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Staff Design Contest Voting Thread Time!

Which designs did you like the best?! (PICK UP TO 5!!!)

  • aintitcool

    Votes: 5 8.5%
  • 嫩翼

    Votes: 4 6.8%
  • CloudStrife_ca

    Votes: 3 5.1%
  • cormack12 (1)

    Votes: 5 8.5%
  • cormack12 (2)

    Votes: 4 6.8%
  • cormack12 (3)

    Votes: 7 11.9%
  • cormack12 (4)

    Votes: 4 6.8%
  • cormack12 (5)

    Votes: 3 5.1%
  • kadayi (3 different color options of 1 design)

    Votes: 17 28.8%
  • Melon

    Votes: 13 22.0%
  • Nymphae

    Votes: 21 35.6%
  • omeggos (1)

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • omeggos (2)

    Votes: 5 8.5%
  • rodolink (1)

    Votes: 4 6.8%
  • rodolink (2)

    Votes: 9 15.3%
  • salvatron

    Votes: 21 35.6%
  • strange headache (1)

    Votes: 5 8.5%
  • strange headache (2)

    Votes: 5 8.5%
  • twingloxx (2 different visual options of 1 design)

    Votes: 24 40.7%
  • xenon

    Votes: 10 16.9%
  • rodolink (3)

    Votes: 2 3.4%

  • Total voters
    59
  • Poll closed .

Keylime

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Designs are in, E3 is over, board drama is behind us... it's time to VOTE!

We want to extend a personal thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, both in the thread providing feedback and especially the designers who took the time to come up with some original works. You guys never fail to impress, and this time is no different.

As a reminder, here's what is being distributed to the top designers:

Prizes!!!
  • Each of the creators who have a design voted into the Top 10 will receive a $50 (USD) gift code to the Threadless.com store as well as one month of GAFGold (limit 1 per creator)
  • The top design creator will receive an additional $50 to the Threadless.com store (so $100 total), one full year of GAFGold, and special banner tag (like the staff having "Staff Member" below their normal tag)
  • Should a creator get multiple top 10 entries selected, prizes will be given out to 11th place, 12th place, etc (so max is 1 prize per creator, 10 total prizes distributed)

Approved designs will be made available on the Threadless store once the voting has concluded!

Good luck to all the designers, and thanks again for an awesome Design Contest!

______________________

Please take a look at the designs that have been submit and vote for up to 5 (FIVE) of your favorites!

Voting concludes one week from when this thread was posted!






















 
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MiyazakiHatesKojima

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Cormack (4) the one with the sword stabbed in flames is the best one bit the rest are all noteworthy to say the least :messenger_heart:

Edit: looking back, the best one is Melon's. Looks really polished and a nice update to the current logo.
 
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Nymphae

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@Nymphae that was really amazing and I LOVE IT
Thank you! I did a version for coloured BGs as well I was hoping it would have been included in the previews but oh well. The PC has a lot of little details in it you probably can't see because the image was scaled down, like it has Believe etched on the front :messenger_winking: Here's a huge version:


 
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Keylime

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I want to draw everyone's attention to @Rodolink 's 3rd entry (which was submitted ahead of the entry closing).

We had a bit of a snafu on our end which had us misplace this one when we were designing the thread, however we've since rectified it and have it available for voting.

Please check out his 3rd entry, and remember you can adjust your votes even after you've cast them.

Apologies for the mixup!

 

NikuNashi

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Thank you! I did a version for coloured BGs as well I was hoping it would have been included in the previews but oh well. The PC has a lot of little details in it you probably can't see because the image was scaled down, like it has Believe etched on the front :messenger_winking: Here's a huge version:


This is a great piece of work however I find it quite difficult to read. the G and F are confusing. Still I really like it man..
 
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Nymphae

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This is a great piece of work however I find it quite difficult to read. the G and F are confusing.
I don't think it's very difficult to parse, especially to a Gaffer. I had a few non gamers ask me what the word meant, but each letter seems fairly obvious. I was not trying to design a hyper legible replacement logo for the site, but rather something thematically appropriate that would look good as a big design on a t-shirt. I appreciate your kind words though, thank you!
 
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Rodolink

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I want to draw everyone's attention to @Rodolink 's 3rd entry (which was submitted ahead of the entry closing).

We had a bit of a snafu on our end which had us misplace this one when we were designing the thread, however we've since rectified it and have it available for voting.

Please check out his 3rd entry, and remember you can adjust your votes even after you've cast them.

Apologies for the mixup!

Thank you 🙈
 

Kadayi

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Kadayi's design gets a vote from me. Simple. However again the text isn't super legible.
PC is out of commission at present and my phone isn't ideal for posting but if you goto the submissions thread you'll find the original inspiration for the logo which was an adaptation of one version of the Wipe out Feisar logo.

Kind of wanted something game related. The text is in the same style which is kind of deliberately obtuse. I did ask people if they preferred something clearer at the time but people seemed happy with it. However it's not a problem to make a more straightforward logo type.
 
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highrider

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Did @highrider not end up submitting anything?
I couldn’t do the submissions because the app I use can’t render in that size, and I could see the difference in image quality from something like your stuff or other more legit people that can use illustrator and photoshop really well. I’m more of a physical artist. I could physically illustrate them but it takes a lot of time. I don’t have the equipment ( or experience ) to really do professional quality graphics, I was just using my phone to do the work. I have to cram art in to my life sometimes 😑

I do think I’d be a good designer though, I enjoy it.
 
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Nymphae

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I couldn’t do the submissions because the app I use can’t render in that size. I’m more of a physical artist. I could physically illustrate them but it takes a lot of time. I don’t have the equipment ( or experience ) to really do professional quality graphics, I was just using my phone to do the work. I have to cram art in to my life sometimes 😑

I do think I’d be a good designer though, I enjoy it.
Ah shit that's too bad man, you had some really good submissions!
 
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