You may have seen my attempt to create a logo for GraphicDesignForum.org. I’m not married to it, and this site is a community project. We will build it together, so if you have a suggestion for a new logo, please do post it, and if it gets the most likes we will replace the current one with yours.
Logo Design Brief
Logo Design Forum.org is a community site targeting graphic designers, at all skill level from beginner to professional veterans. The site aims to inform, inspire and most important help designers in their professional life.
What do we want to communicate?
We want to convey that this brand is contemporary, as opposed to the old GDF forum that is closing down, and which some see as old fashioned. The logo has to communicate high aesthetic values. It may suggest the community, but it’s not a must. Besides this, incorporate whatever GDF(O) means to you!
The logo should have two versions: horizontal and square. The horizontal will show by default on the site in the top left corner. The square will show when you scroll down and it replaces the horizontal version.
The forum has two color schemes: dark (default) and light that can be selected by the user in their profiles. The logo should work on both backgrounds. This is why the current logo is made of colors that work on both themes. Currently the categories feature a color scheme, but it can be changed to match the colors of the newly designed logo, so don’t let them limit you.
The logo doesn’t necessarily has to include the words 'Graphic Design Forum.org" but it can if you think it works better. We don’t necessarily need to use the acronym GDF (preferred) or GDFO.
By submitting your work, please indicate your terms. By default we assume that you’re giving the logo for free, and you allow the community to change it to fit the need. However, you may decide that we can only use the logo as is, without modifications to respect the artistic integrity. Or, you can say that you’re only willing to give the logo for certain amount of money. It’s up to you, just let us know!
Please suggest any other information I should include in this brief!