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Icon Sugestions

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:35 pm

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This is a thread for all icon suggestions. I have moved all our current suggestions into this thread.
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Been using GIMP to process screenshots today. that is coming along very nicely

I tried using Gimp to work on a logo, but it is more image processor than drawing tool. So went to OpenOfficeDraw to draw a logo and it has very basic drawing ability. Did well enough drawing a 4 color quadranted circle then exported to Gimp for refining the logo.. not happy. I was wanting to add a black outline around the logo and the crossbars of the quadrants but Gimp doesn't have that tool. I suppose I could find a Gimp add-on that covers that or find ANOTHER freeware tool that can do that.

I googled about and found a pretty good online logo generator that I did this Mystic WiFi logo with. Screen capped the page, extracted the logo with paint then did a little cleanup with Gimp. I think it will take a bit of time to find just the right graphic that captures "mystical" and "geocaching". I would like to keep the Vistumbler feel to the text of the banner by using the same fonts you are using with Vistumbler.. will that be okay?

I am considering using shades of green as the color theme for the Mysticache page. I think that would be nice.


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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:37 pm

I've been messing around with some ideas

I wanted to emphasize the geo part, so I decided to use a globe with some gridlines
I also tried to incorporate the geocaching colors

I ended up using elements from the geocaching.com logo, but i'm not sure about using those
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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:51 pm

well looks good other than the "x-man" is tm'd and copyrighted by Groundspeak, the parent of Geocaching.com I kinda like this one Has the 4 colors and emulates the ranging circles in the compass
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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:52 pm

I can always go bac to that log generator site and try a few more.. ummm.. I think the lettering is a bit large, though. I could erase them and go something smaller pitch
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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:02 pm

I'll stay away from the x-man then. don't want to be messing with that

it doesn't scale well anyway

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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:22 pm

I like the arrows and circles. I messed with adding the arrows in (I thought the circles may be to much with my logo)
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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:28 pm

the nice thing about the arrows is they also scale well to 64x64 for the small icon

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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:12 pm

Oh! That works! Umm can you thicken the borgers of the quadrent squares and maybe go with darker shades of color? Just doesn't "POP"
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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:13 pm

Yea, it is difficult to tell the orange from the yellow... maybe place the orange and yellow quadrants diagonal across from eachother?
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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:56 pm

changed the colors around
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Re: Project Mysticache

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:00 pm

or this ...this makes it a round logo
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Re: Icon Sugestions

Post by ACalcutt » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:23 pm

Just wanted to post this so it doesn't get lost. Changed the background colors some
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Re: Icon Sugestions

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:42 pm

Yep Like the logo alot, as I had said... I still like My tagline suggestion "Finds Them All" . Geocachers do indeed want to find them all. We know we can't but we still have the urge.
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Re: Icon Sugestions

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:44 pm

Ummm how does the current logo scale down to browser icon scale?
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Re: Icon Sugestions

Post by ACalcutt » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:52 pm

website favicons are usually 16x16 pixels. The icon in the top left corner of the mysticache window is also 16x16.

I find getting down to that size and still representing something is difficult. In vistumbler I made a different icon for 16x16

this is what it would look like at 16x16
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Re: Icon Sugestions

Post by mysticvirgo67 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:02 am

Had to tell the outline of the dcircle on the first, so I vote the second.
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