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EVENTS => DRIFTER RALLIES => 2014 => Topic started by: chief on March 20, 2014, 19:06:11 PM

Title: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 20, 2014, 19:06:11 PM
Okay I think we have the most talented Drifter Riders in the world on here... time to submit your Drift-In 2014 logo ideas. We will be voting on them over on the Drift-in.org site starting on the 29th!

Submit your designs to me. The only thing required is Drift-In 2014 someplace on the design. You can see all the past logos over on the drift-in site. I'll be submitting at least two myself... and I ain't no graphic designer!

Go for it!

Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: greenbarn on March 20, 2014, 20:44:25 PM
Hey Chief, these have to be printed on T-shirts???  So, does it need to be done in a single color?   Something like this would not work well, then, I'm thinking?   
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 21, 2014, 11:49:58 AM
Yep printed on T-shirts but does not have to be a single color.
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 21, 2014, 11:51:26 AM
Did I mention an AWARD if you logo is selected!?
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: greenbarn on March 21, 2014, 21:41:27 PM
So, I need help here.  Is something like the pic I posted, for example, too elaborate/detailed/multicolored to work well for this project?   It seems to me it would have to  be simpler/plainer/less detailed to work?  Just not sure what is the "ideal" type of detail level??   
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 21, 2014, 21:48:50 PM
So, I need help here.  Is something like the pic I posted, for example, too elaborate/detailed/multicolored to work well for this project?   It seems to me it would have to  be simpler/plainer/less detailed to work?  Just not sure what is the "ideal" type of detail level??   

Have a look at previous logos at drift-in.org. The  example would not necessarily be too much. You know what they put on t-shirts nowadays.
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: greenbarn on March 21, 2014, 21:56:08 PM
Have a look at previous logos at drift-in.org. The  example would not necessarily be too much. You know what they put on t-shirts nowadays.
That's why I thought maybe be OK - some of the t-shirts are really elaborate now.   Just wondering....  getting the wheels turning... 
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 21, 2014, 22:01:25 PM
That's why I thought maybe be OK - some of the t-shirts are really elaborate now.   Just wondering....  getting the wheels turning...

Go for it!
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: pcarrell on March 21, 2014, 22:04:24 PM
More colors means more layers to the silk screener and drives costs up.  To do an elaborate design you'd have to sell many thousands of shirts for the cost to come down per shirt.  We're not going to sell that many shirts, so the cost is spread across fewer items which drives the cost per unit price up.  That's why less colors is desirable.  One thing you can do is use a colored shirt that can be a color in the design (Just don't silk screen that part of the design and the shirt color shows through.).  So basically, if you plan it right you can have a 2 color design and only pay for 1 color.
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 21, 2014, 22:22:22 PM
If the shirts are screen printed the number of colors matter. If decals are used its no problem. Complexity isn't a problem either way. I suggest folks just do their designs and we'll deal with the color/complexity issue if it becomes an issue. Below is the logo for the 2011 DI as an example.

(http://vulcandrifterriders.com/photogallery/watermark.php?file=4259)
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: greenbarn on March 21, 2014, 22:25:51 PM
With my skills in graphic design, I'm just planning to submit a stick drawing, and you'll have to use your imagination.....
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 21, 2014, 22:28:00 PM
"One thing you can do is use a colored shirt that can be a color in the design"...

That is exactly right... unfortunately we don't know what color shirts the host has in mind!! We sometimes have to adapt the accepted design to deal with the color issues.
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: greenbarn on March 21, 2014, 22:30:27 PM
Maybe my design will have a 2-tone Drifter on it - and I can leave the 2-tone "blank" on the design - and then everybody can have their choice of 2-tone based on their t-shirt color!!  Like a paint-your-own-bike-t-shirt.....   ;D   (patent pending) ::)
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: jmbo on March 23, 2014, 04:22:43 AM
Here's another design for your consideration.  The design can go down to three colors.
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: Troll on March 23, 2014, 08:32:56 AM
Hey...looks like mine! I like it!
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: DriftinGirl on March 23, 2014, 10:43:08 AM
Like  it jmbo!
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: greenbarn on March 23, 2014, 16:17:48 PM
Okay I think we have the most talented Drifter Riders in the world on here... time to submit your Drift-In 2014 logo ideas. We will be voting on them over on the Drift-in.org site starting on the 29th!

Submit your designs to me. The only thing required is Drift-In 2014 someplace on the design. You can see all the past logos over on the drift-in site. I'll be submitting at least two myself... and I ain't no graphic designer!

Go for it!

Chief, what's the best way to submit these??   Your e-mail button on the forum goes to forum-email, and I don't see a way for attachments.  Likewise on PMs.    Can you post your email on here, or do you want them attached to this thread??? 

I think RATMAN has a couple of ideas to submit as well.  Something about a Santa on a Drifter with a swim-suit, and a cowboy hat?? 
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: CDNRatMan on March 23, 2014, 19:20:15 PM
  WOW I don't even get to post anything and am going to get hammered some more, OK I have some pictures for you GB.......I'll send them to your work email......lol......
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: greenbarn on March 23, 2014, 20:49:08 PM
  WOW I don't even get to post anything and am going to get hammered some more, OK I have some pictures for you GB.......I'll send them to your work email......lol......

That wasn't hammering, my friend....   Just a projection......
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: CDNRatMan on March 23, 2014, 21:01:14 PM
 not from you but from a few others.....49, D1 and PC just to name a couple.....
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 23, 2014, 21:28:07 PM
Chief@vulcandrifterriders.com for submissions.
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: pcarrell on March 24, 2014, 18:04:31 PM
not from you but from a few others.....49, D1 and PC just to name a couple.....

Hey!  I didn't even mention you......in this thread!  :D
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 28, 2014, 13:19:12 PM
Okay, last day to submit your logo!  You guys have blown the doors off on this one! Thanks. We will start voting tomorrow. If you have a submission please provide asap!
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on March 29, 2014, 15:50:11 PM
OKAY... VOTING HAS STARTED...

http://www.drift-in.org/logocontest.html


Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on April 29, 2014, 11:40:46 AM
Today is the LAST DAY to vote on your logo selection. I will submit the winner to the host tomorrow! Get your vote in now!

http://drift-in.org/logocontest.html
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: jmbo on May 05, 2014, 17:17:09 PM
Curious as to how the voting went.
Title: Re: Drift-In 2014 Logo
Post by: chief on June 09, 2014, 12:08:25 PM
JMBO's submission won !!  Check out Drift-In.org