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    ah well 1's nice too!

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    hey guys,

    a quick reply to say that using the feedback posted here, both the design and the logo are being reworked.

    the logo will become (much) simpler, just a squiggle and the word "freesound".

    the page design will have less colors, and look more like a "clean slate" than what it looks like now.

    Myles and Dmitry are working on that right now, we'll get back to you with more in a bit.

    By the way, if anyone feels like trying your hand at a logo design, go ahead! (black and white only, please)

    - Bram

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    My two cents:
    Logo 4 is the best, because it's modern (Web 2.0-style) as well as simple. Logo 1 is good too, but has an overkill on the gradients, logo 6 is also very good, but I don't like how the word "Freesound" is designed in that one. In my opinion the icon of logo 6 with the text of logo 4 would be perfect.

    The other ones: logo 2 just doesn't feel right for Freesound at all, it reminds me of a bottled water brand; logo 3 is just not "Web 2.0" enough, logo 5 looks good, but the use of an equaliser to represent "sound" just feels too retro.

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    What about at Dobroide┬┤s idea?

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    dobroide's idea is not as feasible as it sounds

    practically speaking, how would one go about it?

    - bram

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    I bet quite a lot people here (not me!) can design a logo-sound cooler than (say) the start-up windows sound. A contest and later a poll could be done, and the winner given... a shirt? (surely Brian Eno got more than this for the windows sound!)

    And yet, what should Nightingale designers do with the freesound sonic logo? I for one hate sound in web pages... smile

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    Not only that, but freesound stands for ALL kinds of sounds.
    Using a sonic logo will -no matter what- only be one kind of sound and not represent the sonic variety of freesound's database.

    - Bram

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    I liked both 1 and 6, but I found 6 a little more difficult to read than 1. Logo 1 was clear, easy to read, good looking, and dynamic.

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    dobroide
    I bet quite a lot people here (not me!) can design a logo-sound cooler than (say) the start-up windows sound. A contest and later a poll could be done, and the winner given... a shirt? (surely Brian Eno got more than this for the windows sound!)

    smart idea, if it's a very short sound. imho it's correct to recognize Freesound with our eyes AND ears. a weekly/monthly rotation between selected sounds could work too.

    customizing is agreeable: in Renderosity.com each user can change the color palette and save it in the user profile, then the site will appears with the chosen colors. I find it useful expecially for the background color, many like it dark

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    Between 1 and 2 for me. I like 1 better, but scaling and 2-color / 3-color versions can be important when it comes to other media (particularly print and screen-prints). I chose 1 even though it probably doesn't scale as well as 2. The elegance won over for me.

    Would be interesting to see a 2-color variant of 1...

    Nic Stage - Field recorder organism
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    so, what do you guys think about:

    http://www.freesound.org/files/design/logo_u2.png

    - Bram

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    Bram
    so, what do you guys think about:

    http://www.freesound.org/files/design/logo_u2.png

    - Bram

    What do I think? I think I love it! Very simple bold and direct - in fact if it does not get used you will be getting an uploaded sound of me boiling my head.

    Well done to whoever.

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    the final one will be a verion of this.
    we will tweak it until it looks perfect!

    for example, the waveform could be a bit thinner and the curves could better match the font.

    we will also experiment with another font ( very similar one )

    - Bram

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    Very nice!.........like the old one but better.
    Well-done. smile

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    Bram
    so, what do you guys think about...
    Oooo! I like this better! This is my new favorite!

    Nic Stage - Field recorder organism
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    love it, but maybe it's too ascetic (?)

    http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/783/64880208iz1.th.jpghttp://img360.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif
    http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9095/33623951bf3.th.jpghttp://img262.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif

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    I'm liking this one too. I would love it with a reflection, like the top image here, but maybe make the reflection half the height of the original (vs. full height like this one):
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/427033001_2376f13fd6_o_d.png

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    reflections... very "2.0", very apple. We're trying to stay away from that smile
    check apple's website. almost every image has a glossy reflection.

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    Please go vote again: http://www.freesound.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3601

    I'm locking this thread.

    - Bram

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    latest design(s): http://www.freesound.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3705

    - Bram

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