Logo discussion

zXm

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I think the lock should incorporate the D rather obviously, especially since its so easy to do due to the shape of the object.

Limlims, are you going to select the best designs for the community to vote on or will we see everything submitted? Perhaps you could screen out all of the standard options that just give a variation of 'D' on a coin.
 

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I hate everything I've come up with, so don't worry about hurting my feelings .... :(

Just hope spammig ideas might pull something out of someone, LOL
 

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Quick n dirty concept mockup. If it's not obvious, it's supposed to be a window shutter being pulled down.

 

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The internet is a dangerous tool, Saruman! We don't know who might be watching...

Obviously I'm not artist, but if the people like the concept then someone competent could touch these up.
 

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zXm

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The shield as a symbol is an interesting concept. Does putting a D on it make anyone else think of the word defender or defense? It does for me. I still think a lock is a more precise symbol of DRK, though.

One thing I think I'm realizing is that the logo should have little to no black in it. The color has a whole set of connotations that reinforce the very things we don't want reinforced. If one insists on using dark colors for the logo, a rich, dark blue is just more attractive anyway. I wonder, though, if a lighter color scheme (or the incorporation of a lighter color or two in an overall dark palette) might be better in that it creates a dissonance with the connotation of dark=evil/illicit, since light colors generally have the opposite effect.
 

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Just another concept:
Wow.

The shield as a symbol is an interesting concept. Does putting a D on it make anyone else think of the word defender or defense? It does for me. I still think a lock is a more precise symbol of DRK, though.

One thing I think I'm realizing is that the logo should have little to no black in it. The color has a whole set of connotations that reinforce the very things we don't want reinforced. If one insists on using dark colors for the logo, a rich, dark blue is just more attractive anyway. I wonder, though, if a lighter color scheme (or the incorporation of a lighter color or two in an overall dark palette) might be better in that it creates a dissonance with the connotation of dark=evil/illicit, since light colors generally have the opposite effect.
Yeah, I think by implying defense it is implying positive aspects about anonymity as opposed to illicit aspects. On the other hand, if there was a light colored logo that dissonance between the name and the logo could actually be interesting.



Has anyone considered a theme that emphasizes dark gravity wave? I mean, it was released only a short while before some exciting scientific results about gravity waves themselves....
 

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Wow.
Has anyone considered a theme that emphasizes dark gravity wave? I mean, it was released only a short while before some exciting scientific results about gravity waves themselves....
Yea, I was thinking about that too. The problem is trying to represent a wave of some sort in such a simple graphic way that it will hold together when you shrink the logo down to a little icon. That's a very important feature of any real logo.
 

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Here are a couple that I've been working on. Maybe the logos are a bit too simple, I like LimLims's idea of using the shield. I had already tried working with some of the text symbols he reposted over at bitcointalk. The logos below are meant to look like this letter/symbol: ᗫ




 

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I've had a quick play around with a shield to see if it looks any good with my logo attempts.



And just to give a bit of insight as why I went with stripe/s (I tried with 1 or 2 as well) through the middle, I though it might be a kind of subtle tribute to Evan Duffield's work, as it looks a little like an "E" and a "D" together, especially if the colour of the letter and/or stripe/s are similar. I think I might have a way to make a Darksend logo in a similar vein, but that will have to wait for at least a few hours of sleep.
 

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One last concept which occurred to me. You have the keyhole and the key (although in this case the key doesn't look like it fits very well). Obviously it would need to have a bit of work done.



Really going to bed now.
 

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It's nice to see all these designs that are unique and not restricted to being in the shape of a circle.
 

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I worked on the key idea a little more. The first one is a little different and then I had the idea that the border around the circle could be the "c" in "Darkcoin". Not sure if that's necessary though as I believe it has been stated that it's one word.The others are just experimenting with different colours.



 

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Raze, I love your last one with the shield, and Patrolman, I like the last one on the above post, just like the way the lettering pops a bit better there.
These are seriously good, but do they shrink well? I'm afraid Raze's would look better as just the shield. Though I really like the key

Where the heck were you guys 3 weeks ago?? eh? Now we're spending coin on a thing-a-ma-bobber... um, what the heck is it called? LOL, for designers to compete!
 

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Raze, I love your last one with the shield, and Patrolman, I like the last one on the above post, just like the way the lettering pops a bit better there.
These are seriously good, but do they shrink well? I'm afraid Raze's would look better as just the shield. Though I really like the key

Where the heck were you guys 3 weeks ago?? eh? Now we're spending coin on a thing-a-ma-bobber... um, what the heck is it called? LOL, for designers to compete!
I agree with you. I think Raze's shield is great but in my opinion the text probably needs a little work. The keys are coming along and when I did the last two I thought they did pop a little more, but they certainly won't do scaled down as an icon. I'm running out of time this morning but I whipped up this and will continue probing later: