Vote for an ECF logo

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Vote for an ECF logo

Poll ended at Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:01 pm

Option 1 -
10
24%
Option 2 -
4
10%
Option 3 -
27
66%
 
Total votes: 41

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Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:01 pm

The ECF have received from Create Services two suggestions for changes to the ECF logo. Such a change would not result in a high cost. We are interested in your views as members. You can indicate your preference below by email – feel free to include a brief note regarding your choice and any suggestions you may have


choose Proposal 1 – to vote for this design
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choose Proposal 2 – to vote for this design
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choose Proposal 3 – to keep this design
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Or alternatively, email webmaster@englishchess.org.uk if you believe we should keep looking!
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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by James Coleman » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:06 pm

I didn't vote because I was confused that there are two "proposal 2's" . Does the second proposal 2 tie in with option 3?

In any case I don't really care for the second logo!

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:06 pm

James Coleman wrote:I didn't vote because I was confused that there are two "proposal 2's" . Does the second proposal 2 tie in with option 3?

In any case I don't really care for the second logo!
You were too quick; vote now!

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:25 pm

The second one is rather naff but option one might be useable if the name or at least the ECF letters were included
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Sean Hewitt

Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:27 pm

They are both bloody awful. Keep looking!

John Philpott

Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by John Philpott » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:28 pm

Is it just me, or does option 1 look more like Lapras from Pokemon than a knight?

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Steve Rooney » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:31 pm

This is a brave way to choose a logo, but as you asked, I have voted. The two new suggestions don't really look like logos to me so I voted for existing one but I think it could be freshened up with new typography.

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:40 pm

Another thing you British are no good at - designing logos! :wink:

See the London 2012 logo for more evidence!

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Eoin Devane » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:44 pm

I quite like the first one. I think, with some lettering beneath it and perhaps a slight change to the eye design to make it look a bit less sinister, it could work.

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:45 pm

Eoin Devane wrote:I quite like the first one. I think, with some lettering beneath it and perhaps a slight change to the eye design to make it look a bit less sinister, it could work.
That horse does have a rather piercing glint in his eye, doesn't he?!

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:46 pm

Eoin Devane wrote:I quite like the first one. I think, with some lettering beneath it and perhaps a slight change to the eye design to make it look a bit less sinister, it could work.
Maybe the lettering beneath it could be the text (minus the fullstop) in logo 2?

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:50 pm

The letters ECF in the three largest square boxes, with the letter 'E' starting bottom left may work in option one
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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:56 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:The letters ECF in the three largest square boxes, with the letter 'E' starting bottom left may work in option one
If anyone feels like reworking the logo and posting it here, go for it!

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:40 pm

I keep meaning to send off my money to join the English Chess Fed.
I feel it's a bit cheeky of me to post here and not be a member.
This thread has kicked me into action - the cheque is in the post.

How much are WE being charged for these drawings in option's one and two.
I want to know. Also include how much it will cost to change all the letter
headed paper etc.etc. A logo change is not cheap.

It was this lot, 'Create Services' who designed the logos for the London Classic
and they also do Centrica. So we are not talking about a garage operation here.
These people are big ball players.

Their website:

http://www.createservices.co.uk/

So to know the actual cost involved would be intersting.

They claim there is not enough money in the kitty to keep the junior
magazine going yet they are willing toss my/our membership money away
on this nonsense.

There is nothing at all wrong with the current one. it is good.

You want a new logo?
Contact Disney and ask if you can use Mickey Mouse's head.
That won't be cheap either but it will sum up the thinking behind this idea.


(This post has cost me £20.00) :(

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Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:57 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote: (This post has cost me £20.00) :(
Bright side: It would have been £25.00 had you left it another week! :)

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