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August 25, 2013, 08:54:56 PM
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Hi Bitcoiners,

*Edit 08-09-2013*
Competition Closed to new Entrants
2 finalists have been selected and I have told both entrants what I like / how I feel they could be made better.
I have also put all entries on my blog, check this post here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=281128.msg3104858#msg3104858

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My name is Tom, I am the owner(?) developer of www.flibbr.com - a soon to be launched bitcoin / litecoin / fiat marketplace.
My aim is to basically get more people selling for btc/ltc and such and just further integrate the currencies into society in general.

I have a logo at the moment, as you can see on the left hand side, I made it myself, it's, 'OK' (1/10?) and as the site is nearing completion I thought it might be worth getting something I'm a little more happy with done by someone with some skills.

I was going to list this project on 99designs but figured I'd come here first and try and pay someone from within the btc community.

Below is the full spec of my 'requirements' if you like;

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What name do you want in your logo?
flibbr, flibbr.com, Flibbr, Flibbr.com  .. etc

Do you have a slogan you want incorporated in your logo?
I'm open to suggestions, I like 'The bitcoin marketplace', but to be honest, I find it quite restrictive, because I want to support LTC and more and such, I also don't want to put off people who have never heard of BTC/LTC before.  So, if you can think of something and fit it in, why not, otherwise, no worries.

Describe what your organization or product does and its target audience
Offers ads/listings for people to sell whatever they want and accept either fiat or crypto as payment.

What style do you like in a logo
Modern, simplicity, conveys the message of the site instantly..   I mean, if a pictures worth a thousands words, the logo needs to only say a few really important ones;
TRUST, RELIABILITY, CREDIBILITY, MARKETPLACE, BITCOIN, LITECOIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY

Types of logos I like
Word mark
Your company name in a stylised type/font becomes the logo.
Pictorial mark
An image or shape that is easily recognizable is used to represent your business.
Web 2.0
Representing trends from the internet including gradients, rounded corner etc.

Some samples of logos I like

What colour / orientation?
If you look at the current logo on my site; http://flibbr.com/ - something with the same blue background, horizontal orientation would be good.

What files will be required?
Upon completion as I will need, editable EPS file + any font used + JPG/PNG with both a white and blue background.

Additional Notes
Logo needs to have a 'on light' and 'on dark' (blue) version.

How much will you pay
I will pay the winner (if there even is one?) 2 BTC, which at current exchange rate is $240 USD.

How will the winner be decided
Please submit your entries to this thread, I will review every few days .. etc, if there's none I like, then I am sorry, however if you've done something which I think really fits what I'm looking for then I'll let you know via PM and then announce the winner in the thread.

How long with the competition last
A while, until either a winning design pops up in this thread or I leave post declaring the competition over.


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If you have any further questions or anything, feel free to facebook me, tweet me or pm me.  (But I will get the fb / tweet first).

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Just wanted to say I love the site and I wish you prosperity! :]

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You're an Ancap too Cheesy



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August 25, 2013, 09:58:26 PM
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To  be honest, the font logotype is perfect. Swap the font to something more pronounced, and concentrate on the slogan. Complete currency commerce, commerce without borders, fee-free commerce, shopping super charged,  etc. I am not at my most creative right now, but i'll update with some thoughts when i am.

Check out the frutiger font if you have a moment.

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August 26, 2013, 12:18:10 AM
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You might have better luck picking a proficient designer here and contracting with them. In the design world we call this "spec work" because it is a speculative investment of time which may or may not pay off. This can lead to troubles for designers in general as well as contractors looking for design work. As a designer I think your fee is quite reasonable, and you should have no trouble finding a designer who will make the logo to your satisfaction. I would suggest you ask users to post samples and them make an agreement with one user. This method almost always works out best for everyone. Good luck with your project.
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You might have better luck picking a proficient designer here and contracting with them. In the design world we call this "spec work" because it is a speculative investment of time which may or may not pay off. This can lead to troubles for designers in general as well as contractors looking for design work. As a designer I think your fee is quite reasonable, and you should have no trouble finding a designer who will make the logo to your satisfaction. I would suggest you ask users to post samples and them make an agreement with one user. This method almost always works out best for everyone. Good luck with your project.

I agree with this. I was going to pitch the idea to someone I know that's great at art and logo design but I decided I don't want to drag them into something that may or may not even pay off. It sucks to spend hours working on something to perfect it, just to find that you get absolutely nothing to show for it.

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August 26, 2013, 01:03:58 AM
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Just wanted to say I love the site and I wish you prosperity! :]

peonminer
Thanks for the positive words my friend. My main goal is to help promote the growth of bitcoin and crypto currencies in general. Smiley


You're an Ancap too Cheesy

PotatoBadger
Gotta be Ancap . . anything else is violence Smiley  But yeah thanks for the submission but it's a bit 8bit / Mario ? On the plus side is does have a 'digital' edge to it.


To  be honest, the font logotype is perfect. Swap the font to something more pronounced, and concentrate on the slogan. Complete currency commerce, commerce without borders, fee-free commerce, shopping super charged,  etc. I am not at my most creative right now, but i'll update with some thoughts when i am.

Check out the frutiger font if you have a moment.

Rawted
Yes t he Frutiger font is nice, 'Commerce without borders' is really nice, has a kind of world wide shipping / borderless payment system thing going for it.



You might have better luck picking a proficient designer here and contracting with them. In the design world we call this "spec work" because it is a speculative investment of time which may or may not pay off. This can lead to troubles for designers in general as well as contractors looking for design work. As a designer I think your fee is quite reasonable, and you should have no trouble finding a designer who will make the logo to your satisfaction. I would suggest you ask users to post samples and them make an agreement with one user. This method almost always works out best for everyone. Good luck with your project.

I agree with this. I was going to pitch the idea to someone I know that's great at art and logo design but I decided I don't want to drag them into something that may or may not even pay off. It sucks to spend hours working on something to perfect it, just to find that you get absolutely nothing to show for it.

TECSHARE  & ranlo

All good points. Unfortunately I'm not big on the 'picking a designer' style of doing things.
I really like 99designs way - competition style - you get a greater variation of work worth alot more than the original bounty . .  so obviously it's great for the employer, but is risky for the designer. 
This is the same approached used by things like the Google X Prize and such. Iif your into Science/ Space/ Evolution and stuff, checkout this by Peter Diamandis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KxckI8Ttpw

On the flip side, if your a designer and low on work, it might be of interest to you.  .  . either way, it's a peaceful voluntary interaction Smiley


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August 26, 2013, 02:47:18 AM
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Understood. I went ahead and passed it on to see what the artist thought, and she decided to give it a go for fun. Let me know what you think about this -- hand-drawn. Think of that as being a mock-up. Essentially the real version would be drawn in using a Wacom.
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Thanks ranlo ~  I think this design looks a little too busy/ emblem'y ?
But then again, it could look really nice once it's polish off with some gradients and stuff ?

I'm not sure what the text is riding on and I'd say the 'L' in 'fLibbr' needs to be more defined so it doesn't get confused with 'fibber' like a liar.

But I mean no worries, if she wants to polish it up and stick on the thread go for it, if not, no worries. .   to be honest there's some really good submissions coming in [pm] and I might have to stick these on for public vote to help sway my vote.. so maybe she'd like to have a go ?



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August 26, 2013, 02:51:41 AM
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It sucks to spend hours working on something to perfect it, just to find that you get absolutely nothing to show for it.

No *direct* financial benefit, but if you really spent hours on something perfecting it, surely it would be a good addition to your portfolio, where you could *indirectly* benefit from the effort at some point in the future.

A good investment in your own advertising, regardless of whether you get paid immediately or not.


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Understood. I went ahead and passed it on to see what the artist thought, and she decided to give it a go for fun. Let me know what you think about this -- hand-drawn. Think of that as being a mock-up. Essentially the real version would be drawn in using a Wacom.
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ranlo

Thanks ranlo ~  I think this design looks a little too busy/ emblem'y ?
But then again, it could look really nice once it's polish off with some gradients and stuff ?

I'm not sure what the text is riding on and I'd say the 'L' in 'fLibbr' needs to be more defined so it doesn't get confused with 'fibber' like a liar.

But I mean no worries, if she wants to polish it up and stick on the thread go for it, if not, no worries. .   to be honest there's some really good submissions coming in [pm] and I might have to stick these on for public vote to help sway my vote.. so maybe she'd like to have a go ?




We've decided not to waste any more time on this. Good luck to anyone who enters the contest though, Smiley.

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August 26, 2013, 06:40:33 AM
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Just wanted to say I love the site and I wish you prosperity! :]

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Thanks for the positive words my friend. My main goal is to help promote the growth of bitcoin and crypto currencies in general. Smiley


You're an Ancap too Cheesy

PotatoBadger
Gotta be Ancap . . anything else is violence Smiley  But yeah thanks for the submission but it's a bit 8bit / Mario ? On the plus side is does have a 'digital' edge to it.


To  be honest, the font logotype is perfect. Swap the font to something more pronounced, and concentrate on the slogan. Complete currency commerce, commerce without borders, fee-free commerce, shopping super charged,  etc. I am not at my most creative right now, but i'll update with some thoughts when i am.

Check out the frutiger font if you have a moment.

Rawted
Yes t he Frutiger font is nice, 'Commerce without borders' is really nice, has a kind of world wide shipping / borderless payment system thing going for it.



You might have better luck picking a proficient designer here and contracting with them. In the design world we call this "spec work" because it is a speculative investment of time which may or may not pay off. This can lead to troubles for designers in general as well as contractors looking for design work. As a designer I think your fee is quite reasonable, and you should have no trouble finding a designer who will make the logo to your satisfaction. I would suggest you ask users to post samples and them make an agreement with one user. This method almost always works out best for everyone. Good luck with your project.

I agree with this. I was going to pitch the idea to someone I know that's great at art and logo design but I decided I don't want to drag them into something that may or may not even pay off. It sucks to spend hours working on something to perfect it, just to find that you get absolutely nothing to show for it.

TECSHARE  & ranlo

All good points. Unfortunately I'm not big on the 'picking a designer' style of doing things.
I really like 99designs way - competition style - you get a greater variation of work worth alot more than the original bounty . .  so obviously it's great for the employer, but is risky for the designer. 
This is the same approached used by things like the Google X Prize and such. Iif your into Science/ Space/ Evolution and stuff, checkout this by Peter Diamandis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KxckI8Ttpw

On the flip side, if your a designer and low on work, it might be of interest to you.  .  . either way, it's a peaceful voluntary interaction Smiley



I think you think you are getting a better deal than you are. Spec work often results in problems for contractors as well. Do a search for USAGI on this forum for a good example of how it can go wrong. Additionally pissing off a bunch of your potential user base by exploiting them for cheap labor is not the way to go either. A note to designers, participating in this kind of spec work also devalues your own ability to get paid in other jobs. If someone could get 100 rubes to do it for free why would they pay you? I suggest that any self respecting designer should not participate in spec work.
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Hi - i do graphic design and web programming for a living. You can view some of my work at www.hireahenchman.com I'm proficient in both graphic design and php programming. Perhaps I can help you? if you want to take a look at my work and PM me if you're interested. It'd be great to discuss some ideas. Also you can add me on skype as hireahenchman

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Contact me via PM for the high res logos and ligth versions.
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We've decided not to waste any more time on this. Good luck to anyone who enters the contest though, Smiley.
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Thanks for the time & effort ranlo. Please stay tuned to the thread Smiley


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I think you think you are getting a better deal than you are. Spec work often results in problems for contractors as well. Do a search for USAGI on this forum for a good example of how it can go wrong. Additionally pissing off a bunch of your potential user base by exploiting them for cheap labor is not the way to go either. A note to designers, participating in this kind of spec work also devalues your own ability to get paid in other jobs. If someone could get 100 rubes to do it for free why would they pay you? I suggest that any self respecting designer should not participate in spec work.
TECSHARE
Thanks for your comments, but I'm afraid I have to strongly disagree & indeed now defend myself against your accusations; 
If I 'piss off a bunch of my potential user' base by them voluntarily deciding into a competition to redesign me a logo and losing, there's not much I can do about this. It's life.
As for 'exploiting them for cheap labour', I set a 2 BTC Bounty, which after looking around online freelancer sites & 99designs and such, $240 to me seemed like a fair/ good market rate for a new logo.
As as for 'exploiting' anybody, this is a peaceful, voluntary interaction. The word 'exploit' does not belong here. 
If you would kindly rescind those comments, I would obviously be most appreciate.


here's my contribution:
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Knybe
Thanks for the contribution Kynbe, although I'm not keen on the font, I do like the idea of the overlapping 'B' on the top version and also the appostrophe before the 'r' is good thinking aswell.


Hi - i do graphic design and web programming for a living. You can view some of my work at www.hireahenchman.com I'm proficient in both graphic design and php programming. Perhaps I can help you? if you want to take a look at my work and PM me if you're interested. It'd be great to discuss some ideas. Also you can add me on skype as hireahenchman

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Hi cshelswell
Your portfolio looks really nice, if you want to make a submission please go ahead Smiley


here we go ... hope you enjoy
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Wow, that is so sick ! I am absolutely loving that.  The 3d designs + logo's just top it off and make it sooooo attractive.
Your website http://jantenner81.wordpress.com/ - also has some fantastic design work by the way.


Contact me via PM for the high res logos and ligth versions.
rme
Thanks for your submission rme ~ but I think these designs a little 'flat' & 'simplistic' if I'm honest, but thank your for your efforts Smiley


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Wow, that is so sick ! I am absolutely loving that.  The 3d designs + logo's just top it off and make it sooooo attractive.
Your website http://jantenner81.wordpress.com/ - also has some fantastic design work by the way.
 

Hey Tom thank you for compliments... If you have question don't hesitate to contact me anytime...
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Site like [99designs] destroy prices

Sounds like the free market at work - As flibbr said, it's a voluntary interaction.

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Site like [99designs] destroy prices

Sounds like the free market at work - As flibbr said, it's a voluntary interaction.


yes sure ...


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Wow, that is so sick ! I am absolutely loving that.  The 3d designs + logo's just top it off and make it sooooo attractive.
Your website http://jantenner81.wordpress.com/ - also has some fantastic design work by the way.
 
Damn jantenner81, I wish I had seen your "CC card design blue" design before I purchased my Bit-Card. I would loved that as background for it.

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