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Post by Arbiter 617 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:47 pm

Hey everyone,

So part of the new renovations coming to Black Plasma Studios is an entire overhaul of the design. When I came up with the name years ago, I just googled for "black plasma" and found one of the first images. I've used it ever since.



However, I've always felt it was a beat cheap, and literally unoriginal. So I'm as the first part of the new BPS design, I want to focus on this logo.

One thing I noticed with popular logos is that nearly all of them can be drawn with just two colors, and often are simple shapes and lines:
http://designsphere.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2662264721_48198d9e77_b.jpg
The reasons for this are many. First of all, simple designs stay in the viewer's head better, and are more memorable. Also, recreating the design is easy to do almost anywhere.

So I started creating silhouettes- just black and white ideas of what the new logo might look like. Once I choose a logo we will get into coloring and placement of the text.

What I was going for what to create somewhat of the original shape of the plasma ball I've been using. I've been trying to have six different points in all my designs, since six is my lucky number and I just think it works well. None of these designs involve text, which is where I should probably look to next.

I'd like to hear feedback on these logos, and any ideas of other things to do. If you're a graphic designer, I'd love to SEE your ideas! I'm open for almost anything. I don't plan on sticking to this six-sided thing forever if I can't get a good look.

Also keep in mind I need this logo to look good even when it's very small, such as on the corner of a YouTube thumbnail.



Now I'm playing around with the color pallete a bit. See anything you like?



Now I'm playing with fonts, as well as some more color pallets. Here the logo is more of a placeholder, and I'm experimenting with the text and colors.



Played around a LOT more today. Literally I have sheets of paper just sprawled out across my floor of different ideas now.



Took one of those designs that I made earlier and worked it up a bit with different color ideas. Just throwing a bunch of colors side-by side for comparison!




After trying to get adjusted to this design for awhile, I'm very comfortable with the way it looks. I took the six rings off around the edge. However, I'm having a lot of mixed opinions between whether to use the dark purple or the teal. I made an image which shows the logo in context of the channel page for both colors.

Please tell me which you prefer!





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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by CordlessJet on Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:02 pm

I really like the last one on the second to last line! Very Happy
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Turretguy36 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:19 am

You know what could be cool? You could get a Halo: Reach model of a Mark VI Spartan, make him black everywhere, and have his hand palm up, with a ball of black plasma levitating above it.

So, the spartan itself could be a silhouette, and the plasma ball could even be giving off a light or something to make it stand out?
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Sgt Rorschach on Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:19 am

As far as designs go, here are the ones I like:
Column 4 Row 2
Column 4 Row 3
Column 3 Row 5

Although, to be perfectly honest, the ball of plasma has become our thing now. You've edited the original image, so its not like you did 0 work on it. If you still feel weird, I'd just edit the image some more until you feel that its become more of your creation than someone else's.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by AnimeFreak1540 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:54 pm

I don't know about anyone else but some of these look like there are flowers in some of these ideas. Besides that, they all look nice so its hart to choose.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Arbiter 617 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:48 pm

AnimeFreak1540 wrote:...some of these look like there are flowers...

Yeah I've been seeing those too and it's really irritating. xD

The good news is with color, and on top of another image, that flower effect will fade a bit. But I'm leaning towards the ones that don't have such a strong flower illusion.

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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Tassakahn on Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:17 pm

How about just having a purple square background and the black symbol? I personally think the white versions look best.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Loganawe on Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:55 pm

Some BPS logo concepts (I used the design I liked the most, I did not try the others). I think they look alright for the amount of time spent (I like the last 2 the most, first two are very similar).



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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Arbiter 617 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:06 am

Updated the list, includes new ideas!

Yeah Logan I like the glow effects! I'll definitely have to have a lot of fun with the effects once I get a design I'm happy with Smile

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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Ghost Omel on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:12 am

Im digging the Middle one in your last edit, though i would keep the original purple violet scheme, its a trademark of sorts.

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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Loganawe on Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:18 am

Updated stuff with what you did (Of my favorite), I think it looks the best with the text under and not beside.


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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Loganawe on Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:23 am

Also sorry for the size, but for some reason, I can post the images just fine, but when I try to change the size, it says I cannot post links for 7 days after registering. (With the insert an image)
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Post by Tassakahn on Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:57 am

Yeah that's a forumotion thing.
I really like those logo edits, particularly the first and second of your first set. So damn shiny.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Arbiter 617 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:20 pm

Logan which font are you using? I'd like to start comparing fonts as well.

I used to use Calibri, but for these I'm using Gills San, condensed for BLACK PLASMA and default for STUDIOS. Neither are bold.

Also I made a version of the newest logo with glow and stuff. Razz

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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Loganawe on Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:26 pm

For the "Black Plasma" text I am using a font called Bebas Neue Regular, it is free you can just search it up, it is one of my favorite fonts. For "Studios" I am using "Antonio Regular" (on the regular setting). Also if you use photoshop I set the text ot sharp.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Loganawe on Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:28 pm

Also for the new things you posted, I like the one with glow quite a bit but it looks a bit grainy when I open it up.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Arbiter 617 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:00 pm

I like the Bebas Neue.

And yeah don't worry about the quality yet. I'm jumping the file around between software changing colors, cropping, effects, etc. I'm just trying to get a feel for it in low res.

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Post by Andrew Jones on Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:35 pm

Arby heres what i got for ya. You have tryed some out and posted them. Now on the selection you showed us on wednesday we could see a few of your ideas and without a doubt i think the logo with black background and a glow around it makes a nice effect and it makes the logo have a warm feeling, makes it stand out almost.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Arbiter 617 on Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:57 pm

Updated the original post, this should be the last update.

It's a battle between teal and purple now: WHICH DO YOU PREFER?

Also Bebas Nueue or whatever it was called isn't available in Vegas or Word by default I don't think. What I like about Gill Sans is that it's in Word, Vegas, AE, and most other places. So it's easier to recreate the feel.

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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Ghost Omel on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:09 pm

I vote for Purple

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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by BIZaGoten on Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:43 pm

Teal. I like the teal one a lot.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Arbiter 617 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:44 pm

Ahh it's literally been like 50-50 now.

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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by Tassakahn on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:13 pm

The teal one is nice. As long as it's not neon pink, it's all good.
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by GuyHigh on Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:40 pm

I like the purple, but maybe a brighter shade?
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Re: New BPS Logo Ideas

Post by AnimeFreak1540 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:23 am

Either is nice but if it stays 50-50 then there could be a nice way to combine the 2 colours.
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