Sunday, 01 May 2011 21:52

Logo Creation Contest! - CLOSED

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Logo Creation Contest! - CLOSED

We hoped to get our site redesign done by the end of April and incorporate the new logo into that design. However, due to various reasons, we weren't able to reach that goal, or a number of other ones... >.> Because it's going to take a little longer for us to get the new site up, we'll extend the Logo Creation Contest for another month now, till the end of May. We were also slightly disappointed in the number of entries (so far, only 3), so maybe giving you guys more time would encourage more participation. Current prizes are still in play, and we're also adding another one: Exclusive early access to all our releases (about 15 hours or so before public release). We'll explain how this works if you win :). Anyways, original post below the break, we changed the picture to reflect how the new design will look and you guys can make the logo according to that theme. The rules are also a little more laxed; apparently, saying "Elysium Themed" gets us greek looking pictures...

 

So, we're sick of our banners that we threw together in 5 minutes... For the past couple days, we've been trying to come up with a image for the group. We decided that we are going to switch over to a rotation banner format with real anime pictures. Then we came across another problem... we don't really have a logo. All it is, is some text that is created from a font we're sick of seeing. We've been stumped these couple days trying to come up with a logo idea. So, we thought to ourselves, "Why not let the fans choose what they want us to look like?" So, we're going to hold a logo creation contest! Of course, if you win, we can't let you leave empty handed. So the winner will get a wall scroll of his/her favorite anime! (Or 2 if we absolutely love the design! The prize is negotiable XD.

We are really open to any ideas that you guys can think up, but there are still a couple guidelines that we prefer you follow:

  1. Simple! As you probably have noticed, ever since we started up, we've been going for a really simple and sleek feel to the website, and we want the logo to follow the same idea.
  2. Needs text. The logo requires you design the text part as well, not just a picture. Or, the logo itself could be the text. Text logos can sometimes look better than a picture logo.
  3. Square version. If your logo design is really wide, we need to have a square version of it for avatars/favicon etc...

Here an example of what our new banners will look like with our new redesign:

Alright! I got an idea, how do i submit it? Send it to us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and make sure you give us a way to contact you back! We want you to send us the original file. This means that we must be able to edit the file if we would like to. If it is a picture file, please make sure it is at least 1000px wide. If it's a vector, even better! There is no required file format. But ones that we can accept for sure are PSD, AI, PNG, PDF, and any other common picture format. If your file is not in a common format, just send it anyways. We will contact you if we have trouble opening it up. You may also submit as many entries as you wish, if you have different designs on your mind.

Like stated before, if we choose your design, you will get a wall scroll of your favorite anime series as well as your name on the site as our logo designer! What better way to promote your awesome design skills than to get it on a site with thousands of visitors a day?

This contest will end at the end of April. We aren't really setting a exact deadline. We will make our decision at the end of May, and you need to get it in before then to be considered (obviously). We might also hold a user poll on which banners finalists that you guys like, so keep on the lookout for that!

Anyways, we just really want to thank all you guys for helping us get to where we are today! We are, and will forever be, a fansub group that put our fans in top priority! We would love it if our own logo was designed by one of you guys!

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# -Ray | 2011-05-26 20:23
I'm sorry for the delay though, lol. been busy with school :L
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# -Ray | 2011-05-26 20:21
Luckily for me its due at the end of the month, i'll have it ready tomorrow.
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# killazys | 2011-05-17 21:31
Ray, submit it!!
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# -Ray | 2011-05-17 20:50
forgot to add, I'm also an otaku :D
>planning to become a manga artist
>or gfx design
>and it will be good practice for me
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# nig | 2011-05-17 20:49
I like the text logo as it is now
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# -Ray | 2011-05-17 20:43
Hm, by any chance is this contest still running, or has one already been designed? I wouldn't mind designing something for you guys, just came across this sub group today :P
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# Ametatsu | 2011-05-17 21:54
Yup It'll be open till May 31
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# RedStarAsuka | 2011-05-03 23:56
Does the one i made still count or should i say *ones* ^_^ ?
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# Ametatsu | 2011-05-03 23:58
Sure, they are still in the contest. However, like i said in the post.. we are looking for something a little more simple and not greek themed haha

You are always free to submit more entries as well XD
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# RedStarAsuka | 2011-05-04 00:00
Im sure mine is Japanese :D i only made the connection through words
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# Ametatsu | 2011-05-04 00:03
I honestly can't remember which one your's was. I have them connected to your real names, which I'm not going to publicly disclose. Sorry if I thought your submission was someone elses, but we did not delete any entries. They are all still valid and are up for votes by our staff later this month.
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# RedStarAsuka | 2011-05-04 00:05
or right well thats cool ... also from the looks of the new site it will be a Light theme ?
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# Ametatsu | 2011-05-04 00:06
Yup, and we're dropping purple as our main color. Switching over to green
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# ushio | 2011-05-02 14:44
so do you guys want a logo with pictures on it? or just a text logo itself?
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# Ametatsu | 2011-05-02 18:15
whatever you wanna make. if you can somehow make it just text but look really awesome, then you could win... however, usually it's easier to make a cool looking picture logo.

what we DON'T want is a background... just a logo with transparent background so we can place it on anything we want. just like any other company logo
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# RedStarAsuka | 2011-04-12 08:16
lol nevermind im an idiot i must learn to read :D
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# RedStarAsuka | 2011-04-12 07:52
I made a Logo Want me to email i a Draft and tell me some changes or if its totaly wrong ?
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# Ametatsu | 2011-04-12 07:59
Yes plz :)
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# RedStarAsuka | 2011-04-12 08:01
ok just give me some time ill make a preview and upload it to mediafire is that ok ?
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# Ametatsu | 2011-04-12 08:05
If you could just email it as an attachment, that'd be much better :D
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# RedStarAsuka | 2011-04-12 08:09
Where will i find ur email ?
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# PhotoshopHobo | 2011-04-03 18:31
Can I get monies instead? :3
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# Ametatsu | 2011-04-03 18:31
Sure
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# Templa | 2011-03-29 21:05
Does everyone only have like one chance? Cause I'd probably try out some different types of logos and slogans.

Though I'm not really interested in any wallscrolls - I think I'll give it a try, cause I do logodesign for lots of fansub groups. Well usually I prefer some more hints than "simple". But just that is quite enough this time I guess. Fits my style as well :) I also keep my logos simple. Look forward to what I am up to and I am also interested in what others designed as well.
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# Ametatsu | 2011-03-29 21:09
You can have as many entries as you want XD

Like I said though, the prize is negotiable. I just figured that most people who love anime would also love to receive a wall scroll. If you want something else, please feel free to ask!

With my simple description, I intentionally left it very open. I want the designer to have as much creativity as they wish. There is not really a type of logo we are looking for; as long as it's simple, we're okay with it.
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# Templa | 2011-03-29 21:15
Haha, alright! Thanks for the quick answer :) I'll take my time coming up with some ideas. Still got a whole month! ;D