Dec. 02 '09
WIP - For a Womens Holiday retreat. I have updated the text.
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Graphic is great; type that I guess says "Foundation" is horribly small, and hurts my eyes to read, in all honesty. You may want to adjust that. 'Cause at a standard small size, it will be impossible to read. Heads up.
Hey thanks David
The symbol colors are unbelievable! Beautiful! I also agree JF regarding the small text.
cool imagery, but the type suffers greatly I think
Yeh I think you're right Danny Dammitt
Thanks for the floats and comments
Thanks Aaron appreciate it
Well done! love the colors:)
Thanks heaps Patrik
...yeah fantastic work on the mark cerise...
Ceris, don't kill me for my ignorance but to be honest what does it represent? I'm seeing first the top of a wine glass and C's? can you explain more? It's lively and colorful just wondering about concept.
We'll that's ok Mike. The mark represents a flower (feminine) and the bright colours give the mark a summery beachy feel which Australia is reknown for. The name OTIS has nothing to do with the name. It's actually the founders dogs name "woof woof". Otis is a series of holiday type retreats for woman suffering from cancer, so the bright colours are supposed to make the mark more positive.
;) oh thanks, sorry if it sounded neg. by all means not meant to be, just curious.
Hey mate, I know that!! I'm glad you asked. I should write more about my logos in the description, when they aren't self explanatory. Anyway have a great day, keep on cranking out jaw dropping logos.
Nice colours. Good job!
Thanks Mattaebersbold, Natashar and Stud
This is definitly a Eye catcher!
I scrolled true the pages of logopond and this really does get the attention!
Wow I had no idea someone would steal so freely
damn... they even haven't change anything...
Holy good God. This logo has been up on the Pond for only about 6 weeks....I hope you know how to write a good 'cease and desist' letter -- better yet, find a lawyer to do that for you.
Approach it with the words 'I have employed legal counsel' in a certified, official letter and they should compensate you for unauthorized use within a short time.
Thanks for the advice
Oh my GOOD GOD. I just found out where they got it from -- it's another 99designs.com horror story. Those sites are ALWAYS filled with thieves! No accountability, mixed with a distinct lack of ethics and a good dose of desperation....specwatch.info will need to have this story posted on their site!
Here's where the sad, sad story of cerise's stolen logo started: http://99designs.com/contests/36220
Bunch of BS! I feel your pain Cerise. had a few also stolen from these piece of crap sites, and crappy designers.
^ it's called desperation. I see a LOT of that these days.
Go to name.com, do a WHOIS record lookup, find their contact physical address, mail a certified letter with firm legal language [don't e-mail; it's not scary enough and they won't take you seriously]...have a lawyer write it up for you, and sit back and watch them freak out.
When people hear 'I have proof you're a thief, and I'm suing you unless you pay for damages' they usually turn around pretty fast. A lawyer is absolutely necessary in this case.
I'd also be tempted to name 99designs.com in the lawsuit, as they facilitated it. Perhaps if more of us sued the harbor of these thieves, there would be less thievery happening. Still would happen, but....perhaps less so. Good luck.
Oh, absolutely. And it also comes from, I really must say...a LACK of TALENT.
Thanks for the support people :)
Same type face and everything, sorry to hear that Cerice.
I'd LOVE to see some Big lawsuit against these sites and thieves. I pray for the day. Sad for the honest ones but they are allowing this stuff without any prior credentials or who is submitting the work. You get what you pay for and that includes stolen goods.
Thanks guys, anyway I better finish this damn poster that I'm doing as the bloke in the next office is waiting for it. Appreciate all the kind words and at least the word is out on this maggot.
Awe, man, that sucks. That happened to me a few months ago, complete, 100% rip off just like that, somebody alerted me of some ass who took one of my logos and entered it into a contest at Crowdspring. I agree with the comments about the spec work sites, the places are filthy and it's a horrible model that simply hurts our industry. I'll be the first to admit I tried out some contests there about a year ago when I first heard of places like that, but I soon realized how sleezy, disgusting and just plain wrong and hurtful they are. Me and my family will starve before I ever do that again.
Feeling your pain bro. I had one this week too - My Ca Roule logo is now an app on iTunes.
That is unfortunate. Please don't let this deter or change your way conducting things. Like the guy's who have posted above describe, it does suck, just don't be discouraged. Himm what was that Martin Luther King quote... "Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." The internet is like that too.
Thanks guys - We'll just let Karma take it's course.
Dudes, hold on... I literally had it up on my page for like 2 days to inspire a logo designer... it's now off. I just really really thought it's the best logo I've ever come across. I did not mean to tick anyone off - sorry :(
well - there are other ways to inspire a designer and it would be a waist of good design to make something exactly like it. If your designer is not capable of making an original mark or design - i would advise you to find another. You could have shown him the link to this page and he could get his inspiration from here instead. Consider that next time you think of something that stupid! :)
metrospective: one millisecond of it being on your page is enough to qualify it as theft. And, cerise still has grounds to sue you. A formal apology is the least you could do.
[Translation: you should be kissing cerise's arse, not acting like an arrogant jerk.]
Here's one example of law that covers what I'm talking about: http://www.ussc.gov/2004guid/2b5_3.htm
@metrospective...mate that's just too arrogant for words.
I have apologized already... can we just drop it? I don't want any enemies here and please bear in mind that 99% of people wouldn't even own up to nicking a logo for 2 days...
I mean really guys, I just wanted to paint a picture of what I'd like to see in my new logo - take it as a compliment. I have taken the logo down - which was the intention to start off with.
The compo is still open, but I guess many of you won't get over this episode... however, if any of you are interested, I am looking for the best logo I can get, followed by site and corporate stationery.
Again, I am soooo sorry if I offended anyone... I've got nothing but love for you guys :)
^^^^^^^^^^This crap makes me sad... :(
BTW: Killer mark Craig! Great work! :)
Stylish and Gorgeous, excellent logo 11/10
I see the "U" letter, but very good!
Thanks a lot for the kind words. I appreciate it, although the client didn't. Anyway it's available for whatever now. Might use it for myself.
wonderful! i love looking into the shapes trying to figure it out. love it!
Thanks mate, appreciate that
Hey where you been man? Nice work btw.
Thanks Mr Prince. Been busy with work life stuff. Always checking out logopond though. But I'm not .....http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/73750
Keep cool til after school
Hey Cerise, this logo is great...a client sent it to me for some inspiration because they loved the font. Would you mind telling me what the font is that you are using for "OTIS"?
Hi Greg thanks for the compliment. The Otis font was GeosansLight. Cheers Craig
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