Sermon Browser Logo Design Contest

Sermon Browser has selected their winning logo design.

For $350 they received 90 designs from 15 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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Mark Barnes
United Kingdom

What We Do

A wordpress plugin that allows churches to simply upload sermons to their Wordpress website, where they can be searched, listened to, and downloaded.

Industry

Religious

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Sermons / Preaching…
#2 - …that can be listened to…
#3 - …for free…

Our Target Audience:

Primarily church webmasters, and church leaders. Also other Christians.

Color Preferences

The current colour is #2277DD, which I quite like, but I am very happy for any other suggestions.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

IMPORTANT: At the end of the content I will need TWO different copies of the logo. The first will be the one described here. The second will be identical, but with the words "Preaching Central" in place of "Sermon Browser".

Preaching Central will be a website where sermons from the Sermon Browser plugin will be listed.

It's therefore important that the Sermon Browser logo conveys a message about Preaching and Sermons, NOT about Wordpress or being a plugin.

Themes

Masculine
Simple
Necessity
Economical
Serious
Secure

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.
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web

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Discussion

Discussion

Mark Barnes
United Kingdom
Sorry, forgot to mention that you can view more information about the plugin here: http://www.4-14.org.uk/sermon-browser

You can see what the plugin looks like here: http://www.bethel-clydach.co.uk/sermons

And you can see the designs of many other church websites here: http://www.4-14.org.uk/sermon-browser/sermon-browser-gallery
12 years ago
Mark Barnes
United Kingdom
Some general comments on the entries so far:

I like the more 'active' logos which give the impression of listening/speaking.

I like the blue, but it doesn't have to be blue. I don't like the combination of blue/yellow.

Any imagery that is used should related directly to the concept of a sermon, e.g. a bible, a puplit, a preacher. Other 'religious' imagery is not wanted, though a cross can perhaps be useful to stop a bible looking like an ordinary book.
12 years ago
Mark Barnes
United Kingdom
Let me add some more thoughts to help designers. As I mentioned above, I like logos which visualise listening/speaking. The 'soundwaves' element does this well, but please don't feel restricted to that. Other design elements that I'd want to consider would be 'play' buttons, headphones, mp3 player or microphone, or anything else you feel conveys that concept.
12 years ago
Mark Barnes
United Kingdom
Just a note on ranking: #58 #25 and #26 are all roughly tied at the moment, but of course I can't do that! #17 and #1 could join them with just a little something extra. Other designers looking to emulate their success should note that I like the Web 2.0 feel, and those subtle gradient and 3D effects are what I'm looking for.
12 years ago
mary123
Pakistan
alot of ppl are using their same divine production logo
12 years ago
mary123
Pakistan
alot of ppl are using their same divine production logo with some amendments
12 years ago
Mark Barnes
United Kingdom
I'm sorry, Mary, I don't agree. Hardly any designers have entered both contents, and even those who have are producing different logos.
12 years ago
coco1
Aruba
zero5150... this is kick ass!
12 years ago
Mark Barnes
United Kingdom
Thanks for all the terrific entries. It will be a hard time judging. At the moment, it is very likely one of the logos currently ranked 1-3 will win, but which one, I really don't know! Those ranked 4-8 are also in with a shout.
12 years ago
Mark Barnes
United Kingdom
Thanks for the great contest - there were some really great logos there, and it was a shame I couldn't award a prize to the top three entries. But I had to choose a winner, and zero5150 came up with just the right combination of simple elements in a great looking design.
12 years ago