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At the moment we have the following icons to designate what gets posts on Vooks, mainly in the calendar. As the new site is now going to use these in the calendar as well as throughout the site we need to update them. And frankly they are looking a little old!

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So without changing the dimensions at all, we need some new ones - they all have to be different colours but the same style (like they are now). So if you want to give me some ideas on what they should look like why not give it as shot? Yours could be picked!

I know not everyone is a designer here, but hey want to hear your input!

(Just incase anyone asks at this stage the current news images on the site like the giffed wii and ds, and DK will be removed)
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I'll have a go, since im not really doing anything atm.
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do we need a GBA and NGC one anymore?
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do we need a GBA and NGC one anymore?


The site still has our archive of GBA and Cube games, so yah.
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Got pixel dimensions to work to?
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Same as the current badges 26 x 11. I know, SMALL ey?
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Aye indeed. I'll throw my hat in the ring too and give you an option by the end of the weekend
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(dsi a bit too dark)

what bitmap font did you use?
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Yeah a little dark on the DSi - To be honest I don't remember the font hey - I used it all over the site back in 2003. Yep those badges are 5 years old.
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How much better can you seriously make those small little boxes?
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Compared to the rest of the site, they look old. It wouldn't have to change much but at the moment they look way out of place.
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Couple of potential problems I see.. fitting WiiWare on 26x11 is the first of them.

Hats off to Vook cira 2004, having a play tonight and I can't get anything legible at that size! (So far)

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Wow, that does look alot more modern
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Thanks, I'll do the rest if I get the gig.

As an aside, I so wish the internet was based on vector graphics. Oh vectors, how I love thee. Much better than those hussey raster graphics.
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I'm calling it early. We have a winner!

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I'm calling it early. We have a winner!

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second'd.
and lol at vector graphics on something that small and uncomplicated.
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I love the idea behind them, the very modern font shrunk down on a look alike bevel badge. Is it Century Gothic or Helevetica? Looks something like that - I just have a couple thing with it and it makes them look "unclean" when zoomed out.

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See Number 1 its got the purple on the lines, perhaps it could have a solid border. Number 2 is the same, I edited 3 to have a solid border. Don't feel discouraged I just fussy ;D


Here is a couple I whipped up in a couple of minutes; but yeah I dunno yet.

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Keep inspiring me and tweaking fellow designers! Thanks to all who have helped so far.
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That's the best so far.
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Liking that style. But how is the word 'WARE' ever gonna fit?
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I love the idea behind them, the very modern font shrunk down on a look alike bevel badge. Is it Century Gothic or Helevetica? Looks something like that - I just have a couple thing with it and it makes them look "unclean" when zoomed out.

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See Number 1 its got the purple on the lines, perhaps it could have a solid border. Number 2 is the same, I edited 3 to have a solid border. Don't feel discouraged I just fussy ;D


Here is a couple I whipped up in a couple of minutes; but yeah I dunno yet.

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Keep inspiring me and tweaking fellow designers! Thanks to all who have helped so far.


Top work, you can see why I like vectors so much because they scale so so much better.... very very rusty.

I used Avenir because its a damned classy font... never factored in the whole scaling thing!
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im still doing mine so don't finalize anything just yet, i just realized I have a busy weekend :(
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Liking that style. But how is the word 'WARE' ever gonna fit?

Its just WW. WiiWare.
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OK, I'm going to be bold and just think what is more practical and make it look to its nearest counterpart. I don't know if we're allowed to do this or if you prefer individual design. but I prefer recognition over individual design because I believe it can be navigated better i.e colour and visual recognition and communication.

anyways hope people digg it, if its not what your looking for then bummer for me :(


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The DS one starts off good but then they get more and more harder to read, they have to be instantly recognizable I think and there is no uniformity acress those, the GBA is white text on a dark background the rest are the opposite.

I think this might help you guys a bit more; Shows them in context.

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See how they are all uniform atm, but you can tell them apart?

edit: Playa just noticed your sigs

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The font in that is interesting...
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