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 March 3, 2012  Posted by at 3:19 am Earth

The other day, we received a mail from a reader who offered to create a smartphone app for The Automatic Earth. Great! Wonderful! One thing he mentioned, though, was that he would need a logo for that purpose. And we don't yet really have one, do we?  

Now, I've been thinking about this for a while of course, and I sort of know what I would like, but for instance my Illustrator skills have gotten sort of seriously rusty the past few years. And though I've been doing all the visuals for TAE myself to date, I know there are people out there who can do way better than me.

So then I thought: this might be the perfect topic to ask our readers for help. I don't know how many – budding – graphic artists there are amongst you, but I’m sure there must be a few. 

And I'm not going to explain what I would want, at least not at this stage, I would like nothing more than be surprised, blown out of my shoes in amazement.

So there you go, I'd say there's nothing much that I think I should or need to add, and if I forget anything I'm sure I’ll hear about it.

TAE needs a logo. Simple, strong and instantly recognizable. A logo that looks as good on a smartphone app as it will inevitably and eventually on a T-shirt, and all other places we can see fit to fit it on.

Send your ideas to TheAutomaticEarth@gmail.com and who knows we may soon have a winner. Who we will send a free copy of our upcoming DVD box set, once it's available.

 

 

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    The other day, we received a mail from a reader who offered to create a smartphone app for The Automatic Earth. Great! Wonderful! One thing he mention
    [See the full post at: TAE Needs a Logo!]

    #1254

    el gallinazo
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    “A logo that looks as good on a smartphone app as it will inevitably and eventually on a T-shirt, and all other places we can see fit to fit it on.”

    Don’t forget the boxer shorts.

    #1259

    rapier
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    It occurs to me that TAE should avoid branding, if you get my drift.

    #1265

    g-minor
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    I’m afraid the sample logo attached to the article (perhaps deliberately) looks more like a logo for cheap sneakers than for the wise and compassionate school of inquiry we’ve come to value. Major upgrade required.

    #1267

    ben
    Member

    :ohmy:

    #1269

    I sent this via email as requested, but I thought others might like to comment on my creation:

    https://www.users.qwest.net/~jerrymcm/taelogo/

    TAE. Earth. Energy. Finance.

    #1296

    ben
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    #1297

    Golden Oxen
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    Nice Logos Jerry, my only problem with them is the use of a US coin tends to make TAE appear country specific.

    #1316

    @Golden Oxen

    Thanks for your comment. I did consider using a Canadian maple leaf, in honor of I&S homebase, but it just didn’t have the same flair, and in the image I found the lighting was way too flat.

    Perhaps you didn’t notice the version of the logo with the image of Europe front and center on the image of the globe, both of which evoke, um, “global”. Besides, wouldn’t it be rather difficult to find a coin that is not “country specific”?

    Anyway, I’m glad you liked it. Thanks!

    #1318

    ben
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    #1417

    Greenacres101
    Participant

    How about an earth on top of something industrial simulating automation.??

    #1421

    ben
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    #1422

    ben
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    ben
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    switch by bendyhere1, on Flickr

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