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POLL: Sponsor Logo Contest - Semi-Finals Round 2


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
WeeSparky's Store Icon
35
4%
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Big Miller Bro's Icon
33
4%
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Static Tyrant's Icon
57
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Jakar Nilson's Icon
34
4%
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Cke1st's Icon
55
7%
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Jakar Nilson's Daddy Warbucks Icon
28
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Howling Hank's Icon
29
4%
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Inrepose's Icon #1
57
7%
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Inrepose's Icon #5
14
2%
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Inrepose's Icon #6
22
3%
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Inrepose's Icon #18
30
4%
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Inrepose's Icon #20
26
3%
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Tarodin's Icon
38
5%
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Joekano's Icon
29
4%
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Bilben's Icon
24
3%
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Bilben's Gold Coin Icon
21
3%
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Wyatt the Odd's Red Icon
27
3%
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Peteyfrogboy's Icon
35
4%
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Sumo Boy's Icon
39
5%
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Zen Ghost's Crossed Arms Icon #1
28
4%
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Sirlancelot's Icon
84
11%
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Mxconnell's Icon #3
28
4%
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Rommel Twee's Icon
24
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

This is a contest to determine which logo will replace our current (temporary) Sponsoring Member logo, which members who are also advertisers at TMP will display.

Please vote for the best five entries. The top 5 will advance to the final round of voting.

(The designs are shown against a white background, similar to a post heading on the forums, and against a light green-grey background, similar to our articles format.)

Necrobia class cruiser - Death Bringer

Brigade Models has volunteered prizes for our Design a Sponsor Icon contest. The final top three winners will receive product vouchers worth £10.00 GBP, £15.00 GBP, and £20.00 GBP!

WeeSparky's Store Icon

Design by WeeSparky

Here are a few merchant icons that I whipped up while at work.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Big Miller Bro's Icon

Design by Big Miller Bro

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Static Tyrant's Icon

Design by Static Tyrant

Obviously based on the pre-existing Supporting Member design, which is already that size.

I thought it was important to introduce some level of standardisation. This will help to prevent the website being overrun by a horde of mismatched logos and emoticons which bear no relation to each other!

This also gives you the option of letting people upgrade from Supporting to Sponsoring members indicated by, effectively, a simple change in logo colour (which would also fit with the idea of differently-coloured Fezzes (sp?) for different 'degrees' of moderator, etc) clearly marking the two 'levels' as similar yet distinct.

I know you specified 'anything up to 30x30' but in the interests of aesthetics, standardising the image size is the best thing you can do, even if you do go with a different design. The masses have already voted, proclaiming this as a 'good size', so I think you should stick with it.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Jakar Nilson's Icon

Design by Jakar Nilson

This one is similar to the supporting members logo, save the Lt. Gen. rank is replaced by an American Dollar. Well, they advertise, sell miniature-related stuff et al., so I thought it was appropriate.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Cke1st's Icon

Design by Cke1st

It's similar to the Supporting Member logo but not a clone, it has a military look, and its rank insignia compares well to the three-star Supporting logo - everyone knows that the generals give all the orders, but it's the NCO's that make things happen.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Jakar Nilson's Daddy Warbucks Icon

Design by Jakar Nilson

Another of the ideas I had was Daddy Warbucks (from Little Orphan Annie) as the sponsor icon. Well, he did make his money selling millitary items, as do the sponsors (even though they are scaled-down representations); he likes little people, as do the sponsors (and the members of TMP); and he's helped out those less fortunate than he, just like the sponsors make Bill's life less troublesome.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Howling Hank's Icon

Design by Howling Hank

I wanted to go for a design similar in style to the Supporting Member's logo.

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Inrepose's Icon #1

Design by inrepose

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Inrepose's Icon #5

Design by inrepose

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Inrepose's Icon #6

Design by inrepose

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Inrepose's Icon #18

Design by inrepose

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Inrepose's Icon #20

Design by inrepose

This is my last one!

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Tarodin's Icon

Design by Tarodin

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Joekano's Icon

Design by joekano

I thought a "Quartermaster"-themed logo would be appropriate for suppliers, so I used the key and sword symbols used by U.S. Army quartermasters (no real room for the wheel).

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Bilben's Icon

Design by Bilben

The inspiration was that this would identify members that are also vendors in the business, so symbol reminiscent of currency seemed appropriate. So you have one that looks like paper money.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Bilben's Gold Coin Icon

Design by Bilben

The inspiration was that this would identify members that are also vendors in the business, so symbol reminiscent of currency seemed appropriate. So you have one that looks like a gold coin.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Wyatt the Odd's Red Icon

Design by Wyatt the Odd

Symbols for the Dollar, Pound & Euro in a red background with the words TMP Advertiser imposed in yellow.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Peteyfrogboy's Icon

Design by peteyfrogboy

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Sumo Boy's Icon

Design by Sumo Boy

Some may say a cannon is too era-specific for an advertiser logo on TMP. Yes, "miniatures" encompasses a range of eras and settings, but I see no reason to let that adversely affect use of such an icon as the cannon in the logo. I say let's have a specific, concrete symbol in the logo - the cannon - not some meaningless compromise. I'm hoping you'll say so, too. grin

My entry is a graphic of a cannon above the word "SPONSOR." The color scheme is a simple white/green gradient for the background with a green border; the cannon and text are black (well, greyscale). The colors are easily changed, and the graphic can also be resized to some small extent, although fitting in legible text could be problematic if the graphic is made smaller. Of course, the text could simply be eliminated, although my feeling is that it does make a positive contribution to the logo.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Zen Ghost's Crossed Arms Icon #1

Design by Zen Ghost

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Sirlancelot's Icon

Design by sirlancelot

For this logo, I copied the one for Supporting Members, but with an instantly recognisable background colour. By keeping it similar I am striving for uniformity and elegance. And yet, when once in a while a green background appears, there would be (I hope) a clear indication that there is something special about the person posting.

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Mxconnell's Icon #3

Design by mxconnell

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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Rommel Twee's Icon

Design by Kirk Alderfer

von Strudel Supporting Member of TMP

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