Gongol.com Archives: December 2009
Brian Gongol


December 14, 2009

Business and Finance Logo Tournament
A website offering a contest-style approach to producing business logos. The buyer posts a prize -- starting at $250 -- and contestants submit their logo ideas. The winner gets the prize money; everyone else goes home. It's an inevitable that this kind of service would emerge in the era of eBay, but it's a mixed bag for the industry: Great for new and emerging designers, or people who might just like to design logos as a hobby. But it's pretty bad news for designers who want their work to be treated like a profession. When everything becomes a contest, then the whole notion of a relationship-based profession is out the window. Then again, there are a lot of people and businesses for whom a contest-based logo would be a hundred times better than the detritus they use today -- and those people would include a lot of political candidates.

Science and Technology Old Radio Shack catalogs
A flashback to the days when people built radios for themselves -- like some people build their own computers today

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