First of all, thanks to everybody who suggested names for the K101, the sheer amount of responses really took me by surprise and the guys in China had a very tough time choosing their favourite, hence the delay in the announcing the winner… sorry about that! It’s really great to see so many people interested in this gadget.
After much deliberating, they have decided to go with Pepone’s suggestion, and so the K101 will henceforth be known as the Revo! The guys think that Revo summarises the ethos of the device perfectly, combining the retro element with the evolution of technology into a short, catchy name that looks great written down and sounds pretty cool as well. Congratulations to Pepone! The staff over at k1gba will be contacting you soon!
So without further ado, let’s kick off part 2.
This part of the competition is a little bit tougher as it calls for some graphic design wizardry. What they’re after is a classy looking logo that incorporates the new name. The logo will then be printed onto the device itself in thumbnail form, and onto the packaging as part of the artwork. There are no sizing regulations this time around, but bearing in mind the logo will be printed both small and large, here are some pointers.
- Keep it clean, remember that it needs to be readable in thumbnail form.
- If you’re using Photoshop or Gimp (free open source software, check it out if you’ve not heard of it), please supply the PSD or equivalent project file and jpgs too.
- Make sure that any images you use in your design are high enough resolution that they won’t become blocky or blurred when scaled up. If you’re making your design from scratch, using Vectors might be the way to go because they’re infinitely scalable. Up to you though.
- The logo will be printed onto white handhelds, at least to begin with, so make sure that if you’re using white in your logo then it will be readable against white plastic. Ideally, your logo would be readable against both white and black backgrounds.
- The logo must include both the name “Revo” and the model number “K101”.
- You can enter as many times as you like, please keep the files for each design in their own folder when emailing them.
- You can submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The competition will run until the
10th1st of September.
Unfortunately this time I won’t be posting the submitted entries on here for all to see. I’m away on holiday in the internet free wilderness for the next 10 days (nope, there’s not even a 3G connection!) and I don’t trust my housemates to do it for me without accidentally deleting the entire blog or something. The dudes at K1GBA will look after all entries until I get back, at which point I might stick them up here in a gallery. On a side note, if you’re a new poster and your comments end up in a moderation queue, I apologise. I will sort out all the approvals when I get back. I would remove the need for moderation entirely, but the fact that Akismet has thus far blocked nearly 12,000 spam messages from being posted here means to turn it off would be a blog suicide!
Good luck to everybody entering part 2, and congrats again to Pepone!