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dA Logo relaunch by StephanusEmbricanus dA Logo relaunch by StephanusEmbricanus
A Logo is not fashion it is a mark that should be recognized also after a long period of time. Maybe it does not look very creative and very classic and traditional, what I have done here. But it is built on that's what is done before and shows some permanence and simplifies the reference, that looks official :)

New logo:
There is absolutely no need for, that would be contra-productive to an official image and absolute a bad idea: for the idea of the existing one is good and it is known, new Logo = lost of recognition
Changing and changing and changing a logo, that is not professional :D

this version is better for it is balanced

It is faster: no frames and no Schnickschnack!
It works in black and white as in colours also in smaller sizes as the existing one.

There is no need for a new CI I think!!!!
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:iconred-spot:
red-spot Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Can you tell me exactly what is different in comparison to the original logo? Cos I don't see it, sorry.
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brightshade782 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Thats sort of the point. there's no NEED for a new logo.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Maybe you can read? And look for details :)
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BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I don't know why people are praising this. This is the new logo as designed by $liquisoft and you've hardly changed it at all. You can't call it your own.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
This is a redesign of the existing logo, so there is nothing new, just something corrected. I didn't had a look what others are doing I just did the necessary maybe he did the same :) But now I saw his ideas, they look similar but they are different :) and they are also not new.
What we have common is, that we both understand the idea of a logo :)
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
The thing is that this one is the existing logo. You changed the new logo design.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Maybe my English is too bad but the logo-politics of deviant either for that is not the logo on top of this site :)
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
(Wir können auch gerne Deutsch reden.)

As you can see, the current logo comes in some variations. I suppose that's why `BoffinbraiN considers your deviation a variation of $liquisoft's design rather than your own work.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
That's the problem a logo is a sign a sign should not have variations!!! As the company changed from Deutsch Bundesbahn to Deutsche Bahn a new logo was necessary but a sign was taken that had nearly no optical difference to the old one. :) That made sense. That got the prize and the amount was professional :)
The look of a logo has to be right designed and fit to the company and what the company is doing. But the use of the logo gives it strength and recognition and that makes it more official as designing logo after logo. The type I used as basics for my layouts was in use for some time I thought so I took it "as state of the art" (perhaps I'm wrong). Than someone should redesign the older one :)
But the logic stays the same :)
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BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
It's still far too similar to the original logo to be considered for the contest, though. Any changes you've made are barely noticeable.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
It seems you are one of the judges :) but you do not understand the function of a logo that should look official and what makes a logo official. That is permanence and that is traditional :D
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Q-Rex Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Maybe I don't understand it too, but:

" Design a NEW logo, a BETTER logo, a FASTER logo. If you think you can make a better logo, I encourage you to do so. That's all part of the challenge, you see. "

This supposed to be main thing on the contest.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
New logo:
There is absolutely no need for, that would be contra-productive to an official image and absolute a bad idea: for the idea of the existing one is good and it is known, new Logo = lost of recognition
Changing and changing and changing a logo, that is not professional :D

this version is better for it is balanced

It is faster: no frames and no Schnickschnack!
It works in black and white as in colours also in smaller sizes as the existing one.

There is no need for a new CI I think!!!!
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Q-Rex Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
"Changing and changing and changing a logo, that is not professional"

Tell that to Fiat ;)
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
do they have a logo-contest?
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ali-in-a-bubble Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I like them Stephan! :D The first one is my favourite! Um... What inspired you to make them? Did i miss something? Is DA recreating or something
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
There is a contest :)
They want a new or a relauch of the old "new" logo :)

[link]
[link]=projects/contests/2008/epiclogo
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ali-in-a-bubble Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
yeah right after I commented I checked my other messages and noticed. Gosh I'm silly.

Do you know where I can look at the other entries...?
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Maybe here :D there many too many
[link]
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Diregram Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Previous dA logos haven't been well treated, or well used... they have lots of t-shirt designs with 'deviantArt' and 'dA' written lots of different ways. True, that's rebellious and fun. :/ But sometimes it's a mess, and just dilutes the 'brand' that they seem to care about.

There's something about this. It feels nicely balanced, especially the arrangement at the bottom of the page. I'm watching you, so I saw when you upload this yesterday. Today (half asleep) I recognized your work in the middle of all the other contest entries. So you definitely have something here. :) Simplifying, strengthening and removing the nasty box. I think you've taken the proposed logo to a place where it feels much better.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Thank you :) you talk out of my soul :D
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Diregram Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
:handshake:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
The one with the most impact is definitely the bottom one!......Your eyes don't need to read from left to right(as the other two)......It's ....THERE......directly in front of you!......and visually elegant!
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
You might be right :) Thank you Pat
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
:)
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i like the bottom part style, Stef ;)
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
That is the most compact on! Thank you Jo :hug:
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Huh? I don't see the difference to dA's new logo.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
If there is no difference that would mean all three suggestions are not different?
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:iconratafluke:
Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
No. The news article included three examples of dA's new logo. Your three examples look just like the three examples from the news article. Or maybe my memory fails me :confused:
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
I know only this
[link]
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
OK, my memory wasn't quite right, but I still see no major difference to the logo in the article. Not to put your logo down! All four arrangements of the elements look good.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
That is the principle of logos they are a signs and should spread out stability, permanence and recognition. We do not change all traffic signs with a new minister of transport.
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I see your reasoning - but then wouldn't it make more sense to change dA's old logo instead of changing the new design from the article?
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Your right it could make more sense :)
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Artist
da-illusionist
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
:thumbsup::nod:
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kitsuneko-xenon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student Artist
I like it, it adds a certain sleekness to the logo without taking away the simplicity :)
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
I only wanted to make the existing more practical :)
Reduced to the necessary it does not say more as "deviant Art " connected with an existing visual sign that means using the existing recognition value.
I do not want to reinvent the wheel I only gave it a new surface to make it faster and more effective.
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kitsuneko-xenon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student Artist
Very well put, and a great approach ;)
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Thank you Geoff :)
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widgetambolia Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the one on the bottom the best. Has the best balance and eye catching appeal, for me that is...
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
It is most compact, but it has to be tested whether the smallest size of use is readable.
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widgetambolia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool! Can't wait to see!
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Me too :)
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