View Poll Results: Which ROUGH SKETCH(ES) of the logo do you prefer. You may select more than one.
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I, personally, would be willing to submit a logo design to fit a brief.
16-04-2013, 02:26 AM #181
Colour is the decision now. We have a basic design that works and needs little work to finalise.
I like the idea of a purple giraffe. It makes sense and purple is my favourite colour. Though that isn't a decree as such. If not purple than a colour that works well with giraffe camo is an important decision.
Personally I prefer bolder, brighter colours over the more muted colours BasicPaul has put forward. But only in some cases. The top two of the four Ridebird posted earlier are a bit too much I think.
To that end, I've taken some of BasicPauly's colour combos and rendered them in less 'pastel' hues as well as included the combo I would chose to go with a purple giraffe.
Originally Posted by CROCONOUGHTKEY
16-04-2013, 02:32 AM #182
I really think colour variant four is the one to go with - to me, variant one is too garish, variants two and three just don't grab me at all. Four has the best balance of colour and shape as far as fitting in with the Vanu Giraffes (and I love the giraffe design).
So yeah ... if we were polled on these four, I'd vote for variant four.
16-04-2013, 05:26 AM #183
Me too. I mean, yes, a purple giraffe would be cool and all, but it sort of forces the outer colours to be bright which, in my opinion, doesn't look as neat.
16-04-2013, 07:09 AM #184
16-04-2013, 07:40 AM #185
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Definitely like the purple background/green ring more. Had a friend point out to me that that will stand out better on default Vanu colours for people who don't yet have giraffe camo.
16-04-2013, 09:46 AM #186
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Re. Cooper's latest 4; I like 4 best, although the giraffe still looks a bit subdued / muddy to me.
3 is also good, although I think the background purple is a bit too dark.
I like the purple giraffe in 1, but the outer yellow ring looks odd - a bit too mustardy.
In 2, 3 and 4 I think the greens are a bit too green - vanu colours are more cyan / teal to my eye.
This is 4 with somewhat boosted saturation in yellow / purple, and the green shifted cyan a bit:
16-04-2013, 12:26 PM #1872 and 3 are the best from those choices, but in 2 the purple could be a little bit darker like in 3, and in 3 the yellow could be a little less bright.
I still hate having such bright colours, but at least these aren't as garishly bright as the versions some people like. I prefer predominant green but again if you decide on purple then at least make the yellow less obnoxious.
Just to round it off, I don't like 1 at all.
Protorp, your green is too bright and drowns out the yellow where it meets the green. It hurts my eyes to try as focus on the yellow horn for example, because the green here interferes with it.
Sorry for having a bit of a rant, but the thing is it's a pretty thankless job, and it's not that I want thanks at all because Im not at all bothered, but I have received plenty of criticism from people who don't like me and/or the way I do things. It's fine to just do a job, but to then get shit for it is not helpful nor nice. Furthermore, some of the comments I've seen seem to be a little snide or sarcastic. I've been cast as some kind of authoritarian, which is simply the opposite of what I'm trying to be. Most of my suggestions and wants have been in line with other people's suggestions and designs or comments. I've steered away from my design towards Rizlars, and have accepted most people's suggestions. It's hard to watch something you have been working to perfect go in a direction that seems backwards to you, by which I mean we have a nice logo and colours and people seem to want nasty colours. This is an opinion of course.
Anyway, whatever will be, will be.
Last edited by BasicPauly; 16-04-2013 at 12:30 PM.
16-04-2013, 01:14 PM #188
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1 would work better for an NC Outfit. I prefer 4 though maybe with a slightly brighter giraffe.
16-04-2013, 01:26 PM #189
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Pauly, I just think you need to work on how you express yourself. You have a tendency to talk in absolutes when putting forward your point and arguing against others; it comes across as quite heavy handed in situations like this where the discussion is about something subjective, where multiple peope hold a varied range of - to them, valid - opinions and preferences.
16-04-2013, 02:28 PM #190
Thank you for explaining your viewpoint in your two latest posts BasicPauly. I am confident that your strong opinion about the logo will not get in the way of a fair decision making process. I have also read the original thread about the Youtube channel/logo, and I can see that you have put a lot of effort into that. Even though you say you're not bothered by it being a thankless job, I would like to say thank you - your effort has obviously been a significant part in reaching the current state of the logo production.
I would now like to get back to the discussion about the logo colours.
The colour in the logo above (BasicPauly's from the Youtube channel) are to me a good compromise between garishness and sophistication.
16-04-2013, 04:43 PM #191
VS are traditionally purple & green. The cyan / teal as secondary was introduced for the armour for PS2.
The issue with using Cyan is that if you use any kind of yellow you basically have an NC colour scheme. I tried colours on number 1 with purple borders and yellow giraffe and it just screamed NC...Originally Posted by CROCONOUGHTKEY
16-04-2013, 04:53 PM #192
16-04-2013, 06:20 PM #193
I have stated time and time again, whether in a post or not that despite how it comes across, it is an opinion. I dont see why it matters how I convey a point if its effective to the degree that I want it. The whole point was that I wanted to be stern in how I percieve it from a graphical standpoint. I havent said "no we wont be doing this" or "thats a bad idea", but I do state when I dont like something.
I view everybodies opinions as valid, but at the same time I dont feel it necessary to treat everybody like they might get offended by the slightest thing. The way I speak is 'matter of fact' for a reason, by which I mean the way I talk, not that everything I say is fact. I dont want to offend, and people are more than welcome to disagree, but I see no reason to frame what I say in a different way just so that it comes across slightly less heavy handed to some.
You and others might not like it, but its not me being harsh, its me being objectively opinionated. I state what I feel is true, not so that other people think it, but so that people are sure of what I think.
Again, this is a text discussion, so its easy to read something into it that might simply not be there. Another part of what seems to be an issue to you probably comes from the fact that I type whatever I think at the time and click send. I dont have the desire to waste time editing a post to be gramatically correct or what you would consider light handed. There really is no need for something so informal to be written to a high standard.
I dont mean any of this to sound too hard hitting, its just true. Im not in a bad mood, im fairly happy as I write this, but its hard to convey in ordinary text.
Really, I dont want thanks else I wouldnt have done it, but I said that part just to try and put across my standpoint.
Back to the topic at hand:
Cooper: dark purple (almost black giraffe head above) instead of yellow will contrast quite well if we went for the lighter cyan/purple design.
I did also have slight transparency on the giraffe head before, so that the circle shone thorugh.
Last edited by BasicPauly; 16-04-2013 at 06:23 PM.
16-04-2013, 06:49 PM #194
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16-04-2013, 07:01 PM #196
I like the look of those two, Cooper! Very nice neon touch, imagine if you could get an illuminated decal in game.
Both are very nice, but the cyan is of course closer to the Vanu theme. Also, it makes the giraffe head stand out more.
16-04-2013, 07:29 PM #197
Definitely prefer the cyan - gives a real pop to the giraffe head element. Definitely prefer that colour combination.
Much simpler as well, which I always feel is kind of key for logo design.
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16-04-2013, 07:34 PM #198
Furthermore, there's a giraffe mask in this game...
Last edited by LaKroy; 16-04-2013 at 07:37 PM.
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