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Cowboy Programmer

MalachiConstant needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 53 designs submitted by 15 freelance designers.

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Runner-up design by superthorex
Runner-up design by superthorex
Runner-up design by nevermuse
Runner-up design by nevermuse
Runner-up design by logu
Runner-up design by chubz
Runner-up design by iamanna
Runner-up design by Aone Designs
Runner-up design by Aone Designs
Runner-up design by Aone Designs

One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - nevermuse
Nevermuse is great to work with. She always provides excellent work in a timely manner and we appreciate working with her.
- reachus

How MalachiConstant started their logo design journey

Summary

Looking for a logo that features a cowboy motif, binary (1's and 0's) and is whimsical

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

Thee are a lot of disciplines (metholdologies) in software development, and a lot of people spend a lot of time taling about how to do software development.  A cowboy programmer is one who focuses more on the task at hand -- a sort of loner who doesn't follow conventional rules.  You can read the Wiki article here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_coding but it is pretty sparse.  People who are into formal methods use it as a perjorative term, while others use it as a badge of honor.

A cowboy programmer is sort of the opposite of a "suit" type manager.   The cowboy focuses on work, not on planning, meetings, etc.

I am trying to set up a logo that emulates the rogue-ish, pragmatic, focused features of the cowboy, and celebrates this as a good thing.  This will be for both a website and a general business logo.

Wants

- Should have the word 'cowboy programmer' in the logo, but I would like to have a version both with and without the text (or easy to cut out
- Would be nice to incoporate binary (1s and 0s), but not required
- Should have some ort of cartoonish cowboy -- should be fun and whimsical
- Ideally, the logo shows some sort of concentration on the part of the cowboy.  One of the features of a cowboy is they focus on coding, not on talking
- If you can somehow work in the adversarial relationship between the cowboy and the "suit" managr, that would be great.   I have no idea how to do this, though.

Don't want

- No "westen" style fonts, please
- No code samples, no 'hello, world'

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