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AuthorTopic: Artwork request - Encyclopedia Logo
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #50
IMAGE(http://stuff.ermarian.net/arancaytar/images/logos/ados3.gif)

Another mail-in submission. I'm afraid that... hm... well, okay. Not really what I pictured. Although it seems to work all right for some. This one's by ADoS.

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Guardian
Member # 2476
Profile #51
As a picture I like Alorael's best, but TGM's offers the best blend. Maybe he'd be willing to come up with a few more variations?

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Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #52
I just think the ADOS's one is the best.

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Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #53
Hopefully you don't mean the one with the dog, Magma...

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Transparency! Yay!

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Posts: 2957 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Cartographer
Member # 1851
Profile Homepage #54
Why not keep it random? I like that idea. Also, I have no preferations as of now, but not that that's all too important for you to know. And no, I'm not home. I managed to steal a computer from some relatives. :P

But random. That way everyone could have a fair chance, and a changing logo would be more individual than just one. Quantity over quality!

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So many strange ones around. Don't you think?
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Agent
Member # 2759
Profile Homepage #55
The idea of a randomly changing image kind of defeats the purpose of a logo...

Edit: I like ADOS' cross-swords one best, by the way.

[ Saturday, September 30, 2006 05:40: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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"I can't read this thread with that image. But then, that's not a complaint." -Scorpius

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Warrior
Member # 7254
Profile Homepage #56
hurr. :)

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? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #57
I'll try to help you out here Aran. In my continuing efforts to improve your web skillz(!!!) I've come up with the one plan.

You must allow each registered user select the logo they wish to have displayed. The balance will need to see the Vahnatai Comb-over with Key by Alorael to entice them into registering and participating.

This will free up ubb resources by removing the need for another stupid opinion poll.

:)

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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #58
Choice, it appears, can be a tricksome thing sometimes. Now I have to worry about offending people - or worse, about making an unpopular choice. It already seems that I disagree with the majority.

It's true that the site would need a single logo. One that is pleasing to the eye, but not glaring. One that is unique to this site, that identifies the project, but blends in without being obvious. One that is sufficiently abstract to be a logo without being too abstract to still stand for anything.

Augh.

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Shaper
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Profile #59
IMAGE(http://placeofstuff.250free.com/EncWSwords.png)

Since the actual EE still has the first version, I edited in the new version for all to see how it looks on the page.

[ Saturday, September 30, 2006 10:19: Message edited by: The Almighty Do-er of Stuff ]

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Law Bringer
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I never quite caught the irony of Avernum's crest being a sunburst before.

—Alorael, who now thinks that TGM's certainly looks the most professional and also gives the page the cleanest look. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with Ermarian. He then made a few efforts to try to put ADoS's surface and cave graphic inside the larger circle of TGM's, but the result was ugly.
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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
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What about ADOS's first graphic without the sun and the crown? That would be simpler, very much a logo, and I think it would look good. It might be worth trying it with a few different text colors, too, like a dark blue or black.

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Agent
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Here's mine, resized.

IMAGE(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3601/untitledqo5.png)

But I like ADoS's better.

Edit: Fixed image.

[ Tuesday, October 03, 2006 20:58: Message edited by: Robert Daniel Oliver ]

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Shaper
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What's wrong with the sun and crown? They symbolize the opposing sides of the struggle, so it's more than just a pair of swords, only one of which really has any significance, and it's only minor significance at that.

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Law Bringer
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As it is the crown and sun represent the conflict of the first two Avernum games and the swords represent the conflict of the second two. The swords look good, but the two symbols don't quite seem right. Maybe instead of making them have a pseudo-3D color gradient they should just be truly stylized as basically flat yellow.

—Alorael, who has no good way to describe it except as making them look like badges rather than objects.
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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #65
I have a suggestion for TGM's logo. Make the smaller circle (the one in the background) yellow (like the text) instead of black. I think that will preserve the things we like about the logo while making it less grating on the eye.

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Shaper
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Law Bringer
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TGM's latest:
IMAGE(http://encyclopedia.ermarian.net/contest/tgm/sun_and_crown1.png) IMAGE(http://encyclopedia.ermarian.net/contest/tgm/sun_and_crown2.png) IMAGE(http://encyclopedia.ermarian.net/contest/tgm/sun_and_crown3.png)
Now you try. :P

The size relation of sun and crown is a bit unbalanced. I wonder if that is set off by the crown being on top and in front of the other. Perhaps some fine-tuning could be involved. But it has it all, otherwise. The smoothness, the Ermarian symbols, and even colors.

Plus I like yellow. :)

[ Tuesday, October 03, 2006 21:01: Message edited by: Robert Daniel Oliver ]

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Councilor
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I like the lettering of the third one and the crown symbol of the first one. Would it be possible to combine the two?

Dikiyoba.
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Agent
Member # 5814
Profile #69
If you like TGM's, maybe the "EE" and the silver crown could be colored with the same tones? Then the balance of gold and silver would be more or less even.

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Guardian
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I think I like the 2-D sun better on ADoS' sword logo. Perhaps a little more embellishment on the crown as well?

And I second Diki's motion to combine the crown on TGM's left logo with the lettering on the right logo.

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Profile #71
Why does TGM not include a comb key? That is an important part of the series. The comb symbolizes the hair care requirements following a session of secret door finding, and the key symbolizes... okay, it symbolizes locked doors. And the need to unlock them. :P

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #72
I don't like the way it looks more like a business logo rather than a game logo. It is skillfully done but... too skillfully done?

"Here at Ermarian Enterprises, we put the nephilim first."

IMAGE(http://encyclopedia.ermarian.net/contest/tgm/sun_and_crown3.png)

*Cue cheesy piano theme music.*

Cave logo all the way.

[ Tuesday, October 03, 2006 21:05: Message edited by: Robert Daniel Oliver ]

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Shaper
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Profile #73
I don't really like TGM's latest. The patterns hurt my eyes.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
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As art, I think TGM's latest are fantastic. They look really good. But I don't like them for the EE logo.

If this was for a title page logo that displayed once per login, I'd be loving them. But this is a logo that goes in the upper left hand corner of EVERY PAGE. They are the only bright thing on the page, so your eye is drawn to it even though it is always the same, and it is so busy with the textures and shapes, it's disorienting when placed next to text you are trying to read. (The effect is maybe a bit more subtle then the way I'm describing it, but you get the idea.)

What I *would* really like to see is this logo done entirely in silver. (Or maybe with just the sun silver and the others in the gold.) I think that would work much better on an actual EE page than the current version.

One comment about the symbols. The sun is wearing the crown? What the heck does that mean? I know I'm reading too much into them, but if you're going to consciously include symbols you may as well be conscious about how you use them.

I'm really split. These logos have potential, as does TGM's other one and both of ADOS's. Aran, you must be surprised to have gotten so many great submissions!

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