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Guitar Site Logo (Double/Sextuple Helix)
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I have a new site dedicated to guitar chords (The Chord Genome Project – a play on the governmental DNA-sequencing initiative “The Human Genome Project”). I need help creating a new logo – in 2 parts: • The Icon: This is the more important of the 2 (because it is the more difficult). The winning bid will be selected on this part. • The Name: This is the easier part. Don’t focus too much energy on this because with a solid enough icon, I can probably style the name on my own. But feel free to take a stab if you want. The Icon For the icon, I’d like to use an adapted DNA symbol. Below are some examples of what the DNA double helix looks like: • http://bit.ly/1xNL8Uv • http://bit.ly/1o4hc6x • http://bit.ly/1pfY9qY (a bunch of Google Images) However, whereas DNA is a double helix with 2 spirals, I’d like a logo that uses 6 spirals (like the 6 strings of the guitar). So it would be a “sextuple” helix. The challenge is to make this icon stand out – without looking too busy. I’d like guitar players to instantly recognize the symbol for what it is (i.e. a twisted fret board with 6 strings - reminiscent of the iconic DNA helix ). But it’s gotta be clean enough to look good on a business card or iPhone browser. • The image should be vertical (preferred) or horizontal. Not diagonal. • In theory, the 6-stringed helix could go on indefinitely. But we’ll probably just use a short segment of the image (for our logo). • I’d like the background to be transparent (white) so that I can place it on any background, letterhead. I’m open to: • Monochromatic vs. Multi-Colored. The colors for my site will be variations of black, brown, white, and tan…..the same palette you’d associate with an acoustic guitar (http://bit.ly/13uR8bM). • 2D vs. 3D logos. My preference is for 3D. But if you have some solid 2D concepts, we can work off of that – maybe even transform a good idea into a 3D final. • It can be empty (i.e. white spaces in between the strings/struts) or it can be filled (i.e. it’s a solid guitar fret board that is simply twisted into a helix). • Both conceptual designs (ex: http://bit.ly/1uj4mEl or http://bit.ly/1wplxTH or http://bit.ly/1G9tsbW) and realistic designs (ex: http://bit.ly/1zpwU0f or http://bit.ly/1o4gExt or http://bit.ly/1wTN9yb). In fact, it can even mimic the guitar fret board, complete with a wood finish – but that might make it took busy-looking. I leave it up to you. The Name Don’t invest too much time on this part. I’d “like” to see a finished product, but the Icon is my main focus here. However, feel free to take a stab if you want. Just keep in mind: • I prefer san serif – very clean (think more Apple and less Microsoft). I’m not a designer, but a few fonts that grab me include (in no particular order): Century Gothic, Myriad, Brandon Grotesque, Campton Typefamily. If you have a compelling idea for a serif font, go for it. • Stay away from cute and fun. The name should be simple and elegant (but no italicized or cursive). • I don’t like bunched up lettering. The name should be easy to read – a truly pleasurable experience. • Black is probably simplest. But you can play around with colors along the brown, tan, black, white palette. • “The Chord Genome Project” is quite a long name, so I’m open to stacked, super stacked (i.e. everything fits into a box), or long. • Chord & Genome are the 2 most important words in the name. They need to be prominent. • The “THE” in “The Chord Genome Project” is optional (but preferred). • Like the icon, the name should have a transparent background so I can put it on any photo or letterhead (which in “most” cases will be white).
299 US$ Bronze package
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their logo design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Chord Guy collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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