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Logo #1
7
1%
Logo #2
18
3%
Logo #3
33
5%
Logo #4
14
2%
Logo #5
118
18%
Logo #6
102
15%
Logo #7
8
1%
Logo #8
58
9%
Logo #9
75
11%
Logo #10
42
6%
Logo #11
59
9%
Logo #12
14
2%
Logo #13
29
4%
Logo #14
57
9%
Logo #15
32
5%
 
Total votes : 666

Re: Vote for our logo!

#161  Postby CookieJon » Jul 09, 2010 3:30 am

Spoilt for choice!

Sorry if this has already been explained but...

#3 - Is it meant to look like something else as well as the initials RS (a chinese character or something?)
#13 - Why is "eptic" highlighted? I can see "ASK", but "eptic" ?
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#162  Postby sennekuyl » Jul 09, 2010 3:48 am

ask skeptic? sk being re-used?
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#163  Postby james_gnz » Jul 09, 2010 6:36 am

chairman bill wrote:Could we not have a STV rather than straightforward FPTP system?

THWOTH wrote:Don't you think we should be doing this by the single transferable vote (STV) model, like they do for the Eurovision Song Context? :dunno:

BTW: There's an app for that!

I third that.
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#164  Postby CookieJon » Jul 09, 2010 8:01 am

#3 is the most aesthetically pleasing, but it doesn't have any connection to RS that I can see.
the eye is great, but is a bit severe and scary
the rat in the life preserver is so cute with his little inquiring magnifying glass, but it suggests rats deserting a sinking ship - a bit negative.
All the "RS" ones just make me think of the word "ARSE". :eh:
So #5 (the infinity Moebius strip) it is.
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#165  Postby Grimstad » Jul 09, 2010 8:55 am

I like 9. When I look at the entire array, that one is "different from the rest". I tried to pick a 2nd and 3rd but nothing really stuck out to me.

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#166  Postby Aern Rakesh » Jul 09, 2010 9:03 am

Grimstad wrote:I like 9. When I look at the entire array, that one is "different from the rest". I tried to pick a 2nd and 3rd but nothing really stuck out to me.


That's it in a nutshell, it sticks out from the rest, many of which I really liked when I first saw them.
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#167  Postby Rilx » Jul 09, 2010 9:04 am

I like the idea of #5, but I think the logo still needs some elaboration.
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#168  Postby Sayas-Irony » Jul 09, 2010 10:16 am

#6 and #8 are my favs. I like the filigran Style.
...and I don't know why, but #8 remind a bit of the old metropolis movie :thumbup:
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#169  Postby james_gnz » Jul 09, 2010 10:53 am

1) Seems a bit unbalanced somehow
2) I don't like the quasi-mathematical thing. Rational to the power of scepticism just doesn't make any mathematical sense, which means it's nonsense, which is precisely what rational scepticism is supposed to avoid.
3) I don't see a point to the mirror-image thing
5) I think it looks a bit weird having the Earth rolling around a Möbius strip, and although I've read the explanation of what it's about, I don't think the connection's immediate obvious.
7) I don't like the highlighted letters 'a' and 'sk'. Though rational scepticism might be about asking, it isn't so on the strength of having the letters 'a' and 'sk' in it, any more than God is about good orderly direction because you can make an anagram out of it or some such. And outside of America, it's spelt 'scepticism', so it doesn't even have 'sk' in it.
8) I don't see any particular reason why 'rational' should be sideways
9) This one's too cute for me, and I think it would be better to use the primary web address
12) as for 1
13) as for 7
14) This one feels arrogant
15) as for 2

That leaves 4, 6, 10 and 11, and since I'm only allowed 3 votes, I'll strategically vote for the 3 that have the most votes at the moment.
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#170  Postby Count Otto Black » Jul 09, 2010 12:18 pm

This is odd because I think 4 and 12 are the best logos but I'm not sure they'd look right sitting at the top of the screen (rather than as company logos say) so I've gone for 8 which I can see sitting at the top of the screen...
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#171  Postby THWOTH » Jul 09, 2010 1:56 pm

Rilx wrote:I like the idea of #5, but I think the logo still needs some elaboration.

The one here is the probably the blandest of all the versions posted in the design-a-logo thread (I'm sure many will remember the paisley hippie version with peace signs). Even so, the bland seems to be doing pretty well. :D

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Re: Vote for our logo!

#172  Postby CookieJon » Jul 09, 2010 2:09 pm

I voted 5; it implied to me a world afloat in a universe of endless possibilities (or a one-sided never-ending discussion?) and it just looks nice and calming.

I never read the design thread, so I went back to find out what the intent was, and I must say this version of it looks rather smashing...

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#173  Postby Efilzeo » Jul 09, 2010 2:10 pm

I changed my vote to number 6, I like the mechanical paint that represent my view of the uni(pluri)verse, and also because I think that number 5 is too difficult to use, for example for the favicon.
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#174  Postby LIFE » Jul 09, 2010 2:11 pm

CookieJon wrote:I voted 5; it implied to me a world afloat in a universe of endless possibilities (or a one-sided never-ending discussion?) and it just looks nice and calming.

I never read the design thread, so I went back to find out what the intent was, and I must say this version of it looks rather smashing...

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Certainly would look good on a shirt :D
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#175  Postby katja z » Jul 09, 2010 2:20 pm

My, this is difficult! I voted for 5, 6 and 9, but I wish I had more votes to give. 3 and 4 are excellent too. In fact, whichever of the fourteen wins, we'll have a logo to be proud of. Congrats to the authors, great job! :cheers:
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#176  Postby Macdoc » Jul 09, 2010 2:24 pm

I see variations on my previous avatar 5 and 11 choices are doing well :mrgreen: ....quite pleasantly surprised with the support for 11 as I really liked that but others seemed indifferent at the time of discussion.

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6 is cool too tho the shape is a bit awkward.
Cookie John that was my avatar choice for a bit. Liked it a bunch and would also look very good on a mug

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BTW those interested might make their number 1 choice their avatar until the contest closes since there was no way of showing first choice.

I'd also like to see some of the non-winners used in various forums. The cartoon mouse would be ideal for the debunking section and the universe mobius for the science forum etc.
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#177  Postby CookieJon » Jul 09, 2010 2:33 pm

LIFE wrote:Certainly would look good on a shirt :D
The site shall have the calmer version.


Indeed, and the one up for vote is very easy on the eye, I think a lot due to the figure 8, and of course the colours.

I liked the eye too, but after looking at the variations in the design thread it started to look a bit "generic" or "clip-arty", whereas the circle/firgure-8 is truly a unique logo that looks good in a variety of styles.

#6 I thought was brilliant, but it would drive the pedant in me NUTS having to look at an S that was backwards... I keep wanting to flip it round the right way ;-)
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#178  Postby Macdoc » Jul 09, 2010 2:34 pm

Says he with a cubist avatar :D
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#179  Postby CookieJon » Jul 09, 2010 2:38 pm

Macdoc wrote:I'd also like to see some of the non-winners used in various forums. The cartoon mouse would be ideal for the debunking section and the universe mobius for the science forum etc.


The mouse was great... very cute and with the right attitude.

I was wondering about the life preserver, though... I know the site is subtitled "lifeboat for the rational mind", but didn't the "lifeboat" idea first come from the sinking of RDF, with this site picking up the "survivors"? If so, I don't think that's a good note to incorporate into the logo, or is "lifeboat" intended more generally than that these days?

In either case, I'm still left with the idea of rats deserting a sinking ship, which is a bit negative.
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Re: Vote for our logo!

#180  Postby Emergence » Jul 09, 2010 2:39 pm

Efilzeo wrote:[...]and also because I think that number 5 is too difficult to use, for example for the favicon.


Not necessarily: Image vs Image
I think, both do still look ok. More so in the 32x32 versions: Image vs Image
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