Remember that new slogo â€” Philadelphia: Life, Liberty, and You â€” that everyone was wretching about a few weeks ago for being dull, uninspired, cliched, Web-fonty, group-thinky and essentially relegating the pursuit of happiness to also-ran status among our country's founding principles?
In the spirit of the new year and because we know you donâ€™t want to do any real work this week, we put an open call out to the designers and developers and tinkerers and artists in our community. Make a designerâ€™s design for the City of Philadelphia.
Submit your ideas for a logo that would better suit the City of Philadelphia â€” yes, it can be sarcastic or heartfelt. It can even include the Liberty Bell or a cheesesteak if you think they sum Philly up well â€¦ and you can endure the taunts of your peers. Weâ€™re thinking standard display images, but we wonâ€™t begin to limit you, the audience. If it fits in an e-mail or can be linked to, we want to see them.
How do you enter,Â you're wondering?
All submissions need to be sent to info [at] technicallyphilly.com [files or links] by the final whistle of this Sundayâ€™s 4:15 p.m. Eagles last regular season game, against those bastard Cowboys.
Granted, the prize isn't exactly jawdropping â€” bragging rights and maybe a button on the site, a promise to try to put the winning design in front of the city peeps responsible for these things, and a beer at TP's next group meetup â€” but we'll point out that that beer officially makes the reward bigger than what the city gaveÂ the Star Group for its trouble.
So get on it, PhotoShop monkeys, Quark jockeys and InDesign lackeys and whip up a slogo to be proud of.