We had a fantastic experience launching our first design contest with 99designs and so pleased with our new logo. Our winning designer is original, imaginative and was on brief with the first submission. Thank you!
How Kristine.gardner started their logo design journey
I'm a 35 year old mother of two who works full-time at a large corporation. I've spent the last year of my life waking up. I have let my professional life take on a life of its own and I've come to realize I need to spend my work time on things I believe in. So, I'm changing. I am starting a business that focuses on what I value first, and what I sell second. I am focusing on what I think we've lost over the past decades of technological evolution - relating to eachother as people, not personas.
My authentic happiness is to love and be loved. It is what inspires me and it is what I want to spend the rest of my life sharing with others.
I am tired of the celebration of hate and arrogance; I want to celebrate something more.
I am sick of the worship of the superficial; I believe in something more.
I want my voice to be heard; I want to express something more.
Love and Be Loved (LABL)
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I am targeting all people, old and young, from all walks of life who want to celebrate, believe in, and express something more.
I need a logo that I can use on my Web site, blog, and Facebook page that captures what it means to Love and Be Loved. I don't know if the logo should be both "Love and Be Loved," and "LABL," or one or the other - so please be creative. I want the logo to be able to stand for the movement, not just a product.
The logo should be simple. LABL is about taking our lives that have been fractured into more and more little pieces, and bringing them back together to a place of simple truth.
The logo should be inspiring. LABL is about changing the world from the inside out. Believing in something more and being willing to live up to that belief.
Lastly, the logo isn't about love between two people - please think outside the colors red and black and the heart shape. This isn't about Valentine's Day, this is about loving all things. Images I think that can be really powerful are the globe, an elephant, flowing water, the letters LABL puzzeled together to form a shape (like a circle or an oval). I attached one example of the shape of an elephant that represents the clean lines ("Picasso like") feel.