SBFF T-Shirt Logo Submission Contest!

Discussion in 'South Bend, IN' started by Xmaveric, May 28, 2008.

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  1. Xmaveric Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2000
    star 5
    We like to get maximum participation from our members to make this t-shirt "ours". The person who wins the design contest will get a prize! (I dunno what it is yet, but something).

    If you don't know how to make an image, here are some programs you can use:

    GIMP (Free)
    Paint.NET (Free)
    Adobe Photoshop (Very, very, not free.)

    Please submit your t-shirt design ideas here. Feel free to update your designs or add multiple concepts. We'll let this run for a month or so, and if we have some good designs, I'll post a vote thread for us to pick the favorite.

    Note: Remember to note whether the design is for the front or back of the shirt. The less colors, the cheaper the cost will be to produce them.
  2. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    And with X leading the charge, I suggest that the prize be

    splitable, or have a first and second and third place,
    and maybe have a honarable mention component.

    also,

    in the end

    Must have a Celebrations.......of some kind:)
  3. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    I would like to suggest

    Tatooine _____Gold_____as the base (item) color with
    Imperial______Black____lettering/design
    (1 ink is cheaper & dark ink means only 1-pass, which is also cheaper)


    which, I had posted elsewhere,


    and will start to add start to add STAR WARS theme-s,
    to encourage others,

    Like,

    SOUTH BEND the outer rim of Star Wars fans.

    or

    SSBF, were Star Wars fans hide out.

    or

    consider a circle design with no start or end,
    SSBF, a cantina of (the following in a circle)
    imperial-jedi-rebel-creatures.......etc


    no need to actually draw....
    need ideas first,
    so just go nuts (unless you already are)
    describing your ideas

    so,

    are you guys Good/Evil Rebel/Imperial Sith/Jedi.....etc.....or both???????????

    Personally, I think X is all of those things,
    but then, he is trying to win a CC game[face_laugh]
  4. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 4
    I am anxious to see what kind of ideas spring forth. I've had my thinking cap on for a couple weeks, but can't get many good ideas. Although, here's a suggestion for the back.
  5. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 4
    OK, now I have a couple ideas (but I'm not saying they are any good :)). I don't have a means of posting them here, but I can email them to someone who does (PM me your email address if you can help).
  6. CarboniteHan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2007
    star 3
    Either that dude is awesome or stupid (or both).
  7. Xmaveric Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2000
    star 5
    "Cut the chatter, Red 2."


    "Stay on target..."

    Let's see some designs, people! Someone must know a graphic artist, right?
  8. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 4
    I do now.

    For both designs, I tried to incorporate some existing symbol or logo from South Bend - something that locals would recognize, but not necessarily people from outside the community. I then tried to "Star Wars-ize" the design. The point was to have something the represents South Bend but with a SW flavor.

    Obviously these are simply cut-and-paste jobs and would need to be designed by someone with some artistic talent, but I just wanted to get a couple ideas out there. Also, I don't know if either would violate any kind of trademark or copyright protections. I doubt it, but I'm not an attorney (I only play one on TV).


    Here's Entry #1.

    Here's No 2.
  9. mercsailor Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 2002
    star 2
    I actually really like both of those, and they'd both be easy to make one color. I think with the Studebaker one, if you made the cirle the Death Star and superimposed the "S" on that, it'd be near perfect.. And the other could be done simply too, to make the vehicles look similar to the signs/in the same style as street sign pictures..
  10. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    Hopefully, I have a contact for this.

    Once we work out logo-s, slogans, wording and such.


    and have some simple ideas, like those posted by WE,

    and..........the really hard part, there are some polls and
    some kind of agreement.

    Then we can move on to getting the designs into the form of
    vector graphics and hopefully do a final vote.

    Star Wars--------izing

    South Bend________stuff, and SSBF preferences, is the place to have as
    much input as possible.

    I mean, all I can think of right now is
    South Bend..........kinda makes me think of Sith Bend,
    but
    a Universal Star Wars flavor for you guys out there in the outer rim,
    seems like it could be a more successful choice.

    well, that's it for today, see SW Blog for what I am up to now.

    MT
  11. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    OK, yes, I got a graphic artist lined up.

  12. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    more ideas, well, just a little,


    trying to Star Wars__ize

    South Bend


    or, what does South Benb already have that can be

    Star Wars___ized:)

    For Example,

    The City Seal

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/South%20Bend/South_bend_indiana_seal__bmp.jpg]

    or the city Flag

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/South%20Bend/South_bend_indiana_flag_bmp.jpg]

    In other thoughts, I was wondering why South Bend,
    or

    Where is North Bend, or East, or West Bend, Indiana.

    It does seam strange that
    South Bend is at the most North part of the State???
  13. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 4
    Yeah, that was my thought, too. It didn't translate as well as I would have liked using my quick-and-dirty graphic design method, but that was what I was going for.

    Again, a quick cut-and-paste job by me, but that was what I had in mind - SW vehicles taking the place of the bus, plane, and train of the real logo, but in the same sort of silhouette method as the real airport design.

    I think my favorite of the two is the Studebaker Death Star, especially given the company's history in South Bend. I just really like the idea of combining SW with a community identity, kind of like what Chicago Force did with the Chicago skyline.

  14. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 4
    I always thought the name came from the fact that the city is on the "south bend" of the St. Joseph River. Interestingly, this is the same explanation given on Wikipedia (for what that's worth).

    Also, thanks for the logo suggestions, MT. I am continuing to brainstorm this.
  15. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    I am contemplating watching the films again (ok, I am always watching the films[face_laugh]

    and thinking____ South Bend


    while watching and see what happens
  16. BaseDeltaZero FanForce CityRep South Bend IN USA

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2001
    star 4
    X, I know you have something brewing in that head of yours.
  17. Xmaveric Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2000
    star 5
    My head contains no original thoughts whatsoever.
  18. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    ok, just to cause trouble________any un-original thoughts:D



    For me, I am now thinking of an imperial COG, with a Rebel center
    kinda at the heart of it.

    am not sure how that would work,
    but the thought was as a logo that might work
    either small on the front, with some other design on the back
    or
    large on the back, with maybe the words
    South Bend (star wars style) on the front.

    oh well.....still thinking
  19. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    OK, how about something simple,


    South Bend Force
    or
    South Bend FanForce
    or
    South Bend Cantina
    or
    South Bend,
    Outer Rim Allaince.

    or......ok, that would be one idea,

    any smart-alecs out there, got some wacko quips,

    who know, something may turn up.

    MT


    wonder if WOBDZ can help us?
  20. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    Hopefully, I will be able to make an HA meeting in Bloomington, and talk again
    with my connection on this.....this Saturday.

    and so, once again, I very much encourage anyone and everyone
    to suggest anything, via image or wordage:)

    MT
  21. garbagge59 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 23, 2004
    star 4
    here is my first submission. comment and i will make changes.

    [image=http://www.geocities.com/garbagge59/sbff/sbff_logo.jpg]
  22. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 4
    YES! That's what I was envisioning with that whole Studebaker thing. Good work, garbagge59!

    =D=
  23. garbagge59 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 23, 2004
    star 4
    anything i post on here that i've photoshopped, i use the gimp on all of it. it's a great tool that is extremely powerful. plus it's free! while not as user-friendly and automated as photoshop, it does everything i want it to.







    the preceding was an unpaid celebrity endorsement of gimp.org. yes, that's right, garbagge59 IS a celebrity. just ask him
  24. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    FANTASTIC!

    much better than my rebel alliance logo inside an imperial cog logo.


    G59, is this for the front or the back or BOTH:)

    Also, like the _____________swfans.com

    Any additions/wordage,

    for example,

    Chicago Force as___Your Kind Of Scum
    http://www.chicagoforce.org/merchandise.asp


    Bloomington, IN. Hoosier Alliance has,
    Comming to your Galaxy every month.
    http://timeturners.org/images/SW/HA/tshirtback.jpg


    Also, think about t-shirt(or product) color, and printing color,

    Black on White vs White on Black____is one view,

    I have suggested a light sand/gold like color with black ink.



    Once again,

    really, really cool G59 and with true class!

    I have a print out to take with me,
    and of course, am saving your idea to my photobucket as well:)


    MT
  25. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
    star 4
    G59, and all here,
    should know that the guys in the Hoosier Alliance,
    all really liked your logo and T-Shirt efforts:)

    All else on this project is going well from my end as well.

    more soon,

    or

    read my SW BLOG for today.
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