First off, we GUARANTEE future work (e.g. website design, banners, etc.) off 99designs for the winner of this contest. :) If we like your style, we will stick with you!
We'd like a very cute cartoony (not serious or scary!) ninja in some sort of action pose to be featured as part of the logo. Maybe with a bit of attitude. Nothing too detailed, as we want to keep it very simple.
It needs to look good in a box that is ABOUT 200x50 ratio in size. Very flexible! The logo also needs to look good in monochrome (white on black and black on white). Generally, we like the way black and yellow work together, but colour is up to you.
- should not be split up; it is one word: contestninjas
- "contest" should be different colour from "ninjas"
- we like strong bold outlines for text - easy to read, instantly recognizeable
- simple, clean, direct
- ninja needs to be cute with a big head and stubby dwarf-proportional limbs (#10 is one of our favorites)
- no weapons
- beady eyes are cute
- should have either a cute harmless expression or cute determined attitude
- cute like Doraimon or Pokemon or this: http://srn.kr/xktdZ2
- action poses preferable, as the ninja will be appearing all over our site
- our favorite ninjas: #8 #202 #170 #153 #78