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99designs community contest: Help brand the New Orleans Pelicans!!

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  • Last feedback - Fri, 21 Dec 2012 04:18:19 +0000
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Congratulations to the winner, TinBacicDesign™!
Name to incorporate in the logo
99designs
Slogan to incorporate in the logo

None specified

Description of the organization and its target audience

The professional NBA basketball team in New Orleans may change their name from the New Orleans Hornets to the New Orleans Pelicans. We thought it would be fun to see what our community is able to come up with for this new potential NBA brand.

For more details, check the blog post here: 

http://99designs.com/designer-blog/

*Note: this contest is being run by 99designs for fun only! (but the prize is real)

Industry

Sport

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.

Values to communicate
  • Feminine Masculine
  • Young Mature
  • Luxury Economical
  • Modern Classic
  • Playful Serious
  • Loud Quiet
  • Simple Complex
  • Subtle Obvious
Color preferences
UPDATE 12/15: We heard the new colors could be red, navy and gold. So feel free to submit designs with this color palette although it is not mandatory as we'd love to see what other color schemes you come up with. 
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)
  • Television/screen
Notes

*Note: this contest is being run by 99designs for fun only! (but the prize is real)

The NBA team, the New Orleans Hornets may be changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans.

To learn more about the connection between the City of New Orleans and the Pelican, check out Rembert Browne's great piece on Grantland: http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-t

For this contest, anything goes, but we will be looking for a design that would compliment the other current NBA logos (Pictured above).

There are many direction that you can go. Some teams have an actual cartoon character (Celtics, Bulls, Hornets, Raptors), while others have a reference to their geographic location (Nuggets, Warriors, 76ers). Most are 'framed' in one way or another. 20 of the 30 logos also somehow include a basketball in the design. But you don't need to include a basketball.

While this contest is specifically for a logo, feel free to creatively show how it could be used on jerseys or even on a basketball court!

We will be providing plenty of written feedback throughout this contest. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions in the public section of the comments!

UPDATE 12/15:

We heard the new colors may be red, navy and gold. So feel free to submit designs with this color palette although it is not mandatory as we'd love to see what other color schemes you come up with. 

UPDATE TO THE BRIEF 12/17:

The images of the Pelican that were uploaded to the brief are general American Pelicans and what people generally think a pelican looks like. For the actual Louisiana State bird, the Brown Pelican, check out these images:

http://bit.ly/R2vaEJ

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

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