Any artists? New MacRumors Icons

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    Anyone interested in trying their hand at revamping the MacRumors story icons?

    The main icons of use at present are

    News
    Rumors
    Site News

    and possibly the addition of 'New Product Release"

    MacRumors will see a small style revision in the near future to clean up the html code. Basic structure will be the same. I thought new icons might fit in well.

    I personally am not an artist.

    email webmaster@macrumors.com if you are interested/able.

    thanks
    arn
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Any artists? New MacRumors Icons



    haha, me neither.

    seems like there are quite a few graphic designers/ artists out there judging by the photography thread and whatnot so I don't think it will be too much of a problem ...
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Ill make a couple, just for kicks.

    But I am certainly not a graphics artist. Just a 16 year old with a good amount of experience with PS. :)

    scem0
     
  4. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Okay, I made these really quickly, so please don't laugh.

    They probably aren't the new, exciting things you were looking for arn, but I do my best ;).

    I wasn't quite sure if you meant the icons on each new article, but thats what I made :).

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    See, kind of.... plain. And kind of.... ugly. :rolleyes:

    scem0
     
  5. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: Any artists? New MacRumors Icons

    You should post what you have currently. I guess I can see the newspapers for the "news" and the question mark for rumors... but site news? do you have one for that?

    Maybe someone whispering something into someone else's ear for the rumors.

    Maybe the news thing could be an interation of the newspaper jobbie, and site news could be a broswer-inspired icon....

    Just off the top of my head
     
  6. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Are you planning on redesigning the main page along with the forums, arn?

    if so, you might explain how it will look so the 'designers' can adjust to fit the new theme.

    scem0
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm disappointed for some reason I can't see your nice designs. Don't sell yourself short scem0. I not an artist either, but also no ability to PS. Have an eye for good art though.

    If I remember correctly arn said that this site will be updated. I wonder if you know the target date for the change and what it will be like?
     
  8. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    yeah if i could get a better idea of what theme you are going for and where they will be at i could see if i can help.
     
  9. Shifty macrumors regular

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    I'd be happy to help, but is the front page of MR going to have a new theme on the way?
     
  10. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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    I had a feeling that scemo fell into the free hosting/no outside linking zone.
    I tossed 'em up on my server:

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. scem0 macrumors 604

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  12. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    sorry for the late reply.

    I'm on dialup at the moment... will post more tomorrow.

    arn
     
  13. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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  14. BaghdadBob macrumors 6502a

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    This looks like it may be as productive as the "ideas for new forum look" thread ;)

    If I have some time I may try my hand...but thematic input will help.
     
  15. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    A new look sounds good.
    I'm not really an artist, but something simple like this might be nice.
     

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  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    brushed metal?

    :D

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  18. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Are "news" and "rumors" always distinct or do you really need a sliding scale from speculation to confirmed fact? If its the latter, maybe you want a set of news icons with no question mark, small question mark, medium question mark, and large question mark.
     
  19. Shifty macrumors regular

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    Well, there is a big difference between 'news' and 'rumors'. For example, 'Apple to release 20" iMac next week' will be considered a rumor because it's not confirmed. It may sound like news because it sounds as if Apple has announced that, but it isn't offical.

    EDIT: Maybe the size of a question mark may be a good idea to give the confirmation level of a rumor
     
  20. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    sorry, not icons, a logo, I know you didn't ask for it, but I couldn't resist. Classy don't u think? :D
     

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  21. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Yeh... I like the idea of MacRumors going greyscale.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

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    that macrumors bling bling logo is the fashizzle... word up mac homies...

    *note the humor*
     
  23. krossfyter macrumors 601

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  24. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    *vomits*
     
  25. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    hehe...I think it's pretty damned funny... :D

    all u need now is someone tossing around some money & u have yourself a rap album cover... :eek:
     

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