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dA Asterisk Concept by Nikeos dA Asterisk Concept by Nikeos
this is probably too revolutionary, in terms of "oh shit, where are the 'd' and 'A' letters?!".
But I think i should be giving this a try.

Explanations:
* The asterisk represents dA members.
since all members are marked with a '*' - there's no other community uses this sign as a trademark for it's members - it belongs only to dA. Also, it might bring more
members to relate with the logo.

* Takes less space than any other concept.
Since the designated place for the logo is very, very small, I thought would be only appropriate for a logo that's recognizable and small in terms of size.

* Simple to recognize, easy to relate to.

* Follows similar popular communities in terms of branding style
Communities such as Facebook,
Digg, Youtube and others - They have only typeface, not a
logo, but still they are the biggest e-communities
in the world (besides dA).

* Problem & solution: deviantWear
I know dA has it's deviantWear, so a logo next to a typeface can be useful and probably better.
But, you also have the fella which fits just for that, right? Also, an asterisk is very fashionable, check out [link] .

* No d and A letters, why?
So what if deviantART is referred to as dA. I think it revolutionary not to place dA next to the typeface.
liquisoft, you used the word
'Familiar' about 20 times in your article. Why? I think a great community like dA needs something fresh to bring it alongside other great communities in terms of identity.

I'm all for "reinvent the wheel" you objected, and these where my reasons.

Everyone has it's own way of relating to dA. a heart, a devil, a crown, but eventually, the easiest to relate to is the core, the name, and nothing else.


That's it, and good luck to everyone in the contest.
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:iconek0s:
Ek0s Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student
This makes it seem like dA is only for ppl that subscribe. Bad idea man.
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:iconkailep:
kailep Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009   Interface Designer
communist
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
relevant?
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:iconkailep:
kailep Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009   Interface Designer
of course it is.
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
explain.
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:iconfrozenpandaman:
frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Student General Artist
All members don't have an asterisk for a symbol. :\
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:iconek0s:
Ek0s Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student
Exactly. Only the rich subscribers like me and you ^^
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:iconfrozenpandaman:
frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student General Artist
I'm not rich, and neither you nor I have a *. :B
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:iconek0s:
Ek0s Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student
thats because we choose to be beta. BUt we have subbys
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:iconred-bananas:
Red-Bananas Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
lmao.
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:iconandygassner:
AndyGassner Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student Interface Designer
lmfao
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:iconavalik:
Avalik Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
~Avalik

I don't see no *
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Right cuz you are not subscribed...
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:iconavalik:
Avalik Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Yeah, so basically you are saying only subscribers are a part of deviantART.

Trust me many many people will be pissed off if that was chosen.

It is a nice design, but it's basically a big elitist fuck you to the non-subbers.
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
pissed off?!
lol like it offended them or something that's bullshit.
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:iconunka:
unka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
yeah, a logo designed only for the subscribed ones... the chosen ones... not me and several hundreds of other people ):
the idea sucks, but the design is really good.
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:iconneedcoffee:
needcoffee Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
The concept is nice, but i guess it won't choosen because the asterisk is already known for asterisk.org.
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
nope i checked that, they own the name "asterisk", but they cannot own the sign. celio.com uses it and it's ok...
Thanks for the comment ;)
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:iconneedcoffee:
needcoffee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
My comment wasn't meant as an imputation, don't get me wrong. As i said before, i like the concept. :)
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
sure mate, thanks :)
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:iconthebigbadfish:
TheBigBadFish Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Theres a stipulation in the contst guidlines about it having to include both the letters D and A.

However, if it was a no-rules, yours would win hands-down
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:iconevil-pumpkin:
evil-pumpkin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the idea and the simple logo!! :D
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:iconsybexmed:
SybexMed Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
to simple if you ask me
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:iconfade319:
fade319 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Hey man, liking the concept, i think it's absolutely well drawn and the logotype is perfect.

I'm not too sure about how people would react to this logo, though. Asterisks in dA are the signs of the subscribers, what about those without subscribers, for sure they are part of the community as well.

There is no doubt that the asterisk is a very strong symbol - but do you think that it would be too strong that it would take away from the meaning of the logo? I mean, there are already preconceived notions of what they mean.

Anyway, not trying to bash or anything, this entry is actually one of the better entries I've seen - I just wanna see what you think about my comment :)
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:iconarctictransfuse:
arcticTransfuse Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
At first glance I thought 'Ooh, that looks good.'
Clicked the thumb and was like 'OMG WTF YO DAWG I HEARD YOU LIKE 'DA' SO I TOOK 'DA' OUT OF YA LOGO AND ADDED AN ASTERISK.'
But then I was like 'hmm, actually, it's great'.
And then I read your description.
Then I posted this.
Then I looked into the future and found this: [link]

I really like it, man. And well-justified.
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
DUDE i will deliver you 2500$ if you just tell me what you mean lol ;)
Thanks.
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:iconarctictransfuse:
arcticTransfuse Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
it lukz well gud lol.
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:iconslavikno:
slavikno Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
nice
still this is cinde reminde me neo nazi logo
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
shu?!
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:iconhmspeedfreek:
HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Interesting, although I i thought that ~ would be more common as a symbol heh. The * does look very swish.

Like you've said, you'll be making all the initial-lovers explode across the site with this one ;p

The symbol approach could be a very interesting path to go down, the *, = and ` could all look good i think...
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:iconkailep:
kailep Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009   Interface Designer
AMEN
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:iconhmspeedfreek:
HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
;)
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:iconnoppera-bo:
noppera-bo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
it could be a good idea if someone didn't already have it.
-> [link]
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
obviously if you'll see in my description i gave that link already.
but, the asterisk is a letter not a trademark and is placed on the other side of that celio's logo.
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:icondraegen:
draegen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
*brilliant. *almost viral. *beware the asterisk.
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
*Thanks ;)
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:iconlyioh:
Lyioh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
It's bold, it's simple, it's attractive.

However, it seems kind of common, and there's quite a high chance that another website may be using the asterisk as their logo...

But forget all that. It looks great. :'D
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
yeah but the asterisk is a letter, it's a global sign, right?
What you're saying is like some website named "Tadadoo" will come to you and say "sorry we use the 'T' letter in our logo, you can't use that"...
Right?
Thanks for the comments mate ;)
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:iconlyioh:
Lyioh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Hm, you make a very good point. xD'
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:iconadrenn:
adrenn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
The asterik work as an isotype too like dA.
So this is an isologotype, isnt a logotype like facebook.
If you want a logotype remove the asterik.
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
yeah it works alone too, so deviantART can put asterisks in the pre-loaded deviations, and other places without the whole thing.
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:iconmaverick18x:
Maverick18x Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
It's a strong concept. If I entered the contest I would forgo the "dA" completely. I've never liked initials for a logo because they don't add any value to a brand. If you're going to use a monogram you might as well just use strong type. Anyway, I love the concept and think it's pretty well implemented.
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks bro!
I'm afraid it might be too "new" to the initials-lovers across dA.. hope not ;)
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:iconmaverick18x:
Maverick18x Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
It's definitely a risk... good luck!
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:iconannabramble:
AnnaBramble Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
i just fricken love the type. it's soooo good, please use this, dA!
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
;)
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:iconfreakinside09:
freakinside09 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Uhhh!!! Breaking the rules :)
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:iconnikeos:
Nikeos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
damn right :p
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:iconsilence-sk:
Silence-sk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Student Interface Designer
i think that is good idea
but this one have no good example
its just a logo, nothing more, it its cool, nice, but have no idea
previously was better ;-)
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