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Sun Apr 6, 2008, 7:46 AM
long time no new journal entry added, so here's one.

So what's new?

- I have finally bought a new sanserif font, FF DIN. love on a first sight.
- I'm working on a new architectural project, a museum of contemporary art in historical center of Olomouc. bit stuck at the moment to be true.
- I'm hating the weather outside at the moment, so much.
- I've upgraded my website since the last journal entry - it's still simple non-flash and non-shiny-moving stuff site, but I think it works ok now.
ra30412.com
- The Shift.jp new logo contest has ended. Many people and friends from dA, even myself, sent them their concepts, but non of us won or at least got to "excelent works" section. The choosen logos are pretty weird in my opinion, some of them interesting but totally unusable, other simply horrible. Most of them aren't even logos, at least in the way I understand what logo is. Complete lack of any comunication with us, designers who sent the logo concepts, didn't add too much to the feeling I have about the whole contest as well.
www.shift.jp.org/en/archives/2… - anyway, make your own opinion on how it ended and how well did the jury select the best works.

hope you're all doing fine guys and girls, sending big hug to my gf (even though she's standing right next to me), take care everyone!

- raven out



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  • Listening to: anything from jethro tull to bjork
  • Reading: A Hildebrant: Probem formy ve vytvarnem umeni
  • Watching: Red Dwarf
  • Playing: with t-splines for rhino4
  • Eating: very little due to lack of money
  • Drinking: coffee. a lot of it.
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1NNU3NDO Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I agree about the "logos" man. They're just designs, not logos at all. Especially the ones that could qualify as an actual logo are crap, and the other ones are useless.

Frustrating when people, especially the contest starters don't know the difference...
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Ikaruga Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
wow !! love the new site :D !! the selection of the best shift logos are indeed.. soso . : < you should ve been up there
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Raven30412 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
i'm glad you like it :) it's very simple though, I still want to create something more "in motion"...
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worC Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
zOMG those "excellent works" are nothing but crappy works imo, they have a weird vision of excellence :confused:
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Raven30412 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
yeah. they lack any elagance and "graphical purity". i think that most of them are done by artists, not graphical desingers. and that the jury were artist too, without any deeper knowledge of graphic design. maybe i just don't understand those works, maybe it's "next step" which I just didn't took yet, but I'd almost say it's more probable that they are just crap mostly.
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worC Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ROFL yeah let's say those logos sucks :lol: I agree with the fact that they were not designed with "identity" in mind but rather "graphical art", which is completely different and not suited for a company (I think)...
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Raven30412 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
yeah, exactelly. I knew that too cool, corporate-like logo is not gonna work, and I fully understand that logo for such a website must be much more about art and without too contemporary style. but that's no excuse for the fact, that logos they chose don't work, and most of them are piece of crap created without elementery noiton about geometry, composition and profesional approach. :)
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worC Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yep, even if they're more art than identity they still suck a lot. But the fact that you "lost" that contest is a good reason to find another one :p
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denzmixed Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
use your DIN in ur journal! we have the same taste. :p
yummy font isn't it?
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Raven30412 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I will, I'm preparing CSS file for my journal :D
yeah, it's totaly awesome font.
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