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Forum Issues => Forum News & Suggestions => Topic started by: weecheng on Apr 05, 09, 08:51 AM

Title: Logo for SGTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Apr 05, 09, 08:51 AM
Vote for your favourite as the basis of SgTravelCafe's logo.  Once voted, we could solicit designs based on that item...
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Apr 06, 09, 02:43 AM
(http://www.roving-light.com/misc/IMG_2167w.jpg)

How about this?

Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: mintae on Apr 12, 09, 04:43 AM
voted none of these.

i suggest a man carrying our passport as a backpack.

or passport on a globe! or passport on a beach or passport underwater or passport climbing a mountain, you get the impression. maybe passport on a background of 3 different sort of scenery (like those environment companies), water, mountain, flower.

but putting a singaporean passport might isolate forum participants from other countries, though it will signal sgtravelcafe's identity more strongly.

weecheng: its really nice and with good arrangement, but i think the logo might be hard to craft from that picture. pretty complicated. its great as a banner/header or welcome image. im assuming a logo should be easy to impose.
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: belgarathc on Apr 12, 09, 04:56 AM
Yep, a logo should be simple. E.g http://www.travellerspoint.com/, http://www.justlanded.com/, http://www.footprintbooks.com/Home/Index.cfm
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: WuffRuff on May 26, 09, 11:52 PM
How about a composite of Globe, with Trekker on it, wearing boots and carrying backpack?


Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 01, 09, 12:33 AM
How about this?
(http://weecheng.com/images/sgtravelcafelogo-small.gif)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: Karel on Aug 01, 09, 07:49 AM
or this ?

i liked the picture of the sg passport, and red and white are the sg colours, right ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35328098@N08/3777497788/
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 01, 09, 02:29 PM
The passport concept is nice but looks complex with too many things on it.  Could somebody simplify it?
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 03, 09, 02:48 PM
Ok, for something just related to travel in general, how abt this :

(http://www.roving-light.com/misc/sgt1_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: spearhawk on Aug 03, 09, 03:09 PM
Ok, for something just related to travel in general, how abt this :

(http://www.roving-light.com/misc/sgt1_s.jpg)

kapo for now  ;D
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 03, 09, 03:13 PM
Eh, lousy placement leh! Suggest don't put 1st lah... wait for pple to vote 1st ...

kapo for now  ;D
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: spearhawk on Aug 03, 09, 03:16 PM
hahaha ok...
if u can make the picture size spans across the whole screen should be nice, if u know wat i meant  ;)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 03, 09, 03:35 PM
I know what you mean, but then, it basically becomes a banner...

hahaha ok...
if u can make the picture size spans across the whole screen should be nice, if u know wat i meant  ;)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 03, 09, 03:55 PM
Ok, last one from me. Have colour red to represent Singapore!  :P

(http://www.roving-light.com/misc/sgt2_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: aycanela on Aug 04, 09, 02:41 AM
How about the silhouette of a backpacker against the background of the donkey / mule (i.e. mountains)?  Coz the donkey / mule travel is not quite 'us', it seems to depict more of the locals we meet in such places.  But the mountains seem nice.  Good job, nuts!  si pey on!
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 04, 09, 02:28 PM
Eh, you draw your idea lah... I cannot picture it ;)
My "logos" all come from my pics .......

How about the silhouette of a backpacker against the background of the donkey / mule (i.e. mountains)?  Coz the donkey / mule travel is not quite 'us', it seems to depict more of the locals we meet in such places.  But the mountains seem nice.  Good job, nuts!  si pey on!
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 04, 09, 03:03 PM
We should hold a vote during the next Sgtravelcafe

Let's gather the "candidate logos" now!
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: kelly on Aug 04, 09, 03:31 PM
Round is a good idea.  Can make into a button to pin on our backpacks or as souvenirs to people we meet on the road.  ;)

For a look at how cute buttons can be, check out frolick: http://www.frolick.com.sg/index2.html
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 04, 09, 04:06 PM
This sounds like a great idea!
Except that we have not passed the 1st stage of getting the appropriate design....

You should look at your images and contribute some of those silhouette pics leh....

Round is a good idea.  Can make into a button to pin on our backpacks or as souvenirs to people we meet on the road.  ;)

For a look at how cute buttons can be, check out frolick: http://www.frolick.com.sg/index2.html
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 07, 09, 04:18 AM
I am going to let the group choose from these next Fri during Sgtravelcafe.  Anyone want to submit to me their designs for competition?
(http://weecheng.com/images/andy.jpg)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 07, 09, 04:20 AM
My favourite is number 3 because it is simplest and easy to duplicate and use.  I would encourage all of you to propose more designs which are simple and meaningful.  Get your entries coming!
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: aycanela on Aug 07, 09, 08:30 AM
My fave is [6], because I remember being in a place like this, watching the world wake up as the clouds rise and form clouds...  and the feeling was...  amazing.

This logo invokes more feelings for me when I look at it.  Also, it was my suggestion from earlier... hehe... so whoever who created it... gracias gracias!!

[3] is nice as well.  Would be my 2nd vote.  I understand the idea of having something simple and meaningful and reproducible.  Except that it is too close to the Footprints guidebook logo, also 'right foot with an arch'... and it feels very 'my lord'. 

How about the footprint of a BOOT in the sand?

I live next to the beach.  I volunteer to go and take a pic of a bootprint if no one else has such a photo in their stock and if this idea is voted for.
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: kelly on Aug 07, 09, 09:19 AM
Me go for no. 6 too.  I like that top of the world nomad look and yes, that tagline - Just Go!  So xiao sa! (dunno how to translate to English).
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: spearhawk on Aug 07, 09, 11:07 AM
Round is a good idea.  Can make into a button to pin on our backpacks or as souvenirs to people we meet on the road.  ;)

For a look at how cute buttons can be, check out frolick: http://www.frolick.com.sg/index2.html

Love this concept...can also make into stickers and paste them in guesthouses where we have been to...
and maybe see how many of these buttons and stickers are distributed around the world one day hahaha...will be cool.  ;)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: spearhawk on Aug 07, 09, 11:09 AM
I love number 6 too, but is the picture taking by someone in our grp? or is it off the web?
Better to have our own so that we can claim the copyright! haha  ;D
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 07, 09, 12:02 PM
I think #6 has best logo look, but there is a watermark on the image, so I think the
image is from the web somewhere.. suggest that pple contribute a similar image to
make that icon.

I love the Footprint guidebooks' footprint logo, and so, feel #3 is a little copycat-ish...
Trisha's idea of boot-print is worth exploring, and Trisha, you can *draw* right? ;)
After all, a graphic element makes a better logo than an image I feel.


I love number 6 too, but is the picture taking by someone in our grp? or is it off the web?
Better to have our own so that we can claim the copyright! haha  ;D

Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: kolya on Aug 07, 09, 12:05 PM
it was taken off google images.
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 07, 09, 04:44 PM
All good suggestions...

Care to send me more images or improved versions?
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 11, 09, 02:50 PM
Hello hello...any more entries to the logo vote?
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: Matt on Aug 12, 09, 02:02 AM
voted #6. gives better sense of adventure..
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: aycanela on Aug 12, 09, 02:47 AM
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Love this concept...can also make into stickers and paste them in guesthouses where we have been to...
and maybe see how many of these buttons and stickers are distributed around the world one day hahaha...will be cool

alamak, spearhawk... now must travel all over again.  ok lah... balik... rewind...
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 12, 09, 09:41 AM
So you must have a roster mah. To rewind every 20 years.
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: travelbug on Aug 12, 09, 04:19 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgtravelcafe/3815212670

design by one of my friends
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: kelly on Aug 13, 09, 01:37 AM
Not bad, nicely done.  If we want the circle to stand alone on its own with some meaning or identity, than it would not work.  Otherwise, as a website logo, it is good.
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: travelbug on Aug 14, 09, 04:20 AM
My friend is a designer, so minor changes can be done easily. Thinking of the website logo version (long-ish) and a shorter version (squarish version for say twitter, flickr). Will put up samples
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 14, 09, 06:21 AM
I like the logo designed by travelbug's friend.  It would be great if he can come out with a few versions of it.
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: weecheng on Aug 14, 09, 07:27 AM
Entries are coming in. Latest slate of candidates:
(http://weecheng.com/images/andy.jpg)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: nuts on Aug 14, 09, 07:31 AM
With reference to travelbug's friend's logo,
I didn't like the 'TravelCafe' sticking out... but the font is nice, and the overall colour is nice.
How abt making the 'SGTravelCafe' word curve round the circle, say on the right or some angle?
Feels like the word is resting on a globe or something...
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: travelbug on Aug 14, 09, 07:46 AM
Sure. Daniel's (he designed the logo) working on a few versions, n taking into accounts comments here. He came up with the word "SG in, and travelcafe out", within 1st 5mins of seeing the site, since like most people, the name was not the most obvious. Be patient, versions will come over next day or 2.
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: spearhawk on Aug 18, 09, 04:12 PM
alamak, spearhawk... now must travel all over again.  ok lah... balik... rewind...

We have so many people from our forum traveling around, no need to balik lah haha  ;D

Btw, any outcome from the voting during the gathering?
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: aycanela on Aug 19, 09, 01:04 PM
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Btw, any outcome from the voting during the gathering?

No, we feel that there should be more design options.  There were suggestions to combine elements of this and that logo.  We did a vote to get a feel of the style that is preferred, but nothing conclusive.  Too many opinions...   ::)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: dandegoat on Aug 22, 09, 07:19 AM
I have a very poor sense of art appreciation, so I shall not say too much here.
But if the eventual logo can also be converted into a favicon, then that would be a bonus. The default "page with folded corner" is a little too mundane for my liking :)
Title: Re: Logo for SgTravelCafe?
Post by: travelbug on Oct 15, 09, 10:00 AM
The logo is up on all sites; and yes, the favicon too  :)