Don’t Just Stand There – Bust a Move and Create a Wicked Logo for an Innovative Research Network!

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Winning design #162 by karlsav, Logo Design for Don’t Just Stand There – Bust a Move and Create a Wicked Logo for an Innovative Research Network! Contest
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Project description

We want to establish an identity for our research Network. Great opportunity to use your imagination and showcase your mad skills! Ideally, our logo will be contemporary, original, professional yet fun, fairly simple, easily recognizable, inviting and inspiring; we want it to convey the message of solar energy along with the fact that we are a Canadian network. We want people who see it to think “what a cool logo, I would like to find out more about PVIN, and become a part of this”. We want you to unleash your creativity with this one… Update 08.12.2011. We would like to explore two concepts further at this point:Concept 1: We Get The Sun - Please look at our attached original concept sample (which our stakeholders indicated ‘we can do better’) and work from this. The reason we are still considering this is because of its scientific feel which our students really like. The essential elements are the logo, and Photovoltaic Innovation Network. The other elements we’d like to see (but also be able to easily remove if they don’t work for us/the space) are We get the Sun (tag line), the Canadian element (please don’t use an obvious red maple leaf – try something more clever), and the PVIN acronym. We would like to try the colours orange/yellow and a darker blue for the solar panels (instead of purple). Grey can also be used for part of the text if it works. Use an appealing colour combination please. Also an appealing font that is cleverly arranged. Consider a 3D approach to give this concept more depth and to look professional – this could be what is missing. You can also consider an alternate shape, if something might work better than a square.Concept 2: Solar Makes Sense - We would like to take a Canadian penny and put it in the middle of the sun. This time you should use the Canadian maple leaf and Canada (which appear on our penny) (don’t put in the year, initials or other wording as there won’t be room/we won’t be able to read it). Solar cells can also be cleverly incorporated into the overall logo design. The essential elements are the logo and Photovoltaic Innovation Network. The other element we’d like to see (but also be able to easily remove if it doesn't work for us/the space) is Solar Makes Sense (new tag line). (do not bother with the PVIN acronym this time for this concept). We would like to try the colours orange/yellow and a darker blue for the solar panels (instead of purple). Grey can also be used for part of the text if it works. Use an appealing colour combination please. Also an appealing font that is cleverly arranged. Consider a 3D approach to give this concept more depth and to look professional.In addition to a traditional logo to put on our website and our printed documents...we also need a favicon for web url and a squared logo for potential app store or android market, so please keep this in mind. Where will this design appear? The logo will be used to brand PVIN everywhere including our website, stationary (letterhead, business cards…), scientific posters, PowerPoint presentations, Board reports, YouTube Channel television ….you name it, we will use it there. Please feel free to ask any questions if you need more direction. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for this round!

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  • #4 Interesting. Like how you've aligned our name (since it's a challenge to make the text work). Like the attempt at a 3D feel. The dagger-like points on the sun may work here - feel free to try a different shape with the rays. Let's see some colour added - this could help bring it to life. Not sure about the font - can't say it doesn't work for this concept, but we're expecting something great with the font - you can try to experiment. You're missing PVIN and the tagline ...did you get that memo?!
  • #3 One of our original designs incorporated this look of the sun rays. Think this type of ray is preferable to dagger-like points. The fractal-like design and boxy concept, along with the text placed the way it is just won't cut it Z. Plus you're missing PVIN and the tag line!
  • #2 Like the idea of the shapes i.e. you're not confining things to a block shape. Not sure about the dagger-like points for the sun rays. Don't like this colour combo - the shades used are kind of sickly looking, no? The font is weak, needs work.
  • About #6 Maple leaves together (Canadian reference as per the brief)creating sun flames. Hope you'll like it. Thanks.
  • ps. I didnt include the tag line, because I thought its going to be too much text and will distort (confuse) the readers eyes. However if you would like me to put it, I am at your service.
  • Hi pvin, Please take a deep look at my 1st design #3 , and let me know if you would like the idea or if you want to see any changes. Thank you, Rey
  • heres my first i tried to incorporate most of the elements in 1 icon that can be detached and it can work in black and white like you asked, hope you like it
  • #1 Forgot to mention that you don't have to use those colours - the colour scheme is wide open to everyone's own interpretation.
  • #1 Thanks for quickly kicking off our contest with the first entry. We like that you followed the instructions on having a complete design and at the same time it can break apart for a condensed version. Please try a different font - for "PVIN" and "We Get The Sun" - the ones used look too blocky. The "Photovoltaic Innovation Network" font isn't too bad (it seems a bit blocky/robotic as well) - you can get rid of that white line through it, or experiment with some other gradient, you can also try another font for this element as well.
  • #1 i try to make a simple, easily recognizable, and cathcy logo, and use a canadian maple leaf for showing that you are a Canadian network, and that can be represting as a solar / sun energy also. and this logo can be broken apart which is only a logo and the acronym. i put the colour as you requested, dark purple for solar cells, orange/yellow for sun, green for leaf as an environment.
  • As a general update: it feels like we are not even close at this point. Take a look at 9 for the brand aloud contest - very bold (it's the logo contest currently at the top of the list "Hot opportunity to design the international trademark logo for a new branding company") Not saying ours should be similar, but we are not hitting the mark with one that screams wow so far....Please try something different....
  • #29 Like the idea of the break away squares (not the rest of the design). You might want to experiment with that. Needs big colour.
  • #12 Actually prefer the colours in #12 over #13. This emblem design reminds me of a penny, so I'm not sure this works for us. Fonts used are decent for this design.
  • #17 and #19 The shape does give a bold feel and the font is decent. One of our original designs was based on the grid (but in a rectangle). The idea of PVIN in the middle might work if you could see it - once the logo is sized down for a report for example, you will never be able to read this. Our friends at Conergy might think the design is too similar to theirs. You might experiment with adding more colour or playing with the shape. Add the tagline to #17.
  • #38 and #37 Absolutely not.
  • #11,#14, #16, #22, #24, #27,#28, #34 Thank you for your effort. These had to be eliminated because they won't work for us for a variety of reasons: thin lines make the design look frail - we need something chunkier, more substantial - think geometric shapes; the full maple leaves are too obvious; the design looks too busy.
  • The logo embodies the acronym (PVIN) inside of the Canadian maple leaf with the warm glow of the sun behind it. The tagline, “We Get the Sun” covers the logo to convey the message of solar energy along with the fact that PVIN is a Canadian network. The grouping of the words “Photovoltaic” and “Innovation” directly signifies the mission of the company while the word “Network” is set apart to portray the concept that a LARGE network exists for the purpose of photovoltaic innovation. The company/network, as a whole reflects solar cell arrays as an ultimate goal. Separating the acronym and the tag line provides a great distinguishing 16x16 favicon and the black and white version of the entire package looks great in black and white.
  • Hi CH..i updated the design based on your comments. just tell me if you have suggestions to improve this design.
  • About #21 Dear Contest Holder, based on your feedback on #6, I have modified the design. PVIN incorporated and a little improvement in the sun flames or maple leave. If you want to used logo as stand alone, even you can put the punch line below the word PVIN and use it. Hope that with this improvement, I have also sorted out your concern about the similarity with SunEdison. Hope you will like this improvement. Thanks and regards
  • Sorry, I forgot to add your tagline to designs #17 and #18. Designs #19 and #20 include your tagline and gave a few slight changes in font choice. Please let me know if you want to see any alterations!