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PLEASE HELP!!! We need a cool graphic for our ad on Free-DC

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by twilyth, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. twilyth Guest

    We're going to have an ad on Free-DC for the next year and we need a nice graphic. For those of you who are not into either folding or crunching - you will burn in hell for all eternity. That aside, many of you know that Free-DC is a site that keeps track of the mind numbing amount of member stats generated by World Community Grid and Folding@Home. Phil, the guy who runs the site does this out the goodness of his heart and, more importantly, out of his own pocket. Buying a graphic to be displayed on his site is our way of both saying thanks and promoting TPU.

    The graphic needs to be 180x180 pixels. There is zero flexibility regarding the width but the height can be a little more if you need the space for your creative vision. Of course it can also be a little less as to both if that works out better.

    It needs to identify TPU and incorporate the name and logo. I'd like for my username to be in there someplace too, but if people think that's narcissistic, I can live without it. I paid for the ad so I figured it wasn't unreasonable to expect that a bone be thrown in my general direction, but again, I'll go with whatever the consensus opinion here is.

    In my opinion it should also indicate that the purpose of the ad is to show TPU's support of Free-DC, but I do understand that words can sometimes get in the way, so that will also be your call.

    Originally I had intended to do a poll to see which of the submissions should be chosen (using the plural form for "submissions" indicates my hope that at least a few people will try their hand at this). But it will be quicker if we let W1zzard decide and since it will be representing his site, I think it's his right in any event.

    Here is my feeble attempt. After you're finished laughing and get a clean pair of underwear, please realize that it is just the best that I was able to come up with as someone with the artistic sense of a garden slug.

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    Thanks in advance to everyone who is willing to spend some of their spare time working on this. If you submit something and it is not chosen, rest assured that your effort will be noticed and appreciated.
     
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    My attempt 1:

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    :respect: that's was quick. Looks pretty good too!
     
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    try a light grey 1 px outline around the supported by

    also reduce the height to get rid of the empty space

    check how reversed order of tpu and twilyth looks, could possible get a tiny www.techpowerup.com in there below the logo with adjusted letter spacing to match the logo
     
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    Fair enough. I plan to. Also, font you used for the TPU logo?
     
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    i'll send you a pm to the vector version
     
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    Thanks alot, in the mean time:

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    I'm not sure if I like the name before or after TPU.

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    EDIT: Yeah so the TPU logo font is a $20 font, so I'm going to find a similar one for the name, or go all cursive on it so I don't need to have the same font!
     

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    Maybe this goes without saying, but when we're ready, I'll ask phil if the can anchor the TPU url to the graphic. :rockout:
     
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    W1z wants me to put it on the bottom of the TPU logo, like www.techpowerup.com. I can do this. But for now, look at this:

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    Like the font?

    Also, the URL makes it too congested methinks:

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    And finally my pick:

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    I feel the font on that first one is a little too much, a simpler font will make it easier to read. The overall design looks excellent though.:respect:
     
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    The overall design is logical! Logo A + text + Logo B + text.

    Also, yeah it looks a little too fancy. No underswipe line would look better. Also, I don't think twilyth's name looks all that great (EDIT: no offense).
     
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    It doesn't look right having my user id in there. I think we're going to have to lose that.
     
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    True. How much did the add cost? I'm sure some of us here that crunch/fold would be haappy to donate some for the ad.
     
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    I mean, you're cool and all, so I guess you deserve at least 8 pt font :D

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    PS: Don't think this one is the winner. :laugh:
     

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    I got mixed feelings about the last one. The one without the user name looks the best, but it's got no username :(
     
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    Last one, class time!

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    I'll be back to check up later.
     

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    That last one is also good....twylith, since you're the one paying for it, I think you should decide if your name goes in ;)
     
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    I personally think you nailed it with this one :respect:
     
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    That's my thought as well :toast: :rockout: :respect:
     
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    Best looking one and it's got everything in it. :toast:
     
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    +1 Great work there PVT
     
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    Thanks alot guys, we will have to see what W1z and twilyth think.
     
  25. twilyth Guest

    This was something I was going to do anyway but I figured there's no reason we shouldn't get some publicity out of it. I do appreciate the offer though.

    Yeah, I'm starting to really dislike that. It just looks odd - plus it's starting to make me uncomfortable. I think I'm starting to understand what it feels like to have multiple personality disorder.

    Oh bullshit. You're as clueless as ever.

    Look bitch, if I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you.

    Looks great! And again, THANK YOU!

    Please take out the user name. I definitely don't like it.
     

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