PaulGSA got their new logo design by running a design contest:
[GUARANTEED] Design A Logo For The #1 BBQ Club Online
Check out PaulGSA's Logo design contest…
Make Better BBQ
Food & Drink
We are GSA: Grilling & Smoking Association and I Love Grilling Meat. Things you need to know... our audience is 99% male, primarily 35-60, proud USA citizen, works a blue collar job, wears a size 2XL t-shirt, is married with teenage/older children, loves meat, loves to make fun of vegans, and loves to drink a beer and grill or smoke meat for the people he loves. Also note that our BBQ audience overlaps greatly with 2nd Amendment supporters, active/veterans of the military, survival/preppers, so if you've designed in any of those niches you will be familiar with the BBQ niche. The purpose of this contest is to redesign/rebrand our current online club/membership offer... We run a monthly membership program currently called "GSA T-Shirt of the Month Club" which as since evolved in to more than just a t-shirt every month because we send them printed copies of newsletter and recipes around a specific grilling/smoking cook of the month, host several LIVE sessions with BBQ experts covering those recipes/Q&A, an online BBQ contest based on the cook of the month, smoker giveaways, a buyers club, and more... So we're looking to rebrand this club to be called "GSA Pitmasters Union". I realize that certain softwares keep trying to correct "Pitmasters" to "Pit Masters" but please just disregard the correction and us the word "Pitmasters"... I'm looking for a very simple design that comes in 2 parts... Part 1: the entire logo including "GSA Pitmasters Union" text in it. This would be the full logo that would also incorporate part 2 (symbol of the logo)... Part 2: is a symbol for the brand, 1-3 colors, no text. GSA colors are red, black, white. See grillingandsmokingassociation.org or grillingandsmokingassociation.com or attached logos. Our current logos are in 2 variations, horizontal or square and varies by white text or black text (see attached). This part 2 would be a symbol, no text, something that can be put on the sleeve or front right breast of any shirt, embroidered on the front of a hat (see hat image attached for an example of hat embroidery), it needs to be highly recognizable. Something that would be memorable as a social media profile image. NO text, but a shape. Google search Camp Chef logo and see their logo as a great example for inspiration. In the Camp Chef example you see their logo is "Camp Chef" with the flame/wood symbol (Part 2) between the text and "The way to cook outdoors", their slogan making up their entire logo (Part 1). I have in mind a logo that is the shape of a shield, please see attached for example shield shape. I like that shield shape but I am definitely opened to other options so please feel free to use your creativity here. The shield will signify "protection" and defending our rights (hence the name "Pitmasters Union", like a union for workers) to grill and smoke meat. Possibly include a flame inside the shield to signify outdoor cooking with fire. The shield/flame logo is not final, simply something that comes to my mind when I think of this. Non-shield designs will definitely be taken in to consideration as well so if you have any better ideas by all means please share it. Something that just came to mind as I write this brief... if you google search "spartan shield logo" you'll find many round shields, I don't care for a round shield, but what I do like about it is that in includes a ^ symbol, the up-side-down "V", which is a symbol of masculine/men. Also used in military rankings. This might be cool, or it might not be. This piece isn't required, just an idea I had come to mind so feel free to use your creativity with this. Finally, when designing for the BBQ audience, think of this... the man wearing this logo/symbol is going to wear it on Saturday at his own backyard BBQ where he's invited a few dozen friends, family members, and neighbors. He loves to provide great food for these people and the compliments they give him on his food are his fuel to do better each time. This symbol/logo represents him in every way while he's in his element at the grill during his backyard BBQ. He is looking forward to showing off his food and his attire (including our logo) to his buddies who will compliment him on it and ask him where he got it. Our audience is very masculine, hence the red/black/white colors, please keep the colors and the design simple. Thank you for your creativity, I appreciate you!
$299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Logo design starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their logo design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
PaulGSA collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
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