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Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on January 19, 2005, 11:48:55 PM
The moderators of RMCB5 have decided it's time to take our logo to the next level.  It's been a while since the website was established, so the original logo is showing it's age.  We'd like something that looks a little more polished.  Seeing as this site and culture is clearly defined by the quality of the members, the moderators think it would be best for the submissions for the new logo to come from our members.  After all, this is all about our friends, right?  :D

We're hoping to narrow it down to maybe three or four choices by the end of February.  At that time we'll review the submissions and vote on our favorites.

Eventually there will be an updated site theme built around the new logo design.  Both the "retro" and "new generation" themes will be available for site use, as well as being available on apparel.

As a reward for the member that submits the winning logo, s/he will receive a t-shirt and maybe some stickers and business cards with the new logo on it.  Of course, that reward will pale in comparison with the prestige of having designed the club's logo!  :wink:

Here are some characteristics we're looking for in the new logo:
1.  It can be used with many different color schemes.
2.  It is able to have the club name drawn out or shortened to just the acronym.
3.  It's colors can be changed to fit a site theme, t-shirts, banners, business cards, etc.
4.  It should be submitted in PSD or illustrator file to me via PM.
5.  Finally, and most importantly, it should exemplify the club, community and the the engineering behind our cars.  In other words, it should exude performance, class and quality. :idea:

So there it is, everyone.  Let's see just how creative this group really is.  Send me what you've got!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on January 20, 2005, 05:37:21 AM
L-O-G-O. Like LEGO, but with an "O"...

"The building block of our community, interconnecting and connecting drivers to German automobile engineering and enthusiasm..."

Damn, I'm good :roll:  :wink:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Scuba2001 on January 20, 2005, 06:45:30 AM
Sounds like a great idea.  I dont have the skills to come up with a new logo, but when you think about it, how much of the member base still owns, or is planning to own a B5?  Over the past few months, its gotten less and less.  Maybe create a forum that is more dedicated to automotive enthusiasts as a whole and now just brand/chassis dependant?

Just an idea.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ColoradoB5 on January 20, 2005, 07:27:38 AM
Steve,

I'm already ahead of ya!

http://rmcb5.com/ftopict-1135.html&sid=7667263b57837d7f3d2646223fab5b91
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on January 20, 2005, 07:49:27 AM
Rocky Mountain EuroCar
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ColoradoB5 on January 20, 2005, 08:13:35 AM
Actually, we're not talking about changing the name, just the logo.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on January 20, 2005, 08:46:05 AM
Rocky Mountain Club Dub

Rocky Mountain Club Winston

Rocky Mountain Club Gietl's The Man

Rocky Mountain Car Drivers

Rocky Mountain Avalanche of European Automobiles

Rocky Mountain Cavalcade of Custom Motorcars
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ColoradoB5 on January 20, 2005, 08:51:31 AM
If we were going to change the name, I like Rocky Mountain Dub Club, or just Dub Club.

Or maybe even Bubb Rubb's Dub Club.

The club goes Woo! (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/bubbrubb.html)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on January 20, 2005, 08:56:54 AM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
The club goes Woo! (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/bubbrubb.html)


I like the shoot-the-enemy game at the top :twisted:

EDIT: In fact, I like all the games, but for some reason can't play any of them :x
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on January 20, 2005, 02:34:22 PM
I think that in an effort to be inclusive of the various makes and models here that the logo should encorporate the logo of each manufacture.

For example, the Audi rings with the VW, BMW, and MINI logos inside.  Copyrights may prevent this though.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 20, 2005, 03:03:35 PM
Damn you guys get off topic fast.  We just want  a logo, something unique to us.  We have no plans to change the name.

So please, whip up some logos and get them to Pat.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: aowhaus on January 22, 2005, 05:00:31 PM
I'll hold off on the business cards until we decide on a logo -- I'll really swamped this past few months anyways.

To loosely get away from any trademark issues, I think any Audi or VW logos used should be abstracted or partially obscured.
Since the B5 platform will be suceeded with a new and differently named one, and we have many other VW and Audi owners here, I think we should drop the 'B5' moniker.  The use of 'VAG' (Volkswagen Auto Group) seems more appropriate.

This will be fun!

EDIT: just caught that we're still keeping the rmcb5 name.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 25, 2005, 04:54:22 PM
C'mon I know there are some creative peeps in this group.  I have a graphic designer waiting to design on for us, but I'd rather it be a member.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ColoradoB5 on January 25, 2005, 05:00:40 PM
Definitely.  I know you guys don't want to see what I come up with but I will if I have to!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on January 25, 2005, 05:26:17 PM
I got no skills with design software.  I have lots of ideas, but no skils.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: SweetVW on January 25, 2005, 07:14:26 PM
Thinkn'
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on January 26, 2005, 05:46:21 AM
I have some skills, lots of ideas, but no time.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: madigan on January 26, 2005, 09:04:15 AM
I'm still workin' on 'em...
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on January 26, 2005, 04:06:33 PM
I may have a couple to contribute as well, werkin it.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 26, 2005, 04:14:13 PM
Aww yeah, I knew I could count on you guys!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on January 26, 2005, 04:17:21 PM
Nice!  It feels good to have friends that make up for all of my inadequacies.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 26, 2005, 04:19:22 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Nice!  It feels good to have friends that make up for all of my inadequacies.


Damn, you must have  alot of friends  :lol:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on January 26, 2005, 04:21:17 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Nice!  It feels good to have friends that make up for all of my inadequacies.


Damn, you must have  alot of friends  :lol:


 8O If that is the standard, I need many more friends :(
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on January 26, 2005, 04:25:01 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Nice!  It feels good to have friends that make up for all of my inadequacies.


Damn, you must have  alot of friends  :lol:


ROTFL
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on January 26, 2005, 04:36:49 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Nice!  It feels good to have friends that make up for all of my inadequacies.


Damn, you must have  alot of friends  :lol:

Left myself wide open for that one.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Rusty on February 03, 2005, 03:09:53 PM
I don't quite understand the distinction between the "logo" and the "name."  Would someone point me in the right direction?

That said, I am totally against dropping the "CB5" from this site.  There is a spirit at ClubB5 a.k.a. "Passat World" that transcends the B5 platform.  It is a spirit of open, competent help between members, growing into real friendships. That spirit started this site, and I'd like to continue to honor that spirit in name/logo as well as action.  You can grow and change, and still stay connected to your roots...
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on February 03, 2005, 03:12:48 PM
We don't plan on changing the name.  We're only looking for a new logo.  I agree with what you said about the spirit of CB5.  Same thing goes here.

Please check your email soon, Rusty.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on February 03, 2005, 03:13:03 PM
Rusty,
Keep the name, get a fresh logo.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ColoradoB5 on February 03, 2005, 03:15:53 PM
Yep, we are just looking for a new:

(http://www.rmcb5.com/themes/RMCB52/images/logo.gif)

Not a new:

Rocky Mountain Club B5

Since those are the roots.  It's like renamng your dog after 8 years...Actually we turn 3 this summer, so that would be 21 in dog years...
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Rusty on February 04, 2005, 10:08:36 AM
Cool, yes, a new logo would be hip.  Rusty is down wit' dat.  But Rusty has no ideas..., well at least not for a logo anyway... :D
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: JDawg on February 04, 2005, 02:40:22 PM
I too have found inspiration to put something together...
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on February 04, 2005, 03:51:57 PM
Lets see some EXAMPLES!!!!!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: scott on February 06, 2005, 09:52:02 AM
Ok, here is my first logo submission...

(http://edition719.com/images/smiles/bubbrubb.gif)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on February 14, 2005, 12:55:17 PM
Word on new logo?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on February 14, 2005, 01:18:18 PM
I'm still wating for submissions.  I have a couple, and I know a couple more are in the works, but THE MORE THE BETTER.  Let me see 'em guys!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 14, 2005, 01:22:10 PM
Will you forward the submissions you have to me, i'd like to take a peek.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: scott on February 16, 2005, 09:21:23 AM
I will use my crude caveman like abilities to make something hideous and painful...
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: coveredbytheblood on February 16, 2005, 09:45:48 AM
Quote from: "scott"
Ok, here is my first logo submission...

(http://edition719.com/images/smiles/bubbrubb.gif)



LMBO!!! Seriously.  "Yeah, man, its just for decoration."
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: scott on February 16, 2005, 10:15:56 AM
So are we gonna get to see these bad boys or what?

Will there be a vote at some point?

I sent in a logo to Jay, but I am sure some of you have WAY better design and creative skills than I do... my Mother once said I only have criminal creativity.... perhaps she was right!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 16, 2005, 10:19:50 AM
Basically we are waiting on submissions and depending on the number of submissions there may or may not be a vote.

I hope that has cleared up any confusion ;).
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: scott on February 16, 2005, 10:21:01 AM
Thank you Mr. Clinton... LOL
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Boris on February 16, 2005, 01:17:15 PM
Everybody - just forget it. I just submitted two logos. It's over. So what do I get for winning?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 16, 2005, 01:33:46 PM
Quote from: "Boris"
Everybody - just forget it. I just submitted two logos. It's over. So what do I get for winning?


A foot massage from pat
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 03Indigo on February 16, 2005, 01:36:56 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
Quote from: "Boris"
Everybody - just forget it. I just submitted two logos. It's over. So what do I get for winning?


A foot massage from pat


Does that come with the happy ending?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on February 16, 2005, 01:49:24 PM
AAAAHHHHH...Noooooo!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ColoradoB5 on February 16, 2005, 01:58:12 PM
LOL!  Come on Pat, don't be stingy with your love.

I am looking forward to seeing some nice logos.  If we get them in time, we may even add them to the forthcoming club banner.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on February 16, 2005, 02:01:04 PM
Yeah, let's go peeps!  J-Dawg, Madigan, what happend to the rough drafts you send me?  Any more polishing done to those?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on February 16, 2005, 02:04:23 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
polishing


Might want to use another adjective - after the way this thread is progressing. :wink:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DenverPat on February 16, 2005, 02:07:11 PM
***shudder***
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 03Indigo on February 16, 2005, 02:11:47 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
***shudder***


oooooh, polishing, then a shudder :wink:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on February 16, 2005, 02:30:16 PM
There is a word for that combination of actions too.....
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DoctorC on February 16, 2005, 06:22:22 PM
Here's my humble submission.
(http://berisford.net/uploads/Doctorc/rmcb51jpg.jpg)
(http://berisford.net/uploads/Doctorc/rmcb52jpg.jpg)
(http://berisford.net/uploads/Doctorc/rmcb53jpg.jpg)
Simple, clean, works with any color combo, only minor grief from VWoA Attorneys.
Peace,
Greg
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 16, 2005, 07:41:05 PM
Thanks for your submission, while I would ask for more work in that direction I feel it would infringe upon our pals in the Springs

(http://www.dubsalongtherockies.com/images/DATR2.gif)

I do like the VW style logo, had DATR not already been using one like it I would ask for more of em ;)

Some other things to keep in mind.  Since we have branched out beyond B5's, VWs and Audis there is no requirement to focus on those items.

I like the idea though!  Keep em coming.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on February 17, 2005, 07:08:20 AM
I don't like defacing the VW logo by hanging it upside down.
If we don't have the name in it...um...why don't we officially become a symbol, like Prince. We will be "the club formerly known as RMCB5."
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: DoctorC on February 18, 2005, 09:26:33 AM
Quote from: "jayryan"
I don't like defacing the VW logo by hanging it upside down.
If we don't have the name in it...um...why don't we officially become a symbol, like Prince. We will be "the club formerly known as RMCB5."

You mean like this?

(http://berisford.net/uploads/Doctorc/formerlyb5.jpg)
 8O
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 18, 2005, 09:54:54 AM
Ha ha, that's awesome.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on February 18, 2005, 10:04:34 AM
Quote from: "DoctorC"
Quote from: "jayryan"
I don't like defacing the VW logo by hanging it upside down.
If we don't have the name in it...um...why don't we officially become a symbol, like Prince. We will be "the club formerly known as RMCB5."

You mean like this?

(http://berisford.net/uploads/Doctorc/formerlyb5.jpg)
 8O


Greg - You are killing me!! That is great.  It will get my vote :wink:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on February 18, 2005, 10:21:50 AM
YEAH!!!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: scott on March 11, 2005, 10:49:49 AM
LOL... that last logo OWNS!

LMAO!!!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on March 11, 2005, 11:32:35 AM
So when Jay said it was "here" does that mean we have a new logo?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: aowhaus on March 11, 2005, 11:59:33 AM
I have some time this weekend to whip up a few logo schemes, I know we are all busy these days.

Here are some tips, if they haven't been mentioned already:
- make the logo appropriate for various applications: small and large scale, black & white and in color, window stickers (easy to die cut), web imaging, clothing, etc.
- have no more than two or three colors.  This will simplify different application and printing costs.  Also gradations should be avoided.
- a design that is easily identifiable.  My rule of thumb is to look at the logo at a distance or look at it for a split second, if you could recall a shape or design element you have a good logo design.
- most importantly, keep it simple.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 11, 2005, 12:02:46 PM
exactly, basically we have only received a couple rough submissions.  We will leave this open until the end of March and then we are going to have to take another route.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 11, 2005, 12:04:01 PM
Quote from: "jayryan"
So when Jay said it was "here" does that mean we have a new logo?


I didn't say the logo was here, I said the site overhaul was here.  However it is masked by the old theme.  Different topic, different thread ;).
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on March 11, 2005, 12:09:15 PM
I saw that...I get all excited and then get let down...why you gotta do that to me?
It's cruel.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on May 17, 2005, 11:14:33 AM
???????????????????????????????
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 17, 2005, 11:44:32 AM
We have a few submissions that need some refinement.  At this time we are still willing to accept anything that folks want to try and create that meats the criteria outlined in this thread.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Eric18T on October 18, 2005, 01:33:49 PM
anyone ever work on this?? It seemed to have died. or did miss something
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 18, 2005, 01:46:18 PM
Yeah, it is still open. However folks have ben pretty busy. We received a good outside submission, but that was kind of it.

If anyone has some great ideas up their sleeve that would be great.

edition719.com recently made a similar request and they had something together in like 24 - 48 hours  8O

Anyway, if you have any ideas, still looking for the same criteria, something that works with different colors, would be good for t-shirts, stickers, banners and so on.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Spicoli on October 18, 2005, 02:30:55 PM
here is my submission!

(http://www.jackham.net/rmcb5.jpg)




PM me if you want the adobe file.   :lol:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 18, 2005, 02:34:37 PM
EDIT: Now it shows up
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Spicoli on October 18, 2005, 02:58:15 PM
I completely missed that this thread was 3 pages...  Anyway, Iam going to take a stab at making a real logo.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 18, 2005, 03:14:58 PM
Please! Althought I do like the first one ;)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Spicoli on October 18, 2005, 04:15:42 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
Please! Althought I do like the first one ;)


Yeah I was surprised at how good that one looked considering I was trying to do a hack job.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: PasSoup on October 18, 2005, 05:02:57 PM
We can use the registration sticker for a start

(http://www.tw34k.com/images/hnb/rmcb5-logos-for-plates.gif)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: PasSoup on October 18, 2005, 05:07:08 PM
Quote from: "Spicoli"
I completely missed that this thread was 3 pages...  Anyway, Iam going to take a stab at making a real logo.


Yup me too.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: TurboDub on October 19, 2005, 09:02:38 AM
Quote from: "Spicoli"
here is my submission!

(http://www.jackham.net/rmcb5.jpg)




PM me if you want the adobe file.   :lol:


Can we make the SUBARU logo bigger and on top? Otherwise it's PERFECT!  :lol:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on October 19, 2005, 09:11:11 AM
(http://www.tw34k.com/images/hnb/rmcb5-logos-for-plates.gif)

If anyone would like the EPS versions of these files let me know.

If there's honest interest in making this into our logo I can do a much cleaner version that is more useable since I designed these to be made into 1" stickers.

The one on the left is probably a more appropriate direction for us since it isn't just the Wolfsburg crest. If anyone has input on these I'd be happy to hear it.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on October 19, 2005, 09:13:46 AM
Hey Al, why don't we just change the name to RM"SUBEE"B5.

[nelson] HA-HA [/nelson]

Back on topic - I am a fan of the stickers, but let incorporate one into the logo.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ianacole on October 19, 2005, 10:30:37 AM
I have an idea for a logo, but no skills at Illustrator...anyone want to help me out?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on October 19, 2005, 10:33:04 AM
(http://www.tw34k.com/images/rmcb5_logo_0_1.gif)

Here's a couple of the ones i was playing with a while ago.

The first is clearly the one i just did with the crest as part of it. A slightly uncommon serif font seemed most appropriate for this sort of "grown up" looking concept. It's got a little bit of movement in the characters which makes it feel less pretentious.

The second is more contemporary. It focuses on the mountain bit of our name. It's pretty generic, but I don't think totally ineffectual.

The third I tried to combine shapes of both cars and mountains.

Colors are all completely and easily changeable.


Ian: i might be able to help out
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: PasSoup on October 19, 2005, 10:43:06 AM
I do like the first.  It would make a good sticker as well.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: TurboDub on October 19, 2005, 11:04:36 AM
All 3 of these are pretty cool! If I still had a German car I'd like the 1st one best... :cry:

One suggestion is to make them more clear that this site is automobile related. No idea how to do actually do that on my own though :?  Maybe a tire tread, twisty road, wheel, checkered flag or something...Just my 2 cents
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: s4josh on October 19, 2005, 11:14:21 AM
You could add a simple road right below the RMCB5.COM on #3 and have it like curve upto the hills? That might give little more of a suggestion its car site?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: kraut-sled on October 19, 2005, 11:31:16 AM
I like #3.  Would you be able to add some mountains on the left side so it looks like the car is driving out of the mountains?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Eric18T on October 19, 2005, 12:12:38 PM
should we change the name of the club seeing as half our memebers are not b5 owners?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: TurboDub on October 19, 2005, 12:17:26 PM
The new Legacy's are actually known internally as b5's  8)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 19, 2005, 12:37:22 PM
Quote from: "Eric18T"
should we change the name of the club seeing as half our memebers are not b5 owners?


This was discussed earlier in this thread and it was decided that it would be best to keep with the original title.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on October 19, 2005, 12:38:53 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
I like #3.  Would you be able to add some mountains on the left side so it looks like the car is driving out of the mountains?


I can do A N Y T H I N G ;)
Okay, maybe not. Not even close really, but i can do that. Give me a few and i'll see what i can do. I think that may end up cluttering stuff up tho.

As far as changing the name, i'm not really for that even though it's getting dated.
Besides, who wants to break the news to Jay that we need a new Domain Name. NOT IT! ;)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 19, 2005, 12:59:14 PM
Andrew,
I've got a cool idea for number one. Can you send me that file and I'll just add something to it.
Thanks!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Eric18T on October 19, 2005, 01:14:42 PM
bad idea on my part about the new name.

i like the logo's so far. Nice work andrew.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: gragravar on October 19, 2005, 01:15:15 PM
just to add to the diversity of opinion, I like #2, with a road added of course.   :?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on October 19, 2005, 01:15:21 PM
Quote from: "jayryan"
Andrew,
I've got a cool idea for number one. Can you send me that file and I'll just add something to it.
Thanks!

Sent you my whole file.

Here's a couple minor variations of #3 with some of the requests
(http://www.tw34k.com/images/rmcb5_logo_0_2.gif)

Personally i think this kind of design needs to be simple to work. Even if the elements looked different, i think it will look too cluttered. The most i might suggest is adding some simple shadows under the car/mountain shape in #3 or #5 similar to what i did in #7.

I think rather than redesigning this to death we should wait and see what other people come up with and vote on a direction. We can throw all the ideas in the pool and see what floats and refine the final from that.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 19, 2005, 01:21:38 PM
You guys rock! Thanks for posting up these samples Andrew. I look forward to seeing all the ideas you have. I really like what I am seeing so far.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ianacole on October 19, 2005, 01:29:27 PM
This was my thought...sort of...someone (Andrew) can clean this up perchance and make the car even less descript...

(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/ianacole/rmcb5.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 19, 2005, 09:31:47 PM
FYI Andrew, #2 and #7 are my favorites.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: s4josh on October 20, 2005, 08:19:14 AM
I like the way those are looking!  

Heres a suggestion to play with:  take the road below the logo on #7 and place it in the same place on #6, then change the road color from silver to black or darker color (like asphalt), and then change the mountain colors on the left in #6 above the logo and change the color from brown to silver to indicate snow caps?  I like the green mountains on the left in #6 and if you did the above changes it would represent both seasons in the mountains :D

I like your style your using! Very nice work :D
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on October 20, 2005, 08:57:45 AM
Thanks for the input Josh!

I just wanted to throw this out there in case anyone is missing the dual meaning / design for design #3/5.

In #5 the grey bumps on top are mountains and the curve to the right of the text is representative of a road. These shapes also create a car's roof-line and hood for the bumps on top and a tire for the curve to the right of the text. I might be able to play with the shapes some more to more clearly illustrate the dual meaning but I'd like to make sure everyone posts up ideas before we really start refinement.

Still looking forward to designs maybe from Alan, Jack and JR? Any more?

I'm working on yours Ian. I've got a vector version done, but I'm still kinda playing with it.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 20, 2005, 09:48:18 AM
I've haven't been able to get on a machine yet....it should happen at some point today
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 20, 2005, 10:02:46 AM
here's one... I'm still mucking around with it so there might be more:
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_1.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 20, 2005, 10:14:38 AM
another... same text, differn't mountains:
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_2.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 20, 2005, 10:14:46 AM
Eh. Doesn't look like I'll get on it any time today...grrr.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: PasSoup on October 20, 2005, 10:15:52 AM
Quote from: "hotani"
another... same text, differn't mountains:
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5_2.jpg)


Throw a road at the bottom, besides that I really like it.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 20, 2005, 10:21:55 AM
and another... slightly altered text:
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_3.jpg)

ok, enough for now... maybe I should do some real work.  :?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 20, 2005, 10:22:10 AM
I've been thinking a twisty that makes a couple winds into the mountains.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 20, 2005, 10:31:43 AM
last one... with "road"
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_4.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 20, 2005, 10:32:53 AM
Quote from: "jayryan"
I've been thinking a twisty that makes a couple winds into the mountains.

the road I just added is more of a drag strip... :lol:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 20, 2005, 10:35:25 AM
If you use Illustrator, it's wicked easy to add some twisties. Unfortunately, my wife just informed me that I have all the symptoms of pink eye. So I suspect, I just earned my self a sick day tomorrow and quite possibly the rest of today.
Yeah. I'm not allowed to touch anything new...grrr (including the G5's). On top of the flu...this sucks.
You should add a bacteria strain to the logo since we have such bad flu seasons. HAHA!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 20, 2005, 10:52:38 AM
Keep em coming, the only concern I have on yours Charles is the ClubB5 portion looks just like the font used for the former ClubB5.com:

(http://www.clubb5.com/images/logo11.gif)

I do like the idea you have going. Can you throw one out there with the mountains and just rmcb5.com across the mountains?

Andrew, I caught onto your idea so what you are doing makes sense, I see that in the design.

Ian, I see the idea you are trying to get out there, I would like as well to see a refined simpler image. In it's current state it would be limitied in usage

Again, while coming up with these great ideas consider how scalable the logo is so we can use it for the site, cards, banners, ads, shirts and of course stickers. I appreciate the extra effort to use minimal colors. For those requesting more be added to the submissions keep in mind, the "more" we have in the logo the less likely it will be usable for every purpose we want to use the logo for.

The current logo we have limited us to the site and t-shirts. We had to come up with othr solutions for stickers, banner and so on.

It is really important to have continuity in our identity instead of having extremely different designs for each item we look to plaster our name on. :)

Once again, I eally appreciate everyone's effort and ideas, keep em coming.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: ianacole on October 20, 2005, 11:00:44 AM
Quote from: "gietl"
Ian, I see the idea you are trying to get out there, I would like as well to see a refined simpler image. In it's current state it would be limitied in usage.


Thanks Jay.  I just threw that together to get the idea out, since I suck at art.  My thought was to have a non-descript nose of a car emerging from the circle (not necessarily the entire car) rendered mostly in one color, perhaps the same as the ring itself.  Perhaps the out line of some mountains behind the car, with www.rmcb5.com (or some variation thereof) as the windshield banner.  I can see exactly what I want in my mind, I just can't get it onto paper (or monitor).
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: shummer on October 20, 2005, 11:00:59 AM
I really like the mountains in #2. A lot different than the soft curves of the other designs. Is the swoosh in #7 supposed to be an underline for the text or a road or both? I think I like #7 the most because it has a chance of showing the dual meaning the best without an explanation (never saw the car outline until explained, but I am a little slow). Maybe if the grey swoosh were a yellow centerline pattern or something that defined a road more. The right most shape that was to represent the road could be the outside laneline. Can make this gray even though the lanelines are white, but it might better represent a tire. Not sure how all those colors will look, just thinking of meaning and how my mind works. The shadows don't really help the shapes and their meanings.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 20, 2005, 11:03:14 AM
I want a cookie cutter so I can make little RMCB5.com shaped sugar cookies at Christmas.  :P
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 20, 2005, 01:34:47 PM
ok, less emphasis on "Club B5":
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_5.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 20, 2005, 02:49:41 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
...Can you throw one out there with the mountains and just rmcb5.com across the mountains?


Bing!
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_6.jpg)

...and without the 'road'
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_7.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 20, 2005, 03:25:29 PM
Very nice charles...very nice.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: PasSoup on October 20, 2005, 04:03:39 PM
Quote from: "jayryan"
Unfortunately, my wife just informed me that I have all the symptoms of pink eye.


So when did you meet Scott Bayo...... :D
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: Eric18T on October 20, 2005, 06:35:29 PM
Quote from: "jayryan"
I want a cookie cutter so I can make little RMCB5.com shaped sugar cookies at Christmas.  :P


make that 2. My wife will wonder what i started smoking when she sees those cookies.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: aowhaus on October 23, 2005, 11:21:06 AM
I whipped up a few here.
I wanted something more horizontal so that it fits nicely as a banner and could be used as a subtle window sticker:

(http://www.alanowong.com/rmcb5_logo1.jpg)

(http://www.alanowong.com/rmcb5_logo2.jpg)

(http://www.alanowong.com/rmcb5_logo3.jpg)

what do you think?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: hotani on October 23, 2005, 12:17:16 PM
I like em!

One minor change:
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5/rmcb5_logo_aowhaus_j.jpg)

sorry, I couldn't resist! :lol:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on October 26, 2005, 08:22:11 AM
Quote from: "hotani"
I like em!

One minor change:
(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5_logo_aowhaus_j.jpg)

sorry, I couldn't resist! :lol:


lol, nice Charles.  :lol:
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 26, 2005, 08:31:02 AM
Guess what! ...I like them. I'm going to try and whip up a few today...I've got an empty day I think.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 26, 2005, 08:38:25 AM
Sweet, anyone with any ideas post em up. The submissions we have had are great and I'd like to wrap this up soon and get to decision making mode.

So I am going to keep this open until November 6. That way anyone who has ideas but needs more time should have ample time to come up with something. If you need more time let me know.

It would be great to have something figured out by the end of  the year at the latest.

EDIT: I pwn j00 page 5
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: PasSoup on October 26, 2005, 08:42:28 AM
Can someone combine these?  Maybe make the colors of the mountain to resemble the flag.

(http://www.alanowong.com/rmcb5_logo2.jpg)

(http://hotani.net/images/rmcb5_5.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: s4josh on October 26, 2005, 09:17:16 AM
34k you get burned out on the logos? pshush!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 26, 2005, 09:25:00 AM
I was working on some...and got kicked off the machine...grrrr. I want my own!
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: jayryan on October 27, 2005, 05:31:35 PM
I played with this for the last several hours but was rushed before I could add website and pretty it up and other stuff...

(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/album13/rmcb5logo1.jpg)
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 02, 2005, 11:28:36 AM
Thanks for the addition JR!

Okay folks, any more submissions before we close this out and decide if we got something we want?

If you have something you are working on and want to submit it, but need some more time send me a PM and let me know.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: s4josh on November 02, 2005, 11:55:28 AM
Are you going to post the pictures in the running and let everyone vote on them?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 02, 2005, 12:37:52 PM
Something like that. I will confer with some folks behind the scenes and then we will most likely have a vote of sorts, it will be a new thread when we do.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 34k on November 03, 2005, 12:10:07 PM
Let me know when you're gonna do this Jay, I'd like to finalize and organize my submissions a bit.
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 03, 2005, 12:45:14 PM
Well I would like to pretty much close this out asap, but if you need time, that's fine with me, by the way your post count is at 666...creepy,
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: s4josh on November 03, 2005, 01:02:40 PM
Yeah, WTH the counter should never hit 666 it should go from 665 to 667!  

Only in America! :P
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: s4josh on December 15, 2005, 09:34:23 AM
Any updates on this?
Title: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on December 15, 2005, 09:46:53 AM
Unfortunately no. Everyone (including myself) has been very busy. So I will still accept ideas and designs at this point through the second week of January.

I will then, once and for all lock this thread, converse with a few folks, and then we'll see where it goes.
Title: Re: Attn: all members! Looking for help with new club logo
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 09, 2006, 09:34:39 AM
Just a quick bump, any other submissions or refinements should be in by the end of this week.