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POLL: Best Supporting Member Logo?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Rebound's design
34
7%
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SNTG Wolf's design
29
6%
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jlstuht's design
25
5%
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Pejota's design
157
33%
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Wolfe Games' design
36
7%
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Cubeblue design (crown)
30
6%
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Cubeblue design (sword)
30
6%
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Cubeblue design (silver bars)
141
29%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Back at the beginning of the year, a contest was announced to design a better Supporting Member logo than our current design - Old design. The following candidates have been received, and it is now your chance to determine which logo will be used at the website!

Zombies!

The contest winner will receive - courtesy of Hobby Products - an Armalion boxed set of Zombies - ten 28mm figures sculpted by Werner Klocke.

So - which logo do you prefer?

Rebound's design

Rebound's design - Proposed SP logo

I think the design is simple and elegant. It has some nice color to it.
SNTG Wolf's design

SNTG Wolf's design - Proposed SP logo

I designed the phoenix rising over the TMP letters to illustrate not only a Supporting Member designation, but more importantly, rising above - and overcoming - current problems.
jlstuht's design

jlstuht's design - Proposed SP logo

It ain't beyootifull, but it's an icon. Unfortunately, the "T" got lost behind the arm when I shrank the poor guy down to size.
Pejota's design

pejota's design - Proposed SP logo

On why my entry should be picked?

First, I saved it as a GIF. Following instructions goes a long way.

Second, I tried to design the logo with the current color scheme of TMP in mind. I made the background a dark blue, which in turn, provides a contrasting background for the color of the text and stars. I chose yellow to trick the mind into seeing "gold" which mentally causes the viewer to think, "Hey, this text is more important than the usual white or black i see on this site." I used the hand-dandy "Bevel and Emboss Layer" function in Photoshop to give the entire logo a 3D feel.

Third, I kept the logo simple so that it won't compete with all of the other graphics and photos on your site. Some designers try to go overboard with such little space to work with that their designs are too hard to see or distract from the more important elements of the site. This logo is simple enough to convey the message Supporting Member without screaming at your audience.

And last, this logo could actually be scalable depending on the level of support the member buys into. Each star could represent the level at which the person donated to your site. If you do chose my entry, I've got no problem providing logos with the appropriate number of stars.
Wolfe Games' design

WolfeGames's design - Proposed SP logo

I have taken the time to make you a spiffy icon.
Cubeblue design (crown)

cubeblue's design - Proposed SP logo

I chose the crown because it denotes nobility and high honor. I think stepping up to the plate and becoming a Supporting Member is a noble cause, deserving of some honor. I think the crown is more likely to get the attention of those members who are not yet familiar with Supporting Member status. It begs the question "what is special about these folks?" more than a mere star does. My only reservation about the crown would be that it might a little misleading for people who are new to TMP: they may end up thinking someone else is the Editor or that the site has many webmasters.
Cubeblue design (sword)

cubeblue's design - Proposed SP logo

This is actually my least favorite of the three that I have submitted. I liked the idea of a ceremonial sword. This to me seems to tie in the wargaming aspect of our hobby with the prestige and recognition of being a full blooded Supporting Member. I think it is the best symbolically, but I'm afraid the end result is an image that leaves me less satisfied visually than the others.
Cubeblue design (silver bars)

cubeblue's design - Proposed SP logo

This icon is my personal favorite because it looks the most pleasing to me. It's simple, crisp, and easy to discern from a variety of resolutions. It is obviously a stylized army insignia, I believe for the rank of Captain. This denotes more a level of honor and experience without portraying every Supporting Member as the king. Since it is military oriented, it is somewhat more tied into our hobby. I went with a deep blue field for the badge, as opposed to green, so as to further it's association from modern military; after all, there are many different miniature gamers that come to TMP, not just modern gamers. The badge has a simple drop shadow effect that adds a little more oomph to the otherwise simple design. I've gone for a silvery metallic look, which I hope is readily recognizable.