There were plenty of entries into our WWE Network logo redesign contest, and it's now time to reveal the finalists. Helping us narrow the finalists down are a few judges who are very familiar with design and the wrestling world.
Rob Schamberger is a Kansas City based artist who you may know as the "Artist of Champions". His work has been shared by many wrestling stars and featured in WWE Auctions, and he will have a table set up at this year's WWE Axxess during Wrestlemania XXX weekend.
Howie Noel is an cartoonist and illustrator from Maryland, who is the creator of the Tara Normal webcomic. He has done drawings of WWE Superstars Zack Ryder, Randy Orton and CM Punk, as well as caricature work for our own Chair Shot Reality hosts, Justin LaBar and Josh Isenberg.
The submissions are in, and here's what the judges had to say:
Howie: @therobdefranco's logo combines old school with new school. I like its simplicity.
Rob: @therobdefranco: I like the simplicity and the story that this one tells, showing the history of the W's. Rob also had the alternate silver one to show how it works with different colors and backgrounds, so I'd say this is the most iconic as his example shows.
Howie: @SmarkOutMoment Clean, clear design. Very bold.
Bob Bamber: @adamjame5 has "an extremely clever and sleek design. Looks modern to reflect the network, and creates seemingly two W's and an N too."
Rob: @commandopro4eva: I really dig on the mask effect here. Simple and to the point. This one would work well on different backgrounds and with different colors.
Rob: @angelocpjr_art: This one's well-put-together, but it may border on being TOO busy. Coco Chanel said that ladies should look in the mirror before they leave the house and remove one accessory. At least one thing needs to come off this, like the gradients or the overlapping W's. Still very nice, though!
So, now that we have the finalists, we are leaving it up to YOU to choose the winner. Use the appropriate hashtag for each artist, and the totals will be calculated at the end of the week. Votes will be totaled until Sunday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST.
For Rob DeFranco's entry, use #WZLOGOROB
For Smark Out Moment's entry, use #WZLOGOSMARK
For Adam James' entry, use #WZLOGOJAMES
For @CommandPRO4Eva's entry, use #WZLOGOPRO
For Angelo C Petullo's entry, use #WZLOGOANGELO
START VOTING, AND REMEMBER, THE WINNING LOGO WILL BE FEATURED ON WRESTLEZONE FOR WWE AND WWE NETWORK RELATED NEWS POSTS. GOOD LUCK!
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