Editor’s note – In answer to some of the questions in the comments: This contest is not for Gap. We are not affiliated with Gap. Gap has nothing to do with this contest. This is for fun, not Gap. Gap will not be using any of these logos. Gap will not be forcibly entering your home and removing belongings. This is not a secret conspiracy by Gap and the Freemasons to get you to design free logos. This is not crowd surfing. I bought some socks there one time like five years ago. Also, Gap has apparently been using the new Helvetica logo for nearly a year now, everyone just decided to notice and get super pissed off when they added a gradient square this week. If you submit a logo to this contest, you retain the rights to that logo.
By now you have seen the new Gap logo. By now you have sent a “this is terrible” rant to all your designer friends. By now Gap is probably about to pull a Tropicana. (Update, they did).
OK so I get it, you don’t like the new logo. I don’t either. I want the little gradient square to fall into the gap and never come back. But I couldn’t help but think: what would I have done if Gap had come knocking and asked me for a new logo? How do you rebrand a company as ubiquitous as The Gap?
So rather than rant and rave, let’s fix this. We are a community of designers and I’m sure someone here can come up with something better. So here’s the contest:
Your Job: Design a new logo for the Gap. Assume a fairly open brief and think about where their brand is and where it’s going.
Timeframe: 1 week. Contest ends on Wednesday October 13th. Short yes, but this isn’t school, let’s work quick.
First Place: Your choice of giclee print from the ISO50 shop (size 24 x 36), a shirt of your choice (also from the shop), and a process feature article here on ISO50 (If you choose to, you can write a process piece on how you developed the winning design, which we’ll post here on the blog).
Two Runners Up: Two shirts of choice from the ISO50 shop.
Instructions: Email alex [@ symbol] iso50.com with the subject line “New Gap Logo” and attach your redesigned Gap logo. Please make sure your file is in JPEG or PNG format and clearly displays your logo. Size 450w x 250h pixels please. Center the logo, make it look nice. Limit two entries per person.
Due to the extremely high volume of submissions, entries may not be posted right away, but we’ll do our best to get them all up before the 12th!
Voting: Winners will be determined by a popular vote after the last submission date on a separate post.
Legal: All entries remain the sole property of the designer who created/submitted them.
All entries will be posted here after the jump
1. Benoit Henken
2. Andrew Lovseth
3. Atakan Seckin
4. Ataken Seckin
5. Stephane Rangaya
6. Andrew J Clark
7. Andrew J Cleark
8. Soxy Fleming
9. Soxy Fleming
10. Evan Hensleigh
11. Jaime López
12. Jaime López
13. Stephen Jowett
14. Stuart L. Crawford
15. Matt Elleman
16. Andrew McArdle Booker
17. Ashley Oblinger
18. Steve Juliano
19. Dean Oakley
20. Greg Meehan
21. David Airey
22. Jason Caldeira
23. Jason Caldeira
24. Michael Faber
25. Fabian Parra
26. Fabian Parra
27. Jeff Knowles
28. Jeff Knowles
29. Trisha Salge
30. Zach LeBar
31. David S. Rogers
32. João de Almeida
33. Erik Hertsius
35. Matt Wrightson
36. Justin DeJong
37. Aaron Scamihorn
38. Charles DiSantis
39. John Chiappone
40. John Chiappone
41. Joel Pirela
42. Joel Pirela
43. Zach Graham
44. Alexandra Ronca
45. Bryan Haker
46. Mariana Mendoza
47. Mariana Mendoza
48. Eric Carroll
49. Gilbert Ruiz
50. Gilbert Ruiz
51. Ruth Ann & michael
52. Marc Reyes
53. Derek Jensen
54. Pegaz Toma
55. Beverly Kitchens
56. Damion Schweizer
57. Damion Schweizer
58. Fernando Donato
59. Brock Woolsey
60. Celia Chung
61. Celia Chung
62. Ngoc Ngo
63. Brandon Russell
64. Matt Wrightson
65. Matthew Hollett
66. Alexandre Nami
67. Adrian Tache
68. Alexis Gabriel Ramírez -Rafteru
69. Brian Son
70. Marc Reyes
71. Logan Brinkley
72. Brian Sadler
73. Brian Sadler
74. Tom Lehmann
75. Eric Carroll
76. Peter Lim
77. Olli Karvonen
78. David Womack
79. Joe Gomez
80. Lane Coutell
81. Keith Haun
84. Clinton and Luey Fleenor
85. Devan Flaherty
86. Juan Davila
87. Juan Davila
88. Wayne Dahlberg
89. Wayne Dahlberg
90. Victor Eide
91. Patrik Savko
92. Patrik Savko
93. matt m
94. Sean Taylor
95. George Boutilier
96. Chris Rushing
97. Brendan Bercik
98. Jason Corbin
99. Alex Penny
100. Sean Taylor
101. Kyle Suss
102. Wes Moore
103. Seth Haley
104. Leigh Hibell
105. Leigh Hibell
106. Nathan Regnier-Lange
107. eduardo porfirio
108. Agustin Sanchez
109. Timothy Youngs
110. Robbie Kanner
111. Nathan Regnier-Lange
112. Emma Thea Hoop
113. Dave Yoon
114. David Livingston
115. Jared Hardwick
116. Darren Geraghty
117. Éric Le Tutour
118. Travis Nelson
119. Travis Nelson
120. Dominic Leung
121. Dominic Leung
122. Drew Maynard
124. Moka Mamlouk
125. Fritz Jones
126. Nicolas Gagliano
127. Justin Skeesuck
128. Justin Skeesuck
129. Maurice Redmond
130. Selena Goodwin
131. Tyler Fawcett
132. Xavier Colomés
134. Jeremy Pedron
135. Jeremy Pedron
136. Greg Washington
137. John Sullivan
138. Ian MacDonald
139. Steven Shay
140. Danny Garcia
141. Will McNeilly
142. Will McNeilly
143. James Oconnell
144. Mads Andersen
145. Jeff Esterby
146. Jeff Esterby
147. Josu Aingeru
148. Jeff McMillioan
149. Jeff McMillioan
150. Jimmy Costigan
151. Adrian Clement
152. John Coulter
153. Adam Faja
154. Dave Rollins
155. Edwin Tofslie
156. Kevin Anderson
157. Chris Martz
158. Yael Miller
159. Alex Tullis
160. Jarred Bishop
161. Luis Valdizon
162. Chris Tipton
163. Chris Tipton
164. Thomas Griffin
165. Jared Granger
166. Roger Schami
167. Roger Schami
168. Mike Severloh
169. Ryan Lockwood
170. Shenee Howard
171. Chris Reynolds
172. Andrew Hocchradel
173. Psalm Alfafara
174. Eric Cash
175. Jerry Cavill
176. Emily Blackwell
177. Peter Maides
178. Jesse Brew
179. Raciel Diaz
181. Nour Malaeb
182. Dave Sackville
183. Morten Bonde
184. Alexandra M Ronca
185. Odiseo Viveros
186. Guillaume Marais
188. Julius Mattsson
189. Steve Kodis
190. Jonas Bergqvist
191. Matt Ipcar
192. Jeff Hendrickson
193. Charles Riccardi
194. Robby Ingebretsen
195. Tony Van Groningen
196. Jerry Henderson
197. Chris Leskovsek
198. Bryce Wilner
199. Eric Ransbottom
200. Justin Siddons
201. Palmer Holmes
202. Greg Broadhead
203. Gabriel de los Rios
204. Yudonomi Yo
205. James D. Nesbitt
206. Tom Haynes
207. Nathan S. Hoernig
209. From The Ohio Dominican University Graphic Design class
210. Scott Warburton
211. Tim Wood
212. Patrick Clark
213. Vern Ian Tan
214. Andres Plashal
215. Jacqueline Steck
216. Ádám Nagy
217. Yu Lien Foo
218. Andrew Kim
219. Cam Morgan
220. Lisa Amowitz
221. Fernando Machado
222. Richard Lee
223. Nick de Jardine
224. Greg Vickers Design
225. Huw Gwilliam
226. Willie Lin
227. Mauro Mura
228. Doug Fowler
229. Shawn Patrick Hall
230. Brian Sadler
231. Chris Borchert
232. Trey Connally
234. Charles Mertens
235. Takahiro Kawaguchi
236. Christian Stewart
237. Daniel James
239. Casey Van Dyck
240. Simon Breese
241. Ariadna Giralt Duran
242. Charles Bergquist
243. jamie mahoney
244. Frederik Schumann
245. Nicolae Florin Scarlat
246. Iain Greaves
247. Tom Brauch
248. Kev Adamson
249. Adam J Drake
251. Cayce Richardson
252. Marco Palma
253. Timothy Lang
254. Manuel Jimenez
255. Dave Schneider
256. Pierre Stéphan
257. Rodrigo Müller
258. Frederik Schumann
259. Tony Teske
260. Jeff Bell
261. Steve Nguyen
263. Yoann Pigny
264. Darren Geraghty
265. Markus Long
266. Markus Long
267. Utpal Pande
268. ben arroyos
269. Kwame Busia
270. Jerad Raines
270. Mike Speero
271. Ernesto Acosta
272. L.D. Sumulong
273. Mark Miller
274. Amjad El-Geoushi
275. Mustafa Al-Qinneh
276. Mustafa Al-Qinneh
277. Mike Sturgeon
278. Justin Floyd
279. Herbert Joyce, Jr.
280. Joshua Hibbert
281. Min Hye Lee
282. Min Hye Lee
283. Alvas Rawuther
284. Tom Morgan
285. Toufik Yefrane
286. Rochelle Weiner
287. Mark Howson
289. Steven Shultz
290. Oscar Espinoza
291. Simon Bird
292. Jessica Martin
293. Mark McCarthy
294. Hammam Alyamani
295. Lysimachos Maltoudoglou
296. angela cantrell
297. Landon Lee
298. Eamonn Burke
299. Joshua Barbato
300. Joshua Barbato
301. Ernesto Alonso
302. masato nakada
303. Mike Dobbin
304. Gary Schroer
305. Jeff Bowling
306. Harityas Wiyoga
306. Sagnik Sengupta
307. Brock Woolsey
308. Carl Rosekilly
309. Victor Brave
310. Monte Mitchell
311. Henrik Rypkema
312. Victor Brave
Watch this space, we’ll continue to post batches as they come in.
456 Comments Leave A Comment
Alex Penny says:October 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm
Just opened up google reader, first words were “what the fuck.” This logo is terrible indeed. I’ve had my eye on some of those giclees so count me in.
Scott says:October 6, 2010 at 1:08 am
man, that’s really so bad. First thing I thought of when I saw it was the polaroid logo. I remember reading a while back about how gap was struggling, I guess a redesign is an obvious step to reviving a dying brand but this looks almost auto-generated. I would honestly like to hear the reasoning behind the choices made here, there doesn’t seem to be enough here to even discuss though. I don’t pretend to understand the process of designing for a huge, ubiquitous brand like this, but I can’t really imagine any line of reasoning that would convince me this could have any sort of positive effect.
Ryan says:October 6, 2010 at 1:16 am
oh man… that is BEYOND horrible… I really like the old logo. Simple. Classy. Nice font… That new one looks like it’s trying to sell me pantone colors…
AndresM says:October 6, 2010 at 2:26 am
I love this little dialog between two nameless nobodies. If anything sounds/is fishy/robotic it’s these two funny guys. Moving on.
Alex, good post. If I have time I’m definitely jumping into the pit. I follow Brand New a lot and always enjoy the blog audience participation. Looking forward to what ISO readers got!
AndresM says:October 6, 2010 at 2:32 am
ha! You beat me Scott!
now my comment looks like I’m crazy…or just a jerk for calling anyone a “nameless nobody”. (just so everyone knows! they were “Anonymous” comments :)
Jerome says:October 6, 2010 at 2:50 am
The logo feels like I’m entering a website or something o_O
Jamie says:October 6, 2010 at 3:08 am
Excellent idea. I’d like to participate.
Maybe I’m out of it because it’s early but how do we submit? I don’t follow this: “Instructions: with your redesigned Gap logo (leave subject line intact).”
phetens says:October 6, 2010 at 3:10 am
The logo looks like it has been pushed towards a sort of American Apparel-ish attempt. The gradient square maybe an attempt at keeping the connection to the old logo?
It would be a hard task with a brand like Gap. But this can’t have been the best direction to take it.
I would think a stronger connection to the original brand would be better.
It kind of has the look of a project where the client has interfered with the process, pushing horrible ideas they think work.
Mat Dolphin says:October 6, 2010 at 4:05 am
Check out our recent blog post in reaction to the re-brand. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts…
Mike says:October 6, 2010 at 5:00 am
Jeez, The new GAP logo would be the right for a corporate website or a Saas vendor. Obviously forgot that their working for a clothing retailer.
If it aint broke, don’t fix it, Their is more likely a better way to boost The GAPS sales then re-branding.
Katie says:October 6, 2010 at 6:16 am
Well, it’s better than all the competition entries so far – there are some HOWLERS in there! Money where your mouth is and all that…
Ashley Oblinger says:October 6, 2010 at 6:20 am
I tried my hand at this redesign and came up with something I like to call “App Art” to mock todays app friendly look and feel.
unpolished says:October 6, 2010 at 6:43 am
I am liking Jaime Lopez’s design. It’s a jump, not a leap: which is key when rebranding a major brand.
frank & stein says:October 6, 2010 at 7:04 am
im pretty sure they used that thin helvetica in the 90s though
frank & stein says:October 6, 2010 at 7:17 am
i am curious to see how this new logo pans out. for example, how would they screen a 1 color version of that onto the inside of pants or sew it on a label? if a logo can not exist in 1 color, generally speaking, its crap.
Ashley Oblinger says:October 6, 2010 at 7:33 am
I like – Jason Caldeira’s render with the reflection. Nice
James says:October 6, 2010 at 7:37 am
I actually went to a Gap yesterday to see if they were incorporating the logo into the clothes already, and it appears they are. But, it’s simply just the logo text without that awful square. It did appear extremely minimal inside the clothing…which was nice. Although, their sign at the front of the store was still using the old logo…so, still not very consistent unless this is just some sort of test or they haven’t gotten around to changing all the store signs.
Is it sad that I went to check this out in person? :) I’m a bit of a design fanatic.
matt says:October 6, 2010 at 8:05 am
i dunno, i hate the new logo, but… i also hate all the entries.
Mike says:October 6, 2010 at 8:16 am
I wish the people doing the entries would actually research the company and develop a concept instead of meaningless font and shape choices.
Hunter Wimmer says:October 6, 2010 at 8:35 am
Alex: As I mentioned earlier, remember the mantra in corporate design settings:
“Creating good design is easy. Getting good design approved is hard.”
Now, put on a tie, comb your hair and carry those nine presentation boards and easels into the conference room, please. You brought the PowerPoint presentation, right?
Jason says:October 6, 2010 at 8:36 am
Not to say my entries are by any means perfect – I did after all create the logos in less than an hour – but I have given thought to Gap as a brand.
The way I see it, there are basically two directions you can go: 1) An evolution of the most memorable/iconic brand attributes (i.e. the blue square) or 2) a re-thinking of where Gap lives amidst the other brands in their category, not to mention where Gap fits within the other brands owned by the same company: Old Navy and Banana Republic.
For me, Gap is all about American heritage and closet staples. Granted, I haven’t actually purchased anything from Gap in several years, but when I think of Gap I think denim, white t-shirts, effortless flannels… comfortable, no-fuss clothes. Old Navy is the trends (cheap, fun, don’t last but who cares) and Banana Republic is the polished, refined line. Gap needs to be neither, otherwise you might as well pull them out of the line altogether.
My two logo entries are meant to represent this line of thinking – one an evolution of the current brand and the other a nod to Gap heritage, more serious than Old Navy and less refined than Banana Republic.
I’d be curious to read the other designers’ rationale – otherwise back to Mike’s point, we’re just making new shapes and dropping in new typefaces. And that’s not design. (And certainly no better than the new Gap logo.0
Jason says:October 6, 2010 at 8:40 am
(Sorry for the typo – hit send too soon.)
Anonymous says:October 6, 2010 at 8:43 am
i really love the first of andrew j clark’s, lovely :)
Hey Roger says:October 6, 2010 at 9:08 am
If Gap wants to know how someone else would have done it I say let them pay us for our ideas. You can have whatever you want in this world just as long as you’re willing to pay for it.
jack the lad says:October 6, 2010 at 9:13 am
In reply to Mike’s comment.
That’s a fine to make a sweeping critique of everyones entries, esp when there may actually be some reasons for the direction they were taken in.
Having said that, there are some scary entries…
..but lets see what you’ve got Mike. Submit an entry after your careful background research…
Ashley Oblinger says:October 6, 2010 at 9:18 am
X2 Jack the Lad: Well said. Lets see what Mike comes up with. I would like to see the creative process.
Nick Russell says:October 6, 2010 at 9:32 am
#18 is brilliant.
Jessica Mckeegan says:October 6, 2010 at 9:44 am
Logo designs 3, 24 or 29 are all far better than the one Gap are using. Wow what have they done…
Ross says:October 6, 2010 at 9:45 am
#18 clearly is fantastic. Well done. Brilliant.
Krysta says:October 6, 2010 at 9:57 am
Should open it up to a vote after all suggested new logos are in! I love, love, love #18! Love the logo and the all-inclusive branding thought behind it!
Felipe Aebi says:October 6, 2010 at 10:25 am
Deserve it. You win. Fatality.
Anonymous says:October 6, 2010 at 10:31 am
#18 is my favorite!
fr says:October 6, 2010 at 10:38 am
The new logo looks fine. I hate the old one. If I were Gap I would be more worried about the design of their clothes.
Jason says:October 6, 2010 at 10:40 am
#18: solid concept, but less-than-stellar execution. I’d love to see this concept truly explored, with more finesse and attention given to type selection, deliberate integration of the small g into the big G, etc. I think it could be a winner. (At the very least it’d make a clever ad campaign.)
I think this exercise goes to show that A) just because you have Photoshop does not mean you’re a designer and B) there are a lot of people out there with solid ideas. In one day this blog’s community has generated multiple design solutions for a ubiquitous brand, several of which are leaps and bounds ahead of where Gap ended up.
Alex says:October 6, 2010 at 10:46 am
Wow, you all bitch the new logo “FAILS” yet none of you can come up with anything more inspiring. These are all just as boring. Blue boxes? Really? thats better?
Alex says:October 6, 2010 at 10:55 am
Some interesting stuff so far! It is interesting that people are staying very close to the square/blue situation. Of course this would probably have been most realistic as an actual corporate rebrand, but I’m curious if there are some more “out there” directions…out there.
Love #1. Can you imagine if they actually did just have the blue square sans-type as their logo? Could be awesome…or could be like that time TMobile tried to “own” magenta.
Edwin says:October 6, 2010 at 11:02 am
Did you get my submission Alex?
Mitch says:October 6, 2010 at 11:18 am
11, 18, 21 and 31 are the best/most realistic.
mexist says:October 6, 2010 at 11:28 am
does this count?
John D. says:October 6, 2010 at 11:32 am
Number #18 shouldn’t even count since the interesting thing about it is the theme across all brands, which is not what this contest is. The Gap logo proper is just a blue square with a G in it.
mexist says:October 6, 2010 at 11:33 am
Hunter Wimmer says:October 6, 2010 at 11:33 am
Alex: (FYI) Gap does, in fact, “own” blue… they worked with Pantone to develop “PMS-Gap Blue” (formerly PMS-655 — interestingly enough, the name of their first scent (655))…
FTD says:October 6, 2010 at 11:35 am
nº58. simple and fresh
Paul says:October 6, 2010 at 11:37 am
I think #19 redesign looks brilliant.
mza says:October 6, 2010 at 11:41 am
really like #64. Its a bit more of a departure from the original while sill maintaining some elements from the original. It feels a lot more “current”.
Also agree with Alex that having a plain blue square (#1) would be pretty sweet. anti-logo?
Brian Son says:October 6, 2010 at 11:50 am
Without knowing what GAP truly was trying to do with the advent of this new logo, the result of the logo with the new website and messaging is a bit of a departure. A new look for the sake of a new look? They have had great advertising, but it should always come back to the classic, traditional aspect of the original logo. Messaging, clothes, people—always change. But when a company as large as GAP makes such a drastic change; it’s a desperate move.
That being said, I submitted something based off the original but “updated.”
cmykinky says:October 6, 2010 at 11:57 am
First Ikea with their hideous font switch, then Tropicana and now GAP? What’s going on? Tropicana doesn’t look so bad now. They must be so happy.
Alex says:October 6, 2010 at 11:59 am
@ Hunter – Wow cool! If they do own PMS-Gap Blue then I say go with the Blue Square! Forget the type. Go crazy. That would be pretty darn legit.
Also, to everyone that has submitted recently: we are getting a lot of submissions! Will take me a moment to get them all up but I will do so as soon as I can. Keep ’em coming
wayne d. says:October 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm
Just a guess, but the new logo may be a creative metaphor for GAP’s business intentions. I don’t follow fashion and I have no idea what their business intentions are, but if you put into context the blue gradient square is the old square GAP logo, one could assume it is expanding/escaping and breaking free of the long held mindshare and stigma of the GAP brand. Again, just a guess.
Justin says:October 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm
#39 reminds me of the Burton logo.
some good entries and some really weird ones… i do like #29 because it reminds me of a point in a time-line which could refer to “the generational Gap”
i surprised i havent seen any entries with “the GAP” in them. its known as that and im pretty sure it use to be called “the Gap” and then it changed to GAP in the ’90s ?
i think ill try and start something tonight :D , great idea btw!
mp says:October 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm
As Brian Son said, unless there is an understanding of what GAP is trying to accomplish here, this just boils down to an exercise of aesthetics.
Is anyone aware of an explanation behind the redesign?
The current logo is so iconic – I wonder why they went for such a departure.
Ryan says:October 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm
Some good. Lot’s of bad. Fun to see all the ideas. For me, number 23 is the clear winner.
Ed Sharrer says:October 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm
Number 18 is brilliant in tying together all the Gap brands. Number 19 is an amazingly good refresh of the classic logo.
Jake says:October 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm
41 all the way.
wayne d. says:October 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm
I know we’re not voting yet, but Jeff Knowles’ logo(s), #27 – 28, is the most logical step for brand progression, while retaining hints of the long-standing mark we know so well. Kudos Jeff.
It would seem to me that only drastic business decisions and shifting corporate focus would allow the Gap brand to stray so far from its established perch.
Chris Gieger says:October 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm
#18 is clearly the only one that actually thought it all through, which is exactly what a designer should do. Don’t just be a pair of hands and do only what you are asked to do. A client comes to you because you have what they lack – a creative mind.
jack says:October 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Agree that no.18 is cute but that is not the challenge here.
The main logo needs to stand on its own. The idea is good but would need t be developed to work on its own.
Jason says:October 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Chris, I’m not looking for an argument here, but I think you have to be careful with such definitive statements. Saying that #18 is the only one who thought it all the way through simply isn’t true. Yes, I agree that a lot of these designs seem to be arbitrary and without thought, but we can’t make a blanket statement about them all.
Jason says:October 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Éric says:October 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm
I think Eric Carroll (#75) said it all.
shawn S says:October 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm
Everyone is a critic but no-one here has shown anything worthy of a redesign.
if you had made this logo and it got approved, everyone would be hating on it just the same.
everything here is redundant and borrowing ideas from the original logo.
It’s easy to judge.
Having said that, Steve Juliano’s solution is fantastic. I definitely paused when I saw that and continued to scroll through the rest very quickly.
Brian Son says:October 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm
It’s interesting to see the debate, but really, what are your points in arguing at all? Based on the previous long-established logo versus the new one, any of these may have been a contender. That being said — we have no clue what the creative brief was that was given to whoever designed the new logo. Perhaps, just perhaps, it was dead-on with what GAP wanted. Wait, I guess it was…because it’s live.
It’s useless to argue which logos are best although there are many submissions that exemplify what a huge company with a well-established mark should do, tweaks and edits; but still maintain the overall integrity of the logo. Although, I would probably nix out half of these submissions because they dared to not keep the GAP blue. No, that is not “open-minded,” that’s just branding FAIL.
Arguing the level of creativity is futile as well, who is to say that #75 isn’t the most creative, I mean you have like 10 crazy effects going on! Now, that’s “creative.”
(And before anyone tries to point out my submission, it was for fun and touched on aspects of the old logo but moved forward several repositionings. But based on the difference between the original and the new, it’s fair game.)
*Thanks for doing this Alex/ISO50 crew, the results are extremely impressive and I for one, am inspired by seeing the number of variations that people are creating.
Jason says:October 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm
It’s certainly easier to judge – which is why there are more music critics than musicians.
But I think there are several options here that could be taken quite seriously, and if given the benefit of time and money I’d say a solid 10 of these could really be successful redesigns.
Éric says:October 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm
You’re taking it way too seriously, Shawn.
You might want to consider most of the submission up here have been posted for fun, unlike the murderer who designed or agreed to the new official GAP logo and got plenty of time and –probably– money for it.
And I agree with most of Brian’s comment for the rest.
John says:October 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm
I love how humorous some of these have become…
Gapparel, GAG! nice…
Edwin says:October 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm
Hmm Still looks like my entry I submitted a long time ago is not showing up? You must have received a ton?
pol says:October 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm
click here for my gap logo says:October 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm
Kenisha says:October 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm
#18 …vur vur cute!!! (especially the “Baby Gap” logo)
Kaycee says:October 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm
I saw the new logo on 9gag this morning and thought it was a joke, literally!
But seriously, #21 FTW.
David Airey is simply genius.
This sums up the new logo :) http://9gag.com/gag/39957/
Kylie says:October 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm
I really like #51! It may not be exactly the look The Gap is going for, but I think it’s very elegant in its own way and quite a creative (yet subtle) reference to the name.
Ivan says:October 6, 2010 at 7:01 pm
Thats some ugly Gap logo. Is it really official?
Jo says:October 6, 2010 at 7:12 pm
#117 and #136 definitely catch my attention.
Alex Shooman says:October 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm
Durka says:October 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Come on, someone do a logo with a vagina inside a box…
Robbie Kanner says:October 6, 2010 at 8:25 pm
It’s interesting that there is so much conversation surrounded around gap not knowing their identity or branding, yet almost every new logo has stayed conservative to their original design. I switched it up on #110, mostly because I thought the general color was too plain (even if it is their original pantone), because they clearly wanted to “reinvent” themselves.
Jason says:October 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm
Robbie, I’m not sure Gap is looking to reinvent themselves. I think they’re looking to evolve. (I certainly don’t know this for sure, just taking an educated guess.) So it makes logical sense to start with what they had and improve on what’s working, removing what isn’t.
When it comes down to it, they’re still selling the same product. And the logo/brand should reflect the product they’re selling. This is where I think the large majority of these design options fail. They simply don’t feel like Gap.
Travis says:October 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm
Still can’t believe no one hasn’t pulled out a London Underground parody with “Mind the Gap”…
Anna says:October 6, 2010 at 10:23 pm
Travis – Good call! Maybe you could…
anita says:October 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm
75 is a nightmare that’s not even funny.
Alexander Benoit says:October 6, 2010 at 10:51 pm
75 is absolutely brilliant.
Kyle Suss says:October 6, 2010 at 10:54 pm
I’m # 101. I feel like Gap is trying to reach out to a younger, hipper market than their previous efforts so I designed my logo to signify the same class and simplicity of the original with a little more pizazz.
Can’t believe # 159 is the only one with a black background so far!
DaneRay says:October 6, 2010 at 11:35 pm
Attention Designers: Gap plans to crowd source for a new logo idea read here. This situation is all too funny, looks like they will be pulling a tropicana after all.
Travis says:October 7, 2010 at 12:01 am
@Anna – Sorry, the idea came much too late, my two entries have come and gone…
Ross says:October 7, 2010 at 12:08 am
Number 75 wins! Absolute genius.
So when are they going to roll this out across their stores?
I can’t really criticise, my gap logo design is still on a post-it note. And it’s rubbish.
Serdar Ozyigit says:October 7, 2010 at 12:17 am
Bernadette Jiwa says:October 7, 2010 at 12:58 am
Some great designs!
Looks like this is what Gap might have had planned all along.
Lia says:October 7, 2010 at 12:59 am
Maurice Redmond says:October 7, 2010 at 1:29 am
I am also suspicious about the re-design, in part because #75 might actually do a better job than it :-) but also because there seems to be no credited agency or designer for it. The London Olympics 2012 logo as bad, in my opinon, as it is, at least had the responsible party (Wolff Olins) admitting responsibility. The original Gap logo still works and all this probable stunt seems to do is reenforce and confirm this and give them lots of interweb chatter. Nice one. If not, at least the designer can get a nice corner office over with the Olins boys. m
Anonymous. says:October 7, 2010 at 1:30 am
Why the hell are you all doing this!? Don’t devalue yourselves as designers by contributing to this crowd source project!!
This is a cheap and nasty stunt by Gap and they should be forced to either stick with that monstrosity of a logo or commission a single agency / designer to work closely with them to create something that is memorable and versatile (it does need to be applied across a variety of media after all), something that holds true to the brand they’ve built over the years with the old logo.
Designers! Have some self respect and stop giving away you ideas for free!
Reply: Anonymous, this isn’t for Gap, read the original post. This one, however, is for and by Gap. If you would like to “whore” yourself out, head over there. The contest on this blog is purely an exercise. Also, if you think Gap is using a random design blog to crowd source their new logo, you’re an idiot.
Maurice Redmond says:October 7, 2010 at 1:42 am
@ANONYMOUS: To quote Chip Kidd ““Never fall in love with an idea. They are whores: if the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always, always, always another.” – Ideas come from process, they don’t run out. I just want a print from Scott lol.
pablo says:October 7, 2010 at 2:33 am
If you’re going to say “I don’t pretend to understand the process of designing for a huge, ubiquitous brand like this,” then don’t.
Unfortunately you the next sentance you wrote – “but I can’t really imagine any line of reasoning that would convince me this could have any sort of positive effect.” – presupposes you DO have some sort of knowledge regarding brand design. Why should it “convince” YOU that it should work.
I suggest everyone read http://www.identityworks.com/forum/logo-design/what-they-dont-teach-you-about-identity-design-in-design-schools/ before you make a quick “it sucks!” “I bet we can do better”.
pablo says:October 7, 2010 at 2:36 am
“We are a community of designers and I’m sure someone here can come up with something better”
Yes, most of us most probably could come up with something that looks better in form, but do any of you have the skills to “diplomatically negotiate personal egos, tastes, and aspirations of various invested individuals against their business needs, their pre-formed expectations, and the constraints of the market place”
now get schooled.
Anonymous says:October 7, 2010 at 3:01 am
This is a really tough crowd! There’s some pretty good entries in here. Most aren’t too far from the original though but I guess that’s their point.
Anonymous says:October 7, 2010 at 3:04 am
No. 6 and 106 probably stand out the strongest to me.
eydryan says:October 7, 2010 at 3:27 am
holy crap that’s a lot of entries
and holy crap some of the people here are good designers :)
dityo says:October 7, 2010 at 4:10 am
“75. Eric Carroll” -> better than the current GAP new logo! :D
dityodwi says:October 7, 2010 at 4:11 am
“75. Eric Carroll” -> better than the current GAP new logo! :D
Mat Dolphin says:October 7, 2010 at 4:34 am
Following their announcement to ‘crowd source’ logo design, we’ve written an open letter to Gap.
Sam DuRegger says:October 7, 2010 at 5:42 am
Nice. #16 is great!
Don’t mind #55 either,
Renaud says:October 7, 2010 at 5:58 am
I find it amazing how many submissions feature an actual “gap.” It’s not clever.
chris says:October 7, 2010 at 6:12 am
don’t think any of the redesigns are any better, if anything a lot of them are worse because they simply recycle old ideas.
Bottom line. People do not like change. So change things people care about at your peril.
Jason says:October 7, 2010 at 6:24 am
But Chris, I don’t seem to remember any outcry when Gap moved from the original “fall into the Gap” logo to what we know now. Maybe that’s largely due to lack of internet at the time. Or maybe that’s because people don’t mind change… as long as the change is in the right direction. There are plenty of redesigns that are successful… this simply isn’t one of them.
Dave Krstin says:October 7, 2010 at 6:39 am
I’m a little disappointed my Comic Sans masterpiece was not included here. I guess Alex doesn’t want to make the other designers look bad…
Jason says:October 7, 2010 at 6:52 am
I have to say, I really love #158.. a simple, effective identity family.
MRH says:October 7, 2010 at 6:56 am
@Maurice Redmond 99.
My thoughts exactly, it takes a special skill to do a redesign that’s so bad it ends up on every other design blog and people talking about it all over twitter. It’s probably the most publicity they’ve had since they were found to be using child sweatshop labour a few years ago.
Ben H says:October 7, 2010 at 6:57 am
Well, all you critics and redesigners…. pls come up with something more exiting and innovative. Not one single logo of the above is better than Gap’s new logo…. they are all “same same but different”. Where’s all the great ideas?
Eric Carroll says:October 7, 2010 at 7:00 am
Ha! Thanks for the comments on #75.
Obviously that’s a joke. I sent it to Alex with a note about staring at that ugly star logo can actually make the official new Gap logo look better.
I don’t really mind their choice of Helvetica (could do better), but I actually used Swiss 721 in #48.
Out of all of these:
Like: #68 #171, #168
Love #162 & #163
#111 is funny and clever
Sam says:October 7, 2010 at 7:09 am
These are ALL worse than the terrible new logo….no seriously…is this a joke?
ifuzedesign says:October 7, 2010 at 7:10 am
My top two:
55. Beverly Kitchens – I think you’ve got a winner ;)
182. Dave Sackville – LOVE it – but might be too ‘clever’ for the general mass. lol.
Anonymous says:October 7, 2010 at 7:23 am
182 is the best
WilhelmR says:October 7, 2010 at 7:26 am
Lots of nice alternatives, here’s the list of the ones I liked the most. I tried to include the ones that made an effort to ditch the blue box in a clever way :)
96. Chris Rushing
102. Wes Moore
107. eduardo porfirio
114. David Livingston
124. Moka Mamlouk
153. Adam Faja
158. Yael Miller
163. Chris Tipton
181. Nour Malaeb
182. Dave Sackville
Can’t wait to see where this whole outsource contest will end up.
reelfernandes says:October 7, 2010 at 7:32 am
The best was #187
David says:October 7, 2010 at 7:32 am
hahaha #18 is genius lol…so are alot of these lol
Purple X says:October 7, 2010 at 7:34 am
I just really dislike the methodology to this design. You can hear the designer’s inner monologue: “I’m thinking outside of the box.”…Helvetica has plenty appropriate uses where it looks clean & beautiful. This is not one of them.
I dig Chris Rushing’s (92) & Wes Moore’s (10). All these folks making a “gap” between GA & P are creating what appears to be a Georgia (GA) based company, though.
And for heaven’s sake, recognize when your design looks like a software company identity.
Sean Farrell says:October 7, 2010 at 7:45 am
stop complaining and don’t design them something for free… your retarded if you do.
Jason says:October 7, 2010 at 7:45 am
“…Not one single logo of the above is better than Gap’s new logo…. they are all “same same but different”. Where’s all the great ideas?”
I completely disagree. I think there are several solutions above that unfortunately are getting a bit lost amidst the hundred-or-so mediocre solutions.
A logo like this doesn’t need to be innovative to be effective. It’s not always about creating something that’s never been done and nobody’s ever seen before. It’s about creating an identity that’s consistent with the brand. That’s where most of the above designs file miserably: they don’t fit the Gap brand. That’s also where the current logo fails. It feels more like a corporate technology company than a mainstream clothing manufacturer.
ItsAdam says:October 7, 2010 at 7:46 am
I hope 99% of these are a piss take because quite frankly they’re all terribad excluding 2/3 of them.
I’d be embarrassed to put my name anywhere near most of those!
Kate says:October 7, 2010 at 7:46 am
…does 180 (Tsurechka) intentionally say crap?! :/
frank & stein says:October 7, 2010 at 7:57 am
there really is a lot of logos in here that shouldn’t be. im hoping that for the contest they will be narrowed down. the ones i like the most are:
01. Benoit Henken
18. Steve Juliano
29. Trisha Salge
106. Nathan Regnier-Lange
136. Greg Washington
18 is my favorite though. it has the most potential.
Emily Beck says:October 7, 2010 at 8:00 am
Personally I think a lot of these logos are way better than gaps new logo. The ones that stuck out to me are the submissions by; Andrew J Clark, Steve Juliano, Jason Caldeira, Jach LeBar, and Olli Karvonen.
Steve says:October 7, 2010 at 8:51 am
No Avante Garde! Not relevant. :)
I enjoy 131…but I think the serif off the back of the “a” should be taken back a bit. Simplicity and elegance are important. Not many of these logos have that but the one that do are more relevant to Gap’s brand. Nice work to quite a few of you.
Xavier says:October 7, 2010 at 8:55 am
I vote for the number 186 iGap
Bran says:October 7, 2010 at 9:00 am
I’m wary of providing the Gap with new logos on spec. THey already got what they wanted and paid for. They briefed the designer, provided feedback and then accepted the current logo. How does this contest help designers?
Kev says:October 7, 2010 at 9:02 am
It seems that most people like the original blue square with a simple san-serif typeface inside. (examples: 31, 72, 85, 87, 130, 173)
Pheck says:October 7, 2010 at 9:14 am
I see a bunch of General Motors logo.
Celia says:October 7, 2010 at 9:16 am
In light of the current crowd source fiasco, I’m starting to wonder if this contest isn’t adding fuel on the fire. I understand that it’s all in good fun, and I submitted my entries here in good faith, but it seems that people are starting to point their fingers here for an example of “crowd sourcing” and I doubt that was the original intention.
Horrible Logos says:October 7, 2010 at 9:40 am
They only gave me $5. What did you expect?
jeremy is here says:October 7, 2010 at 9:41 am
180 made me laugh so hard! CrAP! brilliant
Martin says:October 7, 2010 at 9:48 am
No. 152 is the original seventies Gap logo
Jonathan says:October 7, 2010 at 9:57 am
I’m a fan of #178. I like the simplicity and elegance of it. It’s also very flexible since the single “g” character could be used as an accent in a lot of different ways. The font and simplicity could carry a lot of weight.
Steve says:October 7, 2010 at 9:58 am
I can’t believe the buzz around this whole rebrand. I guess I’m glad to be apart of it though. I wonder if this will make people shop there more, or less. Bad press is better than no press.
p says:October 7, 2010 at 10:14 am
WOW. i got halfway thru these and just wanted them to stop. Some are really really really bad. I ‘like’ #1 & 2 & 145. #136 & 143 are kinda cool.
Devan says:October 7, 2010 at 10:42 am
You guys are all so funny! You bag on gap for changing their logo cause well evidently it’s way too corporate “Target” looking. Gap’s old logo was them. That is why a brand is so powerful. Cause you see it and no who it belongs to. Some of these rebrands as well including the new official Gap logo are way off base.
Are you doing a rebrand? Or redesign of the logo. Cause like a few post above I see a lot of GM logo redesigns not Gap. And for those of you who are going out side the “blue” box (yes that was a pun), I give you high fives for being creative, but sometime you have to draw back the reigns and remember who your designing for. You want to keep the Gap brand alive, you want to revive it, not destroy it.
Any ways this is quite interesting and love the community of designers on this blog. Every one has done a pretty swell job.
Anonymous says:October 7, 2010 at 11:09 am
134 and 135 catch my eye even as I scrolled down through all of the different designs. If one of those were the gap logo I would start buying more things from gap.
jayparry says:October 7, 2010 at 11:10 am
I expected more from ISO50 and Scott. Perhaps Scott is off on tour. You guys make fun of crowd-sourcing, then do it yourselves? This is a disgrace to the design profession to show hundreds of these logos (most of them NO better than the new Gap logo btw). you are condoning crowd sourcing, demeaning the design profession, and actually making Gap look good.
chris says:October 7, 2010 at 11:11 am
Just my two cents says:October 7, 2010 at 11:16 am
Settle down, JAYPARRY. This contest isn’t sponsored by Gap. Sharing ideas on a design blog isn’t crowd-sourcing.
And it’s not ISO50’s fault that the submissions suck (for the most part). Can’t you at least see value in the discussion?
Anonymous says:October 7, 2010 at 11:16 am
fr says:October 7, 2010 at 11:25 am
These are uniformly awful. There only seem to be a few strategies here. Some people are keeping the old box but making some minor font, color or positioning change. Most of them feel arbitrary and none are a clear improvement on the original.
Then there are a bunch of people who chose to make some cutesy reference to the back pocket of jeans or to denim in general. The problem there is that the Gap doesn’t just sell denim and isn’t primarily known for their jeans. And most of the stylized back pocket logos are too pointy and actually look nothing like the back pockets on Gap jeans.
And of course, some people threw it all out and did some random thing without any apparent thought for the brand history.
I haven’t yet seen anyone give a coherent critique as to what’s wrong with the new logo other than “ugh, it sucks.” Yes, it looks like American Apparel, but that’s fitting considering that AA’s stores look a lot like the Gap did in the ’80s with lots of basic T-s and sweatshirts in a rainbow of primary colors. The new typeface is way better than the old one: clearer, friendlier, more modern and readable. To be honest I don’t see any reason why the Gap even needs a fancy mark or logotype beyond the name in Helvetica. Their brand is based on simple, inoffensive clothes in a limited range of bland colors. It’s the place to go for generic staples, and the new logo reflects that.
fr says:October 7, 2010 at 11:59 am
Wow, I just read the article that Pablo posted about “what they don’t teach you about identity design in design schools” and he nailed it. Design is not art, and it’s not the end result that matters. It’s a service, and the process is what’s important.
Brian says:October 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm
It’s Gap, not THE Gap. I hate when people say that. :)
Éric says:October 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm
So much arrogance in the comments, so many uptight reactions… I’m impressed.
fr says:October 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm
“It’s Gap, not THE Gap. I hate when people say that. :)”
How old are you?
nomes says:October 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Eric Carroll rocks :)
Ninja Move says:October 7, 2010 at 1:27 pm
This my friends, is ridiculous. Do you honestly think the agency of record (which I assume there is) produced just this one logo? This has poor marketing decision/brand manager written all over it. We’ve all had clients art direct a project to the point where we won’t even include in our portfolio.
Blaming a designer for a marketing decision is naive. But, creating your own, equally awful interpretation of the mark is plain embarrassing.
Taking the time to tell you all this, well, that’s pretty sad too I guess.
Here’s another thing, the people that care about the logo don’t shop at GAP, and the people that shop at GAP don’t care about the logo.
Jeremy says:October 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm
@JAYPARRY – Listen to “Just my two cents,” you can relax.
The singular voice of “it sucks” in regards to the new Gap logo has rung loud and clear, but the design community stuck with hyperbole (As Mat Dolphin exmplified – “The new GAP logo makes me want to cry. OMG. WTF. I’m puking blood.” and “Note to Gap – you have made a mistake beyond the realms of what was thought humanly possible if ‘that’ remains’”) instead of reasoning.
This little contest simply highlights something important: Designers need to let go of the ego and be able to justify their point of view. Hardly ever to projects go the way we want them to, and that’s in regards to far less known/established brands. Let this exercise be what it is: an opportunity to share experience and perspective…and win some sweet stuff from one of the best designers around.
Steve says:October 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Design number 75 is it. Hands down.
Shelby says:October 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Not to add fuel to the fire but this article brings up a good point:
Ashley Oblinger says:October 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm
Hey Guys a hand full of our designs got chosen for the Headline of an article written by Fastcodesign, you can check it out here. – http://www.fastcodesign.com/
Ben says:October 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm
I didn’t realize the gap was a gas station?
csj says:October 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm
I’m liking these entries:
1. Benoit Henken, 96. Chris Rushing, 107. Eduardo Porfirio
Christopher Simmons says:October 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Crowdsourcing professional services is exploitive and unsustainable. GAP’s new logo is hideous, but their decision to ask thousands to take a stab at designing a better one is insidious.
Alistair says:October 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm
I’d vote for:
27. Jeff Knowles (clean, same proportions, an evolution)
99. Alex Penny (funnier and still quite cool)
117. Éric Le Tutour (brings up visually what the brand is about)
And 75. Eric Carroll of course :)
Steve says:October 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm
What typeface did #187 B.Sander use?
I’ve seen it before, I believe, but can’t place it.
Dan says:October 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm
Now anyone can be a top GAP designer! lol
marc says:October 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Alex says:October 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm
This isn’t spec work. Sometimes, design can be fun
fr says:October 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm
It isn’t spec work only in the sense that the people participating clearly aren’t professionals. It’s spec work in every other sense of the term though.
Nathan Hoernig says:October 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm
I tried to send mine but the email didn’t work!
Here’s my version on my design website’s homepage.
I hope you guys like it.
akrok design says:October 7, 2010 at 6:54 pm
the agency worked 2 years with gap on this. hah.
how much do you think they payed them? so why are you working for FREE?
Tony VG says:October 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm
How are some of you so confused and arrogant about this? It’s not spec work for GAP in any way shape or form, GAP is not taking advantage of anyone in this contest, it’s for a fun contest to win some nice ISO50 stuff. Nobody entering this contest is working for GAP, or for the promise of potentially getting paid to work for GAP, anybody entering this contest just wants to have some fun and take a stab at winning some nice free stuff.
Nothing wrong with any of that.
Nick says:October 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm
Lets all take a deep breath.
This is just a bit of FUN
FU -FR says:October 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm
I’m sorry FR, did you say the people participating clearly aren’t professionals? I’m a professional and I decided to participate. I think your comment was very harsh and rude to assume. These are great ideas without having guidance directly from Gap itself. I’ve been in the industry over 17 years. I know your response will be something against “crowd sourcing” because clearly it cannot be a critique against the work of these artists. That would be ignorant wouldn’t it?
Charles Mertens says:October 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm
When I look at submission #139, I automatically think grainedit.com , haha. There is definitely a ton of quality work in here. Best of luck to everyone!
Logan Brinkley says:October 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm
There’s a clear winner for me…
171. Chris Reynolds
Simple, On Brand, and forward thinking.
Hi-5 to you!
Apart from that… I think we should all have a chat about the new Logo in depth over a cold beer!
Richard Taylor says:October 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm
This is the best response I’ve ever seen to crowd sourcing or design contests. http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/den/1625610355.html
Matt says:October 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm
Several are better than the new logo. None are better than the old one. Still… fun to give it a shot.
invictory says:October 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm
#182 is GENIUS. So simple, so efective.
MONOmoda says:October 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm
1. #182 – a little difficult to read the GAP but still an excellent, solid alternative. Appears to be an evolution of #171…
2. #171 – A strong logo that works on the photo background, like it alot.
3. #198 – Simple, beautiful. Like it.
4. #66 – Quite like this one somehow.
5. #148 – Another circular choice, nice font.
april says:October 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm
how do i submit my idea to this catastrophe?
Gio Rocks says:October 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm
Love #121 because Gap sooooo sponsored the ’69 winter Olympics
A couple others would be pretty cool too
Hunter Wimmer says:October 7, 2010 at 11:10 pm
@Alex: You’re correct — what you’re doing isn’t spec-work as it wasn’t requested by Gap (unless you’re a double agent) and the intent is not for the company to actually use it. However, Gap is indeed hinting at chasing down spec-work through their Facebook page (re: “crowdsourcing”)… but remember: the entries above /do/constitute individual, published intellectual property — you could likely check with the lawyers to add some language to this post protecting individual copyrights… (something like: “logo submissions posted here remain copyright of the individual submitters”). Interestingly enough, (1) if they do indeed re-re-design the logo and (2) the new-new one resembles any of the above, folks might have grounds for a lawsuit as this little exercise has been widely publicized… the “power of social media” is a double edged sword.
Dave Sackville says:October 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm
Thanks to all of you who like my entry (182) ..I admit it is a bit hard to read after looking at it again – a literal 15 minute job on my behalf for a bit of fun :D With a bit of work I’m sure you could take the concept to make the negative space more obvious and legible. That’s not the point though, I figure hell, why not try something a bit different if it’s not ever going to be used…
Hitesh Mehta says:October 8, 2010 at 12:12 am
Some interesting logos in the list. Not happy with whats been picked by gap.
Eye_Doc says:October 8, 2010 at 12:16 am
These are all great and raise a much more interesting competition.
Can anyone make a worse logo than the new Gap logo?
Serdar Ozyigit says:October 8, 2010 at 12:55 am
107 kicks ass.
fr says:October 8, 2010 at 1:11 am
“I’m sorry FR, did you say the people participating clearly aren’t professionals?”
Yes, in the sense that spec work is unprofessional.
fr says:October 8, 2010 at 1:16 am
haha, wait that didn’t make sense. never mind. personally I wouldn’t do this but if you think it’s fun, go nuts.
Spencer says:October 8, 2010 at 1:28 am
the reason GAP would “crowd source” is because they are losing the ‘young generation’ that made the company so successful since 1969.
Amanda says:October 8, 2010 at 2:03 am
223 & 171 are my favs
lemarchand marie says:October 8, 2010 at 3:00 am
I think the idea 62 is really the best
but I s
lemarchand marie says:October 8, 2010 at 3:03 am
What the fuck! Let me finish!
So I put another version for the new Gap logo, it’s not my work, I just saw it and think it’s good.
But my first choyce still go to the 62 version!
Michelle Dudson says:October 8, 2010 at 3:28 am
I can see about 3 potential designs there, most of them are not suitable though. My favourite deisgn is 176. I also think 23, 117 and 219 are pretty good.
Anonymous says:October 8, 2010 at 4:17 am
There are a lot of really nice logo designs Here….way better than the current new one!
Robyn says:October 8, 2010 at 4:53 am
#18 is original, creative, and smart.
Carl says:October 8, 2010 at 4:53 am
KEEP THE ORIGINAL, why change something that is recognised worldwide.
Its plain, simple and timeless, CRAZY! wasts of money.
Carl says:October 8, 2010 at 4:58 am
IF I HAD TO CHOOSE, 171 – WELL DONE
catherine says:October 8, 2010 at 5:24 am
I think this is half hilarious and half creative. The ones where they’re making fun of like “gag”, “gay”, or “fail” are hilarious. But the serious ones are very creative and I believe they could actually be used for the logo of GAP today.
Kostandinos says:October 8, 2010 at 5:40 am
The two that got the biggest laughs from me are: Gap Tropicana and Gap Papyrus. Hilarious!
Melissa says:October 8, 2010 at 5:54 am
I like the color pallette idea of #155. 143 is a good design for a sub-category.
182 is a nice rework.
112 is neat.
18,23,107, 108, 66 112, 122
Nelson Calderara says:October 8, 2010 at 6:30 am
I send my logo twice but is not in the post
Tulippe says:October 8, 2010 at 7:22 am
These all suck, except for 1.
Kevin says:October 8, 2010 at 7:23 am
ARGH!! someone beat me to the Papyrus Gap logo…..awesome.
Elaina Jackson says:October 8, 2010 at 7:30 am
I like 159. and 211, and your right Gap’s new logo is the worst! this needs to be done!
Adrian Cabrero says:October 8, 2010 at 7:43 am
I have to give it to Steve Juliano # 18, “Gap maternity” is genius.
ckilgore says:October 8, 2010 at 7:54 am
Whooo, I am loling at the Papyrus one. Well done!
Michelle says:October 8, 2010 at 8:18 am
eddy soto says:October 8, 2010 at 8:57 am
why cant anyone think outside the blue box?
wayne d. says:October 8, 2010 at 8:58 am
This logo just keeps getting more and more traction as the days go by.
How long until the GAPocalypse? http://twitpic.com/2vppgs
Paul Anthony Webb says:October 8, 2010 at 9:05 am
107 and 121 are my favorites.
Michel Lecoq says:October 8, 2010 at 9:15 am
Sorry, but I like the new logo. Better than any other proposal. “Des goûts et des couleurs!”
mg says:October 8, 2010 at 9:29 am
old logo seems more modern than the new. best: 47 !!, 41 and 192
Ryan Lockwood says:October 8, 2010 at 10:00 am
This contest is being talked about all over
Jones says:October 8, 2010 at 11:16 am
Some decent ideas in there, but honestly most of them are just as bad, if not worse, than the new logo.
Lara says:October 8, 2010 at 11:54 am
Props to Eric Carroll, nice to see someone with a sense a of humor. If Gap wants to really break ties with their solid brand image, they might as well! Well done.
Marroly says:October 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm
“So much arrogance in the comments, so many uptight reactions… I’m impressed.”
Jason J says:October 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm
This whole thing is either A. a brilliant marketing scheme to get the world to recognize the gap brand again or B. exactly what they wanted for a logo and in the end the client is right no matter how hard you try to tell them otherwise.
You can lead a horse to water doesn’t mean they will drink it.
Patrick says:October 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm
I’m really digging # 178. I like Jesse’s simple design; that actually links the clothing company logo to the literal meaning of their brand name.
Alice says:October 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm
It’ll be funny when GAP drops by here and uses an idea for free. I hope they do.
Devan says:October 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm
# 1 wins my vote, and I even designed one. Good job Benoit. Good Job.
Jeff says:October 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm
Well, I personally don’t believe any are “better”. It’s a tougher project than most would think, and was very risky to begin with.
Peter says:October 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm
LOL! John Coulter No. 152 wins for sure.
If you don’t know.. what he’s posted is the original gap logo.
Chris says:October 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm
I love lamp.
Pam says:October 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm
Don’t encourage ‘free’ ideation!!!!
Designers do their work for a living!
We are trained to be creative, insightful, intuitive, impactful. That expertise comes at a cost.
Pam says:October 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Don’t encourage ‘free’ ideation!!!!
Designers do their work for a living!
We are trained to be creative, insightful, strategic, intuitive, impactful. That expertise comes at a cost.
nancy says:October 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm
I agree with ‘PAM’ don’t give away design. Just unsubscribe from their emails unfriend them and buy your stuff somewhere else.
Shelby says:October 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm
This may help you strategize for what you create for the contest or it may even give you a completely different take on the new Gap logo. See for yourself: http://bit.ly/aWZ7LN
DaBHoXX says:October 9, 2010 at 4:18 am
No more censure
Look at this true GAP story :
ozzie says:October 9, 2010 at 5:11 am
these r all much better than the new one.
Anonymous says:October 9, 2010 at 6:09 am
#96 my favorite
Audd says:October 9, 2010 at 7:48 am
I love lots of these logos but I guess my favorite ones are 6. Andrew J Clark and 23. Jason Caldeira !
MR. FREEZE says:October 9, 2010 at 8:58 am
#28 (as recognizable as the current one)
#171 (similar as #28)
#99 (as they’re profesional with denim jeans)
#3 (interesting for “gap”)
#145 (interesting and simple)
#96 (interesting but maybe not esthetic enough)
Brad Caraway says:October 9, 2010 at 10:10 am
#169 by Ryan Lockwood is beautiful. Nice work. I love the modern take on the old logo. They typography is extremely well thought out, and the angle on the A gives it enough movement that expresses the Gap’s desire to be progressive and forward thinking. Yet it still retains enough of the former identity that we don’t feel it’s left it’s past behind. Good job my friend.
Niloo Neshat says:October 9, 2010 at 10:17 am
I LOVE the old logo….leave it! It’s not broken…it’s what we know and LOVE!
hoodrich says:October 9, 2010 at 11:55 am
#18 is good ECCEPT for the Gap maternity logo… That little ‘g’ sits a bit too clumsily in the big ‘G’.
And conceptually it’s not that new. I saw this ‘nested’ concept many times in sophomore level design classes.
Sven says:October 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm
There’s a lot of logo hate out there in the world!
Scott Falkner says:October 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm
kiki says:October 10, 2010 at 2:02 am
i pretty much like the 11 and the 55 designs best cant decide wich one for the win though
Saito says:October 10, 2010 at 3:43 am
Ye, most of the entries are noobish and bring shame to the design industry. Please stop!
D. Sohin says:October 10, 2010 at 4:41 am
Topher says:October 10, 2010 at 8:28 am
Has anyone forwarded the link of this thread to Gap? I know this contest is not affiliated, but Gap has asked people on their facebook page to submit designs to possibly be considered in the light of everyone hating their own redesign. Might prove beneficial to some of you folks to do that.
Paul Singh says:October 10, 2010 at 9:46 am
Yes, there are some really good logos in here. But, honestly, most of them are no better than a haggled old tractor’s rusted rear – don’t ask me what the means. The ones that caught my eye were 11, 182, 265
StephanieK says:October 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm
171. hands down wins. perfection. I had started working on my own, but then ran across this and realized the work is done. If anyone at Gap had a brain they would use this. Way to go Chris Reynolds.
Runners up & creative props go to:
34. Putting a gap in gap is seems somewhat cliche and was incorporated by many, but with the bar over the space something about it just works. props.
124. Like the concept of the cohesive body of logos, very aesthetically pleasing as a whole, but doubting that just the original logo has any stand-alone power without its counterparts. The overbearing quality of the font would probably make me feel like I’m being screamed at.
130. Very nicely done. Gradient that works, and perfect color combo. Out of all the 1969 incorporations, this one is my favorite.
143. Beautiful design work. Very fresh. Typically rebranding for a company that’s had 40 years of building its brand works best with subtle changes, but if Gap wanted to just abandon everything and run with a whole new idea, I’d support this logo.
163. Nice. Cohesive. Each works on its own and side by side. It does leave a little something to be desired though.
168. Love the subtlety of this blue. Much more aligned with Gap’s product than the original blue. The font doesn’t do a whole lot for me, but it definitely works for Gap.
236. If the blue were to be abandoned altogether, this is a new hue that works. when I think Gap I think very crisply pressed khaki chinos…this logo embodies that. But if they truly are moving in a new direction….who knows if it’s what they’re looking for. It would be nice to know their rebranding strategy.
251. Another gap in gap that’s bearable. This is close to working, but the color and font need tweaking. Or something.
Chris Reynolds I’m rooting for you. Your design is true to the brand yet fresh and veryyyy appealing, and leaves so much room for play with each new season. Lovely.
StephanieK says:October 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm
Another thought, 18 has received a lot of praise. The idea was nice, and I found it clever as I scrolled down the page, but it does not have any lasting power. This strong conceptualization with such disregard of design may likely bore the masses before Gap finishes changing out the signage.
It seems I may have put on my super opinionated pants today. 18 is still a design dream compared to the crap Gap came up with.
Amjad says:October 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm
I had an attempt at this myself, it’s in that spirit they you try and challenge yourself and see if you really do cut the mustard.
I thought the old logo was fine, consumers / buyers / shoppers are already built a relationship and affinity with the brand, and it came to represent American casual apparel at a price we could afford.
Which is why I was surprised in see GAP re-branded in the first place, someone in an earlier post mentioned the design agency had been working for two years on this, and surly they must have come up with a lot of good work during that time, it just came down to the client at the end, just like the London Olympics Logo, I’m sure Ollins can design a good logo, but us as designers and creatives are faced with pressures to keep the client happy and give them what they want, so long as this culture exists you will see a lot of what you don’t like.
As for Gap, I submitted something here and it’s a mix of the old and new, It’s a clothing company, it’s a ticket stitched to your shirt/trousers etc.. and that’s where the logo lives most of the time, on an item you wear, so it has to be fit for purpose. it gets worn and washed and a neon sign on a shop or window display follows on from that.
just a thought on this, and there is some really nice work submitted here with a few cheeky ones
Frankl says:October 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm
seriously number 75 wins. Everything else looks the same ;)
Hunter Wimmer says:October 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm
@Topher/291: This thread has received *so* much attention that I suspect Gap made the move/announcement to “crowdsource” (in part) because of it… The internet is a small place.
That said, I’m glad Scott/Alex put up the “editor’s note” above… it could still be strengthened with the reminder/mention that the work remains property (copyright of) of the individual submitter and that by posting here under your name, you’re “publishing” your work, so to speak… which will hopefully protect you in court when/if Gap decides to use your mark and (1) not credit you for it and (2) not pay you for it.
charlie says:October 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm
i am loving number 18. I really like the gap and baby gap logos. the maternity one is a bit meh for me. i love the concept of this one and i feel like it could be part of a nice branding execution. well done mr juliano.
Chris Reynolds says:October 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm
WOW it’s remarkable to see the attention this has gained! It’s understandable that not everyone will be pleased with this debacle — but hell, at least people are calling out a brand for shitty design decisions. I can respect that.
@Alex — glad you mentioned “this is for fun” I’m sure about every entry here could attest to that.
@Logan Brinkley — Hive five, I’m in for the cold beer.
@MONOmoda — Thanks, I could see this working across many different applications, this being just one idea.
@Amanda @Carl @MrFreeze — Thanks!
@StephanieK — I <3 you. come join Logan and I for beers.
Hunter Wimmer says:October 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm
“This is not a secret conspiracy by Gap and the Freemasons to get you to design free logos. This is not [crowd-sourcing].”
Scott/Alex: You’re correct. /This/ is not “crowd-sourcing” — it’s a fun, what-if project and you’ve received a lot of good designs, but Gap has stated they’re considering it… and potentially, in part, because of this thread (or this thread has validated their previous theory/strategy).
ISO50: “This is not [crowdsourcing]”
Gap: “Stay tuned for this crowd sourcing project” http://www.facebook.com/gap/posts/159977040694165
My hope is that you do what you can to protect the IP of the submissions here… like it or not, you’re on of the guest list: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662446/the-gap-falls-into-a-new-logo + http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662452/gap-on-disastrous-new-logo-were-open-to-other-ideas
Anonymous says:October 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm
I like #3
rent says:October 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm
# 281 & #282 are defintely my favorites so far. Nice work, Myn!
CHarlie says:October 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm
Lysis says:October 10, 2010 at 11:28 pm
There actually some nice logos here!
Scott says:October 11, 2010 at 12:00 am
Agreed.. Honestly we didn’t really consider the ramifications going into this, Alex came up with the idea, I said I’d throw a poster and some shirts on it, and within 2 hours the post was up. We certainly didn’t have any idea “Gapgate” (as brand new has dubbed it) would get so blown out of proportion that it would be deserving of the “gate” appendage.
I guess we figured anyone taking this on would realize it was totally for fun. But yeah, if Gap ended up trying to steal any of the ideas here I would definitely do my best to see to it that the original creator got what was coming to them.
Also, I was joking about the crowd surfing. I just can’t stand a lot of web 8.0 buzzwords and “crowdsourcing” is one that seems to make people’s heads explode and incite web-based rioting of 4chan proportions — as was evidenced here if you were around for the initial barrage of completely insane, tin-foil-hat-clad comments. I guess it’s just crazy to see how serious some people are taking this.
Ryan says:October 11, 2010 at 4:54 am
I really can’t believe you’re persuing this…
None of these submissions are a rebrand of the Gap logo, and with that said, they’re all just as effective as the crap Gap just released.
As much as i appreciate the attempts being made here, a brand is a lasting mark that goes beyond ink on paper. It requires extensive research and forward thinking, none of which will or can be applied here in this blog.
“a fairly open brief” that’s a copout because even you can’t name what the brief would be.
This is an art contest.
Dofus says:October 11, 2010 at 5:46 am
Some of them are clearly better than the crappy new logo.
Hope they will make the good choice :-)
chris says:October 11, 2010 at 6:19 am
These redesign contests (think back to the London2010 branding) seem to prove that, its not just GAP who don’t have a clue what they are doing.
Why does everyone think they are a graphic designer?
Ernesto Alonso says:October 11, 2010 at 6:54 am
Maybe this is what Gap wanted, call people’s attention with their little gradient randomly falling over the “p”.
Maybe that’s their strategy, at least people is talking about the brand again. Who buys in Gap nowadays? Maybe people will go inside the store to see if the clothes were redesigned too..
Anyways, thanks for posting my entry, it was fun
Looking forward to see who wins this thing
luke says:October 11, 2010 at 7:49 am
I think most would agree that any of these might be a welcome departure from the current offering – however, considering their heritage, 2 general executions stick out for me.
1. the infamous blue square – perhaps using it in isolation is enough, perhaps not, but making it the central device could be an interesting exploration. Surely Gap has become enough of an icon that devices other than the name can speak for themselves.
2. the cube – maybe a nod to how the brand is evolving, a 3 dimensional representation of the traditional blue square.
JJ says:October 11, 2010 at 10:37 am
I liked maybe 2 out of all these submissions. The new gap logo is not looking to bad to me now. I could do with out the gradient in the new gap logo box. That takes me back about 10 years. I think we will all get over the changing of the logo and gap will still be a billion dollar company.
Christopher Jones says:October 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm
just because the name of your company looks pretty in Helvetica (whos doesn’t, right?) – doesn’t mean you should put it in helvetica. And it definitely doesn’t mean you should make that your logo.
sebe says:October 11, 2010 at 1:06 pm
The tropicana orange one made me laugh
STARMEN Design Group, Inc. says:October 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm
See STARMEN’s branding solution for Gap’s logo redesign: http://www.starmenusa.com/blog/2010/10/11/gaps-logo-redesign…-a-panic-move
Gee Jay says:October 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm
GAP finally heeds to customers request to scrap its new logo. Announcement here: http://bit.ly/amfVru
Tony Reyes says:October 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm
Love #221s thinly veiled Tropicana hint!
Louis Bullock says:October 12, 2010 at 4:44 am
Here’s my design: http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1081/gap3.png
Trey Connally says:October 12, 2010 at 5:11 am
OUT WITH THE NEW, IN WITH THE OLD.
They reverted back!
Rob Russo says:October 12, 2010 at 6:33 am
Still time to submit? Even just for fun? I didn’t know if it was still a valid contest with the recent news.
I can’t believe they reverted back. And so quickly! And does this mean David Airey (#21) wins? Haha.
E Knych says:October 12, 2010 at 10:43 am
Fascinating! I’m no designer, I just like to watch. What strikes me is that a great majority of the logos on this page are superior to the Gap’s own redesign. YMMV.
The “new” Gap logo might work as branding for a faceless holding company; a corporate ID aimed at their brethren on Wall Street. GAPCO Industries, yah think?
But it’s just too cold to wear. Sorry.
Zino says:October 12, 2010 at 11:24 am
Just look at the clothes they’re selling and the prices they charge. That’s the problem at Gap… not their logo.
Gap used to be a reliable shop for well-made, classic clothing. Now they’re leering at the skanky kids staggering into Abercrombie (just the other side of the food court) and have lost their minds, clearly, by sourcing the cheapest-possible clothing that they mark up to the rafters.
The coveted urban hipster-types aren’t so stupid they’ll pay retail to own laundry like this.
This ‘contest’ is a great response, though, to the abortive lurch.
Nic says:October 12, 2010 at 11:58 am
I design logos for products and companies weekly. There were a ton of GREAT logo redesign ideas here — really, some very clever and/or aesthetic ones. Why GAP chose the crappy ass one they did is beyond me. Now they backtrack and revert to the old one. A total waste of everyone’s time and money. Design to be bold and unafraid and stop asking for opinions post facto.
Lum says:October 12, 2010 at 12:21 pm
I vote for #30.
Him says:October 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm
#260… Fantastic. Instant classic.
Malcombe Pollett says:October 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm
I had a quick scroll through these. They all miss the point and are predicable solutions. None of them would take the brand anywhere. You have to look at something completely different like the London Olympics logo to see what truly innovative thinking is like, not something that is just off the shelf. They are certainly better keeping what they had, but was it a serious (though misguided) attempt to change anyway or just a superficial game?
Alex Farnard says:October 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm
Maya Mittal says:October 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm
My GAP design
Jarvis Probe says:October 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm
ALEX: Are you even a designer? The comments you make are not only awful but are pointing people in the completely wrong direction. Stop being an idiot and acting like you know anything about logo design because if you did then you would know to shut your own mouth and let pros deal with it…
You say, “Wow, you all bitch the new logo “FAILS” yet none of you can come up with anything more inspiring. These are all just as boring. Blue boxes? Really? thats better?”
and now you want to just make a blue box?!?! are you a F-ing idiot?
Please do the design world a favor and turn your computer off forever.
Jarvis Probe says:October 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm
I’m referring to Alex in comment 35.
G says:October 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm
Poor people at the end of the post, their designs may have been good but I got so sick of reading the word gap that I didn’t even want to finish looking. Gap isn’t even a real word in my brain anymore. Its like fej or afv or asldfjas or zzzz. Meow.
moz says:October 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Certainly got GAP back in the public mind. Just like AOL before it.
As for the crowdsourcing offerings… it’s “mind the gap logo” for me. Special mention to “helvetigap” and “american gapparel”.
Andrew says:October 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm
David says:October 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm
I like 182, 185, 189, 197, 206, 271, 282, 285
I like these whereas they do not try to change the square if there is one. They kept it very simple and updated trying to add a completely new element into the logo or character.
Dot says:October 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm
I like 96 and 270 the best. 96 because it looks like pocket stitching a bit and is still readable.
GB says:October 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm
Sorry to the folks looking to get some Gap recognition, but it looks like they decided to go bad to their old logo. It was probably for the best though. This competition was fun none-the less. You can see for yourself on the Gap website, or check out this article: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/gap-inc-puts-gap-back-in-logo/
GB says:October 12, 2010 at 11:13 pm
Sorry again, go back* to their old logo.
Lloyd says:October 13, 2010 at 12:05 am
There are some good logos here. Last I heard Gap was withdrawing from the crowdsource option though.
I resent the email including my logo design, because I still find this post interesting.
RJ says:October 13, 2010 at 2:37 am
#18 is easily my favourite.
The Gap brand is so recognisable that I think the concept that you only need the letter ‘G’ is ingenious, and it ties in with the way people communicate these days with words being replaced by a letter. Plus the baby ‘g’ is cute and actually does resemble a baby. All in all perfect.
Daniel says:October 13, 2010 at 4:31 am
75. Eric Carroll all the way
ania says:October 13, 2010 at 6:02 am
Many of these would make great Gap t-shirts, even with the logo staying the same.
ania says:October 13, 2010 at 6:02 am
Many of these would make great Gap t-shirts. New logo or not.
Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:October 13, 2010 at 6:29 am
These are really nice:
guy mann dude says:October 13, 2010 at 6:56 am
eric carroll for the win!
Bryan says:October 13, 2010 at 8:19 am
corealis says:October 13, 2010 at 8:43 am
Where is the rest of them?
Tav says:October 13, 2010 at 8:45 am
frank & stein says:October 13, 2010 at 8:53 am
i voted for 18. if that eric carrol one wins, it will be a disgrace to this blog. no offense to the artist but its obviously a joke. i like reading this blog and i look forward to seeing the thought process post of the winning designer. unfortunately i don’t think 95% of these will be able to present their rationale anyway. that’s why i’m voting for 18. i want to see more.
peter says:October 13, 2010 at 9:03 am
Some of these designs are fresh, spot on and well done. BUUUUT… hilariously, many of these are much worse than the original, now rescinded design. I mean, sheesh. Imagine some of these showing up on GAP’s Website and then imagine the backlash. I’m assuming a simple type update within a square (perhaps with or without a gradient) will be the salve the Great American Pant company (or whatever the hell “GAP” means) is looking for.
peter says:October 13, 2010 at 9:08 am
My apologies, I see some of these were obviously created in jest. Still, there are a lot of duds there folks.
Tom says:October 13, 2010 at 9:35 am
A Bunch of you did not do your homework, “Gap’s name originated from “the generation gap,” a popular phrase in the late 1960s used to describe the generational differences between baby boomers and their parents.” Its about filling the “gap” between styles, and A LOT of you decided to put a GAP in you logo concepts which goes completely against the meaning.
Dan says:October 13, 2010 at 10:37 am
I like your blog, but my respect completely disappears when you do stuff like this. This makes you worse than Gap.
The worst thing about this whole affair is the whole reaction to what Gap did, not what they did to cause it. People who are clearly not equipped to produce considered identity work are shooting from the hip and firing their awful “my idea is better” logos and you should be ashamed for encouraging them.
Please stop it.
Anonymous says:October 13, 2010 at 11:53 am
I’m loving #18.
MHagan says:October 13, 2010 at 11:57 am
107 and 117
Ha Dan relax its ok.
Red Fett says:October 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm
I think no. 18 is the only original. It’s new. It’s fun and it goes beyond those three letters.
Jarvis Probe says:October 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm
Lol. looks like u didn’t do your research Tom because their very famous tagline was, “fall into the gap” which infers that there is a “gap” which people are representing. think before your write please.
New Order says:October 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm
302 is slick and new
Mandy says:October 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm
I love #18. Most creative!! It would be a great new look.
Monte says:October 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm
#18 Feels very Herb Lubalin…
Andrew says:October 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm
260 is pretty darn hilarious. Kudos on the Star Wars reference!
Anthony says:October 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm
# 18 it is so clever!
Mike D says:October 13, 2010 at 11:50 pm
#258 is my favorite. I’d like to actually get the designer’s contact info for some work. Thanks!
lawl says:October 14, 2010 at 9:32 am
# 75 FTW. :D
rico says:October 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm
my vote is http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/snooz3r/ricogap1.png
which unfortunately didn’t make it even though I submitted it before the deadline :(
Carlos says:October 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm
LOL -#33 Monkey!
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jeremysstevens says:October 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm
#204. clearly the most appropriate. love it.
Liz1388 says:October 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm
I vote for T.62
Dave says:October 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm
Argh! Too late to win, but not too late to submit. I demand a recount!! :-)
Steve Mannion says:October 28, 2010 at 5:38 am
Didn’t know about this contest but here’s a v quick design I did at the time.
Steve Haines says:November 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm
If this display does nothing else at least it demonstrates clearly why designing a logo is not the simple task so many claim it is.
Alex says:November 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm
@ Steve Haines – Bingo.
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logo design says:November 19, 2010 at 1:56 am
The designs are all so nice! They can all pass as logos for GAP. They all have great minds.
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Nico says:December 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm
yea, make it 3D, put a drop shadow on it, and make it “reflective,” and it’s like new. SO TIRED of those tricks. No one wants a web button as their logo. Ick. On a positive note, some of these are good. I honestly think their new logo just needs a slight modification, nothing major. A successful brand is just that. If it aint broke, don’t fix it. It’s a timeless brand, with a timeless look, and a timeless product.
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