ISSA Logo - time to update it?

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ISSA Logo - time to update it?

Post by Marcus Rietema » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:03 am

Is there an official ISSA Logo? I haven't been able to find one here on the site. If there isn't one we should ask people to submit ideas. We need to develop the ISSA brand identity and a proper logo is the first step.
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:14 pm

Marcus,

This is the ISSA's logo dating back at least until 1995:

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The only time I used it was as a background graphic on the 2008 Rules layout.

Any alteration, improvement, change or direction the members want to go is more than doable.
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Post by Pat Chewning » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:11 pm

I like the "SLALOM" logo with the cones and the virtual wheel-tracks going thru them.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:17 pm

The slalom logo was made for the magazine. When Adam Trahan created this site, he suggested we'd use it also for the online version - which he intended as an online magazine.

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:45 pm

So........there is a lot of talented people in the slalomworld....why not start a comp concerning the logo? (if it has to be changed)
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Post by Art Pryde » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:02 am

I agree with Pat, and Hopefully Adam will let us use it as "the logo".

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Post by Marcus Rietema » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:04 pm

Neither the "Slalom" logo or the "ISSA" logo are effective in my opinion.

The "Slalom" logo doesn't say "ISSA" or most importantly "International Skateboard Slalom Association" anywhere. It is completely generic and does nothing to brand the association.

The "ISSA" logo is better since it at least is tied to the association with the letters "ISSA" but once again does nothing to let people outside the sport know what the acronym "ISSA" stands for.

My suggestion is that we create a logo that includes the acronym "ISSA", the words "International Slalom Skateboard Association" and possibly a silhouetted slalom skater in action with cone(s).

Here are some examples of logos that use silhouetted skaters to get their message across. Both of these logos tell a story.

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I think a contest to develop a new logo would be great. Suggestions?
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:40 pm

We have Mika on our site.
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:21 pm

robert gaisek wrote:We have Mika on our site.
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Thank you Robert! I really liked the logo you guys created for the 2008 World's featuring "Mika". Would you guys be willing to create something along those lines for the ISSA?
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:30 pm

I will forward this question to the "big" guys in the gang. It sounds like a great honour to me.
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:30 am

robert gaisek wrote:I will forward this question to the "big" guys in the gang. It sounds like a great honour to me.
Thank you! If anyone else is interested in submitting an ISSA logo please do!
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Post by Rick Floyd » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:36 pm

Marcus Rietema wrote:
robert gaisek wrote:I will forward this question to the "big" guys in the gang. It sounds like a great honour to me.
Thank you! If anyone else is interested in submitting am ISSA logo please do!
I do a lot of work like this - so much that time is an issue...but I'll try to crank a few out as roughs or comps to use as a starting point. Don't hang me if I can't get to it though! :-)

Pierre Gravel is someone I'd highly recommend for this type of thing too - at least on our side of the pond.
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Post by Miguel Marco » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:22 pm

Rick Floyd wrote:Pierre Gravel is someone I'd highly recommend for this type of thing too - at least on our side of the pond.
Definitely!!! Pierre's work in that domain is outstanding. But he might be in the same situation you are Rick. He's usually burried in work...

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Post by Rick Floyd » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:16 am

Miguel Marco wrote:
Rick Floyd wrote:Pierre Gravel is someone I'd highly recommend for this type of thing too - at least on our side of the pond.
Definitely!!! Pierre's work in that domain is outstanding. But he might be in the same situation you are Rick. He's usually burried in work...
We could always skip a race and work on the ISSA logo instead..........................nah! :-p
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Post by Pierre Gravel » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:29 pm

Rick Floyd wrote:
Miguel Marco wrote:
Rick Floyd wrote:Pierre Gravel is someone I'd highly recommend for this type of thing too - at least on our side of the pond.
Definitely!!! Pierre's work in that domain is outstanding. But he might be in the same situation you are Rick. He's usually burried in work...
We could always skip a race and work on the ISSA logo instead..........................nah! :-p
Thanks for the kind words guys, i'll try to submit a design soon.
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Post by Rick Floyd » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:09 pm

speak of the devil...(american colloquialism which is not meant to directly associate the individual in question with satan, but to point out that we were just talking about said individual...and no, I don't know how to say that in French!)

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Post by Antonio Saluena » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:26 pm

What do you think of this? Has to be polished, just a try.
I think it's up to date since the model is Dominik from the Worlds in Gothenburg...

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:30 pm

I think it looks great! It´s all there......name and a living legend.
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:05 pm

Yes.

A skateboarding silhouette.

No one's done that before.

While we're at it, why not change the name to IGSA "Lite"?
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Re: logo

Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:23 pm

Antonio Saluena wrote:What do you think of this? Has to be polished, just a try.
I think it's up to date since the model is Dominik from the Worlds in Gothenburg...

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Great first effort! Let's see the ideas keep coming! Thanks!!
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Post by Rick Floyd » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:30 pm

Wesley Tucker wrote:Yes.

A skateboarding silhouette.

No one's done that before.

While we're at it, why not change the name to IGSA "Lite"?
What - did you eat a "mean" pill today or something? At least people are putting stuff out there to be considered. How about "great to have you submitting some work, keep those submissions coming".

**NOTE*** Just saw Marcus' post...exactly!

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Post by Cat Young » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:03 am

Wesley Tucker wrote:Yes.

A skateboarding silhouette.

No one's done that before.

While we're at it, why not change the name to IGSA "Lite"?
Nice job Antonio!

I know a lot of people are just too nice to say it, but I'm not.
Wesley, if you don't have anything constructive to say pertaining to the task at hand, shut up.
Others may have great ideas or something to submit, but with idiotic comments like the one above, they may not want to submit anything for fear of being ridiculed.
How do you think this is constructive?

I asked Maggie, my co-worker, and a non-skater, what she thought of the logo... if it was something that would catch her eye. She said it was nice, but would be cool if the skater was turning around the letters.... as if the letters were somehow cones.

I thought this was a great idea! Something to think about.
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Post by Rick Floyd » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:19 am

I am loathe to get into internet keyboard battles - but that was uncalled for for sure.

Antonio said, "Has to be polished, just a try". Wes, that's why I asked if you took a mean pill - I think in your profession you know better. An artist starts with thumbnail sketches, they are presented and people brainstorm and make suggestions, then maybe a rough is submitted and the process repeats, then a comp, then a final design. Everyone has bad days - hopefully this was just one of yours.

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:03 am

Wasn´t this his birthday? Maybe he´s really drunk?
Maybe I will shut up now? Yes.
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Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:21 pm

Marcus,

I still have the official ISSA logo stamp, if you'd ever need that one. I guess it's an ISSA object that should be transferred from president to president (along with the presidential envelope in the drawer).
The stamp has this look (note image is slightly cut on this one:)
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I used it for official invitations to the East Block countries back in the 90's. It may still be needed if we want to provide "official" documents to help Russians to obtain visas.

I'm all for a new logo. It should remain a logo though, so not too big, not too decorative, more stylized. We need something that looks good even in very small size.

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:35 am

My idea is something a little more direct, a little '60s retro and colorful. Something about this makes me think of Jan & Dean, Val Surf and the temperature outside is 95 degrees:

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Then, the abbreviated version:

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Post by Pierre Gravel » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:07 pm

Thanks you for your proposal Wesley,
Maybe if it doesn't make it here you could submit it to a Paper Mill Co.. ;-)

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:16 pm

You know, Pierre, I used to sling ink for a living. Might again someday.

I wonder how many "black liquor," "headbox" and "yankee cylinder" jokes I can stuff in here?
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Post by Antonio Saluena » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:22 pm

two new tries...
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:24 pm

Antonio,

What type face is that? I've used it before but can't find it in my folio and can't remember the name.
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Post by Antonio Saluena » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:25 pm

by the way, guess the skater?

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Post by Antonio Saluena » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:28 pm

I don't have it here, I'll check tomorrow.

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Re: logo

Post by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:26 pm

Antonio Saluena wrote:two new tries...

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I like this one, what about a small white cone at the bottom right of the "I" ?
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:53 am

Antonio,

I found it. ITC Serpentine.

Knew I had used it before.
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Post by Rick Floyd » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:53 pm

Just playing with Antonio's idea - his typeface, Pirnack in silhoutte from a Fadell photo...

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:09 am

That's killer Rick. I think that strainght on shot of Dave, leaning at that impossible angle shows the "speed" or "torque" more than some of the other shots above.

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:20 am

I really like Rick's and Antonios first one. It's got to show action and speed.

Antonio- is that Pelleplast?
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Post by Antonio Saluena » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:10 am

Very nice Rick! Pirnack's style is amazing! I think it's great to have one of the best up to date skaters as a part in the logo!
In my second try i used Luca, one of my idols!

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Post by Claude Regnier » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:05 am

That's perfect. We know Pirnack is always sitting on his Slalomass.

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:14 am

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Maybe a female rider? One of the best slalompics I ever seen.

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Post by Antonio Saluena » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:54 pm

Two more, retro style!

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:25 pm

What about Rick's Pirnak and Robo's Julie as bookends on an ISSA in the middle? I like Rick's shading on Dave, could you do the same to Julie?

I've got zero skills at this, but appreciate the efforts.

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:30 pm

My skills are like yours.....zero, but the pic is in here somewere. Maybe someone can try?
I just played a little with Antonio´s ( no...not that ) and they even work negative...pretty nice.
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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:36 pm

It might also be helpful to consider what we'll use the logo for.

We want something that will reproduce on a tshirt, right?

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Post by Cat Young » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:11 pm

Joe Iacovelli wrote:It might also be helpful to consider what we'll use the logo for.

We want something that will reproduce on a tshirt, right?
And stickers/bumper stickers???
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Post by Donald Campbell » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:33 pm

just a stupid question to be thrown in the round:
who will be the person to decide which way to go or not?

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:55 pm

I think we should have a contest. Preliminary voting round, get a couple finalists and then vote for our favorite out of those 2-3 finalists.
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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:01 pm

Donald,

I'll be deciding this in addition to making the decisions on which contests get which standings and naming all the babies born to slalom skateboarders this year. I don't like how things went in 2008, so this year I'm taking over. Infact if all further submissions could be labeled JISSA for Joe I's Slalom Skateboard Association, I'd be most greatful.

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:21 pm

Joe,

Trust me: there's nothing to stop you.

If you can just figure out how to get the PayPal account to deposit into your bank, you'd be all set.

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:26 pm

Karl Floitgraf wrote:I think we should have a contest. Preliminary voting round, get a couple finalists and then vote for our favorite out of those 2-3 finalists.
Way to go!

Put up a date and send in the logo´s!
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