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Read Local: Logo(s) & Stickers

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Read Local needs a logo. We can use it when publicizing events. We can make stickers (digital and actual) to put on book covers for authors who want to identify as local. Some questions for discussion:

  1. Do we need one logo, or a separate, similar one for book stickers?
  2. Does an existing Read Local group have a logo we might want to use?
  3. Do we have graphic design talents within our group? Have you employed a great graphic designer?
  4. We want this logo to be top-notch. If we need to hire somebody, how do we raise the money (probably hundreds of dollars) to do so?
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I have used fiverr for this kind of work before and been happy with the results. It looks like it's now $5 in the way that Motel 6 is now $69. There are designers starting at $1,000, but there are still people around the $50 mark. They are cheap because they are in SriLanka, Pakistan, etc.

There are a bunch of similar sites, e.g. logogenie is a DIY site for ? I think $25, see me fooling around. They're not great, but could be hacked on a bit.

I think it needs one person to place the order and work with the designer. Coming back to the group for feedback, then passing that back to the designer sounds like a bureaucratic mess. I suggest someone from the group with a design eye should do this. If we want choice in the process, they could get 2 or 3 cheap designers and then get a group vote on which to use.

As for payment, this and other tasks are going to need moderate amounts of money. I think we should pass the hat at meetings and suggest $10 or $20 thrown in. Needs a treasurer, which is no big deal. I think a bank or PayPal account is overkill at this stage.

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Oops, I see I wasn't logged in. It was me (Phil Mayes) that posted about fiverr.

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I'm not wild about passing the hat for stuff. I'd rather see us engage in some modest group fund raising.

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