Oolite Icon Competition

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Post by maik » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:02 pm

Very nice! The 64x64 icon actually still works without the simplifications, below it looks better with them.

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Post by commander_matt » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:06 pm

Cheers! its been a bit of a learning curve doing these today :D

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Post by maik » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:20 pm

It's been another month now--can we vote already? ;-)

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Post by Commander McLane » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:29 pm

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.

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:36 pm

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.

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Post by Darkbee » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:12 pm

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:
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Post by Commander McLane » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:46 am

Darkbee wrote:If Ahruman is the Big A, what is Aegidian?
The Master and Commander.

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

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Post by Darkbee » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:14 pm

It was sort of a rhetorical question, but ask and ye shall receive... :D

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Post by seventh » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:50 am

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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Post by seventh » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:31 am

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

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Post by seventh » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:10 am

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Post by Ramirez » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:58 pm

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.
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Post by Tokus*Maximus » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:41 pm

Looks great - I'll have a shot!
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Re: Oolite Icon Competition

Post by sonicresolution » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:21 am

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!

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Re: Oolite Icon Competition

Post by Killer Wolf » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:35 pm

512
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128
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64
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32
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mono (on black to show off better)
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