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Logo Madness
« on October 11th, 2010, 07:27 AM »Last edited on November 5th, 2011, 12:33 PM by Nao
(I'm wondering if Adonis or Bloc would be willing to give a shot at doing a Yanone Kaffe-based Wedge logo...)

:edit: This is an old topic from the private area that I'm moving to the public area to show off the various and interesting logos that were built over time. It might give you an idea of how we're all working together. (Basically: people do their best -- then I bitch and complain -- then I do it my own way and I take all the credit. 8-))

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #4, on October 12th, 2010, 02:10 AM »
I like the "It slices, it dices" slogan but since when do we need slogan? :P
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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #5, on October 12th, 2010, 02:17 AM »Last edited on October 12th, 2010, 02:30 AM by Adonis
Since he put one up under the current one?   :eheh:

In any case, it doesn't actually touch the main part of the logo - so it's easy enough to delete.  :angel:

EDIT: Simplified 'w' by itself, smaller.

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #8, on October 12th, 2010, 10:38 AM »
Re: slogans: the original slogan I'd put into the wedge logo was, "SMF for real people" (i.e. we want to change it to make it more logical to use... even if it's not true :P)... Then I thought it was boring, and replaced it with "SMF for real men. And women. And dogs, too." Funny that Adonis had the same inspiration :lol:
Although in the end I shortened it because it was too long for my taste.

Anyway -- when it comes to the logo, I thought you could have tried new colors, instead... And try staying with a solid color inside, because it's really easier to reduce afterwards, while maintaining readability. Also, the one thing my logo would need is a very, very thing white line around the logo, to allow showing in on dark backgrounds. Things like that...

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #11, on October 12th, 2010, 03:45 PM »
Yes!! Great stuff :)

Should be a good start. The wedge itself inside the W isn't perfect (its left side is too narrow), and it should stand out more (I think a brighter (and complementary) color than the rest would be important), but other than that it really looks great. My fave is the first one.

As always -- I'm not bad at having design ideas. I'm just really bad at implementing them.
Maybe one day I'll look into this software I've heard about called Photoshop! Seems like everyone's using it ::)

:edit: while the server was running wild, seems you posted new versions... They're good, too!

:edit: Also... Could you try adding the final "." in the slogan? Right-aligning it with the right side of the "d"... Yeah that was the idea. Ahah. I'm crazy.

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #13, on October 12th, 2010, 06:18 PM »
While I'm at it -- I was wondering Bloc, did you make the Phoenix theme for Yourasoft? I always thought you did, but then again I was told yesterday that Eren made it. I Googled "pheonix" "smf" and found a link to your site, although it's currently down... I'm a bit lost!
Quote from Bloc on October 12th, 2010, 05:59 PM
lol :) yeah, I had to take a break since the server went down.
Dunno what happened... "Bad gateway" never happened to me before on this server.
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The wedge isn't symmetric, thats true, its the font actually thats different on both sides.
If you can find an even better font, feel free to share :)
As for symmetry, I didn't have that feeling myself...? Well, at least in my version of the logo, it seems to be symmetric.
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But let me get this straight. A wedge is something to push open things right?
Wedge is a pun on "Simple Machines", because that's what it is... A simple machine.
However, I myself think of Wedge as the mathematical sign, i.e. "^". Now you know ;)
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So the overlay in W is a kind "can-opener" lol, on the Wedge name? I might try some ideas if I know more about the meaning behind it.
That's really the concept. Want a smooth, beautiful and yet very sober logo that can easily be reused in assets (whatever we do in the future) and shrunk.
The best logo I ever made was the one for "cyna", you can see it at www.cynagames.com --> it's actually the picture of an *elephant* (an Asian elephant, of course), and it still clearly says "Cyna". I never found that kind of inspiration again...
Really, I'm not a designer. Well... I *am* a designer, but I'm not a good designer. I really define myself as a hobbyist, a hacker of sorts. I don't do magnificent stuff -- I just hack my ideas into stuff with a wedge, until I'm pleased.

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #14, on October 12th, 2010, 06:43 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on October 12th, 2010, 10:38 AM
"SMF for real men. And women. And dogs, too." Funny that Adonis had the same inspiration :lol:
I'm sure I read it somewhere.  :hmm:
Quote from Nao/Gilles on October 12th, 2010, 10:38 AM
Anyway -- when it comes to the logo, I thought you could have tried new colors, instead... And try staying with a solid color inside, because it's really easier to reduce afterwards, while maintaining readability. Also, the one thing my logo would need is a very, very thing white line around the logo, to allow showing in on dark backgrounds. Things like that...
This is as plain as I go.  :P

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