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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Contest logo Reply with quote

Considering we were discussing a contest logo before, and the one that's being used for the button in the sidebar is a bit... well... rubbish...



I had a go at creating an alternate logo. I did happen to pilfer the drawings from the Halo Story Page (sorry, Trooper and Jillybean) but if anyone has any ODST-related pencil/pen artwork that they'd allow us to use in the logo, that'd be fantastic.



And for good measure, here it is shrunk to sidebar link size:



It's 9 pixels wider than the present one, but it should do the job equally well.

Anyway, I don't pretend it's perfect (in fact, I think I need to fix the double-L in 'hell', and make the text a bit bolder) but I do think we need something a little more stand-out than the link at the moment, which is pale text on a white background and nothing more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is anyone here a good artist? If someone could transform a drop pod into a pen, that'd be pretty badass.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tHAT'S aBSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, eb.

I actually like the crude, unwieldy thing you got up there. We should ideally have a professional looking logo on one side, and that thing on the other--representing, of course, the professionalism we expect out of entrants, and on the other hand, what we know we'll get instead.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one. I'm going to give it until tomorrow morning to get a few more opinions in this thread, but then we'll see if Wu will let us change it around.

edit: Though the main one is a bit too big - could you shrink it down to a comparable size with the one on the contest page?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it (eb's), though the contrast could stand to be increased so the words stand out better.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kabu wrote:
edit: Though the main one is a bit too big - could you shrink it down to a comparable size with the one on the contest page?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it, but the problem is that the thumbnail size is barely readable in higher resolutions. Not that I'm impugning your handwriting or anything Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if in the next iteration I put the Feet First Into Hell on two separate lines?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's mostly the "Fan Fiction" bit is hard to read if you don't know what it already says, with the squished-together letters in "Fiction."

Mostly this is because I don't want to bother Wu until we are absolutely 100% sure. It is a really great logo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make the writing a little bolder.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely get Wu to replace it with this one. The current sidebar logo is barely distinguishable from the white background.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay I used my mad GIMP skillz to make the thumbnail version a little more readable - if you can't spot what I did (assuming Wu changes it soon) then I'm not going to spoil it Razz .
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im assuming your made it smaller? Teehee.

nah.. I think you bolded it. Or did you mean "see what I did" in a different context?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kabu wrote:
Here


Very good.

Me like teh contrast.
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