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E&Cplus3



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Maritime Mega logo/coin design Reply with quote

Edit: the organizing committee liked my own design, so I'm no longer looking for a designer.

Critiques and comments are still welcome!
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fox-and-the-hound



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what you're describing, Gridlox might be the one you're looking for. Don't know if he's on these forums so you might want to look him up. Does some great stuff along these lines.
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E&Cplus3



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife urged me to give it a go myself. Here's what I came up with:


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Tank Hounds



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is VERY cute!!! (and you know that it would make a good pathtag as well as a coin! lol)
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fox-and-the-hound



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks good, but I'd play around with a couple things... Try adding a thicker ring to the outside or moving the text closer in a bit. You're getting a lot of visual stress-points in places like the center of the E where it's not quite touching, but not quite not. Does that make sense? You'll probably have to redraw the As a bit because their x-height elments are so low, but I think it would be worth it. If this sounds like gibberish, just say so and I'll try and show you what I mean. Very Happy
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E&Cplus3



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fox-and-the-hound wrote:
It looks good, but I'd play around with a couple things... Try adding a thicker ring to the outside or moving the text closer in a bit. You're getting a lot of visual stress-points in places like the center of the E where it's not quite touching, but not quite not. Does that make sense? You'll probably have to redraw the As a bit because their x-height elments are so low, but I think it would be worth it. If this sounds like gibberish, just say so and I'll try and show you what I mean. Very Happy


Not quite gibberish, but close! Very Happy
I figure you are talking about how low the crossbar on the A is and I should edit the letter to raise it up to at least match that middle bar on the E and G. Is this what you mean?

I tried your other suggestions and came up with a few variations:

#1: circle thickened to match text thickness. 'A's edited to bring crossbar up.


#2: text completely outside


#3: text brought in considerably -- leaves the 'busy' areas at the tops of the letters instead of the middle.


#4: text completely inside.

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fox-and-the-hound



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got it - lol - that is what I meant. I like 3 and 4 (4 a bit more) and you could also do something like this, but would need to find a better solution for the year...


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crazybear and honey



Joined: 03 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Design. Looks extrem cool.

Hope i can get one Laughing

Greating René
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RedShoesGirl



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fox-and-the-hound wrote:
You got it - lol - that is what I meant. I like 3 and 4 (4 a bit more) and you could also do something like this, but would need to find a better solution for the year...



i am only seeing little boxes with question marks in them. no art.

rsg
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MustangJoni



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you get the lettering to fit inside the blue ring? Or would it be too small?

I really like this design!
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ATMouse



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Lobster is cute...but he really needs a couple of bitty legs added. He seems kinda creepy to me without them
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Tooey



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ATMouse wrote:
Your Lobster is cute...but he really needs a couple of bitty legs added. He seems kinda creepy to me without them


I really like the simplicity of this coin and the use of bold colours, but I agree with ATMouse the missing limbs are a bit creepy.
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