Sitting around the gear (Rendered & SVG)

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Well, what shall I say? Another submission for the KDE Conference logo contest, made with Blender and Gimp.

PLEASE NOTE: If you like the SVG version (3rd screenshot) more than the rendered version and think that the SVG should be used everywhere, then please vote for the SVG only version, which is a separate submission at http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=10452.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

0.3: Added SVG version for occassion, where a low amount of flat colors is needed (Cheaper T-Shirts, Banners, Small Logos)

0.2.1 (04-01-21): Nothing new. I just added a screenshot of the latest Blender with the greatly enhanced UI to show, how this logo was created.

0.2.1: Added a second version for a "night session" in the conference room.

0.2: Changed lighting and all chairs are lined up properly.

sbb

14 years ago

nice work !

I'm also working with blender on a conference logo and I must say that this is a very good idea with the sitting around the gear.

Sorry for my poor English, I'm German.

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MaxAuthority

14 years ago

hi, great work, looks very good :)
however, one question: what's the name of the font in "kde conference"?

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Yaba

14 years ago

It's called "silicon". This font is free and available on the internet. However I do not know, where I got it. Just google for the truetype font or try one of the sites below:

http://grsites.com/fonts/
http://www.1001fonts.com/

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gravis

14 years ago

I wouldn't put the chair in the edge of the gear (ho to say that ??).

Il you were at such table, you would sit between gear edges.

just my 2 cents of euro :p

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bradenm

14 years ago

Wonderful concept, and excellent job!

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fragile

14 years ago

I think the image is good as a 3d effect.
but i think it wont be very suitable for a logo on a t-shirt
Its too detailed for a logo as it will be costly to have the 3d effect printed on t-shirts, banners, etc and i think that a 2d logo would be more effective and suitable for being printed on t-shirts, banners etc

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Yaba

14 years ago

As I've written above, I intend to redo this image with SVG as a light alternative for T-Shirts.

I just hope, that I will find the time.

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tuxalot

14 years ago

Looks like a winner to me:)

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nadolph

14 years ago

can this logo be created using a two color print? Black and a color of blue?

this is important when creating a logo.

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Yaba

14 years ago

Just two colors will become hard, since you will loose a lot.

However if gradients are allowed, it currently contains just 2 colors.

I'm thinking about creating a simplified version with no gradients and some colors, suitable for easy T-Shirt printing. However this requires me to redraw the image in SVG. Well, maybe some good Sodipodi practice ;-)

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nadolph

14 years ago

from experience, most logos are best when only two colors are needed. they use any color ink though so gradients to dark or light or even desaturation of the blue can be used.

I was meaning to enter this contest but i fried my computer (updating the bios, oops :p ) so unless i can get it fixed soon i will probably just observe.

You have my vote, good luck

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bk12

14 years ago

First of all, congratulations for such a great idea. My only suggestion would be to fill the empty chairs with busy hackers.

I know it will complexify the image so it might not be possible, but it would be nice because right now it looks a little bit as if all the conference attendees were at the coffee machine :-)

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Yaba

14 years ago

Hm... may be a good idea. I hope that I will find the time for trying that.

Could be that it will make it look better or worse. Not sure yet, but it's worth a try.

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tackat

14 years ago


Brilliant work :-)

Tackat

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standsolid

14 years ago

utterly fantastic. This is a great concept delivered quite well.

//me goes to rmdir kdeConfLogoEntry in shame

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aseigo

14 years ago

it's very nice! it communicates the message clearly and effectively (that it is a meeting about kde) in a rather clever way.

i prefer the simple gear of the large picture, but the shadows and symmetry of the chairs of the second. the chairs look somehow unreal and too angular in contrast with the smooth lines of the cog..

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misfitx

14 years ago

Simple may be better, and this is definitely a nice image. But I was thinking, would putting a fat penguin in the center of the gear ruin it? It would be fun to see what happens, anyway. ;) Just a silly idea. Probably better off sans-penguin but thought I'd mention it anyway.

I really like the technical simplicity of this image.

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Yaba

14 years ago

I thought of adding a world globe there, but I want to keep it simple.

I definitely won't add a penguin, since I do not think that it's appropriate for a desktop that also runs on xBSD and Solaris.

Anyway... thank you for your feedback. I will think about it.

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luca

14 years ago

yes, the first one is really great, congrats!

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everaldo

14 years ago

I love it
congratulations!

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Yaba

14 years ago

Wow... what a honor to hear that from the master himself.

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everaldo

14 years ago

your work is very good
if I could choose
the contest was finished ;-)

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14 years ago

0.3: Added SVG version for occassion, where a low amount of flat colors is needed (Cheaper T-Shirts, Banners, Small Logos)

0.2.1 (04-01-21): Nothing new. I just added a screenshot of the latest Blender with the greatly enhanced UI to show, how this logo was created.

0.2.1: Added a second version for a "night session" in the conference room.

0.2: Changed lighting and all chairs are lined up properly.

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