Hey there Finalists! Thanks for your patience with us while we learn how to best operate our first 99Designs competition. Here is an updated Brief based upon everything we’ve learned in the competition so far.
There are currently 6 designers left and each of you has something incredible and unique to bring to this competition. Each of you will receive a personalized message about your specific designs.
There are 3 days for the finals. Each of you lives in different time-zones so we are doing our best to aim for a start/end time that works for everyone.
Every design going forward will be reviewed for copyright infringement by our team so please keep each design your own. If your design is “close” to another design we find online we will have to make a judgement call. If your design is entirely your own (even if it’s close to someone else's) then you should have nothing to fear.
Inappropriately fighting with other designers by making false claims of infringement or any other unsportsmanlike behavior will result in you being removed from the contest. Don’t try to win by enforcing the laws yourself. Win the contest by being excellent at designing and showing your creativity.
Submitted designs should follow these rules:
1) Please include a logo that fits inside of an app icon. DO NOT place the letters L and A in the same logo. If you are going to use a letter, use the letter L.
2) Please include the text “LivingArt.ist” somewhere in the submission. If it fits well next to the logo that is great but it can be on it’s own. Google uses a “big G” for their app logo but does not use the “big G” on their homepage. We are comfortable keeping them separate if the text shares a similar design philosophy as the logo.
3) Keep your eye on the messages center so that you have accurate and good feedback about the competition!
Finally, keep in mind that your logo is likely going to end up in all of these situations:
1) Lockscreen icons (Black and White)
2) App Icons (Full Color, but small)
3) App store icons (Full Color, but large)
4) In Posters (Full color or greyscale, large)
5) On a business card (Full color or greyscale, medium)
6) On a receipt (Black and white, low resolution)
7) On a billboard (Full Color, Very Large)
It’ll also likely need to work on both a light and dark background.