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Gametabs Logo

Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

Is it just me or does gametabs not seem to have any kind of logo or banner? :O Like something that shows at the top of the webpage, it feels like something is missing there!

Why don't we call up the graphic designers in here (which I know there are at least a few, including me), let them design one, or a few, and put up a poll to decide which one will be used?

Soo, what do you all think, does sounds like a good idea?

(Graphic designer is a big word, I mean anyone who has experience with that kind of stuff)

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fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

im no graphic designer, all ive done from that category was a graphic designing class i took back in middle school. Im just putting up my opinion on your idea and i think its great and something that should be given some time to. But as im writing this i just noticed that gametabs does have a logo and its on the top left corner on the screen but it would be cool to have an improvment of it since it seems a bit generic.

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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

Well I was more thinking of something that includes the actual words "gametabs", "gametabs.com" or something alike. I like that picture/logo at the top though, but I think there should be something next to it with the words of the website itself. To me it feels like something's missing up there :P

But that's just my opinion heh.

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yoshistrings

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Maikoi92 said

Well I was more thinking of something that includes the actual words "gametabs", "gametabs.com"

It's gametabs.net. NET I tell you.

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fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

i guess you could just simply put the website name on the printer/console thing. It kinda looks like an snes just without the controler ports and such.

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

It looks generic to you because you don't recognize an NES ;-)

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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

sorry yoshi!! I'm too used to .com!

It would end up being too hard to read putting it on the NES :P

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surreal

Eric: tank,godlike

Location: Arizona

Joined: Jan 04 2009

So I demanded a friend of mine to do a superior logo. I'm pleased to inform you he out did himself.

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Can you ask your friend to put a snail on that picture?

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derek14014

Joined: Jun 18 2009

I am a design student and just completed my first year, so I know basic designing skills, I could probably create a logo but you know,.. don't expect too much.

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I drew this logo using the line tool and my mouse and paint bucket.

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Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

auriplane said

I drew this logo using the line tool and my mouse and paint bucket.

the shading was very detailed, especially since you say it was done in paint

i use to make video game sprites and i dare say sir, you are a fraud!

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

No I did it in Photoshop, I just used the "paint bucket" tool for it hehe. Along with "line".

It's too hot out today to hook up my tablet (laptop runs hotter with it on).

:E

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Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i didnt know photoshop auto shaded and whatnot, hell i should of used it back in my spriting days

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archard

Chairman of the board

Location: Boston

Joined: Jan 11 2007

I would definitely appreciate it if someone would be so kind as to make some text to go with the logo. I have the PSD if someone does decide to do it.

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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

That PSD would be helpful heh. I'd love to try it out, and it seems like others do to ^^

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Um . . . I'm not a graphic designer but I figured I'd try anyway.

crappy logo

@_@

Text without background:

crappy logo

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TheDoomOfAllFires

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Location: France

Joined: Aug 26 2008

That's nice.

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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

So um.. I'm not sure how to make it appear here, the [IMG] code thing doesn't seem to work on this forum >.<
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k205/Melumi/gtheader_whl.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k205/Melumi/gtheader_whl-1.png

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Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

Maikoi92 said

So um.. I'm not sure how to make it appear here, the [IMG] code thing doesn't seem to work on this forum >.<
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k205/Melumi/gtheader_whl.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k205/Melumi/gtheader_whl-1.png

this is one of few forums that uses HTML over BBC :p
you could click the insert image button or use
<"img src=http://www.picture.com"><"/a">


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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

Ooh I never knew there was an insert image button, thanks! ^^

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archard

Chairman of the board

Location: Boston

Joined: Jan 11 2007

I like auriplane's text, but I like Maikoi's 1-up replacing the dot. Can we combine the two?

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Kain

What is... Gee-taar?

Location: Tennessee

Joined: Mar 13 2009

Agreed... But what if it was a poison mushroom? ...Bad memories...

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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

sure hehe, auri has my .psd so she could modify it ^^

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Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

Kain said

Agreed... But what if it was a poison mushroom? ...Bad memories...

IT MUST BE GREEN
greenliness is next to godliness, they say

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Kain

What is... Gee-taar?

Location: Tennessee

Joined: Mar 13 2009

So Oscar the Grouch and Kermit are gods? And Frog from Chrono Trigger?
*shock and awe*

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Tanimax

Location: In your room stealing your musics

Joined: Mar 24 2009

Sincr I'm going on holdiay, and am too lazy to do it before then, here's my idea... which can be intergated on to anyones.

Put a piece of tablature ontot he text... like inside the outline, faintly bump mapped. And choose a piece people will recgonise... if the notice it ;)

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008



PSD

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SpiderTemplarius

Music hunger

Location: Poland

Joined: Oct 22 2008

It look nice, but I think that mushroom should be a bit bigger (in that way it could be moved a liitle lower - if bigger mushroom would be too little 'dot-like') :]

That's what I mean:

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Vic9mm

The Fingerstyle Mechanic

Location: Dallas Texas

Joined: Aug 27 2008

I just love how archard lets us have the option of creating stuff for his site and allowing us to be apart of this site. This is the best forum i have ever been apart of bar none. Its like one big family!

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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

Yeah Vic, I agree :)

Hm I noticed a link in the shoutbox earlier which had like, a blue banner at the top saying Gametabs, and under that 'video game tablature'. Maybe we could implement that too? Like in small letters to the bottom right of Gametabs.net. Just an idea!

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SpiderTemplarius

Music hunger

Location: Poland

Joined: Oct 22 2008

@Maikoi92, you mean this?

Right, in this way logo could looks more completely.

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Vic9mm

The Fingerstyle Mechanic

Location: Dallas Texas

Joined: Aug 27 2008

that looks awsome i also love the colorthat would be a nice color for the site im just saying

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Maikoi92

Linsey

Location: Belgium

Joined: Apr 21 2009

Yeah! that's what I meant.

I'm not sure, I like green... XD but blue is pretty too of course.

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SpiderTemplarius

Music hunger

Location: Poland

Joined: Oct 22 2008

It's just part of screenshot taked from link that you mentioned (old logo version). Tomorrow I'll try to make the green one.

This is what I made...

But I feel something is wrong with this one... or maybe I'm too tired?
Here is PSD

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archard

Chairman of the board

Location: Boston

Joined: Jan 11 2007

SpiderTemplarius said

@Maikoi92, you mean this?

Right, in this way logo could looks more completely.

That's the logo from the old site. Eeinx made that many moons ago.

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LTRobson

"I saw a film today. Oh boy."

Location: England

Joined: Jan 15 2010

How's this?

Preview in position:
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Banner:
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Nah.. I like current one much

SpiderTemplarius

Music hunger

Location: Poland

Joined: Oct 22 2008

Nah.. I like current one much more.

Why's that Spider?

LTRobson

"I saw a film today. Oh boy."

Location: England

Joined: Jan 15 2010

Why's that Spider?

Logo should be simple and

SpiderTemplarius

Music hunger

Location: Poland

Joined: Oct 22 2008

Logo should be simple and clean. The current one is that. And I LIKE the current one. Anything else?

I'm not having a dig at you

LTRobson

"I saw a film today. Oh boy."

Location: England

Joined: Jan 15 2010

I'm not having a dig at you Spider... ^^

But this lettering is more simple and cleaner? It's not changed too much - keeping the theme. And the logo, if you call the NES the logo is something we talked about on the chat - the current NES has sheet music coming out of it and this being a tab site... well I tried to have a go at it, several designs..but since it's a really small area, there's not much that can be done. But I also realized that the NES in the current picture is technically wrong(!), the stripe doesn't go across it like that.

The background is recreated with a slight change on the fading. I had a go at the lettering too, because I found a nicer font, aligned it in line with the things below (Latest tabs, latest forum posts ect). These thing's most people won't think of but it's important to get positing right. Auri (bless her) (she's great at her music) did the font and and I know she said she's not a designer/artist. I spent 3 years at Art College but dropped out because I got into music more and I love my dog :)

I fully agree about align -

SpiderTemplarius

Music hunger

Location: Poland

Joined: Oct 22 2008

I fully agree about align - thanks to that layout would like even better. I'm not sure about tab part - right this site is more about tab than sheet music, but honestly - this deosnt bother me. Actually I have nothing against putting there tabs instead of notes, but you should make it bigger than your current proposition - now it looks more like text than tabs (characters are so small!) - try make those tabs a bit bigger (like current notes) so anyone who looks at logo could notice that this is really tab. And last thing that suits for me more in current logo - there is more contrast (maybe because of outline?) - it makes logo look clean (this is just my opinion).

http://uxmag.com/design/reali

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

http://uxmag.com/design/realism-in-ui-design

The new NES is more realistic, but doesn't as immediately represent the concept of "game music" to me

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Cool. This is like with any

LTRobson

"I saw a film today. Oh boy."

Location: England

Joined: Jan 15 2010

Cool.

This is like with any design proposition, whatever your experience, whatever you're ideas, it really comes down to what the client wants. Client in this case is Archard, so really, instead of mucking about when it could be a waste of time :) , I'll just wait till he visits and gives word on it. I agree if the tab was bigger (it does just look like text, but definitely not sheet music) it would have more uniqueness..

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SpiderTemplarius

Music hunger

Location: Poland

Joined: Oct 22 2008

auriplane said

http://uxmag.com/design/realism-in-ui-design

The new NES is more realistic, but doesn't as immediately represent the concept of "game music" to me

Have to agree - that's what I meant by calling current logo 'simple'. Too much details are breaking the 'Logo' concept - graphic sign that sould be easy to understand and remember, the more simple the better.

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LTRobson

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Location: England

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auriplane said

http://uxmag.com/design/realism-in-ui-design

The new NES is more realistic, but doesn't as immediately represent the concept of "game music" to me

Oh yeah, it's just keeping and not straying for the original.

SpiderTemplarius said

Have to agree - that's what I meant by calling current logo 'simple'. Too much details are breaking the 'Logo' concept - graphic sign that sould be easy to understand and remember, the more simple the better.

NESs are quite simple looking though, and that's a vector image like the current one.

- If you've got any better ideas than an NES..

Yeah, it's Archard's site,

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Yeah, it's Archard's site, and the decision is up to him--but that doesn't mean no one should give any input.

What I was trying to say with the link is yours is an actual NES, and it looks like someone removed the internals, inserted some printer guts, and is printing out something too small to see. (Also, the sheet needs a left margin.) The original logo is a slightly genericized game console, deliberately less photorealistic, outputting a representation of music. It represents game music.

IOW yours is more like a picture than a logo.

As for the text, that's a matter of aesthetics. I have no opinion on the text

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Vic9mm

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LTRobson said

How's this?

Preview in position:
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Banner:
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I really like that better then the one now looks real instead of cartoonish good job on that one LT. Maybe put in a few lines of tab on the sheet that would be even better.

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archard

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Location: Boston

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I appreciate the effort LT, but I agree with auri that it looks more like a picture than a logo. The logo has to be distinctive, and that's what the 'cartoony' logo we have now does.

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It was actually some real tab

LTRobson

"I saw a film today. Oh boy."

Location: England

Joined: Jan 15 2010

It was actually some real tab coming out of the NES there, taken from one of the top tabbers on the site. Hehe. I think they're both distinctive, where else can you see a picture of a NES printer..

Suppose the same image could be cartoonised* and the text bigger. Would you like that archard? I wouldn't mind the current NES myself, if only the stripe was going the right way.

I like it the way it is, I

Rick

Unusual

Joined: Apr 17 2007

I like it the way it is, I really like the cartoony feel, it's really laid back and exciting.

LT's design feels much more formal, and no offense to anyone, of course it's just my own personal opinion but I hate that font xD
I don't know why and I couldn't give you a reason, but it just does not sit well with me at all

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