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Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:59 pm
by Zhu Bajie
Plaiecivile wrote:All it misses is some old troll bashing the logo with a spiky club.


That's a great idea!

Thanks to all for the positive comments on the "LeadRot", I'm thinking the logo could do with a bit more texture, maybe crumbling bits. General crunk and weathering. If anyone wants to have a go I can pass over the original ai vector file (or feel free to use the png above) otherwise I'll have a play.

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:34 am
by Gallivantes
How do you guys fancy this? The troll is just a sketch but I will happily render it up to match the old 'eavy metal warrior if he gets any votes.

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Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:33 pm
by Zhu Bajie
As I said on the other thread - love the troll.

Worked up the type with some more textures as an alternative.

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Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:16 pm
by Gallivantes
Cool... I like it. Here is the cracked logo and troll sketch together.

I moved the troll out left a bit for the club head to match the cracking of the "L" better. Worked out better this way, freed up the letters more and made them easier to read too.

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Playing devil's advocate the fiddlier detail makes the logo a bit fuzzier at smaller scales. But that's not necessarily a problem as it would make sense to have a couple of versions of the logo. White dwarf did this, sometimes the logo is a big graphic on the page (in full detail), at other times it's just a very small header; text only, no character, I think they even beefed up the black outline a bit. There is a hollow B/W one for non-colour print et cetera. It's the nature of logo work, a single design doesn't always work in all cases where you might want to use it.

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:31 am
by Subedai
Nice work on this, guys!

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:17 pm
by Zhu Bajie
Cheers!

To be honest, it's not really a finished logo design, just experimenting with some old school graffiti techniques and getting the concept right, with the decay in the rot and the bullet-holes in the lead, while keeping legibility. One of the problems with the original design is how the contrast between the simplicity of the type and the fussyness of character doesn't work at all, making the chaos look much like an afterthought. Also the pose isn't easily read at small sizes, the legs especially, with the knees being at the same place, just look confused.

Glad you like!

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:19 pm
by Just John
Great ideas everyone - I really like where this is going

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:43 pm
by daddyorchips
yep, just perfect.

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Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:08 pm
by Plaiecivile
I like where this is going!

The "T" crumbling apart is flawless.

As for the position of the Troll, keep the exact same posture, add wings to it and have the feet pointing backward as if floating in mid air and you get a beautiful gargoyle with no posture issues... I believe ;)

Re: A not-eavy-Metal for Oldhammer painters

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:32 am
by Curis
Magnificent! I like the way you've worked your sig into the bottom corner, Zhu.