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Shropshire County Council Logo

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Stationery Direct, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Looks like my local Council are after a new logo, it seems that they have also let school children submit designs, be interesting to see if any of them win or if they will just go for their in-house design teams concepts (think I already know the answer)

    BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In Pictures: Council logo designs
  2. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Some decent entries there, although the inhouse ones seem very traditional, rather then thinking outside the box.
  3. pcbranding

    pcbranding Member


    Some shocking work in there! I like the overlapping wave elements, but the use of type is dreadful!
    The most complete logos look like they belong to a council department from the 50's!
    Now, if they'd asked me....!
  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    lol, the problem in my opinion is that there are too many overpaid old folk in suits making the important decisions on things (I know this as my partner works for this council).

    They tend to go for traditional/boring and I suspect only the traditional/boring 50's looking ones made it through to the elimination process. They probably chucked in a few of the kids designs to look like they are this forward thinking/modern/hip council, when it comes down to it one of the ones designed in-house will be chosen.

    @ Paul, just taken a look at your websites, that's a very impressive client list you have there :icon_thumbup:
  5. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    hahahaha. The Councils so called Design Team suck!!
  6. Helen

    Helen Member

    The kids designs are by far superior. Shame on the old farts in the design team.
  7. dot design

    dot design Member

    What a shame, the use of tired old coat of arms logos that mean nothing to anyone still exists and are being used here. The school kids logos are far better than the designers attempts.

    Why not take the opportunity to create an exciting logo that can make everyone proud of the county, a missed opportunity I fear!

  8. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Just been advised by my partner that they already chose a winner a while back.

    Just as I thought, they went with this :icon_yucky:
  9. dot design

    dot design Member

    Like I said, wasted opportunity....
  10. dot design

    dot design Member

    I take it back, I do love the green bit of sick on it... but that's it:icon_lol::icon_lol:
  11. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Very good Boss :icon_biggrin:
  12. Helen

    Helen Member

    What a shame......they had an opportunity to have something different. And went with.............that!
  13. Steve

    Steve Member

    haha I had to look at it twice - I thought the green was part of the logo. Penny dropped eventually.

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