Hey Creative Folks!
So I've got another logo challenge for you, and hopefully this one is a bit more fun than the normal ones. A lot to read below so please take your time. I'm shelling out a bit of cash for a recreational logo, so I expect the best results and I'll be picky end very communicative during the process. I myself am a website design and developer, videographer, but the one area I lack in is logo design, so that's why I'm here.
ANY QUESTIONS ON THE BRIEF, PLEASE ASK! I WILL RESPOND ASAP.
INTO THE FUN STUFF
I need a new team logo for the Battlefield 3 team (PC) I play for. The team is called "Team Dedicated Soldiers" and the clan tag is [TdS] (including the brackets).
You can find our site here: http://www.tdsclan.com.au/
We're looking for a logo that rises above the other teams in terms of a team logo. It needs to be modern, battle oriented, rustic but clean, and dressed to impress!
We will be competing in tournaments soon and need a logo that stands out as the "HOLY $**T" factor when people see it. BF3/BF4 is a game that challenges the displays and Multiplayer aspects of gaming and thus the logo needs to represent that!
Dog Tags, Medals, Ribbons are the kind of possible emblems we're looking for.
You can view this link to see the list of BF3 Medals and their designs: http://au.ign.com/wikis/battlefield-3/Medals
You can view this link to see the list of BF3 ribbons and their designs: http://au.ign.com/wikis/battlefield-3/Ribbons
This is the official site for BF3: http://www.battlefield.com/au/battlefield3
EA/DICE have done a really awesome effect with the soldier and the meshing of the colours into the character. I am not against a style similar to this, but CANNOT copy this as we can't be seen as only doing what EA/DICE have done.
This is the official site for BF4 - http://www.battlefield.com/au/battlefield-4
Check out the 17 min trailer for the new game to get a feel of the game, the effects, etc...
This is a sample animation that we'll probably use to introduce the logo on our videos: http://videohive.net/item/adventure-titles/3894382?sso?WT.ac=search_item&WT.seg_1=search_item&WT.z_author=REACTORENERGY
Please also note that I think the texture usage and effects on this is pretty damn spectacular. If you were to find a way to use this on the logo, you'd be ahead of the pack.
Do not worry about inserting B2/3/4 characters, please use the team tag and name, but also try some logos in these aspects:
1) Team Tag Only: [TdS]
2) Team Tag & Team Name
TEAM TAG USAGE
The team tag MUST be used exactly as represented here: [TdS]
IF you find a way to make [TDS] look S**T hot, then let's see what you have.
LOGOS I LIKE
There's a few logos out there that I really like, these sites are listed below:
Rival Gaming - http://www.rivalgaming.org/
Likes: The Emblem it has behind the "R"; The Typeface used for the "R" and the effects within the "R"
Infinity Gaming - http://www.infinitygaming.net.nz/
Likes: The use of the "Infinity loop" logo and how it meshes into a clean 3D look.
Dislikes: A little too clean for a BF3 feel
Threat Gaming - http://www.facebook.com/OverwhelmingThreat
Likes: The integration of the "T" on both ends of "Threat" and how the "H" & and the "A" encapsulate "Gaming"
Dislikes: The BF3 image sitting behind the logo, but this is probably used as filler space for the Facebook Profile image.
Web: Mainly for the Official website, logo for Competition websites, favicon, & Facebook logo.
Print: We'll use it for T-Shirts once we start going to competitions and maybe stickers
Video: We'll use it on the Videos we create of games, scrimms, and competitions.
PLEASE DO NOT
Logo's submitted with just a typeface and a flat colour will be eliminated. Creativity is key here; mixed with the feel that is Battlefield!
Expect the feedback punctual and constructive; I won't be one of the competition holders who don't reply for days on end.