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Hey guys,

I've found myself pretty busy and buried in my work lately, as I've got alot of projects going on. Still working on both the Football Legaue and NHL Redesign, so stay tuned for some updates (thanks for the support in those by the way).

So, just this past summer, I changed schools despite moving literally across the street from my old residence, and this being my first year at the new school, I've found myself getting alot of work. I'm pretty well known as a designer, I was already awarded the job of redesigning the school's Cross Country/Track logo, which itself has taken a great amount of my time.

Anywho, my school had an announcement last Monday that stated that they would be holding a contest for all students to design a logo for the township of Channahon, a village not too far from the school. The award was $200, so I thought why not take a stab at it?

If you guys aren't familiar, Channahon is a small village out in the middle of nowhere, sorrounded by confields, in the Joliet/Minooka/Shorewood area of Illinois. There's lots of farmland, so I incorperated a tractor in my entry. My bus route passes through here in the mornings, and the image I always get in my head is the sun peeking up from behind the cornfields.

My design consisted of a mix between the two ideas. I'm still stuck on the wordmark, I would love some suggestions on that one. The entries aren't due till next Tuesday, the 21st, so I thought I might as well ask for some opinions of the professionals.

By the way, I wasn't sure where to post this, move this where you wish.

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What do you guys think?

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Better hope there are a bunch of Obama fans on the town board. Its quite nice but you could easily simplify it.

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the lettermark treatment is really nice...strongest of the bunch

if you feel that you need an icon to go with it, i would start over (maybe with some of the same elements, but losing the overall shape)...too derivative of the obama logos, if you ask me

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yea its screaming Obama. i would just go with the word mark. watch your kerning, some letters are connected and some are not. insert your farm silhouette into the sun rays you already have there and you're good to go

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Thanks for the feedback, guys.

So I've got an update here:

-I went with the sun part over the wordmark.

-Connected the letters

-I tried some variations with the outline, but nothing really appealed to me. I'll wait and see what you guys think.

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Much better.

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Rays of first script mark plus farm silhouette of second mark = winner. Seems too bounded with this update. Don't do any outlines, you want this to work on everything their little hearts desire.

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(p.s. You left the white inside your A's and O's)

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SHOOT ME:

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I don't see what your getting at, Nash. It is way different, and honestly CJz's is way better.

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Bottom two of your last update look really good. I would work with the colors, make them a bit brighter.

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Nice logo bottom right is the best looking one.

P.S. You live pretty close to me, ever heard of Cary, or Crystal Lake?

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Nice logo bottom right is the best looking one.

P.S. You live pretty close to me, ever heard of Cary, or Crystal Lake?

How bout the ole' Northbrook area? Glenbrook North!

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Nice logo bottom right is the best looking one.

P.S. You live pretty close to me, ever heard of Cary, or Crystal Lake?

How bout the ole' Northbrook area? Glenbrook North!

I've heard of them both! I think our football team actually played Glenbrrok this year. SOunds too familiar.

I'll try and tweak the colors and make changes where needed. Thanks alot guys.

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Nice logo bottom right is the best looking one.

P.S. You live pretty close to me, ever heard of Cary, or Crystal Lake?

How bout the ole' Northbrook area? Glenbrook North!

I've heard of them both! I think our football team actually played Glenbrrok this year. SOunds too familiar.

I'll try and tweak the colors and make changes where needed. Thanks alot guys.

What school are you at/? Theres also a Glenbrook South, you may have played them. We hate them.

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Nice logo bottom right is the best looking one.

P.S. You live pretty close to me, ever heard of Cary, or Crystal Lake?

How bout the ole' Northbrook area? Glenbrook North!

I've heard of them both! I think our football team actually played Glenbrrok this year. SOunds too familiar.

I'll try and tweak the colors and make changes where needed. Thanks alot guys.

What school are you at/? Theres also a Glenbrook South, you may have played them. We hate them.

I transferred from Plainfield South to Minooka.

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