WIP

by Mikeymike • Uploaded: Jan. 21 '11

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Description: WIP. seems like I've seen this before, but can't find it. Maybe I'm wrong. anyone seen something like it?
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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

Has anyone seen this before, or something similar. Thanks. (tobacco free theme)

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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

thanks, Tressley. Maybe I'm just thinking I've seen it before. One of those that seems real obvious, so one assumes its been done. Thanks for the comment. cheers.

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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

Just changed the background to give it a feel of caution or warning to the design.

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pjmaster Jan. 21 '11

I haven't seen such a concept with a cigar. Floated :)

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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

Thanks, Jovan. Appreciate you taking the time to give it some thought.

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Type08 Jan. 21 '11

I saw a cigar tied in a full knot, but not like this. The only problem is the similarity to AIDS mark by the shape, is it intentional maybe?

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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

yeah it is intentional, Alen. Not sure if that's a problem or not. I have seen the ribbon style before of course for AIDS, Breast cancer and in support of our troops, so i guess I thought carry it over to the %22tobacco free%22 support effort. Seems like a good cause and fit. (?) thoughts if you have some.

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Type08 Jan. 21 '11

Yeah I know, it is multifunctional symbol (in a way) but I don't know how it goes with it, who has the copyright on it (or not) - the message this way IS clean and logical, but maybe to ask someone who used it before for the procedure. Someone must have designed the first one, right? :)

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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

Yeah, I will try and get to the bottom of that, if I can. Thanks.

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Type08 Jan. 21 '11

Found something: %22In most jurisdictions, the pink ribbon is considered public domain. However, in Canada, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation claims ownership of the ribbon as an official mark, a special form of trademark reserved for governmental and charitable organizations.%22

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JF Jan. 21 '11

The cigarette should be broken at the bend to show an end to smoking. People often break cigarettes in half to say they're quitting. Also, a ribbon design for this just feels...wrong. Tobacco causes diseases, it isn't a disease in and of itself%3B ribbons usually are about diseases themselves. Even though I think most people who smoke are suffering from some sort of sickness...a ribbon feels like an incompatible fit.

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Type08 Jan. 21 '11

Why? What about lung cancer?

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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

I see what your saying, Roy, but it also stands for %22support%22 in a cause. This is to stand for supporting the efforts in making a place %22tobacco free%22. And it is in an effort to try and cut back on the diseases that have been linked to smoking and other tobacco products. So in a sense it seems to fit for me. I love the feed back. Thank you. Most likely this will not go through, but I thought it was an approach that played well. :)

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sdijock Jan. 21 '11

Mike - personally, I think it looks way too close to the pink ribbon which was created for the Susan B. Komen cancer foundation. I think that a lot of people might find your logo insulting given the sensitivity surrounding cancer these days. I think people will view it as a direct jab at cancer victims and not understand the %22support%22 message which you've intended. I would personally steer clear.

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Mikeymike Jan. 21 '11

interesting perspective, Steve. And I will certainly give it some serious thought. As a cancer survivor myself (as of 4 years now) I am aware of the sensitivity surrounding all and any cancer. I assure you I am trying to do my best to think this through. I would certainly not want to insult anyone, I would never want to go there. But I have seen the ribbon concept used on many issues beyond the cancer issue so I hope people would see it as a %22support%22 symbol to create awareness not a slam on any other organization. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I do appreciate it.

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barryconvex Jan. 21 '11

Even as a smoker I think this is a classy idea (but the cigarette feels a little wide). Simply because it appeals to the humor and wit of someone who smokes, while you get immune to all the %22smoking kills%22-warnings sooner or later.%0D*I can't really comment on copyright issues, but I think the ribbon is widely used by all kinds of groups and not only limited to AIDS and breast cancer initiatives.

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brandsimplicity Jan. 21 '11

Great concept, I like how it takes some it's cues from the AIDS and breast cancer campaigns. I don't get the whole %22I created the wheel, don't use my wheel%22 mentality of a lot of designers.

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javaap Jan. 21 '11

Hehe coolest thing I've seen all day!

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Mikeymike Jan. 24 '11

thanks for your feed back from the smokers point of few, barry.*Daria, thank you.*Fabian, thanks for seeing where I am coming from. appreciate the comment.*javaap, glad it it home in your day. cheers.

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mcdseven Jan. 24 '11

seen it on dribbble and it thought it was just brilliant. Lovely work Mikey.

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Mikeymike Jan. 24 '11

Thanks for the compliment, Paul.

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muse7 Jan. 28 '11

@Alen and Mikeymike - posted history of Red ribbon in forum under branding %26 Identity. http://pondpad.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid%3D26991%23p26991**

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Type08 Jan. 28 '11

Thanks a lot Ashley! I already spoke about this with Mike (offline) and we did the analysis of it. Wait! Why am I messing with his project after all? :) :)

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Mikeymike Jan. 28 '11

Thanks for the post Ashley, but I had done some research on it and I believe I am fine although I doubt if the client is going to go in this direction.*And thanks Alen, for stepping into the conversation, I appreciate it, but I think all is fine.*Thanks for all the floats everyone.*

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