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Postby Leehar on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:49 am

You Can Design the Clan Icons!

The previous 3 renditions of the Clan Icons for the Newsletter & cl5 had very nice logos, with Icons designed by dai_atan, bruceswar & DiM.

They'll now be integrated into the site in a more visible fashion, and in anticipation we're holding a competition for the new design.

First, have a look at samples of three previous Icons:

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The Clan Icons are based on the standard CC Avatar.

These probably give you a decent idea of what the Clan Icons have in common:

  1. Each is based on a clans immediately recognisable Avatar or Sig.
  2. The Icon may have the full name listed on it.
  3. Each needs the clans dedicated abbreviation
  4. Each has a distinctive border of some kind around the Icon.
  5. They are something in the neighborhood of 100 x 100 pixels.

Despite their similarities, the Icons are clearly distinctive. There is no mistaking the one for the other.

So now you know what we want:
The same, but different. Different, but the same. In other words, create a logo that is immediately recognizable as being in the same family as the others, but at the same time has a new and distinctive personality.
While the evaluation will be on individual images, the winner will need to be prepared to create copies for all clans & hopefully available for any other necessary amendments.

By the way, we also want to have a Banner to help market the event to others (and because my old signature disappeared). Signatures must follow these rules and be submitted along with the cup:
  • Include a copy of your actual Clan Icon from the stamp picture (must be the same Logo).
  • Must be no larger than 600 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall.
  • Should be less than 500 kbs in file size.

Now, about the contest:
  1. You have until September 13th to create your designs and submit them to Leehar using the PM Subject "Clan Icon Design Contest" (without the quotes).
  2. You must host your submitted images at least until the winners are announced.
  3. The entries will be judged by the Clan Directors.
  4. The following prizes will be offered if and only if there is decent popular interest in this contest, consisting of at least 5 serious entries:
    • Winner: A General Contribution medal as well as 6 months of premium membership
    • 1st Runner-Up: 1 Conquer Cup entry (or equivalent value in Conquer Credits)
  5. Fewer than 5 serious entries will result in no runner up prize.
  6. By submitting an entry, you obviously grant CC and the Clan Department the right to use your graphic. You certify that this is your work. Nothing is created in a vacuum, but please no blatant plagiarism *cough cough*.

Judging by some of the signatures and avatars out there, CC has no shortage of graphical genius, so this should be fun for a lot of you.
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Qwert on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:24 pm

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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Swifte on Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:13 pm

Very cool! Can't wait to see the next batch when they're done!
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Armandolas on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:14 pm

If i understand correctly, we need to create a frame icon, so every clan logo should be inserted inside the frame. Is that it?

What is the standard CC Avatar?
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby IcePack on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:18 pm

Armandolas wrote:If i understand correctly, we need to create a frame icon, so every clan logo should be inserted inside the frame. Is that it?


Yeah, I am not sure I understand the scope of whats being requested. The frame? The frame and samples?
Actually creating icons for each clan that doesn't have one, and using ones already in place for those that have?
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Keefie on Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:43 am

5 days dosen't seem very long at all.
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby grifftron on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:45 am

Do we have to make them for every single clan? Or can we make a set of like 5-10 clans of what the new ones would look like and than, if we win, making the rest?

Either way, I like the competition, excited to see what others do.

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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Leehar on Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:31 am

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Armandolas wrote:If i understand correctly, we need to create a frame icon, so every clan logo should be inserted inside the frame. Is that it?


Yeah, I am not sure I understand the scope of whats being requested. The frame? The frame and samples?
Actually creating icons for each clan that doesn't have one, and using ones already in place for those that have?


Make an icon. If you think a frame will make it more aesthetically pleasing then go for it.

As in the samples, you can see they're all based on a fundamental icon, but have slight differences that distinguish all of them. For the Official Icons, we'd like to commission similar icons but that also remain distinctive with an individual touch.

grifftron wrote:Do we have to make them for every single clan? Or can we make a set of like 5-10 clans of what the new ones would look like and than, if we win, making the rest?

Either way, I like the competition, excited to see what others do.

-griff

Leehar wrote:While the evaluation will be on individual images, the winner will need to be prepared to create copies for all clans & hopefully available for any other necessary amendments.


However you make a good point, perhaps a sample of 5 or so icons would provide better scope for evaluation.

So yes, we'd only want a limited amount of clan icons so we can evaluate an individuals design, and then commission them to make icons for all clans.

Keefie wrote:5 days dosen't seem very long at all.

Perhaps we can extend it a bit longer, but I don't want to delay the developers too long with the update we're hoping they can release soon.
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby puppydog85 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:57 am

Just a suggestion but if it had a frame the you could make the top clans or winners of a competion have a different color frame (ie. F400 #1 ranked gets old trim)
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Armandolas on Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:21 am

let me see if i get it right this time..so u want the clan icons?
isnt that up to every clan to decide what icon represent them?So i would make Kort icon a sheep...even if it would be funny it would not be nice!!
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Leehar on Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Sheesh, you guys will be the death of me :lol:
Armandolas wrote:let me see if i get it right this time..so u want the clan icons?
isnt that up to every clan to decide what icon represent them?So i would make Kort icon a sheep...even if it would be funny it would not be nice!!

Thats why I mentioned
  1. Each is based on a clans immediately recognisable Avatar or Sig.



Here's an extension of all the images available, so if the Icons can be based on something similar for the respective clans that would be great. Obviously the scope for the Winner may be a bit bigger since they'll be commissioned to draw up new images for the missing clans as well.
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Second set of images and our current set of complete images by bruceswar
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But for now, we just want to award someone for coming up with a new winning design, and only a few samples of their icons are necessary for that.
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby angola on Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:13 pm

puppydog85 wrote:Just a suggestion but if it had a frame the you could make the top clans or winners of a competion have a different color frame (ie. F400 #1 ranked gets old trim)


That's a pretty cool idea, though not sure how feasible since the winners and No.1 clan would change periodically.
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby Qwert on Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:28 pm

well mine icons are not officials, so this mean that im first who apply for contest.
But im suspicion in one thing

>>The entries will be judged by the Clan Directors.<<

recent situation could put me in bad situation, because could judge subjective in mine icons, so maybe its better to step back with mine icons.
its will be more fair that clan leaders vote for new set.
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Re: You Can Design the Official Clan Icons!

Postby grifftron on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Qwert wrote:well mine icons are not officials, so this mean that im first who apply for contest.
But im suspicion in one thing

>>The entries will be judged by the Clan Directors.<<

recent situation could put me in bad situation, because could judge subjective in mine icons, so maybe its better to step back with mine icons.
its will be more fair that clan leaders vote for new set.


Don't worry... the ones I got coming are 10x better then yours.. so don't worry about winning this contest buddy.

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