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  • #21882
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    Greg Schubert
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    I have a box with HUNDREDS of thin refrigerator magnets, 3.5″ x 2″, from my school district that are being discarded. Can anyone design LUG stickers to place on the face of these magnets?

    #21883
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    Sean Collins
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    Ill give it a try

    #21887
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    Benjamin C Good
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    >> I have a box with HUNDREDS of thin refrigerator magnets, 3.5″ x 2″, from my school district that are being discarded. Can anyone design LUG stickers to place on the face of these magnets?

    I can also see what I can come up with. Coincidentally, I wasted a lot of time this week making unnecessarily fancy LUG labels for my transport containers. My first effort is not great (I’m not even going to bother posting it here even though I am going to use it for the container I bought recently) and it’s also too busy for magnet size (it’s really also too busy for the size I printed it at, 4.68″ x 3.38″, but I most likely don’t have time to design another one before I leave town on Tuesday). But I’m sure there’ll be more attempts after I get back though. Those containers aren’t gonna label themselves.

    Anything I come up with will be designed to be printed monochrome black on yellow, will say ‘Steel City LUG’ (there’s tons of free font webpages and I have literally thousands on my computer) and the webpage, and have some kind of geometric-design border around it. That’s about as creative as I get around here, so if you want something more than that, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

    #21898
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    Tom Frost
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    Can anyone design LUG stickers to place on the face of these magnets?

    This is my first draft. I would add more buildings to the skyline. Thoughts?

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    #21901
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    Benjamin C Good
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    I like that one. I like v2 better. Have you printed it at actual size to make sure it doesn’t look too small? That’s always my concern on something like this.

    This topic might be worth its own thread, I don’t know how to make that happen though, nor do I have the necessary authority to do so.

    #21902
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    Benjamin C Good
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    Also, I don’t know if you really need more buildings on the skyline, but I’d be interesting in seeing what you come up with.

    My bigger concern, looking at it more, is that the words ‘Steel City LUG’ are not super easy to read. I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be better with a more ‘solid’ font (rather than half solid, half outline. It’s a cool font but I think it would be better used for something being printed larger than 2″, and where the letters are straight up instead of isometric.).

    #21903
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    Greg Schubert
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    Great job, Professor Frost! I find myself agreeing with Ben’s ideas, I like the second one with only the brick being yellow (not the background) and I think I would prefer the words being a single color.

    #21910
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    Tom Frost
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    the words ‘Steel City LUG’ are not super easy to read

    Yes, I had the same thought
    Here I have used the same font, but simplified

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    #21912
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    Benjamin C Good
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    Yeah I like draft 3.

    #21917
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    Bob Grier
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    Me too. Draft 3 looks the best.

    #21920
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    Matt Redfield
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    Is this the long-awaited logo redesign?!? Surely we can use it for more than refrigerator magnets…

    #21921
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    Matt Redfield
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    This topic might be worth its own thread

    Definitely is.

    I don’t know how to make that happen though

    Step 1 – Go here: http://www.steelcitylug.com/forum/bbforum/lug-discussions/
    Step 2 – ???
    Step 3 – PROFIT.

    But seriously, Step 2 – scroll down and start typing (see attached screen shot.) You can also pick a different category on the main Forums page rather than LUG Discussions, but in this case, that’s the sub-forum in which the topic of LUG logo magnets belongs.

    Now, the wizardry of extricating posts about one topic and creating a separate thread with them is something I believe can be done, but I am not sure how to cast those spells… might give it a quick go, but might also need to bring in the real wizard, @JoshHall.

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    #21942
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    Josh
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    split the thread. yinz guys keep rocking on.

    #21943
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    Josh
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    oh, but while I’m thinking about it, the minifig and brick are protected trademarks, I believe…I’m looking for the official document that LEGO put out about using (or not using) minifigs and bricks in logos…

    #21944
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    Greg Schubert
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    I have the magnets. I will try to get them to Tom sometime … maybe at the end of the week?

    #21945
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    Tom Frost
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    @JoshHall from “Guidelines for the Use of LEGO Group Intellectual Property Assets by Recognized LEGO User Groups”: Page 2, Section 3, paragraph 2:

    “RLUGs may use depictions of LEGO bricks and LEGO knobs (or “studs”) in their logos. This provision applies only to RLUGs that are non-commercial in nature.”

    #21946
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    Pete
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    @JoshHall from “Guidelines for the Use of LEGO Group Intellectual Property Assets by Recognized LEGO User Groups”: Page 2, Section 3, paragraph 2:

    “RLUGs may use depictions of LEGO bricks and LEGO knobs (or “studs”) in their logos. This provision applies only to RLUGs that are non-commercial in nature.”

    Define non-commercial.

    #21947
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    Benjamin C Good
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    >> Define non-commercial.

    Legally, Josh has us registered as a social club. We are not a business. I don’t see it being an issue.

    #21948
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    Tom Frost
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    The next paragraph in the document seems to define “commercial” as an RLUG that is incorporated or seeks to trademark their logo

    #22015
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    Josh
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    Tom wins.

    #22306
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    Josh
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    so it’s said, and to stop the thread jack, I’m pretty sure we could get 5 people to approve spending money on these, as long as someone is willing to lead it.

    #22307
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    Pete
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    I thought these magnet thingies were already in the works.

    #22472
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    Tom Frost
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    I can get 1,000 (2 x 3.5″) high-gloss white vinyl stickers printed from printrunner.com shipped for $51.80 Are there 5 people who think this would be a good idea? I also want to tweak the design a little more (like adding the website)

    #22491
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    Benjamin C Good
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    I don’t know anything about this kind of thing, but 1000 stickers for $50 sounds reasonable to me and like something that the LUG can afford. I’m thinking it would be money well spent. Presumably we will need to put them on the magnets ourselves. Fortunately, all those years of building sets and putting stickers on Lego pieces means that we should all be major world experts at lining them up well.

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