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Some days ago Blednik asked me if I had a logo for AngelScript. The answer was no, though I do have a button link: . I thought it would be cool to have a true AngelScript logo though. After all, most other script languages have one. The problem is what it should look like. Therefore I'm asking you, the community, for suggestions. It would need to be something simple, yet memorable and stylish. If you have any ideas, or suggestions, please post them here or send me an e-mail, and I'll post it. It doesn't have to be a finished logo design, just a draft is many times enough to show the idea. As a reference the logos for the other script languages can be found on their home pages: Lua, Squirrel, Python, Ruby, Pawn, etc. Regards, Andreas

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Good ideas! I'll try to sketch up how I imagine your ideas later on.

Keep the ideas coming. If anyone feels like drawing your own ideas, or variants of the ideas already given, please feel free to do so as well.

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An ångström (Å) with wings, drawn in a modern, hyperstylized fashion.


yeah i'm with you !

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Heyas. I have given it some thought too.

IMO it basically depends on what you want. There are two different things that came to my mind regarding logo style. You may want the logo to be a simple, likely two-color shape (perhaps an object) with some added eyecandy. Or you may want to use a more complex shape (two color or RGB stylized) likely of something with angel wings. I've always studied other logos to see what style they use before making my own. Personally I like the logo of the Zak Engine. It uses nice colors, is simple in shape and yet it somehow represents the name of the engine (http://www.zakengine.com). Again, these are just my thoughts. I've dug up some more examples I like on the web (copy/paste, if the links don't work).

Simple shapes:
http://www.copious.co.uk/images/logo_infinity.gif
http://m-pulse.m-audio.com/images/reload-logo-icon.gif
http://www.pfmb.uni-mb.si/didgradiva/2005/uc_php/images/php-logo.gif
http://www.xboxtoday.ca/images/epicgameslogo.gif
http://www.maltete.com/blog/images/logos/UbuntuLogoSoloWhiteSmall.png
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/Edlogo.JPG/240px-Edlogo.JPG

EDIT: Here is my horrible attempt. After a while of playing with shapes and styles in Photoshop, I made this image:


[Edited by - Blednik on June 23, 2007 4:49:17 PM]

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Well, I think the basic logo has to be simple, either monochrome or at least with few pure colors. Depending on the media the logo will be used on, effects may then be added to the logo, such as gradients, bevels, high lights, textures, etc. But first the basic logo must be decided upon.

I can't say I liked the colors and effects you used for your suggestion, but the basic shape of it (the Å with the segmented circle around it) actually isn't bad at all.

I'll try to find the time to sketch Olusey's and Alpha_ProgDes' ideas tomorrow. Especially Olusey's idea sounds promising.

Keep the ideas coming.

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Here's a WIP logo idea I'm working on based on the above. doesn't matter to me whether or not you want to have anything to do with it, just posting it as a thought. It's a WIP so any comments, ideas or criticism is appreciated.

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I can't say I liked the colors and effects you used for your suggestion, but the basic shape of it (the Å with the segmented circle around it) actually isn't bad at all.
Well I said it was a horrible attempt. Basically I wanted to show the shape itself, but I ended up adding some random styles. I probably could have done it better tho.

EDIT: Playing a bit with shapes in MM Flash and trying to make something that resembles aboves suggestions, I drew this black/white image. I managed to generate some nifty shapes, but they're not exactly something that would resemble wings. Anyway here it is...


[Edited by - Blednik on June 24, 2007 11:36:31 AM]

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I would use the same font and style as the AngelCode logo, but instead write AngelScript, and add some cool symbol. Bledniks last suggestion looks fairly nice imho, but I'm not sure the ångström thingy is really what's needed here.

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I really like Prototype's suggestions. The logo has the kind of impact I was looking for: Simple and easy to remember shape, yet carries enough information to give a clear association with AngelScript.

I wonder if putting the ring on the A in Prototype's suggestion would look good (going towards Oluseyi suggestion). The wings would probably have to be adjusted, otherwise the ring would unbalance the image. Prototype's images are already very good, but it may be worth it to see if it's possible to improve even more.

I don't think we need to think too much about the actual writing. The image should be able to stand by itself, thus the writing would only be an extra information.

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I personally felt a halo would be overkill (a logo with more than one special feature in typeface, graphic or color scheme is basically cluttered) and putting too much emphasis on the angel part, conveying the wrong idea. In my opinion, the angel concept is a little too friendly and 'weak' to communicate something powerful, so I turned it into some Harley Davidson/Hell's Angels thing to give it more connotation with brute power. The typeface must convey that it is still elegant. The halo is represented by color as a more hidden reference (gold paint was typically used to paint halos in the mideaval).

So far for my artistic justification. :)

Note that the images are variations of the same logo, to see how it works in different color and background settings.

Let me know if you want to extend on the idea.

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How about something like this?



Goddamn brilliant!

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I personally felt a halo would be overkill ... putting too much emphasis on the angel part... the angel concept is a little too friendly and 'weak' to communicate something powerful, so I turned it into some Harley Davidson/Hell's Angels thing to give it more connotation with brute power.
Yeah, I agree with you here.

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I completely agree with you. On all of the points. In my first idea, I also drew the angel without the halo.

The word angel in AngelScript isn't really related to the religious entity, but rather to my name. Though the relationship is rather obscure, and it's probably only myself that understand it without explanation: Taking the first two letters from the first name and last name and joining them makes 'anjo', which means angel in portuguese. That is also why my homepage is names AngelCode. :)

I've at times attempted to find a better name for the scripting library, one that better portray the library and doesn't bring it's own positive/negative associations but I never found one. Today I think it may even be more harmful to the library's existence if I were to rename it, since it would basically have to make itself known again from zero. So the name gets to stay, but toning down the focus on angel as a religious thing is definitely a good thing.

Still, I don't want to put limits on people's suggestions. If your idea is better with a halo, then feel free to suggest it like that.



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but don't forget that the angel in "angelscript" could be thought as lucifer falling angel (if you look at angeljuice on top of the page you see what i mean for angel!)... so nothing good on his side, just a fast powerful determined god-a-like scripting engine that will rules all over the other ones :)

anyway i like very much the prototype logo. very cool indeed ! it needs some little refinements. but it is good as it is, even.

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I like Prototype's logo too, but I would keep using the ångström symbol, maybe shaped a bit more like an aureole.

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Hello,

I was wondering for an angelscript logo times ago and displayed the actual Angel Script logo in my program.

I'm not an artist and do not have time to draw in paint a draft about the logo I am thinking about after reading and looking to the logos that has been show in this thread.

So this is my textual description of the logo i am thinking about.

Simplicity : Draw an "A"
Script : is an engine -> Draw a grear

Now add those two ideas :
Draw an "A" without the horizontal bar and draw on this "A" a a gear that take place at the middle around the "A".

Hope this make sense and that someone will have time to draft it.

AbrKen.

PS : Andreas, in 15 days from now your engine (still 1.10) will "drive" about 14000 bicycles in Paris.


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What a great idea! :D

I've been thinking about how the 'script' part could be represented with an understandable image. A gear is an excellent representation.

I'm not sure about the A without the horizontal bar (an upside down V) though. I don't think it represents an A well enough, not by itself.

I think if we combine prototype's suggestion with yours we would have the perfect logo. I'll try to make a draft of it today to see what it might look like.

Congratulations on completing your product and having it make to the market. I feel proud of having AngelScript power such a project. :D

Regards,
Andreas

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Decided not to wait with the draft. Here's what I managed to do with MS Paint.



I think the gear wasn't properly centered. It kind looks like the upper part is larger than the lower one. That could of course be attributed to the poor hand drawn and pixelated cogs as well. ;)

I think as a draft it shows the idea pretty well. And in my opinion I think it would be a really good representation for AngelScript.

What do you guys think?

Would anyone care to try making a bit more refined version? Perhaps a bit larger? So that we can judge the outcome better?

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I suck with graphics, but this was my stab at this. One would need to redo the A so it isnt' blury...

Also though maybe something like this...

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I think the gear should be smaller and behind the A instead of surrounding it. However your idea of combining a couple of gears into a clockwork may be cool as well. I'm willing to experiment with that.

How did you draw those gears? They look very good.

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How did you draw those gears? They look very good.

Used this for this first one, then the second with the meshing gears was copy-paste, as I didn't have time to work through it.

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An attempt at refining the ideas so far:



The two images are essentially the same, except for the height of the A. The latter looks much better to me (which also gives more credit to prototype for getting it right the first time).

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