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July 27, 2012, 05:17:57 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 05:18:23 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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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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July 27, 2012, 05:23:09 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

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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July 27, 2012, 05:47:33 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 06:16:54 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 07:15:50 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 07:19:17 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

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

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July 27, 2012, 07:22:04 PM
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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.

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This is what the 'old' colors look like.

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July 27, 2012, 07:22:43 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

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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July 27, 2012, 07:46:58 PM
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Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

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July 27, 2012, 08:00:26 PM
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Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

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July 27, 2012, 08:07:36 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 08:35:16 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 08:54:17 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 09:25:37 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 09:38:30 PM
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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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July 27, 2012, 11:43:53 PM
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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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July 28, 2012, 12:13:15 AM
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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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July 28, 2012, 12:15:23 AM
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Can you do the "old" colors in the non-gradient style?

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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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July 28, 2012, 12:27:15 AM
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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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