It’s the Afrobella Logo Contest!

Cast your eyes to the top of the screen, and you’ll see my current banner. It holds a very special place in my heart, and it was designed by my friend E-Fresh when we came up with the idea of my creating a website.

On August 14, Afrobella will be a year old. I swore when we first set up the website, I would learn Photoshop and create an amazing logo of my very own. So um, yeah… that didn’t happen. I’m doing fabulous at the writing part, but there are definitely aesthetic issues afoot. To celebrate my first anniversary, I want to give Afrobella a whole new look. And that begins with a fly new logo! If you are an artist, graphic designer, web genius, or all-around creative superforce, listen up! This could be a great opportunity to display your art.

I visualize a beautiful, inspiring logo that goes perfectly with the word itself – afrobella. Black beauty.

The deadline for submission will be August 5, and here are some guidelines.

1. I love the look of the site right now, but this is a free template that several other sites have begun using. I am contemplating a complete site redesign, which could include a new color scheme. I’d like a logo that can go well with just about any background, including the current one.

2. Please submit low resolution (72 DPI) images in vector format. (I’ve been informed by the homie Bygbaby that designers don’t like to give away their vector designs. So please submit whatever you can, until a winner is determined.)

3. Please don’t send me an image larger than 8×10″.

4. The rest is up to you! In my head, I’ve envisioned something inspired by Mucha’s posters, and I love, love, love Stina Perrson’s work, which I discovered on one of my favorite blogs, Fly. But most of all, I want to see what you come up with!

And now, the most important part of the announcement – what do you win for participating? The winner will get a $50 Sephora gift card, and a hamper of some of the amazing products that I’ve reviewed (and have yet to review). A fabulous write-up and interview with you, putting your website and creative vision in the spotlight. And my undying love and devotion.

E mail all entries to bella@afrobella.com. I can’t wait to see what you design!!

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Comments

  1. I have nothing by way of submission, but I just wanted to say that the themes by Mucha’s Posters would suit you down to the ground. Just gorgeous! So fingers crossed some clever person is able to create something utterly scrumptious for you. Good luck!
    -BM! x

  2. E-Fresh says:

    It’s about time for a new logo. Who knew that when we sat down a year ago, that the image would be up so long.
    I think it’ll be exciting to redesign the site. It’ll definitely be better.

  3. E-Fresh says:

    Just checked out Perrson’s work. It’s awesome. I think that kind of vibe would fit the vibe too.

  4. Great idea to get your readership involved!

  5. jerseybred says:

    Stina Perrson’s work would be great for your blog. I can’t wait until the final result!!!
    Good Luck everyone!

  6. WildMagnolia says:

    I’m new to your Afro-tastic blog and I just wanted to wish all the contestants good luck. I can’t wait to see what bella-licious designs they create for you. It won’t be easy to to pull the perfect images from the universe that capture your sophistication and style.

    X

  7. mezzo_soprano says:

    I look forward to seeing what will become of the “updated” Afrobella site. Creating websites is not my gift but I can’t wait to see what is to come.
    Keep up the great work Patrice!

  8. Armandina Searing says:

    Very good site thank you so much for your time in writing the posts for all of us to learn about.

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Trackbacks

  1. [...] Heyo! Since my original logo design announcement, I’ve gotten some beautiful submissions. So far I’ve gotten five, and some really thoughtful questions. [...]

  2. [...] A little announcement about the logo contest — I’m pushing the deciding date back to August 14, in the hopes of receiving a few more entries. So far I’ve gotten some incredibly beautiful entries from people as far away as Poland! I’ll make an announcement on my site on August 14, so stay tuned for that. [...]

  3. [...] For a reminder of the original contest post, click here. And a big shout-out to the homegirl Fly for creating the logo design image and announcing it on her site!   [...]

  4. [...] I received many beautiful entries, but when I saw Shari Neal’s entry, I just knew it was the one. She captured the essence of what I tried to convey in the original call for submissions. I called her over the weekend to let her know she’d nailed it. [...]

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