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February 22nd, 2015, 19:03
Alright guys/gals it's time for a new thread for suggestions for a New Logo. So far we already have two submissions from HiddenX , and are looking for more options.

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February 22nd, 2015, 19:41
I like the 2nd logo up top.
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February 22nd, 2015, 20:19
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February 22nd, 2015, 20:21
While I'll vote for no change when and if it comes to it, I actuayll like the third pic. First too and the fourth one smell like phonegames, the third one is fancy enough to be unmistakenbly nonphonegame.
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February 22nd, 2015, 20:38
The banner version of the new Watchtower…





For Jaz:

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February 22nd, 2015, 21:32
All three look good HiddenX. If anyone else has any ideas please share them.
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February 22nd, 2015, 22:05
I agree with Joxer with prefer no change at the moment over change. I like the 3rd one for the light theme with the rock castle over the watch tower but the Jaz variant is decent. I normally use the Dark theme and none of those go well with the dark theme.

For the dark theme, I would probably ask for something like a starry night. Maybe a moon (or 2 or 3 colored ones if you want subtle emphasis on fantasy/scifi). I would probably pick the color palette from something like NASA's Earth's City Lights as that matches the Dark theme colors well.
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February 22nd, 2015, 22:21
One more for today:

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February 22nd, 2015, 22:22
Well the site has used used the same old logo for over ten years now.

A site redesign was always planned based on old threads in our private forum. It always ended up failing because of the time needed, and no one could decide what to change.

Still your right we will need one for the dark setting also.
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February 22nd, 2015, 22:27
Wow, I really like that last one HiddenX!
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February 22nd, 2015, 22:44
Those are all nice, HiddenX! I think I prefer an ocean overlook.
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February 22nd, 2015, 22:49
Figment's NASA pics:
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February 23rd, 2015, 03:01
They all look good but I do prefer the castle to the watchtower logos.

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February 23rd, 2015, 10:38
I like the one from posting #3 best, but I think we should use a banner where a square logo (for other usage, like Steam group) can easily be derived from by simply cutting off the landscape/sea.
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February 23rd, 2015, 11:17
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One more for today:

These two are the best in my opinion, but I just feel like the colours are slightly too strong if you were to put it at the top of the site.

The current logo is very visible, but doesn't "take over". These new ones are very pretty and much nicer than the current one, but feel "too much" for me.

Still, if we are going for change, I would go for those two quoted.
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February 23rd, 2015, 11:31
The top one in Pladio's post above (#15) is my favorite so far.

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February 23rd, 2015, 12:26
You have to keep in mind that the logo needs to fit the color scheme or the color scheme needs to fit the logo design.
We have two color schemes per site, a light and a dark one. Currently the color is blue for RPGWatch, orange/brown for IndieWatch and Green for The Locus Inn.
The right hand side of the log is a filler with a single color. The reason for that is that we place the ads banner there. So the ones in posts 5, 8 and 12 will not work as the text will be obscured by the ads banner (when it will return, that is).

Placing the ads banner somewhere below the logo would also be an option, but we need to go to a wider banner in that case, as the small ads banner looks rather silly at that position.
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February 23rd, 2015, 13:01
Yeah, I like the proposed banners by itself (except for the dark one with the NASA pic), but I think they are way too colorful to actually use as banners. They'd look a little tacky, I think. Personally, I'd prefer a more sleek (and professional looking) design (that would fit both website themes).

So, of the ones proposed I like the two first (in Couch's original post) the best, with #1 having a slight edge over #2.
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February 23rd, 2015, 19:59
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDGlN6mluGA

Nothing wrong with the current graphics, me thinks.
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February 23rd, 2015, 21:04
Getting mono-colored versions is 10 seconds in Photoshop:

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They can look nice, too.

Or more artificial:
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