Design a logo Competition (And the winner is)

Mural for "The Landy"
Mural for “The Landy”

We are not long back from the Australian Outback and planning is underway for a couple of trips next year, already!

 We were travelling in “The Landy” our original Outback travelling machine, although we did take delivery of the new vehicle just before leaving for the big sky and red soil country…

Prior to leaving I was inviting you to send a design for a mural that will go on the side of the canopy of the new vehicle and I was also asking you to suggest some names for the new vehicle.

Camp Fire
Camp Fire by the Billabong – Outback Australia

 I’m pleased to say that after a few beers and wines around the camp-fire we have a winner.  In fact, the winner was a clear stand-out, and was produced by Sassy who has a wonderful blog called Sasieology

In her bio, Sassy writes that she has made a promise to visit at least one new place and try at least one new activity every year…

I’m yet to see Australia turn up on her blog, but perhaps she’ll visit wearing her new Akubra hat one day!

Strewth, not sure how we’ll find her a good feed out in the “beef” country we frequently visit though as she is a self-confessed plant-based vegetarian.

And hey, don’t you go misreading me here, nothing wrong with that…if you’re a rabbit

But, do baked beans count?  We love baked bean jaffles on our travels…

Whilst we have modified the original design that Sassy sketched, she fully captured the essence of what we were looking for, perfectly!

A mural that depicts a vehicle that will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge in full view of the Sydney Opera House and the magnificent Sydney Harbour most days, but equally, be at home in the red ochre deserts of the Australian Outback.

Outback Australia
The Old Cobb & Co Stage Coach Route – Broken Hill to White Cliffs

That is the work this vehicle will be put to, much the same as “The Original Landy”.

Just a sec, Janet is asking have I sold “The Landy” in order to pay for the new one…

“Yes, working on it sweetie” 😉

Anyway, let’s not get bogged down in a small domestic issue here, so Sassy, we’ll be sending you…

  • An original Akubra Outback Club Hat,
  • A jar of our prized Australian vegemite,
  • Two packets of Tim Tams (you’ll love these!), and
  • A bottle of our famous Bundy Rum.

And that brings us to the determination of a winner for a name.

Despite receiving many suggestions, we could not agree on one, preferring to leave the new vehicle simply as “The Landy”.

We placed the name of all who participated into an Akubra Hat, yes mine, and pulled out a winner, Nancy, who has a blog titled My Year of Sweat.

I’m betting she’ll love those Tim Tams and with all the exercise she’s be doing, knocking off a couple of packets of our delicious Tim Tams won’t be a problem.  And I’m betting the rum will go down well.

So please make direct contact so I can arrange to send you the following goodies…

  • A jar of our prized Australian vegemite,
  • Two packets of Tim Tams (you’ll love these!), and
  • A bottle of our famous Bundy Rum

And don’t tell Janet, but after a couple of beers around the fire I thought what is another Akubra Outback Club Hat between bank balances…

After all the cost of this vehicle makes the United States National Debt look healthy…

The "New" Landy
The “New” Landy

So not only will I be sending you some of our favourite Aussie tucker, we’ll get you to size up for a hat as well…

 Hey, keep an eye out for those big sky country photos, we took heaps!

And by the way, thanks to everyone for having a go, because for sure, that is the Aussie Way…  

Cheers, Baz – The Landy

11 thoughts on “Design a logo Competition (And the winner is)

  1. Mollie Walker Freeman October 9, 2013 / 2:41 am

    This is one of the most fun blogs I’ve seen – and I’ve seen plenty! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s great to find you here.


  2. Sas October 3, 2013 / 5:59 am

    Wow thanks Baz! I’m really pleased that you liked my idea 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy October 3, 2013 / 12:55 pm

      Thank you…your concept was sound and just what we were looking for. So best you measure up for the Akubra and drop me a note with your details.

      Take care, Baz


  3. barbara grandberg October 3, 2013 / 4:05 am

    great design logo :}


  4. nancytex2013 October 2, 2013 / 11:36 pm

    Yay me!!! I’ll be in touch soon with address.

    p.s. I still can’t believe Baz-in-box didn’t win you over. 😛


    • Baz - The Landy October 3, 2013 / 12:25 am

      Well, we did give it a lot of thought…!

      email is thelandy(@)

      Cheers, Baz


      • nancytex2013 October 4, 2013 / 12:20 am

        perfect, thanks. I just emailed you.


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