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van

Manila, Philippines

Designer (Graphic Design)

Member since May 22, 2007


  • Re:

    Communication


    In response to Re:, posted by papuchyn,
    in the thread STORYTELLING Takes First Place

    Please do not confuse the role we, the designers, play. Not unless the 78 countries actually have direct involvement and stake in the organization, even if a logo is unanimously chosen by our peers, it doesn't and shouldn't matter to the client if they feel it is inappropriate to their cause or doesn't represent them fully.

    Personally, the most I can fault MCAI (and D21) is foresight in mechanics formulation, but we learn and move on-- hopefully right after the winners (technical winner and chosen logo) are both compensated. That is the least they can do.

  • Re:

    Communication


    This is not an exercise by vox populi. Whatever logo is chosen, the organization alone is the one committed to and be identified by it.

    If they feel it represents them and their goals, that is all that matters.

  • Love It!

    Communication


    Hey, very nice choice! Congratulations to the 802 design team! Simple and elegant.

    Though the symbols/concept isn't new, it manages to be fresh. I love how it also means translation the oral stories to visual, as seen in the 4th slide application. Though I haven't seen all 1600+ entries, it is similar to one entry that is one of my top ten favorites (I can't find it now, would've been great to link to it ) that enabled the logo to interact with the other elements of the material, also by framing.

    It's a shame the team can't be compensated; heavy media exposure maybe? It would be great if the 5,000 prize gets split between your group and a choice from the 145 finalists.

    bluesea, interesting point about how it also implies skewing of intent and meaning.

    Good luck with the festival.


  • First of all, congrats to the entry voted as most popular!

    Next, I second the suggestion that the choices of MCA-I be shown (if possible)-- after all, it is the reason why a prize was denied.

    Well, I second it for that reason and out of artistic curiosity. I was browsing the logos and, very nice, there are REALLY good ones! Some which made the cut and some which surprisingly didn't. It'd be interesting to see what MCA-I had their eyes on.

    The outcome of this competition is regretful, but, I suppose, understandable. In the long run all parties must be satisfied (D21- integrity, Media Comm- choice of logo). This will just make room for better competition mechanics in the future hopefully.

    It is confusing though how the prize amount is apparently available (as it will be added to a future competition's purse) yet unawarded-- why not award it now, at least it is for a relevant winner, and MCA-I can opt not to use the logo? This way MCA-I can pursue their own choice in good faith, and the competition ends according to expectations.

    Anyway, just my two cents.

  • Show All Hands?

    Communication


    In response to Question, posted by Ljubomir Vucinic,
    in the thread Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I second the suggestion that the choices of MCA-I be shown (if possible)-- after all, it is the reason why a prize was denied.

    Well, I second it for that reason and out of artistic curiosity. I was browsing the logos and, very nice, there are REALLY good ones! Some which made the cut and some which surprisingly didn't. It'd be interesting to see what MCA-I had their eyes on.

    The outcome of this competition is regretful, but, I suppose, understandable. In the long run all parties must be satisfied (D21- integrity, Media Comm- choice of logo). This will just make room for better competition mechanics in the future hopefully.

    It is confusing though how the prize amount is apparently available (as it will be added to a future competition's purse) yet unawarded-- why not award it now, at least it is for a relevant winner, and MCA-I can opt not to use the logo? This way MCA-I can pursue their own choice in good faith....

    Anyway, just my two cents.

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  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
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