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EXCiD3
April 8th, 2009, 04:46 AM
Well, in the next few months I'll be releasing a new version of Keryx (version 1.0!!) and I am looking to get a new logo for it. I threw together an idea today and wanted thoughts on it, maybe some tweaks, or even a completely different logo.

here's what the current logo is: http://keryx.betaserver.org/keryx.png
the new logo for 1.0 that I made earlier today: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3414/3423064910_5fbe72d5eb_o.png

I used a kite shape to help signify that Keryx helps offline computers get updates, like a kite helps a person reach the sky. I'm trying to shy away from the USB idea for sure and get something more of a metaphor for the logo. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

oedipuss
April 8th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Sounds greek (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/315587/keryx), κήρυξ maybe? You could get some symbols (something hermetic for instance, a caduceus or a winged sandal) from that, it fits with the messenger bringing updates from remote places :P

EXCiD3
April 8th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Yep, that's where I got the name from. Thanks for the idea. I'll have to play around with something like that as well.

claymater
April 8th, 2009, 06:45 PM
You can try something kinda "adobe-ish"

Something I through together:
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x23/coenat/KeryXpic.png

EXCiD3
April 8th, 2009, 07:57 PM
yeah i was thinking something like that, web 2.0-ish. logo making is hard!

claymater
April 8th, 2009, 08:07 PM
yeah i was thinking something like that, web 2.0-ish. logo making is hard!

Yea, well, if you dont know EXACTLY what you want :P

I'll try to make a better version of the one I made before, keep posting your updates :)

claymater
April 8th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I got done with a little different version of the logo.
If you want any help with anything you've done, or if you wanna talk and use the idea I have up there (or change it) im here for ya man! :)

EXCiD3
April 8th, 2009, 09:17 PM
thanks :D I really like the grunge style to the text and the 3d usb drive there. i definitely want to keep it simple but meaningful. the kite was just something i randomly thought of. that looks pretty good, how about something with just the text and usb in that style?

claymater
April 8th, 2009, 09:27 PM
thanks :D I really like the grunge style to the text and the 3d usb drive there. i definitely want to keep it simple but meaningful. the kite was just something i randomly thought of. that looks pretty good, how about something with just the text and usb in that style?

So like the KeryX logo (with all the little things on it) but on a USB stick? (I do admit, the kite is kinda random on my pic :P)

claymater
April 8th, 2009, 10:02 PM
So like the KeryX logo (with all the little things on it) but on a USB stick? (I do admit, the kite is kinda random on my pic :P)

Something like this! :)

EXCiD3
April 8th, 2009, 11:08 PM
oooh i like that, the x would make for a good icon. I am trying to get a logo and a nice icon i can use with it together. this is a good basis for sure. :D

riza hylviu
April 8th, 2009, 11:49 PM
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i don't know if you'll like this...
Prometheus gave the fire to humanity and that is a great help symbol

EXCiD3
April 8th, 2009, 11:53 PM
cool, i like that too, just trying to keep it a little simpler and plain than that if i can. its a good idea though :)

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 12:25 AM
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another version with the kite symbol

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 01:09 AM
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EXCiD3
April 9th, 2009, 01:11 AM
oooh neat, that is a cool shape, it reminds me of the arch linux logo in a way. it would be pretty neat for both an icon and logo. I really like it without the usb too. :)

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 01:41 AM
thank you, if you want me to modify it or everything else i am very happy to do it. my mail (i have to sleep..) riza_hylviu@yahoo.it

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 03:12 AM
oooh i like that, the x would make for a good icon. I am trying to get a logo and a nice icon i can use with it together. this is a good basis for sure. :D

Very cool, I can get you the "X" part by itself (Saving in layers, amazing, lol) but yea, if you want anything else, you can email me (clay_mater@yahoo.com) or just talk here :)

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 03:28 PM
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claymater
April 9th, 2009, 05:14 PM
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I like the simplicity of your pic, like, if we got a different USB stick thing, that would be pretty cool! :)

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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If your fine with it, we could do something like this too :)

p.s. I dont know why it looks so weird on the black screen... hum...

EXCiD3
April 9th, 2009, 06:18 PM
I like these, I think that we have something going here. :) I'm thinking possibly just the background triangle shape with the X on it looks cool for a logo, or maybe a K instead? How about some gradients to the triangle and maybe leaving out the flash drive? Just brainstorming still. Thanks for your help guys!

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 06:43 PM
:p hi
thats fine , but i think the high colors of the drive are making the logo shape look really poor, the drive shape ( to me) has to be a background..
lets work on something together
ps: i am working with inkscape, you?

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 06:52 PM
how about something like this?
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claymater
April 9th, 2009, 06:57 PM
how about something like this?
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Holy crap, I like that, the X looks alittle "Mac OSX-ish" But I like that.

p.s. Im working in gimp, I havnt tried inkscape, good?

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Heres my idea (look at it on a white background (fonts black, dont match black BG)

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Maybe inkscape is better for icon creating, and it is intuitive and easy.
Man the gimp makes me crazy:lolflag:

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 07:04 PM
that's cool! maybe the x is somehow hard to see

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 07:06 PM
that's cool! maybe the x is somehow hard to see

It is kinda hard to see.. I was thinking just the big "K" (with the little effect on it), how bout that?

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 07:10 PM
that looks nice

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 07:19 PM
that looks nice

Something like this.

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 07:26 PM
cool
try changing the color of the sign under the "k" with something lighter
that will make the "k" more readable

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 07:40 PM
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claymater
April 9th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Pretty cool, might want to change the font of "kery".

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 07:53 PM
i downloaded some fonts but they are still ******..
yours are nice... i will check for better ones
you can try with some fonts of yours109257

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Heres a new one.

EXCiD3
April 9th, 2009, 07:58 PM
I think we have a great start here :D I really like the teal version of claymater's and I think it would look good with the entire name on it like Riza's.

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 08:34 PM
claymatter version is very nice
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we should add something to symbolize the idea on the basis of the software--> portability

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 08:36 PM
claymatter version is very nice
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we should add something to symbolize the idea on the basis of the software--> portability

I agree, what would you suggest?

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 08:39 PM
some arrow?

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 08:40 PM
some arrow?

Like in the background?

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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this a bulk try just to show the idea, maybe around the shape

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 08:59 PM
something like this but better made
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riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 09:00 PM
what do you think about this idea

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 09:21 PM
what do you think about this idea

Seems good, but instead of a arrow what about a USB plug?

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Like this?

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 09:33 PM
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something like this?

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 09:34 PM
wow thats cool

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 09:35 PM
can you hide the upper part of the wire so it will look as it passes around?

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 09:36 PM
can you hide the upper part of the wire so it will look as it passes around?

Yes I can, one sec.

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Hows that?

riza hylviu
April 9th, 2009, 09:42 PM
thats nice!!!! i love the usb wire:p
lets wait for our "boss" reply haha

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 09:43 PM
thats nice!!!! i love the usb wire:p
lets wait for our "boss" reply haha

Haha, ok.... I hate waiting :P

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Added a bit to the USB part (make it look alittle better)

EXCiD3
April 9th, 2009, 11:18 PM
That is really awesome, I love it. :D I'm going to be going home for the weekend so I won't be on for a bit. I really appreciate the help guys, it looks really cool!

claymater
April 9th, 2009, 11:20 PM
That is really awesome, I love it. :D I'm going to be going home for the weekend so I won't be on for a bit. I really appreciate the help guys, it looks really cool!

No problem man, any time! :)
Good job riza! :)

samushka
April 10th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Here's my design. Sorry about the lack of detail on the 'usb port' for now.

claymater
April 10th, 2009, 02:04 AM
Here's my design. Sorry about the lack of detail on the 'usb port' for now.

Thats pretty cool, I love the USB "E".

riza hylviu
April 11th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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cheers!

EXCiD3
April 13th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Added a bit to the USB part (make it look alittle better)

Really like this guys, I'm gonna see what the other dev thinks about these and see if I can get a vote on the keryx forums about it. You guys rock!! :guitar: