Trachtenberg Carpentry & Paint Logo Design Contest

Trachtenberg Carpentry & Paint has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 164 designs from 30 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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3by400Inc
United States

Slogan

The Eco-Painter

What We Do

Atlanta, Georgia based Eco-friendly, quality home finishing company providing exterior and interior painting, trim, and general carpentry for home owners and builders.

Industry

Construction

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - High Quality
#2 - Eco-Friendly
#3 - Christian

Our Target Audience:

New and existing home owners; home builders

Color Preferences

Red- 0, 100, 100, 5//
Yellow- 5, 20, 100, 0//
Green- 55, 0, 100, 0//
Blue- 70, 15, 0, 0

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

25 year old business; needs to refresh and modernize logo.
Would like to keep colors from existing logo: http://3by400.com/clients/Trachtenberg/Trachtenberg_logo.png, and fish symbol (Ichthys http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys). Company name change to: Trachtenberg Carpentry & Paint. Also, want to implement "The Eco Painter" concept, but this should be subtle. Keep it simple please!

MUST HAVE 4 COLORS, THE ECO-PAINTER, AND ICHTHYS IN DESIGN TO BE CONSIDERED!

Themes

Masculine
Simple
Colorful
Bright
Economical
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.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Web
Print
Signs
Clothing

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Discussion

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3by400Inc
United States
We will be ranking daily and providing feedback for every entry. Thanks in advance for your participation.
13 years ago
3by400Inc
United States
Hello, Designers!

Thanks for posting your entries.

Just to clarify...we will not consider entries that do not have the following key elements: name (properly spelled...we know its tough), 4 paint colors, fish emblem, and The Eco-Painter.

Also, as mentioned in the brief, our goal is to bring that 20-year old logo into this century, so please don't transfer it literally!

Thanks,
3by400Inc
13 years ago
3by400Inc
United States
Hello, Designers!

For those who aren't familiar, that "fish" emblem, the Ichthys can be seen and understood here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys, and it should always be displayed with the tail to the right.

Thanks!
3by400Inc
13 years ago
3by400Inc
United States
Hello again, Designers!

We prefer no drop shadows or reflections on these logos. We can add that to the design later when applicable, but prefer this to be a clean copy.

Thanks,
3by400Inc
13 years ago
3by400Inc
United States
Notice to the lurkers out there...we've seen the "mad rush" at the end of other contests. If we don't have at least 10 hours to review, we won't consider your art, so please give us time to make the right decision!

Thanks,
3by400Inc
13 years ago
2BPencil
Canada
3by400Inc

good and valid point

however lurkers is a strong word but there are honorable designers who may just stumble on this contest at the last minute like myself...
13 years ago
peachdz9
United States
You may not be aware...you can take all the time you need to make your final judging selections while your contest is in the judging mode. :) Best of luck!
13 years ago
3by400Inc
United States
Thanks for the tips. We just finished one other contest for a different company, and it is obvious that some wait until the contest is approaching the finish to enter their comps There seems to be a mad rush at the end that seems like a planned strategy on the part of some designers.

If you're not a lurker, no reason to take offense.

We do understand that we can take more time after the contest finishes, but from what we understand as the intent for this site, that should be time spent making a final decision rather than evaluating new entries.

13 years ago
3by400Inc
United States
Hey, Designers -

Thank you so much for your contributions!! We're amazed at the talent of this group!

Please don't pull your entry unless it is in the "not interested" group. We still have a process to go through to make the selection within our organization. Just because you're not #1 in the current ranking does not mean there's not still a possibility of winning!

Thanks again for the great contest!
3by400Inc
13 years ago
sunardi
Indonesia
Sorry, Contest Holder about entry #43. I had to withdraw my concept when my logo was ranked out of top 5, without explanation what to refine on it.

When my logo is not in top 5, I assume you're far from being interested in my logo concept.
Thanks.
Sunardipw.
13 years ago