The Bonded Family Logo Design Contest

The Bonded Family has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 133 designs from 24 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief Hide
blendedfamilies
United States

Slogan

From Broken to Blended to Bonded

What We Do

The Bonded Family exists to extend Encouragement, Hope, Inspiration and Biblical Insight to Blended Families (step-families) through Conferences, Content and Communication.

Industry

Religious

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Uplifting, Striving to See Positive in the Family
#2 - Faith-based imagery - subtle
#3 - Clear message we are a family org - blended families reaching up to God

Our Target Audience:

Blended Family Households
Churches seeking to reach out to step-families
People who value faith in their families
Grandparents, Parents, Relatives who know step-families
Businesses seeking EAP Programs to offer employees

Color Preferences

Blue / Green / Yellow or Golden
not totally tied to any color...just easy to use in various arenas
open to creativity

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

large size family 4+ kids / some loving God imagery / hope / 'reaching up' to God / family on 'journey'
See this site for some previous ideas...
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheBondedFamily/TBFForGraphicArtistUse?authkey=Lp24kEiX7yI#

Themes

Economical

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
Character

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

Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Television
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

blendedfamilies
United States
Noticed the format reference to EPS only on the 'Contest Brief'.
We would prefer to have a JPG file version also. DAN
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
You ALL are excellent.
We like the various forms of depicting 'multiple family members' in the entries. We have liked silhouettes of family members in the past if anyone has access to graphics with family member real image silhouettes. Again... please use a Mom Dad and at least 4 children, maybe 5, of varying ages is best to depict a 'blended family'.
Use of subtle crosses has been good. Maybe another way is some image of God's hand under the family ...OR PROTECTING the family somehow....OR a glow around a family depicting a Godly spirit surrounding a family. I am just rambling here. I know the hardest part for Designers is for the Business Owner to KNOW more clearly what they want. Darn owners...just can't find good ones. Heh, heh. :-) We are flexible and love all ideas so far so thank. WE DO NOT IN ANYWAY WANT TO LIMIT CREATIVITY. The statistics and odds are that there are 40%+ of the Designers in this contest will come from divorced homes or step-families...or have a close friend in that situation. YOU KNOW the need for supporting families in such dynamics.
Remember we have a PICASAWEB GOOGE WEBSITE with previous years logos we have used, liked, etc. Find that site for references at.....
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheBondedFamily/TBFForGraphicArtistUse?authkey=Lp24kEiX7yI#
12 years ago
cadmium red
Canada
the buyer is aware that I did not win that contest and the tree is a version of that "unused logo"..Please do not jump to conclusions..
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
My husband Dan has been working on this with all of you. He sent me an email and asked me to look at all the great logos. They are all beautiful, by the way. At any rate...forgive me if I'm not doing this correctly...but I wanted to share something with all of you. I wondered if it could be applied to any of your designs.

While driving on an icy road yesterday…I saw a tree along the side of the road. It wasn’t a perfect tree…as it was quite ‘hit’ by life. Still it was good and attractive. The center was barren and two groupings of branches extending off the right and to the left of the base (trunk). The center branches were perhaps hit by wind or lightening and lost. I thought about the tree logo and wondered if anyone could create/alter their logo in that way…and fill in the ‘empty’ center with a cross growing up out of the trunk….bonding/ entwining and holding the two groupings of branches (families) together.

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

'Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.' Psalm 127:1a

12 years ago
cadmium red
Canada
I will work on that...thanks for the ideas!
12 years ago
Logo Orchard
Philippines
That's inspiring, CH. :) A great direction.
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
It's getting exciting. Thank You all. We like many concepts. Keep at it. The silohuettes of people (entry #24) we like - yet the colored background lessens the usability I think. CDINNUCCI designs were good (family holding hands), but currently withdrawn. My wife wrote about about the tree and a 'tree of life' concept still grabs her/us...but not 100% sure. For brainstorming think of 'bonding', family, unity, faith, love, children and parents. Appreciate you all. Have forwarded logotournament to many businesses and ministry. Many are 'watching and waiting'. One person in need of logo said...if we get 100 entries...logo tournament is a hot deal. 3 days 15 hours left...we can get there! Thanks to all! DAN
12 years ago
angles
United States
lovemybrands,

I have seen your work and I promise that I will never copy any of your designs. Ever.

This reminds me of a review that a diner down the street got......

The food's bad, but you get a lot of it.
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
You have all done an excellent job. Wow. Now...Dan and I have to make a decision?!!

Please stick with us as we move things around...rethink things....and change them around again. Each of your designs is being considered and reconsidered throughout the day....they're even showing up in our dreams.

There is such tremendous talent in ALL of you. I'll be looking at a few designs...then scroll down and realize there'd be one toward the bottom that I hadn't even seen yet. I'm glad we have some time to think and review.

I was never more impressed than the times several different designs were downloaded by some of you....all at once. The work behind that effort was incredible. Thank you so much.

I'm wishing now that I had brought our 11 year old daughter in to watch this competition progress on a daily basis. There has been no greater demonstration of hard work and perserverance, than what I have seen in some of you.

Rebecca
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
You have all done an excellent job. Wow. Now...Dan and I have to make a decision?!!

Please stick with us as we move things around...rethink things....and change them around again. Each of your designs is being considered and reconsidered throughout the day....they're even showing up in our dreams.

There is such tremendous talent in ALL of you. I'll be looking at a few designs...then scroll down and realize there'd be one toward the bottom that I hadn't even seen yet. I'm glad we have some time to think and review.

I was never more impressed than the times several different designs were downloaded by some of you....all at once. The work behind that effort was incredible. Thank you so much.

I'm wishing now that I had brought our 11 year old daughter in to watch this competition progress on a daily basis. There has been no greater demonstration of hard work and perserverance, than what I have seen in some of you.

Rebecca
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
You have all done an excellent job. Wow. Now...Dan and I have to make a decision?!!

Please stick with us as we move things around...rethink things....and change them around again. Each of your designs is being considered and reconsidered throughout the day....they're even showing up in our dreams.

There is such tremendous talent in ALL of you. I'll be looking at a few designs...then scroll down and realize there'd be one toward the bottom that I hadn't even seen yet. I'm glad we have some time to think and review.

I was never more impressed than the times several different designs were downloaded by some of you....all at once. The work behind that effort was incredible. Thank you so much.

I'm wishing now that I had brought our 11 year old daughter in to watch this competition progress on a daily basis. There has been no greater demonstration of hard work and perserverance, than what I have seen in some of you.

Rebecca
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
You have all done an excellent job. Wow. Now...Dan and I have to make a decision?!!

Please stick with us as we move things around...rethink things....and change them around again. Each of your designs is being considered and reconsidered throughout the day....they're even showing up in our dreams.

There is such tremendous talent in ALL of you. I'll be looking at a few designs...then scroll down and realize there'd be one toward the bottom that I hadn't even seen yet. I'm glad we have some time to think and review.

I was never more impressed than the times several different designs were downloaded by some of you....all at once. The work behind that effort was incredible. Thank you so much.

I'm wishing now that I had brought our 11 year old daughter in to watch this competition progress on a daily basis. There has been no greater demonstration of hard work and perserverance, than what I have seen in some of you.

Rebecca
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE SUBMITTED. We extended a couple of days. With travel for Christmas we are now just 'back in the saddle'. Will choose Contest Winner by tomorrow first light 6:00 AM CST
Sorry for delays. YOU ALL DO OUTSTANDING WORK....this is very hard to choose.
12 years ago
kadoa
United Kingdom
Don't forget to check all 3 pages of entries.
12 years ago
blendedfamilies
United States
WOW ! We learned there are some outstanding designers across the world.

I have advised a local radio show that I am involved with to promote LOGOTOURNAMENT and they are going to run free spots for a month.

It was very hard to choose. Each entry had value, vision and true effort to capture the right design.


YOU ALL DID GREAT! THANK YOU !

12 years ago