Horror Films

by Siah-Design • Uploaded: Jan. 20 '09
Gallerized Jan. '09 b28e16e5678143caa9175d4e7d196f87.png

Description: It's so simple it's scary...

Copyright Josiah Jost and Siah Design © 2009

Status: Nothing set

Commenting: Actively seeking critiques

Tags: filmsshockhorror

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elisteli said on Jan. 20 '09

Hehe! Nice one!!

lundeja said on Jan. 20 '09

I think the type can be improved. I think the mark is delicious.

artspasm said on Jan. 20 '09


nexqunyx said on Jan. 20 '09

*Hey Siah....I love this! Very cool:)*

mavric said on Jan. 20 '09

cleaver mate :)


Siah-Design said on Jan. 21 '09

@Elisteli, @Lundega, @artspasm, @Patrick, @Tareq: Thanks guys! :) Appreciate it.

penflare said on Jan. 21 '09

haha awesome, very nice and clever

Siah-Design said on Jan. 21 '09

Thanks Sean! :)

sebastiany said on Jan. 21 '09

nice concept

api said on Jan. 21 '09

(: gorgeous idea... nice work

OcularInk said on Jan. 21 '09

Great thinking, Josiah.

epsilon said on Jan. 21 '09

Hehehe .. this should go into a "sneaky use of everyday things in logo design" book :)

akina said on Jan. 21 '09

I really like it, its simple and clever!

Brandsimplicity said on Jan. 21 '09


Siah-Design said on Jan. 21 '09

Thanks for the comments everyone! Once I get a concept in my head and then go to execute it I usually end up realizing that it can be even more simple than I first anticipated.

AlexWende said on Jan. 21 '09

This is awesome!

logomotive said on Jan. 21 '09

another great one Siah.

JohnBoerckel said on Jan. 21 '09

haha, i love it

cerise said on Jan. 21 '09

missed this nice work

cerise said on Jan. 21 '09

Reminds me of Frogra's shocked logo but still very clever they can both co-exist.

tdf said on Jan. 21 '09

This is amazing! Made me laugh - great work!

oronoz ® said on Jan. 21 '09

O: hahaha great work!!

koodoz said on Jan. 21 '09

Are you kidding?!?! This almost made me choke on a mouthful of apple as I glanced passed it :) I can't believe how frickin' awesome this is!!!

Matheus said on Jan. 21 '09

very simple yet so well done

logomotive said on Jan. 21 '09

@ Koodoz, man you must have a big mouth ;-).

machawk1 said on Jan. 21 '09

Clever use of the reel, but it took reading the comments here to realize that the reel was supposed to be a face (it is, right?). Would it be possible to add something extra to make it more apparent?

logomotive said on Jan. 21 '09

^ NO! welcome to the wonderful world of logo design. Less is more.

logomotive said on Jan. 21 '09

@ machawk1, You just have to know when and where to apply it.

Farmill said on Jan. 21 '09

Floated and faved!

Siah-Design said on Jan. 21 '09

Thanks for the comments everyone! I definitely agree with you, Mike. ^

LOL, almost choked on your apple, eh Koodoz? A lot of people I've shown this to have laughed out loud. I guess it has that effect... :)

lundeja said on Jan. 21 '09

Gah I'm such a sucker for personification in design.

within said on Jan. 22 '09

simple and successful logo. great idea.

Siah-Design said on Jan. 22 '09

Thanks Lunde and Within. :)

ahab said on Jan. 22 '09

ahhh simplicity. perfect. love it.

raja said on Jan. 22 '09

is this a real logo

Siah-Design said on Jan. 22 '09

@raja This is a fictional logo. The concept is up for sale at IncSpring though... "shocking films" would work better for a real company. :0

firebrand said on Jan. 22 '09

A bit underpriced IMO. Nice work.

penflare said on Jan. 22 '09

OUUUUUUUU aahahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

prwhitehead said on Jan. 22 '09

your a genius.

neveronyx said on Jan. 22 '09

Apart from the horrible typeface and the fact that it looks like it was designed in MsPaint... I got a cheap laugh out of this clever design

Siah-Design said on Jan. 22 '09

Thanks Roy and prwhitehead and Sean (I think :) )

@neveronyx: Glad you got a kick out of it. The font is Gotham light and it was designed in Adobe Illustrator. :) Please enlighten me as to why it looks like it was done in mspaint... :)

jsae said on Jan. 22 '09

simply brilliant.

ranganath said on Jan. 22 '09

very simple.....yet impressive...good job Siah

elmickeylozano said on Jan. 23 '09

Didn't get it. The concept of films is covered but what about the Horror Part? Anyway, I like it.

elmickeylozano said on Jan. 23 '09

Oh... Oh!!! Now I get it! Sorry for my distraction.

pvtcamo said on Jan. 23 '09


cobaltcow said on Jan. 23 '09

genius idea and wonderfully executed.

my only thought is that the icon doesn't make any sense without the title, so maybe the text could be slightly heavier?

bigjerk said on Jan. 23 '09

Really really clever concept, seems to be a bit of a disconnect between the type and icon though...excellent work, but with a bit more work it could be flawless.

Cyclone200 said on Jan. 25 '09

Original ;)
Nice !

AdamTheNumberOneMan said on Jan. 25 '09

this is sooo good!

navillus mik said on Jan. 25 '09

this is awesome!

marcos_paiva said on Jan. 27 '09

a very good friend

quirk-doodlegirl said on Jan. 27 '09

brilliant - I adore the simplicity and wit!

logotivity said on Jan. 27 '09

Check out his whole portfolio.. He is defiantly one of the more wittier ones ;)

Emfab said on Jan. 27 '09

I didn't see the mask at first. I saw a bowling ball. Granted, I'm not a horror movie fan, but even knowing the history of horror and the hockey mask (that is the connection, correct?), the connection took me more than a minute.

I love the simplicity of the type, it seems most production companies are going clean like that.

joellet said on Jan. 27 '09

Thought this was very clever, I'm not sure that the face is entirely apparent as a film reel, it might be too much smiley and not enough depth. Maybe adding more detail to the film reel will help, just slight details though.

hindmarshdesign said on Jan. 27 '09

neveronyx said: "Apart from the horrible typeface and the fact that it looks like it was designed in MsPaint... I got a cheap laugh out of this clever design"

quite obviously a random, non-graphic designer stirrer.

(I've come in late I know but i just wanted to say that)

Awesome work Siah. I think the reel could be seen in a few different ways and thats why it works so well. It could be the face of a ghost, it could be a mask, it could be a horrified expression, it could be someone so scared they went white with fright...and beyond all that, it definately looks like a film reel. :)

Siah-Design said on Jan. 27 '09

Haha, thanks for the comments everyone. ^ I really admire the work of so many of you guys that have commented and it means a lot to get feedback from all of you!

mushkabella said on Jan. 28 '09

My favorite logos are the ones where the client must be saying "do I really need to pay full price...that must have taken you two minutes." I love the simplicity. The idea is impressive. Great work.

zacharoo said on Jan. 28 '09

Haha. Absolutely love this one! So simple and clever!

tanyildiz said on Jan. 29 '09

fun in horror :-) witty work!

dikkers said on Jan. 29 '09

lol, MS PAINT?

Great logo mate!

erikatipsum said on Feb. 01 '09

Dude this is so funny! I will admit I have a soft spot for logos that turn inanimate objects into faces (never been much good at it myself though). Love it! Keep up the good work.

kiritpatel said on Feb. 01 '09

Nice thought!!!

ernie said on Feb. 02 '09

this make me a smile.! good job

figudesign said on Feb. 08 '09

greate funny crepy conpect :o

dani_janev said on Feb. 16 '09

authentic creativity...gr8

phinfan13 said on Feb. 17 '09

Love it! Clean, cute and to the point! :)

lady_jaws said on Feb. 20 '09

I don't like horror movies, but i love your logo! nice and simple. Just love it!

renalicious said on Feb. 20 '09


logomotive said on Mar. 05 '09

It's so simple it's scary...

Scary? I'd eat him for lunch ;-)

siah-design said on Mar. 05 '09

LOL, no Mikey, its not a chocolate chip cookie. ;)

gvandoni said on Mar. 06 '09

perfect concept

jesuisandy said on Apr. 25 '09

Haha, love it. Couldn't be any more simple.

tutu55 said on Apr. 28 '09

simple and perfect!

designabot said on May. 10 '09

amazing concept. Stands the test of time due to its simplicity!

mabu said on Jun. 11 '09

This is without a doubt one of my all time favorites Josh! Man it's so simple and narrative!

johnny. said on Jun. 11 '09

This is without a doubt one of my all time favorites, too. Perfect!

Siah-Design said on Aug. 25 '09

Thanks again everyone! Just hit 100 springs.. cheers :)

Suad said on Oct. 30 '09

Spot on! Great job.

lisa156 said on Nov. 13 '09


xmadenyux said on Dec. 22 '09

so clever!
love it :)

JoePrince said on Dec. 24 '09

Always liked this one Josiah, so simple.

datzebao said on Feb. 03 '10

the man who conceived this one is definitely a genius :)

siah-design said on Feb. 05 '10

Thanks again everyone. @datzebao: You don't really feel "genius" when you come up with these concepts... feel more surprised by them.

philipbrunner said on Aug. 11 '10

Spooky good!

kevinvanberg said on Jan. 05 '11

It's so simple, but look good

13mu said on Jan. 30 '11

best 8)

Dan. said on Apr. 26 '13

Can't believe I never floated this.

caion said on Jul. 11 '13

The beauty of simplicity!

deepbluedesign said on Dec. 21 '13

This is one of my all time favorite logos (I saw 2 years ago for the first time). Great desgin.

tabithakristen said on Aug. 28 '14

Just wanted to let you know, I found my Quote Kid design in this guys Behance portfolio and when I investigated a little more, I saw this design of yours in one of "his" projects. https://www.behance.net/gallery/17548559/Logo-Design-(4)

virtginia said on Feb. 12 '15

like it!

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