Artist Odion Tobi Creates African Voices New Logo!
Odion Tobi, a native of Lagos, Nigeria, is a 20-year-old graphic designer who has been designing for four years. Some of his works include package design, motion graphics, 3d graphics, illustration, branding and typography. He is also a talented animator.
He is a self taught artist that has worked on projects for top brands in Nigeria, he works at xtremecr8tivity Nigeria, some of the briefs he has executed along side the team at xtremecr8tivity are Sterling bank’s retro diary, first bank and many more.
Odion’s winning design has earned him a spot in African Voices history as the first African artist commissioned to create the company’s second official logo. He was awarded $500 as the winner of our contest and will be featured in the magazine’s forthcoming Summer 2016 issue! In addition to the AV text logo, Odion created the Shofar Horn, a secondary design element that will appear as a symbol for African Voices when it is appropriate.
African Voices is proud and inspired by Odion Tobi’s design concept for our future — we are a global company and welcome artists from the Diaspora! African Voices will celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2017 and our new logo represents our continuing growth, prosperity and vision for the next evolution of our journey.
We welcome your comments and feedback on our new logo. In the near future, we will have t-shirts, notebooks and other items bearing our new logo!
Winning Logo Design Concept
The Logo here is a polygonal typographical abbreviated logo for “African Voices.”
Concept: Sound waves are usually in Bar (Rectangle), but in the logo sound wave is depicted to be a Spectrum, Polygon or Triangle.
Colors represents different Africans based on the color of their flags, the distortion in the logo also depicts different sounds from Africans with diverse culture.
Logo symbolism achieved through shape and color: Growth, Peace, Power, Honor, Wealth and Unity.
Secondary Design Concept – Shofar Horn
The Shofar is an ancient musical horn made from a ram’s horn. It was used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or used in synagogues today on solemn occasions. It is also used as a musical instrument in South Africa and is called Kudu. The symbol is consistent with the African Voices’ logo use of polygonal shapes.
Designs by Odion Tobi