We’ve been running a competition to design a logo for Preston Tweetup. The entries are now in, and here they are with a short write up of why the designer picked the fonts, colours etc that they did:Advertisement
Entry 1 – submitted by David Perkins
It was basically a quick concept that I thought looked quite cool, I then added colour in the style of the twitter colours (blue and yellow). I thought that i should use a handwritten sort of font to make a point that handwriting is becoming less and less used due to the the amount of / the evolution of social networking and blogging around the world!
Entry 2 – submitted by J0sh D Semans
When I first thought about “Preston Tweetup” I immediately thought about Preston. In my minds eye, I saw a city. I wanted my logo to draw the mind away from the urban view of Preston and focus on the calmer side, like the nature side, like Winckley Square. Hence the nice green grass, the blue sky and the clouds. I also tried to capture the essence of Twitter itself, simple, pleasing to the eye, and somewhat humorous. The lamb is, of course, the lamb from the Preston Coat of Arms. The lamb is at a laptop computer, on Twitter.com, the humour side breaks through around here. On the back of the Lamb, is the Twitter bird, perched happily and looking at two banners that read “PRESTON” and “TWEETUP”. This text is in PNE-like colours, the “PRESTON” in white, and the “TWEETUP” being in two different shades of blue. The overall appearance of my logo is quite Twitter-Like and has obvious references to the city of Preston.
Entry 3 – submitted by Kerry Sholicar
My initial thought was to design a typographical logo that could somehow represent the social occasion, capture an essence of Preston City and still give people a relation to Twitter and the Twitter logo. My first job in creating this was to find a font that I felt fitted the criteria. After sifting through and trying many fonts, I decided to stick with “Learning Curve” for the main “Tweetup” part of the logo. I chose this font as I think it represents the relaxed and friendly feel of the event. I then chose a simpler font for the “Preston” part to contrast and help it to stand out, ensuring that it can easily be read. I then decided to go with the blue theme as it relates to both Preston (the city councils coat of arms and the football team) and Twitter.
You can vote now for your favourite entry. You have until Tuesday 10th March 2009 at 5 PM to register your vote.
Don’t forget to register for Preston Tweetup and claim your free drink on arrival.