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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    All the artwork I have seen on these forums is great, but, (you knew that was coming right) you will need a 32 x 32 bitmap or icon to use as the icon for the application.

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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    Hi Eric and welcome to TalkGraphics.

    I alluded to the need for an application icon earlier in the thread. From a design standpoint, therefore, whatever Grace decides on will need to be reproducible at small sizes.

    Actually, we will need several different sizes for icons because Windows 7, XP, 8 and so on use different sizes, and you can actually change the size of Desktop icons. 32 32, 48 48, 96 96, and up to 256 square I believe.

    I'd have to ask Grace how this is implemented, but yes, this issue should be on our To Do List.

    My Best,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    Gary your toggle switch inspired me. I created a stylized version of the switch and played with some different ways to integrate it with the letters and some ways to use it as an icon
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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    @Frances—

    I think rotating it slightly helps, gains interest.

    I don't feel it's visually integrated with the text yet, though, sorry!

    Make the text the hero, or make the switch, but not both, because then they fight with each other for visual importance.

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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    Ok I made the text the hero in this one and I placed the switch in the centre of the X to represent toggling Xara registry keys.
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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    The toggle thing is growing on me.. Good one Angelize..!

    I borrowed from your idea of clipping the a with the X.. Hope you don't mind.

    I, as you can see, am still stuck on the gear thing.

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    Showed the various Window Icon sizes sizes as well as some different bg colors etc.


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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    Hi chasventre, welcome to TalkGraphics, and thanks for your thoughtful submission.

    It would be good if you went back to post #12 and read through some of the criteria for a good logo. You have good ideas: strong, yes, a tool that can edit the Registry without blowing up your computer is indeed a potent tool.

    But I'd ask you to take a look at some of the recent submissions, forget about the horse, and just think about how to graphically convey the name, or the tool's purpose, or both, with an economy of shapes. Look at the Apple logo, for example. It's pretty darned striking but beautifully simple and part of the beauty is its simplicity.

    We'll need something that works well in one color and different sizes.

    I'd love to see a post here that describes what they'd like to do in words, in text, no drawing.

    How would that be for a challenge? If you can describe an idea with words, how much harder is it then to draw it?

    I'm just suggesting an exercise here that will force you to think about the concept of the logo before drawing it.



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    Thanks Gary,

    Took your advice and added words that might work for registry tool logo are;
    1. strong
      precise
      confidence
      bold
      trustworthy
      keys to the castle
      penetrate
      multifunctional
      guards
      guided
      dependable
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    Default Re: Design a Logo for XaRT

    I think there could be something, Larry, with on/off lights above the name, or little DIP switches, you know like you had to set on the motherboards?

    -g

 

 

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