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LOSTIES! Logo & Banner Competition - DEADLINE APPROACHING!!

Post by Shamballa on Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:39 pm

EDIT: Deadline extended! Please get your entries in by the 14th June!


Losties! is looking for creative people to show off their graphic art skills. The challenge is to create the main Losties! forum logo, a series of banners, buttons, and a favicon. The following are the guidelines:


1. The main page logo.

Here is the current Losties! logo (size=640x128).

Now imagine it with "IES" added to LOST without the figures in the foreground, extend the dark ground down to allow room for lighter colored text, and you'll get an idea of what we are looking for.

Create versions that include the URL "losties.darkbb.com" and "Theories.Debate.Banter.Humor" (example).

The font that is used is a vertically stretched version of IMPACT.

2. Banners

The banners should be slightly smaller (size 310x64) and should include the URL "losties.darkbb.com".

3. Buttons

Buttons should smaller still. The size will most likely be determined by the affiliate site but you can create examples.

4. Favicons

The favicons should be similar in color to the logo but other than that is totally up to your interpretation. Favicon generators can be found here and here.

All sizes are approximations. Here are a few pictures that may help you:



Remember, these are merely guidelines to get you started. Feel free to flex your creative muscle!

Entries must be submitted before the deadline of June 14th Midnight EST. The winner will be announced at that time and will be able to bask in the glory and satisfaction of having their artwork on display for the whole world to see.

Please feel free to PM Sunburned Penguin or shamballa if you have any questions.


Namaste and good luck!


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Re: LOSTIES! Logo & Banner Competition - DEADLINE APPROACHING!!

Post by AngeloComet on Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:54 pm

Nice contest idea. Liking it.

(I won't be entering because I suck at this stuff. But I'm excited about the eventual winner!)
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Post by TheHolyStickman on Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:01 pm

Yeah Im terrible at this as well but I cant wait for a new brighter losties.
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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:17 am

I finally got a version of Photoshop going (would you believe Photoshop 5.5 works on Vista?!?).

So...

I'm in.  What's considered sumbitting... posting the images here?

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Post by Shamballa on Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:26 am

Yep! Very nice Jacqui. I Had a feeling you might be interested given your job description. Jax has changed the description a little to read "Theories and Discussion, banter, debate and chat", but you have the right idea. Very Happy

CF, That's a good question. They could be submitted here or we could start a post called "Logo submissions" and people could post them there.

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Post by Shamballa on Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:45 am

Favicons are icon files (.ico) so they will need to be saved as something else in order to be seen here or they can be emailed to me.

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Post by vincentthedog on Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:07 am

Nice jacqui. I love you
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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:27 am

shamballa wrote:Favicons are icon files (.ico) so they will need to be saved as something else in order to be seen here or they can be emailed to me.
Once you've saved your Favicon to your computer, you can open it with Paint, and save it as a bitmap. That should work fibe for posting. Granted... they're tiny at typical resolution.

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Post by SomeArztOnYou on Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:43 am

Caged_Faraday wrote:I finally got a version of Photoshop going (would you believe Photoshop 5.5 works on Vista?!?).

I truly am happy for you. You must feel like Locke when he got his legs back.

And, by the way, I'm in, as if there were a question about that.
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Post by l337Jacqui on Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:56 am

Thanks guys!!!! Neutral And no prob Shamballa, If you guys choose mine for the heading at the top, I could add that on easily as well as make the other version with the url Laughing
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Post by Shamballa on Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:07 am

Don't forget, these are just guidelines. Feel free to "draw outside the lines" as it were. Be creative but consistently creative.

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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:27 am

SomeArztOnYou wrote:
Caged_Faraday wrote:I finally got a version of Photoshop going (would you believe Photoshop 5.5 works on Vista?!?).

I truly am happy for you. You must feel like Locke when he got his legs back.

And, by the way, I'm in, as if there were a question about that.
Oh, I do. If you notice, immediate new avatar. And part of my entry's already in the gallery section. I had to play with it immediately. Now I'm trying to adapt to the changes from CS2 back to v5.5. 4 generations of downgrading.

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Post by MollyCocktail on Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:58 pm

See now this is something I would love to participate in because I have a ton of ideas alas, I must decline because I have absolutely no idea how to use Photoshop.

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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:41 pm

MollyCocktail wrote:See now this is something I would love to participate in because I have a ton of ideas alas, I must decline because I have absolutely no idea how to use Photoshop.

::sad panda::
It would be the good time to learn photoshop, though. You have Photoshop 9 on your machine. That one practically draws for itself.

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Post by MyStarbuckHatesLost on Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:47 pm

Caged, I 'm surprised that ANYTHING works with Vista! lol!
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Post by MollyCocktail on Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:48 pm

Caged_Faraday wrote:
MollyCocktail wrote:See now this is something I would love to participate in because I have a ton of ideas alas, I must decline because I have absolutely no idea how to use Photoshop.

::sad panda::
It would be the good time to learn photoshop, though. You have Photoshop 9 on your machine. That one practically draws for itself.

Are you suggesting that I learn?!
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Post by Shamballa on Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:56 pm

Hey Molly, CF is right. All it takes is a little nudge and some pointers and you are on your way. There are many sites that offer help.

It's been like forever since I used photoshop or illustrator, but with a just a little guidance from my brother I am now creating avatars and signatures.

VVVVV Just last night I did this new signature. VVVVV

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Post by TheHolyStickman on Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:05 pm

MyStarbuckHatesLost wrote:Caged, I 'm surprised that ANYTHING works with Vista! lol!

Ha ha Starbucks
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Post by Caged_Faraday on Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:31 am

MyStarbuckHatesLost wrote:Caged, I 'm surprised that ANYTHING works with Vista! lol!
Shockingly... *knock wood*... I haven't had a single issue with Vista. I know. It's supposed to be glitchy as anything, but mine's been super-smooth... and even happily runs a 10 year old copy of photoshop.

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Post by SunburnedPenguin on Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:45 am


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Post by TheHolyStickman on Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:55 am

I like it SunnyP.
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Post by SomeArztOnYou on Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:00 pm

Okay, question about the buttons - should they say "losties.darkbb.com" on them, or can they other things instead?
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Post by SunburnedPenguin on Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:52 pm

The links should be on the logo and banner ad, i'm not sure what you mean by buttons?

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Post by Caged_Faraday on Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:31 pm

OK, do I post my entries, or PM them to somebody? They're currently in my Gallery Section.

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Post by Shamballa on Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:43 pm

"Buttons" are basically tiny banners. Here are some great examples: http://cooltext.com/

CF, I think they should all be posted in this thread. What say you Sunnyp?

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