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December 22, 2011, 05:22:21 PM
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http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

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

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


or..  bitcoin.org

or.. a combination?

I like this. Good job.

WHAT IF you put a few of those quotes in the background written in 7 bit binary ASCII.
Just a thought 'cuz I really like them quotes.
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December 22, 2011, 05:43:22 PM
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What text do you think is better

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


or..  bitcoin.org

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

The rest has the following issues:

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

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December 22, 2011, 05:44:27 PM
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http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

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

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


or..  bitcoin.org

or.. a combination?

I like this. Good job.

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

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

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

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December 22, 2011, 05:54:18 PM
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I'm gonna blow my nerd cred on this but, isn't ASCII encoding in binary generally at 8 bits per character?

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December 22, 2011, 05:56:46 PM
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I'm gonna blow my nerd cred on this but, isn't ASCII encoding in binary generally at 8 bits per character?
Generally, yes, but there are other encodings, inluding 7-bit encoding.

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December 22, 2011, 06:12:17 PM
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I'm gonna blow my nerd cred on this but, isn't ASCII encoding in binary generally at 8 bits per character?
Generally, yes, but there are other encodings, inluding 7-bit encoding.

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

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

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December 22, 2011, 06:27:26 PM
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OK here are 2 more versions:

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

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

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December 22, 2011, 06:39:39 PM
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OK here are 2 more versions:

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

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

I like the second one.

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

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December 22, 2011, 07:03:13 PM
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OK here are 2 more versions:

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

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

I like the second one.

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

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

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

Very good job BTW. If that was the final version I would still be happy with it.
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December 22, 2011, 07:04:37 PM
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OK here are 2 more versions:

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

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

I like the second one.

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


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

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December 22, 2011, 07:05:49 PM
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http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag1.jpg

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

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

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

This is my favorite thus far, only maybe more of a gold color/gradient for the btc maybe and a bit smaller might be nice.
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December 22, 2011, 07:29:20 PM
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I also changed the O's in the bitcoin.org to match the zero's in the binary, looks better than the rhombus-looking o's. 

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December 22, 2011, 07:34:10 PM
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OK here are 2 more versions:

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

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

I like the second one.

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


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

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

Thoughts?

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December 22, 2011, 08:15:35 PM
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http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag6.jpg <-- black glow outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag7.jpg <-- no outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag8.jpg <-- black stroke outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9.jpg <-- 'no banks, no borders' in the whitespace


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December 22, 2011, 08:24:45 PM
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http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag6.jpg <-- black glow outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag7.jpg <-- no outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag8.jpg <-- black stroke outline
http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9.jpg <-- 'no banks, no borders' in the whitespace
It definitely needs an outline. I like the stroke outline better than the glow. The no banks no borders works well. So, I'd go with flag 9 Smiley

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December 22, 2011, 08:46:24 PM
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http://bitcointrading.com/img/flag9onpole.jpg

^ if it were on a flagpole Smiley

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December 22, 2011, 08:52:14 PM
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Thats a great wallpaper! Saving!

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

Love this one

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December 22, 2011, 09:14:35 PM
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If nothing really awesomer comes in at this point (sparkly rainbows and butterflies flag) then I think mc_lovin wins Smiley

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December 22, 2011, 09:18:03 PM
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thanks Yankee!! Cheesy Cheesy it was just a quick mockup on the flag pole, i noticed a couple blems where some white lines were showing somehow, looks like photoshop did some minor tearing but i got some good ideas to expand the flag pole thing Smiley

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

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December 22, 2011, 09:25:10 PM
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For the record, I didn't organize the contest. Sorry for giving that impression… But I do think that's the general sentiment here.

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

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