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    If you guys need some help with the masthead (logo) I am a typeface designer and I’d be happy to help out with the lettering. Here are a few fonts I’ve got in the cooker…

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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2009 edited
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    Ooh, James -- that third one might be the best type you've done (that I've seen). It's a chubbier Downturn, isn't it?

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    (I think, if wanted a dynamic logo without losing the recognition of a static brand, I'd have the word SOMETHING designed with a strong, easily recognizable branding that carried across each issue -- and I'd have the artist of each month's cover write, draw, paint, papercraft, whatever the word MAKE.)
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    Seconding Ariana's idea.
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      CommentAuthorAshflex
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2009
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    I like Ariana's idea very much, consider it thirded.
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    …It's a chubbier Downturn, isn't it…

    Yes, that’s the “mega” weight. It will be getting released when I expand the character set next year. If you want to play with it drop me a line at jp@dunwichtype.com
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2009
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    I'll 4th Ariana's idea.
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2009
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    PS, I don't know if anyone else is going for a theme but I thought I would do a story based around "make something".


    Cooking up a one page/2pager comic as I write. If MSM is filled put me in que for the nxt one, please Alan :) This is fun.

    and yes: I'll 5th Ariana's Idea. :)
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2009
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    Blech, somehow my weekend went from free to very very busy. I also like Ariana's idea (so I guess I 6th her idea), it's a good compromise between logo and giving the cover people more freedom. So it comes down to what the SOMETHING will look like then. I am a bit partial to the third font James put up above, myself. Though am curious about the other possible fonts you may have, sir.

    I got a growing list of who has said they want to contribute, post holidays (or before if you got time) would like updates from folk so I know where it's all headed.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2010
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    I was sick the week leading up to Christmas and then again I've got an annoyingly terrible cold/flu/thing but I'm in the middle of my piece.

    I can't find the post where you mention the deadline, though?

    And it's alright if my pages are black all the way to the trimmed edge, right?
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2010
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    @sgrsickness, hope you feel better soon.

    Jan 26th is the deadline for the first issue.

    I don't believe that would be too much of an issue, no.
    • CommentAuthorTwist
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2010
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    Hmmm, completely unrelated to submissions but is there anyone who'd be willing to put there hand up to send one of the mag's to me when it's released?

    Mag cloud don't ship to Australia, and I'd be happy to pay for postage from where ever on top of the Magcloud postage to you, and for my copy of the Make Something obviously.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2010
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    I probably can do that when the time comes, if no one else. Shouldnt be a problem.
    • CommentAuthorTwist
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2010
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    Thank you sgrsickness.
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    Well my home laptop is almost completely dead, but my story is on it's second draft, and all I have to do is sneak in early and do a couple of lunchtime shifts and it should be good for the 26th...
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2010
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    I have two pictures to send you. Do I have to adapt them to the page or can I just give them to you? They'll most likely be landscape pics and take up each of their respective pages.
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2010
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    I think everyone should fit their piece to the proper dimensions...
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2010
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    @oldhat if you can put it in the dimensions that would be great, if not can do it. but less work to put it together would be fantastic.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    Tried e-mail, but I guess I'll try here too...

    - When is the deadline for submissions to the first issue?
    - What format do you want these files in? I'm assuming TIFF, but confirmation would be nice.
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    @oldhat Preoccupied with football today, sorry. I just replied to your email, that format works. And deadline is Jan 26th.
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
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    So as of yesterday the deadline for the first issue is two weeks away. If anyone who was set to contribute to the first issue isn't going to make the deadline, please let me know either through here or email. Anyone who is wanting to contribute in the future (there will be at least 6 issues of this) feel free to contact or send things to the MakeSomethingmag @ gmail.com expect a day or two lapse in response time.