Paragon Recycling Group Logo Design Contest

Paragon Recycling Group has selected their winning logo design.

For $500 they received 244 designs from 76 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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cvalerian
United States

What We Do

We are solid waste management company that hauls, transfer and disposes of waste.

Industry

Miscellaneous

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Professional
#2 - Highest Quality
#3 - Strong

Our Target Audience:

Business to business and Municipal customers.

Color Preferences

Scarlet and Gray (like Ohio State)
Orange, Gray and Purple (Phoenix Suns)
Navy and Gold (Notre Dame - I could print with foil for metallic ink)
I'm open to any colors.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I like metalic elements. This logo will go on trucks, equipment and garbage containers and the metallic pops on the decals. I also really like "old school" looks.

Themes

Masculine
Simple
Loud
Necessity
Economical
Serious
Classic
Commonplace
Secure

Style

Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

cvalerian
United States
Please no use of the 3 arrow recycling logo. It's just way too common.
12 years ago
cvalerian
United States
I appreciate the submissions and like several elements of several of them. I should have said this in my original submission, but NO GREEN. We're really not trying to be "green" as much as we are trying to look like a BIG COMPANY. We compete with with multi billion dollar companies like Waste Management, Allied Waste and Republic Industries. We are in the top 100 in our industry and want customers, City / County Official, and our regulators to view us as strong and capable (because we are!). I hope this helps.
12 years ago
cvalerian
United States
I also like OLD SCHOOL, like the old New York City Carting companies had.
12 years ago
niefadja
Indonesia
i like #30 van4u color tone.. nice design buddy!
12 years ago
van4u
Bulgaria
Thank you so much niefadja buddy! :)
12 years ago
cvalerian
United States
I'd also be interested in an EMBLEM STYLE design.
12 years ago
crcdesigns
United States
Whoops, just read about no green.
12 years ago
grapphist
Turkey
#182 feedback please...
12 years ago
405media
United States
Rerank please...was in 3rd, uploaded new versions with corrections havent been ranked yet.
12 years ago
van4u
Bulgaria
In the brief says masculine, and number one looks too faminine to me... or it`s just me?!
12 years ago
cvalerian
United States
I wanted to share the following with everyone after I got a personal message from one of the designers:

Many of the designs were really great. I thought you should know, I am completely un-creative and don't really know what makes a good logo and what makes a bad logo. What's worse, I'm pretty bad a trying to communicate what I want or what looks good or what is appropriate. What really complicates things as a CH is that you get way too many choices in this process. ALSO, today when I logged on I had 80 or so designs to look at as I was trying to leave the office. In my office, a bunch of diffent people were giving input, so I can understand why the process may appear to be so random. I feel like I was inundated with lots of good ideas, but as a business owner I needed a little more direction or guidance in the process. I just couldn't respond and give feedback to 187 ideas. I'm not sure if my being so design illiterate is "usual" or "typical" for CH, but I feel like I should somehow apologize or disclaim it here.

IN HINDSIGHT: A better process would be to spend a day "interviewing" designers and going back and forth on ideas, colors and direction. They could provide samples and communicate ideas and then CH could pick 3 or 4 designers to work with. I assume some designers are better at industrial, some service industries etc. From the designer standpoint you'd have a ton of feedback and a 1 in 3 or 4 chance of winning and from the CH standpoint you could see different ideas evolve. Maybe there should be a different section for guys like me that like the auction process but need a little hand holding or direction with a $500 minimum and a split of the contest money.

All that said, it was a pretty cool process and enjoyed logging and seeing what kind of ideas I'd see. I hope this helps.
12 years ago
405media
United States
You can always extend the contest, and ask those designers you want to continue their ideas to your liking...

We have talked about similar situations in the forums, and things are still being worked on...

Its hard for some to help the designers design, others know exactly whats in their mind and they try to relay that to the designer, and others dont care and just want to see cool designs.. I'm sure many of us just want to make you happy with whichever logo you choose.

You dont need to leave feedback for everyone , but pointing out things you like, or colors you like, or things you might want us to try really helps out,

Thanks for the contest..
12 years ago