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Posted on Jan 23, 2009 | 10 comments

Winner of Bento Blog Search logo contest

Winner of Bento Blog Search logo contest

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I’m pleased to announce the winner of the logo contest for the new Bento Blog Search engine. First off, I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who spent time working on their submissions. It was difficult to choose just one out of all of the excellent designs, but in the end the honor goes to Robyn Klopp of Nondairy Dreamer. Robyn’s graphics struck a chord with me, playfully capturing elements of a Laptop Lunchbox, a Mr. Bento thermal lunch jar, and a traditional bento box.

In February 2009, I’ll launch the separate Bento Blog Search engine web page and a separate widget that brings up results only from bento and packed lunch blogs, similar to the Food Blog Search and Veg Blog Search engines. 

It’s still a work in progress, but we’re much closer now that we have some great-looking graphics! If you’d like to play with it in the meantime, the search box below will give you a taste of the results in addition to the basic Google custom search page.

If you’ve personalized your Google homepage, you can add a Bento Blog Search gadget to your Google homepage by clicking on this button:   Add to Google

Thanks again to the people who worked hard on some excellent designs; your contributions to the lunch-packing community are greatly appreciated! And Robyn, I’ve got some cool bento box goodies to send you. :-)

(Thanks also to everyone who’s already voted in the Food Blog Awards! Lunch in a Box is nominated for Best Theme, but is currently in second place behind a popular gluten-free blog. If you’d like to cast your vote in this close race, the polls are open until Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at 8pm EST. Your vote for bento lunches could make the difference!)

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  1. YAY! Congratz Robyn! This looks great.

  2. Congrats Robyn

  3. Thank you!
    I had lots of fun making them. It’s good to keep my design skills in practice.
    I look forward to getting into bento making again!

    -Robyn

  4. I like the new logos
    Too Cool

  5. Adorable!! Great job!

  6. @6 from Darina: Thanks for the tip on the font, Darina — that’s not something I would have noticed.

  7. Completely unrelated, but I found THE greatest deal today. I went to Target looking for a CD, and passed by the pancake puff on the “As Seen on TV” shelf. I have passed by it and thought that $20 was too much to spend on something that I would use just a handfull of times…low and behold it was on clearance for $10 (nine and change). It IS a takomiyaki griddle marketed for Americans who love pancakes and apparently, people aren’t going for the hype like they expected. So, fortunatley for a Japanese foodie like myslef, I got it for a steal. Check out your local Target…they tend to have many things that can be used for Bento (bags, snack boxes, TAKOMIYAKI PANS!!!)

  8. Pardon my Ro-maji…Takoyaki!!!! (I’m making Okonomiyaki tomorrow…very excited)

  9. re: the font, it’s similar to (though not the same as) Papyrus. It’s an open source font, probably inspired by the original.

  10. I love the new logo, congratulations Robyn!