Natuur 2000

by misterjones • Uploaded: Feb. 18 '08
Gallerized Feb. '08 88ee3fe1271e8e7b91b414673b915384.png

Description: belgian educational youth organisation for preservation or nature.

Status: Client work

Commenting: Not seeking critique

Tags: plantsnaturegirlbirds

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ali said on Feb. 18 '08

Logo explains it all! Nice

reddskinn said on Feb. 18 '08

It is an excellent work. Maybe some of the figures at the edge of the circle shape could surpass the imaginary line and it could be better, just a thougth. And why the female shape?

firebrand said on Feb. 18 '08

I like it, but one thing is bugging me; Is it preservation of nature or preservation of birds?

josepetit said on Feb. 18 '08

nice concept.


plagiato said on Feb. 19 '08

respect for the idea!

mister jones said on Feb. 19 '08

educational focus is on birds (lots of field trips with the kids), but preservation of nature is the underlying theme.
thanks for the nice comments

joshuwack said on Feb. 19 '08

very nice mark. i like that all the birds are contained within the circle. great job.

chanpion said on Feb. 19 '08

And if I am right, not one bird is the same. Well done.

Lawrence Anderson said on Feb. 19 '08

Nice mark. Vector pack or hand illustration?

mister jones said on Feb. 19 '08

thanks for the comments. The birds are from various sources. Google search scanned some pictures from books, and converted everything (some by hand, some using Live Trace) to paths, eliminating too much detail to keep the final illustration quite light.

admarcbart said on Feb. 19 '08

Judging from your portfolio and your website. I must say welcome to the pond. Your work is outstanding and I love your style. So clean.

mister jones said on Feb. 19 '08

Thanks for the thumbs up on my work & site. appreciated. Must say that there is loads of great work on logopond - a fantastic source of inspiration.
Note that me and my wife work together (she's the "me" in "me and mister jones). We're currently heading a design company in singapore. Will upload some of her logos too soon.

brandberry said on Feb. 19 '08

cool Mr Jones!

Respiro said on Feb. 20 '08

This is a big concept! I am wondering if by changing the color scheme - for example: the girl in pink and the birds in black or grey - it wouldn't have a biggest visual impact?...

drewboy said on Feb. 20 '08

michiel said on Feb. 20 '08

@ drewboy: Please don't bring up the Unilever logo again. The whole silhouette usage trend has been going on for quite a while now, Unilever definitely wasn't one of the first either.

This one is very nicely done and very fitting with it's subject. My only points of critique would be like already mentioned that you only used birds (for as far as I can tell there isn't even a squirrel in there), although the organization is called "nature study and preservation".

Well done Mr & Mrs Jones!

drewboy said on Feb. 20 '08

@michiel: the point is that it's not a silhouette - it's a collection of silhouettes making a form... I don't know what you mean by 'bringing up' the Unilever logo. I asked if it was an inspiration for this logo.

mister jones said on Feb. 20 '08

@michiel, the organisation came with the same feedback. More animals, throw in some bats, rodents etc. Take note that this is a work in progress, i'm doing this pro bono because i know people in the organisation, so they're not rushing me. If i find the time to work on version 2, i'll definetely post it here. Anyway, thought this was a nice folio piece to show here.

@drewboy, i wondered why it took so long before anyone mentioned the unilever logo :)
The concept (amalgam of shapes to form another shape) is obviously not new. Unilever is probably the most famous example, but i can list quite a few other logos like that.

thanks for the nice comments

raja said on Feb. 20 '08

ooooh lovely!

jordoman said on Feb. 20 '08

Love the symbolism of the female figure being the source of nature. In your mind is she mother nature, mother earth??

drewboy said on Feb. 20 '08

Just wondering what you had been looking at to get to this.

mister jones said on Feb. 20 '08

@ jordoman, in my mind it was a combination of expressing unconditioned childlike fascination for all things nature yes, the female fertile principle in the middle of the circle: mother - earth.

(ok, i sound like a hippie now :)

dooms said on Feb. 20 '08

Mooi Werk! Kan Design? ;-)

thx said on Feb. 20 '08

Since we are going down that unilever road ...here is an interesting article about unilever and likes. You have probably postet this somewhere already.


mister jones said on Feb. 20 '08

thanks dooms, i'm working directly with the client on this one.
Geen Kan design, wel bij Flink in Antwerpen tot maart '07, en momenteel in Singapore aan het werk.

dooms said on Feb. 20 '08

correctie, Flink! Natuurlijk

mister jones said on Feb. 20 '08

@ thx, thank for the article. Very interesting, hadn't seen that one before.

dooms said on Feb. 20 '08

Just! in de burbure straat. Duval Antwerpen hier, veel succes ginder!

Respiro said on Feb. 20 '08

This logo has nothing to do with the Unilever logo. Discussing about the U. logo as inspiration is a wrong way to go...

...and please, don't tell me something like that: "Don't you see any connection?..."

rambal said on Feb. 20 '08

wow.... awesome

tconrad said on Feb. 21 '08

Reminds me of the Unilever logo.

firebrand said on Feb. 21 '08


Respiro said on Feb. 21 '08

"Reminds me of the Unilever logo." - please read the posts from above...

drewboy said on Feb. 22 '08

Respiro - people are free to make their own judgements here. As MisterJones & David pointed out earlier, it may be an overused reference, but the fact that people 'expect' it to be cited means that it will be discussed at some point. If you don't think it's relevant, fair enough, but others may have different views.

mister jones said on Feb. 22 '08

Everyone relax for a minute. When i made this logo, i knew people would bring up unilever. Anyone who has made a logo like this (amalgam) will get this comment. Just keep in mind that Wolff Olins (who created the mark) didn't invent this, it's a graphic solution that has been aroud for a while now.


drewboy said on Feb. 22 '08

ok by me mister jones!

naekie said on Feb. 22 '08

Ek dink dis baie mooi!

mviejo said on Feb. 25 '08

excelente logo

getgarcia said on Mar. 01 '08

Fabulous! Nicely done!

bob sakoui said on Mar. 08 '08

I like the look of this...

hindmarshdesign said on Jul. 29 '08

Wow, this is beautiful! Great work!

XLCowBoy said on Aug. 18 '08

Everyone always brings up the Unilever logo.

Goes to show just how powerful it is really - although as everyone 'else' pointed out... it's not the first, and it definitely isn't going to be the last.

NeilMcDonald said on Aug. 18 '08

Mr Jones, just checked out your website, your portfolio is sheeet hot! Love the Flink Identity. Nice one! :)

mister jones said on Aug. 20 '08

cheers Neil,
Just for the record, I have to add that the work on my site is developed by me and the misses. I designed the flink identity but she did all the art direction to get me going.

lucadolci said on Aug. 25 '08

beautiful concept!

omixam said on Aug. 31 '08

love this one. Great concept and execution

BigAl67 said on Sep. 15 '08

Add one more congrats to the list - nicely done.

mikeyn said on Feb. 06 '09

great work !

THEArtistT said on Feb. 06 '09

Say, I've seen this exact use of animal silhouettes before somewhere. I think they made a heart and were for a vet hospital or something. I'm trying to find it. Or maybe I'm thinking of the new US Humane Society logo. I'm not sure. Don't get me wrong, I like this. Not saying anything is a rip.

sdijock said on Feb. 06 '09

@ THEArtistT - you're thinking of the Unilever logo. But this isn't the first logo on the Pond to borrow from that style - there's been others.

THEArtistT said on Feb. 06 '09

Not at all. I am very familiar with the Unilever logo and never thought this one, and others like it, were that similar to it. Unilever's logo is really tight; uses images that relate to as many of their products as possible as well as relate to the users of those products; and their breadth and placement of the images in such a tight formation is superior to others of this same style.

No, I was thinking of a logo that is animal specific like this one. I may have seen it used in a local sign. Not online at all. But the Humane Society logo is of very similar execution.

sdijock said on Feb. 06 '09

@ THEArtistT - You're kidding right? How can you say this isn't stylistically similar to the Unilever logo???? It's a bunch of smaller illustrations arranged to make a bigger one. Or in the case of Unilever, arranged to make a letterform. How is that NOT similar?

THEArtistT said on Feb. 06 '09

I did not say the style is not similar. The style is not similar. It is the same. I was referring to the execution specifically.

mister jones said on Feb. 06 '09

Hey, Unilever is back! :)
I'd like to refer to my comment from Feb. 22 '08...


mister jones said on Feb. 06 '09

THEArtistT, I think you're refering to the logo that uses animal silhouettes to make a map of the US? Is quite recent, don't know the name..

Oliver said on Mar. 09 '09

so beautiful design.

andreiu said on May. 22 '09

where's the badger? :))

artspasm said on Feb. 05 '10

Nice balance... it could also work for the Hitchock movie "The Birds"

konvivial said on Mar. 10 '10

beautiful.................... :D

Love said on Sep. 21 '10

love this one. Great concept and execution. http://www.lovepanky.com/">love it!

rvlt said on Nov. 05 '10

Love it, a lot!

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contrast8 said on Jun. 21 '11

impressive work...

Sean Heisler said on Jun. 21 '11

Just put it 100! Great work, bud.

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