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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Posted:
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We are looking at updating our current logo.
I would appreciate some feedback on the above logo please.


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Zoltar
BRONZE Member since Nov 2002

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Posted:Like the logo

Not sure about the color scheme tho?


So much fire, so little body hair...

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Posted:Yeah, I think the pink could go...

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Zoltar:
Not sure about the color scheme tho? I assume you're talking about the pink?
We've tried other colour combinations and having difficulty finding a colour that works better.
Can you suggest a colour that may work better?
I was worried about the pink but it seems to grow on you.
Wait and see what Pink Poi says


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Posted:Kind of reminds me of one of those cold war atomic energy pics. Sorry!

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

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Posted:i think the arms of the figure are a little chubby

hey! you asked for opinions! you didnt say they had to be responsible ones!

also, am not sure about the pink. Orangey colour might work???

i did like the old logo too


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flid
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flid

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Posted:i hafta say i'm not digging the new logo. I have nothing wrong with pink (honest!), but it doesn't really promote the idea of chains and fire. Combined with the font, and the radial pink fill on the of blob it looks kind of like an 80s wine bar sign. Sorry

I think the current one is fine.


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Zoltar
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Posted:Yeah, it's the pink.

I agree with Flynt - orange and blue look great together


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Flynt:
i did like the old logo too You mean this old logo or this older logo or even this really old one ?


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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

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Posted:I like the one thats at the top of the page now.

I also really like the Older logo and Really Old logo, that you cut and pasted.

Not to be a stick in the mud or anything Malcolm honey, but why do we need to change logo??


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JinX


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Posted:Well the logo is pretty cool.

i know that poi is not just fire but mabey instead of round poi heads make them flames,

red faded into orange then yellow then white a little blue on the base. FIRE


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Malcolm
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Flynt:
Not to be a stick in the mud or anything Malcolm honey, but why do we need to change logo?? We don't need to change at all. One of my current projects is designing some HOP t-shirts.

The current logo does not show that the spinning pattern is created by a person. Only an atomic symbol. I was thinking maybe a logo should show what poi is, at least a bit better.

Everyone else
Cheers for the constructive critisism. I like the ideas coming through.


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polythene


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Posted:If everybody likes the current logo, but Malcolm would like it to show that it's a person creating the pattern as well, what about keeping the orange and red 'atom' sign and adding a little black person-shaped-silhouette? If you want writing either side, like the new logo layout, keep it same font and black?

The best logos are always the most distinctive yet simple... I think the pink and blue one is too fiddly, with different fonts and effects. Oh yeah, also pink is evil.


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

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Posted:Hmmm, it depends what and who the logo is intended for.

That looks great, Malcolm, and i have a feeling a lot of time and effrot went into it, which is why I'm a bit embarassed about saying the following...

I feel that image would confuse most people who were't familiar with HoP already...I even had to look for a short while to find the "of" myself.

I too, like the original atomic symbol, (which is simialr to the one in the new design) and in my mind, it's cleaner to have a symbol fairly seperate from the words, if there are more than three letters, and the words are not in common usage.

How about chunking up the original one, so i's bigge and fatter, with strong outline of hard-dark blue but keeping the red/yellow colours as well?

I feel, as the pois and their paths, are the harder image for people to understand, it should be stronger and more obvious than the image of the person.

Then using a similar human figure (that one does look great) as a faded background behind the pois themselves...this will draw their attention to the poi's, but show them that a person is required as well.

This would even allow lines from the figure to the poi themselves, without detracting from the path-symbol, as long as they were as faded as the image of the person.

For T-Shirts, I would love for HoP to keep the original font at the top of the page...It's easy to read, has a nice chunky style to it, and, now that I look a bit closer, is actualyl trademarked too!!

(Hope i haven't upset anyone)


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Flynt:
i think the arms of the figure are a little chubbyThat's not chubby. that's muscles from spinning poi that large. As per mr Bovril Monkey and his outlandishly large poi....


Malcolm - orange is the complimentary colour of blue.
Yellow is complimentary to purple.

In case you're interested.


If you're doing tshirts can I have one with the fish in a hat (on that drawing you sent me) on it please?



[ 25. August 2003, 13:27: Message edited by: C@ntus ]


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RoDuS


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Posted:very nice... the colors are great
the figure in the middle is prolly not needed but still looks good.

but i have to agree with Charles that the "of" is quite hard to find and at a quick glance people may think it is "home poi" i would make both poi pink and put the of somewhere else. Also if you are aimming at a corporate ID/Logo make the poi flat pink because the basics outline for corporate logos are to have no gradients and no more then 3 colors i mostly use shapes but the poi with the paths is quite nice.
but yer if your not after the "corp" look thats fine looks very nice you have done well.


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Posted:needs some firey colours!!!!

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


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Posted:Well... ummm... I like the current one best but thats just me.

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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frostypaw


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Posted:quote:Oh yeah, also pink is evil.GASP!

Oh well, that's the last time we'll see polythene.

the text and figure are ok on their own but all together it's too much in one package - and the "of" is very hard to find at this size, let alone any smaller - eg at the top of the message boards a small logo is preferable so that you don't lose too much vertical space

using three seperate fonts also makes it quite visually confusing

but i quite like having a figure in the spinning pattern


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RoDuS


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Posted:I like the pink you dont have to do everything the same to make it look nice but when ever i look at something i look at it from a design point of view so i like different things.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

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Posted:I like the current logo at the top of the page for its font, clarity and colors.

I agree with it looking rather atomic.

However, along with Charles theme...can you not simply put a person in the middle of the atomic pattern, with arms outstretched to the crossing sections?
Keep the person the same color as the font, and the atomic paths colored.

This actually not only gives the info clearly but also makes it known that the person is making the pattern and...does not necessarily mean just poi. There are alot of tools involved on here that are used in that fashion, and while the site is called Home of Poi, it has developed into so much more, so it could be a poi, stave, clubs, torches, etc.... so the ambiguity is nice for the wearer.

Just my opinions. Oh, also Malcolm...it's about damn time!


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:i think there should be some balloons in there somewhere..somehow.



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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:I LOVE it.

Esspecially the pink.

Pink does grow on you

Polythene - that was an evil comment


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Posted:How about...


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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Posted:Perhaps you could ask members of the public. Instead of this bunch of jaded, biased weirdos....




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preambled


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Posted:you've had a t-shirt design competition and a couple of COL cover competitions too - so there's a bunch of designers who frequent the site.. why not ask them for help? i bet they'd be more than happy to

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Nove
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:Oh, I like that one much better! The person's leg looks a little distorted, but, s'great apart from that!

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Posted:I like that (most recent) but somehow I feel the legs should be behind the "atomic symbol" bit rather than in front, so that the symbol appears to go around the person. This may not work as I feel it will, and I'm not a designer or particularly graphic person, but perhaps it'll help.

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Nove:
Oh, I like that one much better! The person's leg looks a little distorted, but, s'great apart from that! I think his/her leg got hit by a beaming poi, hence the distorted leg.
I will move the little person within the flames so they look more in the middle.

Thanks

Malcolm


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Posted:How about..

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

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Posted:Looking good, Malcolm, looking good...

(don't forget, there are two votes above for the spinner being faded/ethereal/smokey)

Geez, see what a demanding bunch of jaded, biased weirdos will do to ya??


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