The response to my request for help in developing an official seal for SMUG has been gratifying. We have four excellent submissions to consider as semifinalists, so I’m asking your help in narrowing the field. Here are the entries:
Please vote for your favorites (refer to the entry number) in the poll in the sidebar, and share any thoughts about what you see as the pros and cons of each design in the comments below. If seeing these entries gets your creative juices flowing and makes you want to submit an entry of your own, we would consider those creating another pool of semifinalists and then bringing the top vote-getter from that pool forward against the one judged the strongest from this first pool.
Update: You also can vote through Twitter, using the hashtag #smugseal. Just copy the text below and paste into Twitter, and replace “N” with the number of your preference:
I’m voting for Entry N in the #smugseal contest. http://bit.ly/dbFJQ What do you think?
Voting on the semifinalists runs through the end of July.
HUGE thanks to Amy Kapinus, Ruth LaGue and Reed Smith for their creativity and efforts in submitting these semifinalists. I think they all look really great, and they are such a tremendous improvement over our current word mark.