General notes follow. Please read and let percolate before attempting a logo.
• Design an "Infobitt News" logo in such a way that I can remove "News" and display just "Infobitt," and it still looks awesome.
• I'm Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia. This is for my first for-profit, bootstrapping (as usual). I'll give you lots of feedback especially if you show promise.
• For the love of god, DO NOT copy an existing design. I know how to check. If I discover a close match, I won't be happy. And I know some people on 99designs shamelessly copy. Please Don't.
• We'll launch with a general news site (like Yahoo News or MSNBC) but I don't want the logo to have a news theme. The tool is more generally applicable.
• "Infobitt" can but doesn't have to be divided into "Info" and "bitt." But it is one word. The "b" is lowercased.
• It's a crowdsourced website. I'm asking for simple, modern, smart, hip, up-to-the-minute...but I won't necessarily take it. I'll take what I like.
• I'd like something unique and striking, but not distracting or annoying.
• Infobitt is a tool that we hope will become a piece of Internet infrastructure, like a wiki or a blog.
• The units of content on Infobitt have parts, and are arranged in a logical order. You might try using something that suggests a network or a taxonomy. This isn't a requirement but it might work.
• Globe motifs and talk bubble motifs are way overdone. Don't bother.
• This website is about info, not primarily about conversation. So don't add motifs that suggest "talk" or "conversation."
• A good general idea I'd like to see developed is "expanding iterations"...do with that what you will.
• I do need a unique visual design in addition to the bare word/font.
• I want an interesting-looking font especially if there isn't much to your visual design.
• Simple but clever can be good, especially if something about the nature/mission of Infobitt is subtly but in retrospect clearly conveyed.
• Washed-out colors and pastels aren't too appealing to me. Bright colors, too, are out.
• Meaningless symbols bore me.
• Here is another attempt to get at the "mood" I would like the logo to convey: solidity; reliability; modernity. A fundraising tagline is "crowdsourcing quality."
• The site features information that is modular and organized and users, among other things, compete with each other.
• Three people have submitted designs with "ob" scrunched together. This is too easily mocked as balls & penis. Nuff said.
• PLEASE don't give me generic, boring stuff.
• I guess I do need slightly more traditional/conservative fonts. For some reason I'm seeing a lot of stuff that looks like it comes out of the 1970s...probably misleading info in the brief. Changed the brief to reflect this.
• A clean, simple, BUT BRILLIANT design is most likely to win. Execution is very important. This requires thought.
This is a really lame concept and execution, but I'm using it to try to illustrate the idea of a series of shapes that are growing. I'd like to see more of that. A bitt has that sort of structure. Not necessarily in a box. Not necessarily a series of rectangles. But...a growing series. I'm not saying I want this or will definitely go for it but it's something I'd like to see more of...