Try My Jesus Logo Design Contest

$875
Prize Package
423
Logos
Selection
is due in 6 days, 8 hours
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Last Logged in: 16 hours ago (Excellent)
Last Ranked: 16 hours ago (Excellent)
Feedback Comments: 9 (25 required)
Contest Progress
Blind
4 days
Finalists
3 days
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Blind
4 days
Finalists
3 days
Selection
0-7 days
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CarltonESmith
United States

What We Do

Try My Jesus is a forthcoming series of multimedia projects that will allow readers, viewers and participants to engage in creative ways with the Good News that Jesus proclaimed. The message in essentially that Jesus is love, just as human and just as divine as the rest of us. It holds out the possibility that the power of his message mattered more than how he he was conceived, who his parents are, and whether or not he performed miracles. Toward this end, Try My Jesus will debut on social media in winter of 2022, followed by a book of daily reflections in the spring. This will be part of a larger, broader series of books that will build out upon this them, in the vein of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and the Rich Dad Poor Dad series. The target audience is people who are dissatisfied with conventional ways of understanding Jesus and his message and are looking for a more liberating, inclusive way of engaging with their faith and with what he taught.

Industry

Religious

Color Preferences

Open to blue, purple and green ... The words from below that feel most evocative for Try My Jesus are Knowledge, Trustworthy, Calm ... Wisdom, Imagination, and ... Healing.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Like Rich Dad Poor Dad and like Chicken Soup for the Soul, the logo needs to work both as a stand-alone representation of the brand and as a book title. I don't want any crosses or fish or Bibles, i.e., traditional Christian symbolism. The logo should be fresh and inviting, speaking of new possibilities for spiritual growth, love and connection. I like how the Engine 2 logo evokes some of the traditional feeling of what a fire truck or station looks like. Trying to strike the balance between familiar (Jesus) and new (not your grandparents' Jesus).

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Simple
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Discussion

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CarltonESmith
United States
Thank you everyone for the energy you have put into this! We really appreciate all your designs, which have led to a deeper insight about what we are going for. The invitation to "Try My Jesus" is more personal than corporate, so the versions that have more of a corporate feel are less favorable. Let's try it like this: Versions in which the full text is in some font that mimics handwriting, or versions in which the "Try My" is handwriting and "Jesus" is not, or vice versa. Optimally, the logo should be a design that works equally well written straight across, or with Try My stacked on top of Jesus.
6 days, 17 hours ago
CarltonESmith
United States
Wow! We had more entries today that yesterday. Thank you all again for engaging with the concept. I want to underscore that we are not looking for traditional Christian or churchy elements, so no steeples, stained-glass windows, crosses, crowns of thorns, nails, etc. As it's shaking out, the brand will be carried overwhelmingly by the font(s) and the arrangement of the words. One thing that I'm noticing is that all the words need to be equally readable -- Especially with some of the ways you all are sizing the fonts makes that less so. Thank you also for the experiments with handwriting/script fonts ... It's looking more like for the purposes of the brand, we're moving away from that. Here's a note from one of the members of our team, looking at the five designs that made it into last night's ranking: "I'd love to find something that really captures the energy of the concept -- something that has movement and appeal but also feels substantial and trustworthy." I hope these notes are helpful ... Will check back in tomorrow morning, US Central Time (i.e., Chicago, though we're not near there). Looking forward to your next submissions!
5 days, 21 hours ago
CarltonESmith
United States
Thank you, Everyone, for all your submissions! Seven hours left in the blind stage of this contest, so get those final versions of the logo in right away!
3 days, 22 hours ago
CarltonESmith
United States
Well, we are in the last minutes of the blind phase. Thank you to all of you who brought your energy and imagination to the design of the Try My Jesus logo. Because of each of you in your own way, we have greater clarity about what matters most in the creation of this brand. We appreciate you! And congratulations to the handful of designers advancing to the finalist phase. We look forward to working with you over the next three days as we select the design and designer for the logo. All the best to all of you in your work, finances and artistry!
3 days, 15 hours ago
CarltonESmith
United States
Good Morning, Finalists! Thank you for your most recent submissions. We have a survey out to collaborators of the designs that made it into the latest rankings and look forward to being back in touch later today ... We appreciate you!
3 days, 4 hours ago