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Title: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: sirius on February 07, 2010, 09:27:56 AM
Everyone open your graphics editor and make a "we accept Bitcoin" logo. A good looking logo (preferably better than mine :P) would be really useful.

My first version attached.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: giik on February 07, 2010, 07:12:36 PM
I took a shot. Small, clean "btc accepted" sign. See attached file.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: giik on February 07, 2010, 07:14:19 PM
Everyone open your graphics editor and make a "we accept Bitcoin" logo. A good looking logo (preferably better than mine :P) would be really useful.

Is there a high-res bitcoin logo? Or a vector-image?


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: satoshi on February 08, 2010, 01:22:29 AM
No, sorry.  I've been meaning to redo it.  The largest icon that still looks good is the 20x20 one which is used for the tray icon in GNOME.  Any larger than that looks bad.  The 16x16 and 20x20 ones have quite a bit of hand tweaking to get the pixels to work out right.  If you just scale down a larger image, the pixels end up blurred and awkward in places where the lines in "BC" don't land square on a pixel.

The best 16x16 with full alpha channel is in src/rc/bitcoin.ico.  I don't like the 32x32 version.

I'm attaching bitcoin20x20.png, the 20x20 version with full transparency.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: giik on February 08, 2010, 08:22:59 PM
This one is inspired on the PayPal, secure payments logo.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: giik on February 08, 2010, 08:24:43 PM
A simple "we accept Bitcoin" image.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on February 09, 2010, 03:04:26 PM
Thank you for these sirius-m, giik and all future contributors. I might have ago at producing a logo myself.

Is this a logo contest ? How many Bitcoins for the Winner ? ;D

Perhaps anyone who adopts a contributors logo for their website might consider a Bitcoin donation to it's creator(s) ! 8)


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: giik on February 23, 2010, 06:17:43 PM
A bitcoin image in the shape of a credit card. Inspired by the Me.com account payment page.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on February 24, 2010, 04:15:05 AM
I attempt a contribution:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc1_400x200_old.png
EDIT) This is old version. Design has been updated (http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=45.msg479#msg479).

Image original is saved as proprietary vector format, can be resized without loss of quality. Bitcoin graphic had to be remade by myself as vector. I will accept and may implement suggestions.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on February 24, 2010, 04:29:56 AM
Quality and fantastic Sabunir ! I really like them.

Suggestions:

(1) The background 'fade' effect somewhat detracts from the text in the smaller versions of the logo. Almost making it unreadable (tricky one as I realize it's taken from the website header)

(2) Maybe a mention of 'P2P'. Maybe not...

(3) Embossed blue / dark blue outline ?

I'd be happy to pay to use the logo's (I have already sent giik a token 100BTC donation) ;D


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on February 24, 2010, 05:10:34 AM
Good ideas. Updated:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc1_400x200.pnghttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc1_100x50.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc2_400x200.pnghttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc2_100x50.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc1s_400x140.pnghttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc1s_100x35.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc2s_400x140.pnghttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/accept_bc2s_100x35.png

These may be used freely by all, but I will graciously accept donations: 1BHtsCnpmTvpgJEP7eMKEVhpJFunxSM8vq

EDIT) Added smaller versions, inspired by Ensayia's submission.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Ensayia on February 24, 2010, 05:57:03 AM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713850/Untitled-1.png

Took a crack at a very basic low-profile icon.

EDIT

Let me try that again...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713850/bclarge.png

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713850/bcsmall.png

I like these a lot better!


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: The Madhatter on February 24, 2010, 06:40:25 AM
Am I to understand that these graphics are public domain?


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Ensayia on February 24, 2010, 06:41:59 AM
In what way, madhatter2?

As in you can take them and use them wherever? For mine I don't care, use it how you like, just try to give credit if possible.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on February 24, 2010, 07:02:05 AM
Public domain? No. My images are Copyleft (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/), to myself (satoshi or any other Bitcoin developers can have the rights to these images, upon request). In practice, Copyleft works almost the same as public domain. You are completely free to use, share, or modify my images. If you do, please consider listing me in your credits or donating an amount of coins to me, but this isn't required.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: sirius on February 24, 2010, 01:24:49 PM
Thanks, these are getting to look good.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on February 24, 2010, 04:07:20 PM
wow ! Yeah looking really good 8)

As well as GNU GPL why not attach a Creative Commons License http://creativecommons.org/ to them. You can reference the project address and request a Bitcoin donation for their reproduction. :)


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on February 24, 2010, 06:00:34 PM
I am not that picky. Growth of the Bitcoin network and promoting more widespread usage is sufficient reward to me.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: satoshi on February 24, 2010, 09:53:52 PM
If you GPL stuff, I have to avoid using it.  Nothing against GPL per-se, but Bitcoin is an MIT license project.  Anything GPL please clearly mark it as such.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on February 25, 2010, 01:52:17 AM
I see. However, Copyleft is a general concept, and GPL is not its only form. For instance, there's also Design Science License (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/dsl.html) or Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/). But if you want to adopt my images, I can simply drop the Copyleft.

Also, I thank those two who have donated to me. You did "made my day", and encouraged me to make artwork for Bitcoin.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Ensayia on February 25, 2010, 09:52:39 AM
Adding a new one to my stack.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713850/bc_v2.png

Donations greatly appreciated: 1J7aZ1ay5ZJvWBc1EhbNAh5HpCzN8dtW6o


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on February 26, 2010, 02:46:29 AM
Good work !

Please could someone perhaps design a Bitcoin 'banner' 468 x 60. I have around 10,000 banner impressions that I wouldn't mind donating to promote bitcoin.org on some traffic / hit exchanges. 8)

Thanks.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on February 26, 2010, 05:26:59 AM
Here is a different version of my design, to your specifications. I hope you find it acceptable.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/banner_bc1_468x60.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/banner_bc2_468x60.png

Again, I will accept and may utilize suggestions.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: NewLibertyStandard on February 26, 2010, 06:09:22 AM
The two images in the previous post (https://www.bitcoin.org/smf/index.php?topic=45.msg547#msg547) don't display inline for me when I have Adblock Plus enabled in Firefox. Here are the links to them for anyone else with Adblock Plus enabled.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/banner_bc1_468x60.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713769/web/Bitcoin/banner_bc2_468x60.png


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on February 26, 2010, 04:56:05 PM
Just the job Sabunir. Thanks !

Didn't show up with Adblock Plus on for me either, of course, NLS, thanks.

10,000+ banners will be server on EasyHits4U and other traffic exchanges over the next few months. Even a gain of 1% in users should start Bitcoin rolling with the masses. ;D


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on February 26, 2010, 10:02:50 PM
I needed somewhere to serve / host the banner / logos from so I created a dedicated photobucket account for the moment.

I hope that that is ok with you Sabunir as you indicated copyleft 'whatever'. I will add the others when I have a bit more time. (Please PM me a Bitcoin address for a donation)

Main photobucket link address : http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/BitcoinFX/

Example Banner Code:

<a href="http://www.bitcoin.org/"><img src="http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/BitcoinFX/Bitcoinorg_Banner_468x60.png" width="468" height="60" border="0" /></a>

Thanks.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on February 27, 2010, 04:34:42 AM
That is fine, BitcoinFX. I invoked Copyleft just so that everyone could do such things. Simply, you may do whatever you want with them except claim they are your creation and try to sell them.

I am glad I could help you in your efforts to promote Bitcoin.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: giik on March 01, 2010, 07:21:54 AM
Please could someone perhaps design a Bitcoin 'banner' 468 x 60.

On it.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Sabunir on March 02, 2010, 04:13:35 AM
With satoshi's release of the new official Bitcoin coin graphic (http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64.msg504#msg504), I've updated my entries to use it. Choices are now between my recreation of the old coin and satoshi's official new coin.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on March 05, 2010, 11:20:38 PM
Ok thanks again Sabunir. I will get your new logo's / banners uploaded to the photobucket repository this weekend for all to use.

6,500+ banners have been served to date. :o Less than a 1% click rate, but at least some more folks have actually heard of Bitcoin ! ;D


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: BitcoinFX on March 13, 2010, 01:48:30 AM
"Banner Statistics - EasyHits4U

URL - http://www.bitcoin.org/
Alt Text - Bitcoin.org P2P Anonymous Digital Currency
Per day - 1000
Status - accepted

Stats
Impressions received - 10000
Clicks - 11
CTR - 0.11%

Every click on your banners ads is worth a lot those users who click on your ads may become your referrals or even clients. Users click simply because they are interested in the topic of your ads!"

That is actually quite a high click through rate ! Other folks might of jotted down the Bitcoin name, whilst surfing, and searched for it later on.

I've now ceased to serve the Bitcoin Banners on an individual basis. My marketing activities have been extended to my other websites and the more permanent 'Bitcube' Project.

Here is the new logo example banner code for your own sites:

<a href="http://www.bitcoin.org/"><img src="http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/BitcoinFX/Bitcoinorg_Banner_468x60_new.png" width="468" height="60" border="0" alt="Bitcoin.org - P2P Anonymous Digital Currency" /></a>

Please remember to send Sabunir a Bitcoin donation.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: sirius on March 21, 2010, 04:05:18 PM
Adding a new one to my stack.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3713850/bc_v2.png

Donations greatly appreciated: 1J7aZ1ay5ZJvWBc1EhbNAh5HpCzN8dtW6o

Can you make a another version of that with the new Bitcoin logo? I'll pay you in BC of course. ;)


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: sirius on July 28, 2010, 06:35:12 PM
Bump. I'll pay 100 BTC to the first one to make a "we accept Bitcoin" logo that I choose to put on BitcoinExchange.com. The text can be different, or even no text if you think it's good. It must be better than the current logo of course :)


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Anonymous on July 29, 2010, 05:48:25 AM
Bump. I'll pay 100 BTC to the first one to make a "we accept Bitcoin" logo that I choose to put on BitcoinExchange.com. The text can be different, or even no text if you think it's good. It must be better than the current logo of course :)

I will also donate 100btc for a logo on bitcointo.

The current one is just a small bitcoin on the lower left.


160px 159px

also-donated to sabunir.
Your shooping is excellent!


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Nex on December 19, 2010, 06:56:34 PM
@Sabunir: I used the button here: http://www.libertarian.pl

thanks; 1 BTC from my lean wallet:)


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Stephen Gornick on January 22, 2011, 08:37:19 PM
Are there more variations for promoting bitcoin?

I created this using the DIY Dotty Dots (http://dotty-dots.appspot.com/?h=69206c6f766520426974636f696e21) tool.
http://c1958612.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/iluvbitcoin.png


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: Luke-Jr on April 10, 2011, 01:14:26 AM
I see. However, Copyleft is a general concept, and GPL is not its only form. For instance, there's also Design Science License (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/dsl.html) or Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/). But if you want to adopt my images, I can simply drop the Copyleft.
Copyleft means not suitable for MIT licensing.


Title: Re: Make your "we accept Bitcoin" logo
Post by: mateo_ventures on September 24, 2017, 11:33:45 PM
How can we donate if we are planning on using your logo for commercial use?

Is there an email to reach you at? A BTC address?