By now, you know how DU came to be and a lot of you have been there by us through the process and is been a fun one no doubt! Over the years, we’ve gone through quite a few different logos and even talked about changing the name. Some logos were original and some quite not.
Although we feel like our current logo is one of the most recognized logos in the Android custom ROM community; second to only CM’s cid, we feel is time for a reboot. Some fresh flair to branding is always good. Many organizations, companies, groups, etc do it from time to time and I think we’ve reached that point as well.
Here’s some of the logos we’ve used in the past few years.
What we’re looking for in the new logo is something original, clean and that still says DU when you look at it.
By original we mean nothing based off existing work. Nothing that includes copyrighted logos or a mashup of clip art. If you need any more clarification, please contact us in our G+ community and we’ll be more than happy to explain.
We want it done in the highest quality you can do it in so we can use it for years to come. This logo will be used in our Gerrit, JIRA, G+ community, website, github, our apps, all our XDA threads and any where you see DU. It will be seen by thousands of users and we hope that it will become as recognizable as the one we have now.
We want something that can be be used with a transparent background. What we developers have learned about logos is that while some logos look great with a certain background, there are certain backgrounds where the logo looks like total crap. If you already know this then that’s great, if you don’t please keep this in mind.
Please wow us! Seriously, make us say “That’s the one!! That’s it!!”. Bring your best!
Did I mention this is a contest?
Yes, we want to reward the winner for their work!
Not only by including their name in the DU About app under credits and XDA threads but also a 25 dollar Google Play gift card!
If the winner does not use Google play or simply would like to spend the money on pizza, is also payable via paypal.
The contest will end on July 16, 2016 (one month exactly) and the winner will be announced via our G+ community that following Monday, July 18.
Once the winner is announced, we will expect a PSD, Ai, vector, etc to be given to us. After all, we want to continue to use the logo and in the highest quality possible!
Please submit all entries on G+ using the hashtag #NewDUlogo
Thank you and #StayDirty