Sunday 31 March 2013

The League Of Blogs 2013 Is Here!

League of Blogs, League of Blogs, riding through the glen!
League of Blogs, League of Blogs, here we go again!
Loathed by the bored, loved by the awesome!
League of Blogs, League of Blogs, League of Blogs!

Aaaaaand relax!

Yes all, it's that time again! It's League of Blogs 2013! Wooooooooooh!!!!

For those of you who were involved last time, the League of Blogs will need no introduction. For those who weren't, this little lot here should give you some background.

In short, what started as an attempt to create a Subbuteo-style wallchart for bloggers soon developed into a much larger project... and now it's back!

As with everything in life, things change and the first change here is that there will be no wallchart! What? Nooooo!!!! Yes! Why? Well, it's a lot easier to keep adding people to something that doesn't have a fixed size, for one thing. We may well do a wallchart once it's finished, but we won't be creating one as we go. Instead, we'll be resurrecting the Paninified version of your submissions and presenting things in the style you'll see below.

And what do I mean by 'submissions'? Well, you may recall we asked if you wanted kits or badges this time out, and in the end we decided 'why not do both'?

So here's what you need to do:
  1. Create a 'club badge' for your blog or podcast. You may have a logo already, but if you want to create a new one anyway, that's fine.
  2. Create a kit. You can create an 'away' one as well if you wish... we've made room for one. No '3rds' this time though :)
  3. Create a tagline for your blog. This should be a single sentence explaining what your blog or pod is or what it aims to achieve.
For the kits:

Choose a template to download by clicking on the JPG or GIF images below. When the full-size version opens up on your screen, save it to your computer.

If you'd like a template in Adobe Illustrator (.AI) format, drop us a line to admin [at] thefootballattic [dot] com and we'll send one out to you.

.GIF template
.JPG template

Get colouring! You can design your strip digitally with a graphics package like Adobe Photoshop or you could print the template out, colour it in with your felt-tip pens and scan the finished article. Either way, you should have a .JPG or .GIF file at the end of the process for each strip you're designing.

Send your .JPGs or .GIFs to admin [at] thefootballattic [dot] com along with your website's name and URL. Once we've got your design(s), we'll put them together with everyone else's and present them as a final product once it's done... more details on that below!

Oh and if you're not much of a designer or you don't own any felt-tip pens, why not tell us what you'd like your kit to look like? Email us at the address shown above with as much detail as possible and we'll try to turn your ideas into reality!

For the badge:

Freestyle is the name of the game here! :)  You can create a traditional coat of arms/shield-based badge or you can create a modern-style logo. Of course if you already have a logo for your website or podcast, you can submit that as your 'club badge.' If you need any help creating anything, just give us a shout and we'll see what we can do.

Once you've done that, we'll present them in the following style:


Home Kit

Home & Away Kits

Finally, you may recall that last time we created an actual sticker book out of these and we'd very much like to do so again - especially as we now have FOIL STICKERS! :-)

We'll see what we can do on that front though... no promises at this stage ;-)

Right... over to you then!!! 


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