South City Tavern

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Winning design #83 by sjkelly07, Logo Design for South City Tavern Contest
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designed by sjkelly07

Project description

Logo required for new Restaurant and bar that will have a somewhat upscale but still comfortable and energetic environment. Looking for a logo that is clean and simple The following statements were posted in the comments section during the course of the contest. I Am adding them here because people don't seem to be seeing them in the other section. "We need a design that is sophisticated but not too stuffy or big city. It needs to say "this is a nice establishment that is setting new trends and has great food but you can also get black-out drunk with your friends and feel like you're in a neighborhood bar"...and then want to buy a t-shirt. I keep seeing in my mind some of these great clean sophisticated designs with some kind of element that brings it back down to a comfortable south GA feel; and that element needs to be very subtle" I am uploading two graphics that we love that you can use for inspiration. These should only be used for inspiration purposes. As I stated earlier, this "fun" element should be relatively subtle... Unless you just feel like you have the coolest idea in the world and then by all means go nuts with it. Thanks" .

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Comments

  • Hello CH, I was wondering, and I'm sure others were too, what city "South City" is? Or is it just the name? Thanks! -HamyDesigns
    • Hi, Thank you for the question. It's just a name. It will be located in South Georgia but the name doesn't refer to a specific city.

  • hello CH, here is my concept #10 let me know feedback, thanks!
  • Thank you to everyone for putting so much effort into these great designs. As I stated to another submitter, I'm commenting as little as possible so I don't have much influence over the creative process. I'm really liking some of these and I will start commenting more over the next couple of days. Until then keep up the great work! Lot's of talent here!
  • Hello! I submitted #14 and #15. If you like them and you want any changes, please tell me.
    • Hi, Thank you very much for all the hard work you've put into these designs. I'm trying to comment as little as possible so I can avoid having much influence over the creative process. That being said, 14 and 15 seem a little too beach/seafood restaurant to me. I would recommend going in a different direction if you're willing to keep working on it. Thanks again!

  • I don't thing this needs the fork and spoon or the wheat things. Maybe a different style glass?
    • Sure, what kind of glass would you like to see? I can do any type. Maybe one of the steins with a handle? or something like that?

    • I'm not in love with the "cheers" thing

  • I'm liking this but it seems a little busy. I think the shape is a little too much
    • Hi CH, thank you for the feedback please find entries #44 , #45 , #46. Further comments greatly appreciated. Regards SJK

  • Any other ideas for whatever the shape on top is supposed to be? I do like the simplicity of this
  • Hi CH, Please find my entries #32 , #33. Two very different designs, one very modern and the other quite traditional and rustic. Feedback greatly appreciated. Regards SJK
    • Hi SJK. Thank you for your great designs. I'm going give it the rest of the day for people to submit without any influence from me. I will start commenting and giving feedback late tonight or early tomorrow. Thanks!

    • Hi CH, glad you like them, if there's anything you would like to change, please do not hesitate to ask. Regards SJK

  • Hi CH, I have taken on your comments below and have produced design #65 . I have also given it the fun factor and produced design #66. Hope you like and feedback most welcome. Regards SJK
  • kgb
    Hello ch,just submitted my design #52 for your consideration.hope you will like it!
  • This is a pretty interesting concept. Not a fan of the font. Are you willing to try some other versions?
    • What type of font are you looking for? Straight, fun, business like...I will try some other fonts and let me know what you like.

    • Business fun?..if there is such a thing. Thanks for submitting!

  • I know this is going to seem like a huge curve ball; But I'd really like to take some of the designs we have rated and commented on already and then throw in a fun element like I mentioned in my earlier comment. I hope I'm not violating any policies for this web site and contest but I have posted two graphics that we love that you can use for inspiration. you can view them here. http://s569.photobucket.com/user/csspringfield/slideshow/SCT%20Logo These should only be used for inspiration purposes. As I stated earlier, this "fun" element should be relatively subtle... Unless you just feel like you have the coolest idea in the world and then by all means go nuts with it. Thanks again!
  • There is a lot of great stuff here! Great work from everyone! This business is going to be a nice establishment in a growing college town in South GA. I keep having this nagging feeling that we need a design that is sophisticated but not too stuffy or big city. It needs to say "this is a nice establishment that is setting new trends and has great food but you can also get black-out drunk with your friends and feel like you're in a neighborhood bar"...and then want to buy a t-shirt. I keep seeing in my mind some of these great clean sophisticated designs with some kind of element that brings it back down to a comfortable south GA feel; And that element needs to be very subtle. I've got some ideas that I will talk about tomorrow but I want to see what all of you come up with on your own without any influence first.
  • Something in-between this one and the first one?
  • Hi, We have narrowed down our choices to this design and one other. I've had a couple of people say that didn't really like the 3 lines on the side of "Tavern" would you be willing to try one without those and possibly one without the white banner behind "tavern" as well? Really great job though. Good Luck!
    • Dear CH, thank you for your feedback and rating. I made revisions as you suggested #98 and #99. Best regards, Maxx.

  • Not sure if you got my earlier message, but we have narrowed down our choices between this design and one other. Would you be willing to make the stars a little bit bigger on this?
    • Hi CH, once again thank you for the rating, I have so much enjoyed designing for you. Please find the revised design #97 with slightly bigger stars. All the best SJK

  • HI CH, #95 AND #96 ARE SOME VARIATION UPDATE OF MY DESIGN. LET ME KNOW YOUR FEEDBACKS. THANKS
  • HI CH, I MADE A COUPLE OF UPDATE ON MY DESIGN INTO #94. THANKS FOR OVERALL.
  • Hmmmmmm. I did not realize that my last few comments we're available to be viewed publicly. So I guess that cat is out of the bag! I would like to say that we had a very difficult time narrowing down our choices. There are so many amazing designs here! We chose our final two based solely on the relevance to the specific market we are opening in. Many of these logos would have been clear winners in other markets. Thank you everyone for your great work and ideas. This has been a really cool experience and this web site is a fantastic resource for both entrepreneurs and designers. I wish everyone the best...PS. although we have narrowed it down to two designs the contest is still open for a few hours so if you think you have something great....?
  • So far this is the winner. I'm talking to the rest of the owners today but my vote is going to this one. There are still other people involved so it's not a gaurentee but this is a really nice design. Can you make the stars just a touch bigger? Good luck!