Badge Contest

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Badge Contest

Postby Phade » Wed Jul 17, 2002 7:37 pm

Hey All,

It has come to my attention that people are looking for a badge design to distinguish them at cons and such. Here are the contest rules:

* Must contain the full official AnimeMusicVideos.org logo.
* Must contain a spot for the wearer's name. Entries may contain a spot for an avatar image, but this is not necessary.
* Must not contain any anime characters or likenesses, though original characters are ok.
* Entries must be emailed to phadeguy@hotmail.com. PLEASE EMAIL A LINK TO THE IMAGE (otherwise Phade's email box will fill up really really fast)
* Entries may not be displayed to the general public before the conclusion of the contest. Entries that are displayed before the conclusion of the contest will be disqualified.
* The winning entry will be the chosen by and up to the sole judgement of Phade.
* Rules are subject to change at any time.
* Entries must be received on or before Monday, July 22, 2002.
* The winning entry will be announced Tuesday, July 23, 2002.

Gook luck and have fun!! :D

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Postby MistyCaldwell » Wed Jul 17, 2002 8:35 pm

I have a question :)

What should we aim for size wise?

Should we optimize for the standard 2 inch round badge or make a rectangular (sp?) size? I guess graphics can always be shrunk but I was wondering in the interest of design layout.
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Postby Phade » Wed Jul 17, 2002 9:11 pm

Hey,

Hmmm, I think I will leave that up to the disgression of the badge artist.

Oh, another thing to keep in mind is printing. Some people have color printers, others just black and white. Also how the badge looks printed at 200 dpi vs. 1200 dpi in both color and b&w.

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Postby Promodo » Wed Jul 17, 2002 11:59 pm

I have sent mine... tif format.. it's around a meg, but let it load, if you'd please. :twisted:
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Postby danielwang » Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:11 pm

What the hell are the app specs? Do we have to leave space for the horizontal slot punch, is there a polychem, dye sub or thermal laminate? Do we draft this on a cam plotter or normal printer?

Last time I designed a badge, I had angry attendees yelling at me over the phone and of course dozens of broken printers and inked up keynotes...


Which would work better:
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|....................punch........................|
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or a vertical card?

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|.............punch.............|
|...................................|
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To made this badge look cool, can we allow for opalescent paint, holofoil or uv/glow imprint? I have it....

Do we each make our own or buy them?
Are thee/should there be
specifications to make sure they all look the same?

I really don't want thousands of different loking badges at the next con I go to... inkjet, color laser, copied, etc...
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Postby MistyCaldwell » Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:15 pm

I think Phade said lay out and size are left up to the artist. I am guessing Phade is doing the judging himself because it makes things faster and it's his site so he has the authority to say what he wants to represent. In fact the reason I am guessing this contest came up is to prevent you from seeing lots of different badge types and styles all representing this one place (since we were disussing it on the convention page)

Whatever the winning design is, I am sure some guidelines or suggestions will be released with the design to advise people how to wear them so they are consistent.

I also checked mine in b+w and low quality to make sure it was still legible at typical badge size or the Otakon registration card style. That is a hanging type and is about 3x5 inches.

I hope most people can print in color. I would even volunteer to print out some of the winning design and take for people to use.

***I'm no authority here..just expressing opinions**** But, I would say people can cheaply laminate or use thick paper and paste it onto a backing. Then take a safety pin and just slip it through the top and hang onto your shirt :) This would work with any style/size
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Postby Chaos Angel » Thu Jul 18, 2002 6:59 pm

This might be fun. Hopefully I can come up with something before Monday...
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Postby Promodo » Thu Jul 18, 2002 8:44 pm

I made mine 3 wide by 2 tall... place for name and studio, and 200 dpi quality.
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Postby danielwang » Fri Jul 19, 2002 1:02 am

I was considering having multiple designs, corner rounded or not, different bar layout... anyway what design do you like? how do you like your badges, how do you like your logos?
NDK, Otakon, AWA is hanging type? are most?

I wanted to have user choose color, but we want ubiquitous ness.
What the h*ll are the a-m-v.org Official Colors or something?!?!

Plain color or background of video reel, files?
FONT?!?!?!
ITALICS?
SIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
HYPNOTIC PINK SHADES WITH GARISHLY COLORED PUKE PURPLE?


If the rules allowed, I WOULD POST A FREAKING PIC HERE but I can't so I just have to do my cleint case study by having you answer the above questiongs RIGHT NOW.

Shouls it say member? Do you want avatar space? Real name or nick? What about member since?


Info example:
kris mccormick
new line cinema, a time warner company
phade
founder since 1955

Removable label with stats?
videos=427
karma=12345, part=274843
opinions=922, usefulness 1003.24
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Postby AMVUserII » Fri Jul 19, 2002 7:49 pm

hmn.......i guess while i design a badge for this site I can design one for my studio..........
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Postby Phade » Fri Jul 19, 2002 8:12 pm

Hey danielwang,

There will be only one winning badge style so that it will be easily recognizable to anyone from anywhere.

The badge can potentially have two sides. The front side should have the logo, name spot, and possibly an avatar spot. The back could be for vital stats and such.

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Postby danielwang » Sat Jul 20, 2002 12:19 am

Multiple styles and colors...
I have a credit card sized style, hanging and horizontal
I also have a business card size, 2 styles again
Also, C5 size badge such as Otakon, AWA, etc...
A4 badges such as NDK, AnimeExpo, the NY con.

Mine comes with Application Notes and Replication Specs...

--- my idea of a good imaging system ---
Get a good color print somewhere, if possible. IF you can get it polyresin/teslin with thermal laminate, that's cool. Or, you can use a glossy business card with space for typing, etc. Blank cardstock can be thermalam or polychem synthetic dyesub glossing.

Cheapo people can use mailing tape to attach 2 business cards. But if you really want this to last: Get the Teslin, get the PolyChem, get the resin laminate (NO EDGES, teslin will bond). It looks very sharp and it uses the same method people use for Fake Ids... use the thermal convection rollers at Kinkos. If you cannot get teslin, then use cam plotter paper.
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Postby danielwang » Sat Jul 20, 2002 10:53 am

up to the badge artist, yes...
but its really hard for me to do anything without a case study so...

i think i'll do a poll in the "General AMV" forum
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Postby Hitori » Sat Jul 20, 2002 12:33 pm

This seems interesting.... But I can't find the time to make one.. Actually, I am moving my video/graphics stuff to another computer. Sure looks fun though. :o
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Postby danielwang » Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:07 am

is it a (c) violation if i put a lookalike premiere windows in the background of the card/banner ad/tag?

i cant post a picture of course but the name premier is not in it

hopefully adobe wont sue me like dmitri or something! theyre always so intellectual-property-lawsuit happy of course but ill make sure its not so obvious this time
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