Texas Access Logo Design Contest

Texas Access has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 112 designs from 25 different designers from around the world.
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Logo Design Brief
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texasaccesslogo_01
United States

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TDLR Registered Accessibility Specialists

What We Do

We are licensed Registered Accessibility Specialists for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). We provide project registration, plan review, and inspection services statewide for both private and publicly funded buildings and facilities in order to verify compliance with the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), as mandated by the Texas Architectural Barriers Act (TABA).

Industry

Consulting

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Professionalism
#2 - Trustworthiness
#3 - Longivity

Our Target Audience:

Design professionals including licensed architects and engineers, building and facility owners, property owners and property managements companies, and construction firms.

Color Preferences

Colors of the official flag of the State of Texas should be the primary colors...Red, White, and Blue, with the background being white.
Please see the Pantone shades at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Texas

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Our business is handicap accessibility (American's with Disabilities Act, aka the ADA).

For clarity of purpose, the logo must include the 'International Symbol of Accessibility' (wheelchair logo).
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Symbol_of_Accessibility.

Also, it would be nice to integrate the shape of the State of Texas into the logo (not the flag), but I am not dead set on including it. Try to find a creative way to blend the wheelchair logo with the shape of the state. SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas.

Themes

Masculine
Colorful
Bright
Serious
Modern
Adventure

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

Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

texasaccesslogo_01
United States
Thanks for helping out guys and good luck! I will try to be as helpful and responsive as possible. Please try to stick with the colors shown at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Texas. Don't fear 3D or shadow effects as sometimes they can create really cool effects. GL
13 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
The emphasis should be on:
1. Texas Access (company name)
2. TDLR Registered Accessibility Specialists (who we are)
3. Wheelchair symbol (our business type)
4. State of Texas shape (the area our business serves). 'Texas' is already in the company name, so having the state shape as part of the logo is not required. Just an idea.
13 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
I've just completed my first sort. Please note that the order has absolutely NO bearing on a specific preference at this time as I may change my mind tomorrow. But the first several are the general direction I am heading. Thank You!
12 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
I've completed my rankings for today 07/06/2009. I am blown away by you guys...the talent is just amazing. Right now several are tied for first place as far as I'm concerned. If I could rank more than one entry as first on the list, there would be at least 4 or 5 in first place. So please don't assume that the Client Rank is entirely accurate. It isn't. I will provide additional feedback with tweak requests on each entry in the next couple of days. Thanks!
12 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
I've completed my rankings for today 07/07/2009. Once again the order has no bearing on a specific preference at this time.

>>>Also note, those entries that have been moved to "not interested", will be moved back to a ranked position just prior to the close of the contest. Every entry WILL be ranked for point allocation purposes. Thanks!
12 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
I've completed my rankings for today 07/08/2009. Again, the order has no bearing on a specific preference at this time. Please do not Withdraw any entries, as all entries will be Ranked prior to the close of the contest for point allocation purposes.

NOTE: I am formally ranking ALL entries received to-date at approximately 5:00PM CST (GMT-5) on Friday, July 10th, 2009. So the Rank order of Entries will be accurate for the first time. At that time I will be providing feedback via Private Messages to each person that has submitted a logo of interest, to make any tweaks or changes. This will allow a 24 hour window of opportunity prior to judgment period at the end of the contest. If you do not receive a PM on 07/10/2009, it means your logo is fine the way it is. Thanks!
12 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
I have thoroughly reviewed and formally ranked all entries received as of this moment (5:15 pm cst). All entries have been moved from the 'unsorted' and 'non-interesting' panels to a ranked position for point allocation. Of the entries now ranked, currently #40 is in first place for the contest prize. I never really moved #40 once it came in; It stood out and really popped. It is the benchmark to beat for what little time's left in this contest. The first 8 ranked entries still have a chance to win if a fairly bold move is made prior to the end of the contest.

This has been one of the hardest things I have had to do for quite awhile. You guys have amazing talents and all are to be commended for the thought and effort that went into each and every design. For those that don't win this one, I'll have 2 more contests in the near future and will make sure to PM an invite. Thank You!
12 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
This contest is on the home stretch now, with only a 3 hours left. What I was hoping would NOT happen, as bugy indicated in his April 10th, 2009, forum topic 'Attention Contest Holders! (CH's)', is an onslaught of new entries submitted in the final hours; Entries that may very well tilt the balance. The quality of the work is amazing. For me it's like walking into a grocery store and looking for a new flavor of cereal, only to encounter rows and rows of different types and all have possibilities! Good luck all!
12 years ago
Erik
United States
Try the Chocolate flavored Akronix Melts. Don't forget milk.
12 years ago
Ivan Fortunov
Bulgaria
@Akronix that was a smart one :D
@texasaccess thank you fo appreciating our work, wish you all the best with your business!
12 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
i'm baking cookies for everyone!
12 years ago
bordo
Germany
mmmm :)
12 years ago
Ivan Fortunov
Bulgaria
hehe cool! Cookies from @texasaccess and beer from @bordo :D Hell, I love summertime :D
12 years ago
bordo
Germany
LooL!!
You got the right! :D
12 years ago
texasaccesslogo_01
United States
GREETINGS ALL! AND THANKS AGAIN FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONTEST.

REGARDING RANKING: BEYOND THE FIRST DOZEN OR SO THERE IS NO FREAKING WAY THAT I CAN ACCURATELY RANK ALL OF THE ENTRIES RECEIVED TO-DATE. MANY ARE JUST THAT GOOD. THEREFORE, DON'T ASSUME THAT BECAUSE AN ENTRY GETS A RANK OF "65" IT'S NOT WORTHY OF A MUCH HIGHER RANK. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE THAT SUBMITTED AN ENTRY AT LEAST GOT RANKED FOR POINT PURPOSES. SO I STARTED DRAGGING NEW UNSORTED ENTRIES OVER TO THE RANKING PANEL, WITH A COUPLE OF THOSE INTENTIONALLY MOVED UPWARDS. IT'S A BRUTAL DRAG AND DROP PROCESS.

I ABSOLUTELY LOATH HAVING TO PICK A SINGLE WINNER WHEN SO MANY OTHERS TRIED SO HARD AND CAME UP WITH DESIGNS THAT ARE SO WORTHY IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. THIS MAY SOUND CAMPY, BUT DAMN IT, YOU'RE ALL WINNERS AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED!

HOWEVER, A DECISION MUST BE MADE, AS DIFFICULT AS THAT IS, AND THAT DECISION IS TO AWARD THE PRIZE TO "THE B". HIS #40 ENTRY JUST ROCKS AND DESCRIBES EVERYTHING ABOUT US...

THE STAR, WHICH SYMBOLIZES THE STATE OF TEXAS, PROVIDING SUPPORT (KNOWN AS THE LAW) BEHIND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AS THEY TRAVEL ALONG AN ACCESSIBLE ROUTE (OR, CIRCULATION PATH), WITH US..."TEXAS ACCESS" BOLDLY SURROUNDING OR ENCOMPASSING THAT EFFORT.

IT WAS AN ENTIRELY BRILLIANT MOVE BY "THE B" AND I DON'T KNOW THIS FOR A FACT BUT I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT HE HAD SUCH A CREATIVE VISION TO "SEE" THIS RELATIONSHIP. WHEN I SAW HIS FIRST ENTRY I SAID "OMG THAT'S US! THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT!" EVER SINCE THEN I WAS LOOKING FOR OTHER ENTRIES THAT SAID THE SAME THING. MANY OF YOU GOT VERY CLOSE, OTHERS WERE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART, ALL MOST EXCELLENT!

I WILL BE HOLDING 2 MORE CONTESTS FOR MY OTHER BUSINESSES IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE, SO I HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN. THANKS AGAIN AND GOOD LUCK!
12 years ago