Contest asks Starbucks patrons to redesign logo

on Monday,January 24,2011 20:01


For individuals with an interest in graphic design, a contest may be the perfect opportunity to expand upon a passion. Recently, Starbucks announced that it will be redesigning its logo for its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, Design Contest it is asking its Starbucks consumers for their input on the new graphic.

Design Contest is a website dedicated to connecting businesses with graphic designers. The "Could you do it better?" Starbucks competition is a community project that will allow amateur designers to build their portfolio with submissions for the contest.

"This is a fun contest that any designer can participate in," said Design Contest administrators. "Most designers have an opinion about the new Starbucks logo and this is their chance to show us what they would have designed instead."

Design Contest adds that Starbucks is not affiliated with the project. However, if a submission catches the company's attention, the website says that it is welcome to get in touch with the designer. The top three contestants will win $300, $150 and $75 in prize money.

Employment of graphic designers is expected to increase by 13 percent over the next seven years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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