Hey, anyone who’s not too hot and who would really really really love to take a stab at redesigning the corporate logo for Cricket Feet, I’d love to hear from ya.
Heck, I’ll even treat the person who comes up with the kick-assiest logo to a Dan Tana’s dinner (or, if you’re not local, something pretty that I can send in the mail… or somesuch).
We use this one on our letterhead and the spines of the books we publish. It’s fine. It’s from our first stab at something, summer 2002.
I think it’s time to get a little more serious about the corporate brand, visually. And I’d much rather have a logo that some amazing friend came up with (and seriously reward THAT person) than go hire a designer who may not even GET us. Anyone just bursting with creative energy to spare (and share)?
Thankee muchee in advancee. (And have FUN, o brilliant ones!)

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  1. Erik July 24, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    I wish I had design talent because this sounds like a fun challenge, and I want to partake, but I wouldn’t even know where to begin, unless you wanted a stick figuresque design.
    Janet Jackson posted a similar challenge to her fans: she asked them to design a cd cover and she’s going to pick her favorite and use it for her upcoming cd.
    Don’t ask me why I know that. But your cricket feet logo request reminded me of Janet’s request.

  2. Ed R July 24, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Bon’s got a better rack.
    Oops, did I say that out loud? Sorry.
    Bon, does it have to be line-art, or can it be photographic in nature?

  3. Erik July 24, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    Oh, and how gay am I for reading the title of this post and immediately assuming the post was about gay television?

  4. Babes July 25, 2006 at 12:01 am

    How about…
    Either charcoal-drawing-like type or else Cracker Barrel-like-type with the “Feet” skewed slightly more to the right and a friendly little cricket perched behind “Cricket” such that the entire “k” is part of the cricket’s body (stem=right side of its body, upper “v”=root of a hind leg, upside down “v”=the front leg which extends down to touch the far right of the very normally crossed “t” in “Feet” and a little beyond…?
    I don’t have any charcoals or even colored pencils or a ruler or fancy font software to do an actual mockup! Drawing and singing are two things I did well on a “if the universe extended to the school property lines and no further” scale.
    But I think the concept is what counts to redeem Dan Tana’s, right?!

  5. Babes July 25, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Oh and all black, or else a very dark gray that’s almost black.

  6. Bon July 25, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    KiKi–stick figures are fine! Go for it! 😉
    And if Janet Jackson can do this sort of thing, dangit, so can I! Woo!
    Ed–you really want Keith to kick your ass, don’t you? 😉
    And no, it can be ANYTHING. I just want to use it on our website, books, business cards, letterhead, etc…. so, versatility is best. Something simple, probably.
    KiKi–soooooo gay. You rock!
    Babes–you have great ideas. GET OUT YOUR PENCILS, Ms. McPhee! You can’t win the Dan Tana’s dinner party for an idea! (Of course, if you give your idea to someone who has good pencils, we could do a group dinner party, I suppose. Ooooh, group thing!)
    Oh, and I LOVE the concept of the universe ending at the school yard borders. What a great “visual” that provides. It’s in a script somewhere, right?
    (No, I’m not showing off any of the designs until there are more than a few to show.)
    Thanks, everyone!

  7. Babes July 25, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    (and no, i just thought of that phrase, right then. but it probably WILL go into a script…)
    I should probably start worrying about plagiarism, huh? (in multiple forms)

  8. Erik July 26, 2006 at 12:27 am

    Uma submitted a logo!?!? Now my competitive side wants to beat her for the prize. HA.
    Okay, I will start working on my stick figures. Is there a deadline?

  9. Bon July 26, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    KiKi–both Ms. Uma AND Babes McPhee submitted logo artwork!
    GET TO IT!!!!
    No deadline. Just whenever. (Or do you need a deadline in order to do it? Um… okay… Labor Day. How’s that?)
    (And Babes, you generally don’t need to worry about it, b/c once you can document that you put it “out there” first, even if someone steals it, you can sue for it.)


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