+Eurovision Logo for 2009. The Best Yet?

This Year’s Eurovision logo uses the usual generic design as the official identity complete with Russian flag.  The interesting design this year comes from the sub logo, a “fantasy bird” which takes full advantage of color.  It comes from Red Square Productions, a company the host Television Channel One recruited to take care of the contest’s graphics.

Raising the bar?

It is definitely the most interesting sub logo yet and comes after last years interesting design from Serbia which some might say raised the bar a little.  Like Serbia’s Confluence of sound logo the Russian design takes its origins from its host Country.  The Serbian logo was based upon the Confluence of two rivers meeting in Belgrade, a convenient confluence of sound.  The new Russian “fantasy bird” logo could be a reference to Russian folklore and the stories of prophetic bird people such as Gamayun, Alkonost and Sirin.

Versatility is Key
The logo has been widely distributed already and is fast becoming a hit amongst fans.  It can be applied on various colors and surfaces both in parts or in complete form.  It will of course be seen during the Eurovision Song Contest this year as well as on the official website and various other associated media.  One definitely to watch out for!

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Generic Eurovision Song Contest Logo for 2009

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Eurovision Song Contest Sub Logo for Russia 2009.

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Prophetic Bird Gamaun from Russian folklore.

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Eurovision Song Contest Sub Logo for 2008, Serbia.

May 13 2009 | Xtra | Comments Off

+6 Great Eurovision Song Contest Logos

I always look forward to checking out the new Eurovision Song Contest’s graphical approach year on year and this May is no exception.  It is wonderful looking back at the various logos which have represented each contest throughout history.  From the very first logo right up to Russia’s wonderful graphical approach this year and Belgrade’s Confluence of sound logo in 2008, Eurovision logo design has always been a good indicator of the trends and styles present in graphic design at the moment.

A Confluence of graphics?
Belgrade’s logo for the Eurovovision Song Contest in 2008, featuring an artistic and colourful musical cleft splashed with paint is a great example of methods and common approaches popular in design studios today.  It worked well as a static object but also held its own with the various moving imagery and melding graphics associated with the postcard screens during the contest.

The future of the Eurovsion Logo
Things have become very graphical and illustrative for the Eurovision logo and this year’s design from Russia is no exception.  It is definitely quite similar to last year’s  logo and will undoubtedly become  a cutting edge example of what is possible in logo design for 2009.  So what will happen to the Eurovision logo in the future?  It will still be around but I can’t say or even speculate how it will look.  One thing is certain though.  It will probably continue to reflect the methods and styles being showcased and experimented with by various designers as time ultimately progresses.

5 great Logo Designs from Eurovision

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One of the original Eurovision Logo Designs.  A good indicator of how long this contest has actually been running for!

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1993 Logo for the contest in Ireland.  Manipulation of lines and simplicity are key.

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1997 Eurovision Logo.  The star is becoming a common element.  Musical intruments inspire the logo design.

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Back to basics with the logo for the Denmark contest in 2001.

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In recent years the Eurovision Logo has become standardised.  It features the words “Eurovision” and a heart in the middle with the host country’s flag.  Various countries still like to stamp their mark on the contest and hence unique logos such as Serbia’s in 2008 surface and become popular.

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The Russians have approached the logo design for the contest equally as vibrantly for 2009.

May 10 2009 | Xtra | Comments Off

+Crowdsourcing the New Logo for Tweet Photo

tweet-photo-logo.pngTweet Photo, effectively the next hottest thing since twitter has asked the masses for a new logo to promote itself with.  The company is looking for Twitter users, who will effectively become their core customers, to provide feedback and vote for their favorite design.

The closing date for graphic designers to submit their logo into the contest is April 14, 2009 at 12:03am GMT.  Many companies are now “crowdsourcing” and its proving to a be a cheap and effective way to get the best design out there.

Twitter Crowdsourcing
Twitter is no stranger to crowdsourcing.  Twitter effectively did crowdsourcing with its bird design, purchasing it for $10 to $15, an iStockphoto spokeswoman told wired.com.  According to Rodney Rumford, Co-Founder of TweetPhoto, “There’s no better way to engage your customers than to have them design and vote upon your creative needs.”

Crowdsourcing is a simple concept.  Twitter asks for a new logo and send out thousands of invitations to its users and designers.  Those people recognize the benefit of producing what will be a world famous logo and send through their best work and ideas.  The result?  A definite excellent logo one would hope!

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Instant Classic?
Take twitter’s current bird logo.  Its simple and arty and the best thing about it is the fact that its fast becoming instantly recognizable on any website it is shown.  One could even go as far as to say that the Twitter logo even enhances a website, making it look more cool,  happening and with it.
I’m guessing Twitter gets a lot of responses for this logo request.  Hell, I’m even tempted to enter an idea myself.  You know what they say.  If your not in you can’t win!  Good luck to us all!

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April 06 2009 | Xtra | 2 Comments »

+Chew crafts new Logo and Identity for Richview Regeneration Centre

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In November Chew Design have been busy working with our new client, Greater Village Regeneration Trust in Belfast.  We helped create a new identity for their latest project, Richview Regeration Centre located on the Donegall Road.  The centre aims to become a resource and base for new businesses in the area and therefore ultimately help the Village area of Belfast for the future.

Pictured above is Paula Bradshaw, Director of Greater Village Regeneration Trust holding a copy of the scheme’s new identity proudly crafted by Chew Design. 

“The community have been very supportive of this project and we’ve been wanting to see the land re-developed for a long time,” said GVRT director Paula Bradshaw talking to the Belfast Telegraph.  Full article can be found at www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/community-telegraph/south-belfast/news/open-day-at-new-village-regeneration-centre-14080290.html

December 30 2008 | Xtra | Comments Off

+Chew creates a Paper Toy for leading website

Chew recently designed a toy for www.papertoys.com based on famous cathedral Notre Dame in Paris.  The toy was designed and formed completely out of paper.  It had to be robust enough to withstand everyday knocks and bumps and also appeal to both children and adults alike.

We designed the toy, keeping in mind the fact that it should be constructed quite easily by the user, whatever their age.  This had to be simple but we certainly didn’t compromise on the intricicies of the actual building’s architectural design.

The result is a sophisticated 3d form which will hopefully appeal to all ages and gain suitable popularity on the PaperToys.com website.�

July 28 2008 | Xtra | Comments Off

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