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Logo?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:43 pm
by Falconer
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It’s a little pixelated, but I thought I would see if people like this logo in general first before working on a nicer one. This is the logo ICE used in the 90s for their Middle-earth products. I can try my hand at something more generic, if that is preferred.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:32 pm
by Angel Tarragon
It looks decent.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:36 am
by BlackBat242
Falconer wrote:Image

This is the logo ICE used in the 90s for their Middle-earth products.
Trademark issues clear?

Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:50 pm
by Havard
Looks nice! I think Ashtagon is also working on one. In either case I hope we get a logo up for this place as soon as possible. :)

-Havard

Re: Logo?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:23 am
by Big Mac
BlackBat242 wrote:
Falconer wrote:Image

This is the logo ICE used in the 90s for their Middle-earth products.
Trademark issues clear?
Logos used on subforums for The Piazza are used strictly to allow fans to find forums for the campaign settings and/or rule systems they like and do not constitute an assertion of ownership. So The Piazza is covered under fair use rules. The Piazza is providing free after-sales support that enhances the gaming experience of customers of those products.

TINLA - IANAL - YMMV - CMSIT - TPMCN :)

Re: Logo?

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:38 pm
by AlHazred
Before they had that logo, they used their special font to distinguish their products. How about this one? I can actually read it at 90x30, even with my terrible eyesight!

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EDIT: Made the background transparent.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:11 am
by AlHazred
The original font for the "Middle-Earth" logo (before the "eye of fire" one, when it was just a fancy font at the top of the cover of the module) is called Scotford Uncial, in case anyone wants to play around with it.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:36 pm
by Big Mac
AlHazred wrote:The original font for the "Middle-Earth" logo (before the "eye of fire" one, when it was just a fancy font at the top of the cover of the module) is called Scotford Uncial, in case anyone wants to play around with it.
Thanks for providing that information. I think that might help Ashtagon. :)

Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:50 pm
by AlHazred
What about blue?
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Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:42 pm
by Havard
AlHazred wrote:What about blue?
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Not to keen on this shade of blue. Perhaps the covers of the MERP books could help?

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Or Red:
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Your earlier Black version works too IMHO.

Although I generally prefer a variant with the eye.



-Havard

Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:31 pm
by Falconer
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Just trying out different scaling algorithms. I like 1 and 8, with a slight preference for 1 (it looks more pixellated, but you get more detail).

I guess the sort of text-based logo AlHazred suggests would be my second favorite, however, I think a logoish logo like this is preferable because it’s more distinctive. Since the forum currently sits between Lankhmar and Call of Cthulhu (both of which have simple text-based logos), it would stand out more.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:31 pm
by Hugin
Very nice! The first one looks sharp and crisp to read. I like it!

Re: Logo?

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:43 am
by AlHazred
Falconer wrote:I guess the sort of text-based logo AlHazred suggests would be my second favorite, however, I think a logoish logo like this is preferable because it’s more distinctive. Since the forum currently sits between Lankhmar and Call of Cthulhu (both of which have simple text-based logos), it would stand out more.
I prefer your logo on my books, but my old eyes have a hard time reading the text in your logo (but the text is there, so they always try...) :)

Anyway, here you go:
Light Blue:
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Red:
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Re: Logo?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:45 am
by Sturm
I vote for Falconer's logo!

Re: Logo?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:00 am
by agathokles
I'm fine with either, but Falconer's option 1 seems the best.
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Re: Logo?

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:58 am
by Sturm
BTW, was not agreed to put it up Falconer's option 1?
Maybe it just that the mods didn't have time to do it yet?
The Star Wars and Chtulhu forums too are without logos but they too were both decided, afaik..

Re: Logo?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:43 pm
by Big Mac
Sturm wrote:BTW, was not agreed to put it up Falconer's option 1?
Maybe it just that the mods didn't have time to do it yet?
The Star Wars and Chtulhu forums too are without logos but they too were both decided, afaik..
Moderators can not do this. Only Ashtagon can do it. It's something to do with the way that phpBB works. It can't be uploaded like user account avatars. It has to be manually hacked into the forum. Otherwise I'd have put some of the logos on the forum myself.

I'll have a chat with her, to see if she has time to check out this topic.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:15 pm
by Sturm
Ok, thanks, probably she just did not notice that an agreement was reached on the logo..

Re: Logo?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:02 pm
by Falconer
Bumpity

Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:14 pm
by Big Mac
Sturm wrote:Ok, thanks, probably she just did not notice that an agreement was reached on the logo..
I told her, but we were not able to get the logo up, at that time.
Falconer wrote:Bumpity
Chimpman has helped Ashtagon to get your logo up.

Thanks for all the help. :cool:

Re: Logo?

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:52 pm
by Raymond
Current license uses a logo with ME and a circle around it.

http://cubicle7.co.uk/our-games/adventu ... dle-earth/

I don't know if that means someone wants to change the logo here. The new one is kinda plain in comparison.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:00 pm
by Giorgio
I like the "words with the eye" logo option.

Re: Logo?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:44 pm
by Big Mac
Raymond wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:52 pm
Current license uses a logo with ME and a circle around it.

http://cubicle7.co.uk/our-games/adventu ... dle-earth/

I don't know if that means someone wants to change the logo here. The new one is kinda plain in comparison.
No. Not really Raymond.

We have not always chosen the very oldest logo for campaign settings, for the official logos on The Piazza, but we have chosen older logos more than newer ones. We usually go for something distinctive. The logo we picked had some artistic elements, as opposed to other ones that were just text in a specific typeface.

I'm glad you pointed us at the newer logo (so that I could see it). But it is another book that has chosen text in a specific typeface over a logo. Given that Tolkien made artwork for the three Lord of the Rings novels, it's a shame that a lot of the publishers have decided not to use those symbols, or Tolkien's alphabets or other similar things.

I also think that automatically moving campaign setting forums onto the latest logos might send a message that the forum was biased towards the latest versions of each campaign setting, when we want to welcome fans of every ruleset back to the first one. But, I suppose that mostly using the old logos could have the opposite effect too.

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Giorgio wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:00 pm
I like the "words with the eye" logo option.
Yes. The logo image that Falconer created does the job well.

I really didn't like any of the other logos, from the other Middle-earth roleplaying games.

That's not my favourite campaign setting logo, but it's my favourite Middle-earth logo.