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chrisatlemon
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okay, sorry If I strayed off topic and my answer.

Here is the more precise comment:

1) reviewers are human. They cannot possibly know all logos of the world. This will happen from time to time 2) . Two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because one slip through, doesn’t mean another then also needs to be allowed to slip through. 3) if this was approved three or four years ago it is likely that approval Guidelines may not have been as strict in this category, or that the logo was not as well known at the time

But the bottom line is, just because there are sloppy approvals which should not have gone through doesn’t mean that others should go through. If anything, the previous mistake should be corrected.

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These logos are fairly generic. Four intertwined circles.

One of my corporate ID packages has a similar concept.

About a year after my corporate ID package started selling here I was contacted by a Logo author from GR alerting me to the fact that my logo looked almost exactly like his.

He was right, they were close to identical! I was however able to prove to him that I created this on my own by sending him all my working progress and concept files. So it’s all good between us.

Nevertheless anybody else looking at the two logos would think that they are the same.

So with simple basic concepts like this, you will most likely find other people had an idea very close to the original.

I’m not trying to say that there is no copycats here at GR, or that there are no duplicate items. But sometimes ideas just coincide :)

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Yes, GR is only financially viable if you sell in high quantity.

I always estimate that as a minimum I would need to sell a file 100 times for it to be just about bearable financially.

Good thing that for me this is just a hobby – if I actually HAD to make money off this I’d be doomed :)

I know a number of authors who switched over the Themeforest. It seems it’s easier to get what you would conisder fair compensation for your creations.

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I have never sold an extended licence, I don’t think I ever will. I’m sure these are necessary for legal reasons, but in the end, this is the Internet. I guess were lucky the customers even bought this, they could have just downloaded it off some pirate site.

I’m not saying that what the customer does is right. I’ve just learned to live with it.

I think you’d lose more time trying to chase potential offenders. Just use the time to create more great items :)

At least that’s how I see it…

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Aren’t game graphics so you can make a game with them which is then sold?

If that’s not the case, what are they for?

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Anything is acceptable if it’s of decent quality. My worry would not be whether it gets accepted, my worry would be whether anybody would actually buy it. I would assume that you will have a limited audience. Not because cricket is only popular in certain parts of the world, but also because you would only really want to display something cricket -related on a cricket bat. I think that narrows it down quite a lot.

But if it’s going to be fun, go for it! :)

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I think this lacks basic design craftsmanship.

Look at your margins and padding is. It’s all very cramped.

The head is really close to the top edge of the page. Some of your headers run right into the age of the boxes which contain them.

Look at your hierachy. The item that stands out most is the QR code. Which is probably the one that should stand at least.

Down the left side the section headers have smaller icons than the items below. That’s the wrong way round.

Scrap the alternative with the mainly blue page. I think that just doesn’t look right. But that’s just a question of taste maybe.

It’s hard to judge the quality of the icons and fonts chosen from the preview. From what I could make out I don’t think the icons are fantastic.

I don’t think we allowed to give away freebies with an item. So get rid of the business card and cover letter. If you want to include them, make them part of the item.

“Word version coming soon …” – not sure if that’s a good idea. For me as a customer it would stop me from buying and rather wait and see.

I think there’s a good bit of work left on this one I’m afraid!

Hope this helps

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Hi Eric,

one thing does not exclude the other.

If you buy a brochure here it will usually be for print. Either in PSD or INDD (Photoshop or InDesign ).

Prepare the brochure to have the print version ready. Then export as pdf. Then sites like issuu will take your PDF to create a flipbook style presentation online.

So like with any image editing: go from highest quality downwards. You can always compress or export to lower quality, but work with the highest quality possible. So print first, and then export to whatever else you need.

Both Photoshop and InDesign export to other file formats natively.

Hope this helps

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@lumberjack: I have a person who gave me a two star rating on my file because it’s a PSD. He wrote to me by mail stating that he saw it’s a PSD but thought it should also be INDD.

So despite knowing what he was buying he was still unhappy and rated me down.

Go figure…

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While I do think that the overall visual quality is okay I think there’s too much “in between” here.

My first thought was the same as lumberjack: NBC. It’s only after looking closer that I saw it’s not actually as similar as it seems at first sight. However that first look may be quite important.

Then: I don’t think there is quite enough there for it to be a corporate ID package. Have a look at a couple of my latest submission and look at how money documents, variations and additional files I include. I’m not saying that it’s the only or the right way to go, but I’m sure that if you added invoices, purchase order, compliment slips et cetera you would have a more complete package. The way it is now, I find it lacking a little.

If it was only a letterhead then again, there’s not really a letterhead there.

So I think the problem is not necessary the quality of the item. I have a feeling that it doesn’t really meet either just letterhead or full corporate ID completely.

I can’t guarantee that’s it, but it’s the feeling I get when looking at what’s on offer. I think that would definitely have merited some advice though, not just a hard reject.

Cheers

Chris.

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