VectorLinux

Cooking up the Treats => (Vector-)Linux Artwork => Topic started by: Masta on September 28, 2008, 09:04:58 pm

Title: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Masta on September 28, 2008, 09:04:58 pm
I have been working on some case badges and such for VL.
I wanted to get some feedback on one particular. I'm sure that not everyone is into chrome and for that reason I am also working on variants to give a better choice for everyone. As much as I can with my skill level and time.

With that all said, below is one of my better ones (IMO). Let me know what you think. Constructive ideas are always welcomed  ;)

(http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/1442/477e2414416005.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/477e2414416005) (http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/1449/d68fe114488677.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d68fe114488677) (http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/1450/e121d714497595.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e121d714497595) (http://thumbnails11.imagebam.com/1458/fb860114572977.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/fb860114572977) (http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/1492/866b3514917102.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/866b3514917102) (http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/2550/3cfa5d25498401.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3cfa5d25498401/)
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: wcs on September 29, 2008, 02:34:21 am
Very pretty! Really like the chrome.
I just think it's a bit crowded, and would favour one with only the logo and the name.
(or perhaps with less of a distinction between the top part and the bottom one).

I'll sure get some.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Dweeberkitty on September 29, 2008, 07:34:49 am
Awesome Masta! Are we actually going to get stickers made for those? I'll buy some for all my computers! Those are sweet!
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Masta on September 29, 2008, 08:30:59 am
At this point, I am trying get a good graphic / look for the case badge / sticker. After we can all decide on something with a "happy medium" , then I think we can shop around for a reasonable deal to get them printed up. On this particular one, I was thinking it would be nice as a metal or domed sticker. Might not look good on a paper one, but who knows until after we see it, right?

Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: lagagnon on September 29, 2008, 08:58:22 am
Masta: great work, thanks for contributing so much to the VL community. If we are able to get these made I would definetely order a few!
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: The Headacher on September 29, 2008, 12:38:52 pm
Nice, I'll be needing something like that when I get my new computer and peel off the Vista sticker ;D.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Masta on September 29, 2008, 05:17:03 pm
WHY? I think the 4 colored squares, grouped in a square and black text looks rather nice !  :D :D

Rather than make new posts on each variant, I am just going to try sticking them in the first post. I've added a new one there with a metallic look to it.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: nightflier on September 29, 2008, 06:57:04 pm
I agree the first one is a little cluttered. Second one could need some more contrast between "Vectorlinux" and bg.

I think the first one would look good without "Powered by" and "When choice matters". Maybe a vertical instead of a horizontal gradient.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Dweeberkitty on September 29, 2008, 08:48:56 pm
I'm liking the third one, though it looks like you sharpened it way to much and then changed the contrast too much. I think the softer is better.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Masta on September 30, 2008, 05:39:54 pm
It is a little over sharpened. The reason for this is; you are looking at it in it's original size (if you've clicked the thumbnail), scale this down to the actual size of a sticker, and much of the details will be lost to the eye. You can actually see this looking at the differences of the thumbnail here (above) and the full size (click the thumbnail). Try printing it on a 1in. x 1/2in. piece of photo paper for example.

What I gathered from feedback since the first image, is that I should:
1.) go with less text (eliminate clutter)
2.) less distinction of the top and bottom (I made it all one piece, replacing bottom to match top)
3.) More contrast on the text (I'm assuming this is to help it stand out from the background it's on)
4.) lots of encouragement (thanks for those  :) )

that is pretty much all I have gathered (did I miss anything?), and that has lead us to the 3rd image. Next image I will go with less sharpness, not sure on the direction of the contrast at the moment. I am aiming to make this appealing to everyone (within reason  :P ).  In order to make the next image even better, I am looking for more direction from the community. More ideas and alternatives are indeed welcomed. I encourage anyone who has a graphic, to contribute, it might end up being the top choice, you never know.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Masta on September 30, 2008, 06:36:42 pm
Added Gold and Black alternative badge.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: uelsk8s on September 30, 2008, 06:41:58 pm
here is my classic VL badge
(http://upload.snelhest.org/images/081001VL-sticker.png)
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: wcs on October 01, 2008, 12:02:59 am
I very much like the third one, Masta.
Even the 1st one is growing on me.  :)

Thanks for your work.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: blurymind on October 01, 2008, 01:11:24 am
these are perfect for stickers.  ;D
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: stretchedthin on October 01, 2008, 11:08:18 am
I'd put anyone on my machines, but since your collecting votes, I like the third (for simplicity) and the fourth (bolder look, but still uncluttered. )
Title: hi
Post by: prenv on October 01, 2008, 11:35:53 am
those are very nice
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: GrannyGeek on October 01, 2008, 08:07:55 pm
I like the third one. And yes, I'll buy one for all my computers. I made my own a few years ago but these are much nicer.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Lyn on October 02, 2008, 04:14:58 am
Agreed, like the third one best and would buy them for my machines....
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: overthere on October 02, 2008, 07:08:00 pm
Stickers...what a great idea...I like #3 as a sticker but the second is very nice and looks metal...I wanted to push the power button and boot VL...
cheers
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Masta on October 04, 2008, 02:51:47 pm
I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone for their input on the badges.
 Also to thank uelsk8s for submitting his classic version. It looks very nice, using the traditional logo and text style. It also gives us choice.

Oh almost forgot. Another one is added to the line up. This one is unfinished, so the edges look somewhat rough, but I think it shows enough to give the idea.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: carsten on October 05, 2008, 12:53:51 am
#3 is charming.
Give word when shipping starts.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/figuren/a035.gif)

Carsten
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Lyn on October 05, 2008, 09:14:53 am
Mmmmm Like 5 too!
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Sty on October 11, 2008, 09:56:02 pm
I like #6 the most.
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Skinjob on December 11, 2008, 12:28:43 pm
Wow, those are phenomenal. The very center and the one one just to its left are the best and the very left is excellent also. Clean and smooth! Very nice indeed. ;D
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: metvas on December 31, 2008, 08:45:55 am
Hi:
# 1 badge printed up very good on silver base paper stock. The second one that looked very nice was #3. The theme for v6.0 will be  "new generation", all a bit sterile I know but will finish up very nice IMHO. Please remember the greening theme we have had for the last 3 releases. Any thoughts or ideas please let me know. The idea is that a badge will be sent with any order for v6.0
Thxs
metvas
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: never_stop_learning on October 18, 2009, 03:17:37 pm
Apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I have been looking for Vector Linux stickers to cover up the windoze stickers on the machines we provide to young people as part of our Reno Cigar Lions Computers for Kids program.

Searched the forums, went to the VL Store and the VL Cafe Press site and thought this thread showed good promise - I especially like #3.

Is there anywhere we can purchase similar stickers or, if not, may I have permission to use #3 to get some printed locally? And is there a high-res file available?

Thank you.....
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: Masta on October 21, 2009, 11:04:28 pm
There were plans to get some printed up for sales. Unfortunately we have not got there yet. However they are included with the SOHO DLX mail orders.

When they become available to buy, they will be announced here on the forum for sure, and I would suspect that they would also be on the web site.

You're welcome to print your own from the images posted above.

Come to think of it, I don't even have one  :o but my burned copy VL got destroyed, so I will have one when I purchase a nice printed CD from the store  :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux Badge
Post by: never_stop_learning on October 22, 2009, 08:36:13 am
Thank you, Masta. These will look great on the computers we provide to deserving young people.  8)