Content & Layout:
- Must contain a maple leaf and the word Auctober
- The maple leaf will be used as an application icon so it must still be recognizable at 16x16 pixels.
- The leaf and the text may overlap, as long as I can still extract the leaf to use as an icon
- Feel free to improvise with the maple leaf, can be abstract
Look & Feel:
Since the product name is a play on words with "auction" and "october", I would tend to go with autumn colors, but the autumn theme shouldn't be so obvious as to distract from the fact that Auctober is a software product. If in doubt, rather stress the software product theme than the autumn one.
I will favor designs that are simplistic yet powerful over ones that try to awe you by a lot of "special effects". Try to refrain from using gradients as much as possible.
These are the old logos:
The old Auctober: http://www.auctober.de/auctober_logo.gif
The new Auctober (currently in Beta stage): http://www.auctober.de/beta/forum/s…e_logo.gif
Logos I like:
Sun Microsystems ( http://www.sun.com ) - this is just genious, of course it strikes a chord with my geek-nature :-)
Adidas ( http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped…s-logo.svg )
Energy XT ( http://energy-xt.com )
SVG format, or other vector format that can be imported into Inkscape, since I do not own Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.