So, I need a logo for my new iOS app store website viceroi.com.
But I wanted to try something new. Remember the whole crowdsourcing idea?
I know lots of amazing designers. Amazing. I love design and therefore I love designers. I’m trying to turn my daughter into one. Not sure if it will work but I’ll save that for another post.
So instead of calling on one of the amazing designers I know I signed up at 99designs.com.
Pretty cool. Try it sometime.
So to make a long story short. I received almost 200 different designs. Here is the one I picked.
I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. After all I really didn’t have a very clear idea of what I wanted. The thing about 99designs is once you start giving high ratings to a design you like, everyone else just starts making very similar designs. So I really didn’t get to see a lot of variety. But happy nonetheless.
Hmm. After I took possession of my new logo I came up with another idea. I wanted a cool illustration of a “viceroy”. I wanted a fun viceroy character to go with my new logo. But in pursuing this idea, I am now running the risk of having a character logo and a type logo that may not work together.
Yes, it would have been better to have one designer to make both but I didn’t want to do that. I know this very amazing character illustrator that would be perfect for the job.
I’ll show you what he came up with next time.