Help Us Select Armchair Arcade's New Logo

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[NOTE: This will be updated as new entries are submitted!]
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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mikegupta
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Here is a combination of

Here is a combination of mine and Dragons:

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Here is a banner version

Here is a banner version that could go on the website. The colors can of course be changed to fit the website background, etc.:

Mike BannerMike Banner

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Bill Loguidice
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Try that with a capital "A"

Try that with a capital "A" in the arcade. Also, try a version that works on a black background. We'll take both yours and Dragon's and go back to voting. Thanks guys for all the great work!

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mikegupta
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Here's the capital 'A': Mike

Here's the capital 'A':

Mike Banner Capital AMike Banner Capital A

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This is the black

This is the black background. I kinda just took a shortcut and did a "Negative" image but I would want the joystick, keyboard, and controller to be "real" images, not negatives. But this is to give a general idea.

Armchair Arcade is living in the "iPod" generation after all, so we should try to be memorable.

Mike Banner BlackMike Banner Black

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Matt Barton
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negative version

There is something striking about this negative version. I really like the way the atari joystick turned out--looks very neat with the white and blue (almost like a drawing). It'd be great if you could make the keyboard and controller look more like it. Maybe play around with the light blue on white some more to make them more evenly colored.

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Last versions for the night

I am wrapping up for the night. Here is a white bg version with the changes requested.

Matt, the paper is purposefully skewed to make the graphics more catching to the eye. At least that is what my graphics teacher tried to tell us :). It was cropped a bit before and I have modified it a bit so you can see more of the corners.

AA logo submission 5 whiteAA logo submission 5 white

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One nit pick

These submissions are really tightening up! One nitpick though for Dragon--not sure how a keyboard represents the future. The brain seemed to be more appropriate. I guess if you wanted to be cynical you could have a brain in a vat for the future. :-) Or perhaps something representing VR or robotics. It's hard to say what the controller of the future would look like.

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Bill Loguidice
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Matt's nit-pick

The use of the keyboard was my suggestion. I realize it doesn't represent the future, but I really think we need something in there to represent computers. As far as I'm concerned, that's semantics at this point, as the basic concept has morphed into something very, very cool. Both Dragon and Mike have done tremendous jobs and I think starting tomorrow, we'll have the final run-off voting. I still would love to utilize both somehow, as they're both winners.

Oh yeah, and it's "Videogames and Computers", not the other way around... ;-)

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The black one

And here is the black bg one.

AA logo submission 5 blackAA logo submission 5 black

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