emilder got their new logo design by running a design contest:
Create a logo for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards
Check out emilder's Logo design contest…
Community & Non-Profit
New York City's public libraries have long been champions of innovation and committed to meeting the needs of diverse New Yorkers—children, seniors, immigrants, artists, entrepreneurs, students, and lifelong learners. The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards honors five of the city's most outstanding local branch libraries from across all five boroughs with $10,000 prizes in recognition of their creative, tireless service to their communities.
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The primary intention of the Library Awards is to highlight the amazing variety of programs and services that local branches provide to their diverse communities -- dance and exercise classes, resume workshops, English instruction for immigrants, art and chess classes for children, Skype lectures for home-bound seniors, etc. We could go on forever! Therefore we DO NOT want a logo with a book or books in it. Other things to avoid: anything too "Manhattan" -- this is a program for all five Boroughs -- so no skyline or Big Apple. Also, nothing too kiddie or elementary school -- NYC's libraries are important to people of all ages! So those are the DON'Ts; now for the DOs: 1. We want something that is elegant and modern, that says "urban cool", but that is also inviting to ALL. Something cosmopolitan yet accessible. 2. The logo should be extremely readable. Crystal clear. 3. One of the things that makes New York, and therefore its branch libraries, remarkable and unique is the fact that there are so many different neighborhoods with their own distinct populations, cultures, and challenges. Excellent branch libraries serve the specific needs of their communities in creative ways, and are responsive to changes in their communities -- whether gradual or overnight, as in the case of Hurricane Sandy, when libraries in affected areas were often HEROIC community centers and service providers to people whose neighborhoods and homes were devastated. New York City's libraries have materials in Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Yiddish, Bengali, etc. So we're not just talking Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens, we're talking the world! We're also talking about democracy in action, a fulfillment of America's promise of a level playing field. Hopefully this will help for inspiration!
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Logo design starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their logo design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
emilder collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Great work and no request was too much. Love the design and brand guide. The turnaround was quick and they stayed in touch throughout the process. Couldn't ask for anything more!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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