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Title: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: ArsenShnurkov on December 20, 2011, 11:24:44 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55214.0
(5BTC was promised so far for design)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: kujoking7 on December 21, 2011, 03:31:43 AM
http://i.imgur.com/7L1et.jpg

1JiXoKUQK9e4EhvswftHc2iRz5NAkKZtbe


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: NothinG on December 21, 2011, 03:35:04 AM
Shouldn't it be somewhat simple but not to obstruct?

I suggest not using strait lines (as in above), but rather putting the coins in a circle to show "world" and the coins represent "freedom."

Just, a suggestion.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: kujoking7 on December 21, 2011, 03:55:07 AM
Here's more:
http://i.imgur.com/q9Pwe.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XZbyK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/L9ioV.jpg

Bitcoin Address: 1JiXoKUQK9e4EhvswftHc2iRz5NAkKZtbe


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: NothinG on December 21, 2011, 04:10:25 AM
Here's more:
http://i.imgur.com/q9Pwe.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XZbyK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/L9ioV.jpg

Bitcoin Address: 1JiXoKUQK9e4EhvswftHc2iRz5NAkKZtbe
I actually really like that last one. Would just need to use the same gray in the coin (maybe a few shades off) instead of that background white-stripe and would look really good. Unfortunately, I didn't make this contest; I'm only giving out suggestions. :D


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: kujoking7 on December 21, 2011, 04:18:42 AM
http://i.imgur.com/umQv8.jpg (new silverish stripe)

http://i.imgur.com/glMEr.jpg (Double Stripe)

1JiXoKUQK9e4EhvswftHc2iRz5NAkKZtbe


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: NothinG on December 21, 2011, 04:22:40 AM
http://i.imgur.com/umQv8.jpg (new silverish stripe)

http://i.imgur.com/glMEr.jpg (Double Stripe)

1JiXoKUQK9e4EhvswftHc2iRz5NAkKZtbe
Both a good choice. :D
http://blockchain.info/tx-index/13451368/019f503204c4990923025df13fe330e482485577aaa723341c8cc8b8742ecbb7
1 BTC for actually listening to my suggestions.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: kujoking7 on December 21, 2011, 04:26:29 AM
http://i.imgur.com/umQv8.jpg (new silverish stripe)

http://i.imgur.com/glMEr.jpg (Double Stripe)

1JiXoKUQK9e4EhvswftHc2iRz5NAkKZtbe
Both a good choice. :D
http://blockchain.info/tx-index/13451368/019f503204c4990923025df13fe330e482485577aaa723341c8cc8b8742ecbb7
1 BTC for actually listening to my suggestions.

Thank you very much!:D, How do I confirm your 1btc though (Sorry I'm really new to Bitcoins)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: NothinG on December 21, 2011, 04:43:17 AM
http://i.imgur.com/umQv8.jpg (new silverish stripe)

http://i.imgur.com/glMEr.jpg (Double Stripe)

1JiXoKUQK9e4EhvswftHc2iRz5NAkKZtbe
Both a good choice. :D
http://blockchain.info/tx-index/13451368/019f503204c4990923025df13fe330e482485577aaa723341c8cc8b8742ecbb7
1 BTC for actually listening to my suggestions.

Thank you very much!:D, How do I confirm your 1btc though (Sorry I'm really new to Bitcoins)
Just leave your client running (making sure you're connected to at least 6-8 nodes), or check your web client (if you are using one such as Mt.Gox) and it will show up.
Looks like there is currently only 3 confirmations.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Anonymous on December 21, 2011, 07:08:13 AM
I dislike all of them. The color scheme is all wrong. I think it should be gold, blue, and have a silver colored bitcoin logo (from satoshis' client, but not gold, silver)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on December 21, 2011, 06:10:22 PM
I dislike all of them. The color scheme is all wrong. I think it should be gold, blue, and have a silver colored bitcoin logo (from satoshis' client, but not gold, silver)

I agree, no offense but those designs above are a little plain. Looks like it was done in MS Paint. (Please dont take that personally)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: NothinG on December 22, 2011, 06:07:46 AM
I dislike all of them. The color scheme is all wrong. I think it should be gold, blue, and have a silver colored bitcoin logo (from satoshis' client, but not gold, silver)

I agree, no offense but those designs above are a little plain. Looks like it was done in MS Paint. (Please dont take that personally)
They are to be made onto flags (from what I can remember). For the simplicity, they are good. Are they not?


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: btc_artist on December 22, 2011, 07:31:29 AM
Here's a design I came up with:

http://i.imgur.com/3KwF4.png

I actually put some thought into the bars in the circle....  they can be seen as a "B", a "T", and a "C".  They also represent a person with outstretched arms.  They also represent North and South America on the globe (circle).


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: BTCurious on December 22, 2011, 07:59:15 AM
They also represent North and South America on the globe (circle).
You made a flag representing North and South America for a demonstration in Russia ::)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: btc_artist on December 22, 2011, 08:10:12 AM
I take it you agree then... :p


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Anonymous on December 22, 2011, 02:15:27 PM
Here's a design I came up with:

http://i.imgur.com/3KwF4.png

I actually put some thought into the bars in the circle....  they can be seen as a "B", a "T", and a "C".  They also represent a person with outstretched arms.  They also represent North and South America on the globe (circle).
No. No. That symbolizes nothing. Sorry, try again.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: btc_artist on December 22, 2011, 02:28:48 PM
No. No. That symbolizes nothing. Sorry, try again.
Maybe I was up to late last night...


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 03:22:26 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

here's where i'm at.  still working on it, not sure what font to use or what colors but thats the work in progress.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on December 22, 2011, 04:24:16 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

here's where i'm at.  still working on it, not sure what font to use or what colors but thats the work in progress.

Now were getting somewhere!  :D


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 05:07:17 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

here's where i'm at.  still working on it, not sure what font to use or what colors but thats the work in progress.
What text do you think is better

Vires In Numeris
Strength In Numbers
In Cryptography We Trust
The People's Currency
No Banks, No Borders


or..  bitcoin.org

or.. a combination?


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: allten on December 22, 2011, 05:22:21 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

here's where i'm at.  still working on it, not sure what font to use or what colors but thats the work in progress.
What text do you think is better

Vires In Numeris
Strength In Numbers
In Cryptography We Trust
The People's Currency
No Banks, No Borders


or..  bitcoin.org

or.. a combination?

I like this. Good job.

WHAT IF you put a few of those quotes in the background written in 7 bit binary ASCII.
Just a thought 'cuz I really like them quotes.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: BTCurious on December 22, 2011, 05:43:22 PM
What text do you think is better

Vires In Numeris
Strength In Numbers
In Cryptography We Trust
The People's Currency
No Banks, No Borders


or..  bitcoin.org

or.. a combination?
"In cryptography we trust"

The rest has the following issues:

Vires In Numeris - I don't know what it means when I look at it. It reminds me of Latin religious quotes.
Strength In Numbers - Sounds like a worker's revolution. While Bitcoin is a bit of that, I don't think we should focus solely on that.
The People's Currency - Like the people's republic of China? Better not.
No Banks, No Borders - Hmm. This is okay. Bit bland, maybe.
or..  bitcoin.org - This can be on there, but not just this. Most people won't visit the website then. You need some message.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on December 22, 2011, 05:44:27 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

here's where i'm at.  still working on it, not sure what font to use or what colors but thats the work in progress.
What text do you think is better

Vires In Numeris
Strength In Numbers
In Cryptography We Trust
The People's Currency
No Banks, No Borders


or..  bitcoin.org

or.. a combination?

I like this. Good job.

WHAT IF you put a few of those quotes in the background written in 7 bit binary ASCII.
Just a thought 'cuz I really like them quotes.

"In cryptography we trust" definitely is the broadest most agreed upon general statement about Bitcoin.

I like the ASCII idea, you could also do binary?


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: BTCurious on December 22, 2011, 05:54:18 PM
I'm gonna blow my nerd cred on this but, isn't ASCII encoding in binary generally at 8 bits per character?


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: btc_artist on December 22, 2011, 05:56:46 PM
I'm gonna blow my nerd cred on this but, isn't ASCII encoding in binary generally at 8 bits per character?
Generally, yes, but there are other encodings, inluding 7-bit encoding.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: allten on December 22, 2011, 06:12:17 PM
I'm gonna blow my nerd cred on this but, isn't ASCII encoding in binary generally at 8 bits per character?
Generally, yes, but there are other encodings, inluding 7-bit encoding.

I only suggested 7 bit so more quotes could be included, but I'm sure there's other option of more text is desired.

I really like the "no banks, no borders" as well.
I think it would be nice to see 'em both.



Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 06:27:26 PM
OK here are 2 more versions:

http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag2.jpg
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag3.jpg

I changed the font, and put the binary in the back, once decoded, says "in cryptography we trust" twice.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on December 22, 2011, 06:39:39 PM
OK here are 2 more versions:

http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag2.jpg
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag3.jpg

I changed the font, and put the binary in the back, once decoded, says "in cryptography we trust" twice.

I like the second one.

Maybe make the coin like half the size? Should it be covering up the whole flag?


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: allten on December 22, 2011, 07:03:13 PM
OK here are 2 more versions:

http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag2.jpg
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag3.jpg

I changed the font, and put the binary in the back, once decoded, says "in cryptography we trust" twice.

I like the second one.

Maybe make the coin like half the size? Should it be covering up the whole flag?

What if the binary said "Honest Banking Without Borders"?

I just like the idea of having something cryptic that needs some explaining.
It makes it more interesting to share with people.

Very good job BTW. If that was the final version I would still be happy with it.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 07:04:37 PM
OK here are 2 more versions:

http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag2.jpg
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag3.jpg

I changed the font, and put the binary in the back, once decoded, says "in cryptography we trust" twice.

I like the second one.

Maybe make the coin like half the size? Should it be covering up the whole flag?
kk coin is a bit smaller, added a bit of a black border to the text.


http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag4.jpg
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag5.jpg


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: BrightAnarchist on December 22, 2011, 07:05:49 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

here's where i'm at.  still working on it, not sure what font to use or what colors but thats the work in progress.

Sweet! If this were in production as a real flag, I would buy it!

The black background is great because it gives it a slight "pirate" aspect that associates it with black markets, etc.

This is my favorite thus far, only maybe more of a gold color/gradient for the btc maybe and a bit smaller might be nice.


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 07:29:20 PM
I also changed the O's in the bitcoin.org to match the zero's in the binary, looks better than the rhombus-looking o's. 


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on December 22, 2011, 07:34:10 PM
OK here are 2 more versions:

http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag2.jpg
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag3.jpg

I changed the font, and put the binary in the back, once decoded, says "in cryptography we trust" twice.

I like the second one.

Maybe make the coin like half the size? Should it be covering up the whole flag?
kk coin is a bit smaller, added a bit of a black border to the text.


http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag4.jpg
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag5.jpg

They both look awesome!
I cant decide if I like the black border or not IMHO lol

Thoughts?


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 08:15:35 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag6.jpg <-- black glow outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag7.jpg <-- no outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag8.jpg <-- black stroke outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9.jpg <-- 'no banks, no borders' in the whitespace



Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: BTCurious on December 22, 2011, 08:24:45 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag6.jpg <-- black glow outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag7.jpg <-- no outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag8.jpg <-- black stroke outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9.jpg <-- 'no banks, no borders' in the whitespace
It definitely needs an outline. I like the stroke outline better than the glow. The no banks no borders works well. So, I'd go with flag 9 :)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 08:46:24 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9onpole.jpg

^ if it were on a flagpole :)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on December 22, 2011, 08:52:14 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9onpole.jpg

^ if it were on a flagpole :)

Thats a great wallpaper! Saving!

http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9.jpg <-- 'no banks, no borders' in the whitespace

Love this one


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: BTCurious on December 22, 2011, 09:14:35 PM
If nothing really awesomer comes in at this point (sparkly rainbows and butterflies flag) then I think mc_lovin wins :)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 09:18:03 PM
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9onpole.jpg

^ if it were on a flagpole :)

Thats a great wallpaper! Saving!

http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9.jpg <-- 'no banks, no borders' in the whitespace

Love this one

thanks Yankee!! :D :D it was just a quick mockup on the flag pole, i noticed a couple blems where some white lines were showing somehow, looks like photoshop did some minor tearing but i got some good ideas to expand the flag pole thing :)

If nothing really awesomer comes in at this point (sparkly rainbows and butterflies flag) then I think mc_lovin wins :)
awesome!!  you have no idea how PROUD I am to have designed the bitcoin flag!!  I will up/downscale it to whatever dimensions req'd and provide the .psd for it as well!  and it will be released as public domain rights/free usage!


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: BTCurious on December 22, 2011, 09:25:10 PM
For the record, I didn't organize the contest. Sorry for giving that impressionů But I do think that's the general sentiment here.

Edit: If you don't win the contest, I'll throw you a bitcoin :)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on December 22, 2011, 10:05:31 PM
For the record, I didn't organize the contest. Sorry for giving that impressionů But I do think that's the general sentiment here.

Edit: If you don't win the contest, I'll throw you a bitcoin :)
kk i understand entirely :) as soon as i read what you wrote, i went to the 1st post and it wasn't you so i took it as an opinion :)


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on January 01, 2012, 04:26:47 AM
i can has win?


Title: Re: [Open contest] Bitcoin flag design
Post by: mc_lovin on January 09, 2012, 09:29:05 AM
hmm.. the contest of awkward silences.