Logos & Designs

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby wammie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:07 pm

metis wrote:isn't' that a solar panel shed? can you paint that?

yes, any color scheme will be similar to *something* , but for a local group unaffiliated with the local university it seems in poor taste. if we *were* affiliated....


OK guys, Paul has a bikeshed opinion at this time, so here's a CLASSY, MODERN RED BADGE that fits with the current scheme without much more fuss. I can do redo the favicon as well, but perhaps not until I'm back from vacation.

And don't anyone say it's too much like the Dodge brand. :lol:

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby metis » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:09 pm

they have that now... it's a *little* pricey....

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby metis » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:40 pm

ooh i like that. very big red buttony.

i assume the dithering is compression artifacts.

the basic logo is an eps right?

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby Theo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:04 pm

metis wrote:i assume the dithering is compression artifacts.
Yep. Lossy JPEG format.

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby wammie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:30 pm

metis wrote:ooh i like that. very big red buttony.

i assume the dithering is compression artifacts.

the basic logo is an eps right?


Yes, artifacts. For web graphics, I aim at keeping them to 20 kbs in size. I can do an EPS too. Here is the same kind of thing, but centralized highlighting:

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby paulsobczak » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:34 am

Theo wrote:Only if you use solar paint. :P


Wait a minute what's solar paint?

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby Theo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:57 am

paulsobczak wrote:Wait a minute what's solar paint?

Well, I meant it as a joke, but check out this article. 8-)
(more here and here)

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby metis » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:21 am

there's some multi layered spray applications that appear to be viable as well, including one that is effectively clear to visible light. they're in the tens of thousands of dollars a gallon at the moment as they're in r&d, but more or less, you put down a first layer, tie in a connection, put down a second layer, then a third with a connection, and a top coat, and the dented up geometro or whatever is now a solar cel with decent (although not ultra high efficiency) power production, and the ability to be dented and have a crack in part of the paint and not loose everything. one group was starting to look at self healing films, to further improve durability.

is the logo available in a vector format? i'd like to get it into autocad or inventor to play with some solids stuff.

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby wammie » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:27 am

metis wrote:is the logo available in a vector format? i'd like to get it into autocad or inventor to play with some solids stuff.


Metis, I'll mail you a b/w logo in EPS format. You can color it or whatever. I think I have your email.

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Re: Logos & Designs

Postby metis » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:55 am

shiny!


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