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I’m trying to make a logo for someone’s Video Game site, and I’m running out of ideas. Basically, I need some font suggestions, but I’m not sure of what kind of fonts I should even use.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Bitmappy ones, with outline effects?
Like that new Linotype Lomo stuff.

hhp

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I like the grubby bitmap one.
If you go Daniel’s way, make it like really shiny and plastic.

hhp

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Aleph, I think the problem with the cord is that it also resembles the outline of a solid shape (think goblet). Maybe make it cross behind the text and plug into the bottom, or give it a loop over itself.

Could also be due to the smoothness of the controller and cord, in contrast to the rough outline of the text.

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hmm…
Ok, I tried Antique Olive Nord Italic this time…

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previous post was much nicer

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Of course.

But I figured I’d just try. Maybe I’ll try a real bitmap font this time. And Maybe will work on the cord, but it’s really annoying.

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Aleph, you can find a lot of usefull stuff at Adobes site http://share.studio.adobe.com/axLGSubmit.asp?lg=1&p=2&t=-1&ft=Photoshop+Files

look at the styles category, there are a lot of high quality pro-made-free styles made by various authors. Also, I think there is a letter brush set for phshp.

hope this helps

g

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Thanks. Never thought to check there.

Unfortunately, I can’t find any decent fonts, though.

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May be something like that, dirty though.

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I like the second one (but maybe get rid of the controller).

Is it cliche? Maybe. But it seems to hit the target audience perfectly.

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hmm, I don’t really like using bitmap fonts usually. Any other ideas? I was assuming I’d probably use grunge or something (the name of the site is Psychotic Gaming, I think, i can’t remember).

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Like All Your Base-stylee? Just use one of the many free bitmap fonts designed for Flash text at small sizes, blow it up to 36pt, and you’ll have your jaggies.

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Ah, nevermind. You can get grunge brushes for Illustrator and Photoshop from http://www.nocturna.net/ and do your own text overlays if you can’t find a suitable font.

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Maybe I’ll try to “grunge” up a bitmap font…Not sure if that’d wind up looking very good, though. But, we’ll see.

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Crap, Nocturna seems to be down. There are some free ones on DeviantArt, but you’ll have to wade through a scad or two of stuff you won’t want.

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Here’s a very shoddy attempt – neither fonts really seem to fit a “gaming” scheme, but It’s all I can really come up with for now… Any more ideas, or suggestions? Keep in mind I’m not a professional, so this is kind of challenging for me.

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Here’s another version…I had problems with the cord, though, so it looks odd… (Would’ve rather drawn it, but I lack skills in that department).

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Try the opposite and go bold and clean with the type with bright colors. Way too much grunge associated with gaming sites, its become old.