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Author:  Nard [ Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Manaplus Icon

After a first trial which looked more as a flag:
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I propose this one:
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Author:  WildX [ Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

Looks more like a cross than a "plus" symbol.

Author:  Nard [ Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

I isa crusade cross intended to symbolize bith role play and the "+"
M is a gothic font for the same purpose..

Author:  Reid [ Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

To resume what I said on IRC before and while Nard was present:
- The overall work is a on a great quality, nice job
- The gothic/crusade style is maybe not what represent evol the best
- We need something which could work for both tmw, evol and other servers/forks
- We need to concept the logo in first time before to draw a concrete one

Author:  Nard [ Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

New version:
  • Changed the cross to a + in the same font
  • Add a bit luminosity to the red
  • removed lens effect
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Reid wrote:
We need to concept the logo in first time before to draw a concrete one



Here are the specifications I tried to follow:
  • Suggest the ManaPlus name, At least as good as the previous one did.
  • Stay compatible with various servers.
  • icon/Logo must stay simple.
  • must be rescalable.
  • suggests role play/fantasy if possible (thus the gothic font)
  • A round global shape to suggest a world.
The metallic frame is a wink to mac-ish icons and mac is with, xerox workstation, the first platform designed for the user. Mana plus often fits the first editions of apple guidelines.
I had first the idea to draw a virtual world map such as TMW's one (or just Argae's) but they don't rescale well or . I finally chose the first evol outside map because it fits the specs and the shape suggests a tree or even a mob. I don't think that this choice makes the link between manaplus and evol appear more important than it is. The best would be that reasonable TMW leaders give their opinion about it. ;)

In my opinion, the ManaPlus name makes the link between the mana "family" of worlds, dead or alive, and also with it's origins (mana). It is difficult to make much more.

The svg file is available to evol contributors here: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2b
refs:
http://robert-pfeffer.net/schriftarten/ ... index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Libertine (Linux Biolinum might be a good alternative)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_softw ... _typefaces, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ty ... code_fonts .

Author:  WildX [ Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

Better! I still don't like the "m" covering the tree. Maybe it should be covering only the roots or something.

Author:  Nard [ Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

WildX wrote:
Better! I still don't like the "m" covering the tree. Maybe it should be covering only the roots or something.

I have no satisfying solution to this point. "M" and "+" must be big enough to catch the eye at small size. Tree is decor only.

Edit:
Other propositions after Wushin suggestions:
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svg file: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2e
Celtic font: http://fr.fonts2u.com/celtic-plain001001.police

Author:  Nard [ Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

After some comments, another one. (not sure if I understood well).
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I had also this one :lol: :
Quote:
[...]M look like ass

I must admit it is true alt27 (I thought to weeping willow and a greek "phi").
edit.: I tried to edit the bottom :P, but it leaded to unwanted advertizing for a well known hamburger distributor :/
Link to svg file: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2f

Author:  WildX [ Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

It's getting much better! I prefer dark orange for the "+", and perhaps playing around with different fonts could be good too, but I like it overall :)

Author:  Nard [ Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Manaplus Icon

Another one with fantasy font which avoids the confusion with letters ะค (cyrillic and greek). the M letter is nice but would require a higher saturation at small size.
The overall balance between text and image is changed. :/ Changed the frame to a brassy one.
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svg file: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2g
wishMF font: http://fr.fonts2u.com/wishmf.police

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