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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #390 on: April 17, 2013, 06:57:21 am »
As mentioned earlier, something "simple and fast" would be an arrow (or multiple arrows).
I'm not entirely opposed to the idea of an arrow, but I'm having a hard time thinking of a way to make it look good. I think the coloration of the arrow you made wasn't optimal, and a short fat arrow has the irony of no longer looking fast.

A rocket would also be a possibility, but it's not necessarily simple ;)
Or a rocket strapped to a comet... with a raptor riding it... but yeah, not too simple  ;D

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #391 on: April 17, 2013, 08:39:41 am »
Yes, we should try something different if we chose an arrow. Maybe combine it with the pentagon, and maybe have 2-3 arrows...

Anyway, I also think Laurent should tell which ideas he generally likes and which ones not ;)
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #392 on: April 17, 2013, 09:16:18 am »
You're putting too much pressure on me ;D

I'm like you, I have no idea about what the logo should be. I can tell you that the gray & green colors look good, as well as the "shining" effect. The font is ok too. But I have no idea about what symbol or shape the logo should have :(
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #393 on: April 17, 2013, 05:06:50 pm »
Gathering some feedback:
- slim arrow
- "SFML" part of the logo
- simple

...here is a new concept:


This is just a quick and dirty preview, I just had 5 minutes to do it. The arrow could be interleaved better with the letters, and the lighting effect must be adjusted. Then we could think about details to make it more "personal", like twisting the end of the arrow, using a "texture" instead of flat green, adding small details to the arrow, or whatever.

Just an idea :)

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #394 on: April 17, 2013, 05:11:37 pm »
...here is a new concept:

Hehe, that's also the idea that came to my mind, but I haven't had time to create it. ;)
I could also see the font and arrow slightly tilted.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #395 on: April 17, 2013, 06:16:05 pm »
My opinion:

The off/on button was good. The power button reminder me of multimedia equipment, and that is somewhat related to the multimedia aspect of SFML.

The arrow only means speed and violence/hunting/war. The link with SFML is really small. And it's not as good looking really.


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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #396 on: April 17, 2013, 06:42:16 pm »



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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #397 on: April 17, 2013, 06:45:28 pm »
Here's a few quick ideas I've sketched out:

Using a "play" button to represent "multimedia" and curly braces {} to represent the "library" part:


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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #398 on: April 17, 2013, 07:24:00 pm »
Haze's arrow looks really good.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #399 on: April 17, 2013, 08:39:21 pm »
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Haze's arrow looks really good.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #400 on: April 17, 2013, 10:15:30 pm »
I would probably put the arrow behing the L, but it looks fantastic. It is the one that has appealed the most to me.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #401 on: April 17, 2013, 10:23:17 pm »
The arrow looks like a wave/sine, doesn't it convey a wrong impression? (like audio/analysis stuff)
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #402 on: April 17, 2013, 10:26:58 pm »
Not to me. I see it more like you start at the beginning of something, and you end at somewhere else, which is further, using SFML. I could also go up to the point where there is up and down in every development process, and it could represent that, but I'm pretty sure that was thought when it was made haha :P
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #403 on: April 17, 2013, 10:34:15 pm »
The arrow looks like a wave/sine, doesn't it convey a wrong impression? (like audio/analysis stuff)
I thought it was a sine wave at first (and it probably is), and the first thing that came to me was a math library. I think Haze's logo is visually nice, but I'm having a hard time relating it to SFML itself. And in terms of being "fast" (which is what the arrow was originally meant to represent), a sine wave doesn't look very fast (but then again, I suppose the arrow can mean something other than "fast").
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #404 on: April 17, 2013, 10:48:21 pm »
I really like the idea of an arrow!



This is a great start I think. Maybe try some different arrow styles?

I also agree that the wavy arrow isn't quite what we want. A straight and true arrow is the way to go!
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