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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Opinions on some logos

Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 14:33
Prospero
Hi all - I'd love to get some feedback on some logos that myself and a colleague have created. We are trying to come up with something to update the Firestorm Productions logo so that it can eventually be put onto the new site design (which I'm doing a sort of diary on in my blog at the moment).

You can find the new designs over at:

https://www.firestormproductions.co.uk/v2/

Any and all feedback appreciated Thanks!

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 15:14
Jayenkai
The 4th is a pretty generic looking logo.
2nd.. It's not obvious what it's meant to be, so it doesn't feel as good as the others.
1st is nice, and if animated, with the flame flickering off as shown, and perhaps the little diamonds all flickering different shades of orange.. That would look great.

But 3's my fave, since it's a nice simple shape, and also... It looks like a flame!

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 15:18
HoboBen
I liked the third one in number one, but I think it would look better if the whole flame bends, not just the top.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 15:45
blanko1324
I like the first logo in the first image.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 17:28
magicman
i like the first one in the first image too. Its nice and simple.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 19:18
JL235
I didn't like the two animated ones. I liked number two and three. I liked who simple they were, really complicated logos (like when they are animated) are too annoying for me.

Two and three also had better designs.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 22:17
Stealth
I actually kinda liked number 4..
Posted : Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 23:18
Yayyak
I really like the two in the middle images... especially the oval-shaped number three.

How did you get the 3D effecty?
Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2007, 02:14
svrman
I atually like the first. Perhaps shrink it a bit though.

|edit| *by which I mean, reducing the number of diamonds which make up the whole flame shape and not resizing the image dimensions. |edit|

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Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2007, 04:46
MikeT
number 2 and 3 are my faves - nice and clean looking

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Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2007, 04:53
power mousey

Prospero,
you Red Masque of Death

I like those nuclear or atomic fires
in the fourth box.


cheers
power mousey
Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2007, 09:17
Prospero
Thanks all for the feedback so far

That make the voting something like:
(1) 4 votes
(2&3) 3 votes
(4) 2 votes

@Diablo: None of them are animated at the moment. Don't mistake there being several versions of the same logo to mean it should animate - perhaps I should have been clearer. Each image is just a variation of that particular design.

@Yakyak: I didn't make no. 3, so I can't say exactly I'd imagine though that the 3D was from an emboss effect applied to the shape of the flame, with a glow effect to give the impression of heat.

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Posted : Thursday, 21 June 2007, 09:25
Lineraf
I count the vote as being:
(1) 4 votes
(2&3) 4 votes
(4) 2 votes

above.

I'd probably vote for 1-1 or 3 if I was going to vote, but I'm not.
Posted : Friday, 22 June 2007, 14:54
Prospero
I've added a slightly different version of the candle flame logo to the list of candidates.

Between no. 3 and no. 5, which do you prefer?

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Posted : Friday, 22 June 2007, 15:07
Jayenkai
I think I still prefer the Egg one.. It's a more unique design.

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Posted : Sunday, 24 June 2007, 10:16
Teasy
Which do you like most yourself, Prospero?
Posted : Sunday, 24 June 2007, 13:15
JL235
Even if not animated, I still think two and three are far better then the first and last. I think the last looks a little cheap and it's not that rare to see people using an atomic like symbol. That idea is getting a little old.

But the other three look a lot better, with two easily being my favourite. I really like it. It's pointed like fire, but it's also very nicely curved and painted. It's not too big either, quite subtle.

It's hard to put my finger on what I dislike about the first (not that I'm saying it's bad, it's just there are things I dislike about it stopping it from being my favourite). I like the idea, to make a flame out of diamonds. But I don't like how perfectly aligned they are symmetrically, with only two diamonds, out on their own, breaking this symmetry. Those two look out of place to me, contrasting with the main flame body which looks too perfect (too symmetrical). Maybe if you were to try to create a more natural (for lack of a better word) looking flame out of the diamonds, it would look a lot better. Perhaps where the flame it wasn't so symmetrical through it's whole body.

But don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to saying the diamonds placement of being an exact distance from each neighbouring diamond is a problem. I really like that aspect.
Posted : Monday, 25 June 2007, 13:29
Prospero
I'm torn! But #2 and #3/#5 are my favourites. If I had to choose right this second I would probably go for #5. But it's a really close thing.

Fair comments Diablo, I see what you mean about the first logo. Maybe one way to get a more natural looking flame would be to make it out of more, smaller diamonds, and then distort the image a little so that the flame looked as if it were flickering. But I agree that the other logos have more to like about them

Hehe, logo #4 was a quick rework of a graphic I had made for something completely different (which never got used). It looks a bit "cheesy" but I thought I'd throw it into the mix anyway

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Posted : Monday, 25 June 2007, 15:42
Erebel55
I vote for #1. Good work man