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New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:46 pm
by gpraceman
Well, the logo deign contest entry period is now over. Now I have to decide which design to select as the winner. I have trimmed the 46 entries down to my top 6, which are shown below.

Please look over these and let me know what you think. You can vote for your Top 3 designs in the poll above. Note, I can ask the designer to make changes to their design, so you can also recommend changes to any of these. I've added comments as to what I would like changed with each of these.

Entry 11 - NayeemDesign
+ The site name needs to be more prominent.
+ The car needs to look more like a race car.
+ Tweak the color scheme a bit.
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Entry 13 - Attebasile
+ Make the silhouettes a bit more obvious that it is a child and an adult.
+ Shield background needs to contrast with the car color.
+ Remove red outlining of the forum name.
+ Maybe change the car design.
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Entry 21 - kamikira
+ Get rid of the flames.
+ Remove the checkered flag.
+ Change bottom section of shield to be black and white checkered.
+ Move wings behind shield and give a 3D look.
+ Maybe change the wings to be exhaust pipes.
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Entry 37 - publismart
+ Change car design to something that looks more like a PWD car.
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Entry 39 - publismart
+ Change gear to a racing wheel.
+ Apply 3D effect to forum name.
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Entry 46 - THEGEOL
+ I like the PWD track look.
+ Remove grey outline from forum name.
+ Maybe inset forum name into the bottom section of the shield, instead of laid on top.
+ Maybe put forum name under the shield and use the bottom section of the shield for something else (but what?), or move the flag to the bottom section and use the corners for something else (but what?).
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Post any comments/recommendations below.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:44 pm
by Speedster
# 21. Any or all of your suggestions and make the car Dark Blue. Maybe make "Derby Talk" in Gold letters.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:14 pm
by Gtdhw
From the above choices, I like #21 the best, with your changes. Just my opinion, but as a drag racer, I've never understood the connection of a checkered flag, with drag racing. Roundy- round racing, for sure, but I've never seen a checkered flag indicate a win in a drag race (or be involved in any way). I am obviously a minority in my thinking, as I see cars at the strip all the time with checkered flag paint schemes. I just don't understand it, lol.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:50 pm
by gpraceman
Two of you like #21, but the poll only shows 1 vote for that. :scratching:

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:59 pm
by Darin McGrew
gpraceman wrote:Entry 46 - THEGEOL
+ I like the PWD track look.
+ Remove grey outline from forum name.
+ Maybe inset forum name into the bottom section of the shield, instead of laid on top.
+ Maybe put forum name under the shield and use the bottom section of the shield for something else (but what?), or move the flag to the bottom section and use the corners for something else (but what?).
This is my favorite, although I would also suggest simplifying the car's design, so that it looks more like a derby version of a formula race car, rather than like a formula race car. Also, I don't really like the exhaust pipes on the sides, since derby cars don't have exhaust pipes (except as decoration). And I like the idea of making the forum name part of the shield, instead of sitting in front of the shield.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:31 pm
by Scrollsawer
I like #46. Some suggestions for further evolving the logo would be to have 'Derby Talk' just above the shield, or 'Derby' above the shield and 'Talk' below the shield. I also agree with Darin that the exhaust pipes look out of place and that the car should look a little less like a real formula one car, and a little more like a Pinewood Car replica of a formula one car. There's also just a little too much gray in the color palette. Work with the coloring to make it 'pop' a little more (flames?)

Scrollsawer

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:14 am
by Perry24
I like #21 too. Unfortunately, I cannot vote from Tapatalk.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:47 am
by gpraceman
Perry24 wrote:I like #21 too. Unfortunately, I cannot vote from Tapatalk.
Not sure why Tapatalk doesn't yet support polls. I guess that you'll just have to use a regular browser to vote. ;)

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:59 am
by gpraceman
Well, Entry# 46 was the winner. I'll get with the designer to make some tweaks to it to get it to its final form.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:48 pm
by Scrollsawer
:bigups:

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:23 pm
by whodathunkit
Congratulations to entry 46!


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Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:36 pm
by gpraceman
I appreciate all those that voted and provided feedback on the designs.

I worked with the artist to make some tweaks to the winning design. The Formula 1 car now more closely resembles a PWD creation. The forum name is a part of the shield, instead of on top of it. The forum name also stands out better now. I looked at the design with and without the exhaust pipes and thought that it looked better with them (seemed top heavy without). I debated trying to include some more elements to make it more of a representation of PWD, but thought that the design would just get too busy.

I hope that ya'll like the new logo.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:54 pm
by iflytii
New logo looks good!

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:29 am
by Loder66
LOVE the new logo! Great job.

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:32 pm
by Darin McGrew
I love it! Nicely done!