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The Mossy Rock Lobster logo

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

A winner was selected from 71 designs submitted by 8 freelance designers.

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One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - crotopus
A very talented designer. I am so pleased with the final designs, exactly what I was after. I would definitely recommend Crotopus and will use again.
- RichMilns

How Joshua started their logo design journey

Summary

He's a Big Lobster. A rock Lobster. An altogether new species. With some epic creation myth behind him, that hasn't quite been imagined yet. You see, I can't quite be sure what would appear if you were to cross a mystic sage, with a superhero and a normal everyday human being..can you?
He has represented a personal goal for me to physically lift upward of 100tonnes of granite for my business each week. He worked, but just as his original design would show- my right arm is now huge and twisted and I have postural abnormalities in perfect line with my created image. Weird stuff, hey?! lol. This needs to be corrected.

Company name

The Mossy Rock Lobster. Bush rock supplies

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

Im moving from bulk wholesale of moss covered bushrocks, into a more domestic market while transitioning into an image of 'exclusive living art'. But, its my pet business and the stepping stone to international export. This is more about entrepreneurship and having a business identity that I really enjoy while I do the harder stuff.

Ulitmately, i'd like some new images to consider for 'M.e.r.l.e' (The mossy rock lobster entity) that are more consistent with a real, balanced and healthy physique (more anatomically correct, while still appearing immensely rugged and strong). I am possibly leaning toward more stylised interpretations, but would still like to enjoy a very real dimension to his persona for future character development. Just go nuts with your imagination!

A little more babble about the character:
The mossy rock lobster is an empire building, magickal master Earth avatar entity. He can be called upon to undermine power structures and 'take the power back'. He works tirelessly to create heaven on earth by taking the lock and key central authority by redirecting attention back to harnessing natural energies and.He cant stand police, government or other corrupt power structures. he is selfless.

+++ and moving with purpose in that ocean of chaos potential shimmers the spiritseed of an avatar organism. The energetic expression of will destined to join forms with the immortal essence of the earth wisdom.

Merle is a symbiomorphic entity.
Merle is a moss avatar.. a living, consious lichen. can bend and master fog, dew, high humidity. is almost impervious to extremes in temperaturelichen is one of the most primitve yet advanced and essential organisms on earth..Anything epic, and totally superhuman is still welcome:)

The original:

http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?…gifda3.gif

Wants

He must have character! he must be alive. Brimming with a depth of purpose, exemplifying a selfless dedication to a sustainable earth and demonstrate a genius-application of charitable green business practice.

I was never quite happy with his face- compared to the body detail, it didnt seem quite to balanced enough to me. Id like something that says: daring, cheeky, strong and charming. someone who gets away with anything, but doesn't need to.

Think along the lines of superheroes, saints and sages. Think: combining these cosmic archetypes with a humans life mission.

The red still works, but anything close to those strong primary colours will be nice. Spacey blue, or dark ocean greens may also work.

Please note:

As an added incentive to the cash prize, I would dearly love to publish runners-up designs on my coming website. Anyone who contributes deserves extra attention, and a page for 'interpretations' of Merle will be saved for artists contact details and links placed on my site.

Here is my imageshack account.

http://profile.imageshack.us/user/bigjonmud/ If possible.. you now have access to colours that I would like used for the rock and moss and lichen aspects. Namely, from the huge curvy sacred rock. Please incorporate some of the actual red and grey tones from this picture. Very specific physique proportions and muscle shape for Merle. Examples of the jaggedness of the rock I sell (for the text shape) and a couple of superheroes for spice.

Don't want

- A wussy little crab thing..
- Anything that is too friendly to be mean enough to change the world
- Something that looks like it couldn't lift its own claw, let alone the entire globe..

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