Design a logo-type sign that can be cut out of wood

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £40
  • Entries Received: 25
  • Winner: chatl94

Contest Brief

To design a sign that can be cut out of two types of wood. In design terms that is max three colours (2 wood and empty spaces).
The sign is made up of the words 'Down To The Wood' and incorporating trees.
The photograph attached is simply to show the concept, I would prefer the trees and words to be more intertwined.
The words can be in a line, staggered, or in two lines
The other image shows the dimensions and two holes for hanging. The rectangle is a maximum size, but I don't want straight edges, or even edges like the photo, I want the words and trees to hang together with no background.

The trees are to be based on broadleaf trees such as Ash, Oak, Beech or Elm. Not palm trees or fir or pine trees

I can accept submissions in any format, even hand-drawn as I will be printing it out, gluing it so some wood, then simply cutting it out.

In contests, I am always asked for feedback, I am happy to give it, but that does not mean I like your design best. (I have had cross people before accusing me of wasting their time)

Clip-art will be ignored

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Public Clarification Board

  • dare91
    dare91
    • 4 years ago

    I will not be able to finish it in time :(

    • 4 years ago
  • dare91
    dare91
    • 4 years ago

    Working on it sir.

    • 4 years ago
  • chatl94
    chatl94
    • 4 years ago

    Check #61

    • 4 years ago
  • smmaruf75
    smmaruf75
    • 4 years ago

    check #62

    • 4 years ago
  • chatl94
    chatl94
    • 4 years ago

    check #56

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    #43 #44 #47 #48 are coming up blank

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I'm not sure if it's just me, but it seems Freelancer has gone downhill since I was here last. The 'live help' just forwards you to a FAQ. Comments take over 30 minutes to appear. Some images are not viewable. Does anyone know of any other platforms where you can get work done?

    • 4 years ago
  • aishaelsayed95
    aishaelsayed95
    • 4 years ago

    i 'm on one (entry)

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I've added a sketch to the description, it's only supposed to give you an idea of what I am looking for, the font is rubbish, the leaves are not great, but it is a tree mingled with the font in two colours and plenty of joins so the whole thing will not fall apart

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Every single design has a tree at each side and the text as a bridge in the middle. I like this, it looks OK, but I'm hoping for some alternatives where perhaps the text is in a tree, or the text is the sign, but a tree's grown through it

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    With a fine saw, curves are easy, but straight lines are hard to get perfect, therefore I would prefer a font that has more curves than straight lines

    • 4 years ago
  • Riteshakre
    Riteshakre
    • 4 years ago

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    kindly check #30
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    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I like #21 but would love one where the tree branches grew through the letters in a different wood colour

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I'm not interested in the wood grain or a 3-d effect, I want a line I can follow with a saw.
    Basically, pieces cannot float in air, I do not want them stuck on a background, so every piece has to be attached to something. I can cut to within about 1mm but necks and main joins need to be at least 8mm, less for a single leaf

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/de/c8/dc/dec8dc194b07373cd372fe594174ea11.jpg
    This is more like the style I'm looking for (but not with cats!)

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Anyone know how I can post more photos as samples?

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, I want the letters to be made out of pieces of wood, and the trees to be made out of perhaps different coloured pieces of wood, then overlapping or running through each other so that when they are glued together they make a single sign.
    All the entries so far are a design on a piece of wood, not made out of wood. I have no laser or router, I want to achieve any lines or shapes using only a very fine saw to cut out different pieces.

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, sorry, none so far are what I had in mind; they are all pictures in a piece of wood, I was thinking more of each letter made from a piece of wood and some trees made from perhaps different coloured wood all crossing or connecting to each other, glued together to make a single sign.

    • 4 years ago
  • vinayagraphics
    vinayagraphics
    • 4 years ago

    Plz. Check Entry #2

    • 4 years ago

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