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The New dA Logo Concept by TheRyanFord The New dA Logo Concept by TheRyanFord
Along with the venerable *arpad, I present to you this new dA logo concept.

There is an entire article explaining the ideas behind this design, so I'll let you read that.

*arpad was mostly responsible for the crafting of the mark (the dA shape) whereas I was mostly focused on typography and overall direction.

What you see here are the 3 variants of the logo:
:bulletblack: The 'default' logo
:bulletblack: Sans enclosure
:bulletblack: What we call the "tight spaces" version, for use when horizontal space is minimal.
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:iconwhispgrove:
whispgrove Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Nice, but somehow gives me the feeling of a company for sports-shoes
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:icondisneynumber1fan:
disneynumber1fan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! This is tonnes better than the new logo... you should start a petition to get it changed to this instead :)
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
The new logo for this site is not so terrible I need to petition a private company to change it. Let's get real, here.
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:icondisneynumber1fan:
disneynumber1fan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I was trying to pay you a compliment... I won't bother next time.
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   General Artist
With a prettier and brighter green it would look really nice. :) Good alternative. 
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:iconisolatedpsycho:
IsolatedPsycho Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Better than the new one
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:iconsamuelsk:
SamuelSk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
wau nice!
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:iconmansy-graphics:
mansy-graphics Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful and distinctive work,
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You can also find Free PSD Logo Templates renewed daily here: PSDFly.com
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:iconnyxtheflyingkatfish:
NyxTheFlyingKatFish Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
cool
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:iconearfight:
earfight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Reminds me of old Sega which is massive tick in my book's :]
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yep. Too bad we're not using it. :-\
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:iconearfight:
earfight Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
The current DA logo looks pretty similar to the Melbourne Docklands Land Rover logo. especialy when they have it in plane white.

Ah well maybe one day they will take it on :].
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Used one of the logo design here :) => [link]
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:iconsa-cool:
sa-cool Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
awesome logo & great type! :)
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:iconsalmanarif:
salmanarif Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Love it! It's being used for watermarks right now as far as I know... :thumbsup:
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:iconemerjean:
emerjean Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009   Interface Designer
Where is it now? It disappeared! Why isn't it used yet?
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:icono-l-pixel:
o-l-pixel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
May i ask you, which font you used for the logo?
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:icono-l-pixel:
o-l-pixel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Clear and simple. Love it!
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:iconhmspeedfreek:
HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
What font are you using on this?
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:iconsostopher:
Sostopher Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
A modified version of Klavika.
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:iconhmspeedfreek:
HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Interesting. Thanks!
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:iconmr-dummy:
Mr-Dummy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Sorry but I thinks the old is better....
But nevertheless....Goood work
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:iconuribaani:
Uribaani Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
The Symbol is very nice, but the font just doesnt fit with the symbol imo. Might have something with the fact that I love modern and sharp fonts though. ;)
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:iconlowert:
lowert Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
looks cool
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:icondigitalam:
digitalAM Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
looks preaty good.
ARt is too bold i think..
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:iconapexmedia:
ApexMedia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Love it!
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:iconmysterian:
mysterian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Hi,
Any chance of extending the deadline for the logo contest for those of us that were too slow off the mark to add their contributions to the cause?
I had a couple of ideas that may not be "the one" but might definitely give you a fresh take that leads to something that you like.
[link]
[link]
Cheers and best wishes on the redesign!
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Hi Liquid ^_^

I did my version for the dA logo. I know I am too late but I want to share it with you. Maybe you like it (do not think so but I have nothing to lose... :D)

Here it is --> [link]

Thanks for your time ^_^
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:iconlancerdrake:
lancerdrake Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I simply agree with ur signature because i experience that in the office
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:icondorarpol:
dorarpol Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
heyyyaa....im late to see this contest,im intersted to join this logo contest.....but nice concept,may i knows the entries ? ^^
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:icondorarpol:
dorarpol Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
heyy..nice concept,im interested to join..but im late to see this contest...may i knows the entries ? ^^
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:icondorarpol:
dorarpol Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
heyy..nice concept,im interested to join..but im late to see this contest...may i knows the entries ? ^^
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:icontsr-pr:
TSR-Pr Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
It looks really nice. It's simple but effective :)
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:icondiogommalves:
DiogommAlves Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
It is a nice design, well balanced, fine lines, harmonious!

Liked it... tough i think that the "A" should be more expressive... for an ignorant person that doesn't know the mark i think it would be a little confuse...
like "Do" or something...
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:iconkulderzipken:
kulderzipken Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
I am a big fan of all your work, but I really don't like this logo:
- I like the font, but the ART is too fat.
- the "da" is quite ugly. It's also not something that leaves a strond impression

Hope something better comes out of the contest (with the same truetype :-))
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:iconamandarobbins:
AmandaRobbins Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional
Logomark looks great but the rounded corners is throwing me off in the word ART. I would have liked to see that without the rounded corners as a complimentary contrast to the rounded forms in deviant. I think the a in deviant could use a little tweaking too, I have trouble reading it as "a" because of the top, I think. Love the e. I'm bothered by the sudden shear on the cross stroke in the t because it's not repeated anywhere else in the deviant type. I can see its there to interact with the A in art but it still bothers me.

Love the logomark, very slick, I like the slightly vintage feel, the style speaks to the 80's and 90's generation that is prevelant on this site. The whole thing together looks fabulous, a worthy update to an already well designed system.
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:iconsynthes:
synthes Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
It looks really nice, I think it has a fresh and modern look.
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:iconceara:
ceara Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is generally quite decent, but I think it could be a little dated. I might be biased since I'm Australian and think it looks a bit like the logo for Queensland Rail - [link] - the older version looked more similar still.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's well-done, but I also don't go much on it personally - but it's really just because of that resemblance.
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:icongrafikdzine:
grafikdzine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
symbol is nice, type falls flat though.
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:iconkarmapilots:
karmapilots Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
the logo mark looks contemporary and in tune with the times. but the type is lagging behind. it looks a little tacky and unbalanced. my humble suggestion is, ryan, you have 1000 times better fonts in your own foundry.
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:iconpendlestock:
pendlestock Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Photographer
I hated it when I first saw it appear in the default icons... but I actually like it now. Very much so
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:iconkouta-kun:
KoUta-KuN Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I like it, but it looks like if it were for a sneakers brand Px

The logo doesn't remind me the word 'ART', but it's still good... =)
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:icono-pie:
o-pie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this and none other should be the new dA logo.
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:iconpicard102:
picard102 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
I don't mind the mark, though I think it does have a dated feel to it, but the type treatment is throwing it off for me. The d and a rub me the wrong way, and overall it seems too tight and maybe condensed.
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:icondavecheesefish:
Davecheesefish Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I find myself wondering what it would look like with "deviant" in bold and "ART" in a lighter font (but still in caps) :)
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:iconfposse:
fposse Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Hahaha, just as i thought. Arpad... :)
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:iconkr-is:
Kr-is Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This one reminds me of the sega logo
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:iconmysticamisery:
MysticaMisery Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
That's exactly what I thought :|

I do like the concept of the logo, but yeah, too much Sega in the logo and I'm not entirely sure about the font... but then again, nothing will ever suit everyone :D
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:iconkr-is:
Kr-is Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
got that right sister
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:iconhemagoku:
hemagoku Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
so i have to make the 3 ?
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