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jayeskreezy
Sep 14, 2006, 12:45 AM
Currently im working on a magazine website and I need a logo. Im very knowledgeable in photoshop, but I just dont have the time to design a quality logo because this shop needs to go up within the next week. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to design me a quality magazine logo? It doesnt have to be anything off the wall that people pay hundreds of dollars for, but just something clean that will make people want to shop at my site. It doesnt have to be grandiose like im selling electronics. I'd just like a "$" somewhere in it and pics somehow of the magazines.

If interested I'll PM you the slogan and actual website name.

please reply here or PM me ASAP

here's some examples of nice ones:
here (http://www.turnkeycreation.com/demo/mag2/)
and here (http://www.magsforless.com/products.cfm?PID=339&RID=52)


let me know if you can help me out



vectormasked
Sep 14, 2006, 02:07 AM
Have you ever gone to the dentist and asked to get your teeth whiten just a little for free?

Blue Velvet
Sep 14, 2006, 02:12 AM
How much will you be paying for this logo? You yourself are being paid to do this site, right?

faustfire
Sep 14, 2006, 02:15 AM
It doesnt have to be anything off the wall that people pay hundreds of dollars for, but just something clean that will make people want to shop at my site.

People don't pay hundreds of dollars for logos, they pay thousands.

billyboy
Sep 14, 2006, 05:57 AM
People don't pay hundreds of dollars for logos, they pay thousands.
The guy who designed my avatar in full resolution suitable for monitor and printing press requirements plus a dozen variations of poses of the pisstaker character, plus a couple of full size logos that included his own take on a font and the same character, plus a logo for another site and a new colour scheme for the site - he charged me $180. We think he is brilliant, has a great imagination, he does work for a major web design company so its not like he is a teenager (no disrespect) hobbying around, and can turn stuff round literally in hours. PM me if you want his details.

dornoforpyros
Sep 14, 2006, 07:26 AM
Have you ever gone to the dentist and asked to get your teeth whiten just a little for free?

i love how they always add "please" (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=223156) to their request.

Anyone catch the episode of The Office (US) where the photographer was in the office and Michael asked him to take photo of every one?

Michael: "hey, how about a group photo?"
Photographer: "Umm sorry I can't really do that, I'm only re-embursed for the ID photos"
Michael: "oh come on, isn't that just one of those computer cameras anyways?"
Photographer: "You mean digital?"

Cooknn
Sep 14, 2006, 07:36 AM
People don't pay hundreds of dollars for logos, they pay thousands.I paid $25 (http://www.gotlogos.com).

primalman
Sep 14, 2006, 09:28 AM
I paid $25 (http://www.gotlogos.com).

Well, you're definitely getting what you paid for...:eek:

primalman
Sep 14, 2006, 09:38 AM
Originally Posted by jayeskreezy

here's some examples of nice ones:


You have a week and you can't take 5 minutes to make this?

njmac
Sep 14, 2006, 09:52 AM
Well, you're definitely getting what you paid for...:eek:

You don't like cooknn's logo? I like it, and I don't think he's hurting for business :confused:

macdon401
Sep 14, 2006, 10:05 AM
...I.m really busy so could someone come over to my house and cook my dinner, not a big three course thing just a sandwhich and some soup, after that, cause Im tired could you wash my car, not detail it, just a little wash, and later the back of the house needs a new coat of paint, not the whole house...can't pay you but I will tell a ll my friends what a sucker you are....
I really can't believe some people on this site ....!
R

Cooknn
Sep 14, 2006, 10:21 AM
Well, you're definitely getting what you paid for...:eek:Heh. Okay, I could have been used more tact with my comment, but my intention was to show that you don't need to spend thousands. Take a look at the work on gotlogos.com (http://www.gotlogos.com) - not just at my logo. This guy does great work, IMHO.

jayeskreezy
Sep 14, 2006, 12:14 PM
How much will you be paying for this logo? You yourself are being paid to do this site, right?

no this is my site...im not being paid to do it...I purchased the hosting space and im putting my time into the store which is why I dont have time to design the logo because I have a fulltime job and a parttime job outside of this site

jayeskreezy
Sep 14, 2006, 12:18 PM
You have a week and you can't take 5 minutes to make this?

thats not the part I like about the logo...i liked the magazines in the background actually...the pic u listed looked like a ms paint design

...i'd appreciate only serious posters...im not asking too much...i got a top of the line logo done 2 years ago in exchange for a gmail account...its a magazine site...have u seen most of them lately? its really not much to it...i just dont have time because I know im a perfectionist and it takes me like 2 hours to do something non perfectionists will do in 20 minutes

....and as far as im concerned coming over someones house to cook dinner for 3 meals a day is way more work...im also a fulltime wife-thanks for those though who are willing to help

jayeskreezy
Sep 14, 2006, 12:20 PM
Heh. Okay, I could have been used more tact with my comment, but my intention was to show that you don't need to spend thousands. Take a look at the work on gotlogos.com (http://www.gotlogos.com) - not just at my logo. This guy does great work, IMHO.

yeah his stuff is nice, but I can do those myself...my issue is a time thing and while i know time is money at the end of the day in order to save $25 i'd take the time to do it myself

ATD
Sep 14, 2006, 12:29 PM
... will do in 20 minutes


I am quite sure that the examples you posted (most of them not all) as to the level of design you are shooting for, took more than 20 min.

faustfire
Sep 14, 2006, 12:47 PM
Well, you're definitely getting what you paid for...:eek:

Seriously.

mouchoir
Sep 14, 2006, 01:02 PM
...i'd appreciate only serious posters...im not asking too much...

These are all serious posters, and I guess you are asking too much.

You should have checked some previous threads in this section where other people have asked for people to work for nothing. It's never pretty.

primalman
Sep 14, 2006, 01:08 PM
These are all serious posters, and I guess you are asking too much.

You should have checked some previous threads in this section where other people have asked for people to work for nothing. It's never pretty.

What he said

primalman
Sep 14, 2006, 01:10 PM
Heh. Okay, I could have been used more tact with my comment, but my intention was to show that you don't need to spend thousands. Take a look at the work on gotlogos.com (http://www.gotlogos.com) - not just at my logo. This guy does great work, IMHO.

Wasn't lookin at your cookin, I went to the site

ChicoWeb
Sep 14, 2006, 01:27 PM
How's this.

Magazine $ite


You can't have a logo with out comic sans.

njmac
Sep 14, 2006, 02:26 PM
im also a fulltime wife-thanks for those though who are willing to help

:eek: a fulltime wife as opposed to a part time wife :confused: If you don't have time to make a logo, you might want to consider the fact that you might not have time to run a website considering you have a full time job, part time job, and are a full time wife.

You must be very busy.

macaddict23
Sep 14, 2006, 04:22 PM
The time that you spent posting this thread and replying to others, could've have been spent on designing that logo. Hurry up--time is money!

Lau
Sep 14, 2006, 04:28 PM
The time that you spent posting this thread and replying to others, could've have been spent on designing that logo. Hurry up--time is money!

Excellent point. :p

tedsmith3rd
Sep 14, 2006, 05:32 PM
It is not unreasonable to ask for a free logo, it's probably not even all that rude. It is unreasonable to expect that people will give you free stuff, and if nobody does you've got nothing to complain about.

Some people who spend massive amounts of time on macrumors get quite rude when they see a request for free work. Instead of ignoring the request they spend a good deal of unpaid time tearing down the requester. If you check out profiles, you'll note that a number of these people are unemployed. They apparently believe that doing free work is a waste of their time, while arguing with cheapskates is not.

The value of design is irrelevant to this issue. Someone will design a passable logo for you. Or maybe you'll open photoshop, go way overboard with drop-shadows, lens flares, and fonts to do it yourself. You essentially asked for a crappy logo and somehow the job will get done. The only question is who will spend the time to do it. You said that you don't want to. So surely it can't be all that unreasonable to do your begging in a place for people interested in "Design and Graphics."

ezekielrage_99
Sep 14, 2006, 10:45 PM
The time that you spent posting this thread and replying to others, could've have been spent on designing that logo. Hurry up--time is money!

Just do what all crap designers do, find something you like online and rip it off. It's just that simple.


And remember the 3 P's of the web
Piracy
Porn
Plaugurism

I am serious :cool:

macdon401
Sep 15, 2006, 01:11 AM
...speaking of websites, this guy should get the domain name panhandler.com
and branch out into FREE writing, painting, music, illustration, why confine the requests to just logo design, I think he's onto something here!
R

ATD
Sep 15, 2006, 09:33 AM
It is not unreasonable to ask for a free logo, it's probably not even all that rude.


Can't say I agree with that. No matter what motivate you put behind a request like that it shows a lack of respect for the designer or the industry as a whole. Being disrespectful is just plain rude.

MacBoobsPro
Sep 15, 2006, 11:11 AM
Well, you're definitely getting what you paid for...:eek:

Ive just looked at the galleries on that '$25' site. There is a reason they are only $25.

I have worked for design agencies that have charged 7000 for a logo (including initial concepts) and the usual stationery.

BakedBeans
Sep 15, 2006, 11:58 AM
It's like attack of the clones in here. The self righteous clones.

Anyway I'm off to start a site where I get other peoples logos and host them on the net without permission, then I'm going to preach morals to people.

BakedBeans
Sep 15, 2006, 12:07 PM
Just do what all crap designers do, find something you like online and rip it off. It's just that simple.

Plaugurism

I am serious :cool:


I prefer "eclectic"

decksnap
Sep 15, 2006, 02:22 PM
Ive just looked at the galleries on that '$25' site. There is a reason they are only $25.

Oh the irony. Aren't half of the logos on YOUR logo site lifted from another not-so-respected-and-busted-for-plagiarism-several-times website called logo works? link (http://www.baddesignkills.com/logoworks)

chasemac
Sep 16, 2006, 01:13 AM
Don't ever post that **** again! No freebies live here. We are all wolves!:D

ATD
Sep 16, 2006, 07:05 PM
Just do what all crap designers do, find something you like online and rip it off. It's just that simple.


And remember the 3 P's of the web
Piracy
Porn
Plaugurism

I am serious :cool:


Apparently you are right, people feel that it's alright to do anything with stuff from the web. Yesterday I noticed a hugh spike in the number of people downloading from my site. I following the links back and found to my surprise that these X-Men fans feel it's quite alright to download and rip apart my portfolio then repost it online. Their obsessions with this stuff is a little scary.

http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239817&page=40

Then scroll down the page halfway.

I noticed a lot of stuff from the X-Men photoshoots there as well. How they get this stuff is beyond me. This is one reason I don't even talk about current projects.

Snark
Sep 16, 2006, 09:07 PM
Apparently you are right, people feel that it's alright to do anything with stuff from the web. Yesterday I noticed a hugh spike in the number of people downloading from my site. I following the links back and found to my surprise that these X-Men fans feel it's quite alright to download and rip apart my portfolio then repost it online. Their obsessions with this stuff is a little scary.
A shade different than five finger discount design though, I'd have to say. These are just excited fans having a little fun, though using seriously flawed logic in the process; 'Hey, they were posted in a public place for anybody to look at. Nothing wrong with me doing the same thing so I can share them with other fans. I'm not selling them or anything.'

A mix of faulty logic and ignorance, certainly, but these aren't scavengers looking to claim the work of someone else for the sake of profit. Movie fans having some (thoughtless) fun. Not all that obsessive or scary as I see it.

I noticed a lot of stuff from the X-Men photoshoots there as well. How they get this stuff is beyond me. This is one reason I don't even talk about current projects.
I'd put my money on a combination of loose lips (What's that saying about 'once more than one person knows, it's not a secret anymore'?), an underestimation of the power of Google, and some ill advised assumptions about privacy/exclusivity/anonymity in the age of the internet. It doesn't take Indiana Jones to find the Holy Grail these days. ;-)

Snark

ATD
Sep 16, 2006, 09:50 PM
Movie fans having some (thoughtless) fun. Not all that obsessive or scary as I see it.

I know they are not being scavengers looking to claim the work. Like you said, it's thoughtless fun. I was just surprise at the amount of time they spend talking about films and posting about every single last detail. Look at the post counts these people rack up. These are more than likely the same people who call the studios to make sure they don't miss a single detail about their favorite superhero, or even tell them how the movie should be made. And they know exactly who to call. That's a tad obsessive. :eek:

MacBoobsPro
Sep 17, 2006, 05:05 AM
Apparently you are right, people feel that it's alright to do anything with stuff from the web. Yesterday I noticed a hugh spike in the number of people downloading from my site. I following the links back and found to my surprise that these X-Men fans feel it's quite alright to download and rip apart my portfolio then repost it online. Their obsessions with this stuff is a little scary.

http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239817&page=40

Then scroll down the page halfway.

I noticed a lot of stuff from the X-Men photoshoots there as well. How they get this stuff is beyond me. This is one reason I don't even talk about current projects.





That would also explain why I had a spike too. My counter (invisible) went up by a hundred unique visitors (not just hits) soon after posting here. But then again its what I made mine for - generating ideas (not theiving).

macaddicted
Sep 17, 2006, 11:46 AM
Just do what all crap designers do, find something you like online and rip it off. It's just that simple.


It's not stealing it's appropriation. :D

dornoforpyros
Sep 17, 2006, 11:58 AM
I know they are not being scavengers looking to claim the work. Like you said, it's thoughtless fun. I was just surprise at the amount of time they spend talking about films and posting about every single last detail. Look at the post counts these people rack up. These are more than likely the same people who call the studios to make sure they don't miss a single detail about their favorite superhero, or even tell them how the movie should be made. And they know exactly who to call. That's a tad obsessive. :eek:





ummm is it any worse than this forum?... hey what's the next processor upgrade for a MBP? how does the HD differ from a MB?

Although you do have a right to be upset with people stealing content from your site, a few months back I noticed my #1 referral site was myspace simply because jackasses were linking directly to my images. But I did some tweaking to my .htaccess file and replaced all images being linked to myspace with a fun little NSFW image :D

ATD
Sep 18, 2006, 02:34 AM
Although you do have a right to be upset with people stealing content from your site, a few months back I noticed my #1 referral site was myspace simply because jackasses were linking directly to my images. But I did some tweaking to my .htaccess file and replaced all images being linked to myspace with a fun little NSFW image :D

I like that :D.


Actually I not that pissed, just a bit surprised to see my portfolio reposted that way. If they enjoy the images, that's fine. Nothing I can do about it really. After all, I put it into the public eye, it's not like they accessed the stuff off my harddrive.

ezekielrage_99
Sep 18, 2006, 06:54 PM
It's not stealing it's appropriation. :D

At least some people get what the web is all about ;)