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The logo competition finally ends

4th July 2005

No jokes this time. The Simplified Standards logo comp is finally over. I’ve waded through the 200 or so comments from the previous logo posts, totted up results based on favourites, second favourites and cries of “please, no!”, and can finally announce the winner, four runners-up, and give credits for the other 59 entries.

The winner!

27. Andrew Stewart

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I personally loved this when it was submitted, and although it wasn’t my favourite I’m delighted it proved most popular with you lot. I’m going to ask Andrew if we can tweak his logo a little, but I see lots of potential for icons and varying formats with his entry. Andrew wins the goody bag.

Four runners-up!

01. Robert Sawkins
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10. Martin Smith
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51. Martin Smith
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24. Aaron Fruit
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All really strong in my opinion. Again, these are voted for by you, or possibly Martin Smith under fifty comment pseudonyms. Rob Sawkin’s logo just about had it on positive votes, but lost due to quite a few of you stating your dislike for it, whereas nobody really dissed the winner. Runners-up will each get a copy of a book I’m involved with (once it finally comes out at the end of the year).

Credits to all the others

Time to name and shame everyone else. Quite a few familiar names in there. Names are linked for anyone who provided their web address.

02. Martin Smith

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03. Peter Gurry

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04. Tom Woolley

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05. Faruk Ates

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06. Anthony Casey

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07. Simon Rudkin

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08. Alexander Hahn

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09. Tor Bollingmo

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11. GMR

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12. Jamie Craven

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13. Craig Minch

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14. Andy at A-Star Design

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15. Cameron Campbell

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16. Eric Searing

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17. Hayo Bethlehem

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18. Christoffer Eide

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19. Tristan Botly

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20. Matt Robin

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21. Matt Robin

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22. Matt Robin

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23. Yura Sklyar

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25. Jonathan Snook

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26. Steve Sharpe

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28. Tae

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29. Ryan Inselmann

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30. Brian Claytor

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31. Mike Burnard

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32. Aaron Fruit

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33. Faruk Ates

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34. Matthew Pennell

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35. Mahesh Babu

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36. Mahesh Babu

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37. Mahesh Babu

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38. Mahesh Babu

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39. Mahesh Babu

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40. Mahesh Babu

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41. Mahesh Babu

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42. Mahesh Babu

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43. Peter Costello

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44. Simon Clayson

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45. Schultzy

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46. Jamie Craven

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47. Alex Johnson

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48. Matt Crutchmer

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49. Tom Woolley

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50. Sanne Knoester

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52. Christoffer Eide

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53. Lee Hickman

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54. Tim Benzinger

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55. Patrick Ryan

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56. Tamas Schultz

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57. Michael Green

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58. Aaron Fruit

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59. Aaron Fruit

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60. Tim Isenheim

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61. Stuart Colville

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62. Stuart Colville

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63. Stuart Colville

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64. Claire Roberts

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So, it’s all over. Whilst all this has been going on, the Simplified Standards site has been slowly taking shape, and will launch in late July, or as soon as it’s ready. Thanks to everyone who participated. Feel free to let me know what you think of the result.

Responses

# Christoffer Eide responded on 4th July 2005 with...

Congratulations to everyone, but especially to Andrew Stewart and his sweet child, #27 :D

# Jeff Wheeler responded on 4th July 2005 with...

Congratulations! Can’t wait to know what’s in the goody bag.

# David Appleyard responded on 4th July 2005 with...

Congrats - That was a great logo!

# Faruk Ateş responded on 4th July 2005 with...

Congrats to all, and especially for the winner! A great logo indeed. Beautiful, elegant and clean.

Now get your ass in gear Colly, chop chop! ;)

# Martin Smith responded on 4th July 2005 with...

Doh!!!  :)  A very good choice at the end of a very long competition Colly.  Big Congrats to Andrew - good logo and a well deserved winner.

# Olly responded on 4th July 2005 with...

Nicely done. My second favourite won and my fave was a runner up. I’m just a sucker for green at the moment…

# Andrew Stewart responded on 4th July 2005 with...

Ha - my sweet child. Thanks guys.

# Mohodin Rageh responded on 4th July 2005 with...

#27 is rock a solid logo. Congratulations to Andrew. Thanks Colly for your good judgement. I cannot wait to see the new web site.

# Turnip responded on 4th July 2005 with...

#53 is pure genious. I laughed out loud. “Lol!” ; )

# Luke Barrow responded on 5th July 2005 with...

Wow, Agenzia had some amazing logos in there, including that beautiful badger. :)

# Simon Collison responded on 5th July 2005 with...

Luke: Mostly piss-takes! Especially the clip-art (nice one, Lee)...

# Yura Sklyar responded on 5th July 2005 with...

I’m not really following what’s in the circle or should I say sphere?

# Dave responded on 5th July 2005 with...

Nice collection of logo’s, congrats to the winner

# David responded on 5th July 2005 with...

Cool. My choice won. Now some tweaks with the font choice and it will be a very nice logo.

# Brad Chmielewski responded on 9th July 2005 with...

Nice, Look forward to the site being up.

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