Ayende @ Rahien

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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

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Comments

Frank Bell
06/16/2011 10:37 AM by
Frank Bell

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

Itamar
06/16/2011 10:48 AM by
Itamar

No Geir that's actually your monitor squeaking :)

40/49 rulez!

Richard Fawcett
06/16/2011 10:53 AM by
Richard Fawcett

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

Roger Alsing
06/16/2011 10:55 AM by
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
06/16/2011 10:57 AM by
36

36!!!

Thomas
06/16/2011 10:59 AM by
Thomas

40

Robert Byrne
06/16/2011 11:01 AM by
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
06/16/2011 11:16 AM by
s

37

Mark
06/16/2011 11:17 AM by
Mark

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

Rei
06/16/2011 11:18 AM by
Rei

40/28 are both amazing

tobi
06/16/2011 11:29 AM by
tobi

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

Jose
06/16/2011 11:32 AM by
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
06/16/2011 11:43 AM by
Nick Meldrum

Agree with 43 or 41 - lovely!

Bogdan Marian
06/16/2011 11:44 AM by
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
06/16/2011 11:48 AM by
Rich

Definitely 40

Vlad
06/16/2011 12:08 PM by
Vlad

Number 42

Chris
06/16/2011 12:26 PM by
Chris

49

Alex Vilela
06/16/2011 12:28 PM by
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
06/16/2011 12:33 PM by
SHODAN

Easily 40

Sean
06/16/2011 12:34 PM by
Sean

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

Casey
06/16/2011 12:34 PM by
Casey

43 with 45 a close second

Roger Alsing
06/16/2011 12:37 PM by
Roger Alsing

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

It's a shoe logo not a DB logo.

vbedegi
06/16/2011 12:50 PM by
vbedegi

43, 41, no question

Jeremy Wiebe
06/16/2011 12:52 PM by
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
06/16/2011 01:26 PM by
Paul

28

David
06/16/2011 01:27 PM by
David

43 rulz!

Attila
06/16/2011 01:58 PM by
Attila

41

john n
06/16/2011 01:59 PM by
john n

49

Alan
06/16/2011 02:09 PM by
Alan

40

zvolkov
06/16/2011 02:22 PM by
zvolkov

43

Nick
06/16/2011 02:51 PM by
Nick

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

Mike
06/16/2011 03:14 PM by
Mike

34 /37

Joe
06/16/2011 03:37 PM by
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
06/16/2011 03:37 PM by
configurator

34 because you can see the raven.

Brian Donahue
06/16/2011 03:49 PM by
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
06/16/2011 03:55 PM by
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
06/16/2011 05:23 PM by
ian31

34 or 37

Strike
06/16/2011 05:54 PM by
Strike

46

Bevan
06/16/2011 07:05 PM by
Bevan

43

justin chase
06/16/2011 07:16 PM by
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
06/16/2011 07:20 PM by
Lookman

19 because of what the raven represent in this context.

Anthony Mays
06/16/2011 07:35 PM by
Anthony Mays

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

Nick Aceves
06/16/2011 07:36 PM by
Nick Aceves

42.

The blue is nice.

Abdul
06/16/2011 07:53 PM by
Abdul

45

Matt Ross
06/16/2011 08:39 PM by
Matt Ross

19 but blue

James L
06/16/2011 09:48 PM by
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
06/16/2011 10:53 PM by
Shirish N

46 looks awsome

Adam Langley
06/16/2011 11:17 PM by
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
06/17/2011 12:54 AM by
ricky

+1 on 41

Rob Gibbens
06/17/2011 02:27 AM by
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
06/17/2011 06:07 AM by
Justin A

34 or 28

Anders
06/17/2011 09:28 AM by
Anders

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

Gian Maria Ricci
06/17/2011 09:32 AM by
Gian Maria Ricci

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

onur
06/17/2011 10:44 AM by
onur

I think 19 / 40 / 46 ;)

B.
06/17/2011 10:58 AM by
B.

40

Dev
06/17/2011 11:22 AM by
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
06/17/2011 01:14 PM by
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
06/17/2011 02:59 PM by
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
06/18/2011 03:39 AM by
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
06/20/2011 07:52 AM by
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
06/20/2011 11:40 AM by
Owen

45

Alex K
06/20/2011 02:31 PM by
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
06/20/2011 04:22 PM by
milad

40

Mario Pareja
06/20/2011 06:45 PM by
Mario Pareja

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

jmcl
06/20/2011 08:13 PM by
jmcl

49 on blue (keep it blue!)

aaron
06/21/2011 12:54 AM by
aaron

43

SSII Lyon
06/21/2011 08:16 AM by
SSII Lyon

40 all the way.

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