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Heroes Community > Turban Tribunal > Thread: Attn Pixel Artists: HC Icon Contest
Thread: Attn Pixel Artists: HC Icon Contest This thread is 7 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 · «PREV / NEXT»
Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted November 15, 2014 01:22 AM
Edited by Maurice at 01:23, 15 Nov 2014.

Valeriy said:
This contest is for one image to match the style of existing images. Sets of three images, or a significant change of style are not in the original scope of the context. However, if someone makes a set of three images or a new style that is amazing, it could win. Please note the keyword "amazing". If you are making a different style or three images, your entry will have to be very, very good in order to win. Hope this is clear now.


I assumed as much already, but unfortunately that also severly limits the possibilities. As is clear from the discussion as it has evolved over these past 4 pages, the words on top of the weapon image aren't favored. Yet, if you do not wish to change those, the new one will have to follow suit and also be written over a weapon. I've seen a few of those posted in the previous pages, of which I doubt anyone can improve much without falling outside the boundaries stated.

Val, if I may be so free to ask, why is maintaining the original two images so important to you? The art and style of the "Admin" and "Moderator" logo's don't occur elsewhere on the site (as far as I can see and remember), so I am curious as to your motivation to restrict it to just the new one on its own.

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The font used for HC logo and post buttons is called Mephisto.


Thanks. I'll see if I can be creative yet, with that knowledge .

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted November 15, 2014 02:04 AM
Edited by Salamandre at 02:17, 15 Nov 2014.

"Developer" is vague and not inspiring/friendly. Hammers, bows and whatever solid behind text are killing the text. Why not use one of their public logos + the most "suggesting" name?



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alcibiades
alcibiades


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
of Gold Dragons
posted November 15, 2014 10:30 AM
Edited by alcibiades at 11:13, 15 Nov 2014.

I myself think "Developer" is pretty clear, but here are a couple of other options.





EDIT > Also added options for "M&M Developer" and "HC Moderator" and "HC Admin" as per Geny's suggestions.






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Geny
Geny


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted November 15, 2014 10:33 AM

I think the last one is great (possibly substitute '+' with '&').
And to keep consistency with other icons, they could be changed to "HC Admin" and "HC Moderator".
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alcibiades
alcibiades


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
of Gold Dragons
posted November 15, 2014 10:53 AM

"&" is also an option, but given size limit, I'm not sure if it becomes clearer - see added option above.
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markkur
markkur


Honorable
Legendary Hero
Once upon a time
posted November 15, 2014 12:29 PM

That's true Alci; what about trying M blank"and"blank M ?

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VokialBG
VokialBG


Honorable
Legendary Hero
First in line
posted November 15, 2014 12:29 PM
Edited by VokialBG at 12:37, 15 Nov 2014.

WHy a hammer? Why not a medieval guitar? Like the bards in the old times. They are thinking up songs, and every one in the village is waiting them. We have a mage and few knights (mods), why not bards for the developers? Its going to be something really new!

The hammer is just a bit different from the sword.
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Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted November 15, 2014 12:49 PM

I really don't like the hammer myself.

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JoonasTo
JoonasTo


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted November 15, 2014 01:26 PM

HC admin and HC moderator have redundant information and just useless clutter.

M&M
Official

with the hammer seems good enough though.
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Storm-Giant
Storm-Giant


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
On the Other Side!
posted November 15, 2014 02:11 PM

M&M Official in blue with the hammer looks great! Better than with the '+' imo
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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted November 15, 2014 09:24 PM
Edited by Maurice at 22:34, 15 Nov 2014.

Here's another set I've been working on. The font is the same as the font used for the "Heroes Community" logo in the top left corner. I've tried to use the same color scheme, but unfortunately I don't have the proper tools to make it exactly like that logo. Like before, multiple sizes. Sizes vary from 100% (top one) down to 50%, 25% and 20% (bottom one), respectively.















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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted November 15, 2014 10:39 PM

Maurice said:
Here's another set I've been working on.

Looks very nice if you ask me. Could you try merging them with the respective weapons ?
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artu
artu


Promising
Undefeatable Hero
My BS sensor is tingling again
posted November 15, 2014 10:43 PM

These are certainly better than what we have now. Nice Work.

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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted November 15, 2014 11:23 PM
Edited by Maurice at 23:24, 15 Nov 2014.

Galaad said:
Looks very nice if you ask me. Could you try merging them with the respective weapons ?


Could try, but I actually dislike the weapons . Won't be today though, maybe tomorrow.

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Orzie
Orzie


Responsible
Supreme Hero
Reinventing the Steel
posted November 16, 2014 07:35 AM

Finally, someone got an idea to use the same Mephisto font. Good job Maurice, this idea is much more viable.

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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted November 16, 2014 04:43 PM bonus applied by Valeriy on 22 Nov 2014.
Edited by Maurice at 17:12, 16 Nov 2014.

I've made some new images. I've chosen to only display the version that is 125 pixels wide, since that seems to be the maximum that the forum can handle without (severe) distortions. I've also changed the font slightly, to use bold faced instead of normal. There are 24 pictures in total, 8 for each role. Each is with or without a weapon, with or without a fading background, and either golden in color or a specific color for the role (Admin is purple, Moderator is red, M&M Dev is blue). I've chosen to go for "M&M Dev" by the way, to fit it onto one line; "M&M Official" would have forced me to go for two lines, which would increase the height of the image considerably - which could lead to forum layout distortions.

This post is supposed to show the images as they appear against the grey forum background. The post directly below it is not a double post, but intended to show how those same images look against a white background.

The column on the right has an ellips in the background that's in color exactly halfway between white and the grey color used for the grey forum background. It was supposed to fade gradually, but it doesn't appear to be doing that. Furthermore, on a white background, it hardly shows. I will admit that the effect is much less visible than I had hoped.

   


   


   


   

   


   


   


   

   


   


   


   

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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted November 16, 2014 04:43 PM
Edited by Maurice at 17:04, 16 Nov 2014.

This is not a double post with respect to the above. This post is inteded to show how the icons look against a white background.

The column on the right has an ellips in the background that's in color exactly halfway between white and the grey color used for the grey forum background. It was supposed to fade gradually, but it doesn't appear to be doing that. Furthermore, on a white background, it hardly shows. I will admit that the effect is much less visible than I had hoped.

   


   


   


   

   


   


   


   

   


   


   


   

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Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted November 16, 2014 11:38 PM
Edited by Stevie at 23:38, 16 Nov 2014.

Infernal Blade + red mephisto works. The rest do not.

And I think M&M Dev should not feature a weapon, it feels out of place. Maybe something more magical would work. What about the Heroes 3 Sorcery icon, the blue hat?

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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted November 17, 2014 12:12 AM
Edited by Maurice at 00:17, 17 Nov 2014.

That was something that felt off to me too, Stevie. But where would you want to place the hat, then? You don't have room on the sides (without decreasing the font size), and it would look really weird putting it below the picture.

And like I said before, I dislike the weapons in the first place . Personally, I would go for the bland purple Admin, red Moderator and blue M&M Dev.

As an aside, this will be my final contribution. The contest ends coming tuesday and since I have to work tomorrow, I'd only have tomorrow evening left to make something else. I don't see myself spending the time on it. Of course, if Valeriy does enjoy the concept enough to choose it, but would rather have a tweak or two (like a different weapon below M&M Dev), I could arrange that - just not within the current time left.

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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted November 17, 2014 04:04 PM
Edited by Galaad at 18:15, 17 Nov 2014.

             

         

 



 

 

 


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