What is the logo for the To Pirates? For the Hittoni Hullwalkers? How about the Jupiter Jacks? Well, Junkie, those logos are now up to you (or someone artsy that you know). That's right, Dark Øverlord Media is launching "THE STARTER Team Logo Contest." We are offering $50 to each of 18 winning logos created for the Tier One GFL teams. Click here to get full contest details

GFL Logo

You can enter as many logos as you like, even multiple logos for the same team. Say three of your logos are chosen, you win $150. Say you get all eighteen? Then you get $900.

More important than the money is that these logos will be used for the remainder of The Galactic Football League series, which is six more books (including THE STARTER). 

You do not have to be a Junkie to enter. Yes, you can go get your brother-in-law to be a ringer. I'm a freakin' mercenary here, I don't care who does the logos as long as they get done, and get done good (I've been hanging around the FDO™ for too long, as you can tell by my English). 

No, seriously, CLICK HERE for contest details! 

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This looks like a job for...

Me! I think I will be able to do this no problem, but I first have to design. I'm salivating.

P.S. - use Illustrator for this, the lines will be cleaner.

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"Top Gunners gun from the top, mutherfucker!"

 

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Back off the...

All I ask is for folks to back-off the Chilich Spider-Bears--- I've been that team in our Fantasty football league now for 2 years and been trying to finish the Logo! Those Spider Bears are my babies!!!!!!!

Oh man oh man oh man!!!

PS- not saying don't design for it, please I could end up being a lazy ass- but reality is I have abasic design that I've just needed reason to refine ...

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Oy! The first entry is for the Spider-Bears!

Yes, believe it or not, we have one entry in the can for the Spider-Bears already. Submitted years ago, actually. But work on your design, sir -- may the best Spider-Bear win.

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BOOYA!!!!

Now that's a contest I can sink my teeth into! Gonna be a little heated, me thinks, but thankfully I have my plastic sporks all nice and pointy --> so stand back beotches!

It'll be good to crack open Illustrator again and dig into some vector madness... feeling the cash roll in already, along with Fame, Fortune, and Everything That Goes With It!!!

-Sci-FiGeek Version 2.0 - Bigger, better, stronger... and with improved green goo!

"Big Fish," Dark Øverlørd Media In-Høuse Graphic Designer  •  CBBC Røad Captain    scottpond.com  •  Grand Mafioso of NH

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Wow, Chill out there Jigsaw!

Wow, Chill out there Jigsaw! But really why to serious?  

Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum

Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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Does anyone have any tips about programs to use?

Preferably something cheap (free) that an idiot can use?? Or any tips in general about how to approach something like this? I have never used a computer to draw/ design something. Any tips are welcome. 

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Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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Sounding like an Aussie already!

 

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Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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Is "Oy" Aussie or Yiddish?

All Hail the FDO!

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All Hail the FDØ!
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you may be out of luck

The best program for this stuff is Adobe Illustrator, but that's expensive. See if a friend has access to it. Who knows, your library may have a computer with the Adobe Creative suite on it.

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Are you kidding? the

Are you kidding? the possibility of winning $900 and the fame of creating the logos used for advertising and the future editions of this series? This is serious!

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"Top Gunners gun from the top, mutherfucker!"

 

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I believe that what be a aussie thing. Yiddish I believe has

I believe that what be a aussie thing. Yiddish may have a word like that but considering Scotts in Australia Im going to go with the Aussie thing. Scott may be fluent in Yiddish for all I know and I could be wrong. 

Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum

Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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no talent

Finger paint is all they trust me with here at "HOME". Sorry about being unable to create a cool logo. I have composed an interperative dance for each team though. Would that help?

As a matter of fact, that is a roll of quarters in my pocket.
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Interpretive dance = no

Sorry, that's a little hard to print. 

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Who else?

I am working on a design for the Bartel Water Bugs, and I like it so far.  My son helped me pick the colours.  I may need to make a t-shirt.  How many other folks are participating? [-Seth Hanisek, Fullback, Woo Wallcrawlers (#152, p171 bitches!)]

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Inkscape

Try Inkscape, a free vector graphics program and alternative to illustrator (I use it all the time).  http://www.inkscape.org [-Seth Hanisek, Fullback, Woo Wallcrawlers (#152, p171 bitches!)]

 >>>[-Seth "The Hammer" Hanisek, Fullback, Woo Wallcrawlers]

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Can't wait

This contest is going to be loads of fun

can't wait to start designing

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Im trying. I need to find a program to use first. Not having

Im trying. I need to find a program to use first. Not having much luck though! 

Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum

Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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Art programs

Electronic art comes in basically two flavours: raster and vactor.  Raster graphics use coloured pixels to display the art, vector graphics use math to draw lines.  The industry standards for these types are Adobe Photoshop for raster, and Adobe Illustrator for vector (wayt o go Adobe).  However these programs are super pricey.

A free alternative to Photoshop is GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/), available for Mac, Windows and Linux.  It is nearly as powerful as Photoshop... and free.

Logos are particularly suited to vactor format, as they need to be scalable (and they thend to use solid lines and colours).  Inkscape (see my comment here) is a free vector program that (again) is nearly as good as illustrator.

Have fun!

[-Seth Hanisek, Fullback, Woo Wallcrawlers (#152, p171 bitches!)]

 >>>[-Seth "The Hammer" Hanisek, Fullback, Woo Wallcrawlers]

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Another option is to draw it by hand and scan it in

I kind of suck with computer programs so I may go that route

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I've tried to use GIMP with little success.

It has a very steep learning curve. At least it seems so to me. I've never played with Photoshop because it's always been too pricey for me.

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Thanks! I've never heard of Inkscape. I'll give it a try.

I love donation based projects and actually DO give $$$ to the ones I find useful.

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You have almost the right attitude ...

Here, let me help you:

"I'm working on the Bartel Water Bugs logo, and any of you little bitches that are doing the same are wasting your time. The Nightshade will crush your puny artistic efforts! Bring it on, bitches, bring it on."

There, that sounds good! 

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Thanks for the info, I grabbed Inkscape and Im trying to figure

Thanks for the info, I grabbed Inkscape and Im trying to figure it out. Its not to bad though. 

Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum

Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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I was thinking the same thing, but Im worried about the colors.

I was thinking the same thing, but Im worried about the colors. Do I use paint or markers? How well will they show up? You know what I mean? 

Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum

Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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I'd go with paint if you're any good with it

I was probably going to use colored pencils myself. Keep it simple, make the pixel count high and then shrink the image and it should work fine. At this point, I'm not sure I'm going to have the time though.

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