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Title: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 01, 2012, 09:58:29 PM
Hello!

A lot of people have been complaining about the current Bitcoin logos available for Bitcoin accepting sites. It's time to change that!

I personally think it's time to build a better brand for Bitcoin.

So, there are two ways you can help!

#1: Discuss in this thread what you want the Bitcoin logo to look like. Perhaps if you have some photoshop skills, showcase your ideas. If you can use a pencil, sketch it out! Anything you provide will help!

#2: Assuming that no professional designers create a brilliant logo, pledge a donation for me to hire a designer to build a logo with matching flyers, brochures, and other high quality marketing materials. The estimated cost will be a couple hundred dollars. So, let me make the first pledge.

I pledge 5BTC toward the new Bitcoin logo design.

These pledges are promises to pay only, you don't need to pay yet. Once we get enough pledges I'll contact each pledge-maker individually with payment information.

Anyways, let me know what you guys think about this project. I know that Bitcoin is nowhere near ready for mainstream advertisement, but it's getting close to the time where we need to start preparing.

Thank you in advance!


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 01, 2012, 09:59:27 PM
[Reserved for suggestion list]

Total pledged so far: 44BTC/44BTC

Suggestions:

No Pancakes.

Integration with the new BTC symbol: Ƀ (U+0243)

Posters and promotional items

High Resolution

(1) It should be simple -- just because it looks cool doesn't mean it's memorable and distinct.  Consider google logo (just a 'g'), nike logo (checkmark), facebook, etc.   Very simple and effective.  No 3D skills are required.
(2) One of my primary criteria for my Armory logo was that I didn't want it to be round, because if you look at your taskbar right now, you'll see that most of your existing applications use round logos/icons, and it to be distinct.  In the world of Bitcoin, that might be too much to ask for, because it will probably have a coin theme... but just a perspective to consider...
(3) My logo requires gradients to render the 3D properly, and that turned out to be a total PITA when it came to getting shirts printed.   I had to pay for full-color printing, even though it's only a couple base colors and I was only getting a tiny print on the left breast, and that increased the cost almost 50%.   This isn't relevant for just shirts, there's a lots of applications where full-color is inconvenient (getting stationary created, making signs, etc).
(3a) Extra credit:  the logo should also have the same essence when converted to binary-black-white (no greys), and still be identifiable when black-white is inverted.  This further expands where it can exist, and makes it even cheaper to include on Tshirts, signs, etc.  It doesn't mean that the base, hi-res design shouldn't have colors/gradients to it, only that it should still be identifiable and look good when converted to black-white.

Well, I have one suggestion and it's one word. Simplicity. The "bling bling" logos are cool and all but they are not good for universal use. We need a logo that's good for all purposes. It needs to be simple and cool at the same time.





Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Jan on July 01, 2012, 10:08:35 PM
I'll chip in. 2 BTC


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: kangasbros on July 01, 2012, 10:09:07 PM
I think that this bitcoin logo is perfect: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/File:BC_Logotype.png

Maybe I could pledge to something like posters or other promotional printed material, which you could order somewhere...


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 01, 2012, 10:12:40 PM
I think that this bitcoin logo is perfect: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/File:BC_Logotype.png

Maybe I could pledge to something like posters or other promotional printed material, which you could order somewhere...

I like that logo best out of all the available options, but even so it's fairly limited. The logo I commission will include simple posters and flyers.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 01, 2012, 10:43:15 PM
I'll chip in. 2 BTC

Thank you for your pledge!


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Technomage on July 01, 2012, 11:18:03 PM
I also think that the logo kangasbros linked IS the best but there is most certainly room to improve. I'll pledge 1 BTC for this project.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Leandro César on July 01, 2012, 11:23:19 PM
I am in too!

2 BTCs.

L.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 02, 2012, 12:24:51 AM
I also think that the logo kangasbros linked IS the best but there is most certainly room to improve. I'll pledge 1 BTC for this project.

Thank you so much for your pledge!


I am in too!

2 BTCs.

L.

Thank you for your very generous pledge!

We're 1/6th of the way there!


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: evoorhees on July 02, 2012, 04:45:02 AM
It is possible to redo a brand identity for Bitcoin, and make a better one, but I'm very skeptical that one would be done that is better than the current version. The current brand falls in the category of "pretty decent" and has already gained wide acceptance. If I saw a new brand that was clearly superior, however, I'd be happy to adopt it and advocate it.

If you're going to have it redone professionally (and no, someone on the forum with some photoshop skillz won't cut it) then it's going to cost at least $1k and perhaps $2-3k. If you're spending less, then you're likely getting something that is somewhat amateur and a branding revision cannot be amateur. This cost is purely for the brand identity... not any "flyers or banners" etc. Those will cost extra if you want professionalism.

Further, "ideas" for the branding cannot effectively be tossed into this forum thread, and the decision making process cannot be democratic, or we'll end up with a mess. The way to do it properly, is to find a highly skilled branding artist, pay the money, and let them work. It is an extensive process and ought not be underestimated.

And I'll be highly critical of everything, because I hold very high standards for Bitcoin :)



Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 02, 2012, 05:29:00 AM
It is possible to redo a brand identity for Bitcoin, and make a better one, but I'm very skeptical that one would be done that is better than the current version. The current brand falls in the category of "pretty decent" and has already gained wide acceptance. If I saw a new brand that was clearly superior, however, I'd be happy to adopt it and advocate it.

If you're going to have it redone professionally (and no, someone on the forum with some photoshop skillz won't cut it) then it's going to cost at least $1k and perhaps $2-3k. If you're spending less, then you're likely getting something that is somewhat amateur and a branding revision cannot be amateur. This cost is purely for the brand identity... not any "flyers or banners" etc. Those will cost extra if you want professionalism.

Further, "ideas" for the branding cannot effectively be tossed into this forum thread, and the decision making process cannot be democratic, or we'll end up with a mess. The way to do it properly, is to find a highly skilled branding artist, pay the money, and let them work. It is an extensive process and ought not be underestimated.

And I'll be highly critical of everything, because I hold very high standards for Bitcoin :)


I'd love to see what you think of what we come up with then! :D


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Gladamas on July 02, 2012, 05:30:54 AM
I don't understand why the current logo needs to be replaced, IMO it's perfectly suitable.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: proudhon on July 02, 2012, 05:59:31 AM
I don't understand why the current logo needs to be replaced, IMO it's perfectly suitable.

I think what we've already got is really nice looking.  What do you guys think needs to be different?

http://i49.tinypic.com/35mldhh.png


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: humanitee on July 02, 2012, 06:02:29 AM
http://i.imgur.com/tuJ3p.png


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: bitcats on July 02, 2012, 07:17:13 AM
http://i49.tinypic.com/35mldhh.png
Its not too bad but its not stunning.
IMHO you (designer) guys could do better. (The BTC reminds me a flat pancake)


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: phelix on July 02, 2012, 07:40:33 AM
I don't understand why the current logo needs to be replaced, IMO it's perfectly suitable.
this

I don't understand why the current logo needs to be replaced, IMO it's perfectly suitable.

I think what we've already got is really nice looking.  What do you guys think needs to be different?

and this


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Timo Y on July 02, 2012, 07:42:23 AM
I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs (http://99designs.com/logo-design).

It's good place to get some professional looking logos for a good price.  Minimum award is $300. I think we should be able to collect that much.

The advantage of using 99designs is that we can access a much bigger pool of (semi)professional designers than by just posting a bounty on this forum.  We will also have several designs to pick from and we can do a community vote to decide the winner.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: kangasbros on July 02, 2012, 08:00:42 AM
Additionally it is unlikely that the community will adopt it. There is already so much material centered towards the old logos.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 02, 2012, 09:00:32 AM
Additionally it is unlikely that the community will adopt it. There is already so much material centered towards the old logos.
The absolutely biggest problem I have with the old logos is I can never find a high resolution image.

Whatever I do get produced, if enough people pledge, will be released in high resolution, with psd sources.

Sure, the stuff we have now is okay, but it's not very customizable. The posters and brochures we create will allow you to fix the copy if you think it needs to be fixed.

Another issue I have is that the coin images and then the actual logo tend to be very different. I just think a more unified look and feel will help.

I know you guys are used to the old logo, but I'm very excited to see what my designer can come up with. And individual pledge of 1BTC will not break your bank and by no means will you be required to switch to the new logo.

Plus, at the end of the day, we'll just have more marketing material, which is not a bad thing. But hey, this is why I ask the community, if you guys don't want it, I won't work to make it happen.

Thanks,
-Jon


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: kangasbros on July 02, 2012, 09:03:52 AM
The absolutely biggest problem I have with the old logos is I can never find a high resolution image.

Whatever I do get produced, if enough people pledge, will be released in high resolution, with psd sources.

Hmm, this sounds like a no-brainer to me. It is fairly easy to vectorize those logos, or it should be achievable at least with some (professional) skill/effort.

To me, additional logo seems more and more like waste of good resources... But you can vote with your wallet.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: adamas on July 02, 2012, 09:10:39 AM
http://www.holygrailofpoker.com/_templates/_images/bitcoin_logo.png
I look forward to get an awesome new logo (the "pancake" isn't really appealing)
 I jump in with 2 BTC


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 02, 2012, 09:48:50 AM
http://www.holygrailofpoker.com/_templates/_images/bitcoin_logo.png
I look forward to get an awesome new logo (the "pancake" isn't really appealing)
 I jump in with 2 BTC
Thank you so much for your pledge! I'll specify "no pancakes". :)


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Raoul Duke on July 02, 2012, 09:52:40 AM
For the persons complainting about the current logo not existing in high resolution, here it is in SVG.
http://clinicadosom.com/BC_Logotype.svg

I would've uploaded it to the wiki, but it didn't let me because it doesn't allow SVG files to be uploaded ::)


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: adamas on July 02, 2012, 09:59:09 AM
I look forward to get an awesome new logo (the "pancake" isn't really appealing)
 I jump in with 2 BTC
Thank you so much for your pledge! I'll specify "no pancakes". :)
[/quote]
I'm on board  :D


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: World on July 02, 2012, 11:59:14 AM
I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs (http://99designs.com/logo-design).

It's good place to get some professional looking logos for a good price.  Minimum award is $300. I think we should be able to collect that much.

The advantage of using 99designs is that we can access a much bigger pool of (semi)professional designers than by just posting a bounty on this forum.  We will also have several designs to pick from and we can do a community vote to decide the winner.

two more
http://www.choosa.net/en/ (http://www.choosa.net/en/)
http://www.crowdspring.com/ (http://www.crowdspring.com/)


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: nedbert9 on July 02, 2012, 12:15:49 PM
Something along these lines?

http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/usa/images-2/brawndo-the-thirst-mutilator.jpg


Maybe, "BITCOIN.  The Fed Mutilator."

Or something.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: artisbigshirts on July 02, 2012, 01:04:55 PM
I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs (http://99designs.com/logo-design).

It's good place to get some professional looking logos for a good price.  Minimum award is $300. I think we should be able to collect that much.

The advantage of using 99designs is that we can access a much bigger pool of (semi)professional designers than by just posting a bounty on this forum.  We will also have several designs to pick from and we can do a community vote to decide the winner.

two more
http://www.choosa.net/en/ (http://www.choosa.net/en/)
http://www.crowdspring.com/ (http://www.crowdspring.com/)

I've not seen a design competition as high as $300 here before, why not try to bring the designers to this community instead of outsourcing the project?


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Timo Y on July 02, 2012, 01:11:30 PM
I've been playing around with a 3D logo. Here is the preliminary result:

http://i49.tinypic.com/mug56h.png


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: AmazonStuff on July 02, 2012, 01:29:51 PM
I don't know, old logo is good enough for me, I guess it's already recognized very well. This reminds me of the Moneybookers changing it's name to Scrill and everybody still say Moneybookers. However, I understand urge to change and to be different, for the same reason I have created my personal logo which represent me on this forum.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: URSAY on July 02, 2012, 01:47:42 PM
This thread inspired some sketching.  I could easily develop these ideas or others in Illustrator if I had some more bitcoins.   ;)

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1051/bitcoinlogoideas.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/228/bitcoinlogoideas.gif/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: realnowhereman on July 02, 2012, 02:15:47 PM
Abandon this.

The OP said:
The absolutely biggest problem I have with the old logos is I can never find a high resolution image.

psy has done what was needed:

For the persons complainting about the current logo not existing in high resolution, here it is in SVG.
http://clinicadosom.com/BC_Logotype.svg

The problem was low resolution.  That problem was solved.  Unless there is another problem ("pancakes" just seems like an issue of personal taste, which is no reason to redesign) reinvention for reinvention's sake is not a good use of time or money..


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: phelix on July 02, 2012, 02:22:01 PM
Additionally it is unlikely that the community will adopt it. There is already so much material centered towards the old logos.
The absolutely biggest problem I have with the old logos is I can never find a high resolution image.

[...]

it has been available as a vector version for ages.

paying for a bitcoin logo in usd is ridiculous.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: bitcats on July 02, 2012, 02:22:33 PM
"pancakes" just seems like an issue of personal taste, ..
I definitely have a serious "pancake" issue  ;D
Please help!


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: rjk on July 02, 2012, 02:35:08 PM
Have you guys forgotten about this?: http://www.ecogex.com/bitcoin/
Building a new brand identity requires starting from the ground up, and I think getting rid of the BTC is the first thing to do. (No offense to theymos, who created the nice little forum button for that symbol.)

I think the alternate 'Ƀ' is far more desirable because it is less obvious and less likely to confuse with (for instance) the thai baht, and others.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: aq on July 02, 2012, 02:59:01 PM
Have you guys forgotten about this?: http://www.ecogex.com/bitcoin/
Building a new brand identity requires starting from the ground up, and I think getting rid of the BTC is the first thing to do. (No offense to theymos, who created the nice little forum button for that symbol.)

I think the alternate 'Ƀ' is far more desirable because it is less obvious and less likely to confuse with (for instance) the thai baht, and others.

Ƀ is also extremely very ugly compared to BTC.
฿ and BTC looks similar? I absolutely don't think so.
So where do we have to pay to stop the nonsense and keep the old one?


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: MatthewLM on July 02, 2012, 03:21:30 PM
The problem with BTC is that isn't the easiest thing to hand write.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: aq on July 02, 2012, 03:51:48 PM
The problem with BTC is that isn't the easiest thing to hand write.
After years of using a keyboard I noticed that everything isn't the easiest thing to hand write.  ::)


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Deafboy on July 02, 2012, 04:44:30 PM
i don't think that BTC logo (orange one) itself is a problem. We just need more shiny buttons an icons for people to use.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: proudhon on July 02, 2012, 04:59:37 PM
i don't think that BTC logo (orange one) itself is a problem. We just need more shiny buttons an icons for people to use.

I don't know about shiny.  The industry is moving away from all that bling and shininess and trying to imitate real world materials and stuff like that.  Things are moving toward, well, this:

http://clinicadosom.com/BC_Logotype.svg


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: amencon on July 02, 2012, 05:31:57 PM
It is possible to redo a brand identity for Bitcoin, and make a better one, but I'm very skeptical that one would be done that is better than the current version. The current brand falls in the category of "pretty decent" and has already gained wide acceptance. If I saw a new brand that was clearly superior, however, I'd be happy to adopt it and advocate it.

If you're going to have it redone professionally (and no, someone on the forum with some photoshop skillz won't cut it) then it's going to cost at least $1k and perhaps $2-3k. If you're spending less, then you're likely getting something that is somewhat amateur and a branding revision cannot be amateur. This cost is purely for the brand identity... not any "flyers or banners" etc. Those will cost extra if you want professionalism.

Further, "ideas" for the branding cannot effectively be tossed into this forum thread, and the decision making process cannot be democratic, or we'll end up with a mess. The way to do it properly, is to find a highly skilled branding artist, pay the money, and let them work. It is an extensive process and ought not be underestimated.

And I'll be highly critical of everything, because I hold very high standards for Bitcoin :)



The marketing manager at my work complains about this all the time.  He will be hired to help create branding or a new logo and after everyone gets their say in the message is diluted and split so many ways the new "brand" isn't effective at all.  Completely agree that for it to be done right the consensus should be on who to hire and then let them do what they do best.

Usually then there will be a few coherent rough draft samples presented and it would be up to whoever to select the one they thought fit bitcoin the best.

What we have currently seems decent enough, will definitely be interested to see what comes of this though if enough is collected to get it done right.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: theymos on July 02, 2012, 08:04:13 PM
The https://bitcointalk.org/avatars/Bitcoin/wide_bitcoin.png logo is pretty good and professional-looking, though I prefer Satoshi's logo (seen in the forum's favicon) when you just want a single coin and no text.

There's probably room for improvement, but I think the current logos are more than good enough.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: kuverty on July 02, 2012, 08:43:58 PM
I think it's best to have these logos currently in use as they're fairly standard, as not to confuse anybody. I think they look good enough, I mean I don't think the € sign is a masterpiece but that doesn't take away my confidence in it (which I don't have too much, but for other reasons). We're not selling fashionable accessories to graphic designers or something like that, and the common BTC user should not have a problem with these graphics we already have. They're at least as good as PayPal's or VISA's.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: etotheipi on July 02, 2012, 09:09:48 PM
I agree the current logo is good.  I don't think it needs change, but I wouldn't be opposed to alternatives if it didn't stray far enough to be a complete rebranding.  I think trying to rebrand Bitcoin might not go over well, but it is possible for users&merchants to slowly transition from one logo to a similar-looking logo.

I highly recommend 99designs.com (http://99designs.com) as well.  I got my Armory logo done there (see my avatar icon, without the e^ipi), and I thought $300 was completely reasonable for the massive selection and amount of refinement I got.  You will have to have someone highly respected and trusted to manage the process (I'm looking at Erik), because it is a process:  designers will contribute tons of great ideas, and you need to constantly dig through them and rate and comment on those designs, so that designers can come up with further ideas, or refine existing ideas to the tune of what is desired. 

I think even if you don't end up with a design that you like, you will get tons of ideas, and $300 is nothing for such a high-value project.  I'll donate 5 BTC for it. 

A couple things to pay attention to, that I didn't think about before I got my logo done:

  • (1) It should be simple -- just because it looks cool doesn't mean it's memorable and distinct.  Consider google logo (just a 'g'), nike logo (checkmark), facebook, etc.   Very simple and effective.  No 3D skills are required. 
  • (2) One of my primary criteria for my Armory logo was that I didn't want it to be round, because if you look at your taskbar right now, you'll see that most of your existing applications use round logos/icons, and it to be distinct.  In the world of Bitcoin, that might be too much to ask for, because it will probably have a coin theme... but just a perspective to consider...
  • (3) My logo requires gradients to render the 3D properly, and that turned out to be a total PITA when it came to getting shirts printed.   I had to pay for full-color printing, even though it's only a couple base colors and I was only getting a tiny print on the left breast, and that increased the cost almost 50%.   This isn't relevant for just shirts, there's a lots of applications where full-color is inconvenient (getting stationary created, making signs, etc).
  • (3a) Extra credit:  the logo should also have the same essence when converted to binary-black-white (no greys), and still be identifiable when black-white is inverted.  This further expands where it can exist, and makes it even cheaper to include on Tshirts, signs, etc.  It doesn't mean that the base, hi-res design shouldn't have colors/gradients to it, only that it should still be identifiable and look good when converted to black-white.

The current logo succeeds quite well at all those criteria, but as someone who has spent a lot of time in Thailand, I do disagree with its resemblance to the baht symbol (Thai money). 

Just thought I'd pass along my own experience with this, since I had to go through the branding process 6 months ago, and have some experience now trying to promote my brand with a full-color 3D logo.

[/list]


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Boussac on July 02, 2012, 09:26:05 PM

I highly recommend 99designs.com (http://99designs.com) as well.

99designs makes sense only if we could pay in bitcoin..

I agree it's a good way to get attention from a large community of artists. It does require a bit of project management (we would need a poll to chose from a short list of designs): we used them to produce our paytunia logo to our satisfaction.


Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
Post by: Coinabul on July 02, 2012, 09:28:40 PM
    I agree the current logo is good.  I don't think it needs change, but I wouldn't be opposed to alternatives if it didn't stray far enough to be a complete rebranding.  I think trying to rebrand Bitcoin might not go over well, but it is possible for users&merchants to slowly transition from one logo to a similar-looking logo.

    I highly recommend 99designs.com (http://99designs.com) as well.  I got my Armory logo done there (see my avatar icon, without the e^ipi), and I thought $300 was completely reasonable for the massive selection and amount of refinement I got.  You will have to have someone highly respected and trusted to manage the process (I'm looking at Erik), because it is a process:  designers will contribute tons of great ideas, and you need to constantly dig through them and rate and comment on those designs, so that designers can come up with further ideas, or refine existing ideas to the tune of what is desired. 

    I think even if you don't end up with a design that you like, you will get tons of ideas, and $300 is nothing for such a high-value project.  I'll donate 5 BTC for it. 

    A couple things to pay attention to, that I didn't think about before I got my logo done:

    • (1) It should be simple -- just because it looks cool doesn't mean it's memorable and distinct.  Consider google logo (just a 'g'), nike logo (checkmark), facebook, etc.   Very simple and effective.  No 3D skills are required. 
    • (2) One of my primary criteria for my Armory logo was that I didn't want it to be round, because if you look at your taskbar right now, you'll see that most of your existing applications use round logos/icons, and it to be distinct.  In the world of Bitcoin, that might be too much to ask for, because it will probably have a coin theme... but just a perspective to consider...
    • (3) My logo requires gradients to render the 3D properly, and that turned out to be a total PITA when it came to getting shirts printed.   I had to pay for full-color printing, even though it's only a couple base colors and I was only getting a tiny print on the left breast, and that increased the cost almost 50%.   This isn't relevant for just shirts, there's a lots of applications where full-color is inconvenient (getting stationary created, making signs, etc).
    • (3a) Extra credit:  the logo should also have the same essence when converted to binary-black-white (no greys), and still be identifiable when black-white is inverted.  This further expands where it can exist, and makes it even cheaper to include on Tshirts, signs, etc.  It doesn't mean that the base, hi-res design shouldn't have colors/gradients to it, only that it should still be identifiable and look good when converted to black-white.

    The current logo succeeds quite well at all those criteria, but as someone who has spent a lot of time in Thailand, I do disagree with its resemblance to the baht symbol (Thai money). 

    Just thought I'd pass along my own experience with this, since I had to go through the branding process 6 months ago, and have some experience now trying to promote my brand with a full-color 3D logo.

    [/list]

    Thank you for your giant list of pointers!

    I've gone through the design process multiple times with different projects and different designers. I'll do due diligence, don't worry!

    Thank you for your pledge.


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: artisbigshirts on July 03, 2012, 06:46:50 AM
    Here are some prototypes for an alt logo,
    http://i.imgur.com/E1uMZ.png


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: bitcats on July 03, 2012, 07:39:32 AM
    Here are some prototypes for an alt logo,
    http://i.imgur.com/E1uMZ.png
    Looks like an imprisoned pacman  ;)


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: Coinabul on July 03, 2012, 08:11:34 AM
    For those who do not think that the Bitcoin logo needs to be replaced. Rest assured I will be basing the new logo on the "pancake" logo.

    I agree as well that Bitcoin already has been thoroughly branded with that logo, but that being said, whatever renditions my designer comes up with, at the end of the day, the marketing material will provide more than enough value.

    I've decided to also release the marketing material with the old logo, as well as the new logo. Perhaps all the old logo needs is a font change?

    Lastly, we are at the tipping point imo; enough ears have heard of Bitcoin. We're approaching the last chance to fully change the appearance of Bitcoin, and I for one think a more professional branding will do good things for Bitcoin.

    Thank you to the posters above for the prototypes! Keep up the brainstorming, but please try and keep the pancake logo as the main inspiration!


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: bitcats on July 03, 2012, 08:36:51 AM
    Perhaps all the old logo needs is a font change?
    I personally like the font

    http://i48.tinypic.com/9012fo.jpg


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: Kupsi on July 03, 2012, 09:21:08 AM
    I think the "pancake logo" is looking much better here:

    http://www.bitcoin.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/weusecoins_x-qr_low_res.png

    http://www.bitcoin.se/2012/04/16/408/ (http://www.bitcoin.se/2012/04/16/408/)


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: herzmeister on July 03, 2012, 09:55:33 AM
    Why a new logo? Is it because it has to look more "simple" and "modern", like this?

    http://www.ladyomega.com/wp-content/gallery/bmlogos/bestial.jpg


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: bitcats on July 03, 2012, 11:30:02 AM
    http://i46.tinypic.com/2w3vmg5.jpg (NSFW)

    No pancakes :P


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: paraipan on July 03, 2012, 12:20:05 PM
    http://i46.tinypic.com/2w3vmg5.jpg (NSFW)

    No pancakes :P

    wow nicee  ;D


    Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
    Post by: acoindr on July 03, 2012, 08:15:44 PM
      I agree the current logo is good.  I don't think it needs change, but I wouldn't be opposed to alternatives if it didn't stray far enough to be a complete rebranding.  I think trying to rebrand Bitcoin might not go over well, but it is possible for users&merchants to slowly transition from one logo to a similar-looking logo.

      I highly recommend 99designs.com (http://99designs.com) as well.  I got my Armory logo done there (see my avatar icon, without the e^ipi), and I thought $300 was completely reasonable for the massive selection and amount of refinement I got.  You will have to have someone highly respected and trusted to manage the process (I'm looking at Erik), because it is a process:  designers will contribute tons of great ideas, and you need to constantly dig through them and rate and comment on those designs, so that designers can come up with further ideas, or refine existing ideas to the tune of what is desired.  

      I think even if you don't end up with a design that you like, you will get tons of ideas, and $300 is nothing for such a high-value project.  I'll donate 5 BTC for it.  

      A couple things to pay attention to, that I didn't think about before I got my logo done:

      • (1) It should be simple -- just because it looks cool doesn't mean it's memorable and distinct.  Consider google logo (just a 'g'), nike logo (checkmark), facebook, etc.   Very simple and effective.  No 3D skills are required.  
      • (2) One of my primary criteria for my Armory logo was that I didn't want it to be round, because if you look at your taskbar right now, you'll see that most of your existing applications use round logos/icons, and it to be distinct.  In the world of Bitcoin, that might be too much to ask for, because it will probably have a coin theme... but just a perspective to consider...
      • (3) My logo requires gradients to render the 3D properly, and that turned out to be a total PITA when it came to getting shirts printed.   I had to pay for full-color printing, even though it's only a couple base colors and I was only getting a tiny print on the left breast, and that increased the cost almost 50%.   This isn't relevant for just shirts, there's a lots of applications where full-color is inconvenient (getting stationary created, making signs, etc).
      • (3a) Extra credit:  the logo should also have the same essence when converted to binary-black-white (no greys), and still be identifiable when black-white is inverted.  This further expands where it can exist, and makes it even cheaper to include on Tshirts, signs, etc.  It doesn't mean that the base, hi-res design shouldn't have colors/gradients to it, only that it should still be identifiable and look good when converted to black-white.

      The current logo succeeds quite well at all those criteria, but as someone who has spent a lot of time in Thailand, I do disagree with its resemblance to the baht symbol (Thai money).  

      Just thought I'd pass along my own experience with this, since I had to go through the branding process 6 months ago, and have some experience now trying to promote my brand with a full-color 3D logo.

      [/list]

      Thank you for your giant list of pointers!

      I've gone through the design process multiple times with different projects and different designers. I'll do due diligence, don't worry!

      Thank you for your pledge.

      I'll also recommend 99designs.com. I've been through the design process multiple times with different projects and various (talented) designers as well, finally arriving at 99designs.com. It's no comparison.

      One designer may be talented, but just not have the best style for a particular project. With 99designs if you set a good award you'll receive designs from numerous talented designers. As you leave comments about designs you like all the other designers see it and start tailoring their work to that, not outright copying but putting their own ideas out.

      If you have a favorite/preferred designer you can also invite them to participate in the contest. The difference between design work and programming is you can get quality production (and changes) super fast. As long as you have a good award price top designers will not mind going for it.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MoreCowbell on July 03, 2012, 09:02:14 PM
      I've been impressed with the orange logo as a sort of spontaneous-order success.  It is attractive and simple with only two colors and yet still very unique.  It is easy to print on stickers and shirts.  You can recognize it at great distance on a sign and also as a small icon on a computer or smartphone.  I can't think of any other common logos that it can be confused with.  The ubuntu font used for "bitcoin" in the long form meshes nicely with the unpretentious style of the orange logo and bitcoin as a whole.

      I think the satoshi design is nice as well, but I see it as more of a dress-up, formal logo since it is more complicated and not as recognizable at a distance.  It is riding on the coattails of gold coinage, whereas the orange logo is its own person.

      I think a complete redesign would be a bad idea at this point.  I'm also not sure any slight modification of the orange logo would be worth the investment, but hey, it's a free currency, so do what you want!


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 03, 2012, 09:04:13 PM
      http://i46.tinypic.com/2w3vmg5.jpg (NSFW)
      Yes, but VSFL  :D


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: acoindr on July 03, 2012, 10:02:55 PM
      I've been impressed with the orange logo as a sort of spontaneous-order success.  It is attractive and simple with only two colors and yet still very unique.  It is easy to print on stickers and shirts.  You can recognize it at great distance on a sign and also as a small icon on a computer or smartphone.  I can't think of any other common logos that it can be confused with.  The ubuntu font used for "bitcoin" in the long form meshes nicely with the unpretentious style of the orange logo and bitcoin as a whole.

      I think the satoshi design is nice as well, but I see it as more of a dress-up, formal logo since it is more complicated and not as recognizable at a distance.  It is riding on the coattails of gold coinage, whereas the orange logo is its own person.

      I think a complete redesign would be a bad idea at this point.  I'm also not sure any slight modification of the orange logo would be worth the investment, but hey, it's a free currency, so do what you want!

      I agree with most everything said here, particularly the strong points of the current logo:

      * attractive, simple, unique, and only two colors makes it easily adapted to other things (black and white, t-shirts, cheaper printing, etc.)
      * easy to recognize at a distance
      * has its own personality not easily confused with anything else

      I think it will be hard to get a new and better logo which retains all that, but I do think improvement may be possible.

      Edit: I just noticed the username of who I quoted. LMAO


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 04, 2012, 06:03:09 PM
      Reading this post reminded me that I had supplemented the original (?, or at least most commonly used) logo a while ago for personal use but never posted it anywhere.

      Unfortunately, skull88 never sent me the source file as promised so I could only edit the bitmap. I still like this one best for its shiny goldish look and feel. And I felt the stars and Latin phrases had to go for something more fitting. Font used: Legion.

      http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9893/bitcoinbig.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/bitcoinbig.png/)

      1.0 BTC to whoever's first to guess what the binary represents.
      See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92954.0



      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: etotheipi on July 04, 2012, 06:07:51 PM
      Reading this post reminded me that I had supplemented the original (?, or at least most commonly used) logo a while ago for personal use but never posted it anywhere.

      Unfortunately, skull88 never sent me the source file as promised so I could only edit the bitmap. I still like this one best for its shiny goldish look and feel. And I felt the stars and Latin phrases had to go for something more fitting. Font used: Legion.

      1.0 BTC to whoever's first to guess what the binary represents.


      It's the magic bytes for the main network isn't it?  "f9beb4d9"

      EDIT:  nm, I was rushing to get the right answer and thought I saw pieces of the magic number.  But now that I actually see all possible rotations of the string, I'm not seeing the magic number...

      But that wouldn't be a bad 4 bytes to use...




      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 04, 2012, 06:13:26 PM
      Looks nice but very "greek"


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: occulta on July 04, 2012, 07:15:15 PM
      Looks nice but very "greek"

      racist! :P

      i like it, someone replace the pancake one with this to see what it looks like smaller, everything looks good large :)


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MatthewLM on July 04, 2012, 07:19:22 PM
      Obviously the binary represents this: http://friendfeed.com/terrificclutter/5357ea4a


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Technomage on July 04, 2012, 07:22:25 PM
      The submissions in this thread make me love the current logo. Seriously. The logo is fairly decent so if this is done it needs to be done Very Professionally. Otherwise don't do it at all.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: adamas on July 04, 2012, 08:32:03 PM
      Wise words  :)


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 04, 2012, 11:37:42 PM
      http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7991/bitcoin2h.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/269/bitcoin2h.png/)

      http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8962/btcr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/btcr.jpg/)


      actually it looks better smaller imo. use it if you want.



      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 05, 2012, 01:36:28 AM
      http://filesmelt.com/dl/newbtc.png
      The one outlined in red is the idea, the two before show what I used to make it, while the two after are just some extras. You can make this one into a lot more things, it has a plus sign in it, it can look like a sword and shield, maybe a pipe, other stuff too. Also, it's pretty easy to write by hand. Another idea would just to be use the greek letter beta, and we can be like TAKING CURRENCY OUT OF BETA or something.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gladamas on July 05, 2012, 03:49:38 AM
      http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9893/bitcoinbig.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/bitcoinbig.png/)

      Maybe if the 'B' was transparent rather than white? (You can do this in a PNG file.) Otherwise, I like it!


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 05, 2012, 04:18:07 AM
      The submissions in this thread make me love the current logo. Seriously. The logo is fairly decent so if this is done it needs to be done Very Professionally. Otherwise don't do it at all.
      It will be done very professionally. I'm actually getting a designer to come up with some teaser ideas.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 05, 2012, 04:26:35 AM
      The submissions in this thread make me love the current logo. Seriously. The logo is fairly decent so if this is done it needs to be done Very Professionally. Otherwise don't do it at all.
      It will be done very professionally. I'm actually getting a designer to come up with some teaser ideas.
      What is this thread for then? Are you just hiring a designer and using pledges to pay for the design. Or are you looking for the best entry in the thread?


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: humanitee on July 05, 2012, 04:35:54 AM
      Thread was intended to be for ideas. He wants to crowdfund a new logo from professional graphic artists.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 05, 2012, 09:43:49 AM
      The thing is there won't ever be such a thing as an official Bitcoin logo. Every related project and business will come up with their own designs and just use the generally accepted "B" as the basic motif, I expect.

      Funding one particular designer to make a logo is a waste of money.

      I'd rather we called for a design competition and the winner by public vote gets the prize money and all other designs offered may be used freely by anyone.





      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 05, 2012, 10:06:36 AM
      Good idea but i fear that we will be shocked with lots of weird and creepy designs.
      http://i46.tinypic.com/2w3vmg5.jpg (NSFW)


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 05, 2012, 10:15:35 AM
      Maybe if the 'B' was transparent rather than white? (You can do this in a PNG file.) Otherwise, I like it!


      images removed, see above


      More like that?



      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: waspoza on July 05, 2012, 03:26:19 PM
      My entry:

      http://i.imgur.com/HGAwP.jpg


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 05, 2012, 03:29:36 PM
      looks quite professional  :)


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: rjk on July 05, 2012, 03:34:23 PM
      My entry:

      http://i.imgur.com/HGAwP.jpg
      I like that, it looks great, only thing I see is that the 'b' in the lower 2 color graphic doesn't have the same tail as the one above it.

      Also, a brand must be complete. A logo is great to have, but a complete brand will include several logos for different print and screen applications, favicons that are clear and easy to distinguish, web-safe palettes for website use, a style handbook, and other supporting material and documentation.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: waspoza on July 05, 2012, 03:37:57 PM
      My entry:

      http://i.imgur.com/HGAwP.jpg
      I like that, it looks great, only thing I see is that the 'b' in the lower 2 color graphic doesn't have the same tail as the one above it.

      Good eye!  ;D Could not decide which version is better.  :)


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gladamas on July 05, 2012, 04:16:03 PM
      Maybe if the 'B' was transparent rather than white? (You can do this in a PNG file.) Otherwise, I like it!

      *images*

      More like that?

      That works too, but IMHO the stereoscopic cut-out 'B' looks better.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 05, 2012, 04:26:05 PM
      I would complete the circle (earth) underneath


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mjbmonetarymetals on July 05, 2012, 10:20:49 PM
      Im not poo-pooing the idea of a revised bitcoin logo, aren't we a little too far down the road now ? Wouldn't a new logo give the impression of a re-launch of sorts like bitcoin 2.0 ? I have used the Bitcoin logo in a few projects not directly related to bitcoin so I'm probably biased towards the current design, regardless I'll be interested to see what may materialise

      http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab22/1973mb1973/0f99e7cb.jpg
      http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab22/1973mb1973/bit2002.jpg

      The silver copper art rounds did ok ,but I never got the mobile mining rig past the prototype stage  ;D

      http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab22/1973mb1973/912dc78d.jpg






      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 06, 2012, 12:20:19 AM
      Onthe bottom one, make the blue color clear, the text black, the "o" orange and the earth grey. I think you should also make the ridges on the earth coin thing more straight and it would look cooler!


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: gadsdengraphics on July 06, 2012, 04:18:29 AM
      I rather like the logo we have now.

      If we decide to change it, please consider that the logo should be reproducible in one color, and without areas of tiny detail. I make vinyl decals, but this is also important to use in print, and for screenprinters and the like.

      I'll add the new logo to my store if one comes from this. Here's the link today: http://gadsdengraphics.com/products/bitcoin (http://gadsdengraphics.com/products/bitcoin)

      Embarassingly, there is currently no way to pay with Bitcoin in an automated fashion. I've just moved to a new eCommerce solution and haven't gotten around to dealing with that yet, but I'm happy to take Bitcoin of course.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 06, 2012, 06:15:45 AM
      Onthe bottom one, make the blue color clear, the text black, the "o" orange and the earth grey. I think you should also make the ridges on the earth coin thing more straight and it would look cooler!

      And I would complete the circle (earth) underneath.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 07, 2012, 07:01:40 AM
      Still looking for pledges.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: artisbigshirts on July 09, 2012, 07:55:12 PM
      Here's an old concept I came up with a while back when people were discussing the currency symbol for bitcoin:
      Here's something I came up with real quick.
      It's a combo of the cent symbol and a b.
      http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/1070/btcz.jpg
      Handwritten:
      http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4919/hbtc.jpg
      ...


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: PcChip on July 09, 2012, 10:47:45 PM
      Reminds me of these pictures I made last year when I was *really* into bitcoins!

      http://i.imgur.com/ujERL.jpg

      http://i.imgur.com/AMwrL.jpg


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: knight22 on July 10, 2012, 12:20:59 AM
      Even if there is good logos, I still prefer the actual one. Clean, simple and clear.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 10, 2012, 06:55:38 AM
      Even if there is good logos, I still prefer the actual one. Clean, simple and clear.
      Clean, simple, pancake.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 12, 2012, 07:09:52 PM
      Bump,

      I'll revive this thread a couple more times... If the community doesn't want it, I'll let her die.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: minorman on July 12, 2012, 09:26:17 PM
      I think this thread has seen some pretty interesting graphical ideas, so lets keep it alive.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 15, 2012, 01:26:33 AM
      I'd have to agree...the current logo is ok...a little cute and unserious looking, but friendly and unthreatening. I'd like to see something better. I'll throw in BTC10 for a set of vector format public domain logos. I'd like to see a three colors (or less) version, a full color version, one that looks good in grayscale and in binary black and white. That set should all be "the same logo," so to speak (clearly each will be slightly different to accommodate the constraints). We need at least two logo sets with different aspect ratios: a square logo and a rectangular logo...not the same as each other, although one might contain the other.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 15, 2012, 01:54:55 AM
      I'd have to agree...the current logo is ok...a little cute and unserious looking, but friendly and unthreatening. I'd like to see something better. I'll throw in BTC10 for a set of vector format public domain logos. I'd like to see a three colors (or less) version, a full color version, one that looks good in grayscale and in binary black and white. That set should all be "the same logo," so to speak (clearly each will be slightly different to accommodate the constraints). We need at least two logo sets with different aspect ratios: a square logo and a rectangular logo...not the same as each other, although one might contain the other.
      Thank you so much for your pledge!

      I'll make sure to forward your specifications to the designer.

      Cheers,
      -Jon


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclemantis on July 15, 2012, 10:59:43 AM

      +1


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: knight22 on July 15, 2012, 03:46:12 PM

      This logo is very nice but has a problem, it is not clear when it is small... too much small details


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: cbeast on July 15, 2012, 06:14:10 PM
      Can someone design a B with two lightning bolts or swords piercing it?


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 15, 2012, 06:29:40 PM
      Can someone design a B with two lightning bolts or swords piercing it?
      https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36814103/BTT.png
      Kinda like a hash symbol at the top


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 15, 2012, 08:55:56 PM
      We're nearly halfway there in pledges!

      If you don't want to publicly pledge an amount send me a PM and I'll keep your pledge anonymous. (I'm looking at you Bitcoinica Hacker ;))

      Cheers,
      -Jon


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nedbert9 on July 15, 2012, 09:03:02 PM

      This logo is very nice but has a problem, it is not clear when it is small... too much small details


      I like these quite a bit.  Not to say they're perfect.

      Could the starfleet insignia be incorporated here in any way?

      :D


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: DingoRabiit on July 15, 2012, 09:33:00 PM
      I am loving the way this is turning out!
      The old logo definitly needs to go now.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 17, 2012, 06:40:21 PM
      Anyone willing to pledge?

      We need your help!


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: istar on July 17, 2012, 07:42:27 PM
      The logo is good, it looks slick, sound and healthy.
      It does not imply anything that could be interpreted as bad or aggressive.

      If some think it looks like a pancake? So what, pancakes are good most people like pancakes.

      It might be simple but it gives it credibility, makes it look quality and fresh. Polished.
      Not overworked as something done by a photoshop or 3d learning teenager.


      K.I.S.S
      Keep it simple stupid









       




      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: kiba on July 17, 2012, 07:43:58 PM
      The logo is good, it looks slick, sound and healthy.
      It does not imply anything that could be interpreted as bad or aggressive.


      Which logo?  ???


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 19, 2012, 08:37:02 PM
      We're not that far off people! Please pledge!

      The rising price has brought down the cost! Only 44BTC is needed. We're 17BTC away.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 22, 2012, 10:10:37 PM
      We've reached the amount of pledges we need.

      We're going ahead and designing now. I'll provide updates as they are made available.

      Now's a good time for suggestions! :)

      Thank you everyone for your pledges, you'll be contacted in a week or so (about halfway through the design process). At this time I'll provide a pledge BTC address and an update on the progress. You'll get to see where the design is going before anyone else!

      Hopefully we'll have something amazing to show soon!

      Thanks,
      -Jon


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Technomage on July 22, 2012, 10:18:16 PM
      Well, I have one suggestion and it's one word. Simplicity. The "bling bling" logos are cool and all but they are not good for universal use. We need a logo that's good for all purposes. It needs to be simple and cool at the same time.

      Designing a logo that is better than the current orange logo is not going to be easy but it is possible. I wish best of luck with that.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 22, 2012, 10:40:14 PM
      Well, I have one suggestion and it's one word. Simplicity. The "bling bling" logos are cool and all but they are not good for universal use. We need a logo that's good for all purposes. It needs to be simple and cool at the same time.

      Designing a logo that is better than the current orange logo is not going to be easy but it is possible. I wish best of luck with that.
      Added to the suggestion list.

      I agree, simple is better for logos.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: cande on July 22, 2012, 11:02:42 PM
      wow this is a nice thread! great contribution Coinabul!


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclemantis on July 23, 2012, 01:35:40 AM
      I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs (http://99designs.com/logo-design).

      It's good place to get some professional looking logos for a good price.  Minimum award is $300. I think we should be able to collect that much.

      The advantage of using 99designs is that we can access a much bigger pool of (semi)professional designers than by just posting a bounty on this forum.  We will also have several designs to pick from and we can do a community vote to decide the winner.

      Would be cool to have a 99designs type of site that runs off of bitcoin.

      Would anyone use it? Perhaps the people that are spectators could donate to runner up designs so that they get something too for their hard work?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 25, 2012, 07:55:02 PM
      Alright, I want that prize money, I'll make no fuzz about it.

      You ask for it, you get it.

      This logo

      - is simple and yet has a lot in it
      - combines the original BTC symbol with the new Ƀ to make everybody happy (for chrissake)
      - is 2-color black&white and easily invertible
      - adds some mystic appeal and secrecy using hidden symbolism
      - scalable version will be made available (if credit comes flying my way)
      - can be worked into any shiny bling bling (pancake coloring possible also)
      - resembles a COIN(!)
      - looks both techy and ancient
      - has the ability to convince a yet untapped Eastern market

      http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7079/btcblackwhite1.png
      http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4342/btcblackwhite2.png

      The Chinese good luck symbol btw. coined the future expression "Do you have some luck for me?" (pictures of my time machine will be made available in the future)

      Here, I made some animations too!

      http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5242/cc64f0dad732615336b70cf.gif
      http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7820/89e983096608614fb04e024.gif

      I was thinking about incorporating my donation address into the logo (possibly to the right of the B) kinda to make it look official or something, like the serial numbers on banknotes. But I don't have a tool to do curved lettertypes with, yet. I will do this if there is popular demand..

      The 1's and 0's (which represent the timestamp in the genesis block, as mentioned here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92954.msg1026004#msg1026004) can easily be replaced by corresponding political or religious symbols depending on your worldview such as pentagrams, swastikas, david stars, pyramids or crop circles. Whatever you fancy.

      If it were possible to incorporate a sound effect into a .PNG or .GIF I would've done that using a foreboding gong or perhaps a science-fiction swoosh-sound. But I guess you can't have everything..



      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: dunand on July 25, 2012, 09:01:24 PM
      This one is still my favorite. Why change to something else?

      http://i49.tinypic.com/35mldhh.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 25, 2012, 09:22:35 PM
      Well let me try this. Something totally different than others so some may not like it.
      But some constructive criticism is always welcome. I tried to mimic the bitcoin B with simple shapes.
      Used the orange of the 'old' logo and combined it with an other matching color. Gives it a calm impression imo.
      Hope you like it  ;)

      http://i.imgur.com/XbQE1.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 25, 2012, 09:25:57 PM
      Well let me try this. Something totally different than others so some may not like it.
      But some constructive criticism is always welcome. I tried to mimic the bitcoin B with simple shapes.
      Used the orange of the 'old' logo and combined it with an other matching color. Gives it a calm impression imo.
      Hope you like it  ;)

      http://i.imgur.com/XbQE1.png
      Wow, really sexy! :) Really abstract though.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 25, 2012, 09:41:37 PM
      Thanks!
      It is indeed abstract but this also gives it a instinct look. If you see this as a logo in your system tray you would identify it quite easily.
      Might try some other things if I get a good idea.

      Also made a version only using grey. A black/white version needs some work because it doesn't really work the way I made the file in vectors atm.

      http://i.imgur.com/LfzqU.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 25, 2012, 10:20:18 PM
      Thanks!
      It is indeed abstract but this also gives it a instinct look. If you see this as a logo in your system tray you would identify it quite easily.
      Might try some other things if I get a good idea.

      Also made a version only using grey. A black/white version needs some work because it doesn't really work the way I made the file in vectors atm.

      http://i.imgur.com/LfzqU.png
      Why is there a trademark? I like it, but its kind of close to the blutooth logo imo, try something more octogon-y


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 25, 2012, 10:56:07 PM
      Well let me try this. Something totally different than others so some may not like it.
      But some constructive criticism is always welcome. I tried to mimic the bitcoin B with simple shapes.
      Used the orange of the 'old' logo and combined it with an other matching color. Gives it a calm impression imo.
      Hope you like it  ;)

      http://i.imgur.com/XbQE1.png
      +1 the symbol on the left is a bit abstract, but I think you are on to something. The font choice is awesome. The colors look good.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: evoorhees on July 26, 2012, 01:27:53 AM
      Well let me try this. Something totally different than others so some may not like it.
      But some constructive criticism is always welcome. I tried to mimic the bitcoin B with simple shapes.
      Used the orange of the 'old' logo and combined it with an other matching color. Gives it a calm impression imo.
      Hope you like it  ;)

      http://i.imgur.com/XbQE1.png


      I was not a fan of this thread at all, but then this logo was posted. It is actually GOOD.

      I do not think the logo needs changing, and 99.9% of the alternatives are significantly worse than the original. However, Timbo925's design is badass and worthy of at least slight consideration.

      I'd remove the TM for a number of reasons ;)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: TheButterZone on July 26, 2012, 01:41:04 AM
      3 Bitcoin?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 26, 2012, 02:19:16 AM
      Well let me try this. Something totally different than others so some may not like it.
      But some constructive criticism is always welcome. I tried to mimic the bitcoin B with simple shapes.
      Used the orange of the 'old' logo and combined it with an other matching color. Gives it a calm impression imo.
      Hope you like it  ;)

      http://i.imgur.com/XbQE1.png
      +1 the symbol on the left is a bit abstract, but I think you are on to something. The font choice is awesome. The colors look good.


      The presentation is super professional. Notice the very subliminal gradient on the white background? It makes the entire logo look so much better. (I just learned something new.)

      I don't like the lettering though...



      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: dooglus on July 26, 2012, 04:26:05 AM
      The big tail on the 't' looks like a 'u' and made me think 'buttcoin' when I first saw it.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Stardust on July 26, 2012, 08:08:14 AM
      Well let me try this. Something totally different than others so some may not like it.
      But some constructive criticism is always welcome. I tried to mimic the bitcoin B with simple shapes.
      Used the orange of the 'old' logo and combined it with an other matching color. Gives it a calm impression imo.
      Hope you like it  ;)

      http://i.imgur.com/XbQE1.png

      I like it, it also fits symbolizing the blockchain. I don't like the font, I think the ubuntu font is better, but the abstract logo is perfect.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 26, 2012, 08:26:03 AM
      Thanks for all the great feedback. Glad you like it.  ;D
      So I did 3 other ones. Changed the logo a little bit to test some possible other combinations. Also got rid of the TM.
      It all still looks abstract but I feel like this is the thing it sepperating it from all others. Also like said by stardust it has a fits the symbolism of the blockchain.
      Changed the T in the original font to be a little bit less aggressive and also did one with the ubuntu font.

      This isn't finished in anyway but I thought I'll share it :)

      http://i.imgur.com/oboXi.png

      http://i.imgur.com/X4zud.png

      http://i.imgur.com/Fy9rS.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 26, 2012, 10:32:50 AM
      Thanks for all the great feedback. Glad you like it.  ;D
      So I did 3 other ones. Changed the logo a little bit to test some possible other combinations. Also got rid of the TM.
      It all still looks abstract but I feel like this is the thing it sepperating it from all others. Also like said by stardust it has a fits the symbolism of the blockchain.
      Changed the T in the original font to be a little bit less aggressive and also did one with the ubuntu font.

      This isn't finished in anyway but I thought I'll share it :)

      http://i.imgur.com/oboXi.png

      http://i.imgur.com/X4zud.png

      http://i.imgur.com/Fy9rS.png
      I like option 1


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: aq on July 26, 2012, 01:14:19 PM
      This one is still my favorite. Why change to something else?

      http://i49.tinypic.com/35mldhh.png
      Excellent, once you convert this to vector you should absolutely get paid the full reward ;D


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: arklan on July 26, 2012, 03:06:20 PM
      timbo is definitely on to something.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 26, 2012, 05:44:58 PM
      I'm a little concerned about the 't' -- it looks immature. Other than that though it looks great (I prefer the first design). I absolutely love the colors. If it's too similar to bluetooth, you could chop off part of the top and bottom (to look like the top and bottom halves of an octagon).


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 26, 2012, 06:32:43 PM

      May I suggest you try to come up with different shapes?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 26, 2012, 08:28:46 PM
      May I suggest you try to come up with different shapes?

      Sure :)
      Made this one with the same front design but changed the back. Looks a lot more like a B now imo.
      Other shapes may be also good but not really seeing a good one turning up in my sketches.

      But I really like this one myself.

      http://i.imgur.com/0n0eZ.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 26, 2012, 08:36:07 PM
      May I suggest you try to come up with different shapes?

      Sure :)
      Made this one with the same front design but changed the back. Looks a lot more like a B now imo.
      Other shapes may be also good but not really seeing a good one turning up in my sketches.

      But I really like this one myself.

      http://i.imgur.com/0n0eZ.png
      the lines going vertical could be striped orange and green, and seem to connect to the rest of the shape, looking like a folded paper, or something


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 26, 2012, 08:54:00 PM
      Good idea. Think this is a nice way to do it.
      Not to much so the logo keeps it clean look.

      http://i.imgur.com/RQK1t.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 26, 2012, 08:58:17 PM
      Good idea. Think this is a nice way to do it.
      Not to much so the logo keeps it clean look.

      http://i.imgur.com/RQK1t.png
      maybe make the orange part of the striped part darker (like where two orange parts overlap) to give it a fake 3d look


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 26, 2012, 09:04:30 PM
      Here you go :)

      http://i.imgur.com/YbrzC.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: TheButterZone on July 26, 2012, 09:31:10 PM
      What's with the 3 pattern? 3 lines, the 3 shape. What about just moving the largest line over and attaching it to the shape, so it forms a B?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 26, 2012, 09:31:45 PM
      better, but I made a picture to explain what I mean. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36814103/bitcoinlogo.png
      what software are you using btw?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 26, 2012, 10:11:33 PM
      What's with the 3 pattern? 3 lines, the 3 shape. What about just moving the largest line over and attaching it to the shape, so it forms a B?

      It should represent a B. But I added a extra line to make it more clear.
      better, but I made a picture to explain what I mean.
      https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36814103/bitcoinlogo.png
      what software are you using btw?

      The software I use is Adobe Illustrator. So all this is in vector so the thing that is expected for a professorial logo.
      I change the colors a little bit and I think this way you better see the '3D cube'. Looks quite nice if I say so myself :D

      http://i.imgur.com/hDWNn.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mushroomized on July 26, 2012, 10:15:28 PM
      What's with the 3 pattern? 3 lines, the 3 shape. What about just moving the largest line over and attaching it to the shape, so it forms a B?

      It should represent a B. But I added a extra line to make it more clear.
      better, but I made a picture to explain what I mean.
      https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36814103/bitcoinlogo.png
      what software are you using btw?

      The software I use is Adobe Illustrator. So all this is in vector so the thing that is expected for a professorial logo.
      I change the colors a little bit and I think this way you better see the '3D cube'. Looks quite nice if I say so myself :D

      http://i.imgur.com/hDWNn.png

      Nice, now it looks like a box kite, you could make it float up in the air with a "cloud" and since the box kite shape is open you could have some stuff flowing through it to show its open source or something.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 26, 2012, 10:20:06 PM
      May I suggest you try to come up with different shapes?

      Sure :)
      Made this one with the same front design but changed the back. Looks a lot more like a B now imo.
      Other shapes may be also good but not really seeing a good one turning up in my sketches.

      But I really like this one myself.

      http://i.imgur.com/0n0eZ.png
      the lines going vertical could be striped orange and green, and seem to connect to the rest of the shape, looking like a folded paper, or something

      I love how this is turning out. The logo part still doesn't shout "hey, this is money" like the $ or old logo did...I very much like the look of this one though ...


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 26, 2012, 10:38:17 PM
      Thanks ;)
      Made a black/white version and works great this way.
      Signing of for the night but will be back tomorrow.  :)

      http://i.imgur.com/Dqn7e.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: arklan on July 26, 2012, 10:55:40 PM
      that is looking EXCELLENT.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: AndrewBUD on July 26, 2012, 11:06:19 PM
      Good job :)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: TheButterZone on July 27, 2012, 12:37:31 AM
      Awesome.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 27, 2012, 02:56:51 AM
      I'm very impressed. I still don't like the 't' in that font though; it's more suited for a playground than the world's future currency :P


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 27, 2012, 03:51:43 AM
      I gave it another shot. Here's a simplified version of the bling bling logo I made recently (no actual bling bling, just the basic design). I still like the original "B in a coin" idea as it is most widely recognized.
      The green in it was inspired by Timbo.
      The font combination used is Bank Gothic/Arial (oh the irony :)).

      Below is a version of the lettertype with the alternative Ƀ symbol. You could hardly combine the two but I think the letters are more convincing.

      (On a more general note, I don't think you will be able to establish one logo as THE official Bitcoin logo. OP should clarify as to what particular use he has in mind for the logo he's having funded.)

      http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2615/bitcoinecash.png

      http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8454/bitcoinecashtype.png






      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: istar on July 27, 2012, 05:40:16 AM
      If you are doing a new Logo, it should look amazing, yet friendly, trustworthy, expensive, not owerworked and geeky. Something that both men and women could like. Who said it was going to be easy.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Stardust on July 27, 2012, 07:28:02 AM
      Quote from: Timbo925

      I like option 3 and 1 the best. Wonder what they would look like in other colors.

      @goodlord666

      Your combined logo would be my favorite if it wasn't for Timbo925, but I'm a sucker for abstract and symbolism.

      Quote from: istar
      If you are doing a new Logo, it should look amazing, yet friendly, trustworthy, expensive, not owerworked and geeky. Something that both men and women could like. Who said it was going to be easy.
      Yet historically it was symbols like the Nazi Swastika and the Five Pointed Star of the Communists that won the hearts of the people. If something is to be revolutionary it needs something better than a B with dashes. BTC is too conservative.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 27, 2012, 08:55:05 AM
      Hi guys,
      Thanks for all the great feedback. Will make this post as an official entry.
      Of course will still be changing things around so we can get the perfect new logo. But this way all is nicely in one post.
      I did some more tweaks on the logo.
      1. Changed the font to solve the weird T problem some people noted
      2. Added the tag line
      3. Changed the colors

      I think we have great looking logo now. It has some good advantages.
      - Something totally new-looking and fresh
      - Stands out and not a pancake like asked in OP
      - Works good in B/W
      - Includes the Ƀ
      - Tag line gives you the short information about what bitcoin is
      - Has some 3D aspect to it

      Edit: Added a version with black background

      B/W
      http://i.imgur.com/cSePB.png

      2 Colors - No gradient - Opacity
      http://i.imgur.com/dKX3P.png

      2 Colors - Gradient - No Opacity
      http://i.imgur.com/x8IP0.png

      Black Background
      http://i.imgur.com/vXubR.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 27, 2012, 09:08:57 AM
      We should present it to the community (out of this thread) to see how they like it.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Joric on July 27, 2012, 09:31:18 AM
      All those logos are pathetic. Why don't you get a bounty up and find some guy on dribbble?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclescrooge on July 27, 2012, 09:34:01 AM
      All those logos are pathetic. Why don't you get a bounty up and find some guy on dribbble?
      Are you kidding me the're awesome!


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 27, 2012, 10:10:52 AM
      Hi guys,
      Thanks for all the great feedback. Will make this post as an official entry.
      Of course will still be changing things around so we can get the perfect new logo. But this way all is nicely in one post.
      I did some more tweaks on the logo.
      1. Changed the font to solve the weird T problem some people noted
      2. Added the tag line
      3. Changed the colors

      I think we have great looking logo now. It has some good advantages.
      - Something totally new-looking and fresh
      - Stands out and not a pancake like asked in OP
      - Works good in B/W
      - Includes the Ƀ
      - Tag line gives you the short information about what bitcoin is
      - Has some 3D aspect to it

      Edit: Added a version with black background

      B/W
      http://i.imgur.com/cSePB.png

      2 Colors - No gradient - Opacity
      http://i.imgur.com/dKX3P.png

      2 Colors - Gradient - No Opacity
      http://i.imgur.com/x8IP0.png

      Black Background
      http://i.imgur.com/vXubR.png

      I think the old, distinctive font was better...it stands out much better and sets a brand theme. Also, I would drop virtual and use the word electronic...it's real currency for real stuff...virtual currency to me means WoW dollars or Monopoly money.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 27, 2012, 10:21:29 AM
      Not "electronic" but "digital".


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 27, 2012, 10:39:36 AM
      Digital also sound better to me. Tried to fix the weird T in the 'old' font and it would look like this.
      Both look almost identical tho.

      http://i.imgur.com/aithR.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: waspoza on July 27, 2012, 12:14:52 PM
      Weird t i better imo.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: FlipPro on July 27, 2012, 12:41:43 PM
      The more I look at it, the more I realize this is looking REALLY good.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 27, 2012, 01:53:47 PM
      Not "electronic" but "digital".

      decentralized electronic cash is what it says on the wiki.



      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 27, 2012, 02:26:48 PM

      2 Colors - No gradient - Opacity
      http://i.imgur.com/dKX3P.png

      2 Colors - Gradient - No Opacity
      http://i.imgur.com/x8IP0.png


      I think the old, distinctive font was better...it stands out much better and sets a brand theme. Also, I would drop virtual and use the word electronic...it's real currency for real stuff...virtual currency to me means WoW dollars or Monopoly money.


      I like the overall appearance of the design, and the font looks better now. but I somehow don't like the shape of the B-logo at all. It's too awkward. It looks like something from a 70's design contest or like one of those flash-in-the-bottle olympic logos from back in the day. It doesn't look "timeless" enough.

      Also, the proportions don't match up. The logo stretches vertically too much, while my aesthetic perception would expect something that stretches more or less equally in all dimensions.

      Generally, if you are going to use anything like a "B" as the logo next to the word "Bitcoin" it doubles the first letter B, which somehow looks cheap.

      There should also be no opacity effects whatsoever like in the first one above.

      If you did an abstract B I'm thinking it would be cool to use only 2 vertical lines instead of 3 to hint at the original B-logo/the dollar sign etc.

      "P2P" should not be in the claim, because that's above the majority of people's heads. Also, it should not say "virtual", because it's real. And "currency" doesn't do it justice either because "cash" is the primary quality. "P2P" is implied by "decentralized".

      "Decentralized Electronic Cash" is the first line in the wiki that describes what Bitcoin is, it's short, has 3 words, says it all, in laymen terms.

      That said, I appreciate Timbo's efforts so far.







      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: paulie_w on July 27, 2012, 02:59:07 PM
      i'm with dunand and others. why is it being changed now?

      i would like to direct your attention here:

      https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94883.0

      really, the important stuff is figuring out the messaging and "brand values", then worrying about things like logos and specific copy.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lethos on July 27, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
      I've no problem with the original design and I could definitely argue for and against changing it.
      Brand recognition vs moving with the times, etc etc.

      However, I was bored, so put up something quickly.

      http://static.lethosdesigns.com/i/bitcoin-new.png

      I'm a programmer, not an artist, so I'm expecting a lot of negative critiquing.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 27, 2012, 04:22:08 PM
      "Decentralized Electronic Cash" sounds awful. Decentralized Digital Currency" sounds fine.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: goodlord666 on July 27, 2012, 04:33:13 PM
      I've no problem with the original design and I could definitely argue for and against changing it.
      Brand recognition vs moving with the times, etc etc.

      However, I was bored, so put up something quickly.

      http://static.lethosdesigns.com/i/bitcoin-new.png

      I'm a programmer, not an artist, so I'm expecting a lot of negative critiquing.


      We have a winner!

      I pledge 1 BTC towards paying this guy if his design is chosen!



      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: paraipan on July 27, 2012, 05:08:18 PM
      "Decentralized Electronic Cash" sounds awful. Decentralized Digital Currency" sounds fine.

      In Spain "p2p digital cash" sounds better, when they hear the other they say: "decentral.... what?"

      Have to remind you guys, bitcoin is not a currency  ::) Btw, great designs until now


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 27, 2012, 05:17:57 PM
      For the moment I will call it 'Decentralized Digital Currency'. Because I have the feeling we can discuss this in a whole new Topic ;)

      I also took the suggestion of removing a stripe and not duplicating the B in the logo. Doesn't look bad at all.
      In the end it is kind of a taste thing I think. But something like this is also solvable by a poll (by everyone or just by the people who pledge for the award.)

      http://i.imgur.com/gp18k.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lethos on July 27, 2012, 05:18:23 PM
      I've no problem with the original design and I could definitely argue for and against changing it.
      Brand recognition vs moving with the times, etc etc.

      However, I was bored, so put up something quickly.

      http://static.lethosdesigns.com/i/bitcoin-new.png

      I'm a programmer, not an artist, so I'm expecting a lot of negative critiquing.


      We have a winner!

      I pledge 1 BTC towards paying this guy if his design is chosen!



      Thanks, I'm not sure how to take that.
      It's not really my thing, I do some design work. However I think Bitcoin needs a more "futuristic" look, right now it works as "modern"


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lethos on July 27, 2012, 05:23:09 PM
      "Decentralized Electronic Cash" sounds awful. Decentralized Digital Currency" sounds fine.

      In Spain "p2p digital cash" sounds better, when they hear the other they say: "decentral.... what?"

      Have to remind you guys, bitcoin is not a currency  ::) Btw, great designs until now

      Is their an solid agreement on what to call it, so I can make any adjustment to my logo.
      Currency is probably more accurate, Cash is a little too much of a slang term.
      I'm not all that fussed on Decentralized or p2p, but I'm not sure it works without it either.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: ineededausername on July 27, 2012, 05:47:33 PM
      For the moment I will call it 'Decentralized Digital Currency'. Because I have the feeling we can discuss this in a whole new Topic ;)

      I also took the suggestion of removing a stripe and not duplicating the B in the logo. Doesn't look bad at all.
      In the end it is kind of a taste thing I think. But something like this is also solvable by a poll (by everyone or just by the people who pledge for the award.)

      http://i.imgur.com/gp18k.png

      Suggestion: since we're all using the double-barred B symbol, why don't we replace the two negative-space stripes with longer, colored ones?  Right now it just looks like a B.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 27, 2012, 06:16:54 PM
      Slow down! What happened to the awesome, distinctive, fresh green and orange?
      http://i.imgur.com/Fy9rS.png
      And why are we making it a box? The box looks bad. This one is much better IMO.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 27, 2012, 07:15:50 PM
      How about using the word "global" instead of decentralized or p2p?  Most people don't think of their money as centralized per se...most people see money as something specific to each country with no true "global" currency (although many international transactions are denominated in USD or euros, I would hesitate to call either a global currency).



      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 27, 2012, 07:19:17 PM
      "Decentralized Electronic Cash" sounds awful. Decentralized Digital Currency" sounds fine.

      In Spain "p2p digital cash" sounds better, when they hear the other they say: "decentral.... what?"

      Have to remind you guys, bitcoin is not a currency  ::) Btw, great designs until now

      Pardon my genuine ignorance...why is Bitcoin not currency?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 27, 2012, 07:22:04 PM
      Slow down! What happened to the awesome, distinctive, fresh green and orange?

      And why are we making it a box? The box looks bad. This one is much better IMO.

      PPl were seeing this one as a 3 in stead of a B. Colors are still in 'production' tho :)

      "Global" indeed sound good to me. It does sound positive.

      Edit:
      This is what the 'old' colors look like.
      http://i.imgur.com/t9Cms.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: paraipan on July 27, 2012, 07:22:43 PM
      "Decentralized Electronic Cash" sounds awful. Decentralized Digital Currency" sounds fine.

      In Spain "p2p digital cash" sounds better, when they hear the other they say: "decentral.... what?"

      Have to remind you guys, bitcoin is not a currency  ::) Btw, great designs until now

      Pardon my genuine ignorance...why is Bitcoin not currency?

      Take a look at this thread and wiki page

      https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2966.0

      https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Ideal_Properties_of_Digital_Commodities

      We could call bitcoin a currency the day it is universally accepted I think

      /off topic


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 27, 2012, 07:46:58 PM
      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 27, 2012, 08:00:26 PM
      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

      Here you go :)

      http://i.imgur.com/okwEz.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: ElectricMucus on July 27, 2012, 08:07:36 PM
      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

      Here you go :)

      http://i.imgur.com/okwEz.png

      Looks very professional, may be even too professional. But that will depend on your expectations.
      Might almost be some corporate logo, so if that what kind of people it has to appeal to it should be perfect ;)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lethos on July 27, 2012, 08:35:16 PM
      Always felt orange looks bests against black instead of white, so figured I'd give it a try while changing the text.

      http://static.lethosdesigns.com/i/bitcoin-new-2.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 27, 2012, 08:54:17 PM
      Always felt orange looks bests against black instead of white, so figured I'd give it a try while changing the text.
      Just a heads up, generally when you design something, you want it to be readable. It took me about three seconds to figure out that those were letters.

      Also, re: the slogan. I think this is as good of a place to discuss it.

      I've always called Bitcoin, Online Money.

      Some other ideas:

      Online Cash
      The Future of Money
      Effortless Currency
      International Money

      I don't know if you need to describe what Bitcoin is, so much as what it does.

      If you look at Wal-Mart, they don't say, "Low profit-margin, high volume, aggressive shopping centers." for their slogan. They do something like "Live Better" or Low Prices Everday! Or something similar. Describe the consumer relation, not the protocol.

      Thoughts?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lethos on July 27, 2012, 09:25:37 PM
      Always felt orange looks bests against black instead of white, so figured I'd give it a try while changing the text.
      Just a heads up, generally when you design something, you want it to be readable. It took me about three seconds to figure out that those were letters.

      Also, re: the slogan. I think this is as good of a place to discuss it.

      I've always called Bitcoin, Online Money.

      Some other ideas:

      Online Cash
      The Future of Money
      Effortless Currency
      International Money

      I don't know if you need to describe what Bitcoin is, so much as what it does.

      If you look at Wal-Mart, they don't say, "Low profit-margin, high volume, aggressive shopping centers." for their slogan. They do something like "Live Better" or Low Prices Everday! Or something similar. Describe the consumer relation, not the protocol.

      Thoughts?


      Thanks for the feedback.
      I'm dyslexic and don't have any issues with reading it, but I can understand not everyone is the same and can see now why it might be an issue.
      I'll try a different font. Is it the main logo font you find hard to read.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 27, 2012, 09:38:30 PM
      Always felt orange looks bests against black instead of white, so figured I'd give it a try while changing the text.
      Just a heads up, generally when you design something, you want it to be readable. It took me about three seconds to figure out that those were letters.

      Also, re: the slogan. I think this is as good of a place to discuss it.

      I've always called Bitcoin, Online Money.

      Some other ideas:

      Online Cash
      The Future of Money
      Effortless Currency
      International Money

      I don't know if you need to describe what Bitcoin is, so much as what it does.

      If you look at Wal-Mart, they don't say, "Low profit-margin, high volume, aggressive shopping centers." for their slogan. They do something like "Live Better" or Low Prices Everday! Or something similar. Describe the consumer relation, not the protocol.

      Thoughts?


      Thanks for the feedback.
      I'm dyslexic and don't have any issues with reading it, but I can understand not everyone is the same and can see now why it might be an issue.
      I'll try a different font. Is it the main logo font you find hard to read.
      Both fonts are pretty hard to read.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lethos on July 27, 2012, 11:43:53 PM
      Moved the font quiet far away from what I originally had, however I do believe it is easier to read.
      Yeah the font still appears in the background faded heavily... I like it.

      http://static.lethosdesigns.com/i/bitcoin-new-3.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 28, 2012, 12:13:15 AM
      Moved the font quiet far away from what I originally had, however I do believe it is easier to read.
      Yeah the font still appears in the background faded heavily... I like it.

      http://static.lethosdesigns.com/i/bitcoin-new-3.png

      I like the lines at the top an bottom of the B shape...It screams "money." Unfortunately, I don't think that the "alarm clock" style display were are all familiar with now will be recognizable by my kids when they are my age. It's a technology of yesteryear, not a timeless symbol.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 28, 2012, 12:15:23 AM
      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

      Here you go :)

      http://i.imgur.com/okwEz.png

      Looks very professional, may be even too professional. But that will depend on your expectations.
      Might almost be some corporate logo, so if that what kind of people it has to appeal to it should be perfect ;)

      I like the 2 line idea better...it sorta reminds people of the $ symbol...I just wish there was some way to evoke the same feeling of cash you get with $€£¥...the text based B with the horizontal bar (a type-able symbol btw) helped evoke the sense of cash too...I wouldn't drop it for anything.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Technomage on July 28, 2012, 12:27:15 AM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 28, 2012, 12:27:28 AM
      Possible replacements for BTC that are included in UTF:

      @ (Bitcoin is doing to money what email did to letters, so why not borrow email's style?)
      ʙ   LATIN LETTER SMALL CAPITAL B (U+0299)
      Β   GREEK CAPITAL LETTER BETA (U+0392)
      β   GREEK SMALL LETTER BETA (U+03B2)   ceb2
      Ɓ   LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH HOOK (U+0181)   c681
      Ƃ   LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH TOPBAR (U+0182)   c682
      ƀ   LATIN SMALL LETTER B WITH STROKE (U+0180)   c680
      ƃ   LATIN SMALL LETTER B WITH TOPBAR (U+0183)   c683
      Ƅ   LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TONE SIX (U+0184)   c684
      Ƀ   LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH STROKE (U+0243)   c983
      ɓ   LATIN SMALL LETTER B WITH HOOK (U+0253)   c993


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 28, 2012, 12:28:01 AM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Technomage on July 28, 2012, 12:31:46 AM
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Good. That's what I thought was supposed to be the point of this, the thread has derailed into a bounty competition which I think won't work for something that simply has to be really good, not just good. It's never bad to throw around ideas though, it can at least help to see what isn't a good idea. :)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 28, 2012, 12:36:18 AM
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Good. That's what I thought was supposed to be the point of this, the thread has derailed into a bounty competition which I think simply won't work for something that simply has to be really good, not just good. It's never bad to throw around ideas though, it can at least help to see what isn't a good idea. :)

      I've learned a little bit about graphic design from this thread...And its really a lot more complex than I realized. The ||B logo stands head and shoulders above all the other logos in the thread...It's got a lot of good ideas built into it.  If what we've seen is nothing so far, I can't wait to see what is in store.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 28, 2012, 07:28:56 AM
      The design is awesome, the text: Global Digital Currency is perfect. But the double B paranoia is just stupid. Even my wife said that she preferred the previous version with the "Bitcoin", and the "itcoin" version looks a bit circumsized.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 28, 2012, 08:24:28 AM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Damm I tought I was on a winning design path :p Hope the designer can come up with something nice.
      Just wondering if he is working 'pre-paid', so I still have a chance if I design some more :)

      The design is awesome, the text: Global Digital Currency is perfect. But the double B paranoia is just stupid. Even my wife said that she preferred the previous version with the "Bitcoin", and the "itcoin" version looks a bit circumsized.

      Thanks :) Personally also liked the Bitcoin in full. Also gives the opportunity to use the -B in the logo.
      Made a version of the 'Bitcoin accepted here' button

      http://i.imgur.com/l2DVr.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: herzmeister on July 28, 2012, 11:01:31 AM
      "Global Digital Currency" sounds like NWO currency.  :-[ Something like "P2P" which implies that there is no central authority should remain in it.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 28, 2012, 12:23:06 PM
      Here you go: "P2P Global Digital Currency"


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: paulie_w on July 28, 2012, 04:13:57 PM
      forgive me, but: groan.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on July 28, 2012, 05:07:57 PM
      "Global Digital Currency" sounds like NWO currency.  :-[ Something like "P2P" which implies that there is no central authority should remain in it.
      Most people who would understand what p2p means and the implications therein don't need it in the logo...those that won't understand it wouldn't be all that interested in the decentralized aspect of Bitcoin anyway. Anyhow, multiple logo options are likely anyhow.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 28, 2012, 05:26:05 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Damm I tought I was on a winning design path :p Hope the designer can come up with something nice.
      Just wondering if he is working 'pre-paid', so I still have a chance if I design some more :)

      The design is awesome, the text: Global Digital Currency is perfect. But the double B paranoia is just stupid. Even my wife said that she preferred the previous version with the "Bitcoin", and the "itcoin" version looks a bit circumsized.

      Thanks :) Personally also liked the Bitcoin in full. Also gives the opportunity to use the -B in the logo.
      Made a version of the 'Bitcoin accepted here' button

      http://i.imgur.com/l2DVr.png
      Wow. That looks amazing.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclemantis on July 28, 2012, 05:28:06 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Damm I tought I was on a winning design path :p Hope the designer can come up with something nice.
      Just wondering if he is working 'pre-paid', so I still have a chance if I design some more :)

      The design is awesome, the text: Global Digital Currency is perfect. But the double B paranoia is just stupid. Even my wife said that she preferred the previous version with the "Bitcoin", and the "itcoin" version looks a bit circumsized.

      Thanks :) Personally also liked the Bitcoin in full. Also gives the opportunity to use the -B in the logo.
      Made a version of the 'Bitcoin accepted here' button

      http://i.imgur.com/l2DVr.png
      Wow. That looks amazing.

      I don't like the color :(


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 28, 2012, 05:40:14 PM
      Maybe black and yellow ? :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhCpcdb_kig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhCpcdb_kig)

      http://i.imgur.com/JDu0d.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: novusordo on July 28, 2012, 05:50:26 PM
      IMHO, Ƀitcoin looks more professional than BTCitcoin. The thing is, BTC is much easier to identify as a currency for someone who has never heard of BTC before, because of its similarity to the $. Even so, by changing to the Ƀ newcomers might mentally put more distance between the USD and Bitcoin. It might not have a huge effect, but it may have an effect nonetheless.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 28, 2012, 05:52:07 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Damm I tought I was on a winning design path :p Hope the designer can come up with something nice.
      Just wondering if he is working 'pre-paid', so I still have a chance if I design some more :)

      The design is awesome, the text: Global Digital Currency is perfect. But the double B paranoia is just stupid. Even my wife said that she preferred the previous version with the "Bitcoin", and the "itcoin" version looks a bit circumsized.

      Thanks :) Personally also liked the Bitcoin in full. Also gives the opportunity to use the -B in the logo.
      Made a version of the 'Bitcoin accepted here' button

      http://i.imgur.com/l2DVr.png
      Wow. That looks amazing.

      I don't like the color :(
      Really? It looks clean and fresh to me. Very professional also.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: novusordo on July 28, 2012, 05:55:46 PM
      Maybe black and yellow ? :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhCpcdb_kig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhCpcdb_kig)

      http://i.imgur.com/JDu0d.png

      Stunning, but simple enough for a multitude of use-cases. Definitely my favorite so far, dunno if I'd take it over the original though... but maybe that's just because of attachment.  ;D

      EDIT:
      Could you make a version with the color of the classic orange coin? Curious as to how that would look.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 28, 2012, 06:04:58 PM
      Sure this is with the original orange color.

      http://i.imgur.com/wPbEH.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 28, 2012, 06:36:46 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Damm I tought I was on a winning design path :p Hope the designer can come up with something nice.
      Just wondering if he is working 'pre-paid', so I still have a chance if I design some more :)

      The design is awesome, the text: Global Digital Currency is perfect. But the double B paranoia is just stupid. Even my wife said that she preferred the previous version with the "Bitcoin", and the "itcoin" version looks a bit circumsized.

      Thanks :) Personally also liked the Bitcoin in full. Also gives the opportunity to use the -B in the logo.
      Made a version of the 'Bitcoin accepted here' button

      http://i.imgur.com/l2DVr.png
      Wow. That looks amazing.

      I don't like the color :(
      Really? It looks clean and fresh to me. Very professional also.

      accepted!  ;D


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 28, 2012, 06:50:43 PM
      @ Gyrsur

      Nice Avatar & good idea ;)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 28, 2012, 07:39:02 PM
      @ Gyrsur

      Nice Avatar & good idea ;)

      thank you for the flowers!  ;)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Taz on July 28, 2012, 07:49:26 PM
      http://i.imgur.com/LAsmu.jpg


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 28, 2012, 08:04:01 PM
      What? ;P


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 28, 2012, 08:07:46 PM
      http://i.imgur.com/eIXkg.png
      DO I LOOK LIKE A SHOPPING CENTER? :o


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Taz on July 28, 2012, 08:12:33 PM

      haha.
      Sorry nimda if it sounds like a criticism, it wasn't meant to. Me likey.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 28, 2012, 08:28:27 PM

      haha.
      Sorry nimda if it sounds like a criticism, it wasn't meant to. Me likey.

      Hahah nice one  ;D


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 28, 2012, 08:33:18 PM

      haha.
      Sorry nimda if it sounds like a criticism, it wasn't meant to. Me likey.
      Hmm... apparently I need a more sarcastic looking  :o button... like a combination of  :P :o and  ;)
      ;o)P


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Taz on July 28, 2012, 08:36:04 PM
      oh right, my bad. ::)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 28, 2012, 08:40:13 PM
      oh right, my bad. ::)
      OK now I am very very confused :o
      This is coming into play: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/jobs/07pre.html?_r=1


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: check_status on July 28, 2012, 08:42:12 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Don't forget to show them the new Bitcoin currency symbol ---> . ;D


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Taz on July 28, 2012, 08:45:52 PM
      oh right, my bad. ::)
      OK now I am very very confused :o
      This is coming into play: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/jobs/07pre.html?_r=1

      Haha, I think so. No intended negativity on this side.
      Now back on topic! >:(


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 28, 2012, 08:52:06 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Don't forget to show them the new Bitcoin currency symbol ---> . ;D
      That is new. I don't think I like it. :c


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: check_status on July 28, 2012, 09:03:11 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Don't forget to show them the new Bitcoin currency symbol ---> . ;D
      That is new. I don't think I like it. :c
      It's a math symbol called, 'not a superset of' (U+2285), which is like saying 'not less than nor equal to'. (To what? Fiat currency, of course.)
      -I'll bid ⊅10 for a BFL Single.-


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 28, 2012, 11:20:36 PM
      Nothing in this thread so far beats the current logo. Not even close. Until something comes close, they are all useless. That's my opinion anyway.
      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet ;)

      Don't forget to show them the new Bitcoin currency symbol ---> . ;D
      That is new. I don't think I like it. :c
      It's a math symbol called, 'not a superset of' (U+2285), which is like saying 'not less than nor equal to'. (To what? Fiat currency, of course.)
      -I'll bid ⊅10 for a BFL Single.-
      Interesting!

      Any other threads where this is discussed?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: check_status on July 29, 2012, 12:00:47 AM
      Yes, but Kano said it's got a snowballs chance in hell and rjk said typing U+2285 didn't work for him.  :P


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 29, 2012, 12:16:28 AM
      oh right, my bad. ::)
      OK now I am very very confused :o
      This is coming into play: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/jobs/07pre.html?_r=1

      Haha, I think so. No intended negativity on this side.
      Now back on topic! >:(
      OK! >:( :(

      Can I get a version like the one in my avatar, but with http://i.imgur.com/l2DVr.png?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclemantis on July 29, 2012, 12:59:01 AM
      Can we get a B&W and Gray-scale version please?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcoinminer on July 29, 2012, 03:02:26 AM
      I want one that says:

          BITCOIN
        Get GoXXXed.



      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 29, 2012, 09:11:20 AM
      Can I get a version like the one in my avatar, but with?

      http://i.imgur.com/YDfi3.png

      I want one that says:

          BITCOIN
        Get GoXXXed.



      http://i.imgur.com/udhg2.png

      Can we get a B&W and Gray-scale version please?

      Number 1: Greyscale
      http://i.imgur.com/EeVQ2.png

      Number 2: Greyscale
      http://i.imgur.com/7yHym.png

      Number 3: B/W
      http://i.imgur.com/4iTi7.png

      I will make a full gallery of all the different logo's as my semi-final entry. If I don't win the bounty/price you can tip me some BTC for my work @ 14kWQ58rUQj7JEzixtjLeQPd2hAj5zpVeY ;)
      I do have the feeling this logo can stand it's ground next to the old one. Fresh and professorial look.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lucidize on July 29, 2012, 12:47:14 PM
      I hope you don't mind me being critical about this.

      It's not a very clear and strong logo imo, not easy to see the orange and green combo creating the B.
      The kerning doesn't seem 100% right on both lines of text.

      Also are you guys serious about using a D for a Bitcoin symbol?

      This is a confusing thread.
      Sorry for my negativity, it's just my opinion.

      Edit: Just reading back a bit and discovering that something like 50btc was spent on this??? I'm shocked!


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclemantis on July 29, 2012, 02:00:18 PM
      I hope you don't mind me being critical about this.

      It's not a very clear and strong logo imo, not easy to see the orange and green combo creating the B.
      The kerning doesn't seem 100% right on both lines of text.

      Also are you guys serious about using a D for a Bitcoin symbol?

      This is a confusing thread.
      Sorry for my negativity, it's just my opinion.

      Edit: Just reading back a bit and discovering that something like 50btc was spent on this??? I'm shocked!

      50BTC? WTF!? I work with local arts that would do 10 times better for 50 BUCKS.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Raoul Duke on July 29, 2012, 02:11:58 PM
      I hope you don't mind me being critical about this.

      It's not a very clear and strong logo imo, not easy to see the orange and green combo creating the B.
      The kerning doesn't seem 100% right on both lines of text.

      Also are you guys serious about using a D for a Bitcoin symbol?

      This is a confusing thread.
      Sorry for my negativity, it's just my opinion.

      Edit: Just reading back a bit and discovering that something like 50btc was spent on this??? I'm shocked!

      50BTC? WTF!? I work with local arts that would do 10 times better for 50 BUCKS.

      What are you guys talking about?
      The designs posted on this thread aren't seeing a dime from the pledge of the OP, AFAIK.
      The funding request was made so Coinabul could pay his designer to make a new logo.

      Also, where is the logo with the D, Lucidize?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 29, 2012, 02:16:02 PM
      Nobody received any btc as far as I now. But most competitions online have prices around 300 $. And they do. 't design for bitcoin.

      I spend a lot of time designing and didn't get any btc for my effort. Only hope and way to earn some bitcoin is mine is better then the designers one so OP picks mine or some other people tip me.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Raoul Duke on July 29, 2012, 02:17:14 PM
      Nobody received any btc as far as I now. But most competitions online have prices around 300 $. And they do. 't design for bitcoin.

      I spend a lot of time designing and didn't get any btc for my effort. Only hope and way to earn some bitcoin is mine is better then the designers one so OP picks mine or some other people tip me.


      I don't think his designer will work for free ;)


      We've reached the amount of pledges we need.

      We're going ahead and designing now. I'll provide updates as they are made available.

      Now's a good time for suggestions! :)

      Thank you everyone for your pledges, you'll be contacted in a week or so (about halfway through the design process). At this time I'll provide a pledge BTC address and an update on the progress. You'll get to see where the design is going before anyone else!

      Hopefully we'll have something amazing to show soon!

      Thanks,
      -Jon


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 29, 2012, 02:25:46 PM
      True but if the designer does not come up with a design that OP likes. It may be possible he doesn't need to pay. At least that is how I do it when I design for people. Maybe I'm to good? :-P

      if not I did a lot of work for nothing :-P


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclemantis on July 29, 2012, 02:29:41 PM
      I am in the middle of a project right now. But when I am done I want to set up a 99designs type of website using BTC that will ALSO allow for DONATIONS to the SUBMISSION!

      No artist should have to work for free to gamble at a chance of winning. That is just pointless.

      Anyone in here that agrees and wants to help either with ideas, or code or graphics PM me. I don't bite :)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Raoul Duke on July 29, 2012, 02:32:17 PM
      True but if the designer does not come up with a design that OP likes. It may be possible he doesn't need to pay. At least that is how I do it when I design for people. Maybe I'm to good? :-P

      if not I did a lot of work for nothing :-P

      He may end up with a great design in his own opinion and the rest of the world may think it's crap and don't use it.
      Bitcoin isn't a company after all, no one can force a given logo on us. Most likely I'll just continue to use the one we have now.
      It's simple, you look at it and you know it's Bitcoin. Good enough for me. Hence why I didn't pledge even a bitcent.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: unclemantis on July 29, 2012, 02:43:11 PM
      True but if the designer does not come up with a design that OP likes. It may be possible he doesn't need to pay. At least that is how I do it when I design for people. Maybe I'm to good? :-P

      if not I did a lot of work for nothing :-P

      He may end up with a great design in his own opinion and the rest of the world may think it's crap and don't use it.
      Bitcoin isn't a company after all, no one can force a given logo on us. Most likely I'll just continue to use the one we have now.
      It's simple, you look at it and you know it's Bitcoin. Good enough for me. Hence why I didn't pledge even a bitcent.

      Again perhaps you would like to help build this new site I have in mind. Where ALL submissions have a chance for some coinage.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Raoul Duke on July 29, 2012, 02:55:57 PM
      True but if the designer does not come up with a design that OP likes. It may be possible he doesn't need to pay. At least that is how I do it when I design for people. Maybe I'm to good? :-P

      if not I did a lot of work for nothing :-P

      He may end up with a great design in his own opinion and the rest of the world may think it's crap and don't use it.
      Bitcoin isn't a company after all, no one can force a given logo on us. Most likely I'll just continue to use the one we have now.
      It's simple, you look at it and you know it's Bitcoin. Good enough for me. Hence why I didn't pledge even a bitcent.

      Again perhaps you would like to help build this new site I have in mind. Where ALL submissions have a chance for some coinage.

      I think Rugatu already does a good job on that. Probably there won't be the need to duplicate work that is already done.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcoinminer on July 29, 2012, 04:23:28 PM
      Can I get a version like the one in my avatar, but with?

      http://i.imgur.com/YDfi3.png

      I want one that says:

          BITCOIN
        Get GoXXXed.



      http://i.imgur.com/udhg2.png

      LOL This is bad ass.  That's my new avatar.  I sent you 0.37 BTC. (Had to round off the wallet to an even number)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Lucidize on July 29, 2012, 06:41:08 PM
      I hope you don't mind me being critical about this.

      It's not a very clear and strong logo imo, not easy to see the orange and green combo creating the B.
      The kerning doesn't seem 100% right on both lines of text.

      Also are you guys serious about using a D for a Bitcoin symbol?

      This is a confusing thread.
      Sorry for my negativity, it's just my opinion.

      Edit: Just reading back a bit and discovering that something like 50btc was spent on this??? I'm shocked!

      50BTC? WTF!? I work with local arts that would do 10 times better for 50 BUCKS.

      What are you guys talking about?
      The designs posted on this thread aren't seeing a dime from the pledge of the OP, AFAIK.
      The funding request was made so Coinabul could pay his designer to make a new logo.

      Also, where is the logo with the D, Lucidize?

      On the previous page there is mention of this "" - maybe it was a joke I didn't realise.
      On other pages here I saw a request of needing 44btc, that is why I thought it was a funded project.

      We're not that far off people! Please pledge!

      The rising price has brought down the cost! Only 44BTC is needed. We're 17BTC away.

      In my opinion it won't help promote Bitcoin, but rather cause confusion with different logotypes being used.

      It doesn't bother me, I wasn't trying to cause a stir. I just wanted to provide feedback about the colours, font and the kerning.

      Good luck with the rest of the promo ;-)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 29, 2012, 06:53:39 PM
      Hi all.  Made a forum account so I could join the discussion...

      I too am a designer (though I specialise in icons) - I was talking about how I hat the pancake icon for the Mac client with people in IRC; it's truly awful, very amateurish, and the drop-shadow cuts off, it just looks bad.
      This led to discussing this thread and so I thought I'd come join in hope you all don't mind.

      With regards the proposed redesign shown here, I don't mind the font, and the white background is fine, but I realy don't like the IBM-style B.  It doesn't nothing for me.  It's a good design, please don't take offence at my criticism, but I just don't see why change from the coin?
      The coin logo, albeit in serious need of redesign and refinement, is a recognised brand,  Bitcoin has evolved leaps and bounds and is well recognised in a lot of places now, by the coin with the B.  Sure, change the B, change the design of the coin, and PLEASE for the love of god ditch the orange blank pancake for something a bit more stylish, hell I'll even have a throw at it myself, but changing thd entire brand is something you only do if you have a real need to - e.g it's gotten "contaminated" by bad press, or is very outdated by modern standards (hardly applies here!).

      As I said, please don't take offence, but a) it's too much like a credit-card company logo or the like, b) it conveys nothing about the brand, in this case, bitcoins (whereas the coin instantly conveyed to people it's a currency) - take away the name underneath and make it stand on it's own, which any logo should be able to do, and it could be anything and finally c) the colours are very jarring.  Green and orange are rarely two colours that mix well.

      I'd say redesign the coin logo to work in all formats (again, as any logo should), and keep the rest the same.  The coin has branding, don't throw that away.

      Lastly, paying someone 50BTC to design seems a bit steep though; I mean, sure don't get me wrong, when I design for a client I usually charge about $300-400 US for a design, but this is an open-souce movement, and there are plenty of people, as demonstrated by Timbo, and myself, with the talent skill and time to do it for free....

      Sorry for the long-ass post...


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Technomage on July 29, 2012, 07:09:01 PM
      Bitcoin is not owned by anyone so basically it's possible to have different logos in use, however it's more effective if we use the same logo.

      I personally hate the colors in the Timbo logo, although I do like the colors in this version: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91068.msg1061020#msg1061020

      Not liking the new B too much but I could get used to that. It's a good logo (the orange color one, the green one is horrible) though. Not good enough to make me stop using the current Bitcoin logo, unfortunately.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 29, 2012, 07:49:37 PM
      I personally hate the colors in the Timbo logo, although I do like the colors in this version: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91068.msg1061020#msg1061020

      Now I'm confused!  ???


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: rjk on July 29, 2012, 11:31:04 PM
      Although the BTC is recognized and has built a brand, I don't particularly like it, and prefer the latin B with horizontal bar. Additionally, the latin B has no pre-existing connotations that I know of that we need to worry about, whereas the existing B is the symbol for the existing Thai Baht fiat currency.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: paraipan on July 29, 2012, 11:44:32 PM
      Although the BTC is recognized and has built a brand, I don't particularly like it, and prefer the latin B with horizontal bar...

      I don't usually say this out loud, but... that one looks like a guy with a stick up his a...ss


      Additionally, the latin B has no pre-existing connotations that I know of that we need to worry about, whereas the existing B is the symbol for the existing Thai Baht fiat currency.

      This BTC is the Bitcoin and this http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/data/glyph/196x196/0E3F.gif is Thai Baht. Spot the differences

      Sorry for the rant

      /off topic

      Love the work some people did here and hope Coinabul picks one of these logos  ;D


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: novusordo on July 30, 2012, 12:00:14 AM
      Although the BTC is recognized and has built a brand, I don't particularly like it, and prefer the latin B with horizontal bar...

      I don't usually say this out loud, but... that one looks like a guy with a stick up his a...ss

      I don't usually say this out loud, but BTC looks like an aerial view of a woman with large breasts and very small arms, beheaded. Headless bodies are more disconcerting to me than sodomy, so +1 for the Ƀ.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 30, 2012, 12:18:32 AM
      Although the BTC is recognized and has built a brand, I don't particularly like it, and prefer the latin B with horizontal bar...

      I don't usually say this out loud, but... that one looks like a guy with a stick up his a...ss

      I don't usually say this out loud, but BTC looks like an aerial view of a woman with large breasts and very small arms, beheaded. Headless bodies are more disconcerting to me than sodomy, so +1 for the Ƀ.
      The Ƀ, whatever it is, doesn't display on my system. The "currency sign"¤, and the custom font BTC however, do.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: herzmeister on July 30, 2012, 12:19:49 AM
      Apparently the $-sign came from ps, pesos, so BTC must be besos.  :-*


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: novusordo on July 30, 2012, 12:23:54 AM
      Although the BTC is recognized and has built a brand, I don't particularly like it, and prefer the latin B with horizontal bar...

      I don't usually say this out loud, but... that one looks like a guy with a stick up his a...ss

      I don't usually say this out loud, but BTC looks like an aerial view of a woman with large breasts and very small arms, beheaded. Headless bodies are more disconcerting to me than sodomy, so +1 for the Ƀ.
      The Ƀ, whatever it is, doesn't display on my system. The "currency sign"¤, and the custom font BTC however, do.

      The Ƀ is in your avatar. :D


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 30, 2012, 12:32:16 AM
      There's a character for an abstract triangle-ish "B"? Can I get a screenshot? Or someone please tell me which font to install


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: novusordo on July 30, 2012, 12:39:55 AM
      There's a character for an abstract triangle-ish "B"? Can I get a screenshot? Or someone please tell me which font to install

      https://i.minus.com/i3zc61qPyjbjg.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 30, 2012, 12:42:48 AM
      Ƀ

      So it works!


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 30, 2012, 12:49:34 AM
      Lol thanks. Now all I need is the font.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: paraipan on July 30, 2012, 01:30:12 AM
      Although the BTC is recognized and has built a brand, I don't particularly like it, and prefer the latin B with horizontal bar...

      I don't usually say this out loud, but... that one looks like a guy with a stick up his a...ss

      I don't usually say this out loud, but BTC looks like an aerial view of a woman with large breasts and very small arms, beheaded. Headless bodies are more disconcerting to me than sodomy, so +1 for the Ƀ.

      Hmm, good point, never thought of that one  ;D

      What do you see now from up there... ɃBTC


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Raoul Duke on July 30, 2012, 01:40:07 AM
      Although the BTC is recognized and has built a brand, I don't particularly like it, and prefer the latin B with horizontal bar...

      I don't usually say this out loud, but... that one looks like a guy with a stick up his a...ss

      I don't usually say this out loud, but BTC looks like an aerial view of a woman with large breasts and very small arms, beheaded. Headless bodies are more disconcerting to me than sodomy, so +1 for the Ƀ.

      Hmm, good point, never thought of that one  ;D

      What do you see now from up there... ɃBTC

      Dude that is just gross!  :o


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 30, 2012, 01:47:47 AM
      OK, so I know this isn't what is really wanted by Coinabul, he wanted no gradients etc. but a lot of people seem to like the current one, so I knocked up  vector version thereof, adjusted with the new symbol.

      http://i.minus.com/jZT9ORSBwSQYR.png (http://minus.com/lZT9ORSBwSQYR)

      That's the full-res 512x512 PNG icon, for your use wherever etc. and if you want the original Illustrator file, it's here http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT (http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT).
      Finally, in the extremely unlikely event you find this usable etc. you can toss me some cents here 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
      Although it's pretty crappy really, just an update of a not-that-great icon, and it only took me an hour or so, from scratch.

      I think I may work on a proper new logo design...I still kinda like the idea of sticking with the coin though...just removing the need for gradients etc. and making it a logo, instead of an icon (which is what it currently is!).


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 30, 2012, 05:31:21 AM
      That's the way I like it!   :)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on July 30, 2012, 07:36:12 AM
      Can I get a version like the one in my avatar, but with?


      I want one that says:

          BITCOIN
        Get GoXXXed.




      LOL This is bad ass.  That's my new avatar.  I sent you 0.37 BTC. (Had to round off the wallet to an even number)

      Thanks man :D


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 30, 2012, 09:38:45 AM
      OK, so I know this isn't what is really wanted by Coinabul, he wanted no gradients etc. but a lot of people seem to like the current one, so I knocked up  vector version thereof, adjusted with the new symbol.

      http://i.minus.com/jZT9ORSBwSQYR.png (http://minus.com/lZT9ORSBwSQYR)

      That's the full-res 512x512 PNG icon, for your use wherever etc. and if you want the original Illustrator file, it's here http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT (http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT).
      Finally, in the extremely unlikely event you find this usable etc. you can toss me some cents here 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
      Although it's pretty crappy really, just an update of a not-that-great icon, and it only took me an hour or so, from scratch.

      I think I may work on a proper new logo design...I still kinda like the idea of sticking with the coin though...just removing the need for gradients etc. and making it a logo, instead of an icon (which is what it currently is!).


      to which address can i send a tipp?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: nimda on July 30, 2012, 11:40:28 AM
      OK, so I know this isn't what is really wanted by Coinabul, he wanted no gradients etc. but a lot of people seem to like the current one, so I knocked up  vector version thereof, adjusted with the new symbol.

      http://i.minus.com/jZT9ORSBwSQYR.png (http://minus.com/lZT9ORSBwSQYR)

      That's the full-res 512x512 PNG icon, for your use wherever etc. and if you want the original Illustrator file, it's here http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT (http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT).
      Finally, in the extremely unlikely event you find this usable etc. you can toss me some cents here 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
      Although it's pretty crappy really, just an update of a not-that-great icon, and it only took me an hour or so, from scratch.

      I think I may work on a proper new logo design...I still kinda like the idea of sticking with the coin though...just removing the need for gradients etc. and making it a logo, instead of an icon (which is what it currently is!).


      to which address can a send a tipp?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 30, 2012, 11:47:49 AM
      OK, so I know this isn't what is really wanted by Coinabul, he wanted no gradients etc. but a lot of people seem to like the current one, so I knocked up  vector version thereof, adjusted with the new symbol.

      http://i.minus.com/jZT9ORSBwSQYR.png (http://minus.com/lZT9ORSBwSQYR)

      That's the full-res 512x512 PNG icon, for your use wherever etc. and if you want the original Illustrator file, it's here http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT (http://minus.com/lojcsnZ9ayjAT).
      Finally, in the extremely unlikely event you find this usable etc. you can toss me some cents here 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
      Although it's pretty crappy really, just an update of a not-that-great icon, and it only took me an hour or so, from scratch.

      I think I may work on a proper new logo design...I still kinda like the idea of sticking with the coin though...just removing the need for gradients etc. and making it a logo, instead of an icon (which is what it currently is!).


      to which address can a send a tipp?

      thanks! my eyes...  ::)

      @MathCampbell: if you finished your Newbie status open an seperate thread with this logo and make your tip address more visible... good work! keep up with that! tip is on the way...


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: aq on July 30, 2012, 12:39:18 PM
      I think this will look very nice, as soon as you use the actual Bitcoin symbol BTC instead of whatever ugly symbol you have used


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 30, 2012, 12:48:11 PM
      Integration with the new BTC symbol: Ƀ (U+0243)

      http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/243/index.htm (http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/243/index.htm)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 30, 2012, 02:04:06 PM
      Thanks guys...I will open up a thread if that's what you want.  Not doing this for coin, really.  Currently sitting down trying to come up with a "proper" one for corporate usage etc. (ie to print on t-shirts, use on sites as an "accepted here" thing, one-colour, better for printing at small sizes etc.), may do either a stylised coin, or perhaps a new design entirely...
      If you did give me a tip though, thanks very much, it is always appreciated.  I promise to spend it wisely, on beer and pizza, in accordance with tradition.

      AQ: I must admit I'm not fond of the new Ƀ symbol either, but it's what the community appears to be coalescing around.  I understand the arguments about the old one holding brand-appeal, and being well-recognised, especially since as a currency, you want to retain brand-value even more than a traditional company like Apple or McDonalds etc. do with their logo.  But, all the same, it weas taken first by the Thai currency, and the double-stalked BTC a) isn't in Unicode, and b) looks very american, which I don't have a problem with, but I know some do across the world, so the community wants Ƀ, the community gets Ƀ.

      But, this is an open-source, anything goes project.  You *can* get what you want.

      http://i.minus.com/jdcoNdOQO0ZZb.png (http://minus.com/ldcoNdOQO0ZZb)

      As before, 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: scribe on July 30, 2012, 02:43:21 PM
      Watching this thread with interest. I think some of (my) confusion comes from whether you're going for a currency symbol, a technology logo, or a company branding - each needs slightly different approaches IMHO.

      I like the idea that a Bitcoin symbol would be a) easy to write, b) easy to type. Continuing on the Unicode path, a couple caught my eye:

      In the Georgian set: ფ as it looks like a B with a coin in the corner (e.g. "Pay me back my ფ300 damn you")
      Maths: ⊕ as it looks like a coin with a plus on it. Maybe combined with a B (e.g. "That'll be B⊕300 please")
      Alternatively, ⟴ which has an arrow, like a coin MOVING THROUGH CYBERSPACE. ("Donate ⟴1 to me")

      Personally I still quite like the current symbol but with some slight tweaks. I'll see if I can illustrate some basic thoughts some time.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Raoul Duke on July 30, 2012, 02:45:42 PM
      hmm... That BTC floating over the coin looks strange  :-\
      Other than that it looks good.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: aq on July 30, 2012, 03:01:15 PM
      The right solution would be: someone should register BTC as an official unicode character.
      Has been tried before https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7215.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7215.0), but it seems that this guy vanished in the meantime.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: adamas on July 30, 2012, 04:20:39 PM
       My favorite:

       http://i.imgur.com/64ZFY.png


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 30, 2012, 04:30:06 PM
      hmm... That BTC floating over the coin looks strange  :-\
      Other than that it looks good.

      You prefer this?
      http://i.minus.com/jZVRNrcB6fvqE.png (http://minus.com/lZVRNrcB6fvqE)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcats on July 30, 2012, 05:03:04 PM

      You prefer this?
      No.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 30, 2012, 05:09:56 PM
      I should add, this icon here is of course, an ICON.  An icon should only be used to represent a computer program, not as a logo for a concept, product etc.
      So ideally we need a logo LIKE the "bitcoin" logo we all know, but made suitable for logo usage etc.
      I've been doing some designs and I thought I'd share a few with you...
      They're all very simple and basic, I could design much fancier, but a lot of people have said they like the coin, they want to keep a coin design, and to keep it simple...

      First design:

      Orange ringed coin, with golden B in middle (Note, all these designs use the new Ƀ; they can of course be changed to use BTC)

      http://i.minus.com/j3svuiCm6EiUP.jpg (http://minus.com/l3svuiCm6EiUP)


      Design 2:

      Solid-range pancake-inspired coin, with again the yellow coin in the middle with a simple cutout design.  (I'm not so fond of this but a few people I've asked like it.)

      http://i.minus.com/jbyNTPYFlAQrlN.jpg (http://minus.com/lbyNTPYFlAQrlN)

      Design 3:

      A reverse of the first design, but with a thinner outer line.

      http://i.minus.com/jgOxWilfb3zqL.jpg (http://minus.com/lgOxWilfb3zqL)

      And finally, my personal favourite, design 4:

      A variation on design 3, but with a line of dots instead of a solid stroke.  This makes the resemblance to a coin stronger, but not distracting from the fundamental point of the design.

      http://i.minus.com/jqMsETLYz2nIQ.jpg (http://minus.com/lqMsETLYz2nIQ)

      -----------------------------
      What's your thoughts people? Are they all horrible, are any jumping out at you as good?  Would you like design n with changes?  Or should I go away and do a whole new design, not talking about eh coin at all, like Timbas has done? Your thoughts please...

      I've deliberately kept the logo's simple; a logo shouldn't be complex and multi-coloured etc.  The best logos, (e.g Nike or Apple, or Starbucks etc.) are all one-colour, and fairly simple.  I'm keeping to that maxim.  Once I get the feeling of you all and I've got a single-pcolour design a lot of people seem happy with, I'll knock up proper place settings, like the "accepted here" pictures, and the monochromes etc for people to use, and what not...
      And thanks for the tip btw gyrsur (if that was you.  That's the trouble with anonymity!!), very appreciated.
      Once I have a solid design people seem to like, I'll post this all in a new thread so it doesn't distract from this, but in the mean time, if you like, 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
      Thanks


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 30, 2012, 05:25:30 PM

      Ahh, you meant the old BTC and a lighter shadow...mea culpa...
      http://i.minus.com/jbgFeSFhZZP18b.png (http://minus.com/lbgFeSFhZZP18b)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 30, 2012, 05:26:39 PM
      I should add, I of course hereby release all these artworks freely to the world, under the MIT licence.  Forgot to say that before...


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gyrsur on July 30, 2012, 05:38:20 PM
      Dude, put your address in your signature! Crowd is here not only old open source like!  ;)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: moocow1452 on July 30, 2012, 07:40:24 PM
      Wanted to see if I could get a new TShirt for Bitcoin running. Can we chat, Campbell?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on July 30, 2012, 08:35:52 PM
      Wanted to see if I could get a new TShirt for Bitcoin running. Can we chat, Campbell?

      Sure thing.  Check your pm's.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gladamas on July 30, 2012, 10:01:56 PM
      I should add, this icon here is of course, an ICON.  An icon should only be used to represent a computer program, not as a logo for a concept, product etc.
      So ideally we need a logo LIKE the "bitcoin" logo we all know, but made suitable for logo usage etc.
      I've been doing some designs and I thought I'd share a few with you...
      They're all very simple and basic, I could design much fancier, but a lot of people have said they like the coin, they want to keep a coin design, and to keep it simple...

      *Cool designs*

      -----------------------------
      What's your thoughts people? Are they all horrible, are any jumping out at you as good?  Would you like design n with changes?  Or should I go away and do a whole new design, not talking about eh coin at all, like Timbas has done? Your thoughts please...

      I've deliberately kept the logo's simple; a logo shouldn't be complex and multi-coloured etc.  The best logos, (e.g Nike or Apple, or Starbucks etc.) are all one-colour, and fairly simple.  I'm keeping to that maxim.  Once I get the feeling of you all and I've got a single-pcolour design a lot of people seem happy with, I'll knock up proper place settings, like the "accepted here" pictures, and the monochromes etc for people to use, and what not...
      And thanks for the tip btw gyrsur (if that was you.  That's the trouble with anonymity!!), very appreciated.
      Once I have a solid design people seem to like, I'll post this all in a new thread so it doesn't distract from this, but in the mean time, if you like, 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
      Thanks

      I like design #2, but the Ƀ should be the same color as the rest of the icon.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on July 31, 2012, 10:16:11 PM
      I should add, this icon here is of course, an ICON.  An icon should only be used to represent a computer program, not as a logo for a concept, product etc.
      So ideally we need a logo LIKE the "bitcoin" logo we all know, but made suitable for logo usage etc.
      I've been doing some designs and I thought I'd share a few with you...
      They're all very simple and basic, I could design much fancier, but a lot of people have said they like the coin, they want to keep a coin design, and to keep it simple...

      First design:

      Orange ringed coin, with golden B in middle (Note, all these designs use the new Ƀ; they can of course be changed to use BTC)

      http://i.minus.com/j3svuiCm6EiUP.jpg (http://minus.com/l3svuiCm6EiUP)


      Design 2:

      Solid-range pancake-inspired coin, with again the yellow coin in the middle with a simple cutout design.  (I'm not so fond of this but a few people I've asked like it.)

      http://i.minus.com/jbyNTPYFlAQrlN.jpg (http://minus.com/lbyNTPYFlAQrlN)

      Design 3:

      A reverse of the first design, but with a thinner outer line.

      http://i.minus.com/jgOxWilfb3zqL.jpg (http://minus.com/lgOxWilfb3zqL)

      And finally, my personal favourite, design 4:

      A variation on design 3, but with a line of dots instead of a solid stroke.  This makes the resemblance to a coin stronger, but not distracting from the fundamental point of the design.

      http://i.minus.com/jqMsETLYz2nIQ.jpg (http://minus.com/lqMsETLYz2nIQ)

      -----------------------------
      What's your thoughts people? Are they all horrible, are any jumping out at you as good?  Would you like design n with changes?  Or should I go away and do a whole new design, not talking about eh coin at all, like Timbas has done? Your thoughts please...

      I've deliberately kept the logo's simple; a logo shouldn't be complex and multi-coloured etc.  The best logos, (e.g Nike or Apple, or Starbucks etc.) are all one-colour, and fairly simple.  I'm keeping to that maxim.  Once I get the feeling of you all and I've got a single-pcolour design a lot of people seem happy with, I'll knock up proper place settings, like the "accepted here" pictures, and the monochromes etc for people to use, and what not...
      And thanks for the tip btw gyrsur (if that was you.  That's the trouble with anonymity!!), very appreciated.
      Once I have a solid design people seem to like, I'll post this all in a new thread so it doesn't distract from this, but in the mean time, if you like, 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
      Thanks
      It seems a little cartoon-y to me still...


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bitcoinminer on July 31, 2012, 11:47:03 PM
      sorry to derail the topic -  Coinabul - I never got my order confirmation over the weekend.  I placed an order for two silver coins.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: paraipan on July 31, 2012, 11:49:17 PM
      sorry to derail the topic -  Coinabul - I never got my order confirmation over the weekend.  I placed an order for two silver coins.

      Contact is on their page http://coinabul.com/index.php/contacts


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on August 01, 2012, 12:30:29 AM
      @Coinabul -- Any news from your meeting with the designer?  I'm liking the ||B logo...I see lots of potential there...


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on August 01, 2012, 01:34:53 AM
      It seems a little cartoon-y to me still...

      That's a fair criticism; probably due to the colours, and the font I chose.  I will keep the same colours (allbeit I can modify their usage etc.) but try out some different fonts.  Key here was to create a logo that's professional looking and can be used for anything.  The coin-icon is nice but as you've said, you can't print it well, it won't monochrome great, it's hard to see at low-size etc.

      I'll work at it some more..people have said they like option-4 with the dots...I might develop that further.  Someone wanted me to put the "veritas in numeris" on it as well, I think it would clutter, what do you all think?



      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on August 01, 2012, 01:35:17 AM
      sorry to derail the topic -  Coinabul - I never got my order confirmation over the weekend.  I placed an order for two silver coins.
      Send me an email, Jon [at] Coinabul.com

      I'll get you sorted :)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on August 03, 2012, 02:52:32 AM
      Added some new logo designs to this thread here (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=98240.0)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Eli on August 03, 2012, 07:43:10 PM
      Adding 10BTC to the pledge.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on August 03, 2012, 08:30:20 PM
      Adding 10BTC to the pledge.
      Rock on...

      @coinabul -- can you update everyone on the status of the fund and how the funds will be paid out? Things have slowed down a bit as I think perhaps people believe your designer is the winner.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on August 03, 2012, 08:50:13 PM
      Adding 10BTC to the pledge.
      Rock on...

      @coinabul -- can you update everyone on the status of the fund and how the funds will be paid out? Things have slowed down a bit as I think perhaps people believe your designer is the winner.
      I'm letting people submit whatever they want. I was planning on having people just do sketches, but some have submitted full designs, which I don't mind. I don't think any of the designs yet have gotten a lot of community support, but if a new one comes along which the community likes, they'll get compensation.

      My designer will have something to show in a week.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on August 04, 2012, 02:13:32 AM
      Adding 10BTC to the pledge.
      Rock on...

      @coinabul -- can you update everyone on the status of the fund and how the funds will be paid out? Things have slowed down a bit as I think perhaps people believe your designer is the winner.
      I'm letting people submit whatever they want. I was planning on having people just do sketches, but some have submitted full designs, which I don't mind. I don't think any of the designs yet have gotten a lot of community support, but if a new one comes along which the community likes, they'll get compensation.

      My designer will have something to show in a week.

      Can't wait to see it!


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on August 04, 2012, 09:44:40 PM
      I'd have to agree...the current logo is ok...a little cute and unserious looking, but friendly and unthreatening. I'd like to see something better. I'll throw in BTC10 for a set of vector format public domain logos. I'd like to see a three colors (or less) version, a full color version, one that looks good in grayscale and in binary black and white. That set should all be "the same logo," so to speak (clearly each will be slightly different to accommodate the constraints). We need at least two logo sets with different aspect ratios: a square logo and a rectangular logo...not the same as each other, although one might contain the other.
      Thank you so much for your pledge!

      I'll make sure to forward your specifications to the designer.

      Cheers,
      -Jon

      To clarify -- the two aspect ratios stuff above...I think we need a square-ish graphic logo and a rectangular graphic logo + slogan/text. Many web/mobile uses need square shapes (favicons/app icons) while website front pages often have a rectangular logo/slogan combo in the upper right corner.

      At any rate, I'm more generous than picky, so good luck!  I hope we see something great; we've already seen some great starts. I appreciate your foresight on this issue...Bitcoin needs to look as cool as it is, or people won't spend the time to learn how cool it is. 


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Raoul Duke on August 04, 2012, 11:02:39 PM
      I will not go into much detail, but I'm working on a new logo+slogan with my designer.
      FOR FREE!


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: cbeast on August 04, 2012, 11:11:47 PM
      We need a new video to introduce the new logo. Maybe this time a Kinetic Typography style video.


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: MathCampbell on August 05, 2012, 06:39:59 PM
      I'd have to agree...the current logo is ok...a little cute and unserious looking, but friendly and unthreatening. I'd like to see something better. I'll throw in BTC10 for a set of vector format public domain logos. I'd like to see a three colors (or less) version, a full color version, one that looks good in grayscale and in binary black and white. That set should all be "the same logo," so to speak (clearly each will be slightly different to accommodate the constraints). We need at least two logo sets with different aspect ratios: a square logo and a rectangular logo...not the same as each other, although one might contain the other.
      Thank you so much for your pledge!

      I'll make sure to forward your specifications to the designer.

      Cheers,
      -Jon

      To clarify -- the two aspect ratios stuff above...I think we need a square-ish graphic logo and a rectangular graphic logo + slogan/text. Many web/mobile uses need square shapes (favicons/app icons) while website front pages often have a rectangular logo/slogan combo in the upper right corner.

      At any rate, I'm more generous than picky, so good luck!  I hope we see something great; we've already seen some great starts. I appreciate your foresight on this issue...Bitcoin needs to look as cool as it is, or people won't spend the time to learn how cool it is. 

      I disagree on the square/rectangular idea.
      A good logo should be able to be presented IN a square etc.  But look at the Apple logo - it is neither square nor rectangular, closer to a circle, but can be presented in any way you choose.  A circular logo, based on the coin is fine for usage anywhere, as long as it is well designed.  As for use in icons etc. a logo is NOT an icon.  An application icon (my speciality, actually), can include a logo, but would be more specific to the app itself, rather than the brand it uses
      For instance, say someone writes a wallet-app for iOS.  Square (ok, rounded square) icon required, but it wouldn't just be the logo, be it coin, square or otherwise in the square. It would probably be a wallet, with a bitcoin poking out etc, using the space well to emphasise not only that the app is bitcoin related but also that it is a wallet...

      Obviously I like my design or else I wouldn't have done it, but regardless of which logo you use, it has to A) sum up bitcoin well, and B) be usable in all colours/mediums (which is why I kept my version very simple; small size won't kill it, nor will low-gamut or even single-gamut printing etc.).  If those two factors are not the overriding objectives here, then you don't need and shouldn't use a new logo, since the old one has very good brand recognition (hence why I tried to stay as close as possible to it)


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on August 05, 2012, 07:25:55 PM
      I'd have to agree...the current logo is ok...a little cute and unserious looking, but friendly and unthreatening. I'd like to see something better. I'll throw in BTC10 for a set of vector format public domain logos. I'd like to see a three colors (or less) version, a full color version, one that looks good in grayscale and in binary black and white. That set should all be "the same logo," so to speak (clearly each will be slightly different to accommodate the constraints). We need at least two logo sets with different aspect ratios: a square logo and a rectangular logo...not the same as each other, although one might contain the other.
      Thank you so much for your pledge!

      I'll make sure to forward your specifications to the designer.

      Cheers,
      -Jon

      To clarify -- the two aspect ratios stuff above...I think we need a square-ish graphic logo and a rectangular graphic logo + slogan/text. Many web/mobile uses need square shapes (favicons/app icons) while website front pages often have a rectangular logo/slogan combo in the upper right corner.

      At any rate, I'm more generous than picky, so good luck!  I hope we see something great; we've already seen some great starts. I appreciate your foresight on this issue...Bitcoin needs to look as cool as it is, or people won't spend the time to learn how cool it is. 

      I disagree on the square/rectangular idea.
      A good logo should be able to be presented IN a square etc.  But look at the Apple logo - it is neither square nor rectangular, closer to a circle, but can be presented in any way you choose.  A circular logo, based on the coin is fine for usage anywhere, as long as it is well designed.  As for use in icons etc. a logo is NOT an icon.  An application icon (my speciality, actually), can include a logo, but would be more specific to the app itself, rather than the brand it uses
      For instance, say someone writes a wallet-app for iOS.  Square (ok, rounded square) icon required, but it wouldn't just be the logo, be it coin, square or otherwise in the square. It would probably be a wallet, with a bitcoin poking out etc, using the space well to emphasise not only that the app is bitcoin related but also that it is a wallet...

      Obviously I like my design or else I wouldn't have done it, but regardless of which logo you use, it has to A) sum up bitcoin well, and B) be usable in all colours/mediums (which is why I kept my version very simple; small size won't kill it, nor will low-gamut or even single-gamut printing etc.).  If those two factors are not the overriding objectives here, then you don't need and shouldn't use a new logo, since the old one has very good brand recognition (hence why I tried to stay as close as possible to it)

      Ahh...I see the confusion. I mean the bounding box...not the actual logo shape (eg, a circle has a square bounding box, an oval would be a rectangle).


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on August 13, 2012, 02:16:35 AM
      @Coinabul -- What's the good word?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bg002h on August 19, 2012, 04:53:30 AM
      @Coinabul -- What's the good word?
      Bump


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Coinabul on August 19, 2012, 07:52:51 PM
      @Coinabul -- What's the good word?
      Bump

      Sorry, been traveling.
      I haven't heard anything from my designer yet. I might have to look for another one :(


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Oinsane1 on August 22, 2012, 07:27:40 AM
      i live the small bar horizontal.. 2/3 o the way down

      the double vertical bars.. looks like jail


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on August 25, 2012, 07:52:39 PM
      Any updates ? Should I start designing again ;)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Timbo925 on August 27, 2012, 05:53:32 PM
      Hi guys,

      Got some questions for releasing the logo vector file.
      You can find the file here https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1-OuUkg4oEBQVNFRWFzWGNSU1U
      This is released under the public domain. So you can use it for everything you want. Only thing I ask is that you don't use it for "design your own bitcoin logo" competitions, and run with the price money  :P .
      Other then I have no problem you use it. The more use it the better. This is the BW version like my avatar, so you could change the color yourselves if you want an colored version.
      If you don't have the software to do it just send me a pm and will try to help.
      If you click the link google won't show the B symbol but it's there, no panic.

      This is free but donations are always welcome. You can always send your love to 1C9xZjjyEpxRJ8GNkHCfkJTyX5Xf5P9Uk4  :D
      Or (shameless plug) drop by in my designing service in my signature, if you ever need some logo's designed.

      -Timbo925


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mjbmonetarymetals on November 15, 2012, 10:44:30 AM
      http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab22/1973mb1973/25b57ee3a47b758be518ccbc27793f9e.jpg


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mjbmonetarymetals on November 15, 2012, 10:55:57 AM
      http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab22/1973mb1973/29c7b450e02bd941acf0c3ba22c7226b.jpg


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Mjbmonetarymetals on November 15, 2012, 07:49:58 PM
      http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab22/1973mb1973/e41362fd470c4227be9158be7186f7a2.jpg

      I've managed to accidentally resurrect an old thread , oops  ;D

      I was playing round with the logo anyways, so i posted here , must admit to not reading the thread fully.

      So is the the Main logo BTC still current or has it been superseded by the new style B . Also is the orange out of date replaced with gold , prefer the orange myself ,

      Should/could every country have its own logo not the name still " Bitcoin" just the graphic/design maybe retaining unified colours . Would be handy when trading with individuals if you can see at a glance by the logo where there based , not an issue for Bitcoin more if its a merchant selling a Product with local shipping or trading with individuals in one country etc.




      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 24, 2012, 06:09:58 AM
      FYI: I'm getting a Chrome alert when trying to access page 3 of this thread. Something to do with ladyomega.com. I seriously don't have a clue what it's about, but may be important.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: John (John K.) on December 24, 2012, 06:28:47 AM
      FYI: I'm getting a Chrome alert when trying to access page 3 of this thread. Something to do with ladyomega.com. I seriously don't have a clue what it's about, but may be important.
      It's a dangerous website warning by Chrome. Google's robots picked up problems at ladyomega.com.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 24, 2012, 07:39:03 PM
      FYI: I'm getting a Chrome alert when trying to access page 3 of this thread. Something to do with ladyomega.com. I seriously don't have a clue what it's about, but may be important.
      It's a dangerous website warning by Chrome. Google's robots picked up problems at ladyomega.com.

      And no matter what I click on their warning page, Google won't let view page 3. I'm not sure about the other pages with the exception of this one and 1 & 2. Nor can I view ALL pages as a whole.

      BTW, there's nothing special on Page 3 I was trying to get at. I was just perusing the thread looking at the logo designs.


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Gladamas on December 25, 2012, 12:07:45 AM
      FYI: I'm getting a Chrome alert when trying to access page 3 of this thread. Something to do with ladyomega.com. I seriously don't have a clue what it's about, but may be important.
      It's a dangerous website warning by Chrome. Google's robots picked up problems at ladyomega.com.

      And no matter what I click on their warning page, Google won't let view page 3. I'm not sure about the other pages with the exception of this one and 1 & 2. Nor can I view ALL pages as a whole.

      BTW, there's nothing special on Page 3 I was trying to get at. I was just perusing the thread looking at the logo designs.

      I am getting the same warning on page 3 while using Chrome for Windows 7.

      http://longius.net/btc/bitcointalk-warning.png (http://longius.net/btc/bitcointalk-warning.png)


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Wouter Drucker on April 01, 2013, 08:03:56 PM
      https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1l510NplXHCkuq2ZIUgea0QHGiJNUCGmGMfAzornFXyg/pub?w=307&h=451

      https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1kI0s0Un37Cv5kaZcsaRsssIzLQTfnGqYzsfD8jgQXjY/pub?w=1332&h=1016


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: Wouter Drucker on April 01, 2013, 08:06:27 PM
      Just an idea to use the two 'p''s from p2p, peer to peer, to form a B.

      The wobbly black thing at the top is a possible 'Unicode' alternative.

      Do with it as you wish, share and remix.  :-*


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: dooglus on April 02, 2013, 05:50:22 AM
      Just an idea to use the two 'p''s from p2p, peer to peer, to form a B.

      The wobbly black thing at the top is a possible 'Unicode' alternative.

      Do with it as you wish, share and remix.  :-*

      I think your image must be transparent.  I use a black background theme with the forum which makes your image not work:

      http://i.imgur.com/sNDhzHy.png


      Title: Re: Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: adamthefishman on May 19, 2013, 12:19:28 AM

      Is this image available for use?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: jantenner81 on June 28, 2013, 12:44:32 PM
      Hello all,

      is the post still open for new ideas !? When i will try to sent a draft too..


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: jantenner81 on June 29, 2013, 01:15:57 PM
      can i sent a draft for an new better logo too , or is this an old post!?


      Title: Re: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!
      Post by: bernard75 on June 29, 2013, 06:43:15 PM
      This is really old, but maybe your logo is so good that they will change it. ;)