Just received a few copies of the 'iheartlogos' book and given that I am a caring sharing type of chap, I have decided to offer up two copies.
The book contains over 460 logo designers, all chosen by the designers themselves. So a wealth of inspiration to carry around with you in this self published book. This edition of the 'iheartlogos' book covers Season One, so if you are a logo designer you can now submit your own logos for Season Two; voting for which starts September, 2011.
How to win
- Leave a comment below with either your Twitter ID or alternative form of contact.
- A retweet or two would be appreciated, thank you.
- Wait for winners to be announced in a week or so.
If you need any help or advice with a logo design, you can always try The Logo Clinic.
How are prizes sourced?
As with previous giveaways, all prizes are sourced and purchased by myself. No sponsors and no corporate back-handers. I try to find items that are genuinely cool and/or useful, simply, items that I would buy for myself.
This is why I can only usually manage one or two prizes per giveaway, depending on the overall value of the items concerned.
A nice giveaway to do this one. 8Faces is a majestic typographic magazine so a big WOOP to the following 3 winners. Even luckier as it quickly sold out after I launched the giveaway.
8Faces Giveaway Winners
- Ian Cylkowski - @Hexual
- Sabrina Sturm - @die-sturm
- David G - @ColourofAir
For the above winners, please email me your postal address. I have two copies right now and another on back order. So I will send out two copies to Ian and Sabrina then David, will send yours out in the New Year when they estimate the 2nd batch will be dispatched.
8Faces is by Elliot Jay Stocks
Update : The printed edition is now Sold Out, so this is likely your only chance to grab a copy.
8Faces Typographic Magazine Giveaway
It's easy to enter, just leave a comment with Twitter ID or another way to contact you should you be picked out.
Please only enter if you are deadly interested in 8Faces and typography , if not, please give other people who are a better chance to win.
I will pick the 3-4 winners middle of next week, thereabouts. The only entry requirement is that I ask you to Retweet/Share this post at some point.
How are prizes sourced?
As with previous giveaways, all prizes are sourced and purchased by myself. This giveaway was arranged by myself, for my own reasons and not in anyway arranged or influenced by the guys at DevHD. This is just my way to spread the word.
This is why I can only usually manage one or two prizes per giveaway, depending on the overall value of the items concerned.
Finally, I have two Dribbble invites to give out to two creative type people. Read on.
What is Dribbble
Dribbble is show and tell for designers, developers and other creatives. Share sneak peeks of your work as “shots” — small screen shots of the designs and applications you’re working on.
It is a 2-way community, it relies on people submitting work as well as taking time to comment on others submitted work. There is a strong bias to constructive criticism, blatantly rude and negative remarks are strongly discouraged. Keep that for YouTube. This means that it is a great place to seek feedback for designs or early ideas and concepts.
If you have not heard of Dribbble by now then the About page will give you all the details you need.
Dribbble is invaluable
I have found Dribbble utterly invaluable. As I work alone, I have no one to particularly to bounce ideas off, and with logo design this is important to get a wider perspective. With Dribbble I can get early feedback on potential concepts and even completed ideas.
For my logo designs, I have even shown clients this positive feedback, this is a great way to show them that an idea you have done is well received in general. It's a great confidence booster for a client to see this level of positive feedback from other experienced and talented designers.
A good example of how the feedback for a logo design helped a client with their decision, was for the Webville logo design.
Getting an invite is tricky at best
You will also no doubt know that Dribbble invites are very tightly controlled, in a similar vein to FFFFound. Even when one is 'drafted', you are not given invites to give out, with FFFFound you at least get one invite to give out straightaway. So invites for Dribbble are like gold dust. I have been on Dribbble for a few months and got my first batch of invites yesterday, along with a lot of other Dribbblers.
As members with invites, we are asked to 'Draft Wisely!' It is encouraged to give the invites out to designers who you would like to have on your team. As each player you draft is shown up in ones 'drafted list', I for example was drafted by Rogie King (RogieKing). This means, he can be held partly responsible for for the quality of work being uploaded by anyone he 'drafts'.
Everyone can see who Rogie drafted, and can be blamed if I was to upload a constant stream of rubbish. So with this in mind, Rogie would be looking to draft someone with work that he likes. So when you are drafted by someone on Dribbble, it can be also seen as a 'thumbs up' to the work you do.
So I try not to let Rogie down with the quality of my 'shots'
As Dribbble says
Help keep the league clean. Resist the urge to send invites to folks who enjoy uploading photos of their cat. Also! The players you draft will show up in your “drafted list” so we’ll know who to blame for the aforementioned cat photos.
How to get one of these invites
However I word this, it will probably sound like I am being a little elitist, but there is not much I can do about that. There is a standard of quality about Dribbble, so this means I am encouraged to 'draft' designers that have a level of design that I personally find captivating.
The important thing to remember here is that my decision will be based on design that appeals to me, so it will be subjective. This means that if you are not chosen, this is in no way a reflection of your skills as a designer, I need to make that clear. The two designers I that I end up selecting will just have work that 'speaks' to me, so please don't see it as a personal snub.
Although I mostly upload logo designs, I'm not looking to just 'draft' other logo designers. I highly respect solid design in general. So if you create websites, illustrate, design and create, then PLEASE take a shot at the giveaway.
Follow these steps
I have decided to keep aspects of this a little secretive, I don't want to make everyone have to bear their souls to everyone else, so read on.
- To show your interest, please just leave a brief comment below stating your interest.
- Email me a link to your portfolio: [email protected] If you have any work you are particular proud of, or work that best represents what you do, send me that also.
- Also, a few words on the style of work you plan to mostly upload to Dribbble, be it illustration, web design, print design, icons, logo design etc.
With this in mind, it's actually a pretty tricky situation to be in, so just know that I will be basing my selections on 'what rocks my boat'.
I will choose two portfolios from the emails I receive and you will receive an email invite from Dribbble. I am not open to any form of bribery. Individual requests wil be treated with the contempt they surely deserve. I will announce winners on this blog and on Twitter in about a week's time.
Follow me on Dribbble
Pentagram 'Marks' is now quite a rare book, hard to find a new and sealed copy for a reasonable price. Expect to pay around £150 for a copy of 'Marks' on UK Amazon (almost $500 on the US Amazon). I infact sold a copy last year for £250 on Amazon, so some people are keen to pay good money to get their hands on this limited edition hard backed copy.
Only 1,000 copies were made available for sale.
Pentagram are releasing a softback version of 'Marks' around May, so this is a sweet opportunity to own the original limited edition version. Sweet.
Just a few words
The incredible thing is that you will see some of these logos and think, what the hell! Some of these are as simple as you can get, and they are all displayed in black and white. You will struggle to make sense of a number of these marks, simply because even for Pentagram, not all marks work well in single colour or out of context. It will drive you to check out the company concerned to see how the logo looks 'in context', in it's intended environment.
Because of the No Colour and No Context presentation, it's a valuable lesson in that logo design is not just about creating a fancy 3d transparent logos. It's a confidence to create a mark that is right for the job in hand, rather than give in to the latest super trends that will die out by the end of the day.
How do I win this sweet sweet book?
There are 4 small things you need to do, nothing hard or challenging really. I predict a number of entries, so the odd's of winning will be the main challenge. :)
- Follow me on Twitter @imjustcreative
- Sign up to this blog's RSS feed.
- Ensure you leave your Twitter Username in the comments. If you are not on Twitter then either sign up now (what you been waiting for) or leave 'other' contact details.
- A Retweet or two would be nice, but not a determining factor.
- Ta daaaa. That's it.
I'll probably keep this open for a few weeks to really milk it for all it's worth. Then will post the winner on this blog after picking them randomly. No amount of begging or grovelling will increase your chances of winning, but feel free to give me something to laugh at.
About the Pentagram 'Marks'
Over the past four decades, Pentagram has designed marks for large corporations and small businesses, government agencies and non-profit institutions, clubs and societies, and even individuals, all of whom were seeking a representative symbol to appear on letterhead and books, buildings and websites, and everywhere else imaginable.
Isolating them in black and white helps us appreciate these marks as unique pictorial or abstract symbols. But a logo is rarely a solitary commission. Often produced in conjunction with a unified graphics, architecture or product design program, it is only part of the work Pentagram does. But regardless of the nature of the assignment, clients all share the same desire to be identified, and the belief that the right mark is a crucial starting point for a comprehensive visual identity.
First of all. Huge apologies for the lateness in announcing the winners for the Typographic Giveaway that ran for several weeks over Christmas.
The simple reason was to do with cash flow, more specifically, a small problem with some non-paying clients towards end of the year. This rather messed up my cash flow for the start of the year, and as all these prizes are self funded, it made things a little tricky.
But here we are with the lucky lucky winners. If you are one of the below, then please get in contact to claim your prize. You can email me at [email protected] please send me your full postal address so that I can send you the prize.
- 1 x Fontbook from FontShop - Congrats to Chris Marshall @marshall24
- 1x Smashing Magazine Book - Congrats to Linda Page @lindapage
- 1x The Typographic Desk Reference Book - Congrats to Dave Mmet @davemmett
- 1x Periodic Table of Typefaces Poster - Congrats to Iestyn Lloyd @iestynx
- 2x Typotheque SketchBook and 2010 Pocket Calendar - Congrats to Daniel Muntean @danielmuntean & Michelle Whited @WhitedM
- 3x Helvetica Moleskines Congrats to Sara Reffler @paperdoll, Sandra Kidd @GorgeousCre8ive & Kostandinos @suedecrush
- 2x Type Trumps Cards Congrats to Dnyanesh Mankar @dnyaneshmankar & Laura Whitehead @littlelaura
The 2 Winners are...
Now ready to announce the 2 winners of the very popular Typodarium 2010 Typographic Calendar. You can see further details of this calendar on a previous post 'Typodarium 2010 Typographic Calendar' and the official website.
Congrats to @evanstremke alias Evan Stremke and @AnnieBGoode alias Anne Moore.
Please send me an email with your address details etc.
Another chance to win
This has proven to be one of the more popular giveaways in terms of quantity of comments left. Although the cynic in me believes this is down to the rather easy rules.
So if iyou didn't make it this time, don't worry too much, I have ordered several more and will have another giveaway in the next few weeks..
Am now ready to announce the winner of this marvelous typographic poster, based on the periodic table. The designer, Camdon Wilde clearly onto a classy winner has now come up with version 2, in a stylish black and silver version.
Congrats to Chuck alias Charles Riccardi (@charlesriccardi). You have won this most excellent poster.
If you didn't make it this time, don't worry too much, I will have another giveaway in the next few weeks..
Link & Photo Credits
Poster article originally found on FPO : For Print Only 'Periodic Table of Typefaces Poster'.
The amazing photographs of this poster also created by FPO and the above link will take you to the rest of the amazing poster photos.
Purchase this poster
If you can't wait to see if you will be the winner, you can head over to http://www.squidspot.com to purchase this awesome poster.
Original Poster on Behance
The original poster can be seen here on Behance : http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Periodic-Table-of-Typefaces/193759
GIVEAWAY CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
FFFFound Invite Giveaway
Time for a slightly different giveaway. A giveaway that will give one lucky winner access to the FFFFound Image Bookmarking network. It's a unique opportunity as you probably know, trying to get hands on these rare invites is almost impossible.
This giveaway will require some proof of your passion for all things 'image bookmarking'.
How to enter
When leaving a comment, please indicate what other image bookmarking sites you currently use. Give URL's of your existing profiles, sites could include : ImgFav, Dropular, I Heart This, ImageSpark, Vi.sualise.us, YayEveryday, PicoCool.
I will cast my beady eye over your previous contributions and choose 10 that I feel are 'worthy' contenders for a FFFFound invite. It's not about volume necessarily, neither is it about how many sites you contribute to. If you have one main site like Dropular, and you post regularly then that's good. It is not dependent on 'how' many image bookmarking sites you contribute to, it's more about what you post and when.
Let's put it this way, if you contribute in any form to any image bookmarking sites, you WILL be considered for inclusion in the final 10.
Then one name will be randomly picked and announced on here at some point in the next few weeks.
It will be based on who I think utilises existing image bookmarking sites in a way that means the invite will be best used.
Honestly, I don't have a God or control complex, but just trying to follow the FFFFound philosophy, by keeping the network exclusive to genuine contributors.
You should know by now that my ability to announce winners for my giveaways are rarely on time. But this time I think I have out done myself by leaps and bounds. Over a month late with the results. Incredible.
Kinda disappointed with the turnout for this one, thought more people would be interested to take part, so interesting to see what really 'turns' people on to participate in giveaways. Will stick to my usual nerdy/geeky 'prizes' next time round. :)
So the 4 winners from the Apple iTunes Music and Video Voucher Giveaway are as follows...
First Prize of £50 iTunes Voucher
Sarah Madyson - @MadysonDesigns
Runner Up Prize of £10 Vouchers
Winners - How to claim
Please send me a email with your own email, then I will 'gift' the vouchers to you direct from the Apple Store. Congrats, let me know what you buy.
Copyright © 2006-2016 All Rights Reserved Goddammit!
The Logo Smith : Freelance Logo Designer, Brand Identity & Graphic Design Studio
Providing PR Services with The PR Room: Technology PR, Smart Home PR, Internet of Things PR and Lifestyle PR Agency.
25 Years Experience in: Logo & Brand Identity Design, Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing, and Commercial Print.