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Hello everyone. I have not been able to use Adobe PhotoShop 7.0 lately on my other computer. The computer has been screwed up for a couple months now, and I am working on getting all my files from it. So now I am using my other computer for programming and things like that. Well, my friends and I have a group called "TriFaze." We are an independent group that develops applications, games, etc. for Windows, in order to help ourselves and make entertainment for others. Each of us has never had any schooling on programming, etc. But we are self-taught for the most part. Anyhow, I was messing with Jasc PaintShop Pro 7 on this computer (it does not have Adobe PS 7.0, unfortunately). And I came up with this basic graphic for a simple group logo, that will be used in (most likely) games: (Okay, for some reason this was not displaying correctly for me. But I will change it back! =)) I just thought I would share it with you all. Let me know what you think. I am 17, and I like knowing what other people think of my work. I do my best for not being schooled on these things. =) Thanks! =) [Edited by - TriFaze_FunkeeMunkee on March 9, 2005 8:01:02 PM]

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I think you should try to combine the text somwhow with the logo.
I like the moon, it looks sharp and somewhat cold and mechanic.
But the background is a bit distracting. and the text is so unspecial.
But for the rest.. it's pretty good.

EDIT: Oh you removed the pic. It worked on my pc though... :)

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The background isn't appealing at all. Get rid of it. Also sharpen the contours - the contrast is way too low and the colours of text and moon don't match. The texture of the moon is also quite distracting. Make it a 3 colour shaded shape instead or let the texturing stick out more.
General advise: less is more [wink].

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Here's something I just banged out.. I'd just been wanting to mess with Illustrator's "Divide" command, and figured this might be fun. Used Papyrus font because this computer doesn't have much of a font library.

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would you disclose the intended meaning of the term 'TriFaze'? and what quatlities do you want to express through your logo?

I am interpreting it as the third phase of the moon. The background you choose, the word 'Faze', and the font you used makes me think that you want to express a the idea of a workshop, a garage, or mechanical workshop. I would interpret that as your metaphor of a 'game studio'. However that metaphor might limit the perspective on the type of games your group makes, and in general I would associate a workshop with repairing instead of creating.

'The third phase of the moon' has certain connotations. As time continues, it will progress to a night with no moon. It is a progression into darkness. However this overall design does not support this tone. The change itself can point to a revolution, which can be an appropriate message to convey through a logo. You might not intended for this meaning. That is why I am asking for the intended meaning.

The use of moon itself has more connotations. The moon itself is often a symbol of changes, mystery, and illusion. It all comes from the notion that something is being hidden. When the moon is not full, the visible shape of the moon occurs due to part of it being hidden. In other words, it is not the true shape of the moon. For your logo design, that level of interaction is not maintained. In your logo the moon shape appeared on its own (in fact it looks like a banana or a boomerang), which made it look superficial.


It is usually desirable that the logo is integrated with the text. The F in 'TriFaze' can be the moon itself:



[Edited by - Estok on March 10, 2005 2:36:28 AM]

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The logo is way too complex. You obviously have the skills to make something good, but restrain yourself. Like Sneftels logo, it is simple and to the point. It has the group name and a bit of graphical flare to make it interesting.

I think it would be cool to have the 3 moon logo like Sneftels, but make each one RGB with overlapping colors.

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Quote:
Original post by ahw
estok : that's a great logo you got there.
Bit blurry, but that's not what's important. you could always just "vectorize" it. I just think it works really well.
My own grudge of that design is that it looks too much like a signature instead of a logo. It is not iconistic enough, where it provides no image strong enough to represent the meaning of the text. And it is not blocky enough (too much empty spaces), which means that you cannot use it as an icon for the applications that the group make.

The design of the three moons Sneftel is better in these aspects.

For example:

And the image on the left can serve as an icon.

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