Official logo vote

Which logo for Darkcoin?

  • 1. http://i.imgur.com/ZUadjPu.png

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • 2. http://i.imgur.com/rs6IK4J.png

    Votes: 18 23.7%
  • 3. http://i.imgur.com/nLGuUAV.jpg

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4. http://i.imgur.com/vmzTvHz.jpg

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • 5. http://i.imgur.com/ioi3JEB.png

    Votes: 4 5.3%
  • 6. http://i.imgur.com/fIhcGBN.jpg

    Votes: 38 50.0%
  • 7. http://i.imgur.com/SgVBgNh.jpg

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • 8. http://i.imgur.com/EUkrqP0.jpg

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 9. http://i.imgur.com/VFIlmDM.jpg

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • 10. http://i.imgur.com/cYp4NJy.jpg

    Votes: 10 13.2%

  • Total voters
    76
  • Poll closed .

bitcoinbitch

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damnit i guess i missed the vote too.
i guess #6 won although im not impressed. no matter what, it has got to have a light friendly feel to it. it has to be something other than black! IMO the biggest hurdle that we have to overcome is the name DARKCOIN. Dont get me wrong, personally i like the name but if we are looking for mass adoption than we have to lighten it up and make it more appealing to the regular guy who might get the idea that there is something shady about a currency name DARKCOIN.
 
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Kai

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damnit i guess i missed the vote too.
i guess #6 won although im not impressed. no matter what, it has got to have a light friendly feel to it. it has to be something other than black! IMO the biggest hurdle that we have to overcome is the name DARKCOIN. Dont get me wrong, personally i like the name but if we are looking for mass adoption than we have to lighten it up and make it more appealing to the regular guy who might get the idea that there is something shady about a currency name DARKCOIN.
There is no hurdle. The name is what it is, make the letters more colorful will change nothing. All those things are meaningless. Promoting the privacy, the anonymity etc. is the key of success.
 

HammerHedd

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damnit i guess i missed the vote too.
i guess #6 won although im not impressed. no matter what, it has got to have a light friendly feel to it. it has to be something other than black! IMO the biggest hurdle that we have to overcome is the name DARKCOIN. Dont get me wrong, personally i like the name but if we are looking for mass adoption than we have to lighten it up and make it more appealing to the regular guy who might get the idea that there is something shady about a currency name DARKCOIN.
I agree about the color - I think the designer submitted a version in blue, and that's what we're going with. I really does look good in blue.
 
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LimLims

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I agree about the color - I think the designer submitted a version in blue, and that's what we're going with. I really does look good in blue.
The designer only submitted the b&w version. My suggestion would be to generate a series of colour variations and had a vote -- that way we aren't just defaulting to the only colour version that anybody's seen.
 

eizh

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The pro-color folk are going to be disappointed. :) When it comes to color schemes, least offensive easily acquires the plurality. Hurry up with the vote so that B&W can win handily and the logo saga ends.
 

Propulsion

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I never got a chance to vote lol. Oh well. Seeing different color schemes would be great. Black and gold would be really cool.
 

LimLims

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FWIW the colour palette needs to be discussed anyway, whether or not the b&w logo is chosen. This is to determine the set of colours that all darkcoin-branded media can use, for consistency & to establish our visual identity. Consider how the website would look if the only allowed colours were black & white. Having a colour logo makes this job vastly easier. So doing the variations + vote process is worthwhile for two reasons: a colour variation may be preferred by the majority, and it would save hassle with picking a colour palette for the branding guide. The end result might be the b&w logo is chosen, and that's fine too.
 
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Propulsion

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Yep. Colors are rememberable. Black and white not so much.

The pro-color folk are going to be disappointed. :) When it comes to color schemes, least offensive easily acquires the plurality. Hurry up with the vote so that B&W can win handily and the logo saga ends.
You know it's kind of funny. I'm pro color and your not. Just look at the difference in taste between our avatars.
 

LimLims

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g4q34g4qg47ww wrote:
If the discussion moves to darkcointalk it will involve less of the community. And if it was made clear that the original vote was not including the color scheme i missed it and im sure I wasnt the only one. Didn't vote for the winner, but it won. Let's do it, can;t please everyone. It looks great.
I stated clearly in the poll OP that a vote did not represent the exact variant on display; it represented all variants on that design. This was to ensure the vote was fair (i.e. so votes for a design weren't split amongst all its variants), and to ensure there was scope to make modifications as necessary. If you feel no modifications are required, that's fine -- your vote for the b&w version will count.
 
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Guys I think that b/w logo is the best one and trendy. Look around on the logos of the multimilons companies....b/w.... stay focused its sharpy.
 

HammerHedd

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Guys I think that b/w logo is the best one and trendy. Look around on the logos of the multimilons companies....b/w.... stay focused its sharpy.
I'm no advert, but I think that color plays a big part in branding. Without looking, can you tell me the colors of a Coke can?

Of course you can, everyone knows red and white.

We may not have to change the logo (although I recommend we do the blue/black color scheme), but LimLims is right - we need a color pallette. It would make sense to include that color in the logo to add one additional factor that reminds people of Darkcoin.

I"m sure you are right about the black and white logo, but as I just htink about it off the top of my head, I can't think of any that are black and white. Wall Street Journal maybe? Maybe it's just me, but every logo I can think of is in color...

EDIT: Actually, Anonymous has a black and white logo. I think they are branding for a different reason, tho.
 

Kai

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I'm no advert, but I think that color plays a big part in branding. Without looking, can you tell me the colors of a Coke can?

Of course you can, everyone knows red and white.

We may not have to change the logo (although I recommend we do the blue/black color scheme), but LimLims is right - we need a color pallette. It would make sense to include that color in the logo to add one additional factor that reminds people of Darkcoin.

I"m sure you are right about the black and white logo, but as I just htink about it off the top of my head, I can't think of any that are black and white. Wall Street Journal maybe? Maybe it's just me, but every logo I can think of is in color...

EDIT: Actually, Anonymous has a black and white logo. I think they are branding for a different reason, tho.
There are some famous black and white logos, somebody did post an example on bitcointalk during the first "debate", even if, it's the occasion to be unique and highly recognizable. Moreover, I think that b&w suits better the Darkcoin than (e.g.) the color blue which seems off topic ... :confused:
 

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There are some famous black and white logos, somebody did post an example on bitcointalk during the first "debate", even if, it's the occasion to be unique and highly recognizable. Moreover, I think that b&w suits better the Darkcoin than (e.g.) the color blue which seems off topic ... :confused:
I agree that black & white CAN work in some cases, but Darkcoin also has some stigma due to its name and the features it offers. I don't have a problem with it, but its clear that a number of people do and that's something that really needs to be taken into consideration if we want Darkcoin to achieve mainstream acceptance. I think that using a brighter, friendlier, more inviting color palette could, at least to some extent, help mitigate its image issues.
 

Propulsion

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I agree that black & white CAN work in some cases, but Darkcoin also has some stigma due to its name and the features it offers. I don't have a problem with it, but its clear that a number of people do and that's something that really needs to be taken into consideration if we want Darkcoin to achieve mainstream acceptance. I think that using a brighter, friendlier, more inviting color palette could, at least to some extent, help mitigate its image issues.
This is an excellent point. Some people believe the name itself is too hard to market. Having a brighter, friendlier color scheme is a good middle.
 

Kai

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This is an excellent point. Some people believe the name itself is too hard to market. Having a brighter, friendlier color scheme is a good middle.
You can't change that with a logo. Put flowers, colorful fonts the coin is still named Darkcoin, we have to highlight the value added by the coin and embrace the name there is no stigma.
"Darkcoin ? ohhh the coin with a colorful logo and spring flowers, they kind of don't assume the name (You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.)" or "Darkcoin ? The first anonymous coin".
 

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Kai

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@raze I have nothing against "Prestige, value, timelessness and sophistication" (black) or "Pure, noble clean and soft" (white) (see https://www.blackcard.com).
And most of those studies about colors are BS, at the end of the day only a nice packaging (whatever the color) and the quality of the product count.

@LimLims the logo looks like the gay flag
 
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LimLims

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I'd be interested to see a red version, if someone with more design ability than me wants to create some mockups. Not many coin logos are predominantly red, and it draws the eye.
 

LimLims

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Damn, I thought it was pretty good. I guess it could do with some shiny sparkles, maybe some love hearts? *back to the drawing board*
 

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I definitely think we should incorporate blue (or any light color) into the design. We are all here obviously because we like the fundamentals of this coin however many people are purely not involved because of its shady image which is not what we want going for this coin. It is awesome that we are aiming for privacy but why do we need to make it look evil, privacy is not evil its a basic human right.
Many of you will say "who cares about everyone that's not already here" but in reality who ever creates a product in which they do not care about increased adoption. The more people we can get into this market means the more liquidity and essentially the better the product and usefulness of that product.
I highly recommend that everyone against lighting up the logo a little reconsiders this :)
 
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I definitely think we should incorporate blue (or any light color) into the design. We are all here obviously because we like the fundamentals of this coin however many people are purely not involved because of its shady image which is not what we want going for this coin. It is awesome that we are aiming for privacy but why do we need to make it look evil, privacy is not evil its a basic human right.
Many of you will say "who cares about everyone that's not already here" but in reality who ever creates a product in which they do not care about increased adoption. The more people we can get into this market means the more liquidity and essentially the better the product and usefulness of that product.
I highly recommend that everyone against lighting up the logo a little reconsiders this :)
I really would have preferred a different logo, but seeing as this is the one, changing it to have color, particularly blue, would help a lot, so I agree here. Red, though my favorite color, seems wrong for the coin. Green to be different could be ok, I dunno.
 

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I question the rationale of the voting for the logo and the color scheme. It seems like people are just voting for their own personal preferences. Which is not the point of a logo. We here are into darkcoin despite all the misgivings, even before it's out of beta. But thats a small subset of the population. The point is that the larger world is going to have doubts and prejudices. Our branding can potentially help in breaking down some barriers. But what I see here mostly is, "I like this". Its so juvenile. No serious marketing group asks their owners what they prefer. It's what the targeted group will want and why. Now that's worthy of discussion. If blue can convey trust than I'm all for it. If rainbow colors can show diversity and that's our aim then so be it.
 

godzirra

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So this is what we need. If you like B&W then why? I have heard very little sound reasoning for that choice. Also as far as the logo there was basically zero discussion as to why #6 is better. Our branding of this coin is pure amateur hour and it's disappointing that the consensus here seems so incapable of thinking outside of our own little box.
 

Kai

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So this is what we need. If you like B&W then why? I have heard very little sound reasoning for that choice. Also as far as the logo there was basically zero discussion as to why #6 is better. Our branding of this coin is pure amateur hour and it's disappointing that the consensus here seems so incapable of thinking outside of our own little box.
If you fail to see the reasoning then read again. ;)
 

godzirra

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I'm beginning to think that the community should not be entrusted to make significant branding choices beyond just general discussion and idea generation. I mean really there are so few actual votes. The community seems to not really care. Also if we do vote it should be weighted by how many shares you own or something like a real shareholders vote. Seems ridiculous that anybody can vote on significant changes with no vested interest. Strange.