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Author Topic: Trying to Create a New Logo  (Read 1974 times)

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Trying to Create a New Logo
« on: September 14, 2015, 05:43:06 PM »
Okay... So my logo - which I lost the original for - was getting a bit tired, so I thought I'd try creating a new one. Below is what I managed to cobble together in Photoshop...Opinions/suggestions welcome.

Stoic Joker's Logo Small.png

I'm thinking about releasing (my first) an App for the Windows Phone ... So I thought it best to tidy up my image a bit before shooting myself in the foot. :D
« Last Edit: September 14, 2015, 05:50:06 PM by Stoic Joker »

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 07:56:32 AM »
I'm no expert but think in general it looks fine. It's not as cute as the one in your avatar (I'm presuming that's the one you lost the original of?).

A couple of details that should be changed imo:
1) the hat need a little highlighting - very little I think, but needed to give it more 3 dimensionality
2) it needs a little perspective in the sphere grid lines (see below)

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 09:54:11 AM »
I liked the larger hat and larger iris, personally.  It gave it more of the whimsical feel IMO.

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 09:59:22 AM »
Agree with above -- could benefit from larger iris, better hat.  Maybe less generic feet?

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 02:34:59 PM »
I'm no expert but think in general it looks fine. It's not as cute as the one in your avatar (I'm presuming that's the one you lost the original of?).

I was actually shooting for a bit less cute but still true to form. And yes my avatar was originally quite large (when created - before getting lost) and was done in Ulead's Cool 3D.

A couple of details that should be changed imo:
1) the hat need a little highlighting - very little I think, but needed to give it more 3 dimensionality
2) it needs a little perspective in the sphere grid lines (see below)

The hat does seem to be missing something...I'll poke it with a stick a bit when I get home...but I'm not really sure what you mean by "perspective" in the sphere lines.


I liked the larger hat and larger iris, personally.  It gave it more of the whimsical feel IMO.

Um... (for the hat) By "larger" do you mean wider at the base, taller or both?  The iris it appears (on and off line) needs to be larger.

Agree with above -- could benefit from larger iris, better hat.  Maybe less generic feet?

Generic feet?

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 06:03:06 PM »
Round 2:
  Hat is wider and a tad shorter (to push it back a bit more).
  I had no luck with highlighting hat..
  Iris is larger
 
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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 07:05:37 PM »
Okay... One more version with a (i think) better hat.

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 07:38:40 PM »
I like the first hat better  ;D

And I did mean wider, like your icon.  In your icon, the iris almost meets the brim of the hat, and that's what makes it look better, I think.

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 11:09:22 PM »

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2015, 11:56:16 AM »

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2015, 01:13:49 PM »
I like the first hat better  ;D

I would have to watch some Lexx Zevivor episodes to decide.  :)


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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 02:47:49 PM »
I like the first hat better  ;D

I would have to watch some Lexx Zevivor episodes to decide.  :)

Lexx ...This One?


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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 03:01:59 PM »


Well, you asked :P

I know... :D

Other than the highlighting issue that Tomos has me wondering about, I'm kinda liking the last hat's subtle asymmetry. So I may go with it but save the others in the project file so it can be changed up once in a while. Right now I need to focus on figuring out how to get my new (WPF/XAML) Windows phone app finalized and submitted to the Windows App Store. I'd started to put the old one in the app, and on reflection decided enough was enough ... It's a low quality copy of an image that was created over a decade ago. New computer-->New OS-->New IDE-->New platform-->New language....and the same old tired ass logo?!? f!# it ... This thing needs to be updated, and given a wee bit of attitude.

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2015, 03:39:42 PM »
I kinda like it as an avatar, but IMHO it's too detailed to use as a logo - that's personal taste, of course, but I definitely prefer simple, stylized logos.

At any rate, definitely do something about the cropped drop shadow, that's going to be a problem for any place the logo won't have a border around it. And the hat looks flat :)
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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 04:17:31 PM »
here are my ideas:
make it gross.

big hairy hobbit feet
disgusting goat eye with rectangular pupil
raggedy gandalf hat

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2015, 04:34:00 PM »
I like the first hat better  ;D

I would have to watch some Lexx Zevivor episodes to decide.  :)

Lexx ...This One?


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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2015, 04:36:12 PM »
here are my ideas:
make it gross.

big hairy hobbit feet
disgusting goat eye with rectangular pupil
raggedy gandalf hat


Reminds me of one of the teachers I had in elementary school.  :)

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2015, 04:45:38 PM »
At any rate, definitely do something about the cropped drop shadow, that's going to be a problem for any place the logo won't have a border around it. And the hat looks flat

I caught the drop shadow right after I posted the first version - kinda surprised nobody else nailed me for that one. It's fixed in the later versions. I need to find a Photoshop tutorial for the hat part ... I'm really not good at this artsy suff.

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Re: Trying to Create a New Logo
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2015, 05:25:06 PM »
OMFG I really am a complete idiot sometimes ... I found a tutorial...and the answer really was idiot simple (literally increase brightness - Derp!).

So... Here is new logo:

Stoic Joker's Logo Small 5.png

Thanks for the input!