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Help us select the new RavenDB logo


We run a contest to figure out what the next logo would be, and people came up with some really nice stuff! So nice that we are having trouble figuring out which to choose.

So we thought about asking you Smile

Here are the final options, you can click on each image to see it in full:

34 37 36

34

37

36

40 19 49

40

19

49

52 43  

52

43

 
29 42 41

29

42

41

     
28 45 46

28

45

46

We intend to use the new logo as the basis for a new website and probably some changes to the RavenDB Management Studio, so it is pretty important to us.

And now I can drop the “we” stuff and tell you that I am very excited by all the choices that we have, I am partial to the orange ones, I’ll admit, but that is a long standing weakness Smile


Comments

Frank Bell

I'd go for number 28 - so good its included twice!

Itamar

No Geir that's actually your monitor squeaking :)

40/49 rulez!

Richard Fawcett

+1 for number 40. Second choice would probably be 34.

Roger Alsing

Number 43 and 41 without a doubt ;-)

The ones at the top looks like sports wear logo, good logos but for the wrong market.

and the bottom ones looks like oracle wannabes , also good logos but bad vibes for me ;-)

36
36

36!!!

Thomas

40

Robert Byrne

I'd go for 41 or 43, perhaps without the little bit of colour in the V, they look professional and eyecatching, and work well on light or dark backgrounds.

s
s

37

Mark

They're all pretty impressive. 45 is my pick though.

Rei
Rei

40/28 are both amazing

tobi

Choose a quadratic one. Always handy. Think of favicon, twitter...

Jose

I like the 43/41, 42/46 series but if I were the client I would also ask for spot colour versions before deciding. Gradients look great on screen but they are very hard to print correctly (worst case scenario you end up with bands). An issue you might have with the orange ones is that orange does not print very well in CMYK offset (how most magazines are printed) so no good if you are planning to advertise on MSDN, for example.

Nick Meldrum

Agree with 43 or 41 - lovely!

Bogdan Marian

I really like item #34 because I can clearly see a raven inside the image - since the product name consists almost entirely of "Raven", so its logo should...

Rich

Definitely 40

Vlad

Number 42

Chris

49

Alex Vilela

I chose 43. It includes 41, and I like the black background best.

These are not very good: 52: it highlights RDB and that is exactly what Raven isn't. 40, 49: it looks like the bird has just left behind the things that fall on people heads on lovely sunny days...

SHODAN

Easily 40

Sean

I'd say #42 or #46, with preference for the former.

Casey

43 with 45 a close second

Roger Alsing

Stop saying 40.. I can totally imagine that logo on white sneakers ;-)

It's a shoe logo not a DB logo.

vbedegi

43, 41, no question

Jeremy Wiebe

49 or 40, in that order. Although I do like the colouring of 43 (I'd have voted for it except the icon looks like a squirrel more than a raven :-)

Paul

28

David

43 rulz!

Attila

41

john n

49

Alan

40

Nick

I'm loving those with the dark background and vibrant blue/red features. I think 46 is the one.

Mike

34 /37

Joe
Joe

In order: 19, 43 (ha, I get the orange reference!) I like the gradient and the text, 49.

34, 37, and 36 are my least favorite.

configurator

34 because you can see the raven.

Brian Donahue

I'd say 52 or 43 are the best, but that doesn't really look like a bird or a feather... if the logo looked more like a recognizable bird, it'd be great!

James Curtis

36, with 19 as a close second... Everything from 52 on reminds me of a skunk with it's tail in the air

ian31

34 or 37

Strike

46

Bevan

43

justin chase

I like the colors and overall style of 46 the best but the image of the Raven is nearly unrecognizable, it looks more like a skunk running to the left. But If you took the black feather from 36 and put it into 46 I think you'd have a winner.

Lookman

19 because of what the raven represent in this context.

Anthony Mays

I'm liking #45 with #41 coming in as a close 2nd.

Nick Aceves

42.

The blue is nice.

Abdul

45

James L

Can't vote page doesn't render well on the iPad

Why so many votes for #40? Looks like someone has shot the poor animal from the sky and it's leaving a trail of blood. But maybe that's just me.

Shirish N

46 looks awsome

Adam Langley

Definitely 41 or 43 - I am also partial to the orange, its very distinctive in a world dominated by red and blue brands. As for the design itself, you can shrink it right down until the raven itself is just a squiggle, and the image as a whole is still distinctly identifiable.

ricky

+1 on 41

Rob Gibbens

I like 49 the best.

Isn't there a link on 99Designs that we can vote on instead of just in the comments?

Justin A

34 or 28

Anders

Yes! Go for the orange ones. I like 41.

Gian Maria Ricci

Definitively number 40, it is elegant, coincise, and looks very professional. :)

onur

I think 19 / 40 / 46 ;)

B.
B.

40

Dev
Dev

40 / 49 These have the best looking "Raven" part! 28 / 45 are other good ones (esp. when printed on cards etc.)

last-minute-try

Ehy, just a quick last minute try, http://i55.tinypic.com/2ep3jhk.png waddaya think? Need to elaborate more on that, but the basic idea for the "A" shape feels good to me.

Cheers guys.

Dylan

I like 37 the most. However, I like just the text design. I feel the circle/graphic part isn't necessary except for a clickable icon.

Néstor Sánchez

Number 52 is the best. By the way... I dont't see why other logos remark the "V", that's nonsense.

Ed James

Number 40 looks like a Raven just had its head cut off and is losing a lot of blood. Quite evil and not cool.

Number 43 is my favourite, steering away from the blood reds and corporate blues.

Owen

45

Alex K

Don't forget to check how the new logo looks at 16x16 size to make sure it is still recongnizable. Don't repeat the mistake of the Rhino you have as site icon on this blog. I thought it was stylized earth globe before I saw a bigger version of the icon in one of the packages I've downloaded. I knew about the Rhino log since before, but the small version looked different enough that I did not recognize it.

milad

40

Mario Pareja

49 would be great if it had a better logo-only option.

jmcl

49 on blue (keep it blue!)

aaron

43

SSII Lyon

40 all the way.

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