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July 27, 2012, 02:56:51 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 03:51:43 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 05:40:16 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 07:28:02 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 08:55:05 AM
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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


Black Background

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July 27, 2012, 09:08:57 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 09:31:18 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 09:34:01 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 10:10:52 AM
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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


Black Background


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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July 27, 2012, 10:21:29 AM
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Not "electronic" but "digital".

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July 27, 2012, 10:39:36 AM
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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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July 27, 2012, 12:14:52 PM
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Weird t i better imo.
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July 27, 2012, 12:41:43 PM
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The more I look at it, the more I realize this is looking REALLY good.

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July 27, 2012, 01:53:47 PM
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Not "electronic" but "digital".

decentralized electronic cash is what it says on the wiki.


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July 27, 2012, 02:26:48 PM
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2 Colors - No gradient - 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.


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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July 27, 2012, 02:59:07 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 04:22:08 PM
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"Decentralized Electronic Cash" sounds awful. Decentralized Digital Currency" sounds fine.

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July 27, 2012, 04:33:13 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 05:08:18 PM
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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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