Who wants to make a logo?

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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by Catbird » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:59 pm

I guess I'm confused. Are we talking about artwork for the top of the web page, or a logo like one might put on a hat, t-shirt, or business card?
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by Catbird » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:26 pm

CByrneIV wrote: ...simpler design for hats/tshirts/business cards.
That's what I was going for. A good logo needs to be recognizable even when small or at low resolutions. It should work well in black and white as well as color. It should reflect the core idea of your organization without necessarily being comprehensive. A still life picture with a computer, a loading press, and a copy of the constitution would look cool, but it wouldn't be iconic enough to communicate our identity at a glance.

I chose the 1911 because it is a favorite of most on the board as well as being easily recognizable as a gun even to non-gunny types. I imagined it with a fancier font, but I don't have Publisher or some other graphics program installed currently. The gun was traced directly off my computer screen. The lettering was sketched by hand.

The rectangle is proportioned with the golden ratio in order to be pleasing to the eye.
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by littleman77 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:50 pm

Some of y'all may recall the page header I did for GT, which didn't get used. Since I graduated, I no longer have access to PShop, but I still have the natives (*.psd V7.0) if someone else wants to manipulate them.

I also used Word to make a (sloppy) variation on the same theme in a more traditional logo format.
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by Combat Controller » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:30 pm

I like something a little more rainman.

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I like the idea of a logo, it can go on the shirts, which will get produced when I have time, unless someone else wants to.

Although I like Soup's whole British take on Red Dawn with the "Hedgehogs!" slogan...

Hedge pig with an AK?
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by Aglifter » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:43 pm

Hedgehog w. an AK does sound appealing...
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by 308Mike » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:33 am

Aglifter wrote:Hedgehog w. an AK does sound appealing...
What about a Honey Badger instead of a hedgehog?
The badgers have been named the most fearless animal[2] in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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The badger's ferocious reputation reflects its tendency to attack animals larger than itself; it is seldom preyed upon.
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Honey badgers are intelligent animals, and are one of few species capable of using tools.
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In a recent study (2009) undertaken by the magazine Scientific American it has been found that pound for pound the honey badger is the world's most fearsome land mammal as a result of its favourable claw to body ratio and aggressive behavioural tendencies.
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by Mud_Dog » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:09 am

308Mike wrote:
Aglifter wrote:Hedgehog w. an AK does sound appealing...
What about a Honey Badger instead of a hedgehog?
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by HTRN » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:11 am

Aglifter wrote:Hedgehog w. an AK does sound appealing...
Hmm, a hedgehog would work well with my previous suggestion of a "Minuteman"..


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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by Aglifter » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:52 am

It depends on attitude. For this forum, I think something as innocuous as a hedgehog, backed up w. serious ordinance is fairly appropriate - I realize we have members who have "BTDT", but they don't come off the same that the AR15, etc fellows do.

I support the honey badger, primarily from my own youthful experiences messing w. NA badgers, and LawDog's, very humorous, stories.
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Re: Who wants to make a logo?

Post by Precision » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:47 pm

How about a minute man badger holding a Kentucky Long rifle with a peaceful look of contentment on his face, looking into a mirror which reflects back the same badger in a minute man uniform, but his demeanor is a bit more intense and he is on rock and roll setting with an M-240 / RPK / PKM.

This shows both sides of our membership and our personality.

Alert and vigilant or intense and active when incensed.
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