Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Canada turns 150 years old in 2017, and the government has already released a number of proposed logos to commemorate the big day. The broad consensus seems to be that the logo designs fail to capture the excitement of this historic event and could use a bit more creative flair. An article in The Star stated: "Proposed logos for Canada’s 150th birthday are getting decidedly mixed reviews from the first Canadians to see them, with some complaining one looks too much like a hockey puck and another is too Disneyland."
Can you give Canadians what they want? We here at 99designs think you can - so we're launching this UNOFFICIAL community contest for Canada's 150th birthday logo. Although the contest is just for fun, we want you to bring your EH-GAME and come up with something that will wow us as well as Canada's 35 million citizens!
The logo should represent celebration, youth, multiculturalism and unity. I've attached the five potential logos the Canadian government has shared with the public for reference, along with the vibrant Centennial logo used to commemorate Canada's 100th birthday.
For more info on the logo controversy and Canada in general, check out our blog post: http://99designs.com/designer-blog/2013/12/10/community-contest-design-canadas-150th-birthday-logo/
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Logo types to explore
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
If you choose to incorporate the maple leaf (Canada's national symbol) in your design, please be creative. Aim for an original implementation unlike anything you've seen before.
When submitting your designs, please include a description of the design and the meaning you're intending to get across.
As expected, I'm seeing a lot of maple leaves. If you want to add a maple leaf in your design, I'd recommend going for a very unique implementation in order to distinguish yourself from the crowd - otherwise, it will likely blend in with the others.
To get your creative juices flowing, I wanted to bring your attention to some other signature Canadian symbols as well:http://www.fslocal.com/canada/wp-co…nimals.jpg
Would love to see some of these themes in your entries!