BE logo mark design

Final logo for BE.

Challenge

THE CORE Create a logo mark design for BE, which stands for Black Excellence. The company creates fashionable, timeless, fun, and tailored college apparel for students, alumni, and fans of the University/College.
CUSTOMERS The target customers are current students, alumni, and all supporters of HBCU´s. This includes artists, entertainers, journalists, political & social justice activists as well as athletes. The customers care about comfortable, fashion forward products that are one of a kind.
COMPETITION Key players in the collegiate apparel are Campus bookstores, CLC, and any other retailer selling collegiate apparel and paraphilia.
FEELINGS/TONE Words that should be associated with the brand are: timeless and classic. BE shall be perceived as a culturally conscience apparel line seeking to celebrate these great institutions by bringing more awareness to the impact that they are making in shaping our future leaders through fashion.
USAGE The logo will be used on website, social media, business cards, packaging and clothing tags.

Solution

SIMPLISTIC, TIMELESS AND CLASSIC The solution is a strong, bold and simplistic. I have deliberately made it simple in shape so that the logo can be used on a variety of clothing and surroundings, it´s versatile. This linear type of logos are classic type treatment that stands the sands of time.
STANDS OUT The dynamic and monogram logo is a one of kind. It stands out.
EASY TO READ, EASY TO USE The logo is consciously pretty bold and simple in shape in order to make it both legible and easy to implement in all sorts of media and on all sorts of material.
UNIQUE An all hand-drawn logo ensures that it is unique.

“I cannot say enough about how talented Björn is! Like a chameleon, he will adjust his style to your requests, never imposing his own taste. I haven’t dealt with many graphic designers, but the few that I have encountered that claim to be graphic designers, did not deliver what was asked of them. They either have an abundance of creativity but don’t have the technical skill to execute your vision, or they are very skilled but lack imagination. Björn is neither. He seemed to understand the most important thing that all others had missed, he listened to the client! Björn is extremely reliable and professional and delivered my designs on time, each time (I was so pleased with his work on one job the I partnered with him on a second project). After a few revisions, Björn delivered a logo that was the epitome of what I envisioned.”
– Laniece Jackson, BE

About my logo design process

I have a streamlined logo design process. You will know what to expect during the process and I keep everything efficient and effective, in terms of time and money. Do you want to know more? Visit my page that describes my logo design process. Or, if you are ready to go – send me an email and we will get things started.

Features & publications

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Inspiration and sketches.

Inspiration and sketches.

Sketches.

First round of chosen refined sketches.

Logo mockup.

Unused logo mockup.

Logo mockup.

Unused logo mockup.

Inking up the logo.

Inking up the chosen direction.

Mockup of logo on bag and tag.

Mockup of the logo in use.

Mockup of logo on business cards.

Mockup of the logo in use.

Final logo for BE.

Final logo.