Cyber Bling

On the whole, I’d say that the Swedes are very good at adopting new technologies and mindsets early on. One aspect they seem to have embraced is the open and sharing attitude that the Internet facilitates.

One example of this comes from Tomas Seo, whom I met at a recent TEDxStockholm event. After connecting up via Facebook and Twitter, I was excited to read all about his latest venture… his creative project during the holidays. Yes – he seriously needs his head looking into is keeping himself on creative toes while on holiday! (Can toes be creative? / Ed.)

And not only is he admirable – he is also generous. He is offering to create free logotypes (one to be finished every day for a month) if you tweet him a brief. For example:

twitter_logotypse

Read the rules here and then tweet him a brief if your company needs a logotype! Each logotype must be inspired by a movie or TV series character.

Now, to make this even more interesting, he is putting up screencasts on his site so that you can see his two or three hours’ work designing a logotype compressed into a two-minute video. It’s amazing how much work and thought goes into a logotype.

Naturally, I tweeted him a brief!

My blog is http://www.ladyfi.wordpress.com. Need something quirky and funny. Inspiration character: Dame Edna Everage.

And although he doesn’t really want to design blog headers, he kindly designed me some cyber bling!

lady_fi_final copy

If you watch the video showing his thought and work process, you’ll see that he really has captured the essence of that crazy Dame Edna! (Oh – and the music is good too!)

As to why I chose Dame Edna… well, I think you can all draw your own conclusions!

Humphries-DameEdna

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37 responses

  1. Honestly, I am so technologically challenged, I didn’t understand what any of this meant!

    July 21, 2009 at 06:17

  2. Oh the logo is beautifully created. Thanks for your comments in my blog. :)

    July 21, 2009 at 06:25

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  4. interesting!

    July 21, 2009 at 07:30

  5. Po

    No way, do you have pink hair too?!

    July 21, 2009 at 07:51

  6. You are too kind! Thank you for all the love! /t

    July 21, 2009 at 08:38

  7. I don’t know that the logo reminds of Dame Edna, although it’s a lot of fun. Where are the glasses?

    July 21, 2009 at 08:41

    • Yes, it is fun! The sparkly glasses are symbolized by the word Lady… see – it has the same diamonds? ;-)

      July 21, 2009 at 08:50

  8. haha nice bling! he seems like hes got some real talent there!

    July 21, 2009 at 08:53

  9. SirPe

    Beautiful job Tomas! You’ve captured the essence of Lady Fi Dame Edna just perfectly!! ;-)

    July 21, 2009 at 09:24

  10. That design is excellent. Loved it. It is nice to see people who are always ready to help.

    July 21, 2009 at 09:57

  11. The logo is done beautifully :) Great work and i agree with into looking into his head for working on a holiday’s… should be really busy and creative.

    July 21, 2009 at 10:36

  12. NICE! The cyber bling looks really nice! I love that pink wig on Dame Edna!

    July 21, 2009 at 11:08

  13. That logo for you is just brillant! We love it!

    July 21, 2009 at 12:25

  14. Blu

    Glamorous!!!!Can you grow gladioli in Sweden??

    July 21, 2009 at 14:14

  15. I love your cyber bling! And Dame Edna too! :)

    July 21, 2009 at 14:46

  16. I love that logo! He is so smart to get his work out there like that.

    July 21, 2009 at 15:10

  17. Jen

    Can she cook?

    Great idea.

    Jen

    July 21, 2009 at 17:06

  18. What a fabulous logo. I joined Twitter for 20 mins and then decided it would be too addictive :)

    July 21, 2009 at 17:40

  19. if you ever come to LA you must me my friend’s mother in law. Freakin Dame Edna to a tee! Hilarioius. I love that man/woman/man whatever

    July 21, 2009 at 19:08

  20. The logo looks very sassy and very you!!

    July 21, 2009 at 19:48

  21. That is a sassy logo..must get one…thanks for the share.

    July 21, 2009 at 21:45

  22. Cool beans! And I LOVE dame Edna. Me? I have NO IDEA what would be representative of me. I’m too frightened to contemplate it!

    July 21, 2009 at 22:27

  23. vodkamom

    psssssst. you’re on the blogroll.

    oh yeah.

    July 22, 2009 at 00:34

  24. vodkamom

    and LOVE the Dame Edna pic.

    July 22, 2009 at 00:35

  25. Very interesting. I like your new bling.

    July 22, 2009 at 00:48

  26. How fun! I love the results!

    July 22, 2009 at 00:53

  27. Braja

    I can’t believe you chose Dame Edna :))
    As an Aussie, I “grew up” with Edna. Met her/him too….:)

    July 22, 2009 at 01:40

  28. Lady Fi, except for being funny, you are so unDame-Edna, it’s downright funny! So where’s the commonality? Cough it up. Could it be . . . reading glasses?

    Your unsophisticated untwittering fan,

    Lawyer Mom

    July 22, 2009 at 05:24

  29. This ROCKS! I love your logo!!! And thanks for the idea about N.C.!! I will go check him out today!

    July 22, 2009 at 09:23

  30. I like the Dame, but bling of any kind is not my game.

    July 22, 2009 at 12:08

  31. It all sounds and looks great. I’ll come back when I haven’t had a glass of wine and work out how to do it!

    July 22, 2009 at 21:00

  32. So fun! I love the bling … totally captures Dame Edna!

    July 23, 2009 at 02:04

  33. I couldn’t view the video, I will try again later, just a blank black screen after it loaded. Love Dame Edna..she always cracked me up..just like you:)

    July 23, 2009 at 03:18

  34. That is one awesome logo. If I tweeted, I’d tweet him for one, too :-)

    July 23, 2009 at 04:23

  35. mother of the cousins

    omg, my sister has gone bling?? has she gone bonkers? ;-p

    July 23, 2009 at 19:23

  36. Very nice bling you have there!

    And how creative of him to show his work like this!! A very wise entrepreneur, I’d say.

    July 23, 2009 at 22:07

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