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Post by Falconer » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:43 pm

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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.
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:32 pm

It looks decent.

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Post by BlackBat242 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:36 am

Falconer wrote:Image

This is the logo ICE used in the 90s for their Middle-earth products.
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Post by Havard » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:50 pm

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. :)

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Post by Big Mac » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:23 am

BlackBat242 wrote:
Falconer wrote:Image

This is the logo ICE used in the 90s for their Middle-earth products.
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Post by AlHazred » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:38 pm

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.
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Post by AlHazred » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:11 am

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.
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Post by Big Mac » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:36 pm

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. :)
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Post by AlHazred » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:50 pm

What about blue?
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Post by Havard » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:42 pm

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.



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Post by Falconer » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:31 pm

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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.
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Post by Hugin » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:31 pm

Very nice! The first one looks sharp and crisp to read. I like it!

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Post by AlHazred » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:43 am

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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Post by Sturm » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:45 am

I vote for Falconer's logo!

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Post by agathokles » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:00 am

I'm fine with either, but Falconer's option 1 seems the best.
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Post by Sturm » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:58 am

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..

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Post by Big Mac » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:43 pm

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.
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Post by Sturm » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:15 pm

Ok, thanks, probably she just did not notice that an agreement was reached on the logo..

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Post by Falconer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:02 pm

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Post by Big Mac » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:14 pm

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.
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Chimpman has helped Ashtagon to get your logo up.

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Post by Raymond » 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.

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Post by Giorgio » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:00 pm

I like the "words with the eye" logo option.

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Post by Big Mac » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:44 pm

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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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.
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