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July 01, 2012, 09:58:29 PM
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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!

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July 01, 2012, 09:59:27 PM
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Total pledged so far: 44BTC/44BTC

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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.




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July 01, 2012, 10:08:35 PM
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I'll chip in. 2 BTC

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July 01, 2012, 10:09:07 PM
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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...

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July 01, 2012, 10:12:40 PM
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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.

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I'll chip in. 2 BTC

Thank you for your pledge!

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July 01, 2012, 11:18:03 PM
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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.

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I am in too!

2 BTCs.

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July 02, 2012, 12:24:51 AM
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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!

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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 Smiley

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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 Smiley


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

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July 02, 2012, 05:30:54 AM
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I don't understand why the current logo needs to be replaced, IMO it's perfectly suitable.

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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?

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Its not too bad but its not stunning.
IMHO you (designer) guys could do better. (The BTC reminds me a flat pancake)

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

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I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs.

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.

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Additionally it is unlikely that the community will adopt it. There is already so much material centered towards the old logos.

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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.

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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.

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I look forward to get an awesome new logo (the "pancake" isn't really appealing)
 I jump in with 2 BTC

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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". Smiley

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For the persons complainting about the current logo not existing in high resolution, here it is in 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 Roll Eyes

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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". Smiley
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I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs.

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.

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http://www.choosa.net/en/
http://www.crowdspring.com/

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Something along these lines?




Maybe, "BITCOIN.  The Fed Mutilator."

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I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs.

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.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?

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I've been playing around with a 3D logo. Here is the preliminary result:


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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.
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This thread inspired some sketching.  I could easily develop these ideas or others in Illustrator if I had some more bitcoins.   Wink



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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.


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..

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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.

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it has been available as a vector version for ages.

paying for a bitcoin logo in usd is ridiculous.

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"pancakes" just seems like an issue of personal taste, ..
I definitely have a serious "pancake" issue  Grin
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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.

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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?
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The problem with BTC is that isn't the easiest thing to hand write.

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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.  Roll Eyes
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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.
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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:

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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 Smiley



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.
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The 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.

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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.
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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 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.

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I highly recommend 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.

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    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 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.

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    Here are some prototypes for an alt logo,

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    Here are some prototypes for an alt logo,

    Looks like an imprisoned pacman  Wink

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    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!

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    Perhaps all the old logo needs is a font change?
    I personally like the font


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    I think the "pancake logo" is looking much better here:



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    Why a new logo? Is it because it has to look more "simple" and "modern", like this?


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    http://i46.tinypic.com/2w3vmg5.jpg (NSFW)

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      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 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.

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

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      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.
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      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!
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      Yes, but VSFL  Cheesy

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      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.

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      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.



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      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.

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      Looks nice but very "greek"

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      Looks nice but very "greek"

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

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      Obviously the binary represents this: http://friendfeed.com/terrificclutter/5357ea4a

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      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.

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      Wise words  Smiley

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


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      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.

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

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      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.

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      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?

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      Thread was intended to be for ideas. He wants to crowdfund a new logo from professional graphic artists.
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      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.




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      Good idea but i fear that we will be shocked with lots of weird and creepy designs.
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      Maybe if the 'B' was transparent rather than white? (You can do this in a PNG file.) Otherwise, I like it!


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      My entry:

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      looks quite professional  Smiley

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      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.

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      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.

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

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      More like that?

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

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      I would complete the circle (earth) underneath

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      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




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      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!

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      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

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      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.

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      Still looking for pledges.

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      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.

      Handwritten:

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      Reminds me of these pictures I made last year when I was *really* into bitcoins!




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      Even if there is good logos, I still prefer the actual one. Clean, simple and clear.

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      Even if there is good logos, I still prefer the actual one. Clean, simple and clear.
      Clean, simple, pancake.

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      Bump,

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

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      I think this thread has seen some pretty interesting graphical ideas, so lets keep it alive.

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      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.

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      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.

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      My entry:



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      My entry:



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

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      Can someone design a B with two lightning bolts or swords piercing it?

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      Can someone design a B with two lightning bolts or swords piercing it?

      Kinda like a hash symbol at the top

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      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 Wink)

      Cheers,
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      My entry:



      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?

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      I am loving the way this is turning out!
      The old logo definitly needs to go now.

      Wow I can't fit my OTC link in here
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      Anyone willing to pledge?

      We need your help!

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      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.


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      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?  Huh

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      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.

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      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! Smiley

      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!

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      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.

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      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.

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      wow this is a nice thread! great contribution Coinabul!

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      I suggest holding a logo design contest on 99designs.

      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?

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      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




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      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..


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      This one is still my favorite. Why change to something else?

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      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  Wink


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      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  Wink


      Wow, really sexy! Smiley Really abstract though.

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      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.


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      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.


      Why is there a trademark? I like it, but its kind of close to the blutooth logo imo, try something more octogon-y

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      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  Wink


      +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.

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      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  Wink




      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 Wink
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      3 Bitcoin?

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      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  Wink


      +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...


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      The big tail on the 't' looks like a 'u' and made me think 'buttcoin' when I first saw it.

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      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  Wink



      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.
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      Thanks for all the great feedback. Glad you like it.  Grin
      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 Smiley






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      Thanks for all the great feedback. Glad you like it.  Grin
      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 Smiley






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      This one is still my favorite. Why change to something else?


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      timbo is definitely on to something.
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      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).

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

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

      Sure Smiley
      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.


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

      Sure Smiley
      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.


      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

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      Good idea. Think this is a nice way to do it.
      Not to much so the logo keeps it clean look.


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      Good idea. Think this is a nice way to do it.
      Not to much so the logo keeps it clean look.


      maybe make the orange part of the striped part darker (like where two orange parts overlap) to give it a fake 3d look

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      Here you go Smiley


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      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?

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      Here you go Smiley


      better, but I made a picture to explain what I mean.
      what software are you using btw?

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      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.

      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 Cheesy



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      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.

      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 Cheesy



      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.

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

      Sure Smiley
      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.


      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 ...

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      Thanks Wink
      Made a black/white version and works great this way.
      Signing of for the night but will be back tomorrow.  Smiley


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      that is looking EXCELLENT.
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      Good job Smiley

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      Awesome.

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      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 Tongue

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      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 Smiley).

      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.)









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      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.

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

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

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      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.
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      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

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      We should present it to the community (out of this thread) to see how they like it.

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      All those logos are pathetic. Why don't you get a bounty up and find some guy on dribbble?

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      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!

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      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


      2 Colors - No gradient - Opacity


      2 Colors - Gradient - No Opacity


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      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.

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      Not "electronic" but "digital".

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      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.


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      Weird t i better imo.
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      The more I look at it, the more I realize this is looking REALLY good.

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      Not "electronic" but "digital".

      decentralized electronic cash is what it says on the wiki.


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      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.






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      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.
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      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.



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

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      "Decentralized Electronic Cash" sounds awful. Decentralized Digital Currency" sounds fine.

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      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.



      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!


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      "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  Roll Eyes Btw, great designs until now

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      For the moment I will call it 'Decentralized Digital Currency'. Because I have the feeling we can discuss this in a whole new Topic Wink

      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.)


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      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.



      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"

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      "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  Roll Eyes 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.

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      For the moment I will call it 'Decentralized Digital Currency'. Because I have the feeling we can discuss this in a whole new Topic Wink

      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.)



      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.

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      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.

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      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).


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      "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  Roll Eyes Btw, great designs until now

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

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      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 Smiley

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

      Edit:
      This is what the 'old' colors look like.

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      "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  Roll Eyes 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

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      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

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      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

      Here you go Smiley


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      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

      Here you go Smiley



      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 Wink

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      Always felt orange looks bests against black instead of white, so figured I'd give it a try while changing the text.



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      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?

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.



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      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.



      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.

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      Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

      Here you go Smiley



      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 Wink

      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.

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      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.

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      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

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      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 Wink

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      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet Wink

      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. Smiley

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      A professional designer will be working with me on it starting Tuesday. You ain't seen nothing yet Wink

      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. Smiley

      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.

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      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.

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      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 Wink

      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 Smiley

      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 Smiley 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


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      "Global Digital Currency" sounds like NWO currency.  Embarrassed Something like "P2P" which implies that there is no central authority should remain in it.

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      Here you go: "P2P Global Digital Currency"

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      forgive me, but: groan.
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      "Global Digital Currency" sounds like NWO currency.  Embarrassed 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.

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      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 Wink

      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 Smiley

      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 Smiley 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


      Wow. That looks amazing.

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      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 Wink

      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 Smiley

      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 Smiley 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


      Wow. That looks amazing.

      I don't like the color Sad

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      Maybe black and yellow ? Smiley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhCpcdb_kig


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      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.



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      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 Wink

      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 Smiley

      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 Smiley 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


      Wow. That looks amazing.

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

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      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.  Grin

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



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      Sure this is with the original orange color.


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      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 Wink

      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 Smiley

      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 Smiley 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


      Wow. That looks amazing.

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

      accepted!  Grin
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      Nice Avatar & good idea Wink

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      Nice Avatar & good idea Wink

      thank you for the flowers!  Wink
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      What? ;P

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      DO I LOOK LIKE A SHOPPING CENTER? Shocked

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

      Hahah nice one  Grin

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

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      oh right, my bad. Roll Eyes
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      oh right, my bad. Roll Eyes
      OK now I am very very confused Shocked
      This is coming into play: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/jobs/07pre.html?_r=1

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      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 Wink

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

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      oh right, my bad. Roll Eyes
      OK now I am very very confused Shocked
      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.
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      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 Wink

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

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      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 Wink

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

      For Bitcoin to be a true global currency the value of BTC needs always to rise.
      If BTC became the global currency & money supply = 100 Trillion then ⊅1.00 BTC = $4,761,904.76.
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      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 Wink

      Don't forget to show them the new Bitcoin currency symbol ---> . Grin
      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?

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      Yes, but Kano said it's got a snowballs chance in hell and rjk said typing U+2285 didn't work for him.  Tongue

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      oh right, my bad. Roll Eyes
      OK now I am very very confused Shocked
      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! Angry
      OK! Angry Sad

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

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      I want one that says:

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        Get GoXXXed.


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      Can I get a version like the one in my avatar, but with?



      I want one that says:

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

      Number 1: Greyscale


      Number 2: Greyscale


      Number 3: B/W


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      I do have the feeling this logo can stand it's ground next to the old one. Fresh and professorial look.

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      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!

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      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.

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      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?

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      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.

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      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 Wink


      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! Smiley

      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!

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