Help Us Select Armchair Arcade's New Logo

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Number 8Number 8Do you have ideas for Armchair Arcade's new logo? Do you know someone who would like to design a logo for us to look at? What follows are some very rough ideas of our own. It would be great if we could all work together to see what we like and dislike about various concepts and ideas. As we get closer to issue 8 and our first print issue, it's important we finalize a really clever logo design. The only requirement is that like the current placeholder logo, it has "Armchair" on top and "Arcade" on the bottom, and we're allowed to use it for any purpose without restriction. Bonus points for "Videogames and Computers" under the logo. Of course it needs to be a high resolution original file, preferably vector, or something we could recreate ourselves if it's not. Bonus points from me if it can somehow relay that we're about both Videogames AND Computers, and bonus, bonus points tying together classic, modern and future. If videogame-like characters could somehow interact with the Logo, even better, though they'd have to be original for us to use them. While we can't give anything away at this time, we'll give full credit for full usage rights and maybe something like a signed copy of our first print issue. Thanks!

01. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_whiteboard_v2.jpg
02. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/Atari_joystick_Apple_K...
03. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/AA_circuitboard_test.gif
04. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/AA_metal_test_2.gif
05. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_whiteboard_v3.jpg
06. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_whiteboard.jpg
07. Current Logo at top of site
08. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/Image27.preview.jpg
09. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/2nice_red.jpg
10. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/newlogo.jpg
11. http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/matt_red_logo.jpg
12. From Dragon57: http://armchairarcade.com/neo/system/files/images/aa_logo_400x300_0.png
13. From Mike Gupta: http://livingcausesdeath.com/stuff/armchair.jpg

So, let's hear comments about these logos, your own ideas, or link to your own submissions. We'll start to pare them down and continue this discussion with a new round and additional choices, sort of like a logo "survivor". Thanks for the help and be sure to participate!

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Matt Barton
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Another red logo with controller background

Okay, last one today! I promise...!red_logo_w_controllerred_logo_w_controller

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forcefield58
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I really like No. 2, but

I really like No. 2, but help me out, what's in the background.

The PCB concept for No. 8 is good too.

I order, I prefer 2, 8, 3

Cheers

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Bill Loguidice
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#2 is an Atari 2600 joystick

#2 is an Atari 2600 joystick on top and an Apple IIe keyboard on the bottom with the letters removed. The problem with that one is that the background is not sharp enough. I'm not sure I could fix it either. I certainly favor that concept, but it still needs tweaking.

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mrCustard (not verified)
I can't find such an option either.

I guess non admin users can't upload pictures yet.

dragon57
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Uploading image, getting closer

Well, the permissions change seems to have helped, however after I hit the submit button on the pic, I get an error:
Your image was created.
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When I next hit the small pic/link to browse my uploaded pics, it says I have something there, but I can't see the thumbnails like the 'other' pics.

Bill Loguidice
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It uploaded and I linked to

It uploaded and I linked to it in the original post. Great job, Dragon57. I really, really like it. I'd like to see a keyboard there, but I even love the past, present and future comment. I certainly like the font a lot.

In any case, I'm sure Matt can further tweak the permissions/uploads. He's doing a tremendous job for not having done this before!

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dragon57
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My logo submission

Thanks Matt and Bill for the help getting the upload linked in and getting the upload function working.

I wanted to go 'Retro' on the font since every time I hear the work 'Arcade', I think back to my original visits and all the bit-mapped fonts they used.

I personally don't think my submission would make a good logo as it stands (but of course I could be wrong). I purposely put in a lot of elements to stimulate discussion about what works and what doesn't. I can make changes to it quite quickly and easily, so if you want changes, just let me know.

Matt Barton
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logo and such

Well, the banner now involves two pictures--the logo and the little buttons on the right side. Perhaps we cut the image in two and put the bottom part on the right side instead of the buttons?

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Matt Barton
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Okay, now it should be fixed!

Geez, sorry about that, Dragon57. I tested it out with the test user account, and it now appears to be working properly. Just make sure you select a category for the image (screenshot or illustration). I guess we should make a special gallery for the logos if we get many more. I saw your image too and really liked it!

Matt

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Seb
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I like Dragon57 entry the

I like Dragon57 entry the best so far!

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