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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2010, 07:51:31 am »
Been lurking about this fine forum. Here's my submission:



i really like that, ive cast my vote. :)


Gratefulbadger, I really like your design too, and also the message:
A world wide web sangha of free thinking buddhists around the globe.... 
Actually  Free Sangha is a powerful name, if you come to think about it  :wink1:
For now I've cast my vote as well  :namaste:

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2010, 11:57:41 am »
Love all the entries!!

gratefuldodger, if you'd like to give me a hand with theme and design, let me know I'll make you admin at the test site so we can work together.
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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2010, 02:11:58 pm »
Ogyen, yes, I'd be happy to help.

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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2010, 02:00:30 am »
Oh, I don't know if that beads picture is free or open license...

but if you go to either http://www.sxc.hu/ or http://www.fotosearch.com/CSP235/k2357276/ or even any stock photo/image type of site I'm sure you will find mala beads.


The green sandalwood mala (which smells wonderful btw) is sold by several eBay sellers based in Homg Kong, such as Lotusmind. Maybe one of them would be happy to let the pic be used.

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2010, 12:57:41 pm »
Oh, I don't know if that beads picture is free or open license...

but if you go to either http://www.sxc.hu/ or http://www.fotosearch.com/CSP235/k2357276/ or even any stock photo/image type of site I'm sure you will find mala beads.


The green sandalwood mala (which smells wonderful btw) is sold by several eBay sellers based in Homg Kong, such as Lotusmind. Maybe one of them would be happy to let the pic be used.


Yeshe, this mala was indeed acquired at ebay, but they'd sent me the wrong one.  So in the end, I didn't send it back, and have it up for the prize giveaway.

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« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2010, 01:18:10 pm »
Oh, I don't know if that beads picture is free or open license...

but if you go to either http://www.sxc.hu/ or http://www.fotosearch.com/CSP235/k2357276/ or even any stock photo/image type of site I'm sure you will find mala beads.


The green sandalwood mala (which smells wonderful btw) is sold by several eBay sellers based in Homg Kong, such as Lotusmind. Maybe one of them would be happy to let the pic be used.


Yeshe, this mala was indeed acquired at ebay, but they'd sent me the wrong one.  So in the end, I didn't send it back, and have it up for the prize giveaway.




They certainly get around.  DK was holding an identical mala in his ID pic. and I have a couple which are green sandalwood- one in the car and another I carry around.

I had all manner of malas from carnelian to lapis, but now I have hundreds of thousands of mantras to count, good old Bodhiseed is best for me.  I also use a bone mala for certain other practices.

Back on topic, thinking of other less welll known Buddhist images, would something based on a stupa work - but I'm certainly no artist.   Didn't Buddha say that the 'wheel' or a footprint image was what he wanted as icons ?  The foot with a wheel on the sole is one I have seen, but how many people would know what it represents?

I quite like the idea of somehow representing the  'Free' aspect of Free Sangha.  I'll give it some more thought.

Here is one:

KARMAPA DREAM FLAG


Karmapa Dream FlagThe 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, well known for his visions and prophesies, designed this flag from a vision that came to him in a dream. He called it “Namkhyen Gyaldar (Victorious Flag of Buddha’s Wisdom).” He proclaimed, “Wherever this banner is flown the Dharma will flourish.”

According to the outer meaning the blue represents the sky or heaven. The yellow symbolizes the earth. The wave symbolizes the Buddhadharma penetrating heaven and earth.

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2010, 08:30:45 pm »
Been lurking about this fine forum. Here's my submission:



i really like that, ive cast my vote. :)


Gratefulbadger, I really like your design too, and also the message:
A world wide web sangha of free thinking buddhists around the globe.... 
Actually  Free Sangha is a powerful name, if you come to think about it  :wink1:
For now I've cast my vote as well  :namaste:



I like several of the ideas here, but this is my front-runner so far.  However, I wonder if the "Free Sangha" banner could be adjusted so that the coal/black background doesn't seem to cover the Buddha's face.  Could some savvy graphics person perhaps adjust that portion of the image so that it gradually fades out, or merges with the Buddha image? 

It's fun and easy to spout off ideas when I am unskilled in design and lack the software!   :D

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2010, 12:21:38 am »
Been lurking about this fine forum. Here's my submission:



i really like that, ive cast my vote. :)


Gratefulbadger, I really like your design too, and also the message:
A world wide web sangha of free thinking buddhists around the globe....  
Actually  Free Sangha is a powerful name, if you come to think about it  :wink1:
For now I've cast my vote as well  :namaste:



However, I wonder if the "Free Sangha" banner could be adjusted so that the coal/black background doesn't seem to cover the Buddha's face.  [...] It's fun and easy to spout off ideas when I am unskilled in design and lack the software!   :D



My though,too, exactly. Apart from "Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!"  :namaste: Just make the black/anthracite area shorter or, something like that, and this will be just perfect.
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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2010, 07:19:32 pm »
Or the Buddha image can be made smaller slightly.  I like it too, just the two things with touching the Buddha's face with the text fields shortened in both lines would work well.
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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2010, 04:33:21 am »
We don't need 'World Wide' and 'Around the Globe' so we could lose either:

So:

A World Wide Web Sangha of Free Thinking Buddhists

or

A Global Sangha of Free Thinking Buddhists

or

A Sangha of Free Thinking Buddhists Around the Globe.


Shortening the phrase also helps with the fit.

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2010, 06:45:12 am »
A Sangha of Free Thinking Buddhists Around the Globe.

I agree with Yeshe.  "World Wide" is implied by the internet format.  The phasing of the last choice here sounds best to me, although should "around," a preposition, be lower case?

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2010, 07:28:12 am »
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Yeshe, I noticed it too: wwweb, and .... around the globe.
Now I see that the name -FreeSangha-, and the message- a free thinking sangha of buddhists .... - repeats itself too.
Maybe it's the way it should be, I honestly don't know.

About the name: FreeSangha, it is a powerful name, no doubt about that.
How are we to understand what -free- means here?

And about -free thinking buddhists-, what is meant by this?
The questions arose, and I have no ready answers.
Maybe someone can explain?
Hopefully I am not complicating matters unnecessary, and that the questions are relevant.

About the layout, with the right adjustments the logo will turn out fine. :namaste:

 




 

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2010, 04:46:35 pm »
The choosing of words was intentional.  WWW as in e- as in virtual as in internet format.  I wanted to avoid e- because of our predecessors at e-sangha, and virtual sounded too gamer-speakish, and internet sounded even worse concocting all sorts of strange-spam-mystery-virus-spyware-nonserious images in my head next to word sangha... dunno seemed gimmicky.  An internet Sangha?  If the current wording is not liked, feel free to word something that flows nicely and submit for consideration. 

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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2010, 09:20:08 am »
gratefuldodger, nice logo! Much better than my attempt.

I've been meaning to get back to this and update/fix my entry, but have gotten a bit sidetracked with stressful family issues.
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Re: The FreeSangha logo competition!
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2010, 11:55:49 am »
The choosing of words was intentional.  WWW as in e- as in virtual as in internet format.  I wanted to avoid e- because of our predecessors at e-sangha, and virtual sounded too gamer-speakish, and internet sounded even worse concocting all sorts of strange-spam-mystery-virus-spyware-nonserious images in my head next to word sangha... dunno seemed gimmicky.  An internet Sangha?  If the current wording is not liked, feel free to word something that flows nicely and submit for consideration. 

Thank you!
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This left me a little in the dark. Was it you, Ogyen, who chose the words, or was it Grateful? :shrug:
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