[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 Psartryn » April 28th, 2013, 6:13 pm

Is this going to go out as a kickstarter update? it doesn't seem like most people know to vote.

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

Post by Yutty » April 28th, 2013, 6:51 pm

I voted for #3 but it seems to be missing something. I like the vibe of the overgrowth perhaps have vines in the background wrapping around the rangers badge or letters.

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

Post by namelessxx » April 28th, 2013, 10:47 pm

Infinitron wrote:Image
:lol: that would be.....interesting on a shirt.

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see all it needed was a little crop :P
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by clippedwolf » April 29th, 2013, 12:35 am

I liked 2 and 4 the most. And I voted for one.

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

Post by DwarvenFood » April 29th, 2013, 3:59 am

Voted #5, although #2 looks nice as well.

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Post by Suen » April 29th, 2013, 6:59 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.
This, together with the 3 (in red), are my favorites.

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

Post by ButchinMelancholy » April 29th, 2013, 8:31 am

I must say that as a whole, Wallin's artwork would make for a perfect box cover, and I assumed it would be use to that end.
But when it comes to the logo itself, I stand by my choice which is the original #2 or the above paradox-fi's remix.

So, my question is, what exactly is aiming that poll to determine? Is it the choice for a standard logo, regardless of the box design, as I imagine?
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Sub-Human » April 29th, 2013, 8:40 am

I really like #4 but there's something... missing, in terms of the color palette. The orange/yellow looks a little too bright. If it's corrected that would be my choice.

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

Post by Hawkeye » April 29th, 2013, 8:58 am

I voted 5 but would like the "2" to be spaced from "Wasteland" and the "double" ranger star is overdoing it. One should be sufficient. Of course, the star from no. 1 would work even better on no. 5.

Ok, to summarize:
Logo 5 with:
- a <space> between Wasteland and 2
- the background ranger star from logo 1 instead of the one to the right.

Yeah, yeah, hard to satisfy the customers ;)
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Post by McDougle » April 29th, 2013, 1:05 pm

I´m a tad sad to see the most boring version winning. :?
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Post by namelessxx » April 29th, 2013, 2:57 pm

McDougle wrote:I´m a tad sad to see the most boring version winning. :?
recount?
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by crossfirex » April 29th, 2013, 3:28 pm

#3 has it I think. Since the game really does focus on the Desert Rangers, and the wasteland itself.

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

Post by Sxerks » April 29th, 2013, 7:26 pm

A mix of 2,3, and 5 would work.

*Use 5 as a base.
*Take the star from 2 and subdue it, replacing 5's star
*Use 3's overgrown green backdrop, replacing 5's WL1 backdrop

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

Post by Drool » April 29th, 2013, 8:35 pm

Sxerks wrote:*Use 3's overgrown green backdrop, replacing 5's WL1 backdrop
Except the WL1 background is part of what I really like about 5.
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Post by Woolfe » April 29th, 2013, 10:38 pm

Drool wrote:
Sxerks wrote:*Use 3's overgrown green backdrop, replacing 5's WL1 backdrop
Except the WL1 background is part of what I really like about 5.
Yeah but its not WL1, and the WL2 version was a nice bit of work and fits the theme really well. Surely the 5th one could look good with the modern take?
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Drool » April 29th, 2013, 11:26 pm

The original box cover was a pretty stark affair. You basically had the city-scape and the name, unlike Fallout which had a much more stylized title plate and the power armor. There was more to work with. I think calling back to the original with the letter shading is a very nice touch. It gives a stronger sense of continuity than just using the same Impact-clone font for the title. Also, it looks good aesthetically and it's a perfectly balanced reference: those who remember the original art will get it, those who don't will just think is a neat partial scene in reddish orange.

The addition of the Ranger star and the '2' make it very clear that this is a sequel. The coloration on the lettering helps ground it, much like how Fallout 2 used a very similar name plate and a guy in (upgraded) power armor. A bit of old, a bit of new. That's how it should be done, and that's part of why the first pass by inXile was universally loathed: it didn't tie back to the original in anything but name; there was no sense of continuity.

Hell, even the forum banner, which has been suggested as a possibility (despite being hated when the forum first opened, as I recall) has vague call-backs to the original box with the rust-colored letters. It doesn't have the cityscape in the letters like 5, but the colors are very similar.
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Post by Sensuki » April 29th, 2013, 11:53 pm

by Blaine on RPGCodex

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I don't like the font colors, but that is awesome.

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

Post by Jhonrock » April 30th, 2013, 5:41 am

Uuuuummm... just take the 3rd, make the font a bit bigger, so it can show more of the landscape inside it (it will help give players a more clear insight about the game context and, to the ones that know the first, the fact that this game is a sequel placed some years in the future), and you can apply the rangers star logo (because they are the protagonists of this game).

How the star should be applied? Well, i don't know yet which is better, if centered on the background, like 1, or at the left corner, like 2.

I liked the star on 2, but i think it could be better if it hadn't the words (Desert Rangers) on it, to make the reference to the protagonists more subtle.

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

Post by Stiffkittin » April 30th, 2013, 11:40 am

Drool wrote:
Sxerks wrote:*Use 3's overgrown green backdrop, replacing 5's WL1 backdrop
Except the WL1 background is part of what I really like about 5.
Technically, I thought the way number 5 was put together was clever and subtle. More so than inXile's effort with Wallin's artwork. The way the stark perspective lines of the buildings crosshatch the letters looks really cool and while I'd have tweaked the color temperature a lot, the overall design is well done.

That said, I feel the idea of using the original box art in the official logo for the brand new, overhauled 2013 game is a terrible one and it baffles me they included it. A link to previous titles should be just that, a link. A thematic hook. Not the wholesale lifting of 20-year-old box art. This game is an achievement and deserves to have it's own identity. I love the original Wasteland artwork. The graphic design was excellent for videogame product of the time and I appreciate the thematic callbacks for this game. However number 5 just smacks of heavy-handed fan-service to me.
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Re: [Poll] Help us pick the Wasteland 2 logo

Post by Pimpollo818 » April 30th, 2013, 8:57 pm

Hands down, the only one that impressed me and made me excited was option 5. GREAT JOB Evan

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