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UKNerfWar

Britnerf Logo

Calling all budding graphic designers.

As much as I like the current banner for Britnerf, there is a need for some more images to promote the site. The current banner simply isn't suitable for promotional reasons.

If any of you guys are a bit tasty with photoshop or whatnot, feel free to make up a banner and post it below. We will then discuss the entries and choose one to take pride of place on the forum and elsewhere.

Someone did have a go a while ago. They were a new user and came up with a pretty decent graphic but they disappeared and never made the suggested alterations. That's artists for you!
blame_stosh

Simple, the pic I made of the BSUK problems
bitofall

Here are two really bad attempt I made on my Laptop with no mouse cause I was bored. I work better with a bit of direction so please comment on anything you like or particularly hate.



Antonius

bitofall wrote:


I really like this one, but I think the words "BritNerf" could be made more legible?
I think they're a little lost in the Union Jack at the moment.
UKNerfWar

Here are two offerings from me. The first one is my favourite but the second one is a bit more fun.



Boff

Needs moar bowler hats!
bitofall



There ya go Boff
MarcusH

Pasties and bowler hats!!!! brilliant combo!
UKNerfWar

That is epic. I think a bright career in graphic design is in your future Bito.

I was tinkering around and I also came up with this. We can't use it. I'm sure Hasbro would have something to say about using their IP but I thought it looked cool so I'm sharing it.

UKNerfWar

What about this one?



Any input is appreciated.
OldNoob

I like it, looks really great.
CarrierII

That latest offering is very nice, UKNW.
UKNerfWar

Righto chaps.

I plan on making another promotional push for the forum soon and I'd like to get some more feedback and/or designs in order to do it. If anyone has any ideas in the back of their minds, now is the time to jot it down. Your design needs to be scalable so several different formats can be made (banners, thumbnails etc.).

Failing that, discussion would help so we can create something that reflects this community.

If you like any of the designs above, have any suggestions or you think you can do better, let us know. We'd really appreciate your feedback.
ScoutsIX-3

I like your most recent offering UKNW.
JustAnotherNerfer

I might have a promotion idea?

Once we get the new banner sorted maybe we can print it off loads of times on a smaller scale and then just stick them EVERYWHERE. Like on trains, buses, on benches and road crossings, in libraries and where ever. Places with high footfall. I'm thinking like some kind of viral advertising where people see the logo and the website and wonder what that's all about and go and give it a visit. I dunno, might work.

Anyways, it's an idea. Plus does the banner thing have to be photoshop? Cause I suck with that but know a few artist type people who could knock something up?
UKNerfWar

JustAnotherNerfer wrote:
I might have a promotion idea?


Whilst I applaud you for helping to promote the forum, I can't condone methods that include an act of vandalism. (Seems odd, but this is what it is.) CeX (the second hand electrical shop) got in some hot water over this a while ago. They were let off because they issued promotional stickers to customers, who in turn stuck them everywhere. CeX were not committing vandalism, they were just handing out free stickers.

There's a lesson to be learned in there somewhere.


JustAnotherNerfer wrote:
...does the banner thing have to be photoshop? Cause I suck with that but know a few artist type people who could knock something up?


Your design could be drawn in crayon on your mothers best linen if that's what you want to do. If the design is good it could easily be turned into something digital. You'll need to move quickly though. I want to get this sorted soon so I can start worrying about other things.
Boff

UKNerfWar wrote:
You'll need to move quickly though. I want to get this sorted soon so I can start worrying about other things.


Like child-proofing the shed and turning into a boring adult? Razz
ScoutsIX-3

Boff wrote:

Like child-proofing the shed and turning into a boring adult? Razz


To be fair he is well on the way to developing quite the bevy of little minions. Razz
UKNerfWar

I'm creating a very cheap alternative to a clone army. I plan on overthrowing the republic.
OldNoob

And cue the music,
Der der der der der der...

http://youtu.be/dl1KTSdg6Gs

Remix!
oukie

OldNoob wrote:
And cue the music,
Der der der der der der...

http://youtu.be/dl1KTSdg6Gs

Remix!


That's just crap.
OldNoob

That any better?
http://youtu.be/eSLLvPxl0AA
UKNerfWar

Much better!

Right, unless anyone has any serious reservations, I will be implementing the new graphics (my last design) over the next week or so. I will start with the forum banner both here and on the FB page, then I will gradually add more graphics (thumbnails and avatars etc.). I will add links to the graphics here and on FB for anyone to use on their websites and stuff.

Once that is done I will look into making some packs to send out containing business cards, stickers mouse mats and the like.

I would greatly appreciate it if everybody could use the new logo to promote the forum on their own websites/YouTube channels/Facebook pages and groups.

The more users we have, the more expertise we will have to make some cool stuff!
Franticblue

How do you put the logo on your yube channel ?
UKNerfWar

You can just edit it in at the end of your videos. That's all I do, take a look at one of my YT videos.

I am going to create a range of images that users can use as they wish. You are under no obligation to do anything with them, I thought it'd make it easier for users to promote the forum.
Boff

Nice facelift... Now if only a certain admin would get one, too, we'd all be happy! Razz
UKNerfWar

Boff wrote:
Nice facelift... Now if only a certain admin would get one, too, we'd all be happy! Razz


There's no need to be like that. Scouts has a lovely face!  Razz
BritNerfMogul

I don't like change...
OldNoob

Waiting for the bananas.......
BritNerfMogul

OldNoob wrote:
Waiting for the bananas.......


SSGT

Well... at least some things never change!  Very Happy
ModdingTheM.O.D

Is there a way so that people can choose the logo they want, so as in user A can choose the old logo and user B can choose the current one?
SSGT

It should be possible to implement as part of another board theme which you could then change in the UCP. I quite like the new banner, but I guess some won't feel the same way.

There was reason behind the change though:

UKNerfWar wrote:
As much as I like the current banner for Britnerf, there is a need for some more images to promote the site. The current banner simply isn't suitable for promotional reasons.
UKNerfWar

ModdingTheM.O.D wrote:
Is there a way so that people can choose the logo they want...


Yes it is possible but generally it isn't a good idea. If you intend to promote something, it is best to stick with one design or image. This way the 'product' can be instantly recognisable from the style of the logo alone.

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