Refreshed MacRumors Logo Design

Discussion in 'Ten Million Post Contest' started by TheSlush, Jun 3, 2010.

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    TheSlush

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    A refreshed logo design for MacRumors, based on the current design.

    The same motif of a question mark forming the right half of an apple, with the forms, curves, and colors being simplified and stylized.
     

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    sushi

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    Nice try.

    However, much prefer the current one. It has more character/detail for a lack of a better word.
     
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    TheSlush

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    So does this. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    jayducharme

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    Interesting. I had never looked closely at the MR logo before and just now noticed the subtle question mark.

    This new version is interesting. Perhaps if it more closely imitated the real Apple logo, the stylized and simplified form would work better.
     
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    sphoenix

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    I like your version better than the current. Nice work ;)
     
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    ichorous

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    LOVE IT! This is definitely what I pictured the logo for the site should look like. They should use this and update the GUI of the website as well. The current logo has looks dated and although completely separate entity it just doesn't really feel like a macintosh associate when maybe it should?

    Overall I have been checking mac rumors for a few years now and finally set up an account. This is a great resource and am glad to be here.
     
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    coachaaron

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    I'm a graphic designer, and I like the new concept logo. The current logo is too busy and dated looking, and I honestly had never noticed the question mark till I read this thread.

    Nice job.
     
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    ChrisGonzales90

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    I never noticed the question mark in the current logo. :cool:

    i like this mock up. Apple is all about being ahead of the game. Why can't the most popular apple site be the same,
     
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    lbro

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    To me the old logo looks 3d which is why I don't like your mockup, it's to flat. Nice try though. I think the logo should stay how it is.
     
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    I love it. I never even noticed the question mark in the MR logo, but I'm usually too busy thinking "QUICK, SCROLL DOWN! Whew... that thing was ugly!" when I see it.
     
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    Kilamite

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    New logo, new modern template for the site is needed. Only thing I hate about this website is the design of the forums. vBulletin from the 00's..
     
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    lbro

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    Actually I like the site because of that. It's clean looking, and its easy to read.
     
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    Yakuza

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    I like the logo, a lot! :p

    It's clean, it's visually appealing.

    It communicates the idea of this forum, the old does it also but it as somewhat of a childish like drawing, i think..

    This would be a big and important step for this forum, for the people of this community to have a brand new logo. Like it was said here it feels closer to the Apple brand.

    If it were me, this logo would replace the current one, without disregard for the current one and the one that design it.
     
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    Dr McKay

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    I like it, much better at representing the website IMO. I never even noticed the question mark in the current one.
     
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    I agree with willbro actually; have you seen the new vBulletin? It is over designed and far too "busy" IMHO. :(
     
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    sikkinixx

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    The design is pretty good I suppose but the colours looks like "meh". I dunno, doesn't look very slick to me.
     
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    .Andy

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    Like it too. The original is cool and all but it's a bit ugly and dated. Nice job theslush :).
     
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    AppleCode

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    I like it it looks for modern and flashy kind of like apple . it kind of makes me want to lick it. :D:p
     
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    I don't like it. It's trying to be simple, but it's just not simple. A logo should be simple. Try again, your almost there.
     
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    mtbdudex

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    Hmmm, this is a test, this is only a test for the perceptive people out there who may or may not noticed a "?" in the current logo....

    Can someone do a google cache search and see if that "?" has been there say 3-4 months ago?

    I Don't remember it there....
     
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    WildCowboy

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    The question mark in the current MacRumors logo has been there since 2002.
     
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    rdowns

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    Here's a pic of the site from 2002 courtesy of the way back machine. We've come a long way in 8 years.
     

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    mtbdudex

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    thx for posting, guess my powers of observation are lacking.....so goes my CIA career :rolleyes:
     
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    A new logo would be nice;
    the current one suddenly looks like a squinty eyed puckered face...
    like the expression of someone having had something to sour...

    ....or maybe just wtf was in the last cigarette....
     

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