Surfing The Front Logo Design Contest

Surfing The Front has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 116 designs from 18 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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Brian Press
United States

Slogan

Storm Chasing Tours and Extreme Weather Imagery

What We Do

We chase and hunt for Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms throughout the great plains as well as sell stock imagery of all kinds of extreme weather. . I grew up surfing ocean in So. Cal. Now I surf the Sky's in the great plains of America!

Industry

Sport

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - The relation between surfing waves in the ocean and surfing weather fronts in the sky!
#2 - Strom Chsing is an Extreme sport
#3 - The most beautiful skys, clouds, and scenes you will ever see!!

Our Target Audience:

Anyone who loves weather related things. 5 year old's to 70 year old. Definitely a little higher class of people who will spend a couple thousand for 10 days on the plains.

Color Preferences

Black backgrounds..
Maybe with a reflection. (Like the Reflections)
Earthy tones, maybe sunset colors.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I would like to have the flexibility to have this logo to be able to be animated as well. Here are a few starting points.
PLEASE READ!!

I would like to have the flexibility to have this logo to be able to be animated as well. Here are a few starting points. 1) Some sort of Cold Front looking thing, with a surfer riding the front and maybe the front curling over. But not cheesy. 2) In a tornadic thunderstorm, you get a "Hook" like appearance when looking at a radar loop. Maybe have a surfer or car or something surfng the hook. (or a flying cow) 3) I want the words "Surfing the Front" on one line maybe on top of the logo, then "Storm Chasing Tours' on the bottom. . Thanks so much. I am really looking forward to it. Brian

These are cold fronts (blue) and warm fronts (red)
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/noaa.gif

Also, here is what a hook eco looks like on a radar. Imagine this moving forward. It actually looks like a wave breaking on itself. Awesome!!
http://i40.tinypic.com/of25cg.png

Themes

Modern
Exotic
Sporty
Adventure
Colorful
Luxury
Refined

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.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Discussion

Discussion

Brian Press
United States
PLEASE READ!!

Hey All, I am really excited about this contest. As you can see by my briefing, this kind of company if VERY unique and I am looking forward to a very unique, defining logo.. I would like to have the flexibility to have this logo to be able to be animated as well. Here are a few starting points.

1) Some sort of Cold Front looking thing, with a surfer riding the front and maybe the front curling over. But not cheesy.
These are cold fronts (blue) and warm fronts (red). Imagine them curling over like an ocean wave.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/noaa.gif

2) In a tornadic thunderstorm, you get a "Hook" like appearance when looking at a radar loop. Maybe have a surfer or car or something surfng the hook. (or a flying cow) Also, here is what a hook echo looks like on a radar. Imagine this moving forward. It actually looks like a wave breaking on itself. Awesome!!
http://i40.tinypic.com/of25cg.png
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kansas_2003_tornado_radar.gif

These are cold fronts (blue) and warm fronts (red)
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/noaa.gif


Thanks so much,
Brian
13 years ago
Brian Press
United States
#10 and #9 Close dot woman

OK. I think I just thought of the concept. Here is an idea I just did.. http://www.impressivecreations.com/storms/STF%20idea.jpg

Of course this is a very bad representation of what I want but please give it a go!! Thanks..

Notice on this type of radar scan there is the part of the "hook" where it looks like it's curling over? Flip it upside down and open it up like a wave. http://i40.tinypic.com/of25cg.png

Well, how about you make it much wider inside, and the surfer is coming right out of the curl towards the screen. Then off on the bottom then off of the top right you can have the warm front(red) and going down along the left side you can have the cold front.
13 years ago
2BPencil
Canada
Brian

Please leave comments for each designer on the designer's page. you can access each designer's page by double clicking any of the above images. This will direct you to the designer page where you can leave individual comments.

Scott
EastCoast Creative
Designer/LT Moderator
13 years ago
Brian Press
United States
OK. No problem. Sorry about that..

Thanks for the info!!!

Brian
13 years ago
Brian Press
United States
Well, seems like my current thinking is not really working out.. Please feel free to share you idea of a storm chasing tour company as well as stock imagery.

Thanks so much,

Brian
13 years ago
me.designs
Argentina
I've just found this Contest and I wanted to say to the CH that I abolutely love you work. This is my kind of stuff so I'll be submiting for you shortly. Thanks!
13 years ago
Brian Press
United States
OK. Back to the drawing board everyone. This idea is not working!!! So sorry about that.

#41 #42 #43 #44 #45 #46 #47 #48 #49 #50 #51 #52 #53 #54 #55

Thanks and I still am excited about this contest.

Thanks,

brian
13 years ago
Brian Press
United States
Thanks for all your entries everyone..

So here is a picture of ME in a tube.. See how I am coming right towards the camera? That's what I was thinking for the surfer. Not the sideways surfer..

#66 #70

http://www.impressivecreations.com/storms/tube.jpg

Check it out..
13 years ago
Udzynit
Australia
Had another version with the front on surfer and the hook idea... but can't upload anymore.
13 years ago