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Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:58 pm
by seventh
I completely agree about wings. Otherwise it's seems like a sparrow.

The bird has the wasp face because I drew it no so good. I haven't any good source picture and I've never seen any starbirds before, just an ostrich in the Zoo :)


And this is another result of thinking about logo

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And a bit improved (as for me) present one

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Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:42 pm
by Selezen
seventh wrote:Image
Ooh, I like that...

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:17 am
by Selezen
Here's an idea I thought of when I saw an Audi's rear lights.

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Very simple at the moment, if it has potential then I'll work it up further.

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:35 am
by DaddyHoggy
Selezen wrote:Here's an idea I thought of when I saw an Audi's rear lights.

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Very simple at the moment, if it has potential then I'll work it up further.
I'd try and tie the encompassing O and the secondary o together - otherwise, to me, it looks like you can't spell...

:wink:

EDIT: i.e. the Larger outer O looks like part of the design - not part of the word

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:55 am
by Cmdr James
Looks a bit too much like goatse for my liking.

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:54 pm
by Selezen
DaddyHoggy wrote:EDIT: i.e. the Larger outer O looks like part of the design - not part of the word
Er, yeah, I got that! :-)

As for you, James, you need to clean out your mind. If I had a rolled up newspaper you would be getting hit on the nose...

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:05 am
by varsator
seventh wrote:Image
I like the way the two O's are put to some use, simulating a sun and a planet. I don't know if the idea can be integrated in the other designs because the writing is much smaller. I find the OOLITE name looking strange in all of them, probably because it is a made-up name, I am used to Elite and also, it has an imbalance to it. The OO part is too much for the left side. Maybe something starting from OoLITE could help, maybe with the second o a little bit lower.

PS (Preview Scriptum): Now I see that the first O is actually a wormhole. Anyway, you got the idea.

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:05 am
by Disembodied
I think seventh's logo might be improved by removing the "lite" text altogether. The two Os together would be enough. The logo doesn't have to incorporate the full name, after all.

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:17 pm
by JensAyton
Disembodied wrote:I think seventh's logo might be improved by removing the "lite" text altogether. The two Os together would be enough. The logo doesn't have to incorporate the full name, after all.
It does, to be a logo. If you remove “lite”, it becomes a symbol. But that’s OK, because what we’re looking for is an icon. :-)

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:47 pm
by Commander Trigg
If it's just an icon we're looking for, why not keep things REALLY simple and just use an image of a Cobra Mk III?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:27 pm
by Disembodied
Ahruman wrote:It does, to be a logo. If you remove “lite”, it becomes a symbol. But that’s OK, because what we’re looking for is an icon. :-)
Well, yes, if you're going to be all Greek about it :), but the entire word "OOLITE" could be placed under the icon. Not having the word "PENGUIN" scrawled across the penguin's chest hasn't done Penguin Books any harm in the logo-identification stakes.

Although now that I've been looking at various book spines, I realise that there would be a risk of the Oo design looking a bit like the logo for Orbit books ... probably not enough to be concerned about though.

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:58 pm
by JensAyton
Regarding text: avoiding text in icons is widely considered a good idea, and avoids the balance issue varsator mentioned. Just in case anyone’s considering another entry… ;-)

BTW, I’ve updated the original post with the current icon at 256 × 256, the existence of which I’d apparently forgotten at the time.

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:43 pm
by Disembodied
A couple of ideas (well, one idea, really, with a black or transparent background):

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Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:24 pm
by DaddyHoggy
Disembodied wrote:A couple of ideas (well, one idea, really, with a black or transparent background):

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Look into my scary hypnotic robotic eyes....

Yes, master...

:wink:

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:17 am
by Disembodied
Yerss, I thought that too ... a couple more variations on the theme – hopefully with a bit more life and a bit less bug-eyes:

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