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For discussion, questions, suggestions related to the T-shirt design competition.

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Foldit logo as SVG file

Here's my attempt at converting the foldit logo to SVG. You can then use a program like inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org) to create PNG files at any resolution from this vector image:

http://user.interface.org.nz/~gringer/pics/foldit-logo.svg

[linked because the portal doesn't allow embedding of SVG files]

The fonts need to be fixed (I didn't know what font has been used in this logo, so just did a convert to paths, which looks bad), and a bottom shading should be added to the bottom text.

I'd like to put out a general recommendation for Inkscape, or a similar vector-based program, for T-shirt design work because it's much easier to generate images of arbitrary resolutions off vector images.

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base logo

your base to work from high-resolution version of the Foldit logo is 640 x 389 pixels.

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image post i hope

logo with two items from the game

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could we have more info about uploading an image
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Copyright violation?

Migi said:
I'm not a graphic designer, but I thought I'd give it a try. This is what came up...

I don't think it would be wise to use the name of an established game as part of this game's logo. The copyright violation litigation could be astounding.

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Sorry mat, there were access

Sorry mat, there were access issues for some players. If you click the link, everyone should now have an "Original" link on the Image page, with which you can download the high-resolution version.

To post an image, click the add image button below the text field. That brings up the dialog you linked to, where you can upload images and have thumbnail links be inserted into your post automatically. However, as noted, you must disable rich editing while inserting the image.

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Nice design!

Nicky666 said:
unlike my earlier version, this is a real-ish attempt, lol

Nicky... your design kicks butt! I like!

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Even though that sounds

Even though that sounds great, I can't find an "image button" below my text field?

But it's still early, so maybe I'm missing it...
can someone please use a fat red marker to point out the image button?
Thanks

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<shrug>

I don't see one either

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madde

the green space left up is too big
also I think your little puzzle could look either too complicated and strike fear in the hearts of the onlookers ;) or is simply to much to look on. From 2m away you would possibly only see a buch of colors.

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It's the icon under "Enable

It's the icon under "Enable rich-text" with the big green plus-sign and the little picture.

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a suggestion

Madde said:
"I still have the psd-file with layers. So, if you have suggestions..."

The simpler, the better. Great idea, Madde, but too much information. Too complex a protein, too many words.

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Madde said: "It's the icon

Madde said:
"It's the icon under "Enable rich-text" with the big green plus-sign and the little picture."

Oh my....I thought that little thing was part of the "enable rich text link.
Think it's best if I stop thinking, haha.

Thanks a lot Madde!!

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Tetris on steroids

BootsMcGraw said:
I don't think it would be wise to use the name of an established game as part of this game's logo. The copyright violation litigation could be astounding.

What are you referring to? The first hits on Google for "Tetris on steroids" are FoldIt, and the only other game I could find is some silly free game. Definitely not an "established game". So, what are you referring to?

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Uh, I think he's referring

Uh, I think he's referring to using "Tetris"(TM) at all....

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But that game is ancient. It

But that game is ancient. It can't still be trademarked, right? I'm not into these legal things, but if the word "Tetris" could indeed cause legal issues, feel free to delete my submission.

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Clean Logo

It's really not a bad logo to begin with so keeping it clean is definitely going in thee right direction. The L-thingy should be slightly larger and not so worm-like with head and tail.

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I think some things need to be be mentioned here.

I think some things need to be be mentioned here.

1) What format will the shirt(s) be available in ? (t-shirt, polo, jacket, etc.) Since design criteria for an embroidered shirt would be a little different from that of a printed one.

2) What areas of the shirt are printable? If you go with a site like cafe press, then you are limited on printable area, and some of the designs would not work.

3) Will you also be creating hats, prints, or other items? If so these have very different layout sizes than shirts. What fits well on a shirt might not fit well on a coffee mug or hat.

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To add to my previous post,

To add to my previous post, here as an example of product templates, and printable areas for cafepress.

http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/sell/index.aspx?area=images&page=help_templates

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prize?

Does the winner get a free T-shirt? :)

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T-shirt designs

"But that game is ancient. It can't still be trademarked, right? I'm not into these legal things, but if the word "Tetris" could indeed cause legal issues, feel free to delete my submission."

I really like your design, it's one of my favorites so far.

Unfortunately, the word "Tetris" can cause legal issues. You could make a game that looks the exact same as Tetris, and you wouldn't get sued as long as you don't call it "Tetris" or anything similar. It's the name that's the problem.

"Does the winner get a free T-shirt? Smile"

That would be cool! :) I hope so. Hopefully the Foldit team can scrounge enough money from the budget to cover that. ;)

Also good questions from Pletsch. I don't know if we've actually decided on the answers to those questions.

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end of competition

When is the competition over? I mean "no more images". Because I want to vote when I have seen everything there is to be voted on, and I hope everyone else does so. Else, the first ones could get more votes then the last, even if the last is the best.

Or just open a new vote thread at the end of the time. Lets say "your 3 favorites" which get 3,2,1 point.

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I'm trying to come up with

I'm trying to come up with some things, but think there might need to be a little more thought put into this. As far as size, format, products that will be offered, what I put on a coffee cup or calendar would be different from a polo shirt, jacket, or t-shirt

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That's a good point. I

That's a good point. I thought we could just start with selecting some basic designs that we like in general, designed around T-shirts. Once we have t-shirts, we can look into other forms of merchandise, and where necessary tailor the designs to that merchandise, or if the requirements are very different, have new competitions. We haven't even got our feet wet with regards to t-shirts. :)

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By the way

I have voted on more than one design, so I agree with LennStar that the votes in the t-shirt topic should certainly not be considered as a final vote.

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