Yamashiro Pediatric Clinic Logo Design Contest

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Yamashiro Pediatric Clinic has selected their winning logo design.

For $375 they received 124 designs from 10 different designers from around the world.
Contest

Designs by BusinessBuilders

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#118
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#70
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#117
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#102
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#100
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#101
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Prefers others.

Discussion

akoroshi
Canada
interesting but probably a too in your face with Asian faces, something more subtle> also trying to point out in my main comment with the brief to not necessarily emphasize the Yamashiro name
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
From my main comment:
Looking for something compact yet bold
Should hit someone "children's clinic" at first millisecond...
Yamashiro means "mountain castle"
Incorporation of Japanese characters for "Yamashiro" would be nice like my current logo as uploaded > creativeness...
Other Japanese symbols....Mt Fuji, Cranes, origami, blue wave in front of Mt Fuji (famous painting)
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
I used to work for Atari... the logo for the game company is a representation of Mt Fuji... I may play with that... it was fun to try to do the Japanese dolls anyway.
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
Mt Fuji look is good, not so sure the kids need to "look Asian" maybe something cute like u see in Japanese anime would be better
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
something cute to give it the "kids clinic" feel would be a good add
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
were you going to submit more, there's 24 hrs left in the open phase,. thanks
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
sorry - my home desktop computer is out for repair... harder to design on my tiny laptop. if still in top 5 I can do more later...

but when I had kids on it you didn't like that... I was thinking the pediatric dentist in my area has a totem pole outside... but not sure if anything like that works..

You like the fuji and the maple leaf and the Japanese characters (although these would be better if I could do it on the text rather than a trace of what you had before...

I am just uncertain of how to say kids...

was going with a panda but I thought that was chinese not japanese...

will ask my son who studies Japan.
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
true, panda is universal
normally obvious Japanese is sakura (cherry blossoms)
I think you'll be in the top 5 allowing for more time like you say, I'd like to give you a chance to shine
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
so if the maple leaf were an outline of cherry blossoms on a branch and the maple leaf was a smaller part of the logo, would be one idea, if easier to work with can try out designs without my name in Japanese characters and see what sort of 'looks' you can come up with
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
Elephants also commonly associated with kids in Jpn
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
This place worked in "yura" into the logo
http://www.yura-clinic.jp/
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
there's always the big animal/small animal idea for parent/child
http://kuno-kids.com/
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
I will work on this and see if I can come up with an idea you give great feedback
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
asked my son and he suggested a cute dragon (no wings) hard to draw on my laptop but hope you like the idea
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
Nice ideas, koi (carp) is a good symbol for boys but speaks to boys only
female equivalent is hina ningyo
http://www.123freevectors.com/hina-ningyo-doll-vector-art/#.UuboKfuEiAk
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
or a little boy and a little girl riding the carp- generic, not asian looking per se
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
hmmm... this may take a bit more research... I will try.
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
ok, I think we're in top 5 phase for another 35 hrs
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
a bit of research
Tango no Sekku (端午の節句?), and was celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th moon in the lunar calendar or Chinese calendar. After Japan's switch to the Gregorian calendar, the date was moved to May 5. It was originally for boys but has since been changed to include both boys and girls.
Until recently, Tango no Sekku was known as Boys' Day (also known as Feast of Banners) while Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri) was celebrated on March 3. In 1948, the government decreed this day to be a national holiday to celebrate the happiness of all children and to express gratitude toward mothers. It was renamed Kodomo no Hi.

This was the inspiration...
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
That's all nice and dandy but I would still like the idea of two kids (boy and girl) riding the carp and losing the striped banner if needed
And for the maple leaf can it be crossed maple leaf and cherry blossom (sakura) or just sakura flower
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
the kids riding the carp may take a lot more work... will play with it

Carol
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
I've put you number 1 so you can submit revisions
thanks
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
I will try to get to make revisions later today. It is a busy time for me and my regular computer is still at the Apple Doctor
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
nice job, thanks for taking time
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
nice job, thanks for taking time
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
one more idea, maybe the kids is too cliché, one thing I do is have a small monkey on my stethoscope to distract kids.....so....a small monkey on the carp?
http://morethengossip.blogspot.ca/
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
what do you think of my monkey idea?
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
OK I just saw this - busy day with rush orders at the office....

Let me look at it tomorrow when I have the bigger computer and after the rush shirt order goes in!

Carol
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
very funky look, original, can the "pediatric clinic" script be moved away and centred under yamashiro
any easy way to integrate the Y "taller" into the maple leaf, guess that might mean making it part of "YPC" which makes the logo too "busy"?
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
sorry didn't see that... will make edits when I get a break
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
maybe too complicated but there's Y/P/C integrated with the carp/koi flying thru the open part of the "P"
with smaller Yamashiro Pediatric Clinic across the bottom
Not sure if that even makes sense, just thinking out loud
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
have to take some time interpreting what you are asking... I think I get it... but doing this while waiting on approvals for rush orders today and I teach tonight ... might be better to tackle this tomorrow (sorry but it is a bit out of control at our office this week)

carol
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
hi, I've extended the judgment for 10 days, so there's no rush, take your time, maybe I'm being loony or unrealistic but I want to make sure I'm not leaving any stone unturned
thanks
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
101 & 102 - I Think this is what you were asking to see... 101 a bit confusing MAYBE? different approach ... let me know.
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
looks great but yes does end up looking busy, thanks for your hard work.
will take a better look later today
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
Hi I think this still has promise, I have 4 days left in the contest, do you have time to straighten out the YPC somehow with the carp going thru with a more serious font for the script Yamashiro pediatric clinic? If you don't have more time, I understand
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
I can possibly try one more time but it looks like you are pretty settled on the panda... they are such different looks and concepts that I think you need to let us know your true leanings... as it does take time to make adjustments.

6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
oh I wouldn't say that, it will come down to the best of your design and the other one, I have to weigh things, but I'd like the best iteration of both if possible, haven't decided at all
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
OK Kind of late tonight but I will see if I can do something tomorrow and then message you
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
I have two options to show you - but have to go teach in a few hours... hope you get this - now 1PM PST
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
can you post them now?
6 years ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
not until you put it 1st
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
DONE!
6 years ago
akoroshi
Canada
Thanks, should be close, between your 118 and the other one. Thanks for all your patience and hard work
6 years ago