Help Us Select Armchair Arcade's New Logo

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Number 8Number 8Do you have ideas for Armchair Arcade's new logo? Do you know someone who would like to design a logo for us to look at? What follows are some very rough ideas of our own. It would be great if we could all work together to see what we like and dislike about various concepts and ideas. As we get closer to issue 8 and our first print issue, it's important we finalize a really clever logo design. The only requirement is that like the current placeholder logo, it has "Armchair" on top and "Arcade" on the bottom, and we're allowed to use it for any purpose without restriction. Bonus points for "Videogames and Computers" under the logo. Of course it needs to be a high resolution original file, preferably vector, or something we could recreate ourselves if it's not. Bonus points from me if it can somehow relay that we're about both Videogames AND Computers, and bonus, bonus points tying together classic, modern and future. If videogame-like characters could somehow interact with the Logo, even better, though they'd have to be original for us to use them. While we can't give anything away at this time, we'll give full credit for full usage rights and maybe something like a signed copy of our first print issue. Thanks!

01. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_whiteboard_v2.jpg
02. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/Atari_joystick_Apple_K...
03. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/AA_circuitboard_test.gif
04. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/AA_metal_test_2.gif
05. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_whiteboard_v3.jpg
06. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_whiteboard.jpg
07. Current Logo at top of site
08. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/Image27.preview.jpg
09. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/2nice_red.jpg
10. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/newlogo.jpg
11. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/matt_red_logo.jpg
12. From Dragon57: http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_400x300_0.png
13. From Mike Gupta: http://livingcausesdeath.com/stuff/armchair.jpg

So, let's hear comments about these logos, your own ideas, or link to your own submissions. We'll start to pare them down and continue this discussion with a new round and additional choices, sort of like a logo "survivor". Thanks for the help and be sure to participate!

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Mat Tschirgi (not verified)
I'll work on a few ideas

I'll work on a few ideas when I get back from Japan on June 20th.

Bill, is there a way we can implement a survey feature so users can click on what design they like or are we going to narrow it down and do a survey via the forums?

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We'll do a survey on the

We'll do a survey on the front page and start to narrow things down on Monday.

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Survey Ideas

I think the best way to proceed here would be for everyone to submit up to three nominations for logos to appear on the survey. I suggest we start a new thread (this one is getting kind of huge) and make sure the list of all entries is finalized. Then we'll take the top five and put them up on for voting survey style.

Bill, do you think Monday might be too soon for the deadline? I think it'd be great to roll out the new logo with the new issue, to add even more bang to it.

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Well, I was thinking in

Well, I was thinking in terms of "rounds". The first round would be finished by Monday, where we'd ask everyone to vote on all 13. Whatever didn't receive a vote would get voted off. We'd then take maybe one more week to get more entries and then pit those against the finalists from the first round. We'd then vote again. Whatever, though. As long as we come out with something good, any format is fine.

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My Vote

First: 2
Second: 8
Third: 3

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Hold Off!

Thanks for the enthusiasm, forcefield58, but please; hold off on any voting until we have a system worked out. I don't want to risk losing anyone's vote or getting things muddled on our end. Wait until you see another post here with instructions.

Thanks,

Matt

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Voting is Now Open - Please Help!

OK, I put up a poll for the 13 entries. You can refer to the top post here or the poll itself for the URL of the various entries. The poll is only active for four days, so please vote as soon as you can. Remember, you're voting for the basic ideas, not necessarily the final logo. Ideally, I would like to cut the field down to three of the favorites, then have a few more days of new entries/competition. Then from there have a second and final round of voting. We'd then pick the winner (AA staff reserves the right to pick the final winner, blah, blah) and refine it into a final logo. Thanks!

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Not seeing the poll

Bill, I am not able to locate the poll.

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I was wondering about that.

I was wondering about that. I'm going to have to defer to Matt on this one, as it looks like everything is set correctly.

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Please Vote in this Manner... NOW!!! (actually, by early Friday)

Unfortunately, it looks like the "Poll" module is "busted", in that only admins can see it. It's not a permissions bug, either. Everything is set correctly. Sorry.

In any case, please either respond to this post with your FIRST choice of the 13 only, or, if you wish to maintain the anonymity of a poll, e-mail me your choice. I will not note who sends what to maintain anonymity. I will then update the poll that only the admins can see until we have our first round "winners".

PLEASE GET YOUR VOTE IN BY EARLY FRIDAY! Thanks so much and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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