Winner
Entry #200 - Logo design - by Boti Imre

Musicbags.com picked a winning design in their logo design contest

For just £335, they received 310 designs from 29 designers.

We will be forever grateful to 99designs for the key role they have played in giving us access to a pool of design talent, and ultimately bringing us together with a most inspiring designer who would have a big impact on the ability of our new business to quickly establish its credentials in a competitive market. Throughout this entire process, we had the valuable opportunity to learn and grow. 99designs were there whenever we had questions, and were even able to grant us more time to make the crucial choice of winning design. Thank you, 99designs! — DominicMB

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Help musicbags.com with a new logo

£335

Logo design contest

Silver package purchased for £335

(including 99designs fees)

by DominicMB

Contest started Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:06:55 +0000

Last feedback Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:40:18 +0000

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Client has no refunds

1. Qualifying round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select finalists
The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.
3. Final round
Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.
4. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
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1. Qualifying round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select finalists

The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.

3. Final round

Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

4. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

Business name
musicbags.com
Description of business

Specialist supplier of music bags and cases for all kinds of musical instruments, with a catalogue suited primarily to an upmarket, aspirationally minded buyer.
A simple but classy logo, preferred colour blue, though we would consider anything beautiful.
The successful logo will be used online, and also on own brand bags and cases, and stationary.

Industry

Retail

Preferred logo types
Sample logos
Do you have any example logos you like?

Providing designers with examples helps them identify the style and aesthetic you like.

None specified

Values to communicate
  • Feminine Masculine
  • Young Mature
  • Luxury Economical
  • Modern Classic
  • Playful Serious
  • Loud Quiet
  • Simple Complex
  • Subtle Obvious
Color preferences

None specified

To be used on
  • Print (Business cards, letterheads, brochures etc)
  • Online (Website, online advertising, banner ads etc)
  • Merchandise (Mugs, T-shirts etc)
  • Signs (Including shops, billboards etc)
Notes

Demographic: Afluent, well educated
Target Audience: musical, expressive/creative

Files attached

    Supplied file types

    Layered vectors in EPS & PDF
    Screen quality JPEG & PNGs

    Note: Fonts used will be detailed by the designer but are not provided for licensing reasons.

    Payment methods

    This contest has been pre-paid with 99designs. The winner will be paid directly by 99designs for the full prize amount, excluding any third party transfer fees.

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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      DominicMB
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      Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:46:38 +0000
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      Just as an update for all our finalists, I wanted to let you know that we are taking your designs into consideration before coming to any decision. The process is not one to be rushed, as there are numerous designs which offer real possibilities, so it may be that we take several more days before a decision can be reached.

      Many thanks for your patience during this period, and thanks again for all the designs.

      Regards

      DominicMB

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      DominicMB
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:29:58 +0000
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      I think we have enough entries. I have been overwhelmed by the tremendous creativity I have seen in the last 36 hours.
      This has been a remarkable experience for us here, humbling even, and such is the quality on offer that making the final decision may take some time. Although regrettably everyone cannot be successful, at the very the least you will have designs of quality to add to your portfolio.
      May I say how proud I am to have enjoyed this exhausting experience together with you, our finalists.

      Thank you, one and all.

      DominicMB
      On behalf of the musicbags.com team

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      superDUPERJAMES
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:44:55 +0000
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      #281 superduper nice concept mate. Impressive

    4. User
      APP Designs
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:37:27 +0000
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      @281 two thumbs up for you bro!

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      red88™
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:34:56 +0000
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      #281 Nice Concept..High quality design. And very original...Well Done!

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      DominicMB
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:39:29 +0000
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      So much quality. Such good ideas!

      DominicMB

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      lobach
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:25:44 +0000
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      DominicMB
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      Sun, 01 Apr 2012 11:35:50 +0000
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      I awoke this morning to a surge of new entries, the standard of which is extremely high.

      Bravo!

      There is some concern as to how well the colours match our site. So far only one designer has commented on our use of colour on the web site. Suddenly this seems very important, as the final design has to work on the site, even if we have to rework our colours, and if we are to do that we would need to try it before the deadline passes.

      I ask that you help us by showing your design in place on our web site. The best one to use for this is the latest image in the design brief: New Screen shot 2012-03-28 at 15.41.47.png 114 KB

    9. User
      DominicMB
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      Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:50:35 +0000
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      It seems our preferred colour, blue, is struggling to work for logos when placed on our web site.

      Other colours may work better.

      No one has yet said if they think we should remodel the colours currently used on our web site. If anyone would like to discuss colour, please say something NOW, while there is still time to try things!

      Also, importantly, we have just remarked all designs in the final. The starring system used on this site is vague, with 1 star 'Has Potential', 2 stars 'Right Direction', etc

      So, for this contest at least, from here on in the meaning is as follows:

      No stars - the design does not really appeal to us much
      1 to 5 stars - represents how much we like it, from a little to a lot.

      At the moment, in my judgement this contest is wide open.

      DominicMB

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      Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:56:54 +0000
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    11. User
      DominicMB
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      Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:23:07 +0000
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      Thanks to all of you who contributed to our contest so far. We've seen some great design work, and selecting who would be invited to the next round took us far longer than expected, with some difficult decions. Good luck to you all for the future, and keep building your portfolio!

      Finalists only from here on in.

      Mest regards

      DominicMB

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      DominicMB
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      Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:53:27 +0000
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      Last Call

      We do not feel we are looking at the winner yet.

      Anyone care to re- re- read the brief, and do something original???

      DominicMB

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      DominicMB
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      Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:36:18 +0000
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      Further Guidance

      Some otherwise good designs have had to be eliminated, simply because they don't look right when placed on the web site.

      As stated in the design brief, the winning design, which should be classy when used on stationary and own brand merchandise, has to tie in with upmarket aspirations when viewed on our web site.

      It may be that the look of the web site needs some tweaking. If you think our colours are wrong, please don't be afraid to say so.

      You are advised to re-read the design brief at this stage.

      And please, we now have enough images with headphones and sound bars to consider. Further entries should focus on subtlety, nice fonts with a dab od style (eg Amazon just use a simple curve). Please don't take existing entries as a design cue.

      Thanks
      DOminicMB

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      DominicMB
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      Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:44:04 +0000
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      This web site has been built to work on mobile devices. It has occurred to us that some good designs may not work in this context, simply because the dot com part will not be clear when viewed on the smaller mobile screen. Sorry to say this didn't hit us until just now.

      DominicMB

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      Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:13:41 +0000
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      #96 very creative!

    16. User
      DominicMB
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      Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:35:11 +0000
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      We are fully committed to choosing one of the designs generated in this contest.

      We would very much appreciate seeing any future contributions set into the area at the top left of the screen shot of our home page. Thank you all for your contributions to this contest so far. We already know that we will be back for more design work in the near future.

      Here's to your creativity

      DomoinicMB

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