I received the joyous news the other day that my logo above had won the contest on Logo Tournament! It's for a TV show in Louisiana (obviously) featuring the local musicians there and promoting their culture to the masses. I'm totally ecstatic and honored for the win! This is my 4th win on Logo Tournament so far, despite having joined for nearly a year lol! Some people get like 2-5 wins per month!! It's mad!!
Anyways, back to the logo oh yes. I was actually inspired by the movie "The Soloist" staring Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx, I watched it during my flight back from Japan last year. It was just a so-so movie but the music is of course, brilliant! The logo is actually a cello leaning against an empty chair constructed with music notes. The contest holder loved it! And now that I'm a few hundred bucks richer, I'm going to get Bioshock 2 to celebrate! :D
While I'm at it, I might as well feature some of the logos that I like and/or are winners of contests.
I won the contest for this logo back in December last year. It came as a surprise to me really, since I personally think there were more brilliant entries in that contest. But nonetheless I was still very happy! :) It was actually inspired by the ever famous three layered tea commonly found in Malaysia. Personally I've never tried this tea before! But eventually I intend to, eventually~
And here are some of my all-time favourites ever since I started designing logos since last year May but did not win the contests. Juicebox Media was for a gaming development company that develops games for Facebook. Casino Club was for a pub that has nothing to do with gambling, strangely. It is still one of my all-time favourites although it was one of the first few I did. Time Management Ninja was for a blog that teaches people how to manage their time and provide tips for multi-tasking and such. Kidlets is for a kid's clothes store.
Unfortunately, I can't show the other two logo designs that I won for their respective contests, because they are 'private contests'. Private contest means that they pay Logo Tournament extra to keep their contests private, and that I will need to seek permission to display the logo in my portfolio should I win. This usually mean that the prize is higher than normal contests. ($500 and above) And since I didn't got permission from the contest holders, I can't show them in my portfolio. :( Oh wells~