Winner Of The Logo Redesign Contest For Smashing Apps

25 Responses

  1. Edward Calugtong says:

    Great choice Naveed! I agree with you here! 😀

  2. Nathan says:

    I really do like the new logo choice! I cannot wait to see how it could be implemented into a new design! Awesome work and kudos goes out to the winner :)!

  3. Daniel says:

    Wow i don’t like this at all its so unfinished and unoriginal

  4. Kevin says:

    I agree with you here, its kind of similar to the IBM water industry logo in its design, but still very nicely made.

  5. Brian says:

    I thought Andrej’s logo hands down was the strongest.

  6. Nachtmeister says:

    Hakan’s Logo looks some kind of Microsoft… don’t like that.

  7. Garen @ Best Web Hosting Service says:

    I like Rana Majumder. I think it works best with your site.

  8. CristinaBerrio says:

    I like mine lol!!!!!! I really liked Hakan’s logo since the begining. I’m glad he is the winner, eventhough there are other as good works 🙂 Congratulations Hakan!! 😀

  9. Hm says:

    Meh. I don’t much care for your winning choice – doesn’t work too well in black and white; the physical shape of the whole thing on the eyes is not very nice; the physical shape of it is not great for optimising space, particularly important in web work – and finally it’s just too Web 2.0 and doesn’t seem to go with what you guys have been doing up to now. Unless you’re about to change the design of the whole site to fit this new look… which would be a shame if you ask me.

  10. Darius cel Tulbure says:


    I’d like to see the reasons behind choosing a logo or another, since choosing a logo isn’t just a matter of aesthetics, but communication and marketing.

  11. HakanBalkan says:

    Thank you very much… I love here, i love all of you… 🙂

  12. Peter says:

    well it may look nice at first, but look it closely and you´ll see a bad logo , looks pretty much unfinisehd and not very aesthetic. The height of the logo is going to be a problem when you try to arrange it on the site..

    By the way its amazing the bad taste showned in the “Other Shortlisted Ideas”. I guess you guys picked the “not so bad” among the “really bad”

    Hope it serves your needs in the end, i just think its not a good logo, like said before there is no concept behind it.

  13. PelFusion says:

    waiting for new theme with new logo 🙂

  14. Cosmic says:

    I second the motion, Peter. The shortlisted entries aren’t really that good. The winning logo really looks unfinished. Look closely on the mark. What’s that blue little flame doing inside the big blue flame (or letter S)? It looks like it’s been cropped on the upper part.

    I wonder when will SmashingApps start a contest for their website makeover?

  15. HakanBalkan says:

    If anyone wants anything for the logo i can show it. Just tell to me…

  16. jess says:

    LOL. The winning logo looks like someone was making a twitter icon and decided to use it for the contest.

    They were all great! Use ’em all and change logo once a week.

  17. HakanBalkan says:

    Yes i liked it and i put it to my twitter background. Because this is my work. 🙂

  18. HakanBalkan says:

    and maded specially for SmashingApps

  19. ozan says:

    I liked this logo very much. Someone is saying this logo is not completed or cropped. No, if it is not cropped it will not like to “S”. I thought very much. Thanks Hakan. I like your logo as a professional graphic designer…

    And please change your interface with this logo… I m waiting…

  20. John says:

    All the fonts are beautiful! Oliver D. Santos is my best love!

  21. CristinaBerrio says:

    I just have one thing to say… “if you don’t work for it, if you don’t take the time to do it, then where is your right to criticize the hard work of others? If you think you will do it a million times better don’t talk… SHOW US MASTERS!!!!!” At the end, the people who took the time to design deserve a little respect not your cynicism. So, I would invite the people who are saying the designs are so bad to show the good ones 😉

  22. Tony Ruddock says:

    The first thing I thought when I saw the winning logo was ‘British Gas’!

  23. Rana Majumder says:

    Congratulations Hakan Balkan!
    Congratulations to SmashingApps too.

  24. Logo Design Gear says:

    Congratulation to Hakan Balkan , your logo is good.
    Though my fav is Maria Cristina Berrio.

  25. Cristina Berrio says:

    Thank you Logo Design Gear 😉