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Help us select the new RavenDB logo

We are running a contest for the new RavenDB logo, we would really like to hear what you think:

http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/create-next-logo-ravendb-80950

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Posted By: Ayende Rahien

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Khalid Abuhakmeh
06/13/2011 11:06 AM by
Khalid Abuhakmeh

So far I like #28 the best, but you should try to get them to use the original blue colors (or something close to it).

I still don't really love any of them, they are just good.

Samuel Jack
06/13/2011 11:07 AM by
Samuel Jack

31 is definitely my favourite

Zach Burlingame
06/13/2011 11:35 AM by
Zach Burlingame

I like several of them, but #29 is definitely my favorite. However, it's color scheme is quite a departure from both the Hibernating Rhinos line and the current RavenDB color scheme.

Juan Perez
06/13/2011 11:37 AM by
Juan Perez

Which is the price?

Rippo
06/13/2011 11:46 AM by
Rippo

To be honest none of them looks like a raven, 31 looks like a angels wing!

shawn
06/13/2011 11:55 AM by
shawn

I'm a fan of #29 myself.

NC
06/13/2011 12:20 PM by
NC

I don't like any of them. They all look like fonts to me... There isn't any creativity or anything, just... so... generic...

I think you should try the gold package so theres more incentive for good designers to come up with concepts.

If i HAD to pick from any of the available ones... I would say 28...

njy
06/13/2011 12:46 PM by
njy

amount of money aside, if you want a good logo don't give people 24 hours to create one.

AW
06/13/2011 12:52 PM by
AW

34 - I love the flying Raven incorporated in to the logo, and among all those that do that this is the best one. #31 is also nice because it's very clean and simple.

Josh
06/13/2011 01:53 PM by
Josh

What is wrong with the current logo? I like it better than any of these other ones.

Paul
06/13/2011 02:11 PM by
Paul

28

Rafal
06/13/2011 08:02 PM by
Rafal

They look basically the same to me, too 'american' - unsophisticated, obvious and self-centered (sorry to all americans who don't fit this stereotype). And deadly serious.

Rafal
06/13/2011 08:14 PM by
Rafal

PS I'd suggest a more artistic and less direct design. Something that has a mood, a feeling to it (sorry, english is not my native language) - raven is a dark, mysterious bird some examples of what I'm talking about http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs5/i/2006/349/0/0/TribalRavenbyDrewTheWolf.png http://www.layoutsparks.com/1/41930/raven-loop-hanging-crow.html http://www.wildravens.net/RGmeaning.cfm?22 http://www.clipartpal.com/thumbs/pd/holiday/halloween/ravenin_moonlight.png

Barry
06/13/2011 09:09 PM by
Barry

42 for me, well for you.

Eddie
06/13/2011 11:48 PM by
Eddie

42

ricky
06/14/2011 02:09 AM by
ricky

41

Diego
06/14/2011 04:52 AM by
Diego

I actually like #40 & #39. They do not seem to be getting too much love.

zit
06/14/2011 06:15 AM by
zit

29 my fav

Reggie
06/14/2011 08:20 AM by
Reggie

60

Duckie
06/14/2011 09:07 AM by
Duckie

I cannot choose for you, but some proposals for chosing which to eliminate

Do not choose a logo with gloss or gradients - it gets old really fast (such as 53) - i would say a subtle gradient is ok, but the logo should look nice without it. In my opinion, the best logos are simple, and straightforward (61: too much noice, are those things wings? 55: too many gradients, the the drawn bird is too detailed, same with 53). 51 is too heavy.

Also important, some of the artists do not know what a raven actually looks like! http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/willow/raven-info0.gif, #60 looks like a eagle??

Youpi
06/14/2011 10:21 AM by
Youpi

58 or #60. Simple and modern.

Simon Bartlett
06/14/2011 01:37 PM by
Simon Bartlett

Duckie is definitely on to something! ;)

Matt
06/14/2011 07:31 PM by
Matt

58

Adrian Lanning
06/14/2011 10:23 PM by
Adrian Lanning

#40 by rickshow Really captures the essence for me. Strongly dislike #29.

Mike Brown
06/15/2011 08:23 PM by
Mike Brown

I like #26. I think the feather represents the lightweight nature of RavenDB while also being evocative of the Raven. It's clean, it's simple, it doesn't have excess ornamentation. Again just like RavenDB.

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