Blue Tattoo Cafe

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mason1

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Winning design #46 by thereeds92, Logo Design for Blue Tattoo Cafe Contest
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designed by thereeds92

Project description

The idea of this project is to update our logo. We currently have a logo that we got from a contest on here, but the company has a new theme and we wanna keep our image fresh. The over all theme is going to be steam punk. With the current logo the image of the girl, and the tattoo machine are flat. We want both to look 3d, semi realistic. We are looking to see the girl dressed in steam punk with tattoos showing. We wanna see her with blonde, black, brown and red hair. Different outfits as well. there will be several reference photos with the types of outfits and 3d style girls that we like. We also want the tattoo machine to be steam punk style. the tattoo machine should be designed with the coils facing out, the coils should be replaced with the letters "BT" the initials of the company. There are several images of stuff that can be used for the tattoo machine as well. The tattoo machine should be in the word Tattoo as it is in our old logo but also we will want all parts of the logo easily separated for our marketing purposes in the future. We do want this in full color. We are also uploading a mock up of what our new website will look like so you have an idea. Thanks so much and feel free to ask us any questions. Here is a link to image references for this project https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aqs9gu65gm4cjc8/UTPrnTeQ7p There is an image of a tattoo machine that breaks down the parts of the machine so you can under stand what parts of the machine we reference as we discuss the project. I the reference Photos we have a steam punk style gun, we are hoping to incorporate that into the tip/tub/grip part of the machine. As for the photos of the girls, we like both the 3d animation and the style of out fits.

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  • This looks real nice. I love how 3D everything is. Now as for the girl, we are looking to keep a similar format to our original logo. So we need the full body of the girl. As for the gun, the pic of the gun that you incoorporated in the logo was only meant for a reference, that is not our art and also we wanted you to make a tattoo machine look similar in design to that gun. Please make sure all art is original and not copied from somewhere as this will be marketed all over the interenet. We also want to stick to out original font. I believe it is called black letter if you look it up. Remember that we want the letters BT in place of the coils of the tattoo machine. Please reread our original instructions for layout and design. We love the art, and we think your on the right track.
  • This is definitly in the right direction, I like the way the girl looks, intead of bikini bottoms tho a skirt or shorts would be better, and if you can do a version of her standing too. Also, the gun is actually supposed to be a tattoo machine. I uploaded the gun as a reference for the style and design that I wanted the tattoo machine to look like, This looks really awsome tho. Remember to replace the coils of the machine with the letters BT in the font that we use for our logo. Some of our advertising will only have the machine by its self so I want the company initials on the machine. Take the tattoo off her stomach, and also she can have different tattoo on each leg, the dont necessarily have to be trible and the dont have to be the same on each side of her body. This really looks cool and I'm really excited
    • The tattoo was not tribal really, it was steampunk inspired, have you seen tattoos like the skin was riff off and something like machine is what you can see inside? On the semi-realistic look that you like. will this kindof look ok to you "http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/177/f/3/steampunk_girl_by_encho-d3k3lq8.png"?

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      finestroke {*wrote*}:
      The tattoo was not tribal really, it was steampunk inspired, have you seen tattoos like the skin was riff off and something like machine is what you can see inside? On the semi-realistic look that you like. will this kindof look ok to you "http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/177/f/3/steampunk_girl_by_encho-d3k3lq8.png"?
      |--| the link isnt working

    • Can you post here something that is close to what semi-realistic type of design you like. On the logo references that you shared on drop box, 3d models there are timely and cost higher. Are those what you mean by semi-realistic?

    • yes those are what I mean by semi realistic, I'm planning on extending the contest to give you more time

    • How bout the idea of one-on-one project, does that occur to you? Heres my design sample with a semi realistic approach, are you looking of something like this? http://www.designcontest.com/logo-design/tokki/entry/61/

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      finestroke {*wrote*}:
      How bout the idea of one-on-one project, does that occur to you? Heres my design sample with a semi realistic approach, are you looking of something like this? http://www.designcontest.com/logo-design/tokki/entry/61/
      |--| it does not come up when I put in that link

    • Browse my portfolio, look for logo design for tokki. Its in page 2 of my portfolio.

    • Are you still there? So have you seen it? What do you think?

    • I cant find it but I like the one with the guy in the red tshirt

  • This is definitly in the right direction, I like the way the girl looks, intead of bikini bottoms tho a skirt or shorts would be better, and if you can do a version of her standing too. Also, the gun is actually supposed to be a tattoo machine. I uploaded the gun as a reference for the style and design that I wanted the tattoo machine to look like, This looks really awsome tho. Remember to replace the coils of the machine with the letters BT in the font that we use for our logo. Some of our advertising will only have the machine by its self so I want the company initials on the machine. Take the tattoo off her stomach, and also she can have different tattoo on each leg, the dont necessarily have to be trible and the dont have to be the same on each side of her body. This really looks cool and I'm really excited
  • Hi Mason, Im working on this. I hope I can deliver my design at a given time. The type of design you are after is quite complex and may take some time. I hope I can make it within the deadline. Pls hold on! Good design is coming.
    • post what you have so far so that I can give you some feed back, better to have that before you completely finish to save time and help keep you on the right track for our vision

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      mason1 {*wrote*}:
      post what you have so far so that I can give you some feed back, better to have that before you completely finish to save time and help keep you on the right track for our vision
      |--| so far all I have is sketch, not till tonight, I will post. I just saw your contest, and I wonder why there's no submission. So im dedicated to create one for you! I hope you can still wait.

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      finestroke {*wrote*}:
      so far all I have is sketch, not till tonight, I will post. I just saw your contest, and I wonder why there's no submission. So im dedicated to create one for you! I hope you can still wait.
      |--| I'll wait, you can post the sketch so I can see if your on the right track, and feel free to ask any questions you might have about the instructions

    • Do you want a full body on the girl? Im thinking just half, holding a tattoo gun. What layout do you need, horizontal or vertical or both?

    • yes full body because we need to be able to use her by her self, each part of this design needs to be easily seperated. The tattoo gun is really important, it has to look cool, that is going to be the most branded part of our logo. do both vertical and horizontal, also keep in mind the girl has to be sexy. Freckles on her cheeks

    • Hi Are you still there? Im just done drawing the girl mascot. Typography comes next.. Do you need a new Type or are you ok with your current word mark?

    • the font is called "black letter" we want to stick with that your welcome to play with color and shading, but keep the font the same

    • Hi Mason, Im goin to upload my sketch, see if the direction is on the right path, Im gonna delete it afterwards.

    • sounds good

    • I just posted the sketch, Have you seen it? What can you say?

  • is anyone working on new designs?
    • Hold on Mason, Im still working on it. Im requesting your patience. Thank you very much. Im done with the girl but still workin on the gun. Do you want to see it?

    • Hi Mason Im uploading my progress, Can you pls make this contest blind. Thank you very much!

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      finestroke {*wrote*}:
      Hi Mason Im uploading my progress, Can you pls make this contest blind. Thank you very much!
      |--| Ok

    • so I went to make it blind but they charge way too much to do that. I'm sorry

    • Yes! I worked and I upload my new design :) What do you mean?

    • non of your design is 3d animation, you didnt use the font provided, your didnt stick the the logo format, the girl looks terrible

    • Okay! Thanks for your answer! I try other design! What font type this? And the tattoo gun is good?

    • look at the files provided in drop box, there is a font there, and the reference photos are titled with what I like from each photo

    • Thanks for the answer, and the gun? Its good? what do you mean?

    • first of all there is no gun in the logo, there is a tattoo machine, there is a refence photo of a gun in the drop box files that I like the style. I would like a tattoo machine designed with the same style.

    • Yes, I see it, i drawn down a machine with gun style! What are you ean about, should i made another or it is possible to take the another logo?

  • Hi, I can't seem to delete my designs, just realized a few mistakes (aka having only one T in Tattoo). Did you disable our control to delete entries by any chance? I also have a version with the gun in the title. Let me know what you think of this, and please allow us to delete entries if you altered that. Thank you!
    • do you have a new design

  • So the font is supposed to be "black Letter" you can get it from the internet, its slightly different. The overall design is ok. I'm not really seeing the semi realistic look that I provided in the samples. The tattoo Machine is ok. But I dont want the tattoo machine to be all on color. It needs to stand out, The coils on the machine should be replaced with the Capitol letters BT. The girl looks ok, she is standing kinda awkward tho. Its an overall good first attempt
    • Would you happen to know anything else more specific about the font name? When you search simply "black letter" a lot of variation come up. I tried to find the one that seemed the closest. Thank you for the critique and extending the contest, MacKenzie.

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      MJDesign {*wrote*}:
      Would you happen to know anything else more specific about the font name? When you search simply "black letter" a lot of variation come up. I tried to find the one that seemed the closest. Thank you for the critique and extending the contest, MacKenzie.
      |--| I uploaded the font to the dropbox file

    • I would just like to clarify: You said, "... I don't want the tattoo machine to be all on color." Do you mean that you don't want the tattoo gun to be in full color or you don't want it to be all one color? MacKenzie.

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      MJDesign {*wrote*}:
      I would just like to clarify: You said, "... I don't want the tattoo machine to be all on color." Do you mean that you don't want the tattoo gun to be in full color or you don't want it to be all one color? MacKenzie.
      |--| I want it to look realistic steam punk style. Not All One Color, thanks for asking

    • where are your new designs

  • So obviously the spelling mistake, She is supposed to be holding a tattoo machine not a gun. The gun was provided as a style reference for how I wanted the tattoo machine to look. Upon closer examiniation the work is a lil loose and sloppy, like it was don in a hurry. In tattooing everything is very exact clean crisp lines. I like her pose and over all look, just need to tighten her up a bit and really capture the 3d realistic animation look. The font for the logo is "black Letter" and there is supposed to be a tattoo machine in the name of the shop. and try and stack blue tattoo, make the cafe small in the corner
    • I have made changes. The sight wont let me post any more entries. Would you like me to send them to an email?

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      katboll123 {*wrote*}:
      I have made changes. The sight wont let me post any more entries. Would you like me to send them to an email?
      |--| send an email to tech support, I'm extending the contest so dont stress

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      katboll123 {*wrote*}:
      I have made changes. The sight wont let me post any more entries. Would you like me to send them to an email?
      |--| I see you figured out how to delete your design, where are the new ones

  • GJR
    your entry contains a photo tracing. Logo designs must be original. source: http://theblackcatcloset.com/ebay/WS8.jpg
  • you have the right idea with the design and layout, not just make it more steam punk and 3d realism
  • Hi again, if you like this design and would like to see the correct version with the gun in the word Tattoo, just send me your email and I will send it that way. The sight wont let me delete my current entries for some reason and I can only post 3 entries. Thank you!
    • I have no control over your ability to delete entries, you have number of mistakes in the design, I'll comment on the design its self

  • I would really appreciate some feedback, positive or negative, on my entry. Please and thank you, MacKenzie.
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      MJDesign {*wrote*}:
      I would really appreciate some feedback, positive or negative, on my entry. Please and thank you, MacKenzie.
      |--| I will just gonna be a lil bit still

  • Live tracing of images is prohibited in logo contests. Designs should be original.
  • I renamed some of the photos in dropbox so you can see what I liked about each photo. Take a look, that might help with the girl and her clothes, lemme know if there are any questions
  • Also if you look at the gun reference that I posted. I like how there is a lil ink thing on top, and I like the tip of the gun and the cables on it, see if you can incorporate that into the design, this is def the best I've seen yet :)
  • The girl and the machine both look good. I would like to see the girl looking a lil more 3d animated. and maybe one with her standing. Take the handle off the tattoo machine. Maybe add some cables or cords to the machine to make it look a lil more industrial. And try some color contrast with the machine instead of just one solid color. I'm really excited about the progress with this one.
  • Hi Mason.. After quite some time. Pls check design #8. Hope you like it. Thanks!
  • I really like the overall design. I wanna see more steam punk style coloring in the machine itself. Right now the machine looks really dark. But the overall design looks really good. Don't forget to make it look as 3D as possible.
  • I like that you used our font. And you got the letters on the tattoo machine. What we are missing is the steam punk style in the machine as well as the clothing on the girl. I love the tattoos on the girl , those are done really well. Still looking for her and the machine to be 3d animated. also i'd like to see her in a standing position as well. good luck
    • I will come up with a new entry and i hope that you will see what you are looking for.Can you give me an example about the 3d animated please? Best regards Kikon34

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      kirkon34 {*wrote*}:
      I will come up with a new entry and i hope that you will see what you are looking for.Can you give me an example about the 3d animated please? Best regards Kikon34
      |--| look at the files provided in dropbox

  • r u working on a new design
    • Yup, I just got a lil caught up on something but I will definitely submit revisions. Dont worry Mason, we still got 94 hours left to work with. All directions is set clear, so this will gonna be easy. Thank you for your patience. Best regards, finestroke