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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:22 am

Big Mac wrote:It is your choice. But if you want constructive criticism from an artistic point of view, maybe you might need to explain what you are trying to achieve with the various graphical elements.

Take the background, for example. You have put up several, very different, backgrounds before this one. How are people, other than you, going to know what concept that background is going to try to "sell" to the viewer? Is this supposed to be a dark and brooding background, with the touch of light in the foreground?
Yes, a dark and brooding background is what I'm going for. The world's history is bloody, and darkness has a tendency to corrupt from the shadows. The light should either come from within the text or surround it.
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:54 am

Version two of the black and red design. I made it a bit bigger.

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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:45 pm

So, how does it look sized down for the forum?

Re-sized
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Cropped and Re-sized
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Is it too big? Is it too hard to read?

Any suggestions?
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Angel Tarragon » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:17 pm

Not as sharp, a bit fuzzy.
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:05 pm

The Angelic Dragon wrote:Not as sharp, a bit fuzzy.
Okay, so it's not just me. :facepalm:
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:34 pm

Here is something simpler as a possible logo...

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Thoughts?
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:55 pm

How important is it to include 'World of'? I think a logo with just the word Kulan in it would look cleaner and would be less confusing; the only reason I say that is because having a logo that is clean and easy to read with the least amount of words will be easier to read when shrunk to the appropriate size.

I think if you want to include more than just Kulan the logo would look similar to the following;

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Alternately what could be done is spacing out the characters so that 'World of' is in between a caps K and N;

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With the font I used, the smaller version looks weird because the u in Kulan looks partially non-existent but you get the idea.
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:57 pm

Knightfall wrote:Thoughts?
I don't think this font does the setting justice. The caps k looks ornately weird.
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Post by Knightfall » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:33 am

The Angelic Dragon wrote:How important is it to include 'World of'? I think a logo with just the word Kulan in it would look cleaner and would be less confusing; the only reason I say that is because having a logo that is clean and easy to read with the least amount of words will be easier to read when shrunk to the appropriate size.
It's very important. For me, the setting name has always been World of Kulan, not just Kulan. It would feel weird to change it now.
The Angelic Dragon wrote:Alternately what could be done is spacing out the characters so that 'World of' is in between a caps K and N;

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With the font I used, the smaller version looks weird because the u in Kulan looks partially non-existent but you get the idea.
The style of this one has promise. I'll see if I can come up with something similar.
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:15 am

I asked cliffrice if he could do a forum logo for me since I've been having so much trouble coming up with one.

Check this out...
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:23 am

I'll never be able to create something better than what he's created, so I think I have my official World of Kulan for The Piazza. :D

NOTE: Cliff will be finalizing the design as a vector image so it can shrunk without a loss of detail.
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Post by timemrick » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:45 pm

IMO, on that latest one, the narrow parts of the letters are too narrow; they kind of fade out, esp. when you look at it at a smaller size. The tiny size of "World of" has a similar problem. The crackle/stone background is kind of interesting, but it's a little too busy visually; the logo needs better contrast when reduced.

Personally, I like the look of this one best:
Knightfall wrote:Cropped and Re-sized
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It's a bit fuzzy, but I think that could fixed by eliminating the white shadow in the original before you resize it. That "glow" looks fine for the shining light idea at the larger size, but the effect is lost at icon size.
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Post by Knightfall » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:00 am

timemrick wrote:IMO, on that latest one, the narrow parts of the letters are too narrow; they kind of fade out, esp. when you look at it at a smaller size. The tiny size of "World of" has a similar problem. The crackle/stone background is kind of interesting, but it's a little too busy visually; the logo needs better contrast when reduced.
I guess I could ask cliff if he could tweak it, but I don't want to pressure him. He's already created me this one and two others (not meant for The Piazza).

EDIT: Oh what the heck, I asked him on Facebook! :P
timemrick wrote:Personally, I like the look of this one best:
Knightfall wrote:Cropped and Re-sized
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It's a bit fuzzy, but I think that could fixed by eliminating the white shadow in the original before you resize it. That "glow" looks fine for the shining light idea at the larger size, but the effect is lost at icon size.
I recently tweaked one of my designs to have a more solid dropshadow effect since the white ds in this image was fuzzy. That's part of the glow.
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:53 am

Here's a link to slightly altered version where parts of the letters are wider: World of Kulan Logo, by Cliff. Cliff says that's the best he can do without a redesign.
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Angel Tarragon » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:22 pm

Knightfall wrote:Here's a link to slightly altered version where parts of the letters are wider: World of Kulan Logo, by Cliff. Cliff says that's the best he can do without a redesign.
And I have to admit, it is he best looking of the bunch and my personal favorite. I'm so glad that my input helped to influence the style of the logo.
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The Angelic Dragon wrote:
Knightfall wrote:Here's a link to slightly altered version where parts of the letters are wider: World of Kulan Logo, by Cliff. Cliff says that's the best he can do without a redesign.
And I have to admit, it is he best looking of the bunch and my personal favorite. I'm so glad that my input helped to influence the style of the logo.
The one caveat is, how will it look shrunken down? I'll be taking a look at that today.
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:06 pm

How's this for readablity of the larger text. I know the smaller text is too small, but I want to see if "Kulan" is readable.

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Perhaps I need Cliff to take out the "World of" and just go with Kulan. (It's not what I want, but it might be best to get this over with.) Thoughts?
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:02 pm

Knightfall wrote:How's this for readablity of the larger text. I know the smaller text is too small, but I want to see if "Kulan" is readable.

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Perhaps I need Cliff to take out the "World of" and just go with Kulan. (It's not what I want, but it might be best to get this over with.) Thoughts?
I think it's a good idea, shrunken down 'World of' is barely readable; it's recognizable as characters but too small to be able to read.
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:08 pm

Perhaps if the red border wrapped completely around the edge of the text, instead of having the border having a fancy shape the 'World of' might be better recognizable.

Technically the background style still works, and I really like it. I just think more emphasis needs to be put of the characters rather than on having rounded outcropped edges.

Here's what I mean:
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Post by Knightfall » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:26 pm

I went with something a bit more straightforward. Just "Kulan."

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Post by Knightfall » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:22 pm

I think this last logo design is probably the best choice for here on The Piazza. It's simple and you can see it clearly when shrunk down. Plus, it pays homage to my original World of Kulan logo, which can be seen on my old Kulan Wiki page: http://walktheroad.wikispaces.com/World_of_Kulan

Everything else I've tired hasn't worked.
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Post by Angel of the Night » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:56 am

It looks, clean, neat and easily readable. I like it.
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Post by Knightfall » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:52 pm

Forum logo is now up! :)
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:01 pm

By Crom, it looks phenomenal!
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Re: New Logo Options

Post by Knightfall » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:12 am

Angel Tarragon wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:01 pm
By Crom, it looks phenomenal!
Heh.
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