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stackmouse

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #345, on August 2nd, 2011, 08:04 PM »
Maybe the wedge itself is the problem for me, because in most cases it sort of steals my attention and makes the text look somewhat... displaced.

http://ttp://sorry-404-wedge.org/wedgemath_.png this works the best for me, maybe because the text is clear and "the main attention", and the wedge on the background is, well, on the background.


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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #346, on August 2nd, 2011, 11:40 PM »
Yeah, I think I agree with that - having the text on two different lines distracts the brain in all the wrong kinds of ways and actually puts a touch of certainty on something I'd honestly prefer to be at least a little ambiguous ;)
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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #347, on August 3rd, 2011, 12:18 AM »
Let me think... Something like this maybe.
Hmm... Well, 90% of all corporate logos are made of two things: a small graphical logo, and the company name in a distinctive font. I don't know about the font, I just 'like' Helvetica-style these days (hence why Arial 14pt is everywhere in Wedge itself). Here's another try with PT Sans Bold.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #348, on August 3rd, 2011, 12:57 AM »
I am no grafic designer and can't help designing, but if the logo should look like a wedge it should look more like
But that's just my idea.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #349, on August 3rd, 2011, 04:27 AM »
Something that's in the current logo (well currently in Nao's signature), but none of the latest logos -- is a uniqueness to the letters in the word. 

The one in the top banner right now adjusts the kerning, but doesn't do much else. 

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #350, on August 3rd, 2011, 07:00 AM »
Hell I ain't got nothing to do. I may as well play.  :eheh:

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #351, on August 3rd, 2011, 08:14 AM »
@Johnny> A wedge can be several things. I have no interest in the wedge as the object you 'insert into something', to me it's the 'orange wedge' -- a slice.

@Adonis> The current logo's point is EXACTLY to be blander. It's easier to reach the right 'thing' if the font isn't too distracting. Here's an example with Kaffeesatz (the font in my sig.) And no, I don't like it in that sense.

@ARG> Err... Please :P

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #352, on August 3rd, 2011, 08:55 AM »
How would that look with PT Sans?

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #353, on August 3rd, 2011, 10:26 AM »
Not particularly better than the last time I posted a PT Sans test.

Though, here's one with PT Sans Italic, which I enjoy. It looks full of life.
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And a curious one (mostly disappointing) where the letters touch each other.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #354, on August 3rd, 2011, 10:27 AM »
What about having the word Wedge balanced on top of the wedge?
So far my favorite is the one currently at the top of the forums. Is there a reason, other than ascetics, for the "w" not being capitalized? I'm kind of silly that way, proper nouns that are in small caps kind of make my ass twitch.

Makes me wish I had experience with graphic design and the assorted programs for making art and logos. :)

Edit: I have changed my mind and have a new favorite. The one with PT Sans Italic looks amazing. I really like the font.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #355, on August 3rd, 2011, 10:34 AM »
Quote from Dramber on August 3rd, 2011, 10:27 AM
What about having the word Wedge balanced on top of the wedge?
Hmm, no.
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So far my favorite is the one currently at the top of the forums.
There's a reason I put logos in the forum header. It means that's my favorite choice, and it becomes the de facto benchmark for other logo attempts.
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Is there a reason, other than ascetics, for the "w" not being capitalized?
Nope. Just the aesthetics.
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I'm kind of silly that way, proper nouns that are in small caps kind of make my ass twitch.
A capital W with that font would make it twitch even more.
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Makes me wish I had experience with graphic design and the assorted programs for making art and logos. :)
You don't need to have experience -- I'm the living example of that, I never touched vector programs before this week. (I did use 3DS Max and Blender but (1) they're 3D, (2) I sucked HARD at them and needed them at work so let's not remind me of that too much :P)
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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #356, on August 3rd, 2011, 03:08 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on August 3rd, 2011, 10:34 AM
You don't need to have experience -- I'm the living example of that, I never touched vector programs before this week. (I did use 3DS Max and Blender but (1) they're 3D, (2) I sucked HARD at them and needed them at work so let's not remind me of that too much :P )
I agree, it's just the case of getting the hang of vector programs.  But 3D vector are an overkill for logos, unless your aiming for "intricate and fancy" rather than "simple, yet elegant" logo.  :lol:

Anyway I been experimenting with Gradient Mesh (not to be confused with Gradient Tools) and shadows (again).


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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #357, on August 3rd, 2011, 03:24 PM »
Saw that one yesterday on your blog :P

I'm taking a short break from the logo issue. I mean, originally I started working on the logo *to take a break from other duties*... It's only fair that I shouldn't be spending all my time on it :P I guess I got annoyed after I failed to add a subtle flare effect inside the text. (Hmm, even after turning it into a path...) I'll retry later.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #358, on August 3rd, 2011, 03:47 PM »
The PT Sans Italic from #380 is my favourite so far (other than the "w" drop shadow seeming to hit the "e"... that sets my IBS off  ;))
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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #359, on August 3rd, 2011, 04:00 PM »
Yeah, that's because in that version I'd split the w from he rest so I could color it from within the same software (as opposed to doing some PSP7 reworking). So the drop shadow was apparent between the two letters. I noticed that and when I came back to Helvetica, I joined the letters together to avoid it.