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Hello everyone,

 

Recently we held a packaging competition, which was a real success. Because there are so many of you who are creative buds we thought we would open this blog for those of you who want to continue designing envelopes for us, as we will be changing our envelope designs around every so often, new and funky designs are always welcome and you can be as creative as you like.

 

Remember, this is not a competition just a place where you can send your designs and like last time together with our design agency we will decide our favourites. Being giffgaff, the best ones will get rewarded if your design is chosen to be printed; these will be decided on an ongoing basis.

 

To help keep our brand as perfect as possible we want to share with you a few of our brand guidelines when producing design work.

 

1)      Keeping in line with the logo, the slogan underneath the logo shouldn’t run past the giffgaff text, it should be in line like this.

 

 

Logo_high_res.JPG

 

       

2)     Also bear in mind that giffgaff logo should be in black or white not any other colours.

3)     g in giffgaff should always be in small caps not large caps

4)     You should use pixels incorporated in your design, ideally all pixels should be the same size and some  

grouped  together and some out there on their own.

 

 

We look forward to receiving new designs in from you all! Have fun being creative!

 

28 Comments
head honcho

Cool, but very misleading as i completely have no idea what were supposed to be designing in terms of what for, size or even the subject of the graphics...or even have a template or anything to guide us. Even if i have some idea of what this is about, some people will have no idea based on this post. 

 

Want to explain a little further.....

newcomer

how do you enter? how do you post your designs?

consultant
blank envolope ftw lol joke
trainee
Am sure you will find talented designs come up and should be rewarded with an award
newcomer

I was considering sending in a few designs, but I'm definitely not, after reading the brief. I mean, "you should use pixels incorporated in your design, ideally all pixels should be the same size and some grouped together and some out there on their own.", that gives no flexibitly or room to be creative.

mentor
Can you clarify that you mean "lowercase" rather than the completely different "small caps" and that you mean "rounded squares" rather than "pixels" which also means something completely different?
trainee

Hey guys , I'm a graphic designer... but i was wondering if you guys could send me the  " pixels " ? , im not very good at making small objects I just get annoyed and close the whole file haha . 


And maybe some text we need to include and fonts ?

navigator

Hi ihsaanboksh,

 

Some of the artwork, that giffgaff use, can be found by clicking the following link:

 

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Contribute-Innovation-Promotion/giffgaff-artwork-for-you-to-use/m-p...

 

If you need to match the font they use as well, it is Museo. Though unfortunately, I can't seem to find a link for it... Smiley Sad

 

Hope that helps...

trainee

Thanks Ice . Here is the link for the fonts btw....

 

 

http://www.fontspring.com/fonts/exljbris/museo

newcomer

So is it just the envelope artwork you can re-design or the whole pack look and feel?