Thanks DaedalusMinion, and don't you worry... once we finish getting the rest of the modules ported to vB4 so the site can run smoothly then next on my list will be to tackle that Facebook project. I don't have an exact ETA, but a decent estimate would be after this week as I anticipate it will take about that long to finish what we have left.
I finally had time to catch back up on our quest for an official site logo and have +Rep'd everyone who posted a design since my last round of Reputations... Thanks guys for sharing them all! Here is a summary of my feedback on the most recent replies:
DaedalusMinion: Regarding your Facebook POC Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS3-News/155560554505747) for us... I notice it now says at the top "PS3News.com" which is great, it appears the next step is to get enough people to like it so that we can be able change it to a "friendly" Facebook URL from my understanding. If this is correct, let me know and we can post it in the Site News to give it some attention and move forward with it.
aamir007: That is a nice design, a bit too simple (including the colors) for me though but Thanks!
jacquesjk: I agree with oVERSoLDiER on that design, it looks very smooth but perhaps geared more towards a clan than what I am seeking in a branded logo for the site.
Treacles: Not a bad concept, especially considering how little room there is to work in... I can't say I am a big fan of the colors though.
ben2005: The antenna coming out of the gamepad is a nice touch, but I am seeking something a little more unique overall I think.
OGroteKoning: The first one is kinda cool, although a little plain in black and white. The second is a lot more colorful but a little 'generic' with just the PS3 font and button icons... Thanks for sharing them though!
So where does this leave us... well, we are 12 pages in and there are a handful of designs with potential here but none that I am ready to offer the $100 to and slap on our site just yet.
Now that our vB4 site is live I can make some decisions and be more specific on what we are seeking in a 'perfect' logo. Here is some criteria thus far:
The logo should look decent with a transparent background, or able to be made that way upon being selected (most are).
The logo design should be unique so that when seen the first thing that comes to a viewer's mind is our site, not "Sony" or "PlayStation 3" so try to avoid using pics of the PS3 itself or accessories, font etc.
The logo should match the site/forum colorscheme (white, black, grey, silver and our blue shades) to naturally blend/fit in.
The logo should be visually appealing/friendly horizontally at 150x90, vertically at 46x180 and as our default Forum avatar at 50x50. This is the biggest issue as the same exact logo likely won't work in all three placements just by rotating/resizing it so we need a basic logo design that is versatile enough to work for them all.
We will leave this thread open for more design ideas and submissions, and in the next week or so I also plan to get in touch with some graphic designers who may be able to assist us. It would be cool if the designer was a Forum user here, but it definitely isn't mandatory so we won't rule out getting some outside help on this project too.