The Forgiven Sons Logo Design Contest

The Forgiven Sons has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 117 designs from 13 different designers from around the world.
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ratso
United States

What We Do

Christian motorcycle group that is a subset of a men's ministry called Deer Pants, which is a ministry at First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas.

Industry

Religious

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - We are Christian bike riders who want to serve God
#2 - We're cool and we're kinda tough (at least we act "manly")
#3 - We love to ride motorcycles

Our Target Audience:

Men, ages 25-55, motorcycle riders, Christians

Color Preferences

We were black leather vests or jackets. The colors of our men's ministry are black and gold (yellow). We want a cool logo, and sort of tough looking, so no rainbows or pastels.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Maybe some sort of cross embedded. Maybe flames or wings. Typical motorcycle stuff but with the Christian theme.

Themes

Masculine
Loud
Serious
Classic
Sporty
Adventure

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Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

ratso
United States
#1 - Not a bad start. The colors are pretty cool. Still open to other colors too. After I get a number of other entries to review, I'll provide more feedback on design. Not real sure what I want yet. Nice start though.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
#2 - Hmmm. Another nice entry. Quite different style than #1. As mentioned before, I want to get a bunch of entries in before I make many specific comments, since I'm not sure if I want to go with a more traditional look like #1 or a newer look like #2. I like having different styles to consider since I have not locked into a style in my mind.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
#4-#5 - Cool look but a little too busy to see the name. Also, the logo will be on a black jacket/vest, so the colors need to come through with a black background.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
Gadinga ... can you do #12 with a couple different color crosses, for comparison?
13 years ago
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United States
Joop ... can you do #17 with no circle? Everything else the same.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
#18 and #19 probably have too much stuff on them. Liked them better with no wings. Wings are not mandatory on the logo in my mind. Sometimes I like them, sometimes not. You have a cool design going.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
After further review, I would like to take the word "The" out of the title. I apologize for changing my mind, but my other club buddies said we are just "Forgiven Sons".
13 years ago
ratso
United States
We're kinda liking the wings with a cross in the middle concept. #12 seems to have an appeal that many of my group likes, at least at this point. I was told the name needs to be the "top rocker" (don't exactly know, but I guess that's the top arch?). I have some wings and a cross that a buddy sent but I don't know how to post a picture of it? The cross is kinda a keltic look, with pointed ends ... kinda short stubby arms. Also the wings we kinda like are more harley-like ... kinda full.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
I was reminded that since this logo is going to be on the back of a jacket/vest, and since it will probably be an embroidered patch, we might need to stay away from color gradients.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
I'm really looking for harley-type wings ... eagle wings, I guess. Many of these ideas so far have angels wings. Harley wings are seen in the harley logo. They go across, not down, like an angels.
13 years ago
ratso
United States
#65 is close to the style we are looking for. Basically 3 separate sections, since there will be 3 patches that are embroidered. The top will have our name on it ... FORGIVEN SONS. The middle will be a celtic-style cross with wings. The bottom will have PS421 on it.

The top and bottom arches are pretty curved, with the font big enough to read from a little distance. Remember, this is going on the back of a jacket and we want people to be able to read it if they pull up behind us at a red light. The cross and wings will sit in the middle of the arches. Again, it's eagles wings, not really angels wings.
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