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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2014, 11:35:03 AM »
I like the first one. I like it a lot. And please tell me you're spending more time on commissions than on this.
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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2014, 02:33:50 PM »
I like the first one. I like it a lot. And please tell me you're spending more time on commissions than on this.

Glad you like it! I do too. :)
I've spent maybe an hour or two total on this so far, so yessss. Much more time on commissions [I work on commissions 8+ hours per day]. Or the logo would already be done!

I'll try to get it done this week, though. Should have a lot of downtime since my boyfriend is going out of state for a few days to spend the 4th with his grandparents.

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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2014, 06:13:27 PM »
Lookin' good! (The first one. lol)
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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2014, 05:31:40 AM »
woah xainy that looks awesome...
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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2014, 03:56:29 PM »
Take your time. You can't rush art. ;]
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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2014, 02:01:59 PM »
How's this? I used one of the basic Windows fonts so it's not super original, but I think it looks nice.

Rowan, I have a high res if you want it, but it's pretty huge. If you need me to resize anything, let me know.

There are a couple things I'm not sure I like about it, but I wasn't able to get them how I wanted with all my tweaking. I might still play with it a bit more to see if I can get it to look better, so if you have any suggestions for changes, let me know and I can see if I can implement them.

P.S. I didn't sample colors from the homepage so the dark parts of the logo might still be too bright and saturated. It looks good on lighter backgrounds but can be weird on darker backgrounds unless they're colored with this logo in mind. If I need to dull down the dark blue, I can do that.
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2014, 05:51:44 AM »
I like it. If you want to keep tweaking it, you can. I'm thinking about trying a minor glow effect on it, just to see how that looks. You did a really good job with this :]

As for the high res, I prefer things being made rather big. You lose a lot of quality if you have to blow them up versus the other way around.
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« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2014, 11:51:44 AM »
As for the high res, I prefer things being made rather big. You lose a lot of quality if you have to blow them up versus the other way around.

Yeah but I didn't know how big of one you'd actually need, haha. I'll email it to you if you PM me your email address. :)

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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2014, 04:07:46 PM »
A little test thingy I did real quick in Paint.NET
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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2014, 07:17:12 PM »
I find the inside too busy.  The space background looks like it'd clash against the otherwise simple and clean theme and I'm not wild about the giant G and U inside.

But if everyone else likes it, meh.

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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2014, 08:57:07 AM »
I think it looks great. :3
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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2014, 09:38:52 PM »
I like it too. It's tons better than the plain flat logos I keep seeing everywhere.
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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2014, 10:41:44 PM »
Thanks guys, glad you like it! :3

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Re: New GU logo
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2014, 05:57:30 PM »
I find the inside too busy.  The space background looks like it'd clash against the otherwise simple and clean theme and I'm not wild about the giant G and U inside.

But if everyone else likes it, meh.
I have to agree about the GU inside. I think it would be great just to use the planet and ring to make out GU and leave the middle for space-debris.
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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2014, 08:01:08 PM »
I think it would be great just to use the planet and ring to make out GU...

So do I, so I appreciate the sentiment. However, I tried and it's not as easy as you're making it out. If I could make a sufficient "GU" with just the planet, I would never have put the text inside it in the first place. It doesn't come out that apparent and my first concern was for people who didn't already know what the logo stood for.

If I take out the stars AND the letters, you have a very generic logo that could pretty much be for anything [try googling "planet logo" which is something I did when spending hours of time in research and design so that it wouldn't be too close to any other company's].

The stars can't even really be seen in the resize other than as spots of light that make the logo seem less flat and more like a shiny round button, which I think is good for a gaming site. The site isn't going to use a 900px logo so I don't think they're distracting/busy/gaudy enough to remove.
Also hate to say it, but a single planet isn't a universe, which is why I put the stars in there in the first place.

TL;DR, I hate to be a disappointment, but I don't have the skillset or the time/money to spend on it myself so I'm going to have to go with majority opinion on this. If more people come forward and ask me to remove the text and/or stars, I will do so. But I did my best and I made something I thought would look good. So far, more people seem to like it than hate it.

If you're looking for something more professional, I know a good website where you can get a logo+rights for about $300. You pay and several different skilled artists make logos for you, you get to choose the one you want. It's a nice site and probably the least expensive out there where you can get full use rights/etc. without finding a better artist than me that will do it for free. $300 is super cheap, actually, especially for getting several logos to choose from. If I had the money, that's what I would have done from the start tbh. Would have caused me way less stress, lol.

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