Completed contest

Logo for Publishing Company

Mik1 needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 204 designs submitted by 63 freelance designers.

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winner

One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - :: scott ::
Working with ::scott:: was a great experience. I was concerned, never having sourced a design through a website, about what level of quality I would get. I had provided a fleshed-out brief and a lot of visual imagery, and didn’t want anything cookie-cutter or facile. I am working on a concept that is targeting an un-obvious demographic within a sector burdened by historical assumptions, and so the usual stereotypes wouldn’t work. It was clear that ::scott:: had read/interpreted the information and distilled/edited a wide range of inspirations into a clear design. It was a relief when I saw his initial submission early among the others, because he clearly “got it,” and had the skill to propose a design that would be flexible enough to hold up on various platforms/media and still retain an essential integrity to be recognizable as one brand. As we worked together, he was responsive to my requests, and it was a collaborative process. He had opinions about his choices for the various elements and justifications for those opinions, but was still open to trying and adopting changes. ::scott::’s entries led the pack the entire competition, and I am grateful to have found a designer of his caliber. Clearly he deserves his Platinum rating on this site.
- Anonymous

How Mik1 started their logo design journey

Company name

LEMON PRESS

Overview

LEMON PRESS is a new publishing house, and I guess we are looking for a somewhat classic logo.
We will be quite focused on digital publications but we will also be making traditional books.
The switch from classical books to new publications is of course a small renaissance in the industry, but I don't want the logo to be too "new funky fresh"-like. A publishing house is still a publishing house.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

Anybody really.. Or at least people who read books. Not much help here.. sorry.

Requirements

It has to work on the bottom of a book cover. And even in small version on the bottom of each page.

Although the name is Lemon Press I am not too fond of cheesy drawings of lemons.. But I could be surprised if something really works. However.. Don't replace to "O" with a lemon.. :)

I attached some crap I made myself.. But maybe it can give you an idea.. I like the first and the last best. But again.. I have seen what you guys can do, so give it a shot..

BTW: It has to work in black&white as well..

Cheers!

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