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Last post Author Topic: DonationCoder.com Logo Contest is Over - We Have a New Official Mascot/Logo!  (Read 56521 times)

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2005, 07:56:49 AM »
At the moment, I don't have a comment about which entry should be used, but it looks like there are several opportunities for logos, depending on where they are placed:
 
1.  square buttons
 
2.  long banners
 
Both may be useful, as long as they express the same idea and personality.
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2005, 08:15:06 AM »
i agree, there may be room to use multiple images for different things -
might be good to have a common thread through so that they are all somehow "recognizable" as being us.
however that common thing could be that bird holding a coin - it seemed to fit in very well with kniht's other logo, and it may fit in with others too - kind of like a theme where the bird is always in the logo somewhere.

one of the things we will be doing is making some shirt with the logo(s) i think, to give away as prizes or put on cafepress or something as an alternate way for people to donate.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2005, 09:29:48 AM »
it looks like the bird logo idea has been decided upon (november fundraiser banner) so i'll do a few versions of the bird/coin sketch in a bolder cartoony form for you to choose from (or dismiss).

regarding animations in flash - i can but it will take me a bit of time (like everything does).

i'll use the DC with the bird inside idea also - with thicker letters (they definitely need to be 'fatter' for smaller logo sizes).

i'll try and get something posted back within the next few hours...

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2005, 09:37:20 AM »
notice the bird has found a home now in the upper right of forum.

ps.
soon we will have to have a board-wide vote to name him/her.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2005, 11:31:49 AM »
Carol,
might I ask what you used to make the logo for Swaledale Outdoor Club?

A scanner  :-[

It's off the letter head of the club ...

Thanks. The reason I asked is that I was thinking of trying use that format and put the bird in the middle and www.DonationCoder.com where the text was. One of my major drawbacks is that I am about as artistic and creative as a cement block. Just thought I would see how it would turn out.
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2005, 01:02:20 PM »
Does this help? If it does I created in Xara Xtreme (www.xara.com) which rivals Adobe Illustartor (at a fraction of the price) and is easier to use. I have attached the Xara file (zipped because I can't attach XAR files) if you want to download the demo and experiment.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2005, 01:05:37 PM by CarolHaynes »

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2005, 01:26:06 PM »
Thank you, thank you, thank you. That helps more then you can imagine. I am going to experiment with xara now.
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« Last Edit: November 13, 2005, 01:28:48 PM by rrtwister »

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2005, 01:26:56 PM »
hope this helps stir the creative juices a bit more in everyone.

done in fireworks - but i'll tidy them up in illustrator, kerning the letters, etc. if these pass approval.

i can still move things around if anyone wants to make suggestions. or change colours, etc, etc.

just one thing to remember is if you would like a flash animation banner then it helps to keep the graphics as simple as possible - which is what i've done so far.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2005, 01:55:14 PM »
Just another version to give the impression. The bird was found (a dove of peace) on Google Images. If we could change the twig for a bag of money with coins dropping out ...

(Zipped XAR file attached for this one too - if you want to see animations and how they work go to the Gallery Menu and click on Frames)
« Last Edit: November 13, 2005, 04:33:39 PM by CarolHaynes »

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2005, 05:23:22 PM »
i'm loving this thread :)

kind of a fun idea carol to have a circular window with bird in it doing fun things like carrying bag of coins or picking up coins.. i may try to make a flash movie of it that can be used to make different future funny movies like little intermissions.

love the new bird nudone - but i love the old sketch one too :)
who knew you were such an artist!  can't decide which one i like best.

i think the bird with coin in its mouth does make the perfect mascot logo  :Thmbsup:

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2005, 05:25:19 PM »
hehehehe he's so cute i just had to post again.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2005, 06:13:03 PM »
a slightly different take on a logo
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2005, 06:27:20 PM »
I'm crazy in love with that little bird!   So much so that I've been looking at the birds a lot, comparing the two that are on the more refined version you have now.
 
Both are very perky, but I find myself drawn more to the one that is inside the D, the more front-facing one on the left.  It relates better to the viewer.
 
Then, I'm thinking this:  if the coin doesn't have to replace an "O", maybe it could be drawn in perspective, not held in what must be a difficult position for the poor bird. :'(
 
Nudone, is there any possibility you could do the more front-facing bird with its head cocked slightly -- and place the coin at an angle, more natural for the beak?  Is this putting too fine a point on it?  Maybe it's asking too much?  Unless you have two birds, though, I really like the more front-facing one better. 
 
And don't forget, the coin should be more generic (not american dollar sign).
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2005, 06:33:15 PM »
strayte -
love the design!!! it has a very architectural feeling to it.  i'm not sure if art deco is the right term or if there is a proper term for this style?
we're getting some really great designs i don't know how we could choose just one..

maybe we will have to do like google and have a couple of different designs used in different places or at different times, always with a little bird holding coin integrated into the design in some fashion - maybe just standing off to the side looking up at it?

momonan,
 i assume by front-facing, you mean the sketch version of the bird.. he does look awfully cute how he's looking right at you :)


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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2005, 06:51:12 PM »
just playing around..

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2005, 07:55:09 PM »
Corporate Logo was the word that sprang to mind when I saw it ;)

Here's my final stab at the animated birdie nonsense, I have given him a bag of money, but to make it easy to carry it is attached to his twig (and it saves me editing the twig out). (Zipped XAR file also attached if anyone wants to play with this further). Ideally the bottom end of the stick needs to be edited out, but that means manually editing 9 frames, and my attempts came out less than artistic  :-[

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2005, 01:27:37 AM »
hope this helps stir the creative juices a bit more in everyone.

done in fireworks - but i'll tidy them up in illustrator, kerning the letters, etc. if these pass approval.

i can still move things around if anyone wants to make suggestions. or change colours, etc, etc.
WOW! Good work! Could you make the bird look a bit more like "I'm having fun here"? :)

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2005, 01:50:36 AM »
nice carol - maybe we can get our little bird mascot in that circle..

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2005, 04:14:17 AM »
(later tonight) i'll trace over the 'sketch' version of the bird so it looks a bit better at small banner sizes and more defined in general.

i'll also try to do a few other versions with the bird appearing a bit happier and more face on, etc. as requested above.

i'll also use Carol's circle idea if no one has updated it by the time i get around to it...

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2005, 04:21:06 AM »
OK ... here are two with the birdies ... I think the cleaner version works best with the crisp circle though ...

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2005, 04:45:53 AM »
But I quite like this one ;)
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #71 on: November 14, 2005, 04:57:01 AM »
so cute!!!

hahahaha programming parot  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #72 on: November 14, 2005, 05:00:06 AM »
I was thinking of changing the egg into a stumbling coin ???

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #73 on: November 19, 2005, 10:53:21 AM »
sorry for the delay.

i hope you will find this version of the bird a little more like the original sketch - it also looks a bit happier. personally i think it looks better than the clean vector version.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #74 on: November 19, 2005, 11:06:01 AM »
 :D

cool!
he looks so happy now, as he should be :Thmbsup: