Volcom takes the cake in our inaugural Logo World Championship of the World. After a couple close rounds when battling Quiksilver & Powell Peralta, Volcom rolled through the final taking 78.3% of the vote in it’s battle vs Vans.
So, this is it, we’ve reached The Finals. Thousands of votes cast and we’re down to two logos. Both are icons in the industry. 90s upstart, Volcom with the Volcom Stone vs 60s originator, Vans’ and their “Off the Wall” Skateboard. Round 5 was another close one. Both Powell & Burton had the early lead, Vans overtook Burton midweek and Volcom had a late day surge on Friday to overtake Powell by a few votes. This one’s for all the marbles and the illustrious World Champion of the World / best logo in action sports title.
Note: Valhalla offices will be closed May 21st.
Did this up for our client, iON yesterday. 25% off POV cameras from iON for the next couple weeks. Been playing around with a couple of them, they work pretty good. The app lets you check your shooting angle before filming. Use the code EERO (all caps) – iON Camera – EERO has your back sale
A little bit like the Jackass 2(?) intro but still pretty cool. Gotta love Steve Van Doren rolling out on the high top.
Another round down, another close battle. This time the closest was between Vans & Adidas, with Vans winning by 7 votes. Not quite as close as it’s 1-vote squeaker last week but still, it was a bit too close for comfort if you’re rooting for the Original Skate Shoe. This week Vans battles against snow heavyweight, Burton while on the other side of the brackets, the Skate titan Powell dukes it out with Surf superstar, Volcom. Judging by the past few weeks, one of these will be decided by less than 10 votes, but which one?
Head on over and vote on the Final Four in round 5.
Logolounge is having a call for entries for their 8th book. The site is a great resource & the books are a great way for designers to get some recognition. Plus it’s aways cool seeing your stuff in print amongst a bunch of other good work.
The little apparel line for XFusion Shox dropped a few days ago. I think you have to call to order them but they are available. The Ramones-inspired crest at the bottom is a patch (the round circle on the left chest of the hoodie next to it) and also available soon on some other products.
In addition to all the designs, we also came up with the ALL SIGNS POINT TO AWESOME tag line for them because, well, their products are awesome. Order some up by going to XFusion Shox & emailing / calling them or, better yet, but your bike shop to carry them!
Wrapped up a Made in California logo a couple weeks ago for Cosmetix West, a private label skincare manufacturer based in LA. Pretty excited about how it turned out. They’ve got it up on the front page of their newly-redesigned website as well.
This is good. Nice way to integrate humor into the spot by snowballing the standard “did you hear” type gossip that happens when someone like Eric Koston does what he does at a spot. Nice work.
Whether you’re into BMX or not, you have to admit that Subrosa’s Ryan Sher putting physics to work on this curved wallride down 16ish stairs is pretty rad.
The fourth round is open for voting in our March Logo Madness competition. The battle between DC & Vans was as close as it possibly could be with Vans besting DC by a SINGLE VOTE. For the 4th round, the bracket champions will be decided and every one is a heavy contender for the competition championship.
The fourth round / Elite 8 are:
Best of Skate: Powell vs Element
Best of Surf: Quiksilver vs Volcom
Best of Snow: Burton vs Santa Cruz
Best of Lifestyle: Adidas vs Vans
The response to the contest has been great, it’s down to the last couple rounds now and only eight logos remain but these four votes may take more time to decide than the entire 32 votes in the first round.