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Logos

Posted: June 4th, 2012, 11:17 am
by Nick
Someone had mentioned making a new logo on the Minnescraper Facebook page, if anyone has any ideas feel free to post them here. The one we have now may/may not be heavily based on a logo from a few years ago, and we may want to get a new one up as soon as we can.

Re: Logos

Posted: June 4th, 2012, 1:46 pm
by theroose
That was me. Idea input would be greatly appreciated. I have a bunch of ideas myself, but the more input the better. I was planning on doing it over my 3 week summer break from classes in a couple weeks.

Re: Logos

Posted: June 5th, 2012, 1:43 pm
by 4-d
I think something involving the 3 gentlemen in the skyline would be appreciated, also a water feature.

Re: Logos

Posted: June 5th, 2012, 8:35 pm
by Chef
I don't have any logo ideas but I do have a large number of photos of the Twin Cities. If the Admins of this site want to use them in any way related to UrbanMSP they are free to do so. They are on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40863599@N05/

I am really happy this place exists, the Twin Cities need a site like this.

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 1:02 pm
by theroose
Here is a quick draft I came up with last night...colors and stuff can easily be changed...
urbanmsplogo1.jpg

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 5:07 pm
by dmdhashw
I think we have a winner, folks. Though it would be nice if it incorporated something from St. Paul. You can't have msp without the sp...

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 5:21 pm
by Nick
That shade of red looks great with the blue! I do kinda like the way it trails off with the bridge but I guess it would make sense to include St. Paul. Probably the Capitol and two other buildings?

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 5:26 pm
by theroose
That is exactly what I was thinking last night when putting this together, its needs St.Paul in there too. Ill get some more work in on it tonight and post a revised tomorrow. I just wanted to get this one up and see what reactions I got as far as the feel of the logo. Thanks for the input guys!!!

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 6:06 pm
by Shawn
Wasn't expecting someone to nail it right away but that is great! Just a suggestion, but make sure you test it at significantly smaller size so the lower text, in red, is still readable when we shrink it down to logo size. Besides that, I would be happy to get it uploaded as soon as you have something done tonight or tomorrow. We can always tweak it from there if changes need to be made but that will give you the opportunity to see what it looks like when it's live.

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 6:08 pm
by Shawn
mockup2.jpg
mockup1.jpg

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 6:11 pm
by Nick
Shawn you probably have Photoshop right? If he does a PNG file (or whatever that thing is where you don't need a background), I wonder if we could screengrab the background from the website template and plop the logo on top? That would look nice

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 6:15 pm
by Shawn
Nick wrote:Shawn you probably have Photoshop right? If he does a PNG file (or whatever that thing is where you don't need a background), I wonder if we could screengrab the background from the website template and plop the logo on top? That would look nice
Yessir we could probably do that

Re: Logos

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 7:01 pm
by theroose
Whatever you guys need just let me know. I have Photoshop, Illustrator, and all the other Adobe programs...I just adjusted that bottom font and resized a PNG image to a 400 pixel width with a transparent background so I cam PM it to you Shawn...

Re: Logos

Posted: June 7th, 2012, 3:25 pm
by theroose
Some of the updated logos I came up with last night. Not real sure how much I like them but I think they will work for now...

Re: Logos

Posted: June 7th, 2012, 3:59 pm
by Tyler
What about Bloomington? Maybe the Hilton off 494?

Seriously though, I think the logo sans St Paul it pretty rad. :duck:

Re: Logos

Posted: June 7th, 2012, 4:36 pm
by Shawn
Alright...suggestions? How is it looking?

Re: Logos

Posted: June 8th, 2012, 11:52 am
by 4-d
How's it looking?

How's "bitchin'" for an answer? Yes, "bitchin'" A common phrase use to express bas-assery that became popular in the mid-90's.

Re: Logos

Posted: June 8th, 2012, 12:28 pm
by mplsjaromir
4-d wrote:How's it looking?

How's "bitchin'" for an answer? Yes, "bitchin'" A common phrase use to express bas-assery that became popular in the mid-90's.

Is that related to the sculptural technique known as bas-relief that became popular in antiquity? :D