PLEASE SEE COMPLETE BRIEFING: http://www.somewear.de/somewear_bri…120809.pdf
1 IMPORTANT: Additional agreement required
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2 Explanation: what is “Somewear”?
Somewear is the name of three fashion stores in Germany. The stores sell textiles, shoes and some accessoires in a mid-price, fashion-oriented style and segment. Here is an excerpt of brands that are being sold:
American Vintage, ASH, b.belt, Dear Cashmere, DIESEL, Drykorn, Fiorentini & Baker, Gestuz, Patrizia Pepe, Replay, Scotch&Soda, Set, Seven for All Mankind, Twinset, UGG Australia
One store is more youth and street fashion oriented (Diesel, Replay, Scotch&Soda), the other two, newer ones are a little more classy (Patrizia Pepe, Twinset, Dear Cashmere). The clients in the one store are a little younger from 16-40 years both men and women, the two newer stores also serve for women ranging 20-55 years.
In the near future we are planning to launch a website and an online shop later on.
3 New logo – what we are looking for
The new logo should come across as modern, clean, simple, plain and elegant – not too playful, complex or squiggled. A simple lettering with a font should be the basis of the new logo, but with an added uniqueness, e.g. replace a letter by a mark, turn a letter, etc.
• we are looking for a designed lettering, maybe supported by a simple figurative mark or some simple design elements
• word/figurative mark in black and white as well as plain transparent, inverted colours must be possible as well
Word mark (typography):
• no bouncing letters
• rather a sans serif font, but serif may also work if not strongly pronounced, no handwriting fonts
• NO old school, comic, cartoon, curly, typewriter, techno, gothic, script, retro or foreign look font please. Please use some basic but modern, rather sans serif, Logotype. A little unique touch in the lettering though would be great.
Variation for online shop
The online shop will have an extended domain: somewear24.de
Therefore the new logo needs to be extended by “24” – either in continued lettering or as an extra, offset mark.
4 Usage of Logo
The logo will be used in the following forms or manner
• Large Shop sign at the store fronts – preferably as a luminous sign or indirectly lighted by spotlights or background lighting
• On shopping bags (shiny, thick material of varying colours: white, black, red, etv.)
• On customer receipts
• On letterhead and business cards
• As logo on the website and online shop
This implicates that the logo must work both as a large sign as well as on small receipts or a website.
The logo needs to have a distinctive design with a high recognition value; a clear legibility is necessary - even in small illustrations.
The logo will be used on bright and dark backgrounds - therefore a fully or partially inverted version needs to be created if required.
Set up the logo as a vector graphic in an open data file.
Please keep it as simple as possible. Don't try to say too much. Don’t create a too complex logo by using too much various or tiny details.