This is my first official submission for the Logo Redesign Contest.
I have tried to keep true to both the current design and to evoke the orginal Elite design (and not cross the look and feel barrier.)
Image examples in order from left to right, top to down.
Standard Vector Image:Standard design with black border, Matt design border-less, Matt design with vector boarder,
Gray Scale, White body with black border.
Filters applied: Simple spectacular effect, Glowing metal effect, Translucent glass, Matt button effect.
Alternative Tints for Starbird: Black, Red, Cyan, Blue, Steel, Bronze, Yellow, Green, Magenta, White, Silver, Gold.
Standard Vector version scaled to 64x64, 32x32, 16x16 pixels
The images have been placed on a multi-coloured background to show the effectiveness of the design and to highlight where alpha channel effects have been used.
No text is included with the logo, the reasons being that: 1 ) If text is to be used it must be the central part of the design, i.e. IBM or SUN. 2 ) If text is of lesser importance, it should totally abandoned to avoid repetition of the `name', i.e. Pepsi or Subaru. 3 ) Finally is is pointless to include text in the logo for it will blur as it scales down, effecting the surrounding graphics.
More to come
KZ999's Oolite documents, including the new draft Oolite Game Manual
, can be found at www.box.net