by firebrand • Uploaded: Jun. 29 '08
Gallerized Jan. '10 64d62dd041e24b614e5b7585d97cf0f0.png

Description: A surfing directory.

Status: Client work

Commenting: Not seeking critique

Tags: fingerprintsurfing

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itsgareth said on Jul. 17 '08

very skillful

firebrand said on Jul. 18 '08

Thanks, Gareth :)

errede said on Aug. 04 '08


firebrand said on Aug. 04 '08

Cheers, errede.

AlexWende said on Aug. 12 '08

Wow, this is very creative! Really refreshing use of the fingerprint :)

firebrand said on Aug. 12 '08

Thank you, Alex :)

nido said on Sep. 26 '08

mustve missed this one... anyone got any new superlatives to describe Roy?

firebrand said on Sep. 26 '08

LOL! Says nido who's logos have close to 100 votes each. Thanks bud ;)

nexqunyx said on Oct. 05 '08

This logo inspires me to do better:) Fantastic piece!

firebrand said on Oct. 06 '08

Thank you nexqunyx, that's nice to hear.

OcularInk said on Oct. 06 '08

Awesome job, dude. You got skills!

logomotive said on Oct. 08 '08

Yep, this one inspires me to be more creative, you have a very creative mind Roy.

firebrand said on Oct. 09 '08

Thanks Kev and Mikey :D

j-CAZ said on Jan. 15 '10

Speachless. . .

janzabransky said on Jan. 15 '10

Smart, clever, intelligent, brainy masterpiece. Congrat Roy to this.

ethereal said on Jan. 15 '10

Oh, man, brilliant!

OcularInk said on Jan. 15 '10

Glad to see this one in the gallery. You're so clever, bud.

JoePrince said on Jan. 15 '10

Yeah, what Kevin said :)

Tømme said on Jan. 15 '10

very nice logo, really well thought off!

guyzelz said on Jan. 15 '10

this is brilliant.

crislabno said on Jan. 15 '10

love love love love love love love.

raja said on Jan. 15 '10

I wish I had done this << yea Roy, it's one of those, excellent work

cnasshan said on Jan. 15 '10


brandsimplicity said on Jan. 15 '10

Sweet lord this rocks!

nido said on Jan. 15 '10

CSI: Sydney...

logomotive said on Jan. 15 '10

well deserved spot

firebrand said on Jan. 15 '10

Wow, thanks all you fine people. Nice surprise.

Hayes Image said on Jan. 15 '10

I've been waiting for this to get into the gallery!!

What I like most is the just at the end, the strokes connect forming an ellipse (caps of the fingerprint too), which implies that the wave is starting to break...but since our surfer hero is at the other end of the tube, he should have just enough momentum to ride the foam back to shore...point A to point B, like finding what you're looking for in a directory.

cseven said on Jan. 15 '10

Brilliant Roy. Love it!

fogra said on Jan. 16 '10

It's great to see this one in lights, Roy!

mabu said on Jan. 16 '10

Roy, this one is fantastic!

dbunk said on Jan. 16 '10


Type08 said on Jan. 16 '10

Long live Sir Roy, the Duke of Logo Design and the King of Britain!

firebrand said on Jan. 16 '10

Thanks friends,

LOL @Alen, I humbly accept the fine title you have bestowed upon me.

@Hayes: I always enjoy your observations.

cerise said on Jan. 16 '10

One of the best...

firebrand said on Jan. 17 '10

Thanks lads, much appreciated..

robin21 said on Jan. 17 '10

I really like this. Have you tried to round the end of the "waves"? And in my subjective opinion, the typo is just a bit too big for the logo.

firebrand said on Jan. 18 '10

@robin21: Yes that could work. Cheers.

mattaebersold said on Jan. 18 '10

The simplistic finger print is really great. Awesome color as well!

ryanlynndesign said on Jan. 18 '10

One of my favorite logos I've seen in a while on here! I love the subtly in the type - the R connected to the F and I.

grigoriou said on Jan. 19 '10

this logo is pretty famous..ive seen it pop up around the net a few times. i think this was published too? One of the best logos i have ever seen.

firebrand said on Jan. 19 '10

Thanks Greg, that is one mighty fine compliment. Yes it's in LL5.

Thanks fellas.

gjrdesign said on Jan. 19 '10

Nice graphic solution.

Mikeymike said on Jan. 20 '10

Amazing simplicity! nice work.

Printdevil said on Jan. 20 '10

Peach of a design. Love the choice and handling of type too.

firebrand said on Jan. 25 '10

Cheers for your comments. Much appreciated :)

tentcamper said on Jan. 28 '10

Nicely done! I also compliment you on your fingerprint "redo"... I have seen some logos where the fingerprint didn't turn out so well!

Logocrave said on Feb. 01 '10

sweet dude

devey said on Mar. 09 '10

This rocks dude!

firebrand said on Mar. 15 '10

Dirty fingerprints on this one too:


pjmaster said on Apr. 03 '10

Very clever logo Roy.

simon™ said on May. 02 '11

Missed this one. Genius.

firebrand said on May. 05 '11

Cheers again.

firebrand said on May. 06 '11


Stock response from 99design whenever you report an infringement:


Thanks for your email.

I have taken a closer look at this report, but have found that there is not enough evidence to allow us taking further action. We can see that the design in question is a similar concept as the link you provided, but closer inspection of the two show clear differences.

If there's anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

So basically this implies that 99dezigners are free to steal your work!

lecart said on May. 06 '11

How fucked up that is. And how lame does that testimonial sound: "I love my new logo that I bought from the Logo Store, the designer was very accommodating [...]" it sounds like logos are apples or something.

firebrand said on May. 06 '11

They probably use stock testimonials too!

99designs is BY FAR the most arrogant of all the crowdsourcing sites. And the most likely to deny they have plagiarists on their books. They know that the honest hardworking designers can't afford to take legal action. C*nts

nathantrafford said on May. 06 '11

I mean, to their credit, the logo you cited doesn't really look like yours. It happens to have a fingerprint, which has been used repeatedly for years, kinda like the lightbulb. But you're right and i've seen plenty of blatant ripoffs through them.

That all being said, you have one of the best fingerprint logos that I've seen!

firebrand said on May. 06 '11

Well no but clearly elements have been lifted. My point is that even if entire logos have been stolen they still deny their deziners are over-inspired.

ColinTierney said on May. 06 '11

i had an issue with 99 designs as well. same response. same hatred towards them.

nathantrafford said on May. 06 '11

I'd agree with that. I'm definitely not trying to defend 99designs by any means as I think they are a total degradation to our field. However a fingerprint logo is not the one to get mad over. Yes the way the print has been rendered is done almost the same, but it is very possible that it wasn't stolen from you. The only reason I comment on this is because literally only a month ago or so we were working on a logo here that involved a fingerprint and several of the initial sketches were stylized in basically the same exact way, without having done any research on other logos with fingerprints. Please don't think I'm knocking your design, because as I said, it's done really well and has a nice concept. I just feel as though it's like getting mad at somebody because their car has 4 wheels on it too.

firebrand said on May. 06 '11

@ColinTierne I've had a number of run-ins with them. Cheers bro.

Sean Heisler said on May. 06 '11

Still one of my all time fav logos.

firebrand said on May. 07 '11

That's nice to know. Cheers, Sean.

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