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Alternative Rock Band Logo

S_s needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 444 designs submitted by 105 freelance designers.

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One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - Lekvector
Experience good overall. Needed an extension for my open run and was pleased with the level of customer service.
- logcabinservice

How S_s started their logo design journey

Summary

Up&coming act (genre: alternative rock / new progressive / indie) needs an engaging logo, to help with strong promotion from the outset.

Company name

Stef

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

Stef is the name of the act (whether referring to the full band, or just solo - I'm a songwriter, 20/male).

This needs to be genre appropriate - that is, for an alternative rock band - so try not to let it look like a dance/rap act... See http://i42.tinypic.com/2ij29te.png (link updated) for other band logos I like.

Looking for something really fascinating... But also needs to work on t-shirts andmerchandise and everything, and in grayscale/B&W... so you'll have to make it simple in that respect, and limitthe colours to 2 or so.

Also would be great if you could find a'COMPANION TYPEFACE' that goes with the logo, to be used elsewhere inpromo/album art/etc.

FYI, domain name will be: stefmusic.com

What it sounds like:
- sometimes challenging, often emotional, always genuine
- it's about having a good time, not being limited, creating progressive, experimental, engaging music that's still very accessible,and will stick around
- less about bravado or flashiness, more about ingenuity and mind-bendingIf you want more of an idea of what the sound is similar to musically, see http://www.myspace.com/stefiam for audio, influences, etc.

Wants

- see "What it sounds like" above
- young & innovative
- timeless & crafted
- more on the organic side
- more on the serious side
- play with the lettering, give it some clever!
- referring to http://i42.tinypic.com/2ij29te.png - I'd like to follow the style of these Keane and The Scare logos, but with the interplay of the Yes logo.
- I'd like to incorporate a big, hypnotic, pinwheely spiral nested/built into the bottomcurve of the S; this would be a centralfocal point.
- distinctive, original & quickly recognisable; giving it detail and complexity could be a good way to do this
- PROVIDE IN VECTOR

Don't want

- musical imagery like guitars, musical notes, people/equipment on stage, or any of that (people already know it's music!)
- anything too: - gothic / medieval ...
- space-age / futuristic / ultra-modern / bleeding-edge ...
- cursive / handwritten ...
- grungy / angsty ...
- comical / graffiti / cartoony ...
- cursive/handwritten does not seem to work well
- too many colours - again, needs to be able to work in B&W.

Custom package

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