Poll

Best font for the logo..?

Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1125, on January 18th, 2014, 08:19 PM »
Old madness is fun!
It's been some time (soon after Pete left the project) that the wedge.org homepage has been using my personal favorite logo. I know it's not the most popular option, but I wanted to know if anyone (especially the new users here) had anything to say. I haven't tried making a new logo in nearly a year, and I'm not sure I'd be able to do better than what I did so far.
So, between these two logos, should I go for my favorite, or for the user favorite..?





Or maybe one of my older ones..?

(same, different font)











kimikelku

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1126, on January 18th, 2014, 09:17 PM »
The one that is being use is pretty good,
i think this one

Should be use maybe for credits only, since it looks like a badge

Aaron Smith

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1127, on January 19th, 2014, 08:39 AM »
I like the second one.

Oracle

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1128, on January 19th, 2014, 10:29 AM »
Nao, Just a suggestion...Why the restriction?

Wouldn't it be better if we had a competition of sorts...most favoured option gets the nod. I'm talking main logo here.

As for font in above poll I prefer the third option due to clean lines and the fact it blends in with content more readily. If you stick with sepia style badge perhaps not truncating the wedge emblem would be the go. ie Image not chopped. In fact why not use same font as main wedge header above now that looks real neat!

Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1129, on January 19th, 2014, 11:40 AM »
It's always back to this for me: simplicity vs beauty...
Beauty works best on huge logos, such as on the homepage, or the github account.
Simplicity is better most everywhere else.
But I've never been able to find a logo that works in both large and small sizes. Not fun... ;)

Anyway, logo choice isn't gonna delay anything else, it's just the kind of thing I like coming back to, from time to time.
Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1130, on January 26th, 2014, 08:39 PM »
How about... This one? :)
I made it small so as to intrigue you... :P

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MultiformeIngegno

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1131, on January 26th, 2014, 10:16 PM »
Uhm, I like the actual one more. :)

Oracle

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1132, on January 27th, 2014, 12:44 AM »Last edited on January 27th, 2014, 08:49 AM
Quote from Nao on January 26th, 2014, 08:39 PM
How about... This one? :)
I made it small so as to intrigue you... :P
Nyerrrrr????

Nao,

As always, whatever I create in the way of a logo is yours exclusively to use as you see fit.

I can see you require something in the way of a main logo which would signify your Wedge project in its entirety, incorporating an image that is able to be enlarged or minimized with optimum resolution for all uses including a favicon of say 24px.

If you consider the avatar I'm currently using, - it incorporates all elements you require for your site.

1. Leaving the wedge header as is. > My avatar has matching wedge font injected with some tasteful pizaz
2. The main logo would be as I have prepared. - The "W" FYI was created to resemble a weaving pattern to signify your aspirations of weaving communities etc. Its fresh,bold, simple and able to be dismantled in the following way.
3. Instead of coming up with an entirely new logo for footer area as you have done, you would simply use the black button with white "W" on its own reduced to the appropriate size.
4. The favicon itself would be the same image as in point 3 but 18px

All in all you'd end up with an entirely cohesive approach to the presentation of your site which I believe just isn't quite there @ present.

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Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1133, on January 27th, 2014, 08:44 AM »
Nah.
Sorry to dismiss it like that. It just doesn't strike me as usable.

So what do you guys not like in this small logo? The symbol? Its color? The Lobster font? (Overused? Never bothered Helvetica) its color?
Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1134, on February 12th, 2014, 04:06 PM »
A few months ago, I posted two logos on a private topic, I'm not posting the direct link because I don't like Google attempting to follow non-followable links. (Type a slash and then ?msg=291216 after wedge.org, and you should reach the page.)

This wasn't the right place to post them, and they're not accessible to 'regular members' (sorry), but I got some positive feedback on them and I put them aside because I was busy on other things.

Then I remembered the tests, and I did some extra work on them.
The result is at https://github.com/Wedge/, where you can see a higher res version of the one I'm thinking of using.

I also have alternative versions, like these:



Do you find any of these to be worth it..? I like their simplicity, really. I also like my fixed Lobster font. My original attempts with this (rather ubiquitous) font were a failure mostly because I used an earlier version of the font, and the new version has better weights, with thinner vertical lines. The handwritten aspect compensates fairly for the guttural sound of the 'Wedge' name. I think it also works better in a wider variety of forum footers (unless maybe on a hard-rock oriented forum... Well, even then :P)

My only issue with simplicity is that it doesn't catch attention as much as the current official logo, of course. (The one on the wedge.org homepage.) But I like it at least more than the current footer logos.
Also, a few days ago I replaced the badges with simpler, more discrete versions based on this new logo. I think they're so discrete, nobody noticed them, but at least it's more in line with the Wilde style... :lol:

So, I'm now officially fishing for opinions...! (For those new to this topic: don't bother with the poll, it's old and outdated.)

agent47

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1135, on February 12th, 2014, 05:07 PM »
Wow, @Nao, I really really like the new ones. The colors are spectacular; they really stand out and give life to the logo. I don't know about the rest but I find it extremely elegant.

@Oracle, why not try to keep it simple? Find a unique but simple font, choose the right colors and you can nail it. Your designs are too funky. For Wedge you've got to try to keep it as professional as possible.

Nao

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1136, on February 13th, 2014, 12:07 AM »
Really like them too of course, but I've gotten use to resilience from my user base when it comes to simpler logos... I'm part of these, too, but I'm really convinced I should get rid of the Aller Display font for the Wedge logo. (Of course, everyone feel free to keep using it in your sigs or whatever, I really don't mind that Wedge has multiple visual identities, because it's kept evolving over the years anyway... The first logos really sucked with their use of the Kaffeesatz font or something, it's funny that one of my recent tests used François One which is a similar looking font... :lol:)

Xarcell

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1137, on February 13th, 2014, 02:46 AM »
I usually take branding pretty serious. When my clients come to me, I always request a business plan(which always includes branding info). This helps not only you, but those trying to help you, and fans of your brand. Of course, branding can change from year to year, but you don't need multiple flying about at one time. SMF has wasted a bit of my time because they don't have any branding information available. I'm not saying it's their fault, but I was just trying to help.

By having proper branding, it helps you, and those trying to help you.

In this post: In this post: http://wedge.org/pub/6271/logo-madness/msg293950/#msg293950
I like the first one of the three you posted. Although I have to ask, do you intend to use that shade of purple in your default theme design? You should, and if you are not planning on it, then it should be changed.

In the poll, I like the fourth one the best. Since Wedge has been around, I've always imagined wedge in earth tones. I actually like the logo at the bottom of this page best of all.
Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1138, on February 13th, 2014, 02:48 AM »
Quote from Nao on January 26th, 2014, 08:39 PM
How about... This one? :)
I made it small so as to intrigue you... :P
I actually like that one too, kinda looks like an green apple slice.

agent47

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Re: Logo Madness
« Reply #1139, on February 13th, 2014, 05:01 AM »
@Nao, please send me a bigger version of the purple wedge.