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Old 10-10-2018, 02:34 PM   #21
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I've always thought that the "GURPS" in the stretched hexagon was its own logo.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:45 PM   #22
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Is it true there was a trademark filed for a logo in 1986 as this indicates? https://www.logosdatabase.com/logo/gurps_73597527
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:12 PM   #23
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I chuckled at "parlor game".
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:20 PM   #24
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Is it true there was a trademark filed for a logo in 1986 as this indicates? https://www.logosdatabase.com/logo/gurps_73597527
Yes, which is why we get to use the ® symbol on our GURPS books.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:38 PM   #25
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Once upon a time when I was running the long-defunct wiki at gurps.net, I'd assembled this image as an icon for the site, playing off the standard logotype and colours for Fourth Edition.
I like it. Clean and simple.




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Get us some photos, Kromm. We'll photoshop the rest.
Photoshop? What's there to photoshop... oh, the endless plain of snow into the endless void. Right, good catch.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:38 PM   #26
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But seriously, I think using dice in a logo doesn't really differentiate from a dozen other brands.
Dice in a design are indeed a cliche. And then there's my thought of "Ooh, it should have a hex". The same thought that HERO System had... decades ago.

Oh well. Such are the results of "Hey, fun thread. <five minutes later> Here's my kewl pic."

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The entire die should be a color. I'd almost say the fora orange/yellow, but I really hate this color.
Is it orange for everyone? I always imagined that everyone else is enjoying lovely custom hues, with me as the lone schmuck who can't find the color settings...
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:46 PM   #27
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Is it orange for everyone? I always imagined that everyone else is enjoying lovely custom hues, with me as the lone schmuck who can't find the color settings...
Is it orange? I've allows thought it was "burn out your retinas yellow" or "lovely day in Hell goldenrod".
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:21 PM   #28
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Is it orange for everyone? I always imagined that everyone else is enjoying lovely custom hues, with me as the lone schmuck who can't find the color settings...
Not to derail too hard, but the “colour settings” are available via the browser extension Stylus and loading a custom stylesheet. This forum's own Bruno made a very nice desaturated blue theme.

Back on topic, though — dice logos may be cliched, but they do exist for a reason; you can instantly recognise them as “this is (role-playing) game related.” It also definitely should involve the pyramid logo that serves the rest of SJG, if only so legal fine print can invoke the term “The All-Seeing Dice™.”

I think the insistence on hexagons might be taking it too far; I haven't played GURPS with a battlemat in years, frankly (just freehanding it with a ruler is much easier), so I don't think hexes when I think GURPS.

I kinda like t-bone's mock-up of Doug's idea, but maybe... three pyramids, each with an obviously-recognisable d6 bearing the all-seeing eye, in the place the eye would normally be? That gives you flexibility in usage; you can have a single one when you need a small logo, as for a site favicon; you can use all three as a larger logo, and all-three plus the traditional GURPS logotype for, e.g., book covers.

(Or honestly, if the Powers That Be think this idea has merit, just hand the quest over to Alex Fernandez who did such a fantastic job with the Illuminati coins...)
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:28 PM   #29
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Is it orange? I've allows thought it was "burn out your retinas yellow" or "lovely day in Hell goldenrod".
Nah, this is a nice muted yellow... compared to the yellow background of the chat where I was first a moderator.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:30 PM   #30
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Is it orange for everyone? I always imagined that everyone else is enjoying lovely custom hues, with me as the lone schmuck who can't find the color settings...
Mustard yellow, a dull gold, and a mid brown is what I see as the main colours.
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