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Visual Lure Honored with 6 Logos in LogoLounge 11

Posted on November 6, 2019

LogoLounge 11 Book Art

It is with great honor that we announce six of our logos were selected for the LogoLounge 11 book.  No matter how many times it happens, there is nothing better than getting that “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’VE MADE IT INTO LOGOLOUNGE BOOK” email.

This year, nearly 35,000 logos were submitted for this edition, making this one of LogoLounge’s largest competitions yet. Out of those, the incredible jurors chose 2,500 winning logos. Six of those logos were ours (shown below).

Visual Lure's LogoLounge 11 winners

Our Winning Logos:

The Visual Crave: A logo designed for a social media platform. The logo features three dimensional candy letters integrated into a VC monogram.

A&B Farm: A crest for a Farmington, Missouri farm. Logo features the owner’s Brittany Spaniel, ornate lettering, and a pair of antlers.

Bear River Brewing Icon: Logo icon for a craft beer brewer – featuring a silhouette of a grizzly bear standing in a river. Visual Lure was also responsible for naming.

Especially Me: An ornate seal/crest for a professional photography studio.

Bear River Brewing Seal: Logo seal featuring a bear rowing a canoe down a river with his huge bottle of beer – hence bear river brewing. Also features a palm tree representing the location of the brewer – Tampa, Florida.

Mightier Copywriting: Proposed name and logo for a professional copywriter. Logomark features a pen breaking a sword inspired by the famous quote “the pen in mightier than the sword”.


More About LogoLounge 11:

This 11th edition of the bestselling LogoLounge book series features the leading edge of identity design created by highly accomplished and noteworthy up-and-coming designers from around the world. Carefully curated by an expert panel made up of some of the most revered names in the industry, this volume offers up endless opportunity for insight and delight. Discover 2,500 amazingly crafted logos organized into unique visual categories for easy reference. Throughout the book, bonus case studies from respected firms including Stefan Sagmeister, Pentagram London, Hoodzpah, Focus Lab and Tad Carpenter provide a deeper look at design genius at work. This is the definitive identity resource for designers, creative directors, brand managers, and more. LogoLounge.com is the most comprehensive and searchable logo database available today. Members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including unlimited uploads that become entries for consideration in the LogoLounge book series. Join our community and make your mark on logo history.

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Visual Lure Project Featured in St. Louis AIGA Design Show 23

Posted on June 19, 2018

Ever since I joined the St. Louis AIGA, while still studying Graphic Design at SIU Edwardsville, I would go to their Annual Design Show every year to see all the world-class design work coming out of Saint Louis. Eight years ago, I entered what I thought was one of my best logos, but it didn’t make the show. It discouraged me, and it wasn’t until this year that I decided to enter another piece. I am honored to share with you all that my project was selected, and one of my professional goals has been fulfilled.

When I received the email that read “Congratulations, your work has be selected to be in the AIGA St. Louis Design Show 23!” I was both excited and oddly relieved. I think the relieve came from a sense of accomplishment as I’ve had this goal for over 18 years. It also represents the second check mark off my “top three professional goal list”. While still in college, I used to dream of having a logo published in a book called LogoLounge, having a project in the AIGA Design Show, and lastly having work featured in Communication Arts.

To date, I’ve had 31 logos published in 7 different LogoLounge publications, and I can finally say that I’ve had a project in the St. Louis AIGA Design Show. I just have Communication Arts left. I share this not to brag, but to hopefully inspire other graphic designers as design really is a skill that is honed and crafted. You definitely need artistic skill and creativity, but everything else can be learned and improved upon with practice and dedication. A slight obsession with design, color, type and space helps, but if you have the foundation, you really can become a good designer. When I compare my portfolio coming out of college, to my work today, it really does confirm this statement.

This years judges included: Su Mathews Hale – a senior partner at Lippincott, Justin Ahrens – principal and creative director of Rule29, and Ilene Sandler – designer/owner of Treat Street Studios. You can learn more about the design show, and view all the winners  here: aigastlouis.com/23/.

About the Project:

Bear River Brewing is a branding project we did for a Tampa, Florida craft beer brewer. Visual Lure actually came up with the name which is based on his son’s, Barrett (which they call Bear) and River, hence Bear River Brewing. The logo depicts a bear rowing a canoe down a river carrying a huge beer bottle with palm trees in the background as a nod to Tampa. One of our favorite pieces is the beer taps which are shaped like canoe paddles.

Bear River Brewing LogosBear River Brewing Identity DesignBear River Brewing Packaging Design

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