Oolite Icon Competition

General discussion for players of Oolite.

Moderators: another_commander, winston

User avatar
seventh
Dangerous
Dangerous
Posts: 76
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:29 pm
Location: Ukraine, Kiev
Contact:

Post 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

Image



And a bit improved (as for me) present one

Image

User avatar
Selezen
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 2512
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Tionisla
Contact:

Post by Selezen »

seventh wrote:Image
Ooh, I like that...

User avatar
Selezen
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 2512
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Tionisla
Contact:

Post by Selezen »

Here's an idea I thought of when I saw an Audi's rear lights.

Image

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

User avatar
DaddyHoggy
Intergalactic Spam Assassin
Intergalactic Spam Assassin
Posts: 8501
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Newbury, UK
Contact:

Post by DaddyHoggy »

Selezen wrote:Here's an idea I thought of when I saw an Audi's rear lights.

Image

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
Selezen wrote:Apparently I was having a DaddyHoggy moment.
Oolite Life is now revealed here

User avatar
Cmdr James
Commodore
Commodore
Posts: 1281
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:43 pm
Location: Berlin

Post by Cmdr James »

Looks a bit too much like goatse for my liking.

User avatar
Selezen
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 2512
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Tionisla
Contact:

Post 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...

varsator
Average
Average
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:42 pm
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Post 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.
WinXP SP3 - Oolite 1.73.4 - Sep 22 2009 - no OXPs yet

User avatar
Disembodied
Jedi Spam Assassin
Jedi Spam Assassin
Posts: 6432
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm
Location: Carter's Snort

Post 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.

User avatar
JensAyton
Grand Admiral Emeritus
Grand Admiral Emeritus
Posts: 6657
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:43 pm
Location: Sweden
Contact:

Post 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. :-)

Commander Trigg
Competent
Competent
Posts: 60
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:49 pm

Post 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?
Now over 1000 confirmed kills. Bring on the bad guys!

User avatar
Disembodied
Jedi Spam Assassin
Jedi Spam Assassin
Posts: 6432
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm
Location: Carter's Snort

Post 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.

User avatar
JensAyton
Grand Admiral Emeritus
Grand Admiral Emeritus
Posts: 6657
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:43 pm
Location: Sweden
Contact:

Post 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.

User avatar
Disembodied
Jedi Spam Assassin
Jedi Spam Assassin
Posts: 6432
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm
Location: Carter's Snort

Post by Disembodied »

A couple of ideas (well, one idea, really, with a black or transparent background):

Image

Image

User avatar
DaddyHoggy
Intergalactic Spam Assassin
Intergalactic Spam Assassin
Posts: 8501
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Newbury, UK
Contact:

Post by DaddyHoggy »

Disembodied wrote:A couple of ideas (well, one idea, really, with a black or transparent background):

Image

Image
Look into my scary hypnotic robotic eyes....

Yes, master...

:wink:
Selezen wrote:Apparently I was having a DaddyHoggy moment.
Oolite Life is now revealed here

User avatar
Disembodied
Jedi Spam Assassin
Jedi Spam Assassin
Posts: 6432
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm
Location: Carter's Snort

Post 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:

Image

Image

Post Reply