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Best font for the logo..?

Nao

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #645, on October 9th, 2011, 12:54 AM »
Logo or logo+font-wise?

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #646, on October 9th, 2011, 01:02 AM »
Logo primarily. I have to admit my eye is drawn far more to the logo than the font, but I do like the sturdier font of the comma and claw5 ;)
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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #647, on October 9th, 2011, 10:39 AM »
Oh, I think I like the one in #680, the comma. The logo-part of it doesnt really send me a message of what it is supposed to be, but it is clear and balanced, and easily identified. Overall one of the better ones seen in this thread, IMO.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #648, on October 9th, 2011, 07:28 PM »
I actually like the claw3 in #685.  ;)

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #649, on October 9th, 2011, 07:48 PM »
Added a solution halfway between the others... Not super-convinced.

I like them all, though, but I like the 'square' logo, too. I'm just trying to find something that convinces me by being both organic (natural, chaotic) and ordered (straightened, professional).

Hmm... Might as well attach some of my latest .ai files. If any of you Illustrator addicts want to give it a try... You'll see how I created the latest logos -- by tweaking an 'Arc' effect, ah ah. Well, it still required some work.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #650, on October 9th, 2011, 07:57 PM »
Lol. Stuck with the old Photoshop 7.0 on this small, borrowed comp so I cant re-install my CS Suite until I finish building my new comp. Which = no Illustrator access.  -_-

 ;)

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #651, on October 9th, 2011, 11:03 PM »
I'm not expecting anyone to do it -- just offering to all the ability to customize the logo to their liking and then suggest their version. If they want :)

Oh, while I'm at it... A message to those who can access the SVN. Do you remember Wedge's menu looking like THIS...?
Please note the huge vertical padding between the menu and the lower line representing the end of the menu area.
I don't remember ever seeing this -- but my current index.css is a bit modified and I don't want to revert my copy to test that.
So, to be clear: this will be fixed in the next commit... I'm just surprised this is happening to me in the demo site.
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Quote from Nao on October 9th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Oh, while I'm at it... A message to those who can access the SVN. Do you remember Wedge's menu looking like THIS...?
Looks like I'm getting this in Chrome and Opera 12, but not in Opera 11.51... (??)
Need confirmations!

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #652, on October 10th, 2011, 10:47 AM »
claw3 for the image, claw5 for the font (it's the most "immediate" of those on offer, and the gradient works)

claw6 looks a little too parroty for my liking... :eheh:
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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #653, on October 10th, 2011, 12:45 PM »
I'm sorry, but all I can see is a parrot or puffin.
My initial impression was "thats nice", but after a second or two..... it was beaks.
This isnt meant to be funny but a constructive comment.
Billy
<br /><br />cough, cough.

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #654, on October 10th, 2011, 12:52 PM »
Quote from billy2 on October 10th, 2011, 12:45 PM
I'm sorry, but all I can see is a parrot or puffin.
My initial impression was "thats nice", but after a second or two..... it was beaks.
This isnt meant to be funny but a constructive comment.
And now I can't stop seeing beaks either, especially the later ones... once seen, can't be unseen.

It's like the Nightwish song Wishmaster. Spoiler tag for nicety.

(click to show/hide)
The actual lyrics:
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Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne!
7th seeker!
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me, the Wishmaster!
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Hamster!
A dentist!
Hardcore![1]
Steven Segal!
Warrior!
This rifle!
In me, the fish monster!
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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #655, on October 10th, 2011, 01:28 PM »
Beaks can be cool... As I said: Phantom of the Paradise.


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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #656, on October 10th, 2011, 02:08 PM »
Never watched a musical apart from about a quarter of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which did absolutely zero for me. I am totally uncultured with regard to 'the arts'.
As far as the owl mask goes - I think I would have preferred seeing just the metal teeth. (I wiki'd PoftheP)

Yours uncouthly
Billy
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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #657, on October 10th, 2011, 02:12 PM »
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Never watched a musical apart from about a quarter of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The film with Johnny Depp, or a stage version? Honestly, musicals are not meant to be put into films and television, they're there to be experienced. (I have been to a stage production of Todd, as well as We Will Rock You, Wicked and multiple showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show, and never would television do them justice.)


In other news, I had the slightly crazy idea that I might create logos in hand-written SVG (I am a programmer, after all! :lol:) and to see where that got me. I have a shiny new XML editor now (although I used it to validate the RelaxNG spec for plugins, that was a demo version, I today bought the academic/non-commercial licence for it, and I'm eager to use it properly rather than for my original, limited use)

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #658, on October 10th, 2011, 02:25 PM »
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The film with Johnny Depp, or a stage version?
The film version.
My S-in-Law agrees with you on the filming of operas etc.
My wife is an avid reader and every 'film of the book' she watches gets the same "dreadful, not as good as the book" review.

Regarding your 'slightly crazy idea', isnt that how many great things happen?

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[Archive] Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #659, on October 10th, 2011, 02:27 PM »
Quote from billy2 on October 10th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Never watched a musical apart from about a quarter of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which did absolutely zero for me. I am totally uncultured with regard to 'the arts'.
PotP is not a musical, it's a movie with a few songs performed by the main characters. Per se, a musical is supposed to be a story played through songs, while PotP's songs have pretty much nothing to do with the story, it's just that they're singers, and they perform in front of an audience... But when they're not on stage, they just speak normally. ;)
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As far as the owl mask goes - I think I would have preferred seeing just the metal teeth. (I wiki'd PoftheP)
The guy wasn't very pretty to begin with. But his stay at Sing Sing didn't improve things ;)