The results are in from the 2009 Worldwide Logo Design Annual Awards and I’m very happy to announce that for the second year in a row, I’ve managed to scoop up the ‘Best of Australia’ and ‘Best of Continent’ talent awards. This year my winning logo design was the FITUCCI logo (shown below) of which I’ve detailed the full design process here.
There were many more superb winning logo designs, my favourites showcased below. Be sure to check out the full list of 2009 Wolda winners as well.
My Wolda Award Winning Logo Design
FITUCCI Co. is a comprehensive source for superior custom doors & windows. FITUCCI specialise in luxury residential & commercial projects, supplying state of the art doors & windows. The concept behind the logo is based on the fact that the side rectangles (trapeziums) can either be seen as windows or doors (it is open to a matter of interpretation).
Read the full logo design process here.
Wolda Press Release
Wolda is the innovative graphic design awards scheme that rewards the best logos and trademarks designed throughout the world and the only award scheme endorsed by ICOGRADA and more than 100 other international design associations and schools.
Thanks to its originality and design excellence, the “Fitucci” logo has been selected for the “Best of Continent ‘09 and “Best of Nation ‘09 talent award and will be included in the Wolda ‘09 printed annual, plus an honourable mention on the Wolda website.
To select the winners, an innovative international three-tier jury consisting of 10 top design professionals, 10 major international clients and finally of 10 members of the public, reviewed all the logos submitted following a unique process which reflects the actual process that turns any logo into a successful logo: the designers decide what to present to the clients, the clients decide what to present to the public, but in the end it is always the public that decides if a brand is successful.
The 30 judges have been selected respectively from ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Associations), AQUENT and CONSUMERS INTERNATIONAL.
All winning entries for Wolda ‘09 are displayed online at www.wolda.org and will be published towards the end of December in the 2010 annual, a substantial hard bound volume of exceptional quality printed on SAPPI acclaimed papers by FONTEGRAFICA.
You can view a full PDF about Wolda here.
My Favourite Wolda Logo Award Winners
Below you can see my favourite logos from the 2009 winner’s list, of which I’m honoured to placed alongside.
Logo name: Circus of Magazines
Nation: United States
Designer(s): Olivier Courbet
Client: Circus of Magazines
Description: Logo created for Circus of Magazines™, an online marketplace for magazines. It combines an open magazine and a circus tent in order to represent the online community and by extension the website, a place where magazine lovers gather to buy, sell and exchange magazines. The challenge consisted of avoiding any clichés while keeping in mind the client’s desire to incorporate a classic circus feature in the mark. The final result is a simple and memorable logo and a mark that works well for stand-alone usage.
Logo name: City of Melbourne
Agency: Landor Associates
Designer(s): Jason Little, Jefton Sungkar, Sam Pemberton, Ivana Martinovic
Client: City of Melbourne
Description: Melbourne is a progressive city, internationally recognised for its diversity, innovation and liveability. Our challenge was to create an identity for the City of Melbourne that would reflect Melbourne’s cool sophistication, capture the passion of the council and the people, and enable a unified and future focus for the City. Centered around a geometric framework, the identity is as iconic and multi-faceted as the city itself. At its heart, the M provides an iconic surface for endless visual executions to take place, adapting to suit the full range of services, sub-brands, initiatives and audiences.
Logo name: 9/11 Memorial
Nation: United States
Agency: Landor Associates
Designer(s): Rietje Gieskes, Eugene Heard, Karen Yau
Client: 9/11 Memorial
Description: The eleven, composed of two austere blue rectangles that reference the shapes missing from the skyline, serves to create an essential impression in people’s minds, while upholding the elegance and seriousness of a historical institution whose role is to foster remembrance and education.
Logo name: In the City Entertainment
Designer(s): Cory Williams Crowther
Client: In the City Entertainment Inc.
Description: “In the City Entertainment” specializes in productions, video production services, on-line content creation, electronic press kits, photo shoots, promo packages, press junkets, publicity and independent production. Their clients resources range from all Hollywood Studios, Networks, Executive Producers, Publicists and Marketing teams. Clientele include: Warner Bros. Int. Warner Bros. Studio, CBS, CW Network, TV Guide, WWE, FOX, Nickelodeon and others.
Logo name: The Waterfront
Agency: SML / Small Medium Large
Designer(s): Vanessa Ryan, Troy Dagan
Client: The Waterfront
Description: The Waterfront is a modern residential apartment development overlooking the waterfront in Sydney Australia.
Logo name: Birdlife
Designer(s): Ren Spiteri
Client: Birdlife Malta
Description: BirdLife is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strive to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. Operating in over one hundred countries and territories worldwide, they work with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. This logo forms part of a campaign designed to help Birdlife Malta stimulate social conscience about illegal bird hunting, while increasing pressure on the Maltese authorities to enforce international protection laws.
Logo name: Mini Museum Mürren
Agency: Atelier Bundi
Designer(s): Stephan Bundi
Description: The name of a little museum in a little place. Mürren is a village in the Swiss mountains.
Logo name: THINX
Designer(s): Mattia Castiglioni
Client: THINX srl | Comunicazione, marketing, pr
Description: Thinx is born as a PR and communication agency, with the need to introduce into its logo a particular value of strong conceptual dynamism, which is an incontestable element of any project from Thinx itself.
Logo name: Blackhawk Logistics
Designer(s): David Constantine at CRE8IVE
Client: Blackhawk Logistics
Description: Client was a consumer logistics and security company, founded by ex-military specialists. The target market required a strong graphic mark that instilled confidence and promoted authority, versatile enough to be applied equally well to uniforms, corporate documentation and vehicles alike.
Logo name: Architects Revolver
Designer(s): Kosmas Apatangelos
Client: Architects Revolver.com
Description: Architects Revolver is a logo for the italian web forum architectsrevolver.com about architecture. New technologies, suggestions and comments about new trends and architectural designs can be found in this blog. The slogan is: Give it a “Shot” – suggesting by this way all young architects to participate and leave a comment!
Logo name: Blue Bamboo Yoga
Agency: Zync Communications Inc.
Designer(s): Mike Kasperski, Peter C Wong
Client: Blue Bamboo Yoga
Description: Blue Bamboo Yoga is a newly created yoga practice needing a brand to market their studios to busy parents and business people who could do with some time out from their hectic lives. Located in suburban retail locations put them in the perfect spot to tap into their primary audiences. The objective was to distinguish the client from mainstream yoga studios by steering clear of the typical granola and Zen representation that many adopt. The new logo is contemporary and stylish with a distinctive vertical application to represent the “balance” that Blue Bamboo Yoga can provide.
Logo name: The Libertine Public House
Nation: United Kingdom
Agency: VERY STUDIO LIMITED
Designer(s): JP WINTER, THOMAS HAYMAN
Client: The Libertine
Description: The Libertine is a lively pub in central London. The logo design was based on the jack of hearts playing card to suggest the spirit of a bon viveur. Spot the deliberate mistake!
Logo name: LvngLove
Designer(s): Juan Pablo Tredicce
Description: LvngLove is a feeling that transforms consumers’ behavior in helping other people’s needs. The Logo was designed with the idea of being universal. To understand the word “love”, there is no need for letters to read, only imagination and feeling. Some people will only see simple shapes and others will read LOVE, in this non-letters word.
What are your favourite Wolda logo design award winners?