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Is there a graphic designer in the house?

Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by rocksoldier, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. rocksoldier

    rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI star 1

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    Are there any graphic designers, or anyone good with graphic design, who can start work on an official FanForce logo and overall design for promotional and marketing purposes?
     
  2. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I just know CO... But maybe someone else is out there to get more ideas?
     
  3. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    I dabble in graphic design from time to time, I can take a stab at it. What kind of details are you looking for?
     
  4. rocksoldier

    rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI star 1

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    I think that a good logo should be simple, unique, and instantly recognizable as star wars related.
     
  5. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    Thanks rocksoldier for the details. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try out a design this weekend.
     
  6. rocksoldier

    rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI star 1

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    cant wait to see your ideas :)

    and those were just my opinion about what a good logo should be, im sure there are other opinions out there too.
     
  7. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I have the same opinion. Just with the addition that the words "Fan Force" or "FF" should be on it as well. But that's logical I guess.
     
  8. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    Alas, life is catching up with me, but this project is still on my radar. Hoping this weekend my friends!
     
  9. Naeriel

    Naeriel Jedi Youngling

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    I play about with design. I used to be a designer on a website and worked with logos and upkeep and such. I know I'm new, I can provide samples if need be. Might I give a stab at it?
    Would the logo go on anything that was to be sold?
     
  10. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Naeriel, it's pretty cool that you wants to help and we could need suggestions. So, if you like to give it a try, feel free to do it. The aim is to create an "official" logo for FanForce to be recognised easier.

    To get a better feeling about FanForce, I suggest to visit your local FanForce. You'll have fun there! :D
     
  11. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    Hi all, sorry its taken so long for me to get around to this, but I wanted to show some ideas I'm playing around with. Let me know what you think! Of course, we could spiffy this up with some color and other effects if we needed, I'm just doing vector art for now.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    No prob, Orwick! :)

    I like your idea! It feels like SW but without problems with any trademark rights (at least, I as a non-lawyer can't see any). I just have one suggestion, is it possible to do less spikes in the bit O of "Force"? Four less I'd try. Then it's a bit more like the imperial symbol, but still "far away". Or is it too much work?
     
  13. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    Hi Skiara, I can definitely take a crack at reducing the number of spikes. The design in the center of the O matches the new symbol for the "empire" in Episode VII, which you can see in the latest teaser trailer on a big tapestry behind a parade of stormtroopers. My thought was through invoking this imagery, we pull in a reference dark side to balance the star above the word Fan that resembles the Jedi Order symbol, and the future of Star Wars in the sequel trilogy.
     
  14. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    That makes sense! I just thought of the old symbols.
     
  15. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm also thinking of removing that curved bit of the line above Fan and seeing how it looks with just the star burst.
     
  16. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I'd think that it works better with the curve, but give it a try. :)
     
  17. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    Here is my next draft: [​IMG]
     
  18. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Orwick, you're right about the spikes. But I like the color (black to blue) a lot!

    I'll link it, so the RSA learn about it as well. :)
     
  19. Orwick

    Orwick Jedi Knight star 1

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    Skiara, thanks! Do you want me to go back to the version with the higher number of spikes similar to the First Order symbol?
     
  20. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I think I'd prefer that. But I'm not the person who decides anything. I just give you my personal feedback. So you can take what you think is best. :)
     
  21. Vesper2112

    Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN star 4

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    Very nice! Great job, Orwick!