[Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

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Which logo do you prefer?

Poll ended at May 26th, 2013, 4:36 pm

Wasteland 2 logo version 1 - inXile's first take
30
5%
Wasteland 2 logo version 2 - inXile's second take
145
22%
Wasteland 2 logo version 3 - inXile's third take
278
43%
Wasteland 2 logo version 4 - submitted by Francisco Manuel Ferreiro
68
10%
Wasteland 2 logo version 5 - submitted by Evan Meichtry
133
20%
 
Total votes: 654

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Elerond » May 1st, 2013, 7:28 am

paradox-fi wrote:Another pick'n'mix version:

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Original second version, with centralized ranger badge and added space between D and 2. The badge should be visible between the letters, but due to my laziness and inaptitude in image editing, that'll do for now.
I like this a lot

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by TΛPETRVE » May 1st, 2013, 7:29 am

Is the angular typography from the original logo available as a font?
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by paradox-fi » May 1st, 2013, 8:59 am

TΛPETRVE wrote:Is the angular typography from the original logo available as a font?
I call it the Top Gun font, but apparently its official name is "ITC Machine" (or a very similar font goes by that name). You'll find it by googling the name.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by clippedwolf » May 2nd, 2013, 8:29 am

If it is the typography that is helping 3 to win, I say redo the typography in 2, 4, and 5 and do a recount.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by TΛPETRVE » May 2nd, 2013, 9:04 am

clippedwolf wrote:If it is the typography that is helping 3 to win, I say redo the typography in 2, 4, and 5 and do a recount.
This.
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Andux » May 2nd, 2013, 6:37 pm

Whipped this up in Blender:

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I still need to add all the little dings, dents, and details to the badge.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by namelessxx » May 3rd, 2013, 12:52 am

clippedwolf wrote:If it is the typography that is helping 3 to win, I say redo the typography in 2, 4, and 5 and do a recount.
id vote for #5 if it was tastefully done this way.
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by ButchinMelancholy » May 3rd, 2013, 2:30 am

Andux wrote:Whipped this up in Blender:

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I still need to add all the little dings, dents, and details to the badge.
I like it. :)
And the simple style, not too much trying (just having the right tone right away), is part of it, so I would recommend to keep the details subtle. ;)
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Ekaros » May 3rd, 2013, 5:26 am

Andux wrote:Whipped this up in Blender:

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I still need to add all the little dings, dents, and details to the badge.
The star could use something. But I would lose the shading for letters and try to find some different colour... I'm not sure it needs any special texture...

But I do like it more than others we have had...

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Andux » May 3rd, 2013, 6:45 pm

Started adding detail to the badge - text, milled edges, and a couple bends and scratches on the outer ring. I did three renders with different settings:

Ortho view with 3D text:
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Ortho view with flat text:
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Perspective view:
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I'm planning on adding a bullet impact just above the N [in WASTELAND], once I get the effect to look right; after that, I'll start adding detail to the star - maybe flatten it out a bit.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by ButchinMelancholy » May 4th, 2013, 7:28 am

Andux wrote:Started adding detail to the badge - text, milled edges, and a couple bends and scratches on the outer ring. I did three renders with different settings:

Ortho view with 3D text:
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Ortho view with flat text:
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Perspective view:
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I'm planning on adding a bullet impact just above the N [in WASTELAND], once I get the effect to look right; after that, I'll start adding detail to the star - maybe flatten it out a bit.
Nice additions. :)
Instinctively, I would have chosen the third one, but I hesitate with the first one now. :P

The design is very clean but somehow its severity gives it a pretty deep character in my opinion (and somewhat old school too, feels "classic" :mrgreen: ). It's growing on me I must say. ;)
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Zombra » May 4th, 2013, 10:13 am

Andux, suggest more of a drop shadow around the letters. The N of WASTELAND blends right into the badge. It's hard to see.
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Andux » May 4th, 2013, 5:21 pm

Zombra wrote:Andux, suggest more of a drop shadow around the letters. The N of WASTELAND blends right into the badge. It's hard to see.
Yeah, I probably need to work on the lighting a bit more. For now, I've added a little bit of a dark border around the letters.

Ortho:
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Perspective:
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"Loading - Please Wait":
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Andux » May 7th, 2013, 5:17 pm

And here's the almost-certainly-final-ish version:

Ortho:
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Perspective:
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Thanks for the feedback, guys.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by ButchinMelancholy » May 8th, 2013, 5:56 am

I think it's nice to have kept it simple, but now I feel like the name could still use something...
Not very helpful that I have no precise idea about that, but perhaps some subtle noise or material effect, or a slightly more personnalized typo... I know it shouldn't be sophisticated because that's its very straight simplicity that makes it what it is, but I don't know, I feel there's a little something lacking yet...
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Andux » May 8th, 2013, 7:37 pm

Hmm... maybe a gradient effect?

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Harry Potter and the Half-Tone Prints:
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Actually, that last render has an interesting sort of Indiana Jones vibe going for it.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by TheBearPaw » May 10th, 2013, 1:46 am

Nr. 2's font speaks wasteland desert, 'nuff said.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Andux » May 12th, 2013, 10:09 pm

Variations on a box design:
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I used one of the official wallpapers for the background, and in Blender as an emitter object to help light the logo in a way that more closely matches the scene.
TheBearPaw wrote:Nr. 2's font speaks wasteland desert, 'nuff said.
I think they used Haettenschweiler for that one.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by itchimus » May 14th, 2013, 3:20 am

Number 3 is the only viable option from the given choices, and for but one reason: it establishes its own personality.

Wasteland 2's story, if the concept art and demo video are anything to go by, focuses on the mutant plants emerging from the Ag Centre. The plants represent a different kind of wasteland. The logo must respect this, because it is the front for a game which is much more than a re-hashed sequel. The red 2's need to go. Nothing says, "Hi, I'm a sequel!" more than a big fat red 2.

There's nothing really wrong with the other logo suggestions, of course...if they were suggestions for Wasteland 1. They are detailed, pretty, and they would be excellent designs for a WL1 logo. But not so for WL2.

tl;dr #3 hearkens to the original whilst establishing its own personality.

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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by metzger » May 14th, 2013, 4:13 am

I like nr. 3 the most, uncluttered and to the point, although I'd shift the background to spread the lighting more evenly across the typeface. As it is now, the 'W' and '2' seem to fade off, making the logo look a bit distorted. Also, I really like the colour palette on nr. 5.

Anyway, my take on it (click the image to enlarge):

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When I think wasteland, sand, dirt and gritty stuff come to mind, hence the color and theme.

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