The United Way, Girl Scouts, Quaker, AT&T—they all got a piece of the legendary logo designer Saul Bass. The logo-obsessed will point to his most iconic corporate logos and shake their heads in wonder: How did he do it? And, Do I have what it takes to do it too? If that’s you, we suggest setting your sights on the Logo Design Competition & Awards.
We all know a logo is one of the most important aspects of any business, and most of you have spent the last year churning out wonderfully effective—maybe even iconic—logos. Now it’s time to show off your great logos in this competition.
Recognition + Exposure
The Top 10 Logo Design Winners will be recognized on HOWDesign.com as part of a gallery that everyone visiting our site will see. This gallery will also be promoted in HOW’s design newsletter. Check out previous winner galleries.
From the Top 10 winners, visitors to our site will have a window of time to vote for one Reader’s Choice Best of Show winner, which will receive additional attention as the featured project in Behind the Design, a column in HOW magazine.
An Industry Leader’s Eyes on Your Work
This year we snagged Dave Gouveia to pour over your logos and pull out the ones we all want to see. Gouveia has worked in the design industry for over 19 years. He founded the design studio 3 Dogz Creative Inc. with two co-workers in 2000. During 3 Dogz’s ten years in business, he helped pursue and acquire high-profile clients such as IMAX, Levi’s and Visa International.
With two entries in the publication Identity Crisis: 50 Redesigns That Transformed Stale Identities into Successful Brands, and a variety of other successful logo designs under his belt, Gouveia has the perfect mix of identity experience: from small businesses to corporate makeovers. He’s been a design judge for various International competitions, has spoken about design and creativity for associations like the AIGA and the HOW Design Conference, designed and co-authored Creative Stuff: An Activity Book for Visual Thinkers and been featured in various publications on design such as the Big Book of Self Promotion and Caffeine for The Creative Team. He currently freelances for companies such as the Canadian Cancer Society, 9 Story Entertainment and Harlequin.
Why not let this industry pro take a look at your logo?
As Bass put it: “Symbolize and summarize.” Then, send your best logo work to the Logo Design Competition & Awards. You could see it featured in HOW magazine!