The Afterlife Studio - Logo design

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  • Contest Prize Amount: $455.00
  • Submitted Entries: 344
  • Contest Ends In: Completed
  • Participating Designers: 16
  • Contest Views: 385
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The Contest Brief

Contest Holder Name:  hunterlecompte

Company Name: The Afterlife Studio

Company Slogan: 

Description and What We Do: Art studio that uses industrial and natural materials like sheets of scrap metal and live edge slabs of wood to create large and small-scale installation art. Most of the materials used in the art were intended to be scrapped, recycled or destroyed. In an unlikely twist of fate, each of these pieces of material has been spared from almost certain destruction and transformed into colorful installation art. The art is very large in some cases and is prepared by a team of artisan metal workers, artichetcs and concept artists. This product is considered fine art and it is expensive.

Industry Type: Art and Photography

Top Three Things To Communicate Through Our Logo Design:

#1 Adaptive re-use - there is a circle of life feel to this kind of concept art. Using something that has been repurposed creatively. would be interested to see a visual example of adaptation or repurpos

#2 Concept Art - this art is most often displayed in large scale installations in pubic areas such as adaptive re-use public parks. This concept was inspired by the famous High Line park in New York Cit

#3 Expensive - This art ranges in price from expensive to breathtakingly expensive. The logo needs to reflect a high quality product

Our Target Audience:

luxury consumers and interior design firms. Although the intent is to have broad appeal in the USA, much of the target audience is in New York City

We Like These Colors:

Open to any color or black&white / grayscale. The art is produced in a broad range of colors - in some cases, there are some pretty wild colors but color in the logo is not a requirement. would like to incorporate some kind of variation of the image of the impossible star or tri-bar https://www.google.com/search?q=impossible+star&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS756US756&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjShr3Kma3aAhVsm-AKHYIEAIAQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=965 The impossible star has been an inspiration for The Afterlife Studio - this shape is similar to the impossible tri-bar featured in MC Escher's Belvedere https://www.google.com/search?q=mc+escher+belvedere&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS756US756&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjMzOrmmq3aAhVFGt8KHS3JB3gQsAQIJg&biw=1920&bih=1014#imgrc=iqEmgQyTzmtv2M: the shape can only exist in 2-D - thus it is the impossible tri-bar. The impossible star is the same concept. Would be interested to see an MC Escher-like style. THe metal art installations are very geometric and I have uploaded photos to show what an installed piece looks like.

Design Preference Sliders:
Masculine 
 Feminine
Subdued 
 Bright
Playful 
 Serious
Simple 
 Complex
Classic 
 Modern
Common 
 Exotic
Quiet 
 Loud
Economical 
 Expensive
Grey Black White 
 Colorful
Elegant 
 Sporty
Young 
 Mature

Design Styles We Would Like To See:

Wordmark

A Wordmark consists of the company name in a stylized type or font.

Abstract Mark

An abstract symbol or shape representing the character of your business

Our Design Will Be Used On:

Web, Print

Contest Attachments:


2018-04-09 10:52:55

2018-04-09 10:53:04

2018-04-10 05:59:23

2018-04-10 08:04:22

2018-04-10 08:16:57

2018-04-14 14:46:35

Contest Entries

  • Client Rank: # 1
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523859796The Afterlife Studio_01.jpg Submission #183
    By  mmyousuf1968
  • Client Rank: # 2
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523996248The Afterlife Studio_04.png Submission #291
    By  mmyousuf1968
  • Client Rank: # 3
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523996257The Afterlife Studio_05.png Submission #292
    By  mmyousuf1968
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152381593129 Artboard 1.png Submission #106
    By  sweethuhknee
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152383282538 Artboard 1.png Submission #113
    By  sweethuhknee
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523579176TAS-C.png Submission #38
    By  zedlexis
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152383416745 Artboard 1.png Submission #119
    By  sweethuhknee
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152383490647 Artboard 1.png Submission #121
    By  sweethuhknee
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523848909The-afterlife-studio-11.jpg Submission #145
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523848909The-afterlife-studio-12.jpg Submission #146
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523852071The-afterlife-studio-14.jpg Submission #148
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523852071The-afterlife-studio-15.jpg Submission #149
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523852368The-afterlife-studio-16.jpg Submission #150
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523852368The-afterlife-studio-17.jpg Submission #151
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152385675948 Artboard 1.png Submission #167
    By  sweethuhknee
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/15238570241.jpg Submission #169
    By  snaeem
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523857345The-afterlife-studio-19.jpg Submission #171
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152385786150 Artboard 1.png Submission #179
    By  sweethuhknee
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523858622The-afterlife-studio-20.jpg Submission #180
    By  hitamputih
  • Client Rank: # Elements we like
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152385883022.jpg Submission #181
    By  snaeem
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523866348Afterlife 1.jpg Submission #200
    By  Bsign
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523866725The Afterlife Studio2.jpg Submission #201
    By  sahlandesign
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523867153Afterlife 1.jpg Submission #204
    By  Bsign
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523868208Afterlife 1.jpg Submission #215
    By  Bsign
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523690908afterlife 1.jpg Submission #68
    By  fransisca
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523879500afterlife-2.jpg Submission #252
    By  aqif
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523748651afterlife-1.jpg Submission #84
    By  aqif
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/152389012139a.png Submission #271
    By  yonojunior
  • Client Rank: # Not Ranked
    http://www.logocontest.com/public/logoimage/1523323760The Afterlife Studio.jpg Submission #1
    By  sahlandesign

Contest Comments

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 15, 2018

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR DESIGNERS

As the competition draws to a close I wanted to give an updated to let you designers know where things stand. This is very difficult to decide as there are several artists who are really pushing the bar ever higher! It is anyone’s game at this point.

We would like to see bright color variations of the logos for comparison. We are seriously considering a few logos because the designs are really good however we do want more color.

This close and may come down to color variations of the logo.

Huge thanks to all of the very talented artists who are competing – very impressive … we shall soon see who will win. We intend to decide VERY quickly after the contest closes!

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 14, 2018

I just uploaded an image of an example of color channel. Interested in more color and we are really liking the text as design concepts-

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 14, 2018

A NOTE ON COLOR AND TECHNIQUES:

Although we do like black and white we are curious to see what color logos might work. We really are drawn to color channel text
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS756US756&biw=1920&bih=1014&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=NELSWoGeBOexggeC_4vQDA&q=color+channels+&oq=color+channels+&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l2j0i30k1j0i24k1l7.13939.13939.0.14743.1.1.0.0.0.0.79.79.1.1.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.79....0.winuMjGrM6M#imgrc=YDccRghMlYngtM:

We do like using the text as the design and are open to logos that would use font as illustration or techniques like sliced text or deconstruction of text to form a design.

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 14, 2018

UPDATE FOR ALL DESIGNERS some really compelling concepts have emerged over the last 12 hours and we are really becoming interested to see more compact text-only logo submissions. There are a few that have already broken Afterlife into 2 words (after life) for the sake of making the image more compact. It also gives the opportunity to tie more of the letters together. We like that a lot.

Still open to ANY submission – blank slate is still open. WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE SOMEONE TAKE THIS IN A TOTALLY DIFFERENT DIRECTION. There are several great concepts in the competition already and we are most appreciative of all of the hard work that has gone into these thoughtful and creative submissions. Many thanks!!

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 13, 2018

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ALL DESIGNERS - The concepts are really getting closer to the core of what we have been visualizing. Huge thanks to all designers who have been working really hard to push the conceptual limits for contest submissions. Text only is starting to emerge as the most compelling and as a concept that presents the most visual unity. Being creative with the text is what has really driven up interest in the last 12 hours. We are selling an expensive product and striking the right balance between playful and elegant is something we are weighing.

At this point in the competition, we would like to open the parameters a bit. Up to this point, we have given some pretty tailored feedback about the visual and conceptual requirements for the design. Artists often open and unlock unexpected ideas and concepts that take you by surprise (in a good way) and we are curious to see what other visual concepts could be considered. Let us stress that we certainly like the direction the competition is headed in and are VERY interested in a few of the concepts however we do not want to pigeonhole and restrict the creative process.

Given the history of this competition and the evolution of general feedback we have provided in the general post section all designers should feel free to submit any concept they feel works well for what we have been discussing. All text, no text - whatever. any concept welcome. We are looking for perspective and to extract ourselves from the creative process requirements at this time. This is a blank slate - and authorization to color outside the lines if you like. Curious to see what concepts are out there.

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 12, 2018

As a general note for all new designers joining this contest we want to give some general comments about the elements in the contests that are the most interesting for us. We will be most drawn to concepts that combine Escher-like shapes woven into a logo that is both image and text appearing as one picture that is half object or shape/half text instead of an image of an object or shape next to the text. We want to weave the actual text into the shape incorporated as lettering where possible. The visual concept in a few of the submissions are very good and the overall direction of the contest is headed the right way. Many thanks to each of the talented artists who have been pushing the boundaries of this concept!

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 11, 2018

For designers who are joining the competition, I would like to share some general comments about the direction of the concept. We like the visual look of the shapes we are seeing and would like to visually tie the text to the shapes, perhaps using shapes to form the actual letters of the text. The impossible star or impossible tri-bar as referenced in the "we like these colors" section has been an inspiration largely because of the concept of the illusion.

It is important to note that we are not so much interested in a specific shape - rather it is the “impossible” appearance that we like. This is evident in shapes like the impossible star as well as the impossible tri-bar and if other shapes can be used with the same effect it would be of interest. Many thanks to all of the designers who have thoughtfully submitted ideas already – seems that there are a few concepts that are emerging that are really good!

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 10, 2018

I have posted an image of a logo that I have for another business in the images section. It is a travel business that sells personalized travel programs. The initials LT are used to create the image of a suitcase. We want the logo of The Afterlife Studio to be taken seriously, however, this kind of visual playfulness does seem clever and thoughtful on a conceptual level. A personalized logo of a suitcase for a company that sells personalized travel. Would like to see the image of an impossible shape such as an impossible star or impossible tri-bar as mentioned in the "we like these colors" section.

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 10, 2018

Would like to see the letters of the text integrated into the design vs having an abstract shape next to the text

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 09, 2018

The image file has now been successfully uploaded.

hunterlecompte
 United States
Buyer

Joined: Apr 09, 2018

Posted On: Apr 09, 2018

There is a reference to an image file that contains images of the installation art in the "we like these colors" section, however, I was unable to upload the pdf file containing the images. A help inquiry has been submitted and this will hopefully be resolved shortly.

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