Illustration Design for William Carey University

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $290
  • Entries Received: 21
  • Winner: kimberart

Contest Brief

Athletic logo design for University. Crusader on Horse - Illustration.

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  • ura
    ura
    • 6 years ago

    Strange activity... I'm withdrawing.
    Good luck to others!

    • 6 years ago
  • lifeillustrated
    lifeillustrated
    • 6 years ago

    WHERE CAN WE SUBMIT THE NEW PROPOSALS.....

    • 6 years ago
    1. RedSteelBird
      RedSteelBird
      • 6 years ago

      thanks for reply... check PM..

      • 6 years ago
    2. abrahamrdz
      abrahamrdz
      • 6 years ago

      how do i send PM?

      • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #32 has an interesting style but is way too detailed. Also, the shield should probably be in front of the crusader rather than having the crusader superimposed on the shield. The lance can be removed.

    • 6 years ago
    1. pinky
      pinky
      • 6 years ago

      It can reduce lines and can come with more simple way. Can do it:)

      • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #29 and #31 look to be the same design. Both are interesting but they are way too detailed and will not scale well. The circle is not needed around the logos. Neither is the sword.

    • 6 years ago
    1. pinky
      pinky
      • 6 years ago

      I can make these simple within this . Simple lines that can be visible in small seal .

      • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #25, I can't really tell what I like about this logo because the images are way too small. I do know that the plume on the shield should be completely removed as should the sword. The shield doesn't need the tiny elements within the panels. It just needs the panels. Something seems a little odd with the helmet. Other than this this might be an interesting design.

    • 6 years ago
    1. abrahamrdz
      abrahamrdz
      • 6 years ago

      i posted a simplified version here dont know if you miss it, also it doesn´t have the sword anymore

      • 6 years ago
    2. abrahamrdz
      abrahamrdz
      • 6 years ago

      http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9938/williamcareyu401.jpg

      • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #7 has designs that are too small to be adequately reviewed. As with #7, the plume on the shield and the sword need to go away. Also, the circle around the logo is distracting and should be removed.

    • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #26 is way off base. Wrong colors. Wrong shield. However, general style and feel of the logo were pretty good.

    • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #37 is similar to #39 and #40. The dark black design is just way too much. I think this logo will work far better on a white background. The shield is also interesting. I meant to also say that, of the three logos, I like the open helmet best in #39.

    • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #34, #35, and #36 are way too detailed and will not scale well. They are also basically two color designs. The odd shape of the shield just doesn't seem to fit.

    • 6 years ago
  • abrahamrdz
    abrahamrdz
    • 6 years ago

    #28 & #27 still using material from shutterstock its just photosoped

    • 6 years ago
    1. agatlin
      Contest Holder
      • 6 years ago

      Could you post the shutterstock url? #28 and #27 are way too complicated to be athletic logos. They are also some the least visually appealing of all the options presented.

      • 6 years ago
    2. abrahamrdz
      abrahamrdz
      • 6 years ago

      here http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=Knight horse&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=19277134

      • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    The same comments generally apply to #38 as to #39 except that number 39 is the better of the two designs with the exception of the shape of the shield.

    • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #39 is an interesting design but there is way too much emphasis on the horse. The horse is the least important element in the entire logo. However, the way the horse is styled is somewhat close to what we are looking for. There are thick curvey lines which gives the horse a softer feel. That is sort of what we envisioned for the entire logo. The really sharp points on the horses mane and on the crusader's plume are not good though as they will not scale well. The shield uses the pattern from the school's shield logo but the lines are way too thin. They would be better if they had the same stylized feel as the horse. Nice start.

    • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #40 is interesting but is also too complex. It will not scale well down to black and white or grayscale or small sizes which was one of the requirements. Use of the Medieval type font is interesting but probably not something the client would be interested in. The sword should have not been included.

    • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    #41 is a good illustration but is way too complex.The shield also does not use the panels of the shcool's shield logo as was required. Finally, the requirement was to not have a sword. It is also not quite the style we are looking for, but I think the illustrator is talented.

    • 6 years ago
  • agatlin
    Contest Holder
    • 6 years ago

    Most all of the entires provided have far too much detail. Athletic logos are intended to make an emotional appeal. The human mind cannot form a connection with logos which are too complex. If we could simplify some of these logos it would probably make a big difference.

    • 6 years ago
    1. abrahamrdz
      abrahamrdz
      • 6 years ago

      i simplified mine please take a look http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6335/williamcareyu3.jpg

      • 6 years ago
    2. agatlin
      Contest Holder
      • 6 years ago

      The most effective designs right now are the ones by Kimberart.

      There is a tremendous amount of psychology behind logos. Basically, the first thing people notice in a logo is the shape. The more complex the shape, the more difficult the logo is to recognize. What we are looking for is a logo which people can easily recognize and associate with emotional events (i.e. sporting events). Here are links for athletic logos that might be worth looking at.

      http://inventorspot.com/articles/the_top_10_best_sports_logos_15369 (Look at Toronto, Green Bay, Miami Dolphins**)

      http://blog.sportscape.tv/2009/10/01/top_20_all_time_best_sports_logos/ (See Texas Longhorns, Chicago Bulls, and Washington Huskies.)

      http://bleacherreport.com/articles/499895-100-coolest-sports-logos-of-all-time

      Also, look at Chris Creamer's Sports logos site. There are good AND bad logos there. Worth a review. http://www.sportslogos.net/

      • 6 years ago
  • abrahamrdz
    abrahamrdz
    • 6 years ago

    i simplified mine please take a look http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6335/williamcareyu3.jpg

    • 6 years ago
  • blackbelt33
    blackbelt33
    • 6 years ago

    sorry my one is #30

    • 6 years ago
  • blackbelt33
    blackbelt33
    • 6 years ago

    #23 hundred percent my own art work and all elements in logo #23 are changable

    • 6 years ago
  • RedSteelBird
    RedSteelBird
    • 6 years ago

    kindly check my entry, #16 and #23 , thank you..

    • 6 years ago
  • abrahamrdz
    abrahamrdz
    • 6 years ago

    http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=Knight horse&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=19277134

    • 6 years ago
  • abrahamrdz
    abrahamrdz
    • 6 years ago

    WATCH OUT!

    http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/98191/98191,1224715246,6/stock-photo-knight-with-lance-and-on-horseback-19326691.jpg

    • 6 years ago
  • RedSteelBird
    RedSteelBird
    • 6 years ago

    kindly check my entry, thank you..

    • 6 years ago
  • rabregana
    rabregana
    • 6 years ago

    kindly make some comment. thanks!

    • 6 years ago
    1. rabregana
      rabregana
      • 6 years ago

      I'm sorry. I apologize. can I have one last chance? I have a design and it is mine this time.

      • 6 years ago
    2. agatlin
      Contest Holder
      • 6 years ago

      No. We do not work frauds.

      • 6 years ago
  • Oniria
    Oniria
    • 6 years ago

    watchout http://www.google.com.mx/imgres?q=crusader knight&hl=es&client=firefox-a&hs=sdj&rls=org.mozilla:es-ES:official&tbm=isch&tbnid=7I8rAXCJQYn3jM:&imgrefurl=http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/49112/crusader-knight-on-horseback-illustration/&docid=iv21sRR3h2utUM&w=624&h=596&ei=PO86TsKvM4HagAeIpcXPBg&zoom=1&biw=1366&bih=639

    • 6 years ago
    1. Oniria
      Oniria
      • 6 years ago

      http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/49112/crusader-knight-on-horseback-illustration/

      • 6 years ago
  • abrahamrdz
    abrahamrdz
    • 6 years ago

    since is an athletic logo and not for an individual team (basketball, football, etc) i tough this was the best solution; the text i add is only an example of how you can add text to the logo, the type is cooperplate gothic bold its not made by me it comes with windows default fonts. waiting for your comments. thanks

    • 6 years ago
  • adyled
    adyled
    • 6 years ago

    kindly check my entry#6.,thank you

    • 6 years ago

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