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The Chicago Neighborhoods

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Tony Hardy, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Has anyone seen this before?

    The Chicago Neighborhoods

    It's a really interesting logo collection reflecting each of the neighborhoods of Chicago. What does anyone else make of it? I'm really tempted to do something like that for Newcastle.

    The actual site can be found here; The Chicago Neighborhoods
     
  2. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Sneaky link through your website ;)

    I really like it. I love branding like this, that is simply white vector shape on an array of photography. Some look a little slapped on, (see Englewood) but most look really good. I guess in America there are a lot more distinct neighborhoods in every city. How many could you do for Newcastle?
     
  3. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I know it was a little sneaky, I felt a tiny bit guilty about that, I might edit the text so people know where they're going haha :)

    I think for Newcastle there could be quite a few. There's City Centre, Byker, Walker, Jarrow, Jesmond, Wallsend, Heaton. That's without even thinking about it.

    I'd be quite interested to "map the UK" and get designers from everywhere around the UK to make them for their respective cities and see if we can get a map made.
     
  4. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    This could be a collaborative effort from GDF!
     
  5. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    That's just what I was thinking. Is there much you could do in the way of Blackpool?
     
  6. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    I've only been in Blackpool for a year or so, so probably don't have the knowledge off the top of my head. I can research it though. From what I do know, Blackpool really isn't that big and there isn't really many different neighborhoods. There's a few towns either side of Blackpool but whether they're classed as Blackpool or or considered their own town I don't know.

    I was in Bristol for 17 odd years so'd probably have better luck with that.
     
  7. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    What you did was fine, the article is interesting and that's how you get your site in front of people :icon_wink:
     
  8. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I just feel like I should've put The Chicago Neighborhoods | Canny Creative so people weren't mislead :)
     
  9. I think the UK mapped via logo designs sounds really interesting and something i would be willing to collaborate on!
     
  10. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    If we excluded districts for now and went for main cities, what have we got covered;

    I live in Newcastle and I lived in Leeds for 3 or 4 years so I could cover them two maybe? What's anyone else got?
     
  11. I could do sunny Stoke on Trent and i also live in London now if thats not covered!
     
  12. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Sounds good. If a few more people are interested we can sort out some sort of plan.
     
  13. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Blackpool and Bristol, though there's plenty of designers from Bristol on here.
     
  14. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Cool. Maybe to get some sort of cohesion going we should sort out some Photoshop actions for the backgrounds and the like.

    I'll have a think on about this and see what I can come up with.
     
  15. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    I do like the look of the black and white / greyscale version of Chicago. It's very moody and to me, makes the white logos stand out more. I guess it depends on whether you want to put your own spin on it, or are happy with something that looks like that version, but a different country.
     
  16. TheLogoBar

    TheLogoBar New Member

    I'm from West London originally but would be up for having a go at the Nottingham logo.
     
  17. just.another.donki

    just.another.donki New Member

    I'm from London but lived in Preston for uni. I'd love to be involved in this!
    Probably could do north, south, east and west london as well as all around the UK with the people here!
     
  18. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I'm still thinking about how we could make this work. I guess we'd need to set up some rules/guidelines and purchase a domain for it. I'll see what I can do.
     
  19. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    K boss. :icon_wink:
     
  20. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha. I'm thinking something along the lines of MapTheUk.com?
     

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