New Ogre logo proposal :)

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New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby miki3d » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:31 am

Please do not intend it as a provocation, this is just a wip logo proposal for the new ogre version :)

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I really would love to use this minimal version on our game splash screen but I really don't know if I'm "free" :)

I mean, actual logo is a bit "outdated" for my feels and I think that a re-design could be good at least for the ogre 2.x version.

Maybe I need to talk with the actual logo designer? Are you there? :D

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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby al2950 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:30 pm

I like the idea of a bit of re branding for Ogre 2.x. I would almost go as far as to say we should have a new logo and some form of splash screen animation :D
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby xrgo » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:17 pm

I was thinking the same lately... current overall image (logo, website, forum, etc) feels really 2005, makes people think that ogre is dead
hopefully when 2.1 is ready it comes with a new image =), why not start working right now!
and the sinbad 3D model should get a revamp too.. new textures, materials, pbs, etc
I am very busy these days but I have the intention to contribute in these things =)
I like your logo proposal! can you post the psd/ai or whatever to see if I can make some modifications
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby miki3d » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:36 pm

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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby Zonder » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:06 am

I agree with the logo very dated and a re-brand is a good idea for v2.

I like the minimalistic idea as it also allows a user to customize the logo colour scheme. Maybe best to keep to a simple palette b/w and about 3 colours tops. But I am no designer so take my advice with a pinch of salt :lol:
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby dark_sylinc » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:10 pm

The logo looks nice and modern. The biggest problem I see is adjusting the whole main website (colours, pictures, layouts...). It's a behemoth with lots of historical content nobody wants to touch (or has the time).
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby N0vember » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:39 pm

For my taste it's fucking perfect !
You nailed it.
I agree that the appearance of Ogre is bad, among other things that could be streamlined.
Only thing is, now we would like Ogre itself to be as lightweight and minimalistic as your new logo :) (Strip down, strip down, strip down !)
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby dark_sylinc » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:27 pm

N0vember wrote:Only thing is, now we would like Ogre itself to be as lightweight and minimalistic as your new logo :) (Strip down, strip down, strip down !)

What is it with the obsession with stripping down? Ogre 2.1 had a lot of stuff stripped when compared to 1.x.
Trying to remove more causes more issues than gains in terms of maintenance (supporting all "module" combinations), performance (there's a price to pay for modularity), compatibility (missing module requirement = non-working app; specially when it comes to legacy apps).
Yes, there's still pieces that need large refactors (handling of resources, textures)

I'm a lightweight obsessed, but I'm afraid there's not much more to strip from Ogre. Would I like to make a thinner rendering library ala bgfx? Probably yes. But that library would only suit my own needs and break any kind of compatibility with existing Ogre applications; which is what happens when you strip down too much.
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby Pazns » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:36 pm

I like your abstraction of the ogre :)
Ogre 2.0 seems to be a good time for this kind of logo refresh.

However, why not try to keep some part of the old design, like colors, or at least remind it in a way ?
It's part of Ogre history afterall, and some of it should be (in my opinion) conserved, for legacy purpose.
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby shadowfeign » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:21 pm

I think the head inside the 'o' needs to be a bit larger. As it reads now, its a bit difficult to read it as part of the word. I'd say make the frame of the o with the side of the face and top of head, and let the ears and side of jaw break the frame a bit.
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby miki3d » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:28 pm

I'll try it!

Feel free to modify it and propose alternatives/colours...the file is up :)
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby Firefly74 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:19 pm

Hey, i made some changes:
-wider ears,
-and tried to add the ear ring ( not easy to get an effect that doesn't looks bad )

I think it's add more refs from original logo. I'm far to be an artist so ears aren't perfectly similar ( not used to the software )
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby mrmclovin » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:24 pm

Really nice initiative! That logo looks great and definitely more 2015! I like the idea of re-branding ogre a bit.

I personally like the one without the ring, and when there's more black padding!
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby freegodsoul » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:39 am

I really Like IT! =))
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby Pazns » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:11 am

@miki3d :
By the way, what is the font you used ? Is it open ?

Minimalistic yet strong feel with it.
Also, squares.
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby miki3d » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:19 pm

Pazns wrote:@miki3d :
By the way, what is the font you used ? Is it open ?

Minimalistic yet strong feel with it.
Also, squares.


http://www.dafont.com/forced-square.font :)
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby Pazns » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:20 am

Ah, nice, Creative Commons BY-ND 3.0 .
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby xrgo » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:17 am

another idea, not sure if I like this one or the very first one (without the earring)
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby EricB » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:00 pm

My opinion will probably be the minority on this, but I find both proposed logos boring, bland, and too retro-mainstream-hipster. None of which is good IMO.

I don't see what's "wrong" with the current logo. It's unique, the color schemes work and they're uncommon. Where as to be honest, both proposed logos look fairly similar to other logos I've seen. (Just can't remember the names of the companies, certainly clothing or gaming related.)


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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby Crystal Hammer » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:05 pm

Haha. Finally someone I agree with, in this topic. :mrgreen:
I think the same way as bronzebeard. Don't want to discourage your efforts but, for me the new logos just look too basic/simple and done in few minutes.
(Reminds me of the new Windows 8 and VS 2013 style, coz you know, what for do we have 16M colors, when we can still sell 2 color vector graphic).
I also like the old logo much more and find it very good.
BTW, shouldn't there be more focus on actually developing Ogre 2.1 if possible? And not on making a logo for something which is like halfway done. I'm being realistic (from my POV) and it's just like my opinion OFC. :?
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby hymerman » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:18 pm

I really like your logo, miki3d! I totally agree, the current logo looks very old-school. I'd hesitate to put it on a splash screen as it looks today. Your second version is great too.

It kind of reminds me of the Rust logo (the game, not the language).
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby kariem2k » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:11 pm

Maybe a PB-Rendered looking Ogre. Instead of a Cell Shaded one.
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby hebdemnobad » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:09 am

miki3d wrote:Please do not intend it as a provocation, this is just a wip logo proposal for the new ogre version :)

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I really would love to use this minimal version on our game splash screen but I really don't know if I'm "free" :)

I mean, actual logo is a bit "outdated" for my feels and I think that a re-design could be good at least for the ogre 2.x version.

Maybe I need to talk with the actual logo designer? Are you there? :D

Tnx

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I'd like your design on t-shirts!
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby cbibejs » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:23 pm

I also like miki3d 's logo.
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Re: New Ogre logo proposal :)

Postby spacegaier » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:55 am

I am with bronzebeard and CrystalHammer. The old one is easily recognizable and stands out. I'd hate to loose that just for trying to be "hip" instead of true to the legacy.
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