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MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,054 posts
Location: New Zealand


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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Matthew B-MLemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
605 posts
Location: East London Wilds


Posted:
I reckon that more like your original idea in terms of what your spinner is doing (I've taken from the last 2 you've posted):


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But that's just my personal preference...

Other than that, I think it looks very cool

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Matthew B-MLemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
605 posts
Location: East London Wilds


Posted:
oh, oops, I meant to add that I'm not sure about the font for the "and fire twirling". I think it's hard to read when squashed up that small and looks rather like "twireing" to me.

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NoveSILVER Member
Unremarkable
277 posts
Location: Cochrane, Canada


Posted:
I, too, saw 'fire twireing' when I first looked at it... Maybe if the font was a bit less bold? Plus, I can see where Matthew B-M is coming from- the person half-in front and half-behind does look kinda more... Poi-ish... Murr... But these are just the comments of a jaded, biased weirdo... Don't mind me..!

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"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
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mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
i dont like th etop one....i aint sure why, i just dont like it...the 2nd one is more cooler but still seems off with "fire twirling"

i aint sure why but they just aint as cool as the atom!

Step (el-nombrie)


DentrassiGOLD Member
ZORT!
3,044 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
love that one Matthew BM did. looks great with the torso infron and legs behind the flame. looks like the flame is going around the person.

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frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
mmm photoshop fun

tarted up nice swirly logo


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ASTRO FAERIEBRONZE Member
ummmmmmm.............
724 posts
Location: Rotherham, UK


Posted:
The new logo is a great idea, but the view i have is that the colour scheme is nice, but doesnt really work for promoting fire arts. It also doesn't give a clear idea of what poi is about for people new to the site. Its very modern and it is visually pleasing but i think working and developing on the old logo is a better idea, i personally like the present logo, so building on it instead of changing it would be great!.

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and the last river has been poisoned
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Magnusmember
279 posts
Location: Bath, UK


Posted:
I like the spinny fire bit.

I'm not sure about the typeface. It's too clowny/cartoony, there are plenty of free, fiery fonts out there, have you tried one of those?

If you are improving the design, have you considered changing the grey?

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Matthew B-MLemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
605 posts
Location: East London Wilds


Posted:
OK. I asked our resident designer (I work at a web-shop type place) what he thought. I have to say that I really like frostypaw's design, particularly with the obviously crossing trails. One of the things that was pointed out was that the "Home" in "Home of Poi" looks a bit like the "Home" from "Home and Away". He was also saying he thought that the logo was perhaps a bit small compared to the text, and that he would probably make the text something very simplistic like, for example Helvetica Bold.

Another thought that occurs to me is that perhaps the "and fire twirling" text should be the same length as the "Home of Poi(tm)" text, so the name is in a sort of block.

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frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
I don't have access to an FTP server from here so i canna upload these other alternatives i've made... (busy day at work)

Can i email them to someone to stick up on a server somewhere so i can show them on here? If so PM me.... or i'll do it tonight when i get home

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Matthew B-MLemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
605 posts
Location: East London Wilds


Posted:
Ok, here are frostypaw's pics:

1.
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4.
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5.
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I, personally like number 5. Enjoy.

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
here be another concept idea for the figure-demonstrating-twirling-whilst-still-being-simple bit.

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I had the matrix soundtrack playing, so please excuse me for the unrelated doodlin'
i usually work in vectors, but raster is quicker for concepts

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GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
I vote for benders
it rocks
and it has llamas

a little suggestion could you make the white poi head the little disembodied head from the left top corner with the poi swinger holding onto its long tongue.
either on fire, or with fire shapped blood spewting out of its severed neck

and more llama, maybe the other poi head could be the magical black llama discussed sooo many times on this site, but never captured on film.

[ 27. August 2003, 02:00: Message edited by: Glss ]

frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
ps. images were done for a light grey background... HOP message board alternates light/dark/light and er... they're on a dark one hence the fuzzy edges.

but i need things to do so er... i'll be your logo-slave. for a little kia-ora

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simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
Yeah, bender's one kicks ass

What's the guy doing in those other pics anyway?
his planes are stinky, and isn't he about to tangle his poi right around his neck?

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."


Doughnutmember
12 posts
Location: Ealing


Posted:
He he... I like the lama.

Seriously, so far I like no 1 and 5 from frostypaw's list, slightly leaning toward the softer font of no 1.

I would do my own concept, but it would just get too complex, with 3D models and moving parts... I get carried away easily.

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Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
I personally prefered Malcolm's first logo - it had the colour pink in it

But Bender's is pretty cool

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ASTRO FAERIEBRONZE Member
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724 posts
Location: Rotherham, UK


Posted:
I like bender's idea, thats cool.

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909


MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,054 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Bender,

Awesome. But a bit too big. Maybe if you can make it smaller and add some pink to it?

I have put a new one up at top of page now to see how it looks. Will try and tidy the edges up later.

Thanks all for your honesty.

Kindest regards

Malcolm

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Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
I like the little person thing inside the flames. Looks nice.

But still it's missing the colour pink

Alice

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MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,054 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Pink Poi:
it's missing the colour pink

Alice

The flames look pink and green to me. But I am colourblind

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Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
Aslong as they are pink to someone i'm happy

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FlyntSILVER Member
Intrepid Penguin
5,635 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
Malcolm,

I really really really like the logo
I think it looks ace!
From a tshirt painting perspective, it'll look really effective, so well done mate! have a big pat on the back from me! xoxoxoxxo

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preambledmember
53 posts
Location: auckland


Posted:
bender!!! is that GIR i see in your pic??

possibly the cutest cartoon character ever.

and very, very


Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
heeeeere goes!

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taco taco taco! gimme tacos

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CharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
Hmmm...Bender's concept is great, you could even incorporate the Yling (Danger and pain) with the Ylang (Safety and Responsibility)...But then it might start getting overly complicated.

As for the site logo, I still prefer Frosty's ones, expecially the request to keep the "and firetwirling" the same length as HoP.

But I'd also like to ask if we can keep the chunky original Home of Poi font for the HoP, but the helvetic for the "and firewtwirling".


I just really like the way that original font does with the letters in "Home of Poi". It is very easy to read but also unusual and kinda funky.

In my opinion...

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RixatrixBRONZE Member
paranoid of gov't conspiracies
217 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
i love the new logo thats up now! just thought i'd say that!~

frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
got a nice version here with the lil'man twirling, the old font for the main bit and the "and fire twirling here" if anyone wants it... but no way to show ya again! doh

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mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
nice logo mal, tis really nice!

i take it all back!

Step (el-nombrie)


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
I think the new logo's cool, maybe a little too much going on in it but the way you've changed the atomic sign a little a put it round a person is great! :-D Maybe uniform font and underneath would be good? Oh and the original colour of the atomic sign would work well cuz it looks like spinning fire trails anyway

l8rs

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