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December 16, 2002 4:09 PM   Subscribe

"Get some respect, be some patriot." The Department of Homeland Security really, really needs "a piece of identity ware." Adbusters culture-jammers need not apply.
posted by luriete (25 comments total)

 
Those gems of nuanced language and others such as: "tongue may be placed in cheek, if desired," and "this is for America ... she needs our help" are available for your edification at the linked site.

Apparently submissions will be passed on to the government "via classified sources." And apprently, "big brother is not watching over your shoulder," so don't let that "hamper your artistic license."
posted by luriete at 4:13 PM on December 16, 2002


Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got - I'm still I'm still the department of homeland security.

o<
posted by KettleBlack at 4:19 PM on December 16, 2002


Buy a piece of the Homeland here. (sale ends December 16.)
posted by four panels at 4:19 PM on December 16, 2002


I think this is less about finding the DHS a logo than about the launch and promotion of logo-contest.com, "your one-stop source for logo contests". Nothing on that site suggests that these logos will be actually be reviewed by anyone in the government.
posted by eddydamascene at 4:26 PM on December 16, 2002


yes, but don't let that stop you. There are CLASSIFIED SOURCES! How exciting.
posted by luriete at 4:38 PM on December 16, 2002




If there was ever a chance to act like I'm on Fark on Mefi, this is surely it.
posted by Stan Chin at 4:53 PM on December 16, 2002


Speaking out for logo-contest.com:

In the chicken v. egg conundrum, DHS logo is the chicken with website the egg ... and the chicken comes first (in case you don't know).

Logo-Contest.com *is* looking for venture capital or other sponsorships. Really.


___________
(this information has been brought to me by classified sources)
posted by joe_murphy at 5:09 PM on December 16, 2002


Let's try that again. Here's my idea.
posted by Stan Chin at 5:20 PM on December 16, 2002


I was just registering my disappointment that the gems of nuanced language weren't actually government sponsored.

If there was ever a chance to act like I'm on Fark on Mefi, this is surely it.

Stan, it's homeland security. Homeland.
posted by eddydamascene at 5:36 PM on December 16, 2002


Here's my entry.
posted by RylandDotNet at 6:21 PM on December 16, 2002


side note - didn't InterNIC just get busted by ICANN for allowing obviously false domain registrations like this one?

Registrant:
John Doe
Freedom Designs
555 Nowheresville
Springfield, Kentucky 55555
United States

Registered through: Go Daddy Software (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: LOGO-CONTEST.COM
Created on: 26-Nov-02
Expires on: 26-Nov-03
Last Updated on: 26-Nov-02

Administrative Contact:
Doe, John logo@hushmail.com
Freedom Designs
NA
Springfield, Kentucky 55555
United States
555.555.5555 Fax --
posted by Vetinari at 6:54 PM on December 16, 2002


Ryland, if voting was enabled, you'd get my vote. Sorry Stan.
posted by Wood at 7:03 PM on December 16, 2002


Bah, you've almost convinced me to put more than 2 minutes into my submission and that ridiculously expensive Graphic Design BFA to use. Maybe later.
posted by Stan Chin at 7:11 PM on December 16, 2002


I'll give it a shot.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:23 PM on December 16, 2002


mr_crash_davis: [this is good]
posted by RylandDotNet at 7:27 PM on December 16, 2002


I'll second that. I especially like the steely glint in the eye.
posted by spinifex at 8:10 PM on December 16, 2002


Cute, Ryland. You've got my vote
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 8:58 PM on December 16, 2002


better late than never: Here's mine.
posted by condour75 at 9:11 PM on December 16, 2002


heh... good fences make good neighbors.
posted by RylandDotNet at 9:18 PM on December 16, 2002


Okay, I grabbed the main image from a google search, slapped on some text and declare it a 10-minute rush job, but here is my entry.
posted by grum@work at 9:34 PM on December 16, 2002


but grum, how will that look on a podium?

condour75: like it...

Vetinari: why would anyone use their real name on this site?
posted by joe_murphy at 9:44 PM on December 16, 2002


fixed mine up a little ... new version at same spot, here
posted by condour75 at 10:05 PM on December 16, 2002


I like yours best of those here, Ryland, though it does kind of remind me of a piano keyboard and could double as say, Julliard's logo.
posted by orange swan at 8:28 AM on December 17, 2002


So far, this is my favorite. Courtesy of John Butler, over on Typographica.
posted by luriete at 8:50 AM on December 17, 2002


On a related note, Tuesday Morning Quarterback had new slogans for some governmental agencies, as well as this week's contest of a new slogan for the DHS...

TMQ @ ESPN's Page 2
posted by djspicerack at 12:41 PM on December 17, 2002


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