Completed contest

Katanamite

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

A winner was selected from 42 designs submitted by 13 freelance designers.

42
entries
13
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winner

One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - Gideon6k3
Gideon6k3 did such an amazing job, super creative, amazing talent, and was great right through to the final changes. All files were uploaded and he even followed up with me with an additional file 4 months later! I will be using him again for sure!
- josh_lb

How katanamite started their logo design journey

Summary

We need a fresh and creative logo for our interactive web design business, with a Zen type feel. The selected candidate could also be considered to continue with the website's design.

Company name

Katanamite

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

Katanamite Interactive is a Web 2.0 firm focusing on building Community Sites, Experience Design/Development and Internationalization.

The word Katana is a type of Japanese sword (nihontō),and often is called a "samurai sword." The term katana may be appliedto any curved Japanese sword with a blade length of greater than 60 cm. The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved,slender, single edged blade, circular or squared guard, and long gripto accommodate two hands. Historically, it has become inseparable fromimage of the samurai of feudal Japan,and has become renowned for its extraordinary sharpness and cuttingability.

Wants

- Capitalized letters
- Open to different shaped logo sizes
- visual metaphor, with possible reference to dynamite.
- flexible design that's can be used with light or dark backgrounds (ie: look ncie with black or white backgrounds)
- something simple with depth
- Preference for futurist/ new+classical style as described here.

Don't want

- too many colors (its not google!)
- noisy, too detailed
- too flat
- generic looking

Custom package

US$200

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