Prolly is not Probably Contest: Viking Hold Fast FRS Sep 15, 2010

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When Jeremiah and I were breaking toe clips constantly last year, we decided it was time for a change. I remember when he came to ride one day with a new strap system. He handed me one, I tried it out and was blown away at how such a simple design changed our riding. Multiple prototypes later and Hold Fast was born. Fast forward to the present. Multiple companies have tried to make a similar design but I’ll only ride Hold Fast.

That’s the loyalty Jeremiah and Rob dig and to show their appreciation, they made me three pairs of Viking FRS. Because I love you guys, I’m giving them away to my readers. In the form of a contest.

Read on to see how you can win below.




See this? The gray-bearded Viking logo at the top right of the blog? It’s 300×250 and in need of a revamp. In an effort to keep the site fresh, I want to get all the creative readers involved. You’ve got that space to design whatever you want, as long as it relates to the blog and of course, the Viking logo.

The top three designs will be circulated for the next few months with a link to your portfolio site! You’ll also receive a set of the Viking FRS and a stack of stickers. Depending on how many people enter, I’ll probably run this for a week or so.

You can submit a GIF, JPG, Photo collage, anything. Just has to be digital. Feel free to embed your design in the comments (at 300×250) or email it to me. Either way, in a week or so, I’ll put the winners up! Break out your design skills and PILLAGE!

  • t-bone

    Great Idea John!

  • pancakes&hyrup

    1st.
    your existing logos is awesome.
    2nd.
    bad idea to change the logo..its what people identify with.look what happened when burger king updated their logo=wack…ill never eat there again!
    I’m a graphic artist,iDesignlogos fora living, iwouldnt touch your logo..the imperfections are what make it perfect. if you change the look you’ll wind up regretting it.

    artofficialflavor.com

  • pancakes&hyrup

    1st.
    your existing logo is awesome.
    2nd.
    bad idea to change the logo..its what people identify with.look what happened when burger king updated their logo=wack…ill never eat there again!
    I’m a graphic artist,iDesignlogos fora living, iwouldnt touch your logo..the imperfections are what make it perfect. if you change the look you’ll wind up regretting it.

    artofficialflavor.com

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    I’m not changing the logo man, just doing a temporary revamp. An interpretation of the logo. 10000000’s of brands do that kinda thing man. My logo will stay the same. I’m just offering up an opportunity for people to come up with an idea.

    Thanks Tony… (you weren’t the only person to recommend this)

  • http://wesleep.tumblr.com William

    Damn! I wish I was good at anything graphic :(. Good luck everyone

  • Jason

    This is awesome! Any way to get an .ai or an .eps file of the logo to mess around with?

  • http://www.lutrahaus.com cbleslie

    Any chance a fella could get a copy of the logo it in an SVG/AI/PDF format? I have an awesome/hilarious idea. I would hate to spend hours tracing the logo.

    PRETTY PLEASE!

  • http://theradavist.com prolly
  • http://www.lutrahaus.com cbleslie

    Sick!
    Thank you! :) Peddle straps, here I come!

  • greg

    what do you mean by ” Just has to be digital”

    does that just mean you need an image file to be uploaded? or made on a computer? …thanks

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    just a digital format in the end so I can use it… process doesn’t matter

  • greg

    cool thanks!

  • http://imabro.deviantart.com/ matt

    get ready for the best design ever!

  • pearl

  • Andy

    how many entries per person?

  • Alex

    Can you use Hold fast with a track bike for street riding?

    or is it only used for Trick Track?

  • Rui

    @Alex, I use Hold Fast for my street track bike and I dont really do any trick track riding except for bunny hopping to odd pot hole or curb here of there.
    Hold Fast straps are great retention for all types of rinding.

  • http://assez90.deviantart.com Assez

  • http://assez90.deviantart.com Assez

    Here’s the second one :)

  • die_a_bike_punk

    I was wondering if you wanted just a slight alteration of your existing logo or would you mind if artists took more liberty in creating something entirely different using your blog and Norse heritage as influence?

  • Bill

  • http://flickr.com/photos/gregbiche/ greg

    here’s two of mine
    ————–

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/proofphoto/ JarredFL

    already emailed…

    im noticing a pattern with everyone elses…
    they all look exactly the same.

  • antonyo

    greg wins!

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    Greg’s is definitely the kinda shit I wanna see. Dope!

  • nomadserevolt

    JarredFL for sure!

  • http://flickr.com/photos/gregbiche/ greg

    one more!

  • keith

  • http://www.kylesauter.com Kyle S

    Here’s mine

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    Greg and Kyle are KILLING IT.

  • http://www.jessevaughan.com jesse v.

    greg’s first one is killer

    my quick up:

  • Burd

    That Kyle S. effort is freakishly good.

  • http://ekajnitram.com ekajnitram

    Here’s a quick one.

  • http://desaturate.net will

  • jarshy

    holy shit… Will just wrecked shop!

  • http://thnwmd.com christian

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/richarddreyer/ rdrey

    behold: ass ripper!

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    Will, that’s incredible!

    NORSE WIZARD!

  • http://www.fastpacezine.com gus


    so thats what happened to the vikings other eye!
    hahaha

  • http://desaturate.net will

    Necronomicog! And thanks!

  • elmcitizen

    OMG, Prolly Powell/Peralta Ripper FOR THE WIN!!!

  • Sleazy f baby

    Ripper FTW!

    someone do it propper!

  • http://kennyp.tumblr.com Ken

    My Entry:

  • http:[email protected]/5003967763/ Till
  • http://directeurenzonderderailleuren.nl Storm

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    LOL. I don’t wear glasses and my hair’s blond! haha

  • http://yahoo.com David

    Not mine. I found it on the internet.

  • jon wiley

    mixing it up a little bit..

  • http://www.loosenutscycles.com Loose Nuts

    send the straps to:
    Loose Nuts Cycles
    452-A Cherokee Ave SE
    Atlanta, GA 30312

    -the management

  • http://www.prollyisnotprobably.com Prolly

    Will do!

  • http://kennyp.tumblr.com Ken

    Decided to step up my game.
    My second and final entry:

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v340/rockmonky/vikingwoman1.jpg jon

    is it working?

  • http://WWW.SIGNSBYNOAH.COM Noahem

    It was so fun drawing this bad boy.

  • eloist

    Man, I love your blog John, but design contests like this only end up fucking the graphic design industry.

    http://www.no-spec.com/

    Things like what you’re doing here, and sites like 99designs.com only lessen the value of design work. It might sound like a good idea to you, but would you design a building just for shits and giggles? Hell no you wouldn’t.

    If you’re good at something, never do it for free.

  • http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Till_Nidecker/IMG_0984.jpg?t=1285108898 Till

  • Rob

    Eloist, then don’t enter.

    I am a graphic designer. And while I generally agree with no-spec, I know how designers love to get panty-wadded about things like a logo contest on a blog killing design. If it’s that frail a profession it deserves to sink. The free work is almost always more fun than the paying work, and you can bet I’d be entering if I had the time.

  • Cal

    They’re not really doing it for nothing per se. One of only three custom holdfast’s in the world isn’t nothing. Plus isn’t it sort of advertising? Circulation of the image by Prolly himself has inherent value, even if it isn’t monetary.

  • http://www.deadcityfx.blogspot.com Niko

    here is my version of the logo inspirated by the Minesota VIKINGS NFL team logo!! i hope u guys like it!! its cool becouse u can mirror it and it sti looks good!!

  • thanos m.

    my entry

  • http://chrispiascik.com Chris Piascik

    Here’s my submission!

  • Kyle M

    Was having difficulties emailing image,
    so i just posted it here. cheers.

  • thanos m.

    uuum … another try to post my entry..
    sorry its my first time doing this

  • http://matturlaub.com Urlaub
  • http://imabro.deviantart.com/ m

    i cant get the html to work but its on the link :)

    http://imabro.deviantart.com/art/Prolly-is-not-Probably-contest-180295452