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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #300 on: April 09, 2013, 02:13:21 am »
How about sigma to denote sumation as SFML has it all!!!!
I guess people would read it as an E by accident... :-\
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #301 on: April 09, 2013, 02:32:55 am »
How about sigma to denote sumation as SFML has it all!!!!
Well, the irony is that SFML definitely doesn't have it all. It's a fairly minimal library.

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #302 on: April 09, 2013, 08:04:00 am »
Also, it has a helloJava naming convention (poking FRex ;)). Joking aside:

Good job Nexus! I *love* the following, however I'd suggest to add (more?) font anti-aliasing and check the proportions of the symbol and the text to share same baselines.

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #303 on: April 09, 2013, 08:21:26 am »
My personal preferences:

- green rather than blue
- grey rather than black?
- maybe something more "flat" than those linear gradients, or with only light and dark areas to fake some lighting (similar to the Ubuntu logo for example)
- I like the roundish look of the logo
- let's find less common fonts; I think Cornstalks is on the right way ;)
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #304 on: April 09, 2013, 08:39:25 am »
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I like the roundish look of the logo
Like the current logo with the swirl?
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #305 on: April 09, 2013, 09:17:57 am »
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Like the current logo with the swirl?
No, what I mean is that I like the rounded angles. It looks softer than right angles.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #306 on: April 09, 2013, 12:06:18 pm »
- let's find less common fonts; I think Cornstalks is on the right way ;)
If I'm not mistaken by your previous comments in this threads, it seems to me you have a thing for retro-looking, bitmap-like fonts. Is this the direction to go?

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #307 on: April 09, 2013, 12:20:44 pm »
Did you imagine the symbol to be colorized like at the first two logos?




What about the text? To be honest, it looked cleaner with a smooth gradient. Maybe I should still add a weak gradient inside each color, and a hard border between the two grays. I don't know which font you prefer either, could you be more specific? I downloaded a few, does any of them please you?
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #308 on: April 09, 2013, 12:27:49 pm »
My vote 3rd one with symbol

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #309 on: April 09, 2013, 12:30:43 pm »
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If I'm not mistaken by your previous comments in this threads, it seems to me you have a thing for retro-looking, bitmap-like fonts. Is this the direction to go?
Hmm no. I rather like simple rounded fonts :P

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Did you imagine the symbol to be colorized like at the first two logos?
Kind of.
I like the colors of Cornstalks' green logos (with the black outline).

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What about the text? To be honest, it looked cleaner with a smooth gradient. Maybe I should still add a weak gradient inside each color, and a hard border between the two grays.
I don't know. I think we should try as many ideas as possible.

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I don't know which font you prefer either, could you be more specific? I downloaded a few, does any of them please you?
I'd like the font to be
- simple
- a bit rounded
- not too thin
- sans serif!

So, your second font (which is the one you already chose previously, by the way) would be ok.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #310 on: April 09, 2013, 12:41:35 pm »
Which first two logos? ;D
The ones in my last post (only the symbols, ignore the text for now). I tried to apply your idea of a hard border between two colors, like the Ubunto logo. Apparently they were so bad you didn't even see them :D

I like the colors of Cornstalks' green logos (with the black outline).
Do you prefer the "normal" green over the rather dark green I used? In my opinion, his green is quite agressive, especially when combined with blue.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #311 on: April 09, 2013, 12:48:37 pm »
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The ones in my last post (only the symbols, ignore the text for now).
I figured that and edited my post just before you answered.

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Do you prefer the "normal" green over the rather dark green I used? In my opinion, his green is quite agressive, especially when combined with blue.
Yes I prefer his green. It's almost the same that I use in the new website. In fact I think we can completely drop blue. Green and grey/black would be the new colors.

These are just ideas to help progressing, but don't limit yourself to what I say. The most important is to submit as many variants as possible, to eventually find the right direction :)
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #312 on: April 09, 2013, 01:07:03 pm »
Yes I prefer his green. It's almost the same that I use in the new website. In fact I think we can completely drop blue. Green and grey/black would be the new colors.

What about giving the color codes of the new website's color scheme? Or even a screenshot.
I think a lot of people are influenced by the blue/green design featured on the current website.

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #313 on: April 09, 2013, 01:10:48 pm »
Hm, I still don't see a statement about the "ubuntu-style" symbols themselves, maybe you forgot to send the edit? :-\

Concerning fonts, I'll search for others that meet your requirements. If you have some time (which you probably don't), you could also visit http://www.1001fonts.com and enter "SFML" in the text field, so that you get an idea how the text will look like.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #314 on: April 09, 2013, 01:37:47 pm »
my second try  :D


 

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