FINALISTS: We chose you because we like some of your ideas and also liked some items from your portfolio. During this process, we have found certain aspects that we really like. Some of you have used them already. What we have come to like are:
1) A framework for the icon that can be used with or without the company name. A hat by itself has not been strong enough sometimes. See the circle image below as an example. However, this particular design is too basic and lacks style.
2) Another framework idea is a curved line like a horizon that is on the bottom of the icon.
3) A shadow or somehow making it seem more 3D is better.
4) If someone wants to try using M's as the icon instead of a hat, we'd love to see that. Could be 2 M's in a circle - styled, but readable.
Tagline: We like the tagline in lowercase with dots between the words.
HAVE FUN IN YOUR DESIGNS!! We're trying to connect the fun with the professional/business side of our company.
Thank you and Good Luck!
2 options: Update Current or Create New logo.
2 icon options: Icon included in the name or separate (above, before...). The name is most important with the icon a support for it. Name should stand by itself if needed.
2 words. Merry Makers. Not MerryMakers.
Handwritten font is not preferred.
Simpler rather than complex. Easy to Read. Needs to be scalable from the side of a truck to a wristband with only minor changes. Less trendy - more time-honored. Less whimsy on the font. Style option is to have the M's more prominent.
Question of logo on two lines or moving to 1 line. The goal is to make it easily readable and easier to fit a variety of places. A previous logo was too long and did not fit narrow spaces.
Balance the two ideas of Professional and Fun, but we want to be accessible to all event types and people. Lean towards the professional with a flair for fun. We are moving more into the corporate market and away from the birthday party market. Previous tagline included "professional silliness" - but is too silly now. Would like some energy conveyed with the logo - that we bring the fun.
Please No balloons. No clowns. No bounce houses.
Colors are primarily purple, but green and yellow can be included. Medium, bright tones for all colors. Logo needs to work as color, black and white or negative. May be on different backgrounds as well. Please no designs that look like they belong at Mardi Gras (the purple, green and yellow combinations could do that.)
ATTACHED: Current Logo has the jester head on the upper side. It is unbalanced and not a strong enough presence. However, it is easy to read. We like the idea of a jester hat as an option, but would like to have it without the face. This could be updated as an option.
ATTACHED: Logo Attempt - Head in middle of name. The hat was not fully edited - too floppy still - but it had some great style points in its design. And, we do not want a face. The font also had not been edited yet - so ignore that.