Cracking Skulls! The Last Gasp Logo Design Contest

Cracking Skulls! The Last Gasp Logo Design Contest

By Clancy Clarke

 

In February this year the infamous Last Gasp Book Shop in San Francisco launched a logo design contest to:

“Design an original Last Gasp skull logo and claim your place in history”

Last Gasp has never really had a set logo, but rather allowed artists and authors to create their own interpretation of the Skull and Crossbones – according to the team at Last Gasp:

“The result has been amazing and varied logos from the likes of Robert Crumb, Mark Ryden, Junko Mizuno, Spain Rodriguez, and many others.”

So, to provide a little bit of ongoing brand unity the Last Gasp Logo Contest was launched. You can read the full brief here.The winners and some of the runner up entries are below.

The Winners

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest - 3rd Place

3rdPlace – Colin Anderson

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest - 2nd Place

2ndPlace – Pat Moriarity

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest - 1st Place

1stPlace – Phil Guy

 

Honourable Mentions

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Hirokichill

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Dwayne Kraatz

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Jesse California

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Skinner

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Bobby Madness

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Nicki France

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Alex Barrett

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Gabriel Martinez

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Ben Duncan

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Christopher Bilyeu

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Teia Smith

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Todd Purse

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Pat Moriarity

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Helen Vine

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Cameron Forsley

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Christoph Mueller

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Paul Arscott

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Paul Hayes

 

Last Gasp Logo Design Contest -

Paul Pot

 

View Last Gasp’s take on the entries and winners here.
How do you think the designers went? Do you think Last Gasp should have crowdsourced their new logo?

 

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