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#ActualHodgman

Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:01 PM

Yeah having both enlarged side-by-side, the difference is that generic "shiny button effect" laugh.png

 

When I wrote the last post, I was going by memory and didn't even remember that the old logo did use this effect though, I just noticed that there wasn't shadow/midtone/highlight any more, only midtone/highlight -- that's the actual issue I meant to raise.

The shiny button effect itself isn't necessary, but to break down what it does in the old logo -- the "half moon" section at the bottom of the circle becomes the shadow part, with the rest of the circle being the mid-tone, then a circular highlight is applied over both. It's not that particular configuration of shapes that I remembered, just the fact that it used a palette of 3 colours in the effect.

 

Even the outer ring of the old one has a shadow at the bottom right to add some depth by contrasting against the brighter top half of the centre circle.

 

There's also a subtle hue change between the two logos (the new one is much more green/teal than the old one), and the choice to have the glyph cut through the outer ring.

 

[edit] Also, the new one's centre circle isn't exactly centred, with the width of the white void differing in places, and the circles aren't anti-aliased as well (in both high and low res this is noticeable).


#2Hodgman

Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

Yeah having both enlarged side-by-side, the difference is that generic "shiny button effect" laugh.png

 

When I wrote the last post, I was going by memory and didn't even remember that the old logo did use this effect though, I just noticed that there wasn't shadow/midtone/highlight any more, only midtone/highlight -- that's the actual issue I meant to raise.

The shiny button effect itself isn't necessary, but to break down what it does in the old logo -- the "half moon" section at the bottom of the circle becomes the shadow part, with the rest of the circle being the mid-tone, then a circular highlight is applied over both. It's not that particular configuration of shapes that I remembered, just the fact that it used a palette of 3 colours in the effect.

 

Even the outer ring of the old one has a shadow at the bottom right to add some depth by contrasting against the brighter top half of the centre circle.

 

There's also a subtle hue change between the two logos (the new one is much more green/teal than the old one), and the choice to have the glyph cut through the outer ring.


#1Hodgman

Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

Yeah having both enlarged side-by-side, the difference is that generic "shiny button effect" laugh.png

 

When I wrote the last post, I was going by memory and didn't even remember that the old logo did use this effect though, I just noticed that there wasn't shadow/midtone/highlight any more, only midtone/highlight -- that's the actual issue I meant to raise.

The shiny button effect itself isn't necessary, but to break down what it does in the old logo -- the "half moon" section at the bottom of the circle becomes the shadow part, with the rest of the circle being the mid-tone, then a circular highlight is applied over both. It's not that particular configuration of shapes that I remembered, just the fact that it used a palette of 3 colours in the effect.

 

Even the outer ring of the old one has a shadow at the bottom right to add some depth by contrasting against the brighter top half of the centre circle.

 

There's also a subtle hue change between the two logos. The new one is much more green (teal) than the old one.


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