!
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
The Designs..
We've asked some clients & Friends to comment on the Designs and the idea I'm getting is that the focus should be on the name not the tree. Secondly it should be clear what we do. The one by MGD has recieved good remarks on these terms. It has a clear u simple picture, big name & particular shape. It clearly stands out.

Hope this helps!
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
Logo Tournament designers,
Our original sketch from the website was only our first idea. We would love to see completely different designs as well. It is okay to come with logos that don't include the tree and sunset. We have really enjoyed seeing all your designs so far. Keep up the good work!
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
The contest will end in one Hour! Please complete all Design entries or submit your Design ASAP.

We are proud to say that this contest has definitely inspired us. We recieved excellent Designs - to say the least! Good luck to those still designing!!

Marula Team
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
Extention !!!!! We've decided to extend the contest with five days! The owner of the company just had surgery and would like some more time before making a final decision.

Thank you,
Marula team.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
More Ideas: We create plenty of natual rock walls & features.
We plant abnormally large trees.
Many of our designs are created around pools.
We build beautiful stone patios.
We use unique planters, pots, fountains & baskets to accent out work.
We allso specialize in cantera stone products ( foutains, columns, planters, etc.)
Our customers value us for our knowledge, integity & personal commitment.
12 years ago
Zeescape
United States
There is less than 22 hours left in this contest.......

Thank you, for all the Excelent Designers that have entered in this contest!
There is no doubt that some of the best Ideas & Designs we've seen in on Logo Tournament!

Unfortunately only one design gets the prize, yet we feel many deserve it.

A room of people will decide the final ranking near the end. Good luck!!!!

Marula Team
12 years ago