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c_benshoof
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 09:10 AM UTC
Wow alot of great work guys, I really appriciate all the hard work put into everyones drawings! Mark and Darren - GREAT work! I really like what you have done! I have been so involved with all the details of getting this business going that I was totally stuck on the logo rework.....thanks again for all your efforts! It will be hard to choose who did the best work as they all are great, I will have to put alot of thought into this matter.

I have an idea which way I am going, however since I am leaving it open till the end of this month I will wait and see if there are any other ideas that pop up.


Thanks again everyone who has posted so far, great work and keep it up!

CMOT
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 09:16 AM UTC
Matt I like it, it just needs some colour to attract the eye. Even that is an idea I had considered by using a brick text font or a brick wall with the company name in a graffiti text.
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cyclones6
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 09:19 AM UTC
I like the brick wall because it goes with the diorama theme and incorporates what the company is actually about
Maybe Matts logo with a ruin or brick texture behind it?
Evan
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cyclones6
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 09:46 AM UTC
Working off of Matts logo with a brick background
There is no compass because I am working with paint.net and the magic wand is not great but pretend its there

Evan
c_benshoof
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 02:42 PM UTC
Looks good Evan....I think you are on to something with the brick background....
mvfrog
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 06:14 PM UTC
The brick background looks good. What would you think of a white compass shape? or, if you could 'magic wand' capture the one I used? I think a white solid compass would work well. Nice thought...the brick background. Good work.

Matt
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 08:15 PM UTC
And now for something completely different.
A train of thought.
cyclones6
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009 - 04:18 PM UTC
I get the whole "hitting the mark" thing, but in my opinion, the first two would be more suitable for a bowling alley and not a diorama company. The last one looks good though and really all look like professional designs.
Evan
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009 - 06:10 PM UTC
That is correct, it was just a train of thought I was following, and that is why I dropped those features as I progressed. the train of thought followed "what is typically American" what do I think of when I think of America" "what is required". I also save all the bits and pieces I use as .PNG files so that they can be placed over a page without obscuring the content on the page. Ideally I would use a backdrop of one of the products.



c_benshoof
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 09:40 AM UTC
I like the thinking outside the box! Very creative.

Thanks again to everyone who has worked on this project!

I need to speed up the final logo sooner that expected to get it in to the printers, so on that note I will have to close the logo design chalange tomarrow around noon.
I will anounce the winning logo at that time.......The person whos logo gets picked will get a free kit as soon as production starts up!

Silantra
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 05:22 PM UTC
hope it's not too late

here's my idea

c_benshoof
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 05:59 PM UTC
Zaidi, nope your not to late! Thanks for the work you put in to those! All are very cool! I will put them into the "which one to use" pot.

cyclones6
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 12:17 PM UTC
Any idea who won?
Evan
mvfrog
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 12:54 PM UTC
Haven't heard...been watching all day.

Matt
c_benshoof
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 03:56 PM UTC
AND THE WINNER IS...............................

Well there are two winners, I ended up not being able to choose between Darren and Matts ideas, so I put them both together to make one.





Thank you eveveryone who helped out with this! I didnt want to choose, but I had to, I can only have one logo.....

cyclones6
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 04:14 PM UTC
Congrats guys
Good luck with your dio company Chris
Evan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 06:38 PM UTC
Thanks, Chris. It was fun doing this with everyone. There should be more of this kind of 'group think.' This is the experience that you can't get anywhere but here-the best modelers with lots of experience. We are all truly amongst friends.

Congratulations, Darren.
Thanks,
Matt
c_benshoof
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 06:59 PM UTC
Well said Matt! Check your PM.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 08:26 PM UTC
Thank you Chris and while your offer was not needed for us to have a crack at this it was generous. Well done Matt, it looks like teamwork won the day.
youngc
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 09:56 PM UTC
Just wanted to say to Zaidi, impressive graphic 'B'.

Silantra
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 03:15 AM UTC
Congrats Matt and Darren,

mine were done in a hurry and i hate it.....

Chas, thanks for the compliments..just something i did to kill the time....
mvfrog
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 07:57 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thank you Chris and while your offer was not needed for us to have a crack at this it was generous. Well done Matt, it looks like teamwork won the day.



You do some very fine graphic work. I agree, that a prize was not needed to work on this project...it was fun. I will take a photo of my jump wings and send it to you. Good work that you showed.

Matt
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 11:38 AM UTC
I will start work on it when it arrives Matt.