April 13th, 2009
Silicon Forest startups: Would you mind sending me your logo?
Lately, I’ve had more and more folks asking me for my “business card.” However, what they’re really asking for, I believe, isn’t my business card. Rather, it’s my side project card. That is, they’re seeking contact information for Silicon Florist.
Since no one ever asks for my side project card, I’m going to punt and pretend that they really want Silicon Florist cards.
But see, here’s the thing. Slapping the Silicon Florist logotype on the back of the card seems a little gratuitous and over-the-top to me. It also strikes me as a complete waste of good real estate.
So I came up with this idea: Why don’t you send me your logo and your URL and I’ll gratuitously slap THAT on the back of my
side project business cards?
Because truly, this isn’t about me. It’s about you.
Maybe you’ve got a super cool event?
Maybe you’re one of the best meetups anywhere?
Maybe you’re a well established startup?
Maybe you’re a brand new startup?
Or maybe you’re just one of my perennial favorites?
Get to it, you startup type you. First come, first served. I’ve got 100 available image options for the cards I’m getting printed. If I get 100 submissions, you’ll appear on the back of one card. If I get fewer than 100 submissions, you’ll be on the back of more cards.
Who qualifies? Here’s your checklist:
- Do you have a Web-, open-source-, or mobile-focused event, startup, or side project located somewhere in the Silicon Forest?
- Does it have a logotype or mark associated with it?
- Are you capable of designing the back of a business card using this template or these MiniCard instructions?
- Can you upload that design to Flickr and tag it with sfMoo?
Good. Then you’re in.
And come to think of it, if I get more than 100 submissions, I’ll just order more cards.
[UPDATE] Here are the folks who have submitted a logo, thus far.
I’m looking forward to seeing your logotypes and marks—and spreading the love about the cool stuff on which you and the whole Silicon Forest are working.