1. Post #1

    November 2009
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    so, i'm in the progress of starting a company, where i sell and rent game servers, and i want to have a name for the website that describes the point of the site, but also attracts gamers.

    the servers will be using Cloud, which has a lot of advangetes,

    then i came up with the name : Game Cloud, and made this quick logo in photoshop

    but I probably wouldn't click on that logo, if i wanted an AWESOME game server,

    so if anyone has some ideas to both the name and some design tips to the logo, i would be thankful

    :)
    thx in adv.

  2. Post #2

    September 2011
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    I'm going in to Photoshop right now and going to see what I can do.

    Edited:

    I came up with a simple design, I can go into deeper details if you want to.

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    November 2009
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    I'm going in to Photoshop right now and going to see what I can do.

    Edited:

    I came up with a simple design, I can go into deeper details if you want to.

    i like it, the design and all.

    but what im really looking for, is some more modern, sharp edged (basically, less fluffy clouds, and more cool electronic 3d-ish gaming computers'n'stuff logo)

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    Working on a logo, I'll report back soon.

    Edited:

    Got it!



    I would say that appeals to gamers.
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    Working on a logo, I'll report back soon.

    Edited:

    Got it!



    I would say that appeals to gamers.
    I feel the text is missing something.
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    y/n

    wow mine looks inadequate compared to above
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    I feel the text is missing something.
    Not..particularly...descriptive...

    Edited:

    It's a very cool idea, but I think the monitor drags the focus to the left, and in a logo you want the focus centered.

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    It's a very cool idea, but I think the monitor drags the focus to the left, and in a logo you want the focus centered.
    The first try had a line cloud instead of a gradient, let me see...
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    The first try had a line cloud instead of a gradient, let me see...
    I think that looks a lot better.
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    i got this one. its a rough sketch

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    Working on a logo, I'll report back soon.

    Edited:

    Got it!



    I would say that appeals to gamers.
    This is good but make the text chunkier
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    i got this one. its a rough sketch

    Not too big on the letters going into the cloud underline. Maybe hide that by making the cloud black?
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    i got this one. its a rough sketch

    This looks cool
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    Not too big on the letters going into the cloud underline. Maybe hide that by making the cloud black?
    im going to adjust the cloud thing if he chooses mine. the stroke is too thick in the left side which adds too much weight and yeah everything black

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    im going to adjust the cloud thing if he chooses mine. the stroke is too thick in the left side which adds too much weight and yeah everything black
    Good to hear. Maybe you could even taper off theleft side line about half-way up like you did the other end on the cloud.

    Edited:

    Also, could I ask what font you're using? It's so clean.

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    Good to hear. Maybe you could even taper off theleft side line about half-way up like you did the other end on the cloud.

    Edited:

    Also, could I ask what font you're using? It's so clean.
    yeah, it's europe underground I think. its the first one
    http://www.dafont.com/search.php?psi...pe+underground


    i also gotta get more fonts lol I stopped doing this design stuff for quite a while, gotta stock up for winter

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    Good and digitalish font, clean nice and simple. Even got your two way arrow representing and illustrating the clouds functionality and usage, and made your arrow separation represent pixels/bits. Works very well in black and white.

    You've figured it all out haven't you?

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    fucking elegant, but out of the corner of my eye it looks a little bit like a mushroom cloud

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    Good and digitalish font, clean nice and simple. Even got your two way arrow representing and illustrating the clouds functionality and usage, and made your arrow separation represent pixels/bits. Works very well in black and white.

    You've figured it all out haven't you?
    I just do what I can for my fellow fp brethren. Seriously, 90% of the logo work I do is just random free stuff for people that request on facepunch. However, I like to think I have a decent grasp on branding, I've been doing it for a while now. Anyways, thanks for your comments.

    fucking elegant, but out of the corner of my eye it looks a little bit like a mushroom cloud
    Well, you know, a mushroom cloud is kind of cool. (I totally see where you are coming from though).

    Improved readability on font at small sizes, and showing some other colours.
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    I think you won the thread, congrats bro.
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    I really like yours smeetin!

    Here's mine


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    I just do what I can for my fellow fp brethren. Seriously, 90% of the logo work I do is just random free stuff for people that request on facepunch. However, I like to think I have a decent grasp on branding, I've been doing it for a while now.
    Hey, I'd love to know how you make those sharp borders. Which tool you use, specifically. Shape tool then fill with brush? Pen?
    Love the sharpness of it!

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    First time posting some graphic design on FP, there's probably better fonts available for the idea, and I could execute it better.
    The cloud looks too cartoony.

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    First time posting some graphic design on FP, there's probably better fonts available for the idea, and I could execute it better.
    The cloud looks too cartoony.
    So... then why did you post?
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    Hey, I'd love to know how you make those sharp borders. Which tool you use, specifically. Shape tool then fill with brush? Pen?
    Love the sharpness of it!
    uhh illustrator im guessing

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    So... then why did you post?
    I thought it was a good concept, I would like some criticism, and graphic design is something I'm mildly interested in getting better at.

    And you?
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    So... then why did you post?
    you won't go anywhere without trying right?

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    Sorry, still having problems with Inkscape. This looks much better.
    Another version:


    Edited:

    ignore that white bit at the bottom, thx
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    Edited:

    ignore that white bit at the bottom, thx
    this one isn't bad. I'd go with another font though

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    Sorry, still having problems with Inkscape. This looks much better.
    Another version:


    Edited:

    ignore that white bit at the bottom, thx
    This one has a cool composition, I'd vary up the text abit, maybe make one letter stand out in some way. Or perhaps change the colors up.

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    Do you know of a nice truely free font pack, (commercial use and such)?

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    www.dafont.com is a good place, just look around
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    Hey, I'd love to know how you make those sharp borders. Which tool you use, specifically. Shape tool then fill with brush? Pen?
    Love the sharpness of it!
    I use the pen tool in illustrator.

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    Improved readability on font at small sizes, and showing some other colours.
    Shouldn't that be


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    Shouldn't that be

    Definitely could be, I wasn't showing another colour grouping, just some other colour variants.

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    Definitely could be, I wasn't showing another colour grouping, just some other colour variants.
    Of course, just pointing out that it not only looks better with a white background and black fill but it's also much more practical when printing it on small documents. After all that would either give you a black rectangle around the logo or remove the border around the whole thing making the fill what stands out from the white paper.

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    Of course, just pointing out that it not only looks better with a white background and black fill but it's also much more practical when printing it on small documents. After all that would either give you a black rectangle around the logo or remove the border around the whole thing making the fill what stands out from the white paper.
    fer sher good sir.

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    Of course, just pointing out that it not only looks better with a white background and black fill but it's also much more practical when printing it on small documents. After all that would either give you a black rectangle around the logo or remove the border around the whole thing making the fill what stands out from the white paper.
    Not everything's printed, a game server website is more likely to have a dark background in my opinion.

  40. Post #40
    dgg
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    Not everything's printed, a game server website is more likely to have a dark background in my opinion.
    Of course, it all depends on where it's going to be used.


    Also just looked up how the two different variations looked without the border visible.

    Black text looks like shit with a black background. White text looks still pretty good with a white background, despite what I thought in my brain (better with a border, but it works).