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Oolite Bulletins • Oolite Icon Competition - Page 8
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Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:02 pm
by maik
Very nice! The 64x64 icon actually still works without the simplifications, below it looks better with them.

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:06 pm
by commander_matt
Cheers! its been a bit of a learning curve doing these today :D

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:20 pm
by maik
It's been another month now--can we vote already? ;-)

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:29 pm
by Commander McLane
We can vote as soon as Ahruman declares the competition closed and the voting open. You then have a full two hours to make your phone call. :wink:

But seriously. I don't know, except that Ahruman is currently absent, so he won't declare the competition closed right now.

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:36 pm
by DaddyHoggy
I'm pretty sure he (Ahruman) said something like (paraphrasing) new icon will be selected to coincide with the MNSR.

I suspect the big A is having a little break from us - he's nice and active on Twitter.

Better this than burn out and abandonment...

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:12 pm
by Darkbee
If Ahruman is the Big A, what is Aegidian? :D (The Big Oo I'd wager?)

I wish I could draw/paint/hold a pencil, I'd steal in at the last minute and create an awesome new icon and the snatch the winning place from under the noses of all those sitting around twiddling their navigational space compasses. Lucky for them, I can't. :roll:

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:46 am
by Commander McLane
Darkbee wrote:If Ahruman is the Big A, what is Aegidian?
The Master and Commander.

Or, alternatively, Giles the Creator (see Missionaries.oxp).

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:14 pm
by Darkbee
It was sort of a rhetorical question, but ask and ye shall receive... :D

Thanks!

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:50 am
by seventh
Just sketches. A bit offtopic (rather logos than icons). Not completed cause I'm not a logo guru. But maybe someone will find some ideas here.

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:31 am
by seventh
About the icon - I think we need to focus on the well done vector starbird image (not photos). It is recognizable even in very small size. The original Oolite icon is nice, but as for me it needs more details or other kind of stylization

One more

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:10 am
by seventh
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Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:58 pm
by Ramirez
Ooh, very sparkly! Really like the colour gradient and the scan line effect on the star one - it's a good icon to have for special occasions, with the more modest one being used for the smaller sizes.

Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:41 pm
by Tokus*Maximus
Looks great - I'll have a shot!

Re: Oolite Icon Competition

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:21 am
by sonicresolution
I rather like the understated appeal of the present design, rather belies the quality under the hood. If anything at all I would go for simplicity and perhaps look at some classic 80's retro - no shoulder pads & epaulettes though please :wink:
The stars version of the original works well, not sure about some of the others though - a couple of them look like a brand of latex contraceptive :lol:
There are also some pretty cool efforts too with really nice art work. Given that the title oOlite, now seems to have given birth to the term ooniverse, and this differs fundamentally from the icon concept for Elite, which as we all know was an aspirational gaming status, then the icon/logo should perhaps now reflect the environment, rather than the individual aim of the player?

Just a thought!

Re: Oolite Icon Competition

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:35 pm
by Killer Wolf
512
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128
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64
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32
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16
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mono (on black to show off better)
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