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Logo? [Aug. 11th, 2006|08:55 am]
Friendly Families

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[jenny_evergreen]
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I started googling, because, as Ace pointed out, the community doesn't have an icon. I didn't find much right off the bat, but I was thinking anyway. We need a logo!
So...design one if you will and post it in the comments and either I'll pick one (assuming there are choices!) or everyone will love one and that's the one we'll use. :)
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2006-08-11 09:51 pm (UTC)
well, here's the one i had lying around, again. you can snag it off of my userpic page.
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-11 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ace! It'll do for now, although I really want a logo in the long term. :)
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2006-08-12 02:32 am (UTC)
i had an image in my mind of sort of thick-stick-figure people (like in the universal signs for "pedestrian crossing", "men's/women's restroom", "stairwell", etc.), adults and children, done in rainbow colors... but i can't come up with a combination of sizes and genders that doesn't leave somebody out.
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-12 12:12 pm (UTC)
*nod* I think using people is right out...there's just no way to be properly inclusive in a 100x100 pixel icon.
I was thinking about joined hands, maybe rainbowed in a cool way? It's kind of been done, but, then, most everything has. (Saw a "Family Tree" GLBT group that had a tree with rainbow leaves, for example.)
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2006-08-12 11:04 pm (UTC)
how about the kind of design where the hands form a knot or circle? each hand is grasping the wrist of the one next to it. something like this, only as a drawing, not as a photo - maybe each hand a different color, and a rainbow-colored heart in the center?
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-12 11:41 pm (UTC)
*nod* Yes! Although a heart might push it over the edge of cheesy for a lot of people...I wonder what symbols there are that might relate to family that we could put in the center? *plans to google later* Or we could do the triangle...
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2006-08-13 12:00 am (UTC)
calling all artists! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-13 01:47 am (UTC)
*looks about* *taps foot*
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-13 06:27 pm (UTC)
While I can picture it in my head, my artistic abilities are limited. :D
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-13 07:39 pm (UTC)
We're all in the same boat! *pout*
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-12 03:08 pm (UTC)
here's one. :)

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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-12 04:21 pm (UTC)
Psychedelic! *grin* I like it.
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-13 06:26 pm (UTC)
It's amazing what you can do when you kaleidoscope effect on a rainbow. :D
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-13 06:41 pm (UTC)
I put the logo on Ace's picture. Let me know if you like. :D

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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-13 07:39 pm (UTC)
Hrm. I think the rose kind of disappears, although I like the look of the logo. :)
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-13 07:41 pm (UTC)
Er...logo should be text. :P
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
Maybe if I made the text smaller and put it further in the cirners....Hmmm. I like the one submitted below. That one's great!!
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-14 10:21 pm (UTC)
that would be corners. Geezum-crow. *aggravated with stuttering fingers* lol
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2006-08-13 11:48 pm (UTC)
Here are three I threw together. If you like the idea but not the execution, I can fiddle around with things.:)





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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-14 12:31 am (UTC)
Oh, I LIKE that! It takes a minute to realize they're hands, but I think that makes it interesting. (And I like that they look a bit like a sun, too.) I think a different font (maybe the one Kat used in the one she posted above?), a bit more legible...I think I like the purple text better than the black. It would also be good if we could sharpen up the hands a bit; they are a tad blurry...
THANK YOU! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-14 12:40 am (UTC)
*ponders* I'd like to use "Friendly Families", the whole term, one over the other, you know?
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-14 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'm at work. Can you email this one to me? (I can't from work or boss-m,an will see :(

I can use the font on it and see how it comes out. :D
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-15 01:16 am (UTC)
Emailing you the blank one now. :)
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2006-08-15 05:55 pm (UTC)
Oh poop. I wish I'd seen this comment before I made

But, that'll work, now that I've found a font that's readable in color (rather than plain black & white). Okay, be right back.;)

Gessi
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2006-08-15 06:06 pm (UTC)
I actually like the way this one came out better. Same number of letters in each word, so it balanced better.:)

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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-15 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hrm. I like this (and the font), but I do think the font obscures the logo a bit too much; what do you think of the ones Kat made (see the post after this one)? I'm not sure which font I like better, although I'm leaning towards this one at the momemt, if we could make it smaller maybe, and try putting it in the corners?
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2006-08-16 10:39 pm (UTC)
*nod* I could definitely put it in the corners. Let me try that ('cause you were all trying to stop me while I was writing this comment.;).

Sometimes, I really wish I'd write down which font I used for which thing. Simplifly things and all that.

My server is down, but I made a gallery which is probably what I should have done in the first place.:)
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-16 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yay, gallery! I hope you figure out which font it was, as the other ones in the gallery are too thin, I think. Might want to try a purple fill on the text, too, and see how that looks...
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2006-08-21 07:48 pm (UTC)
Sorry it took me so long...I've been mostly away from the computer since Friday.

I still don't remember which font it was, but I like the way this batch came out. So, maybe it's in there. :) They're the ones with letters rather than numbers (ffa vs ff1) Ze Gallery.

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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-21 09:10 pm (UTC)
I don't see the same names they had when you uploaded 'em, but that's okay, 'cause I remember which ones I saw before. :)
I think I like the last one (where you transposed the ie, oops!) the best, although I'm thinking the purple is a little too dark. If it was more of a lavender, it'd probably be easier to read...
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2006-08-24 06:10 am (UTC)
Wow. I'm surprised I didn't catch that. I'm also impressed that I only did it once. *Grin* (That did make it easier to find though...;)

You were right, lavender was the way to go. I did one the "regular" way, then did one where I went around the letters in black, 'cause Paintshop was feathering it a bit too much. I removed the other icons, but they're still on this computer, if you get lonely for 'em.;)





I'm going to have to spell-check "friendly" for the next month now.;)
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2006-08-24 12:23 pm (UTC)
I think I prefer the top one. Kat saved some as .png's and they looked much crisper; so I think that top one, if we can get the hands crisper, is the keeper. :)
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[User Picture]From: kateri_kachina
2006-08-22 02:50 pm (UTC)
*gandering* Those are looking good too. :D Well, there will be plenty from which to choose. :)
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