Bitcoin Forum
December 10, 2016, 11:16:29 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 [14] 15 16 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: [Now Funded] Help build a better Bitcoin logo!  (Read 32730 times)
MathCampbell
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26



View Profile
July 30, 2012, 05:09:56 PM
 #261

I should add, this icon here is of course, an ICON.  An icon should only be used to represent a computer program, not as a logo for a concept, product etc.
So ideally we need a logo LIKE the "bitcoin" logo we all know, but made suitable for logo usage etc.
I've been doing some designs and I thought I'd share a few with you...
They're all very simple and basic, I could design much fancier, but a lot of people have said they like the coin, they want to keep a coin design, and to keep it simple...

First design:

Orange ringed coin, with golden B in middle (Note, all these designs use the new Ƀ; they can of course be changed to use BTC)

http://i.minus.com/j3svuiCm6EiUP.jpg


Design 2:

Solid-range pancake-inspired coin, with again the yellow coin in the middle with a simple cutout design.  (I'm not so fond of this but a few people I've asked like it.)

http://i.minus.com/jbyNTPYFlAQrlN.jpg

Design 3:

A reverse of the first design, but with a thinner outer line.

http://i.minus.com/jgOxWilfb3zqL.jpg

And finally, my personal favourite, design 4:

A variation on design 3, but with a line of dots instead of a solid stroke.  This makes the resemblance to a coin stronger, but not distracting from the fundamental point of the design.

http://i.minus.com/jqMsETLYz2nIQ.jpg

-----------------------------
What's your thoughts people? Are they all horrible, are any jumping out at you as good?  Would you like design n with changes?  Or should I go away and do a whole new design, not talking about eh coin at all, like Timbas has done? Your thoughts please...

I've deliberately kept the logo's simple; a logo shouldn't be complex and multi-coloured etc.  The best logos, (e.g Nike or Apple, or Starbucks etc.) are all one-colour, and fairly simple.  I'm keeping to that maxim.  Once I get the feeling of you all and I've got a single-pcolour design a lot of people seem happy with, I'll knock up proper place settings, like the "accepted here" pictures, and the monochromes etc for people to use, and what not...
And thanks for the tip btw gyrsur (if that was you.  That's the trouble with anonymity!!), very appreciated.
Once I have a solid design people seem to like, I'll post this all in a new thread so it doesn't distract from this, but in the mean time, if you like, 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
Thanks

If you like my work, feel free to donate:
1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6
1481368589
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481368589

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481368589
Reply with quote  #2

1481368589
Report to moderator
1481368589
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481368589

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481368589
Reply with quote  #2

1481368589
Report to moderator
1481368589
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481368589

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481368589
Reply with quote  #2

1481368589
Report to moderator
Every time a block is mined, a certain amount of BTC (called the subsidy) is created out of thin air and given to the miner. The subsidy halves every four years and will reach 0 in about 130 years.
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481368589
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481368589

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481368589
Reply with quote  #2

1481368589
Report to moderator
MathCampbell
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26



View Profile
July 30, 2012, 05:25:30 PM
 #262


Ahh, you meant the old BTC and a lighter shadow...mea culpa...
http://i.minus.com/jbgFeSFhZZP18b.png

If you like my work, feel free to donate:
1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6
MathCampbell
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26



View Profile
July 30, 2012, 05:26:39 PM
 #263

I should add, I of course hereby release all these artworks freely to the world, under the MIT licence.  Forgot to say that before...

If you like my work, feel free to donate:
1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6
Gyrsur
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1498


#BEL+++++


View Profile WWW
July 30, 2012, 05:38:20 PM
 #264

Dude, put your address in your signature! Crowd is here not only old open source like!  Wink

moocow1452
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 240

Don't mind me.


View Profile
July 30, 2012, 07:40:24 PM
 #265

Wanted to see if I could get a new TShirt for Bitcoin running. Can we chat, Campbell?
MathCampbell
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26



View Profile
July 30, 2012, 08:35:52 PM
 #266

Wanted to see if I could get a new TShirt for Bitcoin running. Can we chat, Campbell?

Sure thing.  Check your pm's.

If you like my work, feel free to donate:
1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6
Gladamas
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 294


Bitcoin today is what the internet was in 1998.


View Profile
July 30, 2012, 10:01:56 PM
 #267

I should add, this icon here is of course, an ICON.  An icon should only be used to represent a computer program, not as a logo for a concept, product etc.
So ideally we need a logo LIKE the "bitcoin" logo we all know, but made suitable for logo usage etc.
I've been doing some designs and I thought I'd share a few with you...
They're all very simple and basic, I could design much fancier, but a lot of people have said they like the coin, they want to keep a coin design, and to keep it simple...

*Cool designs*

-----------------------------
What's your thoughts people? Are they all horrible, are any jumping out at you as good?  Would you like design n with changes?  Or should I go away and do a whole new design, not talking about eh coin at all, like Timbas has done? Your thoughts please...

I've deliberately kept the logo's simple; a logo shouldn't be complex and multi-coloured etc.  The best logos, (e.g Nike or Apple, or Starbucks etc.) are all one-colour, and fairly simple.  I'm keeping to that maxim.  Once I get the feeling of you all and I've got a single-pcolour design a lot of people seem happy with, I'll knock up proper place settings, like the "accepted here" pictures, and the monochromes etc for people to use, and what not...
And thanks for the tip btw gyrsur (if that was you.  That's the trouble with anonymity!!), very appreciated.
Once I have a solid design people seem to like, I'll post this all in a new thread so it doesn't distract from this, but in the mean time, if you like, 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
Thanks

I like design #2, but the Ƀ should be the same color as the rest of the icon.

1GLADMZ5tL4HkS6BAWPfJLeZJCDHAd9Fr3 - LQ6Zx8v7fHVBiDX5Lmhbp6oEDB7dUFjANu
GPG 0xF219D5BB3C467E12 - Litecoin Forum
Coinabul
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588


Coinabul - Gold Unbarred


View Profile WWW
July 31, 2012, 10:16:11 PM
 #268

I should add, this icon here is of course, an ICON.  An icon should only be used to represent a computer program, not as a logo for a concept, product etc.
So ideally we need a logo LIKE the "bitcoin" logo we all know, but made suitable for logo usage etc.
I've been doing some designs and I thought I'd share a few with you...
They're all very simple and basic, I could design much fancier, but a lot of people have said they like the coin, they want to keep a coin design, and to keep it simple...

First design:

Orange ringed coin, with golden B in middle (Note, all these designs use the new Ƀ; they can of course be changed to use BTC)




Design 2:

Solid-range pancake-inspired coin, with again the yellow coin in the middle with a simple cutout design.  (I'm not so fond of this but a few people I've asked like it.)



Design 3:

A reverse of the first design, but with a thinner outer line.



And finally, my personal favourite, design 4:

A variation on design 3, but with a line of dots instead of a solid stroke.  This makes the resemblance to a coin stronger, but not distracting from the fundamental point of the design.



-----------------------------
What's your thoughts people? Are they all horrible, are any jumping out at you as good?  Would you like design n with changes?  Or should I go away and do a whole new design, not talking about eh coin at all, like Timbas has done? Your thoughts please...

I've deliberately kept the logo's simple; a logo shouldn't be complex and multi-coloured etc.  The best logos, (e.g Nike or Apple, or Starbucks etc.) are all one-colour, and fairly simple.  I'm keeping to that maxim.  Once I get the feeling of you all and I've got a single-pcolour design a lot of people seem happy with, I'll knock up proper place settings, like the "accepted here" pictures, and the monochromes etc for people to use, and what not...
And thanks for the tip btw gyrsur (if that was you.  That's the trouble with anonymity!!), very appreciated.
Once I have a solid design people seem to like, I'll post this all in a new thread so it doesn't distract from this, but in the mean time, if you like, 1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6.
Thanks
It seems a little cartoon-y to me still...

Coinabul.com - Gold Unbarred
Website owners, let me put my ads on your site! PM me!
bitcoinminer
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 322



View Profile
July 31, 2012, 11:47:03 PM
 #269

sorry to derail the topic -  Coinabul - I never got my order confirmation over the weekend.  I placed an order for two silver coins.

Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.

-Warren Buffett
paraipan
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 924


Firstbits: 1pirata


View Profile WWW
July 31, 2012, 11:49:17 PM
 #270

sorry to derail the topic -  Coinabul - I never got my order confirmation over the weekend.  I placed an order for two silver coins.

Contact is on their page http://coinabul.com/index.php/contacts

BTCitcoin: An Idea Worth Saving - Q&A with bitcoins on rugatu.com - Check my rep
bg002h
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1288


Got GLIPH? https://gli.ph/m *p-d-d


View Profile WWW
August 01, 2012, 12:30:29 AM
 #271

@Coinabul -- Any news from your meeting with the designer?  I'm liking the ||B logo...I see lots of potential there...

My very own Casascius Bearer Bar: 1GCDzqmX2Cf513E8NeThNHxiYEivU1Chhe
MathCampbell
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26



View Profile
August 01, 2012, 01:34:53 AM
 #272

It seems a little cartoon-y to me still...

That's a fair criticism; probably due to the colours, and the font I chose.  I will keep the same colours (allbeit I can modify their usage etc.) but try out some different fonts.  Key here was to create a logo that's professional looking and can be used for anything.  The coin-icon is nice but as you've said, you can't print it well, it won't monochrome great, it's hard to see at low-size etc.

I'll work at it some more..people have said they like option-4 with the dots...I might develop that further.  Someone wanted me to put the "veritas in numeris" on it as well, I think it would clutter, what do you all think?


If you like my work, feel free to donate:
1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6
Coinabul
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588


Coinabul - Gold Unbarred


View Profile WWW
August 01, 2012, 01:35:17 AM
 #273

sorry to derail the topic -  Coinabul - I never got my order confirmation over the weekend.  I placed an order for two silver coins.
Send me an email, Jon [at] Coinabul.com

I'll get you sorted Smiley

Coinabul.com - Gold Unbarred
Website owners, let me put my ads on your site! PM me!
MathCampbell
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26



View Profile
August 03, 2012, 02:52:32 AM
 #274

Added some new logo designs to this thread here

If you like my work, feel free to donate:
1EUGrS4nRKpTtMrfbwwq4EziYpVCF8vym6
Eli
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 128



View Profile
August 03, 2012, 07:43:10 PM
 #275

Adding 10BTC to the pledge.
bg002h
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1288


Got GLIPH? https://gli.ph/m *p-d-d


View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 08:30:20 PM
 #276

Adding 10BTC to the pledge.
Rock on...

@coinabul -- can you update everyone on the status of the fund and how the funds will be paid out? Things have slowed down a bit as I think perhaps people believe your designer is the winner.

My very own Casascius Bearer Bar: 1GCDzqmX2Cf513E8NeThNHxiYEivU1Chhe
Coinabul
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588


Coinabul - Gold Unbarred


View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 08:50:13 PM
 #277

Adding 10BTC to the pledge.
Rock on...

@coinabul -- can you update everyone on the status of the fund and how the funds will be paid out? Things have slowed down a bit as I think perhaps people believe your designer is the winner.
I'm letting people submit whatever they want. I was planning on having people just do sketches, but some have submitted full designs, which I don't mind. I don't think any of the designs yet have gotten a lot of community support, but if a new one comes along which the community likes, they'll get compensation.

My designer will have something to show in a week.

Coinabul.com - Gold Unbarred
Website owners, let me put my ads on your site! PM me!
bg002h
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1288


Got GLIPH? https://gli.ph/m *p-d-d


View Profile WWW
August 04, 2012, 02:13:32 AM
 #278

Adding 10BTC to the pledge.
Rock on...

@coinabul -- can you update everyone on the status of the fund and how the funds will be paid out? Things have slowed down a bit as I think perhaps people believe your designer is the winner.
I'm letting people submit whatever they want. I was planning on having people just do sketches, but some have submitted full designs, which I don't mind. I don't think any of the designs yet have gotten a lot of community support, but if a new one comes along which the community likes, they'll get compensation.

My designer will have something to show in a week.

Can't wait to see it!

My very own Casascius Bearer Bar: 1GCDzqmX2Cf513E8NeThNHxiYEivU1Chhe
bg002h
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1288


Got GLIPH? https://gli.ph/m *p-d-d


View Profile WWW
August 04, 2012, 09:44:40 PM
 #279

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.

Cheers,
-Jon

To clarify -- the two aspect ratios stuff above...I think we need a square-ish graphic logo and a rectangular graphic logo + slogan/text. Many web/mobile uses need square shapes (favicons/app icons) while website front pages often have a rectangular logo/slogan combo in the upper right corner.

At any rate, I'm more generous than picky, so good luck!  I hope we see something great; we've already seen some great starts. I appreciate your foresight on this issue...Bitcoin needs to look as cool as it is, or people won't spend the time to learn how cool it is. 

My very own Casascius Bearer Bar: 1GCDzqmX2Cf513E8NeThNHxiYEivU1Chhe
Raoul Duke
aka psy
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1442



View Profile
August 04, 2012, 11:02:39 PM
 #280

I will not go into much detail, but I'm working on a new logo+slogan with my designer.
FOR FREE!

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 [14] 15 16 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!