I think it's time for a redesign

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I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:58 am

I am especially tired of souLLy's shit logo at the top. Let's look at the problems:
- That E is just retarded, why does it hang below the rest of the letters, just so the t and l can interlock?
-...but they can't interlock can they? You've made the l longer than it should be, which makes the t of emulation look too short
- if you are going to make the E hang down, the middle prong should line-up with he bottom of the other letters
- Next you've got this big goofy orange circle on the O, but why is it bouncing off the t?
- the orange colouration should be blue, because souLLy is British
- What the fuck is that grey vector shape above the orange triangle? Is it eating the triangle? I thought it was the Dreamcast LED, now it's food? WTF soully.
- So that makes it Pacman doesn't it assmunch? You gave us a stylized pacman logo.
- Also, it's quite clearly DCEmulation. You don't get to rename our site to fit your logo design
- and as we've discussed, your logo design is retarted anyway.

I have made a much better one.

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Now, let me explain some of my decisions:

- The grayscale DC with the colour on the other side depicts the dead Dreamcast, now how our site is giving life back to it.
- The use of Times New Roman provides the name of our site in proper Romanised lettering
- The colour scheme promotes the blue of the PAL console, while also adding orange as a tip of the hat to our US cousins
- They yellow on orange provides a warm citrus feel for summer, which can be changed to reflect other seasons
- The tagline ensures purpose awareness is tied to brand awareness
- The blue DC logo is just there cos we're all about the Dreamcast
- I used the spraypaint tool to show off our edgy style and reach out to teens who may have missed the Dreamcast
- I underlined it so people notice it more and realise it's important

I think you'll all agree mine is better - perhaps to the point where you will all feel shame for leaving the old one up so long. May I point out that this site's busiest days all came before souLLys logo. I'm willing to accept there may be other factors at play, but you're not going to overlook being kicked in the balls 5 seconds ago if you're wondering why your scrotum suddenly hurts like hell are you?
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by not just souLLy now » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:28 am

Hi Boney, thanks for your message, as much as it pains me to pick holes in an otherwise well written post, alas I cannot take credit for the logo that sits atop this forum.
It was a piece designed by our very own Melancholy, in his defence he has massive, massive testicles, comparable to the size of an average size adult male hand with fingers spread, they are firm and covered by skin comparable to a crinkled chamois leather.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:56 am

Oh sorry my mistake.

Excellent logo melancholy, keep up the good work!
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by DanteJay » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:13 am

We could always opt to take the route Sega did and pay some company truckloads of money to come up with a spiral.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:29 am

DanteJay wrote:We could always opt to take the route Sega did and pay some company truckloads of money to come up with a spiral.
That's the sort of asshole shit souLLy does for a living.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Eviltaco64X » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:31 pm

Boneycork: While your logo is truly beautiful, I think that you should add a copyright of some sorts to protect what's yours.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by not just souLLy now » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:28 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
DanteJay wrote:We could always opt to take the route Sega did and pay some company truckloads of money to come up with a spiral.
That's the sort of asshole shit souLLy does for a living.
Spot on. Saving the world one rushed, half arsed Photoshop document at a time. (Quotes on request).
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:27 am

How about this?

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The Dreamcast controller and swirl illustrate that the site is about all types of gaming regardless of system or era. The triplegic anime girl stands for the fact that we're all a bunch of 12-year-old boys drooling over Japanese cartoon hotties whenever we're not too busy getting into ego battles and mauling each other over who makes the best Beats of Rage mods, and the T-Mobile color scheme on the text represents our limited user base.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:11 am

the drawing of the woman is pretty shit, but i do like the lack of limbs.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by not just souLLy now » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:21 am

ITT shit soully didn't design

Well I chose the font in the second one, but didn't draw the hot manga lazytown cripple girl
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:40 am

soully supports dcemu uk. this is a shocking development. I certainly didnt expect it from one of our most loyal posters.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by not just souLLy now » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:56 pm

It gets worse, I preferred snes to mega drive when I was a kid. Where is your god now?
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:50 pm

It's still weird to me that our childhoods were so different when it came to Nintendo vs. Sega.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Since revisiting the SNES through emulation, I know I prefer it to the Mega Drive. If I could go back to my childhood and switch from Sega to Nintendo I would. Sadly I was a young impressionable child and Nintendo did fuck all to market to me.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Eviltaco64X » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:37 pm

I wouldn't go without both, they're awesome consoles.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:51 pm

I have listened to your feedback and come up with this.

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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by BlueCrab » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:29 pm

BoneyCork wrote:I have listened to your feedback and come up with this.

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That said, I still make emulators for the Dreamcast (when I'm really bored), so you might want to fix the text there a bit.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by Specially Cork » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:41 pm

BlueCrab wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:I have listened to your feedback and come up with this.

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That said, I still make emulators for the Dreamcast (when I'm really bored), so you might want to fix the text there a bit.
That's like Luriden saying he still has sex with women because he once got to second base with his mom and might buy a prostitute before he dies.
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Re: I think it's time for a redesign

Post by not just souLLy now » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:20 am

If this logo isn't used on the site immediately I'm quitting the scene forever again
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