I have this game in mind…its called ‘Mock Logo’. The aim of the game is to come up with a hypothetical product and a logo for it. For the first round I chose to design a logo for a radio station and a clothing line. Its good to note that this game tests not only design skills, but also tests one’s ability to come up with a concept and build an image around it. Slogans and accompanying advertisements are welcome, but for now this game is called Mock Logo!
So this is the radio station idea I had. With regret I must note that there are radio stations out there with the name ‘Retro FM’ so the name itself is not original. My concept was to create a logo for a radio station that plays old music, the funky tunes from when our moms and dads used to boogy to LPs, hence the slogan
“We play tracks from way back” – Retro FM 102.9fm
So I chose a retro font which I downloaded from dafont.com – a great site for fonts. Then I chose the red background, because I thought it was a good contrast to the white text and black LP. The LP I made myself from tips I got in a Photoshop online tutorial. Putting all these ideas together in under a hour I produced my first Mock Logo!
Mock Logo is not only a game of skill but a game which test how quickly you can come up with an idea and put a design to it. Think on your feet and just do instead of long tedious planning. If you keep spewing out great ideas under an hour it will lead you to be able to come up with colossally fantastic ideas when given more time.