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I drew this up today; just something I would throw onto the splash / main screen of any games that I actually finish Obviously the "company" in the title of the thread is in quotes, as it is not for a company in the legal sense. It''s meant to be simple and cartoony, as seen by the simple color and thick lines. It''s based off the Warcraft design of a Peon (hence my name), though you can think of it as a generic fantasy Orc as well. I''m not looking for any criticims in particular; just throw out what you think of it. (Sorry for compression, I don''t want to exceed my bandwidth limit ) -=Peon=- : A Poorly Implement Forum Bot © Kordova, 2003

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It looks good. I mean, it gets the job done if thats what your looking for I too have been drawing up some designs for my company. Its called "Fire Storm Interactive". I'll post them later.........

Also, maybe a little more color in your logo. Like the background. Just a thought......

[edited by - John OMahony on November 5, 2003 11:47:39 PM]

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nice!

i don''t have a great sense of style, but i think it might look better if the orc head was a bit more pixellized. just something to try out

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Original post by Lucidium
That''s quite a cool logo. I''m not sure about the font though, the pixelated feel doesn''t seem to fit with the orc (IMHO).

I''d like to play around with the colours / shading a bit. Do you mind?
Not at all, go for it I''m all for seeing what you come up with. The font was kind of an after thought; the original version has no gray box, and no text. I''ve always been partial to the old fonts. If you do come up with something though, post it please, I''d like to see I can even post the original that is 512x512 or so, if that helps.

Thanks all around for the comments so far. I tried making the orc head more pixelated, but too be honest, I''m not sure how I''d do it. I ran it through some filters to see if anything satisfactory came out of it, but nothing did. I like the idea though, so if I ever get the patience, maybe I can redraw it pixel by pixel or something and get that look


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It was pretty fun working with your logo ,
I had a go at a pixelated version, and I tried out some shading as well. What do you think?



edit:
Here's the pixelated version without magnification:


[edited by - Lucidium on November 8, 2003 6:43:13 PM]

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quote:
Original post by Lucidium
It was pretty fun working with your logo ,
I had a go at a pixelated version, and I tried out some shading as well. What do you think?



edit:
Here''s the pixelated version without magnification:


[edited by - Lucidium on November 8, 2003 6:43:13 PM]
Lucidium: Awesome, wow! I love both of them! The pixelated one won''t do as a logo I think, though I think the smaller version would be great for a 40x40 avatar when they roll out the new forums. I love what you''ve done with the shading on the second, though. The shading on your version looks much better than the shading I put on mine. It has a nice celshaded look to it. Care to share how you did them? I don''t want to use your logo because I''m the kind of guy that likes to "reinvent" the wheel, but I''d like be able to make a similar look.

Thanks a lot for taking the time out to do it; I''m definetly impressed with your results

As far as copyrights go... yea... it would be a shame if it became an issue, since I''ve had my ''Peon'' alias since I first got the internet in like sixth grade I guess I''m not sure how it would work. Peon can''t be copyrighted by itself, and neither can the orc design, but together it might be a problem, who knows. I''m sure I could come up with a similar, clever name to get around a copyright if someone was upset about copoyright infringement though. Also, hopefully it would be less of an issue anyway because I won''t be making any money off my games.



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EDIT: Mind if I use this little logo for a sig picture, Lucidium? I've uploaded to my own server

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[edited by - Peon on November 9, 2003 4:02:37 PM]

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No problem.

About the shading:
Basically, I did each section with a seperate gradient. Each shadow fades from the main colour down to the shadow colour.
I just played around with angles until it looked right.
Then I added a little highlight on his forehead to make it look less flat.

I could upload a larger version if you wanted to take a closer look at it.

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quote:
Original post by MatrixCubed
Might there be a trademark issue with Blizzard/WarCraft (i.e. orcish peons)?

Looks good otherwise!


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I doubt there would be a problem as neither Orcs or Peons are under any sort of tradmark/copyright. If you took the character straight out of Warcraft then yes, that would be infringement, but as it stands there really isn''t a problem.

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Original post by Tertsi
Pretty nice logo but that background needs to be more colourful.
Any advice in that regard? I''m afraid to make the background TOO colorful for fear of showing distinct square lines of the extra space. I really don''t like logos that are completely filled in and therefore, completely rectangular or square. Leaving some empty space makes for a more interesting design IMO. For example, if I were going to put my logo on any other color background than white, I would definetly change the background.

Suggestions are welcome though. Feel free to mark it up like Lucidium did if you have a clear enough picture of what you''re thinking of.


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Well.. basicly you could either put that peon as the logo alone. Not every logo needs to display the company name..
Or you could put up a green (gradient?) square box around the peon with decorations and change the font colour maybe also..

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If you go public with that Blizzard is going to tear you a new one.
Like I said, it''s not a company per se; it''s just my logo that I plan to put on my games when I develop them (freeware games) Worst comes to worst, they send me a cease and desist letter; all I''d have to do is remove the text. The the image of the "Peon" is standard fare for most fantasy orcs, so I don''t think they''d have a case there.



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