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Epic Logo Contest - Fella by BoffinbraiN Epic Logo Contest - Fella by BoffinbraiN
All of you should by now be aware of the potential new dA logo and the contest accompanying it. At first, I looked upon this with tired eyes, since the new logo that `TheRyanFord et al have created is excellent. Not only would it be a shame to waste it, but also challenging the community at large to beat it was in my opinion a bit of a tease. From what I currently see in the submissions, about one in 100 is good, and one in 500 has a reasonable chance of being picked. Eventually I decided I would not let depression make me shy away from another challenge, so I started drawing, and I ended up with this.



Look, it's Fella! aka The Creative Process

The dome-shape of the original dA logo is obviously very familiar, and many people have ended up with similar-looking 'da' attempts which look like the letter S when rotated through 90 degrees. I sacrificed easy letter recognition for the bigger goal - giving the logo a set of eyes and horns, it became a stylised likeness of our established mascot.

The logotext took ten times as long to make as the mark, and I'm still not sure I got the look I wanted. I'm not a typographer. I started off with the font Chambers Sans OT which I had in reserve for its techy look. I only had the italic version, so I needed to skew it back! Then, I converted most of the angles to be closer to 45 degrees and chopped off several ends to produce spiky-looking letters that are still smooth when looked at closely. As with the new logo concept, the 'ART' part of the text is uppercase but has the same base height - it would be a shame to waste that good idea just for the sake of originality. I used one of my other favourites, Calibri, and then made it much thicker. I changed the angle of the R and added a spike to the A to make it look more like the Chambers font.



All feedback is much appreciated! :)

Made in Macromedia Fireworks MX on a laptop with an overheated, glitchy graphics card.
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:iconsaya1984:
Saya1984 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one better than the one we just got >_>
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:iconultrakuraimephiles:
ultrakuraimephiles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
EPICNESS
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:iconbigfunkychiken:
bigfunkychiken Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
could you please tell me the winners? thanks:)
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Sadly, nobody won. There was an issue with copyright or something like that.
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:iconbigfunkychiken:
bigfunkychiken Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
oh:(


that stinks:(
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, it did. But they did give out subscriptions to everyone who made a valid entry.
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:iconbigfunkychiken:
bigfunkychiken Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
oh wow
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:icontekuconcept:
TekuConcept Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Digital Artist
The 4th one with the slick style would have to be my #1 logo of this pic.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers. :) Of course that's the standalone, fancy one, and the others are the standard monochrome outlines for things like printing.
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:icontekuconcept:
TekuConcept Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Digital Artist
:devart:Ya, this gave me an idea of an 'inspiration; scene DA LOGO
-> NOT submitted to the contest
-> Credit for logo design, to you
-> Other credits sent as needed
Tell me what you think when you get the chance to see it.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Err... Do you know that the contest ended ages ago?
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:icontekuconcept:
TekuConcept Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009   Digital Artist
:confused: Oh well, another picture for my :gallery:.
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:icondrognalis:
Drognalis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
that one in my opinion is even better than original ;p
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:iconsergiugothic:
SergiuGothic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
the best dA logo concept i've seen so far.
good job ;)
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers. Shame nobody's work was picked!
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:iconsergiugothic:
SergiuGothic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
yeah, shame, your logo is way better than the current logo.
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:iconw-lanier:
W-Lanier Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really great, I love this desing, very evil =D
Good luck!! ^^
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:icondarktiger93:
DarkTiger93 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Wow- that would be a way cooler logo... no offense, DA.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I presume you know about the legal issues meaning that they couldn't use any of the entries. What a drag...
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:icondarktiger93:
DarkTiger93 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
WHAAAAAAT?!?!?! DAMMIT :fork:
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:iconfrostmaster:
frostmaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
I :heart: it! I vote for you!
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle: Thanks, but only the judges' votes will count.
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:iconfrostmaster:
frostmaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Moral support is most important factor. hehe :lmao:
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:iconhhgm:
hhgm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008   Photographer
this logo is genius! not too fond of the typo though... great job though! :clap:
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:iconnekoori:
Nekoori Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I prefer your logo to $liquisofts actually. :3 I love the Fella concept, I think it's a really neat idea. I'm not so sure that I'm too fond about the typography but that's just my opinion, and it doesn't take anything away from the logo as a whole. All in all, great job, and good luck in the contest! 8D
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:icongrumpy95:
Grumpy95 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
I :heart: it!!! WOAH!!
That's amazing....it will dominate!
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I hope so! Thanks. :)
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:iconu-gfx:
u-gfx Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Interface Designer
The winner.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
We'll have to see. :)
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:icononefreeinternet:
OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is it right here. :nod: without a doubt. It's an epic change, without totally losing the nostalgia of the original logo. :heart: First-class logo design I will fave! :#1:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers! :)
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:iconxsassylassyx:
xSassyLassyx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
best one I've seen so far :)
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:icont9581:
T9581 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Hope you win this is the best i've seen yet.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers. :) Well, it's been a while now since the entries closed, so hopefully we'll hear who wins, if anyone does.
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:icont9581:
T9581 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Some people are saying the contest was a fake. What do you think?
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Well, if they decide there is no worthy winner, they need to announce it (even if it is not widely announced) otherwise such suspicions will arise.
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:icont9581:
T9581 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
They should let the public vote on it.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I can understand why they wouldn't want to do that. It's a very important decision that will have an affect on the whole company's representation.
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:icont9581:
T9581 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
True, but then again, no wait that's true.
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:iconmandiocastudio:
mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
I wish you the best, my friend. Insane logo.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. :) I wonder when they'll make their decision on whether anyone wins. The deadline was three weeks ago...
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:iconmandiocastudio:
mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Maybe it's a christmas surprise (?)
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:lmao: I hope so!
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:iconsephys-little-cloud:
sephys-little-cloud Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I like this one the best.
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:iconbenislionheart:
Benislionheart Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
I like it. It's definitely working for me.

A little more distinction between the D and the A would be nice, but I think this logo carries itself wonderfully.

Good job :)
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:iconjikarutakhira:
JikaruTakhira Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Personally I think you should win because the 'O' DevART logo was awesome as it was but If its a new-age logo to separate the generations they want, then so be it and this familiarity won't disappoint us elder users of dA and thus makes everyone happy...and the mascot use is very cool. I especially like the typography...Im not much of a typographer myself either and I would love for you to finish this font because I think its very kick-ass. So in all very nice, and good luck to you, I also have entered and would like your opinion on mine seeing as your talented ;)
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot. :) I like how the font turned out too.

Best of luck with your entries too! Although the second set are very similar to what others have done, the others look quite unique.
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:iconjikarutakhira:
JikaruTakhira Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thanks very much. I was looking to try different styles with this contest but ran out of time.
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:iconpopcorn-pops:
popcorn-pops Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student Filmographer
Well...
I like it. :D
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:iconfabloxer:
fabloxer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations you made it to my select group:
Epic Challenge Three Clap Award Nominations

:clap: :clap: :clap:


:juggle:
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