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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #555 on: April 29, 2013, 05:13:46 pm »
By the way, there's a problem with the chosen image, its left side seems to be slightly clipped (1 pixel).
That would be the exporting/downsampling... easily mitigated by padding during export. Here:
The image was a little large, so click to view it

Here's a few with the text below (again, these are a bit larger so I didn't embed them):
1: Click to view

2: Click to view

3: Click to view

4: Click to view


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I haven't played with the "Simple and Fast Multimedia Library" text very much, and I have a final exam tomorrow I need to study for today so I don't have much more time to test things. Once again, the font is Soft Geometry Pro (Bold N) from here.

As for sub-text, I'm personally leaning towards #3, but with a bit smaller text with some more kerning between letters.

Oh, the outline is gray with an HSV of (0, 0, 125) and a stroke width of 1px (with the given resolution of the SVG).

For the final version, I would export a very high resolution version from Inkscape and then downsize it using another program, like Gimp or something. Exporting a low resolution one directly from Inkscape results in some poor sampling.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #556 on: April 29, 2013, 05:22:43 pm »
The Soft Geometry Pro just looks awful in small letters ;)

I think the font I used here would be nice:


Unfortunately, I have to leave now, but I'll probably have some time in the later evening to work on it...
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #557 on: April 29, 2013, 05:26:39 pm »
The Soft Geometry Pro just looks awful in small letters ;)
Agreed :) Unfortunately I don't have time today to play with other variants (or positions). I will have plenty of time tomorrow though.

I think the font I used here would be nice:
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That looks nice. What font is it?

Alright folks, I'm out for the day. Sorry I can't spend longer on this today. My math DEs are killing me...

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #558 on: April 29, 2013, 05:31:19 pm »
I think it's Steinem.

Here are again the two PDFs with a few fonts:
http://en.sfml-dev.org/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4960.0;attach=611
http://en.sfml-dev.org/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4960.0;attach=612

By the way: Laurent, don't let yourself stress by curlybrace or iride. The worst thing we can do now, that we are so close to a final logo, is making a hurried decision and having to live with an awful result. Nobody cares about a few days, you can blame us for being too slow on the logo :P
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #559 on: April 29, 2013, 05:48:37 pm »
I'm not stressed, releasing it today was the initial plan. I think we have the final logo, so I can use it. Details such as adding "simple and fast multimedia library" can be done later. It's just a different variant of the logo.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #560 on: April 29, 2013, 06:17:23 pm »
I misread then, I though you said it would be relased next week.

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #561 on: April 29, 2013, 06:53:50 pm »
Next week after yesterday, which was sunday, so it's now this week.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #562 on: April 30, 2013, 12:53:33 am »
Hey, just wanted to say congrats on getting this out.  It's a great project that I've made good use of.

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #563 on: April 30, 2013, 03:31:14 am »
Nice result!

Sorry if I missed it, is a Photoshop project file available for the logo?
It would be good to have to build logos for bindings. I suppose that the font is public domain or open source, too?

By the way, the website could use that pentagon as a favicon. ;)
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #564 on: April 30, 2013, 04:25:48 am »
Nice result!

Sorry if I missed it, is a Photoshop project file available for the logo?
It would be good to have to build logos for bindings. I suppose that the font is public domain or open source, too?

Second!

I would very much like the original files so that a nice binding logo can be made.
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #565 on: April 30, 2013, 07:52:41 am »
The logo sources will of course be available soon.

The favicon -> ctrl + F5 ;)
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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #566 on: April 30, 2013, 09:31:33 pm »
First, I just want to give a HUGE thanks to everyone in this thread! Whether you contributed ideas and feedback to the logos I worked on, or submitted your own logos, or commented and contributed to other logos, it all was incredibly important and beneficial to the evolution of ideas and I don't think we'd be where we are without everyone's contributions. Ya'll are awesome.


Sorry if I missed it, is a Photoshop project file available for the logo?
I posted a large PNG version and the actual SVG. It was made in Inkscape. It looks like Laurent tweaked the sizings of things a little.

@Laurent: if there are any modifications or tweakings you'd like, let me know! I'm all done with school now so I have plenty of time!

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #567 on: April 30, 2013, 10:15:36 pm »
Also Laurent, if you don't mind, I'd like the SFML logo to be public domain (or if you think that's too broad, suggest an alternative; I don't really care too much about the license).

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #568 on: April 30, 2013, 11:39:35 pm »
Also Laurent, if you don't mind, I'd like the SFML logo to be public domain (or if you think that's too broad, suggest an alternative; I don't really care too much about the license).

Yeah I'd like to know about this. For example, can I modify it etc to fit the splash screen of my game?



Also congrats to everyone for the final logo, its very nice!

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Re: A new logo for SFML
« Reply #569 on: May 01, 2013, 12:50:26 am »
I'm really happy with how everything turned out. That wedge idea really gave the logo a defining look and made it unique.

@eigenbom I really like the black on white.



Thanks everyone! Time to get back to coding and lurking ;-D
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