Logo.... COME AND GET IT

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  1. John Klyne

    John Klyne Community Advocate Community Support

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    Hello everyone,

    I currently have a logo...I basically want THE EXACT FONT AND SIZE AND EVERYTHING, BUT...

    I want it to say,


    "only task" in the bigger font, and in the smaller font I want it to say.... "Complete the task. Get what you want." (without the " " marks )

    Can this be done? I will hereby, place your site link in a notable location/position on my site as FREE advertising for you....in one condition......the Logo must be created as I specified, and I must choose that logo to use.

    The site I'll link to, must not be illegal, or pornographic or anything to that extent whatsoever, the link will not be a link that will link to another site, and it will not be used to generate revenue (like ady.l or whatever else link similar to those).

    I have attached my current logo, I just want the above specifications made to it. The first to make it as I specified will receive "free" advertising as I stated above.

    Thank you, and wish you luck....also, thank you in advance for your help your deeds will not go unnoticed (unless you so wish such deeds to not be foretold).

    If the attachment doesn't show anything, it is because the writing is in white....

    Please see logo here if that is the case : http://onlytask.com/wp-content/themes/irresistible/images/logo.png

    Thank you in advance!
     

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  2. essellar

    essellar Community Advocate Community Support

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    It wouldn't be at all hard to do; the large font is just a distressed Arial Black. The lowercase "t" and "e" shapes are a dead giveaway. The lowercase "i" has been modified to fit entirely within the x-height of the font. If someone wants to give it a go and can't find the actual font used, you can just use a crackled paint texture and punch out a suitably-modified Arial Black-shaped hole, remembering to either vertically shrink the "i" characters or eliminate the tittles and cut a new division in the jots. Don't forget to make the crackle transparent, and leave the image as PNG-32 (full-color with an alpha channel). The smaller font is just Arial roman. (Something one pixel taller will look better, since the letters will align better with the pixel grid. It's easy to do both, so do both and let John decide.)

    The problem is the spec. The example logo is all lower-case, except for the WooThemes brand name. Your spec is for upper-case; it won't look the same or have the same feel. Did you actually want the words "ONLY TASK" to appear in upper-case letters, or did you use upper-case just to denote the words? Is the word "ONLY" part of the logo, or did you want ONLY the word "TASK" in the headline? There's too much ambiguity right now.
     
  3. John Klyne

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    Hehe,

    Sorry for my confusing request. The logo would include the words "Only Task" without the punctuation marks. I basically wanted it exactly as it currently is, but just want the words to say different things.

    Where it says "irresistable" I wanted it to say "only task" no letters capital due to some insight from eseller (thank you buddy). Then the words "another free theme by WooThemes" should say "Complete the task. Get what you want." ( I would like the "C" in complete and the "G" in get to be capital please.

    The font and everything else should just be the same, only the words I wanted changed to what I just stated.

    I will amend what I wrote above.

    Thank you for your help. Thanks for the insight eseller.
     
  4. essellar

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    Well, there doesn't seem to be any rush by anyone else to get this done (and it's not like it was a big job or anything). I had to use Helvetica Black rather than Arial Black for the "only task" (the non-italic version of Arial Black seems to be busted on my machine at the moment), but I trimmed the lower-case "t" to match. (Helvetica has a horizontal top to the "t" where Arial's is slanted.)

    logo_new.png
     
  5. John Klyne

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    Hello Essellar,

    Sorry for the delay in my reply. I thank you for the logo, I think it's perfect. I am only trying to figure out how to get it to be my standard logo now.

    When I put it up on my site it shows up as white space, instead of the words. I'm using the Irresistible free woo-theme. I uploaded it on wordpress and so on, but in the logo area it shows just the white space, not the logo : ( I'll try and figure it out.

    Thank you for the logo essellar.

    Thank you for the help. (If you have any idea how I can get this logo to show up ...the site is http://onlytask.com)
     
  6. John Klyne

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    Ah, I figured it out. Thank you Essellar for the help.

    Also, what site would you like me to place on my site/link to it eternally, or for as long as I keep the logo? It was the reason you helped, no? :)
     
  7. essellar

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    Thanks for the offer, John, but I don't need credit.

    It was a sub-one-minute job, and there wasn't a lot of creativity involved. I actually did it because the sorts of folk who could use a link to generate interest in their work weren't responding after a couple of days, and I didn't think you could afford to wait forever.

    Odd -- you'd think that the young turks starting out would want to do a quick job like this (especially after the hints I gave above to bring the size/scope of the job down) to get some link love. Everybody who has the GIMP or a pirated copy of Photoshop installed wants to call himself/herself a designer, but I guess they're really only interested in doing the work they already know how to do. Little jobs like this one can be more valuable over the long run than waiting by the phone for the million-dollar client who's never coming if you've got nothing more than a three-page portfolio site.
     
  8. John Klyne

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    Thank you for the reply, and the offer stands if you need the link in the future.

    And about your comment to the others, I must say I agree. Getting new PAID work is like getting a new girlfriend.

    You have to look like you can protect her, (by showing you've handled other clients in a fasionable manner), you have to show her your dependable (by having a wide range of items in your portfolio), you have to show her you're going to last long (by making sure your domain name is a .com or other non-free related one and that it's longer than a year it was registered) you have to show her some love. And well...the love is what get the new jobs.

    Show the client you can work on small tasks/projects just as well as you can work on large ones.

    .........now to put it in terms I think everyone will understand...no job is too big or too small.

    ex. There was a man named John, with a creaking sound that creaked every moment someone stepped in a particular location. What this Mr. Klyne did, was simple...he called EVERY single contractor to fix it, and to no prevail, it was never fixed, and aside from that they all came with heards of workers to try and nail down the wood on the floor to stop the creaking when you walked by....Eventually this man was going to give up but dialed one last contractor who showed up the next morning. He came here, walked around the floor for hours and hours (he was a complete expert, his age of 48 showed his wisdom)...and eventually he said to Mr. Klyne, if I fix the creaking, I want $ 1,000.00 and so Mr.Klyne accepted. He came back the next morning with a nail, and a hammer. Walked around for 2 minutes, and with a single nail, nailed it perfectly that there were no more creaking noises.

    You see...every other contractor wanted to rip the whole floor out and install a new one, they nailed the floor all over the place and to no prevail did they complete the task, but they all did get paid for their time. This contractor who fixes the problem with a mere nail and hammer does not get paid.

    Anyone know why? He made his job seem like it was too simple. This contractor was an expert, a master of the arts of a hammer and a nail. BUT Mr. Klyne didn't pay him. Why?...because with this, Mr. Klyne new, that this extremely difficult task performed by the contractor would not go un-noticed. And so, naturally Mr.Klyne told his friends, and even the contractors who could not fix the floor.

    He told them, by walking into my house with a hammer and nail, this man only 48 fixed the place. And from then on, this 48 year old man received business beyond what he had ever expected.

    That there, is the secret. You see, people work to make money. They start businesses to make money. BUT, AND I MEAN BUT, if they stopped and did something that helped another they would gain soo much more.

    If this makes sense or has about 3 points in it, you are smart. If this does not make sense...quit doing freelance work youngsters because I tell you now, you will fail.

    Haha, if people only knew to do what you do now only gets what what you are currently getting. Thus you must change to see and be changed.
     

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