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Best font for the logo..?

Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1035, on September 10th, 2012, 04:32 PM »
It doesn't even have blue in it..? The top right corner is gray... (Just do a color peek on it!)

The only issue I have with the new logo is making an exciting favicon for it... But it'll come in time. I'll probably have to use some tricks, though.

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1036, on September 10th, 2012, 04:42 PM »
I didn't say it had blue in it. But the grey does look like it's blue-ish. But it does look more consistent with the rest of the elements on the page - even if it doesn't share some of the colours.
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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1037, on September 10th, 2012, 06:43 PM »
The latest one looks good and sits well on the page. I still like the old one but the new one is looking better with every revision.

Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1038, on September 11th, 2012, 12:39 AM »
Still haven't found a 'suitable' favicon version (16x16)...
Also, Milady told me she prefers the original logo. Just like her friend told me yesterday... Odd that people IRL are telling me they don't like it -- but they're the only ones! And I like the new one too much to get rid of it. I'm not going to be stopped by the favicon problem either... At worst, I'll just keep both logos. One will be for wedge.org, the other will represent Wedge.
Or something.

PS: I've updated the poll with the latest logo...

godboko71

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1039, on September 11th, 2012, 03:09 AM »
I voted for the third one however I like all four. I like the third and fourth best
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Boko

Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1040, on September 11th, 2012, 12:00 PM »
I prefer the old one too, because it's original.
Although it looks good, I find a "W" in a logo for Wedge so basic en predictable.

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1041, on September 11th, 2012, 01:18 PM »
But it's recognizable.

For every 'Nike' example I can give, I can find thousands of examples where a company logo is basically the name itself.
I've always been bothered with the logo, not because it's original, but because it's not THAT much original -- heck, it could be seen as a rip-off of the Nike logo after all... Or simply a 'wave', or 'flower petals', etc... Which is valid for everything, because, well, that's basically what I did: I took a bunch of paths and tried to turn them into something recognizable and inducing a sense of dynamism.
Fact is, I learned more about the tools (never stopped learning...), now I've becoming better at handling paths, and I was able to start from a more complex shape -- a W -- and turn it into something I like.

I still haven't managed to make a proper favicon for it, but it doesn't matter that much. I mean, Google's old favicon was horrendous, their new one may be even worse... It's not stopping them from being successful is it?


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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1043, on September 11th, 2012, 07:06 PM »
"At worst, I'll just keep both logos. One will be for wedge.org, the other will represent Wedge."
Or one for the free version and one for the paid :whistle:

Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1044, on September 11th, 2012, 07:32 PM »
There are no plans for a paid version...
Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1045, on September 12th, 2012, 07:36 AM »
No more votes?

Are you guys afraid I'll ban you for voting something else than me? :lol:

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1046, on September 12th, 2012, 02:16 PM »
Just did..> First ones my favourite, coloring does it for me I guess.

Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1047, on September 12th, 2012, 03:21 PM »
Quote from Oracle on September 12th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Just did..> First ones my favourite, coloring does it for me I guess.
Can you elaborate please?
I'm always interested in knowing what makes people 'tick'.

Here's a variation with a different (rounder) shape and different color for the W. I don't like it as much, it's just that it's still a bit fun.

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1048, on September 12th, 2012, 04:49 PM »
The first one would be nice, if not for two things;
- the way the upper "wedge shape" comes over the top border of the background doesn't look good to me, it looks like unfinished in a bad way
- the WEDGE text needs a sharper, more defined appearance

The middle one (the new one) is a "meh" for me, but I liked the wedgehc100 (@Reply #982)

The last one of the three is my favourite at the moment. It doesn't beg for attention, but it still gets it.

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1049, on September 12th, 2012, 05:42 PM »
It's hard to have 'sharp' text when you're trying for a small-size logo, really. It's mostly down to how thick and contrasted the text was in the first place (in its original size.)
The first one was a winner for me, especially in the footer, but when it was increased to large sizes, like the avatar on the Facebook page, it looked so horribly dull and bland, I couldn't go with that... So I went for a black background but then the main shape's colors looked even blander. At least I managed to make the 'right' favicon for it. But the new logo has exactly the reverse problem -- it looks a bit bland in small sizes, and gorgeous in large sizes.
I think I prefer that one situation, because it's more akin to my way of working. ;)