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Smashing Magazine Logo Contest

Few days ago we’ve re-aligned the Smashing Magazine web-site, changed the theme and – most importantly – re-designed the navigation menu. So far so good. However, in the end we’ve found ourselves in a dilemma – Smashing Magazine doesn’t have a proper logo, which would mark our identity and relate to the subjects we cover on our pages.

In fact, we need a unique, fresh and stylish logo. And since you determine the content of Smashing Magazine1, we’d like you to help us in creating it. So, basically, this is what this post is about.

Hereby we announce the Smashing Magazine Logo Contest for the most creative, clean and fresh logo for our web-site.

Update (14.03.2007): Link

You can submit 1-3 designs. You can also send us a watermarked version. But you can be sure that we won’t use any of your logos for our purposes without your permission.

Update (16.03.2007): Link

We’ve received 14 logos from Mexico, South Africa, Canada, USA, UK, Spain and Italy. We’re expecting your designs, too, you know ;).

Update (27.03.2007): Link

Four days to go. We have received 82 logos so far.

Here is the list of all 50 participants of the contest so far.

  • Andrew Butterworth
  • Kyle Mistry
  • Ruan Deyzel
  • jak@jakjak.net
  • Nelson Garcia
  • Salvo Nicolosi
  • Justin Gardner
  • Samuel Mularczyk
  • Michael Bleigh
  • Ben Clinch
  • Aloke Pillai
  • Mike Anderson
  • Hugo Beltran
  • Mike O.
  • Konstantin Lang
  • Jesus Riera
  • Elena Gafita
  • Lane Allen
  • Hulub “Teddyx” Teodor
  • Ryan Brennan
  • igor
  • Roland Hidvegi
  • Kantor Andrei
  • Precup Alexandru
  • Brian Mayzure
  • Alec Julien
  • Gabriel Agu
  • Joanna Betlej
  • Lance Waldrop
  • Florin Hatmanu
  • Knol Aust
  • Suszter Viktor
  • Robert Karpati
  • Glen Ainscow
  • phunk83
  • Francesco Importa
  • Roberto Cecchi
  • Myriam Balian
  • Bruno Rosa
  • Daniel Marina
  • Djurdjica Selec
  • Roland Liechti
  • Marcel Villerius
  • Matt Harzewski
  • Victor Fedyuk
  • Stefan Asemonta
  • Kyle Easter
  • Dodjie Buncab

Update (29.03.2007): Link

22 more participants, 37 more logos. 2 days to go.

New participants:

  • Mike Secreto
  • Kashif Rahman
  • Josue Sierra
  • Hulub Teodor
  • Goce Mitevski (monsteer)
  • Hardi P
  • Denis Perekhrest
  • Kaitlyn Allen
  • Jeremy (jrmy0641)
  • Allan Garcia
  • mat taylor
  • Mostaque Ahammed
  • Mihai Florea
  • Christine Noonan
  • Oli Kooc Media
  • Istvan Farkas
  • sadia belanger
  • Rico Desjardins
  • Okuonghae maxim / maxximovitch
  • Foppe Hemminga
  • Matthew Ravenhall
  • Jason Anonuevo

Update (01.04.2007): Link

No more entries are accepted. We have received 192 logos from 105 participants worldwide.

Thanks for your time, your inspiration, your dedication. We appreciate it.

Here is the list of new participants (30.03 – 31.03):

  • Anna Bergström
  • Virus Minus
  • Samuel Le Morvan
  • Katie Mathieson
  • Kaela Stanley
  • Marshall McDonald
  • hanifan verdi
  • Dave Howarth
  • Mario Carcaterra
  • k shea
  • Sylvain Plaideux
  • Achmad Bisri
  • Vladislav Makevich
  • Dragos
  • Dan Loffler
  • Frank Muller
  • Reynante “Reynan” Alibuyog
  • Ryan Helsing
  • Alexandra Polido
  • Alex Molchan
  • sagara sagara
  • Tim Luckey
  • Manolis Gerasidis
  • Luis Simoes
  • Muhammad Najib Bin Abdul Rahim
  • Manolis Gerasidis
  • li song
  • Xiao Peng
  • Yuan Giersdorf
  • Marcos Guiponi
  • Melissa Scroggins
  • Diana Ilithya
  • adanVecindad

Over the next few days we’ll present most interesting works and announce the winner.

What about a reward? Link

The winner gets the SimpleTech SimpleDrive External. It’s a stylish, quick external hard drive with 250 GB capacity and Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Besides, winner’s name will appear in the footer of every Smashing Magazine’s web-page – as long as we use it, of course.

SimpleTech SimpleDrive External Hard Drive

Since we don’t know, which country the winner will come from, we might get in problem delivering the hard drive to some countries of the world. Don’t worry about it, we’ll find an appropriate solution.

What is required? Link

In order to participate, design

  • a distinctive Smashing Magazine logo for our header.
    Max. height: 65px.
    Max. size: 20 Kb.
    Format: .gif or .png.
  • a Favicon.
    Size: 16x16px or 32x32px.
    Format: .ico.

The logo has to be related to the topics we cover in Smashing Magazine. Take a look around and select themes you think are most appropriate.

Send your designs via e-mail at office at smashingmagazine dot com with subject “Logo Contest”. Mention your name, your URL and the country you come from. If it’s possible send us also a brief description of your design and the theme you’ve selected. We’d like to know, which idea has been the driving force behind design. We’d like you to be creative. We’d like you to get really excited about it. At least as excited as we are.

May I participate? Link

Sure! If you’d like to.

Deadline? Link

We’ll consider all designs we receive until the 31st of March 2007. In the beginning of April we’ll present most interesting works and announce the winner.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/03/10/8-things-you-should-know-about-smashing-magazine/
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    YIPPY-SKIPPY!

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    Michael Tighe

    March 14, 2007 1:02 am

    I like external Hard-Drives! I like making logos! I like winning things!

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    March 14, 2007 2:21 am

    Thanks, jwo: we respect your position.

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    I just discovered this fantastic website…one word: Wow.

    Smashing Magazine’s da bomb. Amazing. Huge thumbs up guys.

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    I’m with Jwo on this one; I came to post the same link. Logo competitions are ways of soliciting free work from designers without paying them. The assumption is that designers “love” working on logos so much, that they’ll do them for free.

    Submitting work to logo competitions is a way of telling the world that your field is so devalued that you’ll work for free. Would you ask ten doctors to all give you free check-ups because they love being doctors so much? Then, when it’s all over, you’ll tell one of them that they’re the best — instead of paying them all for their work?

    This isn’t a slam against Smashing Magazine, but towards design/logo competitions in general.

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    I’m with Jwo on this one; I came to post the same link. Logo competitions are ways of soliciting free work from designers without paying them. The assumption is that designers “love” working on logos so much, that they’ll do them for free.

    Submitting work to logo competitions is a way of telling the world that your field is so devalued that you’ll work for free. Would you ask ten doctors to all give you free check-ups because they love being doctors so much? Then, when it’s all over, you’ll tell one of them that they’re the best — instead of paying them all for their work?

    This isn’t a slam against Smashing Magazine, but towards design/logo competitions in general.

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    Josue Sierra

    March 14, 2007 4:33 am

    Hey Guys, Awesome idea. I just submited my entry, but your email system is rejecting ico files. Just thought everyone should be aware. I’ll re-send via a zip file.

    Josue

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    Is there a color (or a colorsheme) that you want to see in the logo?
    (Sorry for my bad English, I come from Holland)

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    Sorry about the double-post, everybody!

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    March 14, 2007 6:00 am

    @bart: you are absolutely free in your decisions! Surprise us!

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    March 14, 2007 6:01 am

    @Josue Sierra: sorry, we didn’t get anything.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    March 14, 2007 6:02 am

    @Chris: you have a point. However it’s not that we just ask our readers to create a logo for free. Everybody is free to decide whether he/she wants to participate or not.

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    I am in! i will be sending the logo.

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    Now, would it be alright if I were to send in a low-resolution, watermarked logo and favicon, and keep the full-scale images to be sent only if they’re chosen?

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    Can we send in multiple entries?

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    This should be fun, good luck everybody.

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    I am with jwo and Christopher on this issue calling for free design work.

    Not only AIGA has the before mentioned guidelines for professional work, the AGD, BDG and BVDW (all Germany) too.

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    I really love this Website but I’m also with jwo and Christopher.

    Let Designers send you some Logos of their Portfolio and then choose one to create your Logo.

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    What is the maximum number of entries?

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