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sylvanworksCLOSED
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:57PM

On 2009-10-28 14:53:28, kkthompson wrote:

First of all, thanks to everyone who pitched in with feedback regarding our plans to start selling Logos here at iStock. There were tons of great suggestions and the whole discussion really helped us with the final decisions.

We are now ready for your logo uploads.
All you have to do is apply:
1. Read the Logo Training Manual. It covers everything you need to know – file formats, quality standards, categories, use of typefaces and legal requirements. Read it here.
2. Take the quiz and upload your sample images. Once approved you can get to work uploading. Please direct any questions to the Logos forum.
3. If you are an Exclusive iStock illustrator, you are already approved. (You should still read the manual though.)


Pricing
After hearing the feedback from the community, we've decided to increase the prices on logos. These prices will be based on creativity, consistency of style, use of color/shape/line, originality and the level of detail. The price levels will be:
• 100 credits
• 200 credits
• 400 credits
• 600 credits
• 1,000 credits

iStock will pay a base royalty rate of 50% per logo design for the first 6 months. We’ll give advanced notice for the rate going forward after that. iStock logos will only be sold once and only available on our site. After a logo is purchased it will be indicated as “sold.”

iStock will make the name changes
Clients will be able to request a single text change when they purchase a logo, to insert their name. iStock's internal team will handle all of this. So you, the contributor, won't have to be involved at all. Name changes will happen within two business days and cost 15 credits (which will go to iStock).

Categories
The manual contains a complete list of logo categories which will help customers do searches related to what their business or organization does – automotive, computer, floral, food/drink, religious etc. Let us know if you spot any we've missed.

Logos do not include Legal Guarantee
Unlike the rest of iStock’s collection, logos are not "royalty-free". They can only be purchased once. They are not eligible for the Legal Guarantee. iStock has rigorous standards for the legal safety of its entire collection, but it will be the client’s responsibility to do their own due diligence regarding their logo and its use.

Get going
We will start selling in a few months. In the meantime, read the Training Manual and start uploading. There will be no upload limits and we will still give a $5 BONUS if you create one of the first approved logo designs by January 1, 2010 – and another $5 if we reach 10,000 approved logos by that date. So submit as many as you can. Read the Logo Training Manual and show us what you've got!


Original Announcment

(Edited on 2009-10-28 15:06:34 by sylvanworks)

(Edited on 2009-10-28 15:12:37 by sylvanworks)
bomadics
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:58PM
Whaat?
kcastagnola
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:58PM
!?! manual? let me go check
bomadics
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:58PM
Nice!
JJRD
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:59PM
Let's rollio shall we ?
-MUX-
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:01PM
Great!
shank_ali
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:06PM
Another great content resource for contributors to aim at.G/l to all who get involved.
bortonia
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:06PM
Woohooo!!!!!
kcastagnola
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:07PM
Yeehaw!!!
TerryJ
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:08PM
Yippee!!! Design we go!
emyerson
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:08PM
Awesome! I can't wait to see 'em!
jamesbenet
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:21PM

Read the manual and passed the test but Im short of two of the three sample files.  Back to the workshop I guess!


 


The Apple Computer logo is very simple, I guess in this model that one would be worth 100 credits. Talk about a bargain for a corporation!
lucato
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:24PM
Cool! Thanks iStock! Now I just need time to do it. :0)
rogermexico
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:25PM

Posted By jamesbenet:



The Apple Computer logo is very simple, I guess in this model that one would be worth 100 credits. Talk about a bargain for a corporation!


I think that anybody who uploads something as elegant as the Apple logo ought to set their suggested price as a thousand credits - creativity, consistency of style, use of color/shape/line. We aren't just basing it on detail.
SoopySue
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:30PM

Oooooh, very exciting.


Wish I could draw!


Good luck everyone.
anouchka
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:31PM
Oh Wow! Good Luck to all
Big_Ryan
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:38PM

i keep getting this error message when i upload


 



  • The primary EPS does not appear to be a valid vector file.




Please ensure that your submission follows the guidelines provided by iStockphoto.


 


i cant find anything wrong with the eps, its cmyk, its ai8, its eps, is there something im missing?
madoperative
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:39PM
Glad to see you addressed the concerns about pricing. I won't be doing any designing, but for those that do. I think it is important to go forward in all markets with the expectation that iStock remains a great value for our customers, while not devaluing entire classes of media. So, cheers, I hope a bunch of designers make a ton of money, and a bunch of people get exceptional logos at (what are still) excellent value prices. 
jamirae
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:40PM
finally! I've been F5'ing all week waiting for this announcement (okay, so it's only Wednesday, but hey, that's eternity when you're hitting the F5 key!) Rock it!
mevans
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Posted Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:54PM
Awesomeness!
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