Open Government Institute of CaliforniaLogo Design Contest

Logo Design Contest
Contests / Open Government Institute of California

Open Government Institute of California has selected their winning logo design.

For $500 they received 264 designs from 38 different designers from around the world.

Logo Design Brief

Client
Slogan
Combining the tools of new and traditional media to directly impact the transparency, accountability, performance, and effectiveness of the California.
What We Do
We're a non-profit, non-partisan think tank focused on increasing transparency and accountability in the California state government.
Industry
Non-Profit
Color Preferences
BLUE
GREY
Maybe Green
Themes
Masculine
Necessity
Refined
Simple
Gray
Secure

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Discussion

 
PLEASE READ: We would prefer not to use the initials until the brand is established over time.

The description of, "Combining the tools..." is a description used to communicate the mission of the organization, but does not need to appear as part of the logo.

#1 is confusing. I understand the "C" means California, but it's not very intuitive.

Thinking the "Institute of California" may need to be subordinate to the words, "Open Government"

Checkout our current logo at www.myopengov.org. We like it, but are using the contest to see if someone can create something that really pops and captures our imagination before we spend the money to develop and launch a marketing campaign planned for later this summer.
14 years ago
 
Logo Designer
Love that, i'm in!
14 years ago
 
IMPORTANT!!!

Designers - We really do not want to emphasize the initials of the organization ("OGIC"). Submissions that overemphasize the initials are unlikely to win the day. We look forward to seeing your work!
14 years ago
 
Logo Designer
OMG...
14 years ago
 
#58 is good because it doesn't take the concept of "open" so literally. It feels light and fresh. It also is a nice combination of traditional logo artwork with just a little bit of contemporary "web 2.0" design.

Also, a note about the font and the kerning of the font... It looks more "open". The words "Open Government" pop without the font being bold. While I like the idea of a logo being bold and drawing attention, it also needs to match the tone, feel, and purpose of the organization.

#57 is interesting if we decide on a more literal logo. The capitol building is detailed, but not too detailed. We also like the addition of "ideas" or "information" coming out of the building. The problem with this concept is that it is not new. It has been around for many years and has been used extensively in campaigns. That is a significant drawback.
14 years ago
 
FYI - The font and spacing of the logo text on #63 is what we are looking for.
14 years ago
 
JR2 and thesaint: Thanks for the notice about the similar logos.
14 years ago
 
Only 45 minutes left... any updates based on the current sorting or feedback?
#63 #198 #160 #176 #228 #197 #238 #161 #167 #219 #144 #58 #178 #186 #194 #48 #210
14 years ago
 
Logo Designer
i'm sorry, i'm late to check the contest update, my internet just down, i can refine my entry if you interested the concept #210, thanks. :)
14 years ago
 
Logo Designer
Some of the best logos are "not interested"...
14 years ago
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