Logo and animated title for "Top Spin Times" a YouTube Channel about Precision Spinning Tops
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I am starting a YouTube channel and need a logo for it, along with social media icons for youtube, instagram, twitter. etc. Once the logo is finalised I will also need help producing a simple animated title card to play at the beginning of each episode. Please read this brief in full before beginning work so you understand precisely what my requirements are.
The YouTube channel will be called "Top Spin Times". I will be using it to showcase and review precision spinning tops. To begin with I am just looking to lock down the the logo design. Please do not waste your time creating any animation until the logo has been finalized. Once we have the logo done, we can work together to create the animation.
The first thing you need to know is that precision spinning tops are not really for children, so the logo should be more adult in feel. Yes they are toys, but they are also a melding of precision engineering, creativity and art. In this modern world of ephemera, these are EDC (Every Day Carry) heirloom objects that are designed to be enjoyed and handed down to the next generation. They are typically, though not always, made of metals like steel, brass, bronze and copper, as well as exotic materials like titanium, tungsten, damascus steel and more. They are also made of hard woods or a combination of metal and wood. To familiarise yourself with the products I will be covering, I encourage you to research these companies:
- Pocket Top Talk - [login to view URL]
- BilletSpin Tops - [login to view URL] [login to view URL]
- Fiddle Foundry - [login to view URL] [login to view URL]
- ForeverSpin - [login to view URL]
- Vorso Spinning Tops
- Prometheus Lights Lambda
- db flameworks (makers of glass spinning bases) - [login to view URL]
- Long View Metalworks - [login to view URL]
- Upside Down Works - [login to view URL]
- Turning Heads Machining - [login to view URL]
- Dynamic Inertia Tops - [login to view URL]
I have photographed a broad selection of tops for inspiration. Hopefully it will help you understand the kinds of things the channel will cover: [login to view URL]
Some ideas I've been thinking about. One idea is that the words could be made to resemble a spinning top. themsleves.
TOP (3 letters)
SPIN (4 letters)
TIMES (5 letters)
Another idea is that the letters T and P can be made to look like spinning tops as they are symmetrical (or the P could be made to look symmetrical.)
IMPORTANT: If you decide to use a spinning top as the logo, It should be one that is be spun with the fingers, not with string (a.k.a. a Trompo top). The vast majority of tops I will cover will be finger spinners.
The tops I am covering are sometimes designed firstly as a piece of art and secondly as a spinning top, while others are designed purely for spinning top performance, where what they look like comes second. Whatever tops are used in the design (if any) should represent these two opposing designs. The channel will cover spinning tops and spin bases for now. In the future I may cover fidget spinners but currently have no plans to do so.
For the animated title sequence, I’m thinking it should be 6-10 seconds and play near the beginning of each episode. I have already filmed a whole variety of different spinning tops and these could be used as the background for the video with the logo animating in front. I don't have a full picture of how this will look, but I look forward to working on it together and incorpoating your ideas.