Brands and Logos General Discussion

Developing the brands and logos in the game world

Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Golden Girl » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:50 pm

The only slight change I'd suggest is to give the elephant a 4th leg :P
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Blaze Rocker » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:39 pm

Good eyes. 8-)
You're really gonna want that cowbell. :P
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Rigger » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:44 pm

Golden Girl wrote:The only slight change I'd suggest is to give the elephant a 4th leg :P

Honestly, I left it out because I thought four legs all crammed together wouldn't look good. Turns out it's not bad. Here you go! :)
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And I also made a yogurt logo.
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Blaze Rocker » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:08 am

So, as bovines were a favorite species of character for me to make in CoH the name "Cash Cow" inevitably popped into my head. I had to search back to pages 52-50 to find businesses that might use that name: casinos and cash advance operations, or possibly even lottery scratch-off tickets. Unless GG or Thazager have their hearts set on it, the top artwork for CreekCasino.png on page 52 looks like you're staring almost directly into the open mouth of a mooing bull as the dark blue "Nike" swooshes resemble horns. If you ever thought of retasking it, it could work.
I've gone all the way back to page 38 and nothing has caught my eye for possible retasking. If you like the name feel free to use it as you see fit. If not, don't worry about it. It's just an idea.
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Rigger » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:45 pm

Blaze Rocker wrote:I've gone all the way back to page 38 and nothing has caught my eye for possible retasking. If you like the name feel free to use it as you see fit. If not, don't worry about it. It's just an idea.

I was on vacation with a bunch of friends, and we all agreed that Cash Cow was a great name for scratch-off lottery tickets. It's too good an idea, in fact, to just re-purpose another design concept for it, so let me noodle around with some ideas for a while to do it justice.
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Blaze Rocker » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:49 pm

Thanks for the consideration. Problem is that it's: A. not an original idea and B. probably already been used at least once for scratch-off lottery tickets somewhere. I just listed scratch-off tickets as an example.
A quick web search reveals that it's already been used on slot machines. If it is going to be for gambling then it has to be for a casino, as a Bing search did not reveal a casino with that name.
The only other thing I can think of that might use that name would be a themed savings program or account at a bank, savings & loan or credit union. That's as far as logos go.

Now ... outside of logos it would actually make a good name for a bovine villain, corporate-sponsored hero or a mascot character for a financial institution --- as-in

"Come on down to 'Price Redding's S&L' for our SUPER SAVER DAYS and have your picture taken with The Cash Cow when you open a SUPER SAVER account. Free chocolate milk boxes and Cash Cow piggy-banks for the kids." 8-)

I've never truly considered making such a character until now, but I'm up for it if somebody asked me to for one purpose or another. I have ideas that actually could be put together to serve such a character quite well if GG or Thazager ever had the desire for one. - As Lucius Fox said: "I think I have just the thing."
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Rigger » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:03 am

I'm moving! So I've been packing up for the past few weeks, and I'm only available for sporadic noodling.

Sunrise Solar: At first I thought of this outfit as kind of a scrappy underdog in the electric utility market; as an upstart company who needs superheroic help fending off aggressive power companies who don't like Sunrise chipping away at their profits.

But maybe it would be a more interesting story if Sunrise were made up of zealous idealogues who hire local thugs to bomb generators and transformers, so that the public gets frustrated with power outages and switches to solar. I consider them a low-level threat.
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I made the following, and its shape suggested a beaker to me, so I did that too. Frankly, I like the original more than I like the beaker version. And don't we already have like a dozen chemical companies? We really don't need another.
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Sphox: I have no idea what they do.
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Rigger » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:15 am

This one's slightly weird. A friend requested an emblem for an insectoid alien race for a project he was working on, but the project has since been abandoned, and these emblems are going to waste. I don't suppose we're going to have an insectoid alien invasion?
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And Helios. This was the original version of Sunrise Solar, but it looked too jaunty for a utility company to me. I like it, but I don't know what to do with it. Suggestions welcome.
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Golden Girl » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:15 pm

We don have some insectoid aliens in our lore, but that symbol doesn't have to be just for them - there are few other groups it could be suitable for.
It actually looks a little bit like one group's symbol that we've already sketched out, but not enough that they'd be confused with each other.
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Re: Brands and Logos General Discussion

Unread postby Rigger » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:26 am

Golden Girl wrote:We don have some insectoid aliens in our lore, but that symbol doesn't have to be just for them - there are few other groups it could be suitable for.

Excellent. Let me know if it needs customization later.

Meantime:

A couple of water-themed resaurants. Bluefish and Hollyn are both meant to be swank restaurants on the waterfront in Crimson Cove, but they can be modified to fit elsewhere.
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I was surprised to learn that LAX, O'Hare, and LaGuardia all have flight schools right next to them, since flying general aviation planes in Class B airspace is so very, very inadvisable. But there they are! So I made a flight school logo to put by the airport.
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And a couple of appliance manufacturers. Gindo billboards will advertise air conditioners, fans, space heaters, vacuums, and stuff like that. They're like LG.
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Honing is more like Kitchenaid. They advertise things like dishwashers, mixers, microwaves, and toaster ovens.
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