Logo for SPCR?

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Logo for SPCR?

Post by Bluefront » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:27 pm

Is there one? If not why not? Seems to me there was some diccussion about a "quiet" case badge, with an SPCR theme. Don't think I ever saw anything come of it.

I've been playing around with some glass etching solutions. I'd like to etch an SPCR logo of some sort on a glass case window. I'm not an artist however, but I can copy things. Any ideas?

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Post by sthayashi » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:30 pm

What about Image
[size=75][url=http://www.twolf1300.net/sthayashi/SPCR/systems.html]My Power Rig, Storage Rig, HTPC and Main Rig[/url][/size]

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Post by Bluefront » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:42 pm

Heh...too big to be a logo however.

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Post by 1398342003 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:45 pm

How about a pair of earplugs with the letters SPCR superimposed on them, and the line: "You can throw the earplugs away now" underneath.

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Post by ahrbruz » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:20 pm

Or, something along the lines of this:

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ahrbru ... .dir=/6514

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Post by lenny » Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:07 pm

Feels like deja vu all over again...

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=7401

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Post by Bluefront » Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:09 am

Hmmm....looks like nothing ever came of that other thread. I think a case badge could be more complicated than a logo. A logo using "SPCR" in an artistic design might work.....

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Post by yermolovd » Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:58 pm

Hehe, well, i tried something, im quite a bad graphics person, logo looks poopy, but at least I tried! :wink:

http://www.quakel33t.com/spcr.jpg
its not quite symmetrical(the text), maybe some1 can critisize it! Anyway, Id really like for SPCR to have own logo, I'd put it on desktop!

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Post by Bluefront » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:00 pm

Well that's really neat! And nice for a case badge, wallpaper, but maybe a little too "busy" for a logo. I'm thinking something more simple. If you reduce the size to say that of a desktop icon, the letters become unreadable. Keep trying. :D

We need to get MikeC involved, maybe with suggestions.....it's for him anyway.

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Post by yermolovd » Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:45 pm

yes, i can just proly simplify it, and just leave SPCR letters on a round blue shape. I'll try doing an icon tomorrow hopefully, see what i can come up with.

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Post by engseng » Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:24 pm

Yeah, I asked about a symbol for silent computing some time ago. That symbol would be perfect for SPCR, something like the USB and Firewire symbols.

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Post by PhilgB » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:08 am

Image

Needs tweaking to make icon sized image...
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Post by IsaacKuo » Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:11 pm

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that earmuffs/earplugs sends an ironic message that's actually opposite to our intent? It implies that using earmuffs/earplugs is a valid solution to computer noise, whereas I don't think anyone here would even consider it! Alternatively, the idea of muffling the noise of the computer is something which we do to a certain extent, but I think we all agree it's no replacement for using quiet components to begin with.

Maybe a more appropriate message would be to appeal to something famous for being quiet. Maybe a mouse, as in "quiet as a mouse". Perhaps a gliding owl. Perhaps a gliding owl swooping in on an unsuspecting mouse...
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Post by Bluefront » Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:45 pm

I sort-of agree. When I see head-phones, I tend to think someone is playing loud music, not being quiet. Ear muffs? Hard to tell the difference..
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Post by PhilgB » Sat Mar 27, 2004 6:19 pm

Yeah just trying it... any other ideas of simple images that would convey our message?
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Post by ahrbruz » Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:02 pm

How about the 'finger stuck in ear' approach? Kind of crude, but I must agree with the previous post: it is hard to symbolize a computer that is quiet.

Methinks there are miillions of users out there that have no idea about 'quiet' computers. To create a logo that transfers an immediate idea is going to be very difficult.

But, considering the collective expertise on the SPCR forums, and the fact that it is truly global in nature, I am sure an appropriate logo will be rendered, submitted, and approved by a democratic majority. (Mike and Ralph excluded :lol: )

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Post by silvervarg » Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:58 am

Problem is that we want a symbol for silence, but silence is the absense of sound. The closest thing we can get to any absense symbol is the crossed circle.
The common symbol for could would be a speaker, so a circle with a crossed over speaker would be my vote. Not sure what text I do like around it. Perhaps just "SPCR" beneath.

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Post by peteamer » Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:43 am

How about...wait for it.... no don't bother it's not that good :wink:

What about a computer like PhilgB has (Just the comp.)... but with 'circles' or parts of, 'behind' or 'around' it (symbolising sound/noise 'radiation') and the whole thing in a circle with the standard cross/diagonal through it?

Gets my vote.... :wink:


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Post by peteamer » Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:44 am

Of course it gets your vote peteamer... your biased :twisted:


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Post by Wraith » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:03 pm

Maybe something to this effect?:
http://hem.passagen.se/zatan/shh.gif
Just found looking around Google Images.

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Post by IsaacKuo » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:13 pm

This morning as I was waking up, an image popped into my mind--a cartoon computer was winking at me with its index finger "shushing" across its mouth.
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Post by PhilgB » Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:51 pm

:?

Looks like an anti-spcr campaign...

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Post by Bluefront » Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:31 pm

He, he. :roll:

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Post by PhilgB » Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:55 am

No?

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Nice try PhilgB

Post by Prozzaks » Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:43 am

Good work on your logo efforts.

I like the first one better. The problem with the SRPC logo is to symbolize noise. Even harder is to symbolie the lack of noise.

I tryed to make a logo but the bloody f***ing M$ Win :evil: crashed taking away 3 hours of work on the logo.

Are you sing SVG to draw your logos?

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Post by lenny » Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:54 am

PhilgB,

Unless I'm mistaken, that moth thing is either taken from Silence of the Lambs, or from Vantec's "Silence of the Fans" ad campaign which was from the same source.

Unfortunately, Vantec fans has left a bad taste in my mouth, and an annoying buzz in my ear.

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Post by loren_brothers » Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:06 am

wow, tough crowd here, eh?

(how about something with a 'little-bunny-foo-foo' ?) :wink:

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Post by PhilgB » Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:20 pm

Yeah it was from Silence of the lambs... had I known about Vantec's half-assed campaign I wouldn't have bothered posting it...

Any other ideas for silence?

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Prozzaks no Im using photoshop
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Post by loren_brothers » Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:20 pm

I was serious about the "bunny-foo-foo" thang. They have large ears and run away at the first hint of noise. Imagine a bunny sleeping next to or cuddling a SPCR case.....

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...not this bunny in particular... but ya'll get the drift don't ya, eh?

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