“Survivorman’s Mother Earth” tour logo selected from more than 200 submissions on 99designs, world’s largest graphic design marketplace
OAKLAND – October 8, 2015 – Les Stroud, the award-winning producer, creator and star of the hit Discovery Channel TV series, “Survivorman,” as well as a popular musician, announced today he has selected a new logo for his upcoming album tour, “Survivorman’s Mother Earth,” sourced through graphic design marketplace 99designs.
“We were seeking a dynamic logo that could incorporate both my music and the environment into the existing ‘Survivorman’ brand,” said Les Stroud, star of ‘Survivorman.’ “The final design from 99designs does a fantastic job of reflecting the spirit of the brand and the outdoor, environmental theme this album and upcoming tour celebrates.”
The winning design was created by Sergei Timoshin from Russia, and was chosen by Stroud from over 200 entries submitted by professional designers and “Survivorman” fans from across four continents on the 99designs platform. Stroud narrowed the selection down to several top favorite designs to make the final selection. The new logo will debut in social media channels and online properties, and throughout collateral and marketing materials promoting the upcoming “Mother Earth” tour.
99designs is the world’s largest graphic design marketplace where logos, websites and more can be created on-demand. Headquartered out of Oakland, Calif., 99designs helps business owners of all sizes build their brands by connecting them with great graphic designers throughout the world.
“At 99designs, we’re passionate about helping people create and grow their brand and their careers. Les has built a great personal brand with the ‘Survivorman’ franchise and is a terrific example of someone chasing his dream and building on his passion. We’re excited to help him further build his brand by exposing him to our talented community of designers and their great ideas and concepts. Congratulations to Sergei on coming up with the winning concept and to taking another step towards building up his portfolio and establishing his design career,” said 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn.
Canadian Screen Award winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series, “Survivorman” (OLN Canada, The Science Channel US, Discovery Channel International, City TV (Rogers) Canada, Blue Ant Media (Canada), Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. With Les known as the original genre creator of ‘Survival TV’, “Survivorman” is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. “Survivorman” is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting two million on individual episodes.
Revered worldwide for his iconic harmonica playing, Les’ songwriting style runs an eclectic gambit, from art-folk-roots rock to contemporary art rock. He has written all the theme songs for his TV series and scored several independent films. He has won numerous regional music festivals, recorded five CDs (one in collaboration with the Canadian hit makers the Northern Pikes). His most recent CD, Barn Sessions III – Off The Grid, follows talented musicians working together to create an album and documentary entirely live ‘off the floor’. He is currently recording his sixth album.
Stroud will be kicking off his touring season by heading to Muskoka in October to record another live Barn Sessions album. This collaboration will feature a number of other well-known musicians including Elmer Ferrer, Oh Susanna, Peter Cliche, Anthony Braunagel, Kelly Adams and Jeff Bird. The live “off the floor” recording will lead directly into a multi-city tour starting at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, Ontario on Friday October 9th 2015.
99designs, the world’s largest logo design and graphic design marketplace, has helped more than 350,000 businesses access quality design at an affordable price and paid out more than $110 million to designers across the world. 99designs pioneered crowd-sourced design contests, where businesses receive a wide variety of design concepts and choose their favorite, and expanded to provide services for customers to find a graphic designer for a one on one project, purchase logo design templates from the ready-made logo store, or get small design projects done within an hour through Tasks. With more than one million designers from 192 countries around the world, 99designs’ suite of services helps businesses succeed through great design created by a robust community of talented graphic designers. Headquartered in Oakland, Calif., 99designs has operations in Australia, Germany and Brazil.