I am looking for a logo design that will have the ability to last the test of time as fads & styles change while incorporating a bit of an edge in style.
These logos will be used for everything from business cards, websites, apparel designs, etc. The name and logos will be everywhere in the snowboarding marketplace.
Here is how I define the feeling behind "Ridiculous Snowboard Gear": "That move was so awesome it was Ridiculous," or "That dude got so much air it was Ridiculous." Ridiculous is a positive word that defines amazement. It does not have any negative meaning behind it at all.
Buyers of this apparel line will say, "I'm Ridiculous!", "He/She is Ridiculous!", or "We're Ridiculous!"
I would like examples of a company logo featuring the full business name (Ridiculous Snowboard Gear), a stand alone logo (which I define as an insignia) that only incorporates the letter "R" in some sort of "Badge" or "Seal," and a separate logo that would be used for the community membership site called "The Ridiculous Snowboard Nation." The font, style and color should be the same for each item.
Classic examples include but should not be copied include:
Harley Davidson - http://www.HarleyDavidson.com
BMW - http://www.BWMusa.com
Boston Red Sox - http://www.RedSox.com
Red Sox Nation - http://www.RedSoxNation.com
X BOX - http://www.Xbox.xom
Snowboard Company Specific examples include but should not be copied include:
Volcom - http://www.Volcom.com
Burton - http://www.Burton.com
DC Shoes - http://www.DCShoes.com
Skull Candy - http://www.SkullCandy.com
Ride Snowboards - http://www.RideSnowboards.com
Salomon Snowboards - http://www.SalomonSports.com
Quiksilver - http://www.QuikSilver.com
Grenade - http://www.GrenadeGloves.com
Sims - http://www.Simsnow.com
The above snowboard sites will also give you an idea of what is currently in the market.
The largest target market for Ridiculous Snowboard Gear is male/female ages 13-29.
This new apparel company is all about the snowboarder and the roots by which snowboarding becomes a person's passion. This is not about corporate America. The company will stress a sense of belonging and community and will give back to the snowboarding community via various charitable causes.
With this being my first of many design contests I hope I have given you effective guidance. Feel free to ask questions for any clarification as I will give the best feedback I can on all of the designs.