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Graphics needed
« on: November 12, 2008, 11:09:18 PM »
If anyone is interested in a making banner ads, icons etc. for the SGU please let me know.  Any ideas you have to help promote the SGU are welcome. 
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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 12:10:59 AM »
i'm pretty busy with school at the moment, but i'll keep this in mind.  it's the least i can do, since i can't afford to donate :P sry.
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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 01:27:43 AM »
If anyone is interested in a making banner ads, icons etc. for the SGU please let me know.  Any ideas you have to help promote the SGU are welcome. 

Do you have any iconography, font preference or style choices? These vary wildly on your various sites so narrowing this down would be helpful. Do you like serifed or sanserifed fonts? Would you prefer Earth or Saturn? Photo-realistic, cartoony or abstract?

I don't want to sound bitchy, and I would love to help, but I need more details before I know if I could be useful. Things I make are dry, minimalist, and usually involve font manipulation.
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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 11:31:08 AM »
Do you have any iconography, font preference or style choices? These vary wildly on your various sites so narrowing this down would be helpful. Do you like serifed or sanserifed fonts? Would you prefer Earth or Saturn? Photo-realistic, cartoony or abstract?

I don't want to sound bitchy, and I would love to help, but I need more details before I know if I could be useful. Things I make are dry, minimalist, and usually involve font manipulation.
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I would like to help as well, but would need more guidance in order to do so.

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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 11:37:47 AM »
Same here. I'd be delighted to lend my skills to the cause, but a wee bit more specific instructions would be nice.

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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 10:32:43 PM »
Ditto to the last three folks - do you know what you're looking for?  A concept to go from would be nice. :)

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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 04:07:03 PM »
I hope this answers your questions guys.

Banner Ad concept:
I want the SGU to provide banner ads that can be embedded onto a website, blog, rss feed, whatever, in order to promote the SGU.
- There would be a series of ads that you can pull/link to from the SGU website that are in various sizes (banners, badges) and they can be made in ani-gifs, flash or "static" jpg.
- There are no real rules as to what the banners should look like although you are limited by the "banner ad" format, you know like this (https://www.google.com/adsense/static/en_US/AdFormats.html)
- They could visually tie into the new logo (found here, http://www.theskepticsguide.org/images/podcast_images/SGU_HRes_Logo_sm.gif) or even draw from the logo since it's nearly banner like already.
- The font is really just a tweaked Arial and we can provide Photoshop files to aid in creating consistent banners.

I want you to have fun while doing this, that’s why I don't want to nail down exact specifications.  Feel free to try your ideas out.  The only thing is that Steve and I will be picking which ones we want to make available on the site.  Let me know if this is enough info.
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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 04:22:15 PM »
That works for me. :) I'll try to whip up some stuff over the weekend.

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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 05:21:21 PM »
I hope this answers your questions guys.

Banner Ad concept:
I want the SGU to provide banner ads that can be embedded onto a website, blog, rss feed, whatever, in order to promote the SGU.
- There would be a series of ads that you can pull/link to from the SGU website that are in various sizes (banners, badges) and they can be made in ani-gifs, flash or "static" jpg.
- There are no real rules as to what the banners should look like although you are limited by the "banner ad" format, you know like this (https://www.google.com/adsense/static/en_US/AdFormats.html)
- They could visually tie into the new logo (found here, http://www.theskepticsguide.org/images/podcast_images/SGU_HRes_Logo_sm.gif) or even draw from the logo since it's nearly banner like already.
- The font is really just a tweaked Arial and we can provide Photoshop files to aid in creating consistent banners.

I want you to have fun while doing this, that’s why I don't want to nail down exact specifications.  Feel free to try your ideas out.  The only thing is that Steve and I will be picking which ones we want to make available on the site.  Let me know if this is enough info.

Yes, thank you. It helps a lot. Do you have the raw Photoshop or Illustrator file?
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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 04:15:27 PM »
Use this link to get the PSD
http://www.transferbigfiles.com/Get.aspx?id=a33ab78e-b4dd-4037-a9ed-f4c8b2dc772e

Let me know if the download doesn't work.
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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 07:48:00 PM »
Use this link to get the PSD
http://www.transferbigfiles.com/Get.aspx?id=a33ab78e-b4dd-4037-a9ed-f4c8b2dc772e

Let me know if the download doesn't work.


Download worked for me.

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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2008, 09:02:26 AM »
Cool.  Looking forward to seeing all your work  :D
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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2008, 10:26:31 AM »
Well actually I haven't dony any yet. Real life interfered again. Sorry. :-[

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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 03:40:54 AM »
Not to be a nuisance. But that link to the PSD died, and I'd like to give this a shot.

Only just saw your post though, and I'll have to give it a think. But hopefully I'll be struck by inspiration.

Could I bother you to kindly upload the PSD once more.

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Re: Graphics needed
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008, 12:37:18 AM »
I'm new to the forums but I'd love to help out with some graphics :D  I'll see what I can come up with.

 

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